PPC Partners

PPC Partners, a private equity firm and a subsidiary of Pritzker Group Private Capital, specializes in middle-market investments in companies related to manufactured products, services, and healthcare sectors in North America. They focus on recapitalization, management-led buyouts, acquisitions, and industry consolidations with enterprise values generally between $100 million and $1,000 million and EBITDA exceeding $15 million. PPC Partners does not invest in specific sub-sectors and aims to build businesses for the long term, making them an ideal partner for entrepreneur and family-owned companies. Founded in 2018, PPC Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with an additional office in Los Angeles, California, leveraging Pritzker Private Capital's long-duration capital base for efficient decision-making and alignment with stakeholders.

Michael Dal Bello

INVESTMENT PARTNER - HEALTHCARE

Paul J. Carbone

PRESIDENT and MANAGING PARTNER

Anthony Cardona

PRINCIPAL - SERVICES

Carter Cast

SENIOR ADVISOR

Thomas Chadwick

PRINCIPAL - MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

Phillip Iler

VP - MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

Eric Kieras

INVESTMENT PARTNER - SERVICES

Michael A. Lynch

SENIOR ADVISOR

Alan Muney

BOARD MEMBER

Michael Nelson

PARTNER - HEAD OF INVESTING

Stephanie Paine

PARTNER and CFO

Ceron J. Rhee

INVESTMENT PARTNER - HEALTHCARE

Ryan M. Roberts

Investment Partner, Services

Meghan Slentz

HEAD OF PARTNER RELATIONS and MARKETING

26 past transactions

Clinical Innovations, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2010
Clinical Innovations is the largest healthcare manufacturer exclusively focused on labor and delivery. Already a market leader in several categories with products such as the Koala® Intrauterine Pressure Catheter and Kiwi® Vacuum-Assisted Delivery System, Clinical Innovations is expanding its global presence while directly researching and developing state-of-the-art technologies and innovative medical devices that fulfill its mission of improving the lives of mothers and their babies throughout the world. Since its inception in 1993, Clinical Innovations has consistently expanded its worldwide presence, becoming the market leader in several product categories. This growth has fueled the ability to invest in new product ideas where innovation makes the difference. And with a management team with extensive experience in the medical device industry, Clinical Innovations possesses the working knowledge to develop those new product ideas into industry-changing specialty devices. Clinical Innovations is dedicated to quality and customer service. With ISO13485 certification and strong relationships with top worldwide medical distributors, Clinical Innovations has the systems and infrastructure in place to promptly respond to market trends and customer suggestions. Clinical Innovations is a Prizker Group Company.

Valicor

Acquisition in 2019
Valicor is one of the provider of non-hazardous wastewater treatment services in North America. Leveraging its extensive fleet of tankers and a network of strategically located centralized wastewater treatment (“CWT”) facilities, the Company transports and processes diverse wastewater streams that result from the manufacture of industrial and consumer goods. Valicor helps customers dispose of oily water, leachate, soaps, line flush waste, and similar waste streams, and it also provides a diverse set of landfill solidification and product destruction services.

Vertellus Specialties Inc.

Acquisition in 2021
Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3 and citrate polymer additives and systems. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 800 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plaskolite

Merger/Acquisition in 2018
Plaskolite is a leading manufacturer of innovative thermoplastic solutions – from acrylic, ABS and copolyester sheet, to the application of performance enhancing hard coatings. Plaskolite has built an excellent reputation for providing high quality products and responsive customer service. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Plaskolite is the world’s leading manufacturer of acrylic sheet, acrylic resin, ABS, PETG, acrylic mirror sheet and performance enhancing hard coatings.

