Middle Market Portfolio

All Star Directories

Education lead generation

Since 2001, All Star has been an innovator in education lead generation. Since we put students first, schools put us first, recognizing us as an industry pioneer in lead quality and choosing us as a preferred partner for reaching enrollment goals.

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Asset International

Acquired by Genstar Capital

Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. Formed through a series of seven acquisitions, the formation of the company itself was a bold move in 2009, a year during which the financial information sector was highly out of favor due to the financial crisis.

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BenefitMall

Employee benefits and payroll processing

BenefitMall, the leader of integrated employee benefit solutions, provides industry leading technology and a national network of local offices that support the Broker distribution channel. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and in business for more than 30 years, BenefitMall is the nation's largest general agency.

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Century Payments

Acquired by WorldPay

Century Payments, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the electronic payment processing industry, dedicated to developing the most progressive, dynamic programs to benefit merchants, partners and agents alike. Through white label alliance programs, Century is the fastest growing electronic payments company having boarded over 50,000 merchants in the last three years and processing close to $12 billion in annual volume. In 2012, Century entered into an elite group recognized on the Inc. 500 list as one of the top 100 fastest growing, privately owned businesses for three consecutive years. The company is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.

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CompUSA

NYSE: CPU
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CreditCards.com

Acquired by BankRate (NYSE:RATE)

CreditCards.com is an Internet publisher and marketing organization that operates the leading and fastest growing online destination for consumers to search, compare, and apply for credit cards. The company matches millions of consumers each year with the credit card offers that best meet their financial needs. CreditCards.com is based in Austin, TX and was founded in 2003.

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Delta Rigging & Tools

Rigging and lifting equipment solutions

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. is one of the largest US providers for both sales and rental of rigging and lifting products, tools, and services. Delta offers a complete portfolio of lifting solutions, including hoists, winches, wire rope, wire and synthetic slings, accessory parts, and hardware as well as testing, inspection, and field service, and rental of lifting equipment and tools.

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Emerus Hospital Partners, LLC

Free-standing, 24-hour emergency rooms

Emerus represents a compassionate, efficient and patient-centered approach to the delivery of emergency medical care. By very careful design, we have created a special place where you and your family can count on us to provide the highest level of care when seconds count.

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ENTACT

Environmental remediation and construction

ENTACT was established in 1991 in Dallas, Texas and founded on the belief that regulatory compliance, technical excellence, safe field performance, and sound business practices are all necessary to deliver outstanding projects. ENTACT is the largest national provider of environmental remediation services to the private industry and our twenty year growth has been achieved through quality performance and organic expansion. Our goal is to be the leading global provider of innovative, cost-effective, safe and sustainable environmental solutions.

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Entorian Technologies

Market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies

Entorian Technologies Inc. is a market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies and solutions for enterprise, consumer and other high-growth markets. With an IP portfolio of more than 230 patents and pending patent applications, the company offers high-speed, high-capacity solutions, and technology licensing. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Entorian operates two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities in Irvine, California and Reynosa, Mexico.

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Human Code

Acquired by Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE)

Media and broadband development services

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LDR Medical

NASDAQ: LDRH

LDR develops unique implantable spine devices and instrumentation designed to support the clinical goals of surgery while making procedures easier to perform.

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LEAP Auto Loans

Acquired by ACFP, LLC
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Lincoln Renewable Energy

Development of wind and solar projects

Lincoln Renewable Energy develops utility-scale solar and wind power projects from greenfield concept to commercial operation. The company is developing projects across the United States.

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Lion Street

Life insurance distribution

Lion Street is a privately held financial services distribution company based in Austin, Texas. Lion Street provides elite independent life insurance producers access to the financial products, intellectual capital, and specialized resources they need to meet the sophisticated needs of their high-net-worth and corporate clients.

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Magnablend

Acquired by Univar

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products.

MIQ Logistics

Global logistics services company

MIQ Logistics is a global logistics company with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We enable customers to improve their transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible global, transportation and distribution services supported by Web-native technology and expertise in global logistics management.

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New Hope Bariatrics

Develops and operates bariatric surgery centers

NewHope Bariatrics develops and operates Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Short-stay Surgical Hospitals that serve the needs of the morbidly obese. The NewHope Bariatrics centers focus on gastric banding procedures (primarily the Lap-Band system), delivering compassionate care, excellent clinical and financial results, and superior patient satisfaction.

Newgistics

Acquired by Littlejohn & Co.

Newgistics, a leading provider of e-commerce services for top retailers and brands offers a true end-to-end e-commerce solution. We integrate the most agile, enterprise tier omni-channel commerce software in the industry with order fulfillment, parcel delivery and returns management. Our end-to-end e-commerce platform is powered by hybris, and we have partnered with Manhattan Associates to bring its leading order management solution to our e-commerce customers. By seamlessly connecting every step in the process, Newgistics is able to provide merchants with a single view of their customers, products and orders across the entire order life cycle. Since 1999, Newgistics has provided top merchants with innovative technology-driven solutions that improve the customer experience and accelerate growth. Expert consulting, scalable and flexible platforms and actionable data at every consumer touch-point provide our customers with the competitive advantage to deliver superior performance in the rapidly evolving world of global commerce. To find out more, visit www.newgistics.com.

