M&M Pump & Supply, Inc.
Based in Flora, Illinois, M&M Pump &
Supply, Inc. distributes and sells a wide range of products
including pipe, pumping units, pump jacks, oil storage tanks,
valves, hoses and sucker rods, primarily to oil and gas producers
and industrial customers located in the Illinois Basin. The
company also offers oil and gas producers hydrostatic pipe and tank
testing services and subsequently expanded into other services
including: pipe and tank cleaning, pipe insulation, flow line
hook-up, tank rentals and delivery, and repairing and refurbishing
pump units and other metal components.
Central Can Company
Central Can is one of the nation’s leading producers of
high-quality, general line metal containers, including steel pails,
paint cans and food cans that are used in a variety of specialized
applications. In addition, the company provides custom metal
decorating and cutting services to its pail and can customers. By
manufacturing high quality, specialized containers and providing
extensive customer service, the company has positioned itself as a
The company’s principal products include a wide
variety of steel pails, tinplate cans, and hybrid & all plastic
cans. Many of these products are produced to performance
specifications as specified by United Nations (“UN”) standards.
As such, they have the required markings and certifications related
to those certain specifications. The company's products are used by
a wide variety of customers who fill the containers with expensive
and/or hazardous products such as flavors and fragrances, food
ingredients, solvents, adhesives, coatings, vegetable oil, grill
shortenings and other chemicals. The company’s products are
typically coated on the inside to the customer’s specification
based on intended use of the container. The exteriors of the
containers are either decorated or non-decorated per the
Central Can markets its products to a diversified
customer base including numerous Fortune 500 companies and other
multinational corporations. The company’s steel pails are sold to
major chemical companies and its cans are principally sold to major
paint and coating producers. The company markets its products
primarily in North America with broad distribution throughout the U.S.
Its products are sold principally through a direct sales force and
selectively through distributors.
Country Pure Foods, Inc.
Country Pure Foods, Inc. is one of the largest
independent juice packing companies in the
U.S., serving the foodservice, retail and co-pack industries. The
company’s main foodservice products are single serve portion
control juices used primarily in the healthcare and school markets.
Retail products consist mainly of chilled private label juice for
supermarkets and also include a branded nectar line. The company
markets its expertise and capabilities in packaging to a variety of
companies and institutions, including nationally recognized juice
manufacturers such as Tropicana/Dole, Welch’s, and Florida
Crysteel Manufacturing, Inc.
Inc. manufactures dump and platform bodies and
hoists for the construction, landscaping, agricultural, military,
public sector highway departments and short haul trucking markets.
Exit: The Company was sold to a strategic
buyer sponsored by a large private equity fund on December 23, 2005.
FCL Graphics, Inc.
FCL a commercial printer
based in Harwood Heights,
Illinois, is one of the nation’s largest direct marketing printers,
producing such items as direct mailings, brochures, annual reports,
posters, catalogs, sell sheets, newspaper inserts, and labels.
Founded in 1973, the company employs state of the art technology and
the latest equipment to offer both web and sheet-fed printing
services. FCL enjoys a reputation for highly competitive
pricing, as well as excellent service and quality.
Primary Packaging, Inc.www.ppibags.com
PPI is an extruder, printer, and
converter of heavy-duty polyethylene bags and over-wraps. It
sells its products to three sectors: manufacturers of insulation
(e.g., fiberglass, cellulose, and rock wool); lawn and garden (e.g.,
mulch, soil, and decorative stone and sand); and industrial (e.g.,
asphalt patch, fertilizer, wood pellets, and specialty resins).
PrimeCo Wireless Communications, Inc.
DN Partners partnered with a minority sponsor,
Greenleaf Ridge LLC who organized a minority investment group
PrimeCo Venture Partners-Greenleaf LLC which invested
in PrimeCo Wireless Communications, Inc. (“PrimeCo”), a wireless
services provider in the Midwest, providing personal communications
services in the
Exit: The company met financial expectations
and was sold approximately six months after the acquisition.
PrimeCo was sold to a larger competitor (US Cellular) in May 2002
and the transaction closed in August 2002 achieving its investment
goal of a strategic sale in nine months.