ProAmpac LLC

Private Equity Round in 2021
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with enhanced product offerings unparalleled in the industry. We are steadfast in our unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success

PLZ Aeroscience

Private Equity Round in 2015
As the North American leader in specialty aerosol product manufacturing, the PLZ Aeroscience family of companies specializes in the development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of a comprehensive line of contract fill, brand and private label products. They formulate, blend, fill and package more than 2,500 brand and private label products, including industrial solvents, lubricants and degreasers, adhesives, sanitary supply disinfectants, insecticides, cleaners, polishes, air fresheners, and personal care products. Since 1947, they have filled billions of aerosol cans for thousands of customers. In fact, each PLZ Aeroscience company is a success story in itself with deep history, strong name recognition, and solid brand reputation across numerous industries. PLZ Aeroscience sets a high standard in on-time delivery of quality products. Their products adhere to federal and state VOC-regulated requirements and are compliant long before implementation deadlines, which enables us to avoid product performance fluctuations and delivery interruptions due to formulation and labeling changes. It’s their privilege to support your entry to market and assist you in reaching the next level of success. PLZ Aeroscience is a member of Pritzker Group which owns and operates market leading companies in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s history as an entrepreneurial family-owned enterprise and its permanent, proprietary capital base allow PLZ the flexibility to invest in serving its customers' needs over the long term.

Technimark LLC

Private Equity Round in 2014
Asheboro, N.C.-based Technimark is a leading, global provider of custom rigid plastic packaging and components. For over 30 years, Technimark has provided customers with customized, end-to-end solutions based on technology and innovation. With facilities in the United States, Mexico, China and Germany, the Company delivers high quality products on a global basis primarily for consumer packaged goods, household care and specialty industrial customers.

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

Acquisition in 2018
C.H. Guenther & Son produces and supplies grain-based products. The company offers gravies and sauces, baking mixes, and other value-added grain-based food products. It also provides kits and corn bread mixes, flours, cornmeals, and tortilla mixes; cheesecakes, cakes, tortes, mousse cakes, and dessert squares; biscuit, gravy, pancake and waffle, and other mixes; seasonings and soup mixes; and spicy wings. It serves food service and consumer markets in North America and Europe.
Warren Distribution is one of the private label blenders and one of the largest independent motor oil, lubricants and automotive chemicals manufacturers and suppliers in North America.

ENTACT

Private Equity Round in 2015
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.

KabaFusion, LLC.

Private Equity Round in 2019
KabaFusion specializes in IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) and home-infusion iv therapy with seven pharmacist-owned, patient-focused specialty pharmacies serving over 30 states across the country. At KabaFusion, we are guided by our commitment to positive clinical outcomes and excellence in specialty acute and immunoglobulin infusion. We are dedicated to working proactively with patients, healthcare practitioners and payors to provide comprehensive support before, during and after treatment.

LBP Manufacturing, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2015
Chicago-based LBP Manufacturing, Inc. combines innovation and performance to develop consumer-preferred, sustainable, on-the-go packaging. LBP harnesses innovation in material science, equipment and converting technology to meet the varying demand of consumer packages for its customers. LBP is widely known for its hot beverage solutions such as the original Coffee Clutch® hot cup sleeve, Beverage on the Move™ insulated beverage to-go carrier and THERMO GRIP™ double-wall hot cups.

Monogram Food Solutions, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2021
Monogram Foods Solutions is a leading manufacturer and marketer of value-added meat products, snacks and appetizers. Monogram specializes in strategic co-packing, private label and branded business, with both owned brands and licensed brands. Monogram’s broad portfolio of products includes beef jerky, bacon jerky, turkey jerky, meat sticks, pickled sausages and pickled eggs, smoked sausage, hotdogs, pre-cooked bacon, bacon, corndogs, mini corndogs, pancake and sausage, potato skins, onion rings, breaded cheese strips, cheese curds, jalapeno poppers, breaded mushrooms, breaded vegetables, and other value-added foods.

North American Interconnect

Private Equity Round in 2021
North American Interconnect LLC engages in the design, manufacture, and supply of cable assemblies for fiber optics, telecom, industrial, medical, and aerospace industries. It offers wiring harnesses, connectors/cable overmolded assemblies, and fiber optic cables. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona with locations in Nogales, Arizona; Suzhou, China; and Hermosillo, Mexico.

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.

