Portfolio Companies

B12 Equity Fund I, L.P.

Advanced Probing Systems, Inc

APS is a global leader in the manufacture of probe needles and pin technology used in LED/LCD probe testing and cantilever wafer sort applications for semi-conductors. APS is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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Arrow Material Handling Products

Arrow Material Handling Products manufactures and distributes fork tines, attachments and accessory products for the material handling, construction and agricultural equipment markets. Arrow markets its products under the Arrow and Sidney Manufacturing brands and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

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WEM Automation Inc

WEM Automation Inc. is a premier supplier of precision process controls and data acquisition solutions for the feed & grain, ethanol, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, food, pet food, and wood processing industries. WEM is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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B12 Equity Investments I & II, Series LLC


Aeroform is a manufacturer of Reaction Injection Molded and Fiberglass formed products for the Sporting Goods Industry (Baseball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer and Volleyball), Exercise Equipment, Seating, Medical Products, Automotive and Transportation Industries (buses and trucks). Aeroform is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

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Office Snax

Office Snax is focused on developing food, snack, beverage and related consumable items for your office and breakroom. In addition to the office products distribution channel, Office Snax also sells a limited product offering to the school, coffee and water distribution channels, as well as through its own website. Office Snack markets its products under the Office Snax and Minneola Farms brands as well as the recently acquired “Snack Attack” product offering.

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Western Reserve Wire Products

Western Reserve Wire Products (WRWP) is a manufacturer of wire harnesses, cables, cords and controls assemblies for the lawn and garden, power sports, specioalty vehicle and appliance industries. WRWP also offers a fully integrated line of injection molded connectors, control housing and related items tailored to meet its customers unique specifications and requirements. WRWP is headquartered in Twinsburg, OH.

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Fire & Safety Holdings

S&H Fire Products

S&H Fire Products is a manufacturer of Nozzles, valves, applicators and accessories for the fire suppression industry. The S&H and Watershield line of products includes constant flow, dual range, smooth bore, and variable speed nozzles targeted for the grass fire, forest fire and structural fire markets. S&H is headquartered in Arvada, CO.

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Weis Fire

Weis Fire is a manufacturer and servicer of fire apparatus vehicles and testing equipment, as well as a Kansas distributor of a complete line of fire and rescue accessories, including adapters, nozzles, hoses, lights and sirens, protective clothing and other accessories. They also represent Toyne, Inc. a manufacturer of pumper, pumper tankers and aerial products. Weis Fire is located in Salina, KS.

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Entegra Attachments, LLC

Bloom Manufacturing, LLC

Bloom Manufacturing engineers industrial winches for equipment in various industries. Bloom Manufacturing is located in Independence, IA.

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Hercules Machinery Corporation, LLC

Hercules Machinery Corporation is a manufacturer and dealer of high-quality construction equipment, including pile driving and foundation equipment. Hercules Machinery Corporation is located in Fort Wayne, IN.

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Titan Metal Worx, LLC

Titan Metal Worx is a premier machining and fabrication services provider located in New Haven, Indiana.

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Filtration & Separation Holdings

C&W Manufacturing & Sales

C&W specializes in dust control systems including: central, silo, mobile, and weigh batcher collectors. They also offer a variety of accessory items for batch plants such as anti-overfill systems, slump inspection platforms, and AirMac material transfer systems. Additionally, C&W has expertise in custom dust collection systems to meet customers' needs. C&W is headquartered just south of Fort Worth in Alvarado, TX.

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Superior Air Products

Superior Air Products has over a decade of experience in clean air technologies for industrial and manufacturing markets. Superior Air Products is located Goddard, Kansas.

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B12 Transportation Group

Diamond Coach

Diamond Coach is a manufacturer of medium sized composite buses, one of the premium fabricators in the industry. It distributes its products predominantly through a dealer network to hospitals, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, schools, hotels, casinos and rental car centers, most of which are repeat customers. Diamond is located in Oswego, Kansas.

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Brown Industries

Brown Industries includes three operating divisions - Brown Cargo Van, Brown Rail Equipment, and American Heritage Trolleys - which manufacture dry freight cargo vans, refrigerated van bodies, curtainside trucks and trailers, specialty rail equipment, and specialty trolley vehicles for local tourism, municipal, state and federal vehicle markets. Brown is headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas.

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B12 Equity Fund I, L.P. Successful Exits

Doors In Motion

Doors in Motion (renamed "INMOTION") is an innovative developer and manufacturer of door automation systems for the residential and light commercial door and window markets.

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Domaille Engineering LLC

Domaille is a precision engineered manufacturer of polishing equipment and fixtures for the fiber optic market, complex sub assemblies and component parts for the aerospace, defense, energy, medical and telecommunication industries.

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Portfolio Company Involvement

We fully understand our role is to ensure management has the resources necessary to grow the business and increase equity value for all shareholders. The management team must provide strong leadership to the business and can do so only by maintaining operational control, but we're prepared to “roll up our sleeves” (at the board level) sharing in the responsibility for making sure the company meets or exceeds its operational goals.

We'll assist by:

  • Chairing or co-chairing the board
  • Serving as board level advisors or observers for minority investments
  • Acting as a sounding board for management
  • Helping to source and consummate strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Helping to source management talent and structure management incentive plans
  • Assisting with portfolio company refinancing and balance sheet restructurings
  • Helping with domestic and offshore sourcing strategies
  • Providing board-level support for key customer relationships
  • Orchestrating strategic global partnerships, joint ventures and global investment strategies
  • Facilitating best practice interaction between portfolio companies
  • Helping to maintain a (cash flow focused) growth orientation

We'll also involve our FBO (former business owners) and EO (executive officers) with most of our portfolio companies to provide the “operating partner perspective” to pre-closing due diligence and on-going board level discussion and interactions with management during the life of our investment.