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Orion Marine Group

NYSE: ORN

Orion Marion Group offers a comprehensive range of marine services from a single source. Orion Construction, King Fisher Marine Service, and Misener Marine Construction are integrated into one organization to meet a broad range of design, construction, repair, maintenance, and environmental needs on, over, and under the water; including marine transportation facilities, bridges, industrial facilities, waterway systems, and pipelines.

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PetStuff

Acquired by PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM)
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Port Logistics Group

Acquired by Endeavour Capital

PreCash

Provider of consumer stored value and bill payment card solutions

PreCash provides convenient, real-time payment solutions that convert cash into electronic payments for consumers who do not use traditional payment methods such as credit cards or bank accounts. PreCash offers the Vision PremierSM Prepaid Visa card and other prepaid Visa and MasterCard products, prepaid debit card program management services, real-time cash bill payments, prepaid wireless refills, payroll card products and more. The company places more than 30,000 prepaid debit cards in the market monthly and services more than 30,000 national retail, wireless dealers and independent retail locations nationwide. Founded in 1998, PreCash is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in Portland, Oregon.

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Prenova

Energy process management solutions (Aquired by Ecova)

Prenova helps companies control energy spend by reducing utility costs and improving energy efficiency. We work hand-in-hand with our customers to develop an energy strategy that fits their unique business needs. Then we help them implement this strategy consistently across the organization by providing services that span the entire energy lifecycle. From sourcing energy to controlling energy consumption, Prenova's solutions can reduce energy spend by 10-20%. That's why companies like Burger King, Costco, Dollar Tree, Dress Barn, and The Home Depot turn to Prenova.

Re:Trans

Acquired by Tailwind Capital

Re:Trans' non-asset-based, multi-modal service model allows it to select the most efficient mode or carrier for any customer requirement. Re:Trans also has access to numerous warehousing and storage facilities suitable for various freight handling needs. This flexibility, combined with the skills of experienced logistics professionals, gives Re:Trans the ability to effectively manage all aspects of a customer's supply chain. Logistics issues are increasingly critical to a company's success, and they require specialized knowledge and attention to detail - especially when linked to high performance information systems. By using Re:Trans to assist with the execution of logistics operations, customers are able to focus on their core business activities and objectives.

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SAM, Inc.

Surveying, mapping, and geospatial solutions

Founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas, Surveying And Mapping, Inc. is a leading independent full-service provider of land surveying and mapping capabilities for clients in the domestic infrastructure industry. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the company offers end-to-end geospatial solutions through an extensive suite of services, including professional land surveying, hydrographic surveying, aerial mapping and photogrammetry, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial HDS LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination, geographic information system (GIS) asset inventory and management, as well as construction phase services through SAM-Construction Services, Inc.  The company delivers its services to clients across a wide range of attractive, growth-oriented end markets, including oil and gas, electric energy, state and federal, transportation, railway, water/wastewater, and other infrastructure-related industries. Competing in a diverse market traditionally served by regional and many small niche service providers, SAM, Inc. has evolved into one of the few national land surveying and mapping service providers with the breadth of service offerings, depth of staff, strategic locations, and financial capacity to effectively support all surveying and mapping-related activities for large-scale capital projects and ongoing maintenance requirements.

Sheshunoff Information Svcs

Acquired by Thompson
Sheshunoff Information Services is the leader publisher of business, technology, and regulatory information for financial institutions. The company's have been the #1 name in the industry for over 30 years and are used by financial professionals at almost every U.S. bank, savings institution, and credit union.
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Southern Star Concrete

Acquired by Compania de Cementos Argos (SA CLB: MINEROS)

Southern Star Concrete, Inc is a focused concrete supplier serving the major metropolitan markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Little Rock. Southern Star is the largest ready-mixed concrete supplier in Texas and Arkansas, and also the largest independent ready-mix company in the United States.

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Spinal Restoration

Early intervention for degenerative disc disease

Spinal Restoration restores patients' lives by delivering new therapies that address unmet needs in spine health management. These therapies are minimally invasive, early interventions with clinically proven results. The company is working with a diverse, highly regarded group of clinical and scientific advisors to develop the Biostat System, a proprietary resorbable biologic and delivery system for the treatment of chronic disc pain.

Sterling Foods

Specialty bakery products

Sterling, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading supplier of baked goods, as well as a provider of gourmet bakery items to the food service and retail industries. Sterling's products include a wide variety of specialty and gourmet baked products such as brownies, cakes, cookies, snack breads, soft pretzels, muffins, scones, pizza crusts and biscuits. Sterling is the largest supplier of shelf stable bakery products to the military, and also provides products to the K - 12 educational market, weight management industry and other specialty commercial markets.

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