BHC Interim Funding

BHC Middle Market Funding, L.P. is a private equity and venture capital investment arm of Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. specializing in middle market, emerging growth, mature, mezzanine, bridge capital for acquisitions or recapitalizations; special situations, buyout to finance profitable growth or expansion; to augment working capital; and to augment time sensitive opportunities. The firm is sector agnostic with focus on Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services, and Consumer Products. It primarily invests in chemicals, construction materials, containers and packaging, paper and forest products, capital goods, commercial and professional services, automobiles and components, media, consumer staples, healthcare, banks, diversified financial, insurance, information technology, telecommunication services, and utilities. It typically invests in companies based in United States. The firm invests in companies with revenues between $20 million and $300 million and minimum EBITDA of $2 million to $25 million. It seeks to invest between $3 million and $30 million individually, a part of a larger transactions, or a co-investment. The firm seeks to invest in the form of subordinated loan similar in price and structure to mezzanine debt for a period up to 5 years. It prefer to have majority stake in companies. BHC Middle Market Funding, L.P was founded in January 1999 and is based in New York, New York with an additional office at Stamford, Connecticut.
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Gerald H. Houghton

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23 past transactions

FM Facility Maintenance

Debt Financing in 2010
FM Facility Maintenance was founded in 1993 under the name Transactive Service Network (TSN). The company's initial focus was the management of HVAC equipment and gradually expanded into providing comprehensive facilities management services. The business focused on operational productivity and cost efficiency by streamlining the maintenance processes for customers with geographically dispersed locations. This powerful platform appealed to the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), America's oldest and largest provider of equipment breakdown insurance, as a means to better manage the assets of their customers. In 1997, HSB acquired TSN and named the new entity Integrated Process Technologies (IPT). The vision of HSB was to combine their in-depth knowledge of equipment and causes of equipment failure with IPT's data collection and operational management technologies. In September 2000, Enron Energy Services acquired IPT in support of their aggressive facility management expansion with Fortune 500 clients. Enron invested $35 million in technology, infrastructure, and process mapping to create a scalable entity capable of handling over one million customer locations. In the Fall of 2008, IPT changed its name to FM Facility Maintenance. The new name better reflects an evolution in the company's business from process technology to a very sharp focus on facility maintenance. Today, FM Facility Maintenance is a privately held, stand-alone entity and the recognized expert in facilities maintenance management for clients with multi-site retail locations.

Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

Debt Financing in 2006
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent film distribution company that acquires existing motion pictures for distribution in theatrical, home video, television, and satellite markets throughout the world. Industry consolidation in recent years has created a hole in the market for a company focused entirely on the sale and distribution of independent movies throughout the world to theaters, television networks and stations, cable, VOD, over the Internet and all future electronic distribution avenues. Echo Bridge exists to command this position in the market by acquiring commercially driven feature films and film libraries and leveraging the lucrative economies of scale in the business.

DRI Corporation

Debt Financing in 2008
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, DRI Corporation (NASD: TBUS) is a digital communications provider serving the global public and private mass transportation and transit security market. These markets primarily include bus systems, rail cars and rental cars. DRI manufactures and sells electronic destination sign systems, voice announcement systems, passenger information systems, automatic vehicle location/monitoring systems, and video-based intelligence systems. DRI sells its products, both directly and through transportation vehicle manufacturers, to end-users such as federal, state and local transportation departments and municipalities. Founded in 1983 in North Carolina, DRI is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TBUS".

Yorktel

Debt Financing in 2012
Yorktel is a provider of video-centric collaborative services and solutions that enhance workforce productivity in the Commercial Enterprise and Public Sectors. The company offers video managed services, public/private/hybrid cloud hosting, professional consultation (including interoperability and BYOD solutions), video concierge services, streaming services, staffing services, integration/installation services, B2B Exchange and interoperability services, hosted services, systems integration to include design/build for applications like telepresence, event management, webcasting and video production. The company operates redundant Video Network Operation Centers, has a 24x7 Help Desk, 3 global data centers (pending 5), a global field force and is supporting customers across 72 countries. Founded in 1985, Yorktel is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, and has locations across the U.S., UK and France. Yorktel and its employees are frequent winners of industry awards, speakers at industry events and seminars, and authors of a long list of thought leadership publications.

