Monomoy has never met a middle market business that we couldn’t help. Over the past ten years, Monomoy has acquired over 40 middle market companies from a variety of sellers (including family owners, public companies, lenders and financial sponsors) in a wide range of special situations (including bankruptcy, asset sales, equity sales and restructurings). We bring certainty to any sales process, and we create value by working with management to make our portfolio companies stronger, more nimble, and more profitable.
Monomoy’s portfolio companies have generated over $2.5 billion in combined sales and have employed more than 10,000 people across four continents.
We created Cedar Electronics through a merger of two of our portfolio companies, Escort Radar Inc. and Cobra Electronics Corp. The result is a market leader in branded consumer electronics for casual and professional drivers, boat owners, and outdoor enthusiasts. The combined entity brings together three leading brands (Escort, Cobra and Beltronics) with leading market positions in radar detectors, citizen band radios, marine radios, two-way radios, and dash cams. With a diverse product and sales channel mix, dedicated customer base, and strong brand portfolio, the company is positioned for strong growth both organically and through future acquisitions. The best part? Cedar’s industry-leading radar detectors are still saving us money on speeding tickets.
Monomoy created a new platform, Construction Resources, to facilitate the acquisition of two leading value-added building products distributors in the southeastern United States. Our product categories represent approximately 25% of the total cost of a new home and include appliances, countertops, garage doors, hearth products, tile and flooring, glass and mirror, lighting, cabinets and other specialties. We acquired both businesses from their owner operators and are working with management to integrate the two acquisitions to ensure continued customer service and quality. We are extremely excited about the opportunities that will be created through the integration but also don’t think it is bad to have exposure to the fastest growing housing market in the country…
CMG is an industry-leading, highly-sophisticated manufacturer of custom-engineered, safety-critical metal fasteners for the automotive supply chain. O.K., you caught us: the Company makes nuts and bolts. But CMG’s nuts and bolts (and its many other metal fasteners) are really cool and really important for keeping your car in one piece. The Company operates six facilities throughout the Midwest, employs over 650 dedicated associates and manufactures over 2,500 specialty metal fasteners for car makers, automotive suppliers and industrial manufacturers. Monomoy acquired the business in 2014 from its family owners and is working with management to continue improving productivity, customer service and product quality. So CMG is definitely a screwy investment, but it should be a good one.
Loved by Driver’s Ed instructors worldwide, Gearbox Group produces the parts that are making manual transmissions obsolete. Whether car or SUV, tractor or dump truck, bus or cement mixer, if it has an automated or synchronized transmission, you can bet Gearbox Group was responsible for the missing pedal. Under the Raybestos, Steel Parts, and Allomatic brands, Gearbox designs, manufactures and distributes a diversified portfolio of transmission, wet braking and steering components, with a focus on friction and reaction clutch plates that facilitate automated gear changes. Gearbox Group is a market leader known for innovation, quality and reliability that supplies the world’s foremost aftermarket distributors, automotive OEMs, Tier I auto and industrial suppliers and heavy-duty transmission manufacturers. The Gearbox team is building a leading platform in the automated transmission and wet braking niche.
Katun helps businesses save money on printing and copying expenses with low-cost replacement toner, printer cartridges and copier drums. As the pioneer of the aftermarket accessory space for printers and copiers, Katun maintains the dominant brand name and market share of off-brand accessories in the world. The company designs and engineers its products in the United States, sources them in Asia and sells them to over 18,000 customers in 150 countries. These — along with Katun's unique products and global reach — were the key reasons for Monomoy's acquisition. With our help, Katun has consolidated distribution centers and sales offices, improved product mix and introduced exciting new products. In 2010, the company acquired Media Sciences, Inc. to expand its printer products. The company has also introduced a web-based selling program and reduced inventory across its global network from Amsterdam to Argentina. So, if you want to save money on printer and copier costs, check out Katun's products at kolc.katun.com.