Transom Capital Group

Transom Capital Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital, recapitalization, buyout, special situation, turnaround, restructuring, distressed investments in small, lower-middle, and middle market companies. It invests in consumer products and retail, business services, technology, industrial, and media and entertainment sectors. Within consumer and retail, it seeks to invest in retail including potential franchiser, music, organic expansion and improvement; packaged goods including consumer durables, food products; apparel including fashion, labels; hospitality; and luxury goods companies. In industrial, the firm invests in aerospace; architecture and engineering; automotive parts and accessories; construction; textiles and packaging; manufacturing and equipment; and materials processing companies. Within media and entertainment, the firm invests in out-of-home advertising; theatrical exhibition; digital production and distribution technologies; infomercials and associated retail opportunities; and online advertising companies. It seeks to invest in companies based in West Coast within the United States. The firm typically invests between $5 million and $25 million in companies with enterprise values between $10 million and $100 million and an EBITDA $0 in special situations, including turnarounds, to $20 million or more. The firm has a potential for equity investment in platform up to $20 million before LP co-invest. It seeks to make control and majority stake investments and prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm also prefers to invest in succession planning for family businesses, partial or full liquidity events, liquidity for working capital events, consolidation of fragmented shareholders, strategic re-focus or executive transition, divestiture solutions or carve-outs of business units or non-core assets of larger companies or legacy assets of other financial sponsors. Transom Capital Group, LLC was founded in 2008 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Seattle, Washington.

Chris Baddon

VP, Business Development


Nishant Bubna

VP, Business Development


Nathan Dastic



Conor Davenport



Ken Firtel

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


Harrison Furse

Business Development Associate


Justin Gilson



Steve T. Kim



Andres Meza

VP of Operations

James Oh

Managing Partner


Karl Pearson

SVP, Finance and Operations


Rob Randolph

VP of Financial Operations

Russ Roenick

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


James Whittle

VP, Business Development

21 past transactions

ONE Industries

Acquisition in 2013
ONE Industries produces protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, and racewear for hardcore motocross and mountain bike riders all over the world under the ONE and SixSixOne brands, respectively. ONE Industries has a brand synonymous with excellence amongst gravity junkies.

Uncle Milton Industries, Inc.

Acquisition in 2010
Founded in 1946, Uncle Milton creates, produces and markets proprietary and licensed toys that inspire imagination and learning while encouraging kids to explore and discover their world. The flagship Ant Farm® brand ant habitat, first introduced in 1956, is a toy industry icon that has delighted generations of families and now includes a full line of live habitat products. Since then, Uncle Milton has successfully expanded into many other innovative proprietary brands. The In My Room™ brand delivers a range of unique and interactive in-room light and sound experiences that bring your room to life while the fast-growing Fireworks Lightshow brand has expanded into a full line of creative light and sound, firework-like experiences that light up the night. Uncle Milton is also a market leader in the science and educational toy category with a portfolio that includes many top licenses including Star Wars™ Science, National Geographic™, Nat Geo WILD™, and John Deere™. Uncle Milton, a Transom Capital Group company, distributes its toy lines through a broad range of retail channels including mass merchant, specialty toy, online, hobby, gift, and department stores nationwide.

Gene Juarez Salons, LLC

Acquisition in 2018
Gene Juarez Salons, LLC provides saloon and spa services. It offers hair, manicure, pedicure, skin care, massage and body care, makeup, and bridal services for women. The company also provides haircut, hair color, manicure, pedicure, and cleanse and restore facial services for men. In addition, it operates cosmetology schools and a training salon, as well as offers gift cards. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Bellevue, Washington with locations in Seattle, University Village, Bellevue, Alderwood, Tacoma, Southcenter, Redmond, Northgate, and South Hill.


Acquisition in 2014
BandMerch is a full-service, worldwide merchandise company committed to artist advocacy, quality and fan-satisfaction. BandMerch works with a diverse roster of clients across all genres of the entertainment industry. Highly regarded for its dedication to superior product design, product quality, and client service, BandMerch continues to increase its market share and raise the bar for excellence in entertainment merchandising.


Acquisition in 2019
Pelco by Schneider Electric understands that information is critical to success, which is why they are singularly focused on the development of video surveillance and security solutions that provide you the information necessary to make real-time, business-enabling decisions. From the recently introduced VideoXpert video management platform to their industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems complemented with an unparalleled level of customer support and services.


Acquisition in 2017
Ampeg has earned the reputation as the top bass amplification brand in the market as it has consistently offered unique, innovative bass amplification products, including the first bass combo amp and the de facto stage bass amp. Over the years, Ampeg has produced some of the music industry's most innovative and memorable bass amplification products, satisfying the needs of musicians on stages and in studios all over the world while offering incredibly unique features and performance capabilities.

Beauty Quest Group

Acquisition in 2019
Beauty Quest Group is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label hair care, color and styling products to professional salons and specialty retailers. The Company sells a wide range of hair care products including Aquage, RUSK and One ‘n Only, as well as private label brands for leading retailers.


Acquisition in 2017
Mackie is a developer and marketer of high quality, affordable professional audio systems with “Built-Like-A-Tank” reliability. Mackie products have been making music across a wide-range of application. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours.

