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Fund Investments   Prairie Capital was founded in 1997 and has invested in more than 85 growth oriented platform companies since that time. Prairie partners with talented entrepreneurs and management teams to build market-leading companies in growing industries. We are currently investing out of the $350 million Prairie Capital VI.
Prairie Capital Fund VI
Architectural Lighting Works BOTE, LLC Right at School
Prairie Capital Fund V
Captek Softgel, Inc. Damac Products LLC DRB Systems
Industrial Water Treatment Solutions Messenger, LLC National Enzyme Company
Northfield, LLC PBE Group Premier Dealer Services
Riverchase Dermatology StyleCraft Home Collection Swiss-American Products, Inc.
TeacherMatch, LLC Tower Engineering Professionals  
DRB Systems, founded in 1984 and based in Akron, Ohio, is the leading provider of point of sale (POS) software, loyalty promotion modules, control solutions, and related products to the conveyorized car wash industry. Over the course of the Company’s thirty-year history, its products have been installed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and users of its technology solutions have cared for over three billion cars. The Company sells turnkey systems that include a complete package of outside hardware and proprietary software developed by DRB Systems. The Company’s systems are designed to enhance the consumer’s experience and the operational efficiency of the car wash operator. The Company’s core product offerings include (i) SiteWatch®, a Windows-based POS management system; (ii) TunnelWatch®, an automated control system for conveyorized car washes; and (iii) Xpress Pay Terminal®, an outdoor self-pay kiosk system. DRB also offers numerous related products and software modules. Contact Steve King, Bryan Daniels, or Tony Danielak for more information.
Northfield was founded in Glen Allen, VA in 1994 as a medical equipment repair and service company. The company repairs high-use medical equipment used in the operating room, predominantly flexible endoscopes, rigid endoscopes and other surgical instruments, for hospitals and surgery centers nationwide. Contact Bryan Daniels or Sean McNally for more information.
The PBE Group, founded over 40 years ago, is a global electronic engineering and manufacturing company serving the mining, tunneling and contract manufacturing industries. PBE is an industry leader for mine safety and productivity systems. The company provides safety, communications, monitoring and control systems to mines around the world. With offices in 7 countries and strong partners in over 30 other countries, PBE is not only the only true single source integrated solution for mine safety and productivity systems, but is the only company able to provide timely service and engineering support globally. PBE's products and systems are sophisticated and reliable, with a demonstrated track record of ensuring safer and more productive mines. Prairie Capital partnered with Vierville Capital to purchase PBE from a family ownership group. Contact Bryan Daniels or Nathan Good for more information.
Tower Engineering Professionals ("TEP"), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of the largest multi-discipline engineering services firms focused on serving the telecommunication industry. TEP employs over 180 certified engineers who serve independent and large, publicly traded wireless communication and tower leasing companies. Contact Darren Snyder or Bryan Daniels for more information.
Prairie Capital Fund IV
Administar Services Group BLR (formerly Fortis Business Media) Chicago Deferred Exchange
Cole Taylor Bank FCA Packaging Insource Contract Services
Navman Wireless Pioneer Metal Finishing R3 Education
Specialized Education Services Statlab Medical Products Titanium Solutions
BLR, (formerly Fortis Business Media LLC) headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a holding company established to acquire, integrate, and grow specialty information publishing businesses in the employment law and human resource industries. Prairie Capital partnered with Dan Oswald, a veteran specialty information publishing executive, to form Fortis. Fortis made its initial platform investment by acquiring M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, which provides mission-critical news, analysis, and training services to human resources, employment, and various other legal and political professionals through a portfolio of integrated print, online, and in-person media and publishing products and services. The company name was changed to BLR commensurate with the merger of Fortis and BLR. Contact Darren Snyder or Nathan Good for more information.
Chicago Deferred Exchange Company (CDEC) is a leading Qualified Intermediary for investors who wish to defer the gain on the sale or exchange of capital assets by utilizing the Federal Tax Code Section 1031 provision. CDEC was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company’s strong and dedicated management team, reputation for quality service and reliability, and large base of customers make CDEC one of the most trusted qualified intermediaries nationwide. Prairie Capital partnered with Financial Investments Corporation and management to acquire CDEC from its parent. Contact Bryan Daniels or Sean McNally for more information.
Navman Wireless provides GPS-enabled fleet tracking solutions to a variety of service companies, school bus fleets, municipal governments and construction companies. Navman also provides customized GPS technologies to OEMs. The company installs an integrated hardware and proprietary software solution that leverages GPS and cellular technologies, enabling customers to record and access fleet vehicle information and enhance efficiencies. Navman’s experienced management team, solid product and service offering, measurable value proposition, and large and growing base of customers make the company a market leader within its geographies. Navman operates principally in the U.S., the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. Prairie Capital partnered with management to acquire Navman from its parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). Contact Christopher Killackey, Nathan Good, or Bryan Daniels for more information.
Prairie Capital Fund III
Alden Industries Buy-Rite Creditors Interchange
Coffee Bean International Colorbök Double E
GPA H3 Sportgear M. Lee Smith
Mortgage Contracting Services National Industrial Coatings Plastimayd
ProVest Regency Beauty Institute S.R. Smith
St. Matthew's University    
Creditors Interchange Agency, LLC, located in Buffalo, New York, is a leading provider of accounts receivable collection services to the credit card, automobile financing, consumer, student loan, medical, and utility markets. Creditors offers recovery solutions to a broad range of clients. Collection services include all aspects of the collection process, from telephone demands and letter series to skip-tracing and initiating lawsuits. Prairie Capital partnered with Caffery Capital Partners and Bruce Gray, President and Chief Operating Officer of Creditors, to acquire the business. Contact Bryan Daniels for more information.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, ProVest LLC is a leading national provider of service of process and related services to law firms, insurance companies and financial institutions. Using a network of licensed independent contractors, the company provides exceptional quality, reliability, accuracy and timely results to its clients, to reduce expenses and minimize losses. ProVest’s strong management team, breadth of service offerings, and scalable infrastructure combine to offer the highest level of customer service while providing a growth platform for opportunities in the financial services industry. Prairie Capital partnered with Financial Investments Corporation, Concentric Equity Partners, Kendrick Pierce Securities and management to recapitalize ProVest. Contact Christopher Killackey, Sean McNally, or Bryan Daniels for more information.
Prairie Capital Fund II
American Changer American Furniture Manufacturing Benchmark Products
Color Associates Cushcraft E&B Giftware
Estes-Cox Goldsmith Hamilton Precision Metals
HealthScope Benefits Innovative Concepts in Entertainment Kifco
OpenFirst Holdings Optronics Perceptis
Remuda Ranch Roman Decorating Products Security Technologies
Stylecraft Survey Sampling International Texas DAR
Prairie Capital Mezzanine Fund
Alaniz American Staff Resources AMI Telecommunications
Assist Network Development Borgen Systems Core Systems
DG Foods First Texas Fitness Products International
Furnace Parts Heathkit In The Swim
Krane Products McKenzie Sports Products Mechanical Products
Office Resources ProSteel Shan Industries
Stravina The Revere Group Wisconsin Technicolor
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