Revstone Aero

Debt Financing in 2010
Revstone Aero is a leading manufacturer of forgings primarily servicing the commercial and military aerospace industry. Aero is comprised of W. Pat Crow which was founded in 1951 and located in Fort Worth, Texas, and General Aluminum Forgings which was founded in 1981 and located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Revstone Aero maintains a wide variety of forging equipment and has deep experience in forging aluminum and specialty alloys across a broad spectrum of product sizes. Its products are used for both commercial and military applications and are found on virtually every domestically produced airframe in addition to ordinance and other non-aerospace military applications.

Scarab Digital Imaging

Debt Financing in 2008
Scarab Digital Imaging, headquartered in Houston, TX, provides litigation support, electronic discovery solutions and services that enable litigants and their counsel to efficiently organize and review large amounts of data and documents, which allow for timely and accurate discovery responses.

StaffCo

Debt Financing in 2006
StaffCo is a rapidly growing regional provider of diversified commercial and industrial staffing services to the mid-Atlantic and southeast regions of the United States. The Company, with 29 offices, specializes in providing skilled and unskilled personnel in a number of trades including general labor, machine operation, administrative duties, and nursing to clients with seasonal or temporary personnel demands.

Yorktel

Debt Financing in 2007
Yorktel is a provider of video-centric collaborative services and solutions that enhance workforce productivity in the Commercial Enterprise and Public Sectors. The company offers video managed services, public/private/hybrid cloud hosting, professional consultation (including interoperability and BYOD solutions), video concierge services, streaming services, staffing services, integration/installation services, B2B Exchange and interoperability services, hosted services, systems integration to include design/build for applications like telepresence, event management, webcasting and video production. The company operates redundant Video Network Operation Centers, has a 24x7 Help Desk, 3 global data centers (pending 5), a global field force and is supporting customers across 72 countries. Founded in 1985, Yorktel is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, and has locations across the U.S., UK and France. Yorktel and its employees are frequent winners of industry awards, speakers at industry events and seminars, and authors of a long list of thought leadership publications.

Chicago Miniature Lighting

Debt Financing in 2009
Founded in 1910 and headquartered in Brownstone, Michigan, Chicago Miniature Lighting is a provider of lights and lighting systems to the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Commercial and Industrial Markets. ChML has maintained a leadership role in the industry by developing and providing new products utilizing LEDs in unique applications. ChML has headquarters, sales, engineering and distribution in North America with manufacturing in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Current products include automotive ambient lighting systems and non-automotive applications such as municipal, commercial, and retail lighting. ChML was acquired by Revstone Industries LLC on April 15, 2009.

Kellogg Media Group

Debt Financing in 2006
Kellogg is a company recently formed for the purpose of becoming a leading local media company serving the travel, leisure, and hospitality sector. The Company's first acquisition, What's On LP, is the publisher of What's On Las Vegas, a leading entertainment guide for Las Vegas visitors. The magazine is a bi-weekly publication with a circulation base of 205,000 copies and is freely distributed in hotel rooms, casino lobbies, and high traffic areas.

Airgate International Corporation

Debt Financing in 2007
Headquartered in New York, New York, Airgate International Corporation wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific CMA, Inc. Pacific CMA is an international, decentralized, non-asset based freight forwarder and logistic services provider. The Company provides logistic solutions, coordinating land, air, and sea resources for the transportation of apparel, electronics, toys, and consumer goods, as well as specialty items such as hazardous materials, perishable goods, and refrigerated products.

Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.

Debt Financing in 2012
Founded In 1986, Deepwater is a full-service offshore corrosion control company, supplying the energy industry with expertise in cathodic protection and corrosion engineering. For nearly thirty years, Deepwater has developed numerous methods and technologies for controlling corrosion on virtually any type of offshore asset, from platforms and pipelines to FPSOs and wind farms.

Orion Seafood International

Debt Financing in 2010
Orion Seafood International, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is one of North America's largest seafood suppliers and a key worldwide supplier of frozen lobster, frozen crab and frozen shrimp. Orion buys lobster and crab products directly from the processing plants primarily located in Canada, Argentina and Asia. Orion has over 500 U.S. and international customers in the foodservice and retail channels, including US Foodservice, Darden, Winn Dixie and Sysco.

Coni-Seal

Debt Financing in 2009
Coni-Seal, Inc., founded in 1982 and based in Lakewood, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts. The company provides a complete line of undercar parts, primarily in hydraulic, chassis, hub and friction systems. Coni-Seal sells both private label and Coni-Seal branded products to the major automotive parts retailers, buying groups and wholesale distributors.