Cinder Block

Acquisition in 2009
Cinder Block, an independent entertainment merchandise and licensing company primarily serving the entertainment industry. The company provides merchandise design, management, distribution and e-commerce solutions for well over 100 music groups and other clients.

BridgeTower Media, LLC

Acquisition in 2020
BridgeTower Media is one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies, covering legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 different U.S. markets. The company’s portfolio comprises influential properties including The Daily Record, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Daily Journal of Commerce, and NJBiz. Beyond its high quality and trusted journalism, BridgeTower also provides a broad range of business and marketing services, including research and data, custom publishing, lead generation, marketing and advertising, and events. BridgeTower Media is the business-to-business media division of Gatehouse Media, the largest publisher of daily newspapers in the United States.

Bravo Sports Corporation

Acquisition in 2015
Bravo Sports Corporation manufactures recreational and sporting goods for sports and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. It offers outdoor/lifestyle products and action sports products, such as instant canopies, BBQ’s, trampolines, skateboards, scooters, skates, ramps, rails, and more. The company sells its products through retailers worldwide. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California with offices, factories, and warehouses in the United States, Italy, Thailand, and China. As of June 10, 2015, Bravo Sports Corporation operates as a subsidiary of One Industries Corp.

HeathCo LLC

Acquisition in 2016
HeathCo LLC manufactures and markets electrical products, door chimes, motion activated lighting, and lighting controls. It offers motion activated security lighting, utility lighting, motion activated decorative lighting, down-light lantern, wireless command lighting controls, and motion activated wall switches. The company also provides wired and wireless door chimes and push buttons. It sells its products through retail outlets, including home improvement centers, hardware stores, lighting showrooms, wholesale clubs, and mass merchants in the United States and Canada, as well as dealers and online outlets.

Martin Audio Ltd.

Acquisition in 2017
Martin Audio Ltd. manufactures and supplies professional loudspeaker systems for touring, theatre, and installation applications. It offers active array and subs, passive line arrays and subs, active portable loudspeakers and subs, passive portable loudspeakers and subs, stage monitors, electronics, and accessories for touring, theatre, and portable applications; and active array and subs, passive line arrays and subs, active point source loudspeakers and subs, passive point source loudspeakers and subs, ceiling speakers, outdoor loudspeakers and subs, stage monitors, electronics, and accessories for indoor and outdoor commercial applications. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in High Wycombe, United Kingdom. As of December 19, 2019, Martin Audio Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Focusrite Plc.

A.T. Cross Company

Acquisition in 2017
The A. T. Cross Company is a major international manufacturer of fine writing instruments, timepieces, and personal accessories. Cross products are sold to consumers through fine stores worldwide and to the business gift market via a network of companies specializing in recognition programs.

Blue Microphones

Acquisition in 2008
Blue Microphones utilizes an amalgamation of increased bandwidth and digital technology to develop front-end recording devices, predominantly studio-quality USB microphones. The company is focused on advances in digital processing such as extended frequency response, dynamic ranges, and project recording capabilities to change the potential for microphone performance. Blue Microphones was founded in 1995 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

Ritz Camera & Image

Private Equity Round in 2011
Ritz Camera & Image, LLC retails digital cameras and its related accessories. Its product categories include digital cameras, lenses, lightning products, audio visual equipment, and related accessories of various brands. The company offers products through its stores and online. Ritz Camera & Image, LLC was formerly known as Ritz Camera Centers, Inc. The company was founded in 1918 and is based in Edison, New Jersey. On January 15, 2013, the voluntary petition of Ritz Camera & Image, LLC for reorganization under Chapter 11 was converted to Chapter 7. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 22, 2012. Ritz Camera & Image, LLC is in liquidation.


Acquisition in 2019
SemiTorr Group is a distributor for high purity gas and fluid handling systems and components supporting the Microelectronics, Life Sciences, and Food and Beverage markets. Its family of products includes process equipment, tubing, hoses, fittings, valves, filtration, and instrumentation. It is the way in customer service by helping find the right solution to the application. SemiTorr is a one-stop source for top gas and liquid control brands and problem-solving products. It was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon.

American Driveline Systems

Acquisition in 2016
ADS is the franchisor of AAMCO and Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care service centers, with approximately 680 locations in the U.S. and Canada.


Acquisition in 2015
Critigen LLC, a spatial systems integrator, provides spatial information technology solutions. It offers consulting services in the areas of Google to Esri migration, SAP solutions, environmental data management, spatial enterprise, project and portfolio management, land survey and aerial mapping, and geographic information systems and mapping, as well as collaboration, BI, and application development. The company delivers various components of a geospatial program, including data collection, spatial processing, analytics and intelligence, application development, and mobile solution development. It serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction industries, as well as defense, energy, federal government, healthcare, municipal, and transportation industries in the United States and internationally. Critigen LLC was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in the United States and internationally. Critigen LLC is a former subsidiary of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.

Topspin Media

Acquisition in 2014
Founded in June 2007, Topspin is a leading-edge provider of marketing software and services that help artists and their partners build strong businesses and brands.