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  • ATA Inc.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Charter airline

    $50 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Budget Group Inc.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Car and truck rental company

    $176 million follow-on offering of common stock

  • Budget Group Inc.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Car and truck rental company

    $60 million follow-on offering of common stock

  • Capstone Logistics, LLC (portfolio company of HIG Capital & MSouth Equity Partners)

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Provides pay-for-performance workforce solutions to warehouse, distribution and manufacturing industries

    Provided financial opinion for dividend recapitalization

  • Environmental Quality Company

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Solid waste management company

    Sold to: Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Grammer Industries, Inc.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Provider of transportation services for bulk hazardous and non-hazardous materials; known for its expertise in transporting anhydrous ammonia

    Recapitalized by: Linx Partners, LLC (Scarsdale, NY)

    Grammer Industries, Inc.

    Western Reserve Partners served as the exclusive investment banker to Grammer Industries, Inc. in its recapitalization by Linx Partners, LLC.  The transaction was led by Managing Director Joseph Carson and Director Kevin White of Western Reserve’s Industrial Group, supported by Vice President Matthew Mueller and Associate Thomas Creegan.

    Grammer is a leading hauler of bulk hazardous and non-hazardous materials, known for its expertise in transporting anhydrous ammonia.  Headquartered in its namesake town of Grammer, Indiana, the company is regarded for its industry-leading safety record, top-quality fleet and superior customer service.  Grammer serves customers operating in industries such as agriculture, chemical manufacturing, energy production and fertilizer production.

    Mr. Carson said, “We are proud to represent Grammer’s shareholders and delighted that we were able bring the Linx and Grammer teams together in this transaction.”  Mr. White added, “With significant experience in the transportation and hauling industry, Linx will be a great partner for Grammer.  The partnership will undoubtedly allow Grammer to bolster its position of leadership in the industry.”

    Charles “Shorty” Whittington, Founder and CEO of Grammer, will continue to serve as the company’s CEO.  Mr. Whittington stated, “I am impressed with Linx’s knowledge of the industry and commitment to growing this business.  This company has a very bright future.”  Mr. Whittington remarked, “The leadership and advocacy of Western Reserve resulted in an optimal outcome for Grammer’s shareholders and management team.”

    Peter Hicks, Managing Director and Founder of Linx Partners, commented, “Linx Partners looks forward to building on the Company’s success and establishing Grammer as the leader in the domestic hauling of anhydrous ammonia and other bulk hazardous liquids.  We appreciate Western Reserve’s professionalism and dedication to executing this transaction.”

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    The testimonials presented are applicable to the individuals depicted and may not be representative of the experience of others.  The testimonials are not paid and are not indicative of future performance or success.

  • North Star and A. City Van Co. (Bankruptcy Estate of Grabill Corporation)

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Companies involved in residential and commercial moving and storage

    Financial advisor for the company in its parent's Chapter 11 case; sold to: Barrett Moving & Storage Co. (Milwaukee, WI)

  • R. Thompson Trucking, Inc. (portfolio company of Linx Partners LLC)

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Provider of industrial logistics solutions in the Mid-Atlantic region

    Sold to: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC (Bethesda, MD)

    R. Thompson Trucking, Inc. (portfolio company of Linx Partners LLC)

    Western Reserve Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to R. Thompson Trucking, Inc., a portfolio company of Linx Partners, LLC, in its sale to RLJ Equity Partners, LLC. The transaction closed on December 31, 2012 and was led by Managing Partner Ralph Della Ratta, Director Kevin White and Vice President Matthew Mueller of Western Reserve’s Industrial Group, who were supported by Associate Thomas Creegan and Analyst Gregory Hill.

    Thompson Trucking is a top provider of industrial logistics solutions, serving both commercial and governmental customers in the Mid-Atlantic region. With its market-leading fleet, the Company hauls a wide range of commodities, including aggregates, scrap metal and non-hazardous waste for customers in industries such as construction, industrial recycling and waste collection and disposal.

    “We are proud to have represented Thompson’s shareholders in this transaction. With its familiarity with the Mid-Atlantic market and track record of operating successful businesses, RLJ Equity Partners is an excellent partner for the company,” Mr. Della Ratta stated.

    Mr. White, who leads Western Reserve’s transportation and logistics practice, remarked, “Thompson’s diverse, flexible fleet and outstanding customer service are unrivaled by those in its peer group. Western Reserve welcomed the opportunity to represent such a market leader.”

    The company’s existing management team, including President and CEO Richard Thompson, all will continue to serve in their current capacities. Mr. Thompson reflected, “I appreciate Linx’s stewardship in helping to grow this company, and I am excited to team with RLJ to expand our presence in the Mid-Atlantic region and along the East Coast. I am grateful for Western Reserve’s leadership and role in executing this transaction.”

    Edward Leinss, Managing Director and Founder of Linx Partners, stated, “Linx Partners is pleased to realize another successful investment for the firm. Linx greatly values its relationship with Western Reserve and is particularly satisfied with the results achieved in this transaction.”

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    The testimonials presented are applicable to the individuals depicted and may not be representative of the experience of others.  The testimonials are not paid and are not indicative of future performance or success.

  • Team Rental Group Inc.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    Car and truck rental company

    $52 million follow-on offering of common stock

  • TIC United Corp.

    Distribution; Transportation & Logistics

    National trucking and transportation company

    Sale of the company's divisions to maximize value for the company's bankruptcy estate

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