In December 2015, we invested in Access Insurance, a full-service managing general agency that provides sales distribution, underwriting, policy administration, and claims processing within the non-standard auto insurance industry. Founded in 1994, Access has grown to partner with more than 8,000 independent insurance producers and is among the top 30 non-standard auto groups in the USA.
In July 2013, we made an investment in Billabong, a global action sports apparel wholesale and retail business. In addition to the Billabong brand name, the company sells surf and skate clothing, hardware and accessories under the following brands: RVCA, Sector 9, Honolua Surf, VonZipper, Xcel Wetsuits, Tigerlily, and Element. Billabong was founded in 1973 and is based in Irvine, CA.
In November 2012, we acquired Cascade Windows, a regionally-focused vinyl window manufacturer headquartered in Spokane, WA and operating across the Western U.S.
In March 2014, we acquired a majority stake in Celestite, a managing general agency focused on the nonstandard auto insurance market. Celestite, founded in 2007, manages insurance products and reinsurance, from policy issuance through claims, on behalf of insurance and reinsurance companies, serving both producers and policyholders.
In June 2017, we made an investment in Colorado Boxed Beef Company. Based in Lakeland, Florida, Colorado Boxed Beef Company is the second largest specialty distributor of protein products (beef, pork, poultry, and seafood) in the United States. Since our initial investment in the platform, we have completed three add-on acquisitions.
In July 2013, we acquired 100% of the assets of the Dakine brand, which was carved out of Billabong International Limited. Founded in Hawaii in 1979, Dakine is currently based in Hood River, Oregon. A pioneer in the windsurfing industry, Dakine expanded from surfing accessories into offering specialized packs and bags, gloves, and other technical accessories to the snowboard, ski, surf, skate, bike, kite, and wind communities.
In October 2014, we made an investment in HUF Worldwide, a leading designer and wholesaler of premium apparel and footwear. Founded in 2002, HUF is based in Los Angeles, California.
In December 2016, we acquired Maxi Canada (“Maxi”), a leading manufacturer of premium-quality, frozen poultry products based in St-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec.
In September 2011, we provided capital to support McLarens, a global insurance loss adjuster, in its merger with Airclaims (now McLarens Aviation), the loss adjusting leader in the aviation industry. McLarens performs claims management, loss adjusting, pre-risk and damage surveying, and auditing services for companies throughout the world.
In May 2012, we made an investment in Meta Financial Group, the holding company for MetaBank, a regional commercial and consumer bank headquartered in Storm Lake, IA. The company was founded in 1954 and, in addition to its banking business, operates Meta Payment Systems, a leading payments services business.
In July 2012, we provided capital to support the carve-out of the specialty pharmacy operations of Modern HEALTHcare. The new company, called ModernHEALTH Specialty Pharmacy, also simultaneously acquired the specialty pharmacy operations of A-Med Healthcare. Modern is based in Monrovia California, serving patients with complex pharmaceutical therapies including HIV, Cystic Fibrosis, Transplant, Hepatitis C, and Multiple Sclerosis, among others. The Company’s BioFusion division is a national leader in IVIG infusion therapy.
In December 2012, we acquired Omniplex, a premier provider of background investigations and physical security to the government, civil agencies, and commercial clients.
In November 2014, we formed and invested in Renegade Brands. Renegade Brands provides strategic oversight, leadership, and shared services for Altamont’s portfolio companies in the action sports/skate & street sector, including Dakine, Mervin, Girl, HUF, Brixton, Fox, and Hybrid Apparel.
In June of 2011 we invested in the Robert Allen Group, the nation’s leading designer and marketer of decorative fabrics and furnishings to the interior design trade. The Company sells its products under the Beacon Hill, Robert Allen, Robert Allen Contract and Robert Allen @ Home brands. The Company has showroom locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and an extensive worldwide agent showroom network.
In December 2013, we invested in Wunderlich, a leading regional full service investment firm headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1996, Wunderlich has grown significantly from a single office in Memphis with 8 professionals, to 29 offices in 16 states with more than 450 associated professionals.