Merger/Acquisition in 2018
C.H. Guenther & Son produces and supplies grain-based products. The company offers gravies and sauces, baking mixes, and other value-added grain-based food products. It also provides kits and corn bread mixes, flours, cornmeals, and tortilla mixes; cheesecakes, cakes, tortes, mousse cakes, and dessert squares; biscuit, gravy, pancake and waffle, and other mixes; seasonings and soup mixes; and spicy wings. It serves food service and consumer markets in North America and Europe.

PathGroup

Private Equity Round in 2016
PathGroup, Inc. provides anatomic and clinical pathology services in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, and North Carolina. It offers general chemistry, hematology, therapeutic drug monitoring, coagulations, general immunology, urinalysis, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, medical drug screens, and infectious disease testing services. The company also provides surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology and oculopathology, pediatric and neonatal pathology, gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology, immunopathology, musculoskeletal pathology, immunohematology and blood banking, autopsy studies, forensic medicine, and laboratory direction services. PathGroup, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Plaskolite

Private Equity Round in 2018
Plaskolite is a leading manufacturer of innovative thermoplastic solutions – from acrylic, ABS and copolyester sheet, to the application of performance enhancing hard coatings. Plaskolite has built an excellent reputation for providing high quality products and responsive customer service. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Plaskolite is the world’s leading manufacturer of acrylic sheet, acrylic resin, ABS, PETG, acrylic mirror sheet and performance enhancing hard coatings.

KabaFusion, LLC.

Merger/Acquisition in 2019
KabaFusion specializes in IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) and home-infusion iv therapy with seven pharmacist-owned, patient-focused specialty pharmacies serving over 30 states across the country. At KabaFusion, we are guided by our commitment to positive clinical outcomes and excellence in specialty acute and immunoglobulin infusion. We are dedicated to working proactively with patients, healthcare practitioners and payors to provide comprehensive support before, during and after treatment.

Warren Distribution, Inc.

Merger/Acquisition in 2020
Warren Distribution, Inc., distributes and markets automotive aftermarket products. The company provides lubricants and chemicals, accessories, and repair parts; and manufactures plastic bottles. It supplies private label lubricants and fluids to major oil companies, farm store chains, mass merchandisers, and convenience store chains; and house brand lubricants, related products, and distributed merchandise to smaller distributors, jobber stores, independent auto part retailers, grocery and drug chains, candy and tobacco distributors, and some oil distributors. Warren Distribution, Inc. was formerly known as Warren Oil Company. The company was founded in 1922 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Glen Dale, West Virginia; and Guntersville, Alabama.

ProAmpac LLC

Acquisition in 2016
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with enhanced product offerings unparalleled in the industry. We are steadfast in our unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success

Entertainment Cruises

Private Equity Round in 2012
Entertainment Cruises is the nation's leading harbor cruise company, operating 30 vessels in eight U.S. locations: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Norfolk VA, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and South Florida. From elegant or casual dining cruises, to high-speed thrill rides, excursion tours and private charter yacht events, Entertainment Cruises has an experience perfect for any occasion. Each unique vessel provides the most memorable, engaging and high-value alternative to land-based venues and restaurants. Impeccable service. Spectacular views. Simple planning. Flawless execution. You can count on Entertainment Cruises to deliver, effortlessly.

Highline Aftermarket, LLC

Merger/Acquisition in 2020
Highline is a national distributor of consumable products, with strategic manufacturing capabilities, serving multiple channels across the automotive aftermarket.

Highline Aftermarket, LLC

Acquisition in 2020
Highline is a national distributor of consumable products, with strategic manufacturing capabilities, serving multiple channels across the automotive aftermarket.

EDPO, LLC

Private Placement in 2020
EDPO, LLC, doing business as Energy Distribution Partners, distributes residential and commercial propane, light fuels, and natural gas. The company also wholesale midstream energy products. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Washington. EDPO, LLC was formerly known as ENERGY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS GP, LLC. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

PECO Pallet

Private Equity Round in 2011
PECO Pallet, Inc. manufactures and rents pallets in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also provides maintenance and repair, education and training, and operations and logistics services. It serves grocery and consumer goods manufacturers and distributors, as well as pallet depots. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Irvington, New York. It operates service centers and manufacturing plants in North America. PECO Pallet, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of PECO Pallet Holdings, Inc.