September 26, 2016 – Hilco Plastics Holdings, LLC (“Hilco”), a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital ("White Wolf"), was recapitalized by Fidus Investment Corporation (“Fidus”) (the “Recapitalization”).
As part of this Recapitalization, Fidus invested subordinated debt and also made a minority equity investment in Hilco to fund a shareholder distribution. Details of the Recapitalization were not disclosed.
White Wolf had partnered with Gemini Investors (“Gemini”) to recapitalize Hilco (in partnership with the management team) in August 2012. Post-transaction, White Wolf and Gemini will continue to have a meaningful equity stake in Hilco.
Using thermoplastic and gas-assist injection molding technology, Hilco manufactures, applies coatings to, and assembles plastic products for customers in the medical, automotive, furniture, marine and other end-markets. Hilco also applies abrasion resistant hard coat compositions and is one of the only UV curable, robotically sprayed, abrasion resistant hard coater in the U.S. Hilco was established in 1947 and manufactures product out of three plants in Michigan. For further information, please visit: www.hilcotech.com.
Fidus Investment Corporation is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment firm that has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or “BDC,” under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Fidus’ portfolio is primarily comprised of investments in subordinated, or mezzanine, debt and secured debt of lower middle market businesses, generally in conjunction with some form of equity interest such as warrants or direct equity investments. Fidus typically invests between $5 million and $25 million per transaction, with the structure of each investment tailored to the company’s needs and situation. Fidus Investment Corporation is headquartered in Evanston, IL, and has offices in New York, NY, and Charlotte, NC. For further information, please visit: www.fdus.com.
Founded in 1993, Gemini is a Massachusetts based private equity firm that provides capital and strategic resources to lower middle market companies. Gemini has a diversified approach to investing, and a proven track record in a variety of industries. Since its inception, Gemini has invested approximately $500 million in more than 95 companies throughout the U.S., typically investing $3 million to $8 million per transaction in either control or minority positions. Gemini’s target portfolio company has revenues of $10 million to $50 million and EBITDA of at least $1 million. For further information, please visit: www.gemini-investors.com.
White Wolf Capital is a private investment firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on making both direct and indirect investments in leading middle market companies located in North America.
On the direct side, White Wolf Capital seeks both private equity as well as private credit investment opportunities in companies with $20 million to $200 million in revenues and up to $20 million in EBITDA. Typical situations include, management buyouts leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and investments for growth. Preferred industries include manufacturing, business services, government services, information technology, security, aerospace and defense.
In addition to making direct investments in operating companies, White Wolf Capital also looks to invest with other private fund managers as a limited partner. Targeted investment candidates are North American focused private credit funds looking to raise $50 million to $500 million in assets under management, with a focus on the lower-middle and middle-market. For further information, please visit: www.whitewolfcapital.com.