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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
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.
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  
Captek Softgel, located in Cerritos, California, is a FDA-compliant manufacturer and distributor of specialty softgel formulations in the nutraceutical sector to the U.S. and global markets. Contact Darren Snyder or Sean McNally for more information.
Damac Products, founded in 1984 and based in La Mirada, California, is a leading manufacturer of custom, highly-engineered infrastructure solutions for the data center market. Products include server racks and enclosures, aisle containment and cable management solutions, power distribution units, wall mount cabinets and related infrastructure accessories. Damac’s strong engineering capability allows the Company to create customized solutions for each customer’s unique data center needs. Customers include leaders in cloud computing, social media and ecommerce. Prairie partnered with Crescendo Capital Partners and Pleasant Bay Capital Partners to acquire the Company from its founders. Contact Steve King or D.J. Lipke 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.
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.
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
FCA Packaging Products, LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois. FCA is a leading provider of custom-designed and expendable packaging products and related services to original equipment manufacturers. FCA’s manufacturing expertise, design capabilities, and low-cost labor force provide customers with a measurable value proposition, allowing them to outsource non-core functions at a cost savings while benefiting from improved quality and packaging expertise. FCA delivers its customized products and services on a just-in-time basis. Prairie Capital partnered with Ancor Capital Partners and FCA’s co-founder and president Jeff Campagna to complete the acquisition. Contact Steve King or Nathan Good for more information.
Insource Contract Services was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Insource is a leading provider of on-premise contract labor services for light manufacturing, assembly, and distribution operations primarily in the southeastern region of the United States. Combining process engineering with a high-quality labor force, Insource contracts for an entire function or work cell within a client’s operating facility. The company’s strong management team, performance-based compensation system, and technical expertise combine to provide customers with a high level of service and measurable cost savings. Prairie Capital partnered with Colville Capital and Insource’s senior management team to purchase the company. Contact Steve King or Darren Snyder 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.
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    
Double E Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of web accessory component parts for a wide variety of industries and applications. Combining strong engineering capabilities with its strategic sourcing partnerships, Double E provides quality replacement parts to manufacturers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Double E was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Double E’s strong management team, product quality, and technical expertise combine to provide its diverse customer base a high level of service and support for web accessory component parts. Prairie Capital partnered with HighPoint Capital, Pine Street Capital Partners, Seacoast Capital, and TAG Venture Partners to purchase Double E. Contact Christopher Killackey or Sean McNally 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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