"Although we had grown and been successful in this exciting but challenging business, we wanted to go further. With Lake Capital's partnership, our expanded resources are allowing us to create more extensive full-range marketing campaigns that meet our clients' needs for services and increasingly integrated marketing efforts."
Trailer Park CEO
Addison Search provides specialized temporary and permanent placement of finance and accounting, information technology, and clerical personnel. The company was founded in 1999 by a team of experienced industry operators to capitalize on increased demand for knowledgeable, local providers of temporary and permanent placement staffing services.
In May 2006, Lake Capital made a strategic investment in Addison Search to enable the company to build a leading, national provider of temporary and permanent placement services in selected functional verticals through both organic and acquisition-enhanced means.
Addison Search is headquartered in Chicago and also has offices in Boston, Houston, and Schaumburg (Illinois).
Visit us at www.addisongroup.com.
Driveline has a national network of more than 13,000 professional merchandising employees and performs regularly scheduled, dedicated route services and special projects at the store-level for a specific retailer or multiple manufacturers. Driveline provides coverage in more than 80,000 retail locations across virtually all retail channels, including food and drug stores, home centers, dollar stores, mass merchants, category killers, clubs, and convenience stores. Services include retail execution, continuity coverage and selling, Homestore programs, new store and remodels, knowledge and events, DSD programs, logistics services, and category management support.
In July 2004, Lake Capital invested in Storecast Merchandising Corporation, a national provider of merchandising services to retailers and consumer product manufacturers. After acquiring four companies, the company rebranded in 2007 to Driveline.
Driveline is headquartered outside of Minneapolis, with offices in Philadelphia, Mooresville, North Carolina, and the Boise, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco metro areas.
Visit us at www.drivelineretail.com.
Empower Software Solutions is a leading provider of innovative and state-of-the-art human resources management systems & business process outsourcing solutions for small, medium and large employers including a third of the Fortune 1000 companies. Empower’s focus on best-in-class business outsourcing processes and workforce solutions has allowed it to develop relationships with thousands of employers throughout the country. The Company specializes in providing payroll processing services, time & attendance services, workforce management services and payroll tax outsourcing services.
Lake Capital made a strategic investment in Empower in January 2011. Empower will use the capital and strategic resources provided by Lake Capital to continue to grow the capabilities and diversity of its service offerings through organic initiatives and acquisitions. Empower is headquartered in Orlando, FL.
Visit us at www.empowersoftware.com.
Visit us at www.intrafusion.com.
Office Media Network (“OMN”) is the creator of a state-of-the-art communications service that delivers up-to-the-minute news and landlord-tenant messages through high definition digital flatscreens located in premier office buildings across the U.S. Developed in association with Dow Jones & Company, The Wall Street Journal Office Network responds to the needs of real estate owners and tenants, with advanced technology and world-class content, supported by OMN’s experienced management team and strong financial resources. Advertisers and marketers can use the Office Network to deliver high-impact, cost-effective advertising messages in heavy traffic areas, as well as showcase upcoming marketing events in upscale office buildings throughout the country.
Lake Capital invested in OMN in November 2005. Trizec Properties began debuting this advanced network in top office buildings in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Chicago in June 2006. This launch marked the first in a planned series of long-term agreements with prominent commercial property owners.
Visit us at www.officemedia.com.
Founded in 1938, ORC International, is a leading global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address clients’ strategic issues. ORC International has expertise in Customer Strategies, Market Planning & Development, Employee Engagement, Corporate Brand & Reputation, Competitive Intelligence and on-Demand Business Intelligence. ORC International’s clients are concentrated in Financial Services, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Healthcare and Public Services. Notably, ORC International is the official partner of CNN on the CNN/ORC International Poll.
Visit us at www.orcinternational.com.
PhysioHealth is uniting with high quality, regional rehabilitation entrepreneurs with significant growth opportunities who want to continue to lead and grow their successful businesses.
PhysioHealth’s first strategic partnership is with Dynamic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers, a Delaware-based provider of physical and occupational therapy. Dynamic provides services to the patients of more than 800 physicians in two southeastern Pennsylvania and nine Delaware locations. The company’s clinics provide pre- and post-operative care and treatment for motor vehicle, industrial, sports and neurological-related injuries as well as orthopedic-related disorders and geriatric ailments. Dynamic’s primary referral sources include orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, occupational medicine specialists and general practitioners.
Visit us at www.dynamicpt.com.
