Five Points Capital

Five Points Capital invests in buyout, acquisition, growth and recapitalization transactions as a control investor on a standalone basis or as a co-investor with other financial sponsors. They target cash-flow oriented businesses with a well-established market position and opportunities for growth. They primarily target investments in the following sectors based on our knowledge and experience: business, healthcare and industrial services, niche manufacturing, value-added distribution and education and training. They do not invest in startup businesses or make direct investments in real estate or finance companies.

Jonathan Blanco

Managing Partner


Daniel Buckley



Brad Burton


Bradley A. Burton



Kenneth Clark IV


Brad T. Clark

Partner | CFO | Chief Compliance Officer


Dudley Commander

Marketing Associate


Whit Edwards

Managing Partner

Whitfield Edwards


Dylan Florig

Private Equity Associate

Martin Gilmore

Founder Partner


Ryan Hennessee

Senior Associate


Tyler Higgins


John Jarrett Jr

Director of Investor Relations

Christopher Jones

Founder Partner

Brent Kulman

Director of Business Development


Roy Ma



Matt Mildenberg

Senior Associate


Cam Mulhall



Pinel III, Thomas H.



Jason Prather


Carl Schlotman


Scott Snow

Managing Partner


Jeff Tiani


David Townsend

Founding Partner

Christian Ward

VP, Fund Operations

Thomas Westbrook

Founder Partner

Marshall White

Managing Partner

Steele Windle



William Rufus Yates


57 past transactions

Bevolution Group

Private Equity Round in 2015
Bevolution Group is a leading manufacturer of shelf stable and frozen foodservice beverage products. To help customers keep up with increasing demand and fast-changing beverage trends, Bevolution Group offers a versatile portfolio of innovative, high-quality beverage products, as well as equipment and service. The company also manufactures products customized to meet specific sensory and delivery needs. Working closely with our distribution partners, our customers and markets include restaurants and bars, hotels, healthcare organizations, casinos, education campuses, and military facilities across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bevolution Group headquarters are in Chicago with production facilities in Chicago; Frostproof, FL; Huntington Station, NY; and now Fullerton, California.

Young Innovations

Private Equity Round in 2013
Young Innovations consistently adheres to a three-pronged strategy for growth – acquire, enhance and improve – which provides the foundation for continuing success. They pursue acquisition opportunities to increase their breadth of product and service offerings while increasing the growth of their business. By enhancing their products and expanding customer relationships, they are better able to respond to clinician and patient needs. When they improve their company through cost reductions and rationalizing expenses, they can focus their resources towards acquisitions, enhancements and growth.

Women's Marketing

Private Equity Round in 2013
Women's Marketing Inc. ("WMI") is the leader in media strategy, planning and buying for emerging and re-emerging brands. WMI works with approximately 260 companies delivering compelling value through its aggregated buying power, longstanding track record and knowledge of how to best use media to target women and drive purchase. WMI has proprietary relationships with key influencers in the prestige beauty, health and fashion arena providing optimal solutions to brands targeting women.

Cavalier Telephone

Private Equity Round in 2000
Cavalier Telephone provides telecommunications services in the mid-Atlantic region. The company provides various services, such as business segment local calling, long distance, private lines, Internet access, multi-use T1, DSL, ISDN, Web hosting, domain name management, virtual private networks, phonom VoIP, phonom IP centrex, ISDN PRI and BRI, frame relay, and gig-Ethernet; and residential segment products, including local calling plans, long distance calling plans, DSL Internet access, dialup Internet access, VoIP voice over broadband, and Web hosting. It also offers solutions, including voice solutions, such as local, long distance, voicemail, smart, ISDN PRI, teleconferencing, international, toll-free, and calling card; Internet and data, including DSL, ISDN PRI, smart, connect, broadband complete, and Web hosting; network solutions, including evaluation, engineering and design, hardware/software, installation and integration, and monitoring and maintenance; enterprise solutions; and reporting and billing. The company was founded in 1992 as LDMI Telecommunications and changed its name to Cavalier Telephone in February 2007. The company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. As of December 15, 2006, Cavalier Telephone operates as a subsidiary of Cavalier Telephone, LLC.

