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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 (“ALW”) is a designer and assembler of architectural LED lighting fixtures and participates in the large, fragmented and rapidly growing LED lighting industry. ALW has a strong brand reputation in the architectural LED lighting market providing high quality, design-oriented fixtures, especially for the slot and linear product category. ALW focuses on providing made-to-order lighting solutions, primarily serving customers in the commercial market as well as select healthcare, retail, hospitality and education applications. The Company’s LED fixtures are sold nationwide through a diversified rep network of over 50 independent sales agencies. For more information on ALW, please contact: Christopher Killackey at Patrick Jensen or DJ Lipke.
BOTE, LLC (“BOTE”) was founded in Destin, FL by Corey and Magda Cooper with the purpose of reshaping the standup paddle board (SUP) industry from the ground up, to define a culture by developing products that would appeal to all walks of life. The BOTE brand has been built on the concepts of innovation, simplicity and functionality that defines a lifestyle. BOTE uses grassroots marketing through digital content creation and brand ambassadors to raise the brand’s awareness. BOTE boards and accessories are sold through independent specialty outdoor retailers and select national retail chains, as well as the Company’s ecommerce website. Contact Darren Snyder or D.J. Lipke for more information.
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.
Based in Chicago, Industrial Water Treatment Solutions is a manufacturer and distributor of proprietary and innovative chemical products for the industrial water services market. Contact Christopher Killackey for more information.
National Enzyme Company, located in Forsythe, Missouri, is an FDA-compliant manufacturer of specialty enzymes and other digestive health products to the vitamins, minerals and supplements industry in the U.S. and globally. Contact Darren Snyder or Sean McNally for more information.
Premier Dealer Services ("PDS") is an integrated provider of vehicle service contracts ("VSCs") and related auto warranty products with offices in Dublin, OH and San Diego, CA. PDS designs, underwrites, markets, sells, and administers a broad product portfolio of VSCs and related products that are insured by independent insurance companies, captive reinsurance and dealer owned reinsurance entities. PDS’s products are marketed through a network of independent agencies that sell products primarily through franchised automobile dealerships covering all 50 states in the United States and six Canadian provinces. Contact Christopher Killackey, Patrick Jensen, or DJ Lipke
StyleCraft Home Collection, located in Southaven, Mississippi, designs and markets home decor, including residential lighting, wall decor, decorative furniture and accessories and garden decor. Stylecraft provides superior product design, excellent supply chain logistics and customer service at moderate price points. Contact Darren Snyder or D.J. Lipke for more information.
Swiss-American Products, Inc., founded in 1988 and based in Carrollton, Texas, is an FDA compliant developer, manufacturer, and marketer of clinically-proven skin and wound care products. The Company operates three business segments. The first segment sells, through its direct sales force, branded skin care products to dispensing physicians under the brand name, Elta MD. The second segment sells branded skin and wound care products to hospitals and long-term care facilities. The third segment provides private label and contract manufacturing services to medical device and drug companies. Prairie Capital partnered with the senior management team of Swiss-American to complete a management buyout of the Company from the founder. Contact Nathan Good, or D.J. Lipke 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
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.
Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC is a leading provider of metal finishing services, with primary processes including anodizing of aluminum and electroless nickel plating of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company has established itself as an industry leader through its consistent finishing quality, on-time delivery capabilities, and large production capacity. Pioneer, which now operates seven plants around the country, is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Pioneer’s experienced and dedicated management team, geographic coverage, and range of finishing capabilities combine to provide its diverse customer base a premium level of service and support throughout the United States. Prairie Capital partnered with several high net worth Wisconsin-based investors to support Robert Pyle (CEO) and other managers in their buyout of the company. Pioneer has acquired three new plants since closing and is actively pursuing add-on acquisitions throughout the country. Contact Steve King or Darren Snyder for more information.
R3 Education is a Massachusetts-based holding company that controls The Saba University School of Medicine ("Saba"), The Medical University of the Americas ("MUA") and St. Matthew University ("SMU"). Saba, MUA and SMU operate for-profit universities that award four-year graduate degrees in Doctors of Medicine. The universities operate ten-semester programs of instruction, offering three academic semesters per year and enrolling a new class of students in each academic semester. The first five semesters are taught on the schools' respective Caribbean campuses (Saba, Nevis and Grand Cayman) and are composed of basic sciences and pre-clinical courses. The remainder of the programs (in clinical rotations) are conducted primarily at U.S.-based teaching hospitals. Prairie Capital partnered with Equinox Capital to acquire the three universities. Contact Steve King 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    
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.
Regency Beauty Institute is an accredited provider of cosmetology education through its network of convenient, upscale campuses located throughout the Midwest. Regency’s education programs focus on hair, make-up, nail care, and esthiology, and provide students the necessary skills to receive state-required cosmetology licenses. The company was originally founded as Myndall Cain Beauty School, and is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Regency’s superior education services, proven campus model, strong management team, and sophisticated infrastructure position it well to capitalize on the numerous growth opportunities in the beauty education market. Prairie Capital partnered with LLR Partners to invest growth equity in Regency alongside its CEO and President, Hayes Batson. Contact Steve King 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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