Founded in 1989, Soil Safe is a market-leading provider of value-added treatment, recycling, and beneficial re-use services for lightly contaminated soil in the Mid-Atlantic region and in California. Through the company’s treatment facilities in Logan, NJ; Brandywine, MD; and Adelanto, CA; Soil Safe processes and recycles non-hazardous soil generated from a variety of public infrastructure, commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. The company provides an environmentally-friendly landfill alternative for construction contractors, development firms, and industrial companies, which are often required by regulation to remove and properly dispose of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil prevalent in construction and brownfield redevelopment projects.
In August 2008 Lake Capital made a strategic investment in Soil Safe and will use the capital and strategic resources to continue to extend the scope and reach of its service offerings through growth initiatives and acquisitions. Soil Safe is the largest recycler of non-hazardous, lightly contaminated soil in the country, annually treating nearly two million tons of soil. Through its unmatched processing capacity, strategically located facilities, outstanding compliance record, and delivery of highly-reliable services, Soil Safe has built a leading market position. Over the past four years, the company has outperformed the rapidly-growing industry, increasing revenue at a compound annual growth rate of 30%.
Visit us at www.soilsafe.com.
Tolt Service Group is a single-source provider of managed services for all technology equipment within the four walls of retail locations throughout the United States. Tolt provides its customers, primarily large national and regional retailers, with a suite of field services designed to offer a single source solution for the installation, ongoing maintenance and disposition of technology hardware and software. By utilizing only company employed field technicians strategically located throughout the United States to provide comprehensive manufacturer-independent field service solutions, Tolt is able to provide its clients with better service at a lower cost.
Lake Capital made a strategic investment in Tolt in May 2008. Management and Lake Capital seek to leverage and broaden the company’s network to better serve current and new customers in a variety of retail segments. Tolt is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Visit us at www.toltservicegroup.com.
Trailer Park is a full-service provider of creative marketing to clients in film, television, and home entertainment. It specializes in producing trailers, teasers, television spots, and print ads for major motion picture studios, along with music, graphics, title design, and advertising and editorial materials. The company maintains strong relationships with 20th Century Fox, Disney, New Line Cinema, and Paramount, as well as the other major studios.
In December 2005, Trailer Park merged with Creative Domain, the leading provider of creative marketing services to studio clients for home entertainment products, including movies being released on DVD and videogames. In July 2007, Trailer Park merged with Art Machine, a leading creative marketing firm focused on print media, forming the largest single-source provider of diverse entertainment marketing services in Hollywood. Trailer Park is headquartered in Hollywood.
Visit us at www.trailerpark.com.
VFM Leonardo is the leading end-to-end provider of online media production and distribution solutions for the hotel and travel industry. VFM Leonardo helps hotel and travel companies enhance their online marketing through rich visual content including still images, videos, 360º virtual tours and Flash presentation. VFM Leonardo’s Vscape® platform allows hotels to manage and distribute their rich media content on the industry’s largest and fastest-growing distribution network of more than 25,000 websites where consumers most often research and purchase travel products. This network includes online travel agencies, travel suppliers, search portals and Global Distribution Systems such as Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, TripAdvisor, American Airlines, Yahoo!, SideStep, Sabre Travel Network, Galileo and Worldspan. VFM Leonardo’s Vscape media distribution platform is utilized by more than 35,000 hotels from dozens of major hotel chains and resorts from brands and management companies, including Best Western, Choice, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Interstate, La Quinta, Marriott, Outrigger, Radisson, Regent, Sheraton, Sol Meliá, W, Westin and Wyndham.
In April 2008, Lake Capital made a strategic investment in VFM Leonardo. VFM Leonardo plans to use the financing and strategic resources that Lake Capital brings to expand into complementary travel-related verticals and accelerate its growth in North America and overseas.
Visit us at www.vfmleonardo.com.
Viamedia is the largest independent sales organization of local advertising services for U.S. cable and telecommunications service providers. The company sells advertising on national networks such as ESPN, MTV, Discover, CNN, TNT and FOX News to over 12,000 unique local, regional and national advertisers on behalf of leading video service providers including Verizon, WOW!, RCN, Knology, SureWest, Frontier and Jackson Energy. Founded in 2001, Viamedia has grown to over 300 employees in 42 designated market areas. The company reaches approximately 3.6 million video subscribers through its operator partnerships.
Lake Capital made a strategic investment in Viamedia in December 2010. Management and Lake Capital seek to broaden Viamedia’s independent sales organization as well as expand its advertising product portfolio. Viamedia is headquartered in Lexington, KY.
Visit us at www.viamediatv.com.
Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc. (WBB) is a leading provider of management consulting services to U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Justice, Office of Personnel Management and a number of government-related contractors in the private sector. WBB offers a full-suite of management consulting services, including CONOPs, requirements, organizational development, acquisition, technical, program management and financial management consulting services.
Visit us at www.wbbinc.com.