ASL Pharmacy

Private Equity Round in 2012
ASL Pharmacy provides people suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with compounded medications for a simple, customized and focused approach to Topical Sinus Therapy (TST).

Universal Solutions International

Private Equity Round in 1999
Universal Solutions International, Inc. Announces Contract Award for Countermine System Logistics Support

Advance Disposal Services

Venture Round in 2002
Advanced Disposal brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial, and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.


Private Equity Round in 2004
Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions and Flint Trading, Inc. merged to become Ennis-Flint, a worldwide leader in the traffic safety and pavement marking industry. By combining the knowledge, experience and expertise of two dynamic market forces into a single company, Ennis-Flint provides the most comprehensive lineup of pavement marking solutions on the market today. Together as one, we provide the best, most reliable and longest-lasting pavement marking and traffic safety solutions anywhere on the globe without losing sight of the fact that our local relationships are what make and keep us strong.


Private Equity Round in 2016
Synoptek is a global systems integrator and managed IT services provider, offering comprehensive IT management and consultancy services to organizations worldwide. The company works in partnership with clients of all sizes – from mid-market to Fortune 100; and for over two decades, its focus has been to provide maximum business value to its clients, by enabling them to grow their businesses, manage risk and compliance and increase their competitive position. Synoptek is committed to delivering improved business results and unmatched service to every client, every time.

Triangle Ice

Private Equity Round in 1998
Triangle Ice is headquartered in Lumberton, North Carolina and operates primarily in North and South Carolina.

Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2011
Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC distributes trailer parts for the transportation industry in North America. The company provides body, chassis, electrical, brake, wheels and wheel, and suspension parts; cargo control products; safety equipment; and fasteners. It offers its products through a network of independently owned dealerships, distributors, sales representatives, repair shops, parts only shops, and fleets. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Lebanon, Indiana.

The Lion Brewery, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2007
The Lion Brewery, Inc. produces and sells beers under the Lionshead and Stegmaier brand names in the United States. It also produces Liebotschaner Cream Ale, Lion Root Beer, and soda; and offers contract brewing services. It markets its beers through distributors and its online shop. The company was founded in 1905 and is based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Lion Brewery, Inc. is a former subsidiary of Castle Eden Brewery Limited.

Precision Hydraulic Cylinders

Private Equity Round in 2001
Precision Hydraulic Cylinders, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies hydraulic cylinders. The company’s products include hydraulic lift cylinder, hydraulic cylinder design, loader hydraulic cylinders, welded hydraulic cylinders, tie rod hydraulic cylinder, single acting hydraulic cylinder, and double acting hydraulic cylinder. It offers its products for a wide range of applications, including material handling, construction, agricultural, highway vehicles, off-highway vehicles, and aerial work platforms. The company serves the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the mobile equipment markets. Precision Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beulaville, North Carolina. It has production facilities in the United States; Cramlington, United Kingdom; and Chennai, India. As of January 31, 2018, Precision Hydraulic Cylinders, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated.

GrammaTech, Inc.

Acquisition in 2019
GrammaTech's software-development tools are used worldwide by startups, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Our staff includes eleven PhD-level experts in static analysis. The company was founded by Professor Tim Teitelbaum of Cornell University and Professor Tom Reps of the University of Wisconsin.

Precision Aviation Group, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2012
PAG is a leading provider of products and value-added service to the Worldwide Aerospace Industry. With 10 facilities in 8 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore, PAG uses its distinct business units and customer-focused business model to serve aviation customers worldwide. PAG has 21 shops dedicated to Accessories, Avionics, Engine Accessories, Hydraulics, Instruments, Starter Generators and Wheels & Brakes.

Curt Manufacturing

Private Equity Round in 2014
CURT Manufacturing LLC stands for EXCELLENCE in our products and our people. We are a Manufacturer, Importer, and Distributor of Towing System products, OE Trailer products and Specialty Equipment products that combine competitive price, unsurpassed quality and unparalleled aesthetics. CURT aspires to be the industry leader by recognizing that the customer is King and that our people are our greatest asset.

