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Minneapolis, MN, November, 2016 – Spell Capital Partners, a leading lower middle market private equity firm, announces its investment in Deacro Industries Ltd. as Spell’s second platform investment in Spell Capital Partners Fund V. The acquired business manufacturers slitting machines, roll slitters, rewinders and material handling equipment for the converting  industry. As the industry leader in its field, Deacro...
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Minneapolis, MN, February 2016 – Spell Capital Partners is pleased to announce its first investment in Spell Capital Partners, Fund V, alongside senior management, in Atlas Wire, LLC and its affiliates. Atlas Wire is a leading manufacturer of PVC, nylon, and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated wire used in a variety of industries and applications. Bill Spell, President...
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Minneapolis, MN, May 2015 – Spell Capital Partners is pleased to announce its investment, alongside senior management, in Northwood Foods, Inc. Northwood Foods, a fresh pork processing company, established in 1998 in Northwood, Iowa as a custom boning and fabrication business. Today, the company serves customers around the world as one of the nation’s largest...
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Minneapolis, MN, May 2015 – Spell Capital Partners is pleased to announce its investment, alongside senior management, in Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. and its affiliates.  Vestal Manufacturing is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of foundry cast iron and steel fabricated components to municipalities, original equipment manufacturers and the home, hearth and patio industries.  Vestal is the...
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Minneapolis, MN, January 2015– Spell Capital Partners is pleased to announce its investment in Tech Cast Holdings, LLC.  Tech Cast is a leading provider of near-net shape investment castings for the commercial, mining, medical, agricultural, oil field and military industries.  Tech Cast is industry leading in the size of its product offerings, with the capability to...
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Minneapolis, MN, August 2014 – Spell Capital Partners is pleased to announce its investment, alongside senior management, in Animal Adventure, Inc. and its affiliates. Animal Adventure, a designer and distributor of plush toys for the children’s and pet retail markets, was established in 1998 as a small distributor of plush toys to department stores and mid-tier retailers. Today,...
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Minneapolis, MN, April 2014 – Spell Capital announces an investment in Valley Vessel Fabricators, LLC (“VVF”). The VVF transaction represents the fourth investment in Spell’s Fund IV. Founded in 2008, Valley Vessel Fabricators is a recognized industry leader for high-quality engineering and production equipment of custom ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) fabricated pressure vessels and oilfield...
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Minneapolis, MN, March 2014– Spell Capital announces an investment in GAF Manufacturing, LLC (“GAF”) dba Midwest Plastic Products. The GAF transaction represents the third portfolio company investment in Spell’s Fund IV. GAF, with facilities in Wisconsin and Iowa, primarily manufactures and markets plastic drain tile, fittings and pipe accessories. The majority of GAF’s products are sold to farmers...
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Minneapolis, MN, December 2013– Spell Capital announces Vesta Card Manufacturing has been acquired by American Card Services, which is a portfolio company of Spell Capital Partners. American Card Services acquired the assets of Vesta Card Manufacturing located in Scottsdale, AZ. Vesta has specialized in the design, printing, personalization, mailing, and distribution of plastic cards for the...
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Data Manufacturing, St. Louis, Missouri, (dba: American Card Services) is a leading manufacturer of printed gift and loyalty cards for global retail merchant payment processors. American Card Services has developed a niche expertise in manufacturing and fulfilling short run gift card orders for retailers around the United States. The company’s proprietary order entry software interface enables...
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