The guidance of the Charter team was instrumental to the success of this transaction. They worked hard to make sure we made it to the finish line, even in the middle of a pandemic, so I am truly grateful for their expertise.
DAVE GREEN, CEO, SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES – ACQUIRED BY SOLE SOURCE CAPITAL
Charter was instrumental in ensuring that we reached a successful outcome in the acquisition of Dentco by Powerhouse, a leader in commercial construction and maintenance. The Charter team’s high-touch approach and guidance throughout the process proved integral in ensuring that we achieved our goals.
GREG DENT, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, DENTCO
The first time Dan and I met the Charter team I could tell they were the partners for us. They had an energy level, commitment, and understanding of the business that was core to Informs legacy and have truly been our partner through this entire process. Thank you, Charter.
DAVE HOCKSTRA, FORMER COO, INFORMS – ACQUIRED BY BARCODES, INC.
After six great years of building, reshaping, and energizing ISG’s enterprise mobility solutions for our customers, we found a terrific partner, Supply Chain Services and Sole Source Capital, to take the company to the next level. Charter Capital Partners did a fabulous job guiding us through the process. The future is bright!
BEN CRONIN, CEO, ISG TECHNOLOGIES
We look forward to partnering with Asgard as we embark on an exciting new chapter of our story. We can't thank the Charter team enough. Their guidance throughout the entire process was invaluable, and their level of professionalism is second to none.
MATT ISARD, PRESIDENT, ANGSTROM – ACQUIRED BY ASGARD PARTNERS
Charter Growth Capital Fund was the ideal financial partner in this acquisition and will be invaluable as we work to build the company. We see a considerable opportunity for growth and are excited to partner with Charter and the All Star team to pursue those opportunities together.
SEAN ROBERTS, FOUNDER, HIGHGROVE COMPANIES – ACQUIRER OF ALL STAR DRIVER EDUCATION
In operation since 1989, Charter Capital Partners is a leading merchant bank and Registered Investment Adviser serving the lower middle market from our headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Charter Capital Partners, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based investment bank, today announced that its client, ISG Technologies, has been acquired by Supply Chain Services, a portfolio company of Sole Source Capital. The acquisition adds to Supply Chain Services’ product portfolio and expands its geographic reach into Texas. Charter Capital Partners principals served as […]
Charter Capital Partners, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based investment bank, today announced that its client, DENTCO, a leading provider of outsourced exterior services management, has been acquired by Powerhouse, a provider of national construction services, facility maintenance, and rollouts. Powerhouse is owned by Lincolnshire Management, a middle-market focused North American private equity […]
Charter Capital Partners, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based investment bank, today announced that its client, Optical Phusion, Inc. (OPI), an industry leader in self-service kiosks, enterprise mobility, and wireless technology solutions, has been acquired by Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm. Sole Source simultaneously acquired Peak-Ryzex and merged […]
Since launching in July 2019, the Charter Growth Capital Fund has made five investments and raised $31 million to make minority investments in growing, middle-market companies that need growth capital. The investments and activity to date validates John Kerschen’s view that there was an existing market gap and need for […]