Unishippers Global Logistics

Private Equity Round in 2007
Unishippers Global Logistics is a provider of third party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets. The Company offers small package and heavy freight services, including LTL, FTL and air freight through UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® and other major carriers to manage the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. The franchisees leverage the scale of the combined network to offer customers attractive shipping rates and are committed to providing best in class service. Unishippers’ strategy has resulted in significant growth with revenue doubling since 2010, and the Company has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000.

ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.

Debt Financing in 2020
Atro Engineered Systems, Inc. manufactures and engineers heavy-duty truck parts. The company offers products in the areas of service parts, steering, suspension, tools, torque rod, trailer, and underhood/cab products. It offers products through distributors. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Saint Clair, Missouri.

ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2020
Atro Engineered Systems, Inc. manufactures and engineers heavy-duty truck parts. The company offers products in the areas of service parts, steering, suspension, tools, torque rod, trailer, and underhood/cab products. It offers products through distributors. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Saint Clair, Missouri.

Jones & Frank

Private Equity Round in 2012
The JF Petroleum Group (formerly Jones & Frank) is a provider of turn-key distribution, construction and service solutions to the North American fueling infrastructure industry. The company serves retail fueling stations, commercial and government fleets, and emergency power customers through its network of 30 branch offices, 4 distribution centers and over 1,000 employees located across the United States.

Thompson Construction Group

Private Equity Round in 2010
Thompson Construction Group are a privately held, progressive company headquartered in South Carolina, serving the Southeast. Their success is built on their commitment to quality. Their businesses range from commercial and industrial construction and maintenance to, industrial cleaning services. They have the experience and track record to make your project successful.

TransGo, LLC

Private Equity Round in 2017
Founded in 1959, TransGo is a specialty manufacturer and designer of automotive transmission valve body parts that are used to repair faulty automatic transmissions. The Company’s products exclusively address automatic transmission valve bodies, one of the most technically complex parts of a transmission and a necessary component of nearly every transmission overhaul/repair.

Seracare Life Sciences

Private Equity Round in 2012
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. (SeraCare) serves the global life sciences industry by providing products and services to facilitate the discovery, development and production of human and animal diagnostics and therapeutics. The Company's portfolio includes diagnostic controls, plasma-derived reagents and molecular biomarkers, bio banking and contract research services. It operates two segments: Diagnostic and Biopharmaceutical Products, and BioServices. The Diagnostic & Biopharmaceutical Products segment includes two types of products: controls and panels. The Bio Services segment includes bio banking, sample processing and testing services for research and clinical trials, and contract research services in molecular biology, virology, immunology and biochemistry.

Allover Media

Private Equity Round in 2015
AllOver Media has established itself as a market leader in the ever changing Out-Of-Home media industry. We specialize in targeting the hard to reach “on the go” consumer. Since 2002, AllOver Media has emerged as a leader in the evolving non-traditional/OOH media category. AOM specializes in reaching the “on-the-go” consumer during their day to day LIFESTYLE activities. Specializing in gas station advertising and ambient media, AllOver Media provides options that get products noticed with creative, dynamic solutions that are made to be seen. AllOver Media deliver programs with that achieve RECALL as AllOver Media provide the ACCOUNTABILITY!

Quick Med Claims

Private Equity Round in 2015
Quick Med Claims (QMC) is a nationally recognized leader in emergency medical transportation billing and reimbursement. QMC is committed to providing services in a manner that ensures compliance with all applicable billing and reimbursement regulations, while maximizing the capture of allowable reimbursement for each client. The commitment to adherence to both of these principles makes QMC the partner of choice for emergency medical transportation providers.

Career Step

Private Equity Round in 2009
Career Step, LLC provides career-focused online corporate training and education for job opportunities in healthcare, administrative services, and technology in the United States. Its courses include medical coding and billing, medical transcription editing and pharmacy technician, executive assistant, medical administrative assistant with electronic health record, medical office manager, computer technician, health information technology, and Microsoft office. It also provides medical office manager, healthcare information technology, physical therapy aide, and childcare administration courses. Additionally, the company provides various opportunities for high schools seniors and offers courses, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam preparation. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Lehi, Utah.

