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A Discussion Regarding Sources of Private Capital – Capital Strategies Memphis

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As part of its ongoing Capital Strategies program, Ironwood Capital co-hosted a breakfast and panel discussion with SunTrust on October 30 in Memphis, Tennessee. Over 40 attendees learned about the forms and sources of private capital available to business owners and managers. Private capital can serve as a solution for many challenges faced by growing […]

We Love Niche Manufacturing

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“…if you want to make a bet on American industrial strength, find a company that makes weird stuff in small volumes.” This is a good definition of niche manufacturing, succinctly stated by William Baldwin, contributor to Forbes Magazine, in an article last year in Forbes. At Ironwood Capital, a middle market mezzanine and minority equity […]

Merrill Industries LLC, Ironwood Capital Connecticut Portfolio Company, in the News

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Ironwood Capital Connecticut portfolio company Merrill Industries LLC was recently featured in Boxscore, a publication of the Independent Packaging Association. Merrill Industries is a niche manufacturer of innovative packaging solutions.  Rick Wheeler, Merrill CEO, was interviewed for the article.  In the article, Wheeler summarized what it takes to succeed when rebranding your company,”‘I just can’t […]

Ironwood Capital Golf Outing 2018

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On September 27, Ironwood Capital hosted its annual golf outing.  Once again, we were fortunate to enjoy fantastic weather, squeezing in our outing between the deluge of the day before and the day after.  The brilliant weather reflected the bright spirits of our attendees – and the colorful swag shared with our guests.  So glad everyone […]

P2 Science, Ironwood Capital Connecticut Portfolio Company, Opens Green Chemistry Plant in Naugatuck

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REPRINTED from Global Cosmetic Industry, September 13, 2018 Biorenewable chemistry company P2 Science Inc. has celebrated the opening of its latest Naugatuck, Connecticut facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. With commercial production starting in October, the green chemistry advanced manufacturing plant will focus on creating renewable intermediates and ingredients for the fragrances, flavors and cosmetics industry. […]

Ironwood Capital Announces Investment in Capewell Aerial Systems, LLC

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AVON, CONNECTICUT, September 20, 2018 – Ironwood Capital is pleased to announce an investment in niche manufacturer Capewell Aerial Systems, LLC (“Capewell”). Headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, Capewell designs and manufactures tactical, parachute and aerial delivery products. Founded in 1881, Capewell has been in business for over 130 years. “Over the past several years, Capewell […]

Reflections on My Bike Ride Across Iowa

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I just returned from yet another trip to Iowa to ride RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, billed as the largest, oldest and longest bike ride in the world. I’ve ridden it many times before and written about it in this forum. While it’s rigorous (Iowa’s not flat, its hills roll on […]

Ironwood Capital Announces Debt Investment in Logistics Provider Performance Team

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AVON, CONNECTICUT, July 31, 2018 – Ironwood Capital is pleased to announce a debt investment to support a recapitalization at Performance Team.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Performance Team is an end-to-end third-party logistics and distribution provider, offering consolidation, warehousing, distribution and transportation services across the country. “Performance Team has a national footprint and significant scale.  It […]

Private Capital Options Available to Middle Market Business Owners

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On July 17, Ironwood Capital and SunTrust co-hosted a Capital Strategies program in Orlando, Florida.  The program addressed the many private capital options available to middle market business owners. Panelists were Paul Witinski, director at Ironwood Capital; Robert Harding, partner at Gray, Robinson; Michael Poole, shareholder at PCE; Roger Wilson, director at SunTrust Bank; and James […]