Affinity Financial Corporation

Debt Financing in 2008
Affinity Financial Corp., headquartered in Irvine, CA, provides private label financial products and services (predominately FDIC-insured deposit products) to affinity groups, employers, and financial institutions. AFC offers a full range of banking products and services through custom-branded internet "Banking Centers" specifically created for each particular Customer and its individual end-user base.

Affinity Financial Corporation

Debt Financing in 2006
Affinity Financial Corp., headquartered in Irvine, CA, provides private label financial products and services (predominately FDIC-insured deposit products) to affinity groups, employers, and financial institutions. AFC offers a full range of banking products and services through custom-branded internet "Banking Centers" specifically created for each particular Customer and its individual end-user base.

Corsair Components

Debt Financing in 2009
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, their products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.

Chicago Miniature Lighting

Debt Financing in 2011
Founded in 1910 and headquartered in Brownstone, Michigan, Chicago Miniature Lighting is a provider of lights and lighting systems to the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Commercial and Industrial Markets. ChML has maintained a leadership role in the industry by developing and providing new products utilizing LEDs in unique applications. ChML has headquarters, sales, engineering and distribution in North America with manufacturing in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Current products include automotive ambient lighting systems and non-automotive applications such as municipal, commercial, and retail lighting. ChML was acquired by Revstone Industries LLC on April 15, 2009.

Southern Tier Pet Nutrition

Debt Financing in 2010
Chenango Valley Pet Foods, Inc. is one of the leading contract manufacturers of premium holistic, natural and organic pet foods in the United States. Chenango was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Sherburne, NY. The Company is a pioneer in the organic pet food space, owning the first organic-certified plant in the U.S. and is the only USDA organic certified pet food producer on the east coast. Chenango manufactures dry dog and cat foods for a number of the most respected super-premium branded customers in the industry. The Company is also a supplier of private label brands to its retail customers.

Allied Plastics Holdings

Debt Financing in 2007
Headquartered in Long Island City, New York, Allied Plastics Holdings, LLC is a manufacturer of polyethylene film products for sale to the packaging and film converting industries. Allied Plastics Holdings' principal product is industrial film which is sold to a well-diversified customer base through its internal sales force.

Akrion

Debt Financing in 2006
Akrion Systems LLC engages in the design, development, and construction of surface preparation equipment for the semiconductor and solar industries. It offers single-wafer and batch-immersion cleaning tools, upgrades, and spare parts for the production of a range of devices, including integrated circuits for dynamic random access memory, NAND flash, logic, and micro-electro mechanical systems, as well as for new and reclaimed semiconductor wafers, flat panel displays, photo masks, and solar cells. The company also provides wet processing solutions for solar cell wet processing needs. It serves integrated circuit, PV/solar, wafers reclaim, bare silicon, and photo mask manufacturers in the United States, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Akrion Systems LLC was founded in 1999 and is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Promotion In Motion

Debt Financing in 2008
The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. (PIM), is one of North America’s leading manufacturers and marketers of popular brand name confections, fruit snacks and other fine foods. The company was originally founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980 by its current President and CEO, Michael G. Rosenberg. Based in Allendale, New Jersey, PIM is privately owned and is one of the 100 largest candy companies in the world. Promotion In Motion manufactures and markets licensed, proprietary and private label brands produced largely through its manufacturing affiliate PIM Brands, LLC, located in Somerset, NJ. The company also has wholly-owned subsidiaries in the U.K., Canada and Spain and maintains offices, warehouses and manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. The company’s exceptional portfolio of loved brands includes Welch’s® Fruit Snacks, Welch’s® Fruit ‘n Yogurt™ Snacks, Welch® PB&J Snacks, Sun-Maid® Milk Chocolate Raisins, My M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies, Tuxedos® Chocolate Almonds, Fisher® Milk Chocolate Peanuts, Sour Jacks® Sour Candies, Nuclear SQworms™, Buddy Bears®, Toggi® Fine European Chocolate Wafers, and more. Its subsidiaries include Promotion In Motion Canada, Inc., Grupo de Alimentacion Promotion In Motion lberica, SL, Promotion In Motion UK, Ltd., Promotion In Motion Mexico and Farmer’s Choice Food Brands.

Orion Seafood International

Debt Financing in 2007
Orion Seafood International, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is one of North America's largest seafood suppliers and a key worldwide supplier of frozen lobster, frozen crab and frozen shrimp. Orion buys lobster and crab products directly from the processing plants primarily located in Canada, Argentina and Asia. Orion has over 500 U.S. and international customers in the foodservice and retail channels, including US Foodservice, Darden, Winn Dixie and Sysco.