Linkage, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2013
Linkage, Inc. provides leadership development, coaching, and conference services. It offers digital leadership development, in-person leadership development, consulting, and leadership assessments. The company serves automotive, grocery, financial services, business services, energy and utilities, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, technology, and travel and leisure industries. Linkage, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with additional offices internationally.

OutSolve LLC

Private Equity Round in 2016
OutSolve is a leading provider of outsourced, OFCCP compliant affirmative action plans, audit preparation services and compliance support. OutSolve works to provide accurate, audit-ready AAPs for our clients. Our sole business is affirmative action planning and related Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs, and we will ensure you are prepared in the event you are contacted by the OFCCP.

JML Optical Industries, LLC

Venture Round in 2011
JML Optical Industries, LLC designs, engineers, manufactures, and tests custom optical assemblies, components, and systems. It provides multi-element assemblies, such as lenses; and optical components, including singlets, achromats, mirrors, prisms, beam-splitters, and windows, as well as offers optical coating services. The company serves various industries that use imaging optics, including defense, medical and bio-medical diagnostics, life science research, metrology, biometric, and other image-using original equipment manufacturer industries worldwide. JML Optical Industries, LLC was founded in 1972 and is based in Rochester, New York.

City Signal Communications

Series C in 2002
City Signal Communications is a provider of flexible metro dark fiber solutions to the communications industry. The company offers solutions and services to carrier hotels, central offices, data centers, and voice and data aggregation centers.

Vektek, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2016
Vektek manufactures a broad variety of workholding devices, pallet fixture accessories, power supplies and auxiliary equipment backed by the most extensive Customer Service Staff in the industry. The entire Vektek organization specializes in precision workholding. They work with a broad range of manufacturers, large and small, in industries around the world. Vektek will help you engineer dependable and reliable fixture solutions to produce more accurate parts, faster and at lower total cost. Customer satisfaction is the highest priority in our delivery of products and services. Their goal is to help customers gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace and realize a higher return-on-investment.

Tropics® Mixology

Private Equity Round in 2015
Tropics® Mixology's product portfolio includes all-natural frozen fruit purees and shelf stable drink mixes, as well as high quality bases and premium ingredients used by renowned customers in the preparation of smoothies, culinary applications, alcoholic beverages and craft cocktails. Through rapid growth over the last 10 years, the company became a leading supplier to more than 3,500 restaurants and hospitality institutions in 22 countries worldwide.

EarthLink Business

Private Equity Round in 2016
EarthLink, Inc (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise customers, and over 1.5 million residential customers across the United States. EarthLink is a leading Internet and security services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a connected world. They help securely establish connections at affordable rates.

Rainbow Child Care Center

Private Equity Round in 2016
Rainbow Child Care Center provides early education services to more than 10,500 students, with 121 schools and before/after school programs in 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.

Ginsey Industries

Private Equity Round in 2007
Ginsey Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes home furnishings and accessories for pets, juveniles, and adults. It offers toilet seats, floor mats and rugs, and potty training products. The company also provides shower and bath products, such as bath tub mats and accessories, and rubbermaid products; kids' bath products that include bathtubs and mats, bath wash mits, bath toy organizers, shower sprayers, bathtub bumpers and faucet covers, tub treads, and kids’ bath combo sets; and feeding products. In addition, it offers bamboo potty seats, booster seats, and step stools; and pet products, such as paw clean and pet head products. Ginsey Industries, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is based in Bellmawr, New Jersey.

Micell Technologies

Venture Round in 2002
Micell Technologies, Inc., a biomedical device company, develops interventional cardiology systems for vascular drug delivery. It develops MiStent, a drug-eluting stent that allows control of drug release and pharmacokinetics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Smith-Cooper International

Private Equity Round in 2012
Smith–Cooper International is a leading designer, producer, importer and value-added distributor of high quality pipe, valves and fittings to a wide range of customers and end markets. Smith-Cooper International offers over 22,000 SKUs and serves more than 2,500 customers globally. The Company’s diverse industrial maintenance, repair and operations product offering enables it to serve a broad range of end markets including commercial and industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical refining, and fire protection, among others.

Fire & Life Safety America

Private Equity Round in 2017
Today, the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA, has over 800 employees in six states and spans the region from Maryland to Florida to Texas. Along with its partner network, the company offers unmatched experience in fire protection services. Since inception, FLSA has grown into one of the top life safety companies in the nation, leading the industry with International Standards Organization (ISO) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certifications. Their company has been consistently recognized in the fire and life safety industry for maintaining excellence through rapid growth and development. FLSA's combination of experience and service enable us to reach their ultimate goal: Provide the highest quality fire protection services possible to protect lives and property. Since 1997, East Coast Fire Protection has joined with Southeast Fire Protection, Affordable Fire Protection, Fire Watch Services, Elite Fire Protection, Texas Southwest Fire Protection, and Universal Sprinkler to create one a leading fire sprinkler and life safety groups in the country. As a result, they changed their name from East Coast Fire Protection to Fire & Life Safety America—a name that more accurately reflects their full geographic footprint. The name change is an acknowledgement of the size, strength, and diversity of the entire Fire & Life Safety America group—making "FLSA" the cornerstone of their branding nationwide.

BrandFX Body Company

Private Equity Round in 2013
BrandFX Body Company manufactures and sells composite utility truck bodies. Products include service bodies designed for smaller utility trucks, line bodies designed for medium sized utility trucks as well as toppers and inserts designed primarily for compact utility trucks. These trucks make up the backbone of utility vehicle fleets for industries including cable, telecom, and power distribution. The Company dominates the composite body space and is recognized by its utility customers as the manufacturer of the highest quality body available.

ASPEQ Heating Group

Private Equity Round in 2015
ASPEQ Heating Group LLC designs and manufactures electric heating and thermal management equipment. It offers heating equipment, including space heaters, industrial component heaters, electronic controls, and heating elements. The company also provides bolt heaters, immersion heaters, fluid and air circulation heaters, infrared heaters, hopper heaters, switch gear heaters, tubular and finned element heaters, tubular strip heaters, air duct heaters, die casting heaters, and extrusion press heaters. It serves commercial, industrial, transportation, and marine markets. ASPEQ Heating Group LLC was founded in 2008 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Private Equity Round in 2011
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Safety Infrastructure Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2012
Safety Infrastructure Solutions rents and sells infrastructure safety products to a broad group of industrial customers for applications in the highway construction and repair, pipeline construction and repair, and industrial plant infrastructure industries, and for a host of other construction and repair applications throughout the United States. The company's products include safety signage and related products, as well as water abatement systems.

Marketplace Events LLC

Private Equity Round in 2013
MARKETPLACE EVENTS creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 38 consumer home shows in the US, 14 in Canada, and five holiday shows. The 57 combined events, in 25 markets, attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.75 million attendees and another 2 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. In 2016 the company launched Marketing Solutions, a division that provides digital marketing, custom printing, branded content and sales support to their expanding customer base.


Private Equity Round in 2012
Multi-channel, direct-to-customer marketer of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast vehicles.

Five Star Food Service, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2016
Five Star Food Service is one of the largest full-line micro-market, vending, office coffee, and food service providers in the nation. We operate in several markets throughout Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. The Company is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Five Star was founded in 1993. The Company has experienced significant growth through acquisitions and new business development. Five Star employs over 900 people who service our customers through over 500 vending routes, 36 dining facilities, and 600+ Micro-Markets. The Company features a HAACP-certified culinary center that produces high-quality fresh food products for our customers. Our business philosophy is anchored in the principles of integrity, quality, and customer focus. We work hard to provide companies with the best food and beverage solutions to meet the needs of their employees. We have built strong relationships with national manufacturers to provide our customers with familiar, high-quality products in every category. You can depend on us to honor our commitments and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.