Answer Financial Inc.
Answer Financial Inc. (“AFI”) is an e-commerce insurance broker utilizing a combination of the internet, corporate intranets and telephony to distribute personal lines insurance and investment products. AFI operates direct-to-consumer and offers reduced costs with the advantages of choice, speed of delivery, confidentiality, convenience and a non-intrusive sales process. The Company’s initial strategy was to offer its service through affinity groups, primarily corporations with 1,000 or more employees. White Mountains Insurance acquired a 42% interest in the company in January 2008. Subsequently the entire company was sold to Allstate Corporation in October 2011.
Connectiva Systems is a provider of revenue assurance and business process integration software primarily to wireless telecom carriers. Connectiva Systems makes software that increases telecom operator performance and productivity from their existing infrastructure (IT systems & Business Support System / Operating Support System assets). Estimated anywhere between 2-11% of telecom’s provider’s revenues, Connectiva provides a product-driven solution compared to the consultative approach by its competitors. The Company’s product line facilitates the integration of old and new operations and business support systems with a significant reduction of time, manpower and money over previous methods.
Eclipsys Corporation is a healthcare information technology company delivering solutions that enable healthcare providers to achieve improved clinical, financial and administrative outcomes. At the time of investment, Eclipsys offered an integrated suite of core products in four critical areas: clinical management, access management, patient financial management and enterprise data warehouse and analysis. The Company’s products are designed specifically to deliver a measurable impact on outcomes, enabling its company’s customers to quantify clinical benefits and return on investment in a precise and timely manner. Eclipsys went public in August 1998.
Equant N.V. is a leading provider of seamless international data network services to multinational businesses and is a single source for global desktop communications. Equant provides managed data network services, network design and integration, equipment installation, maintenance and support services and software development services. The company is now consolidated into Orange Business Services. Equant went public in July 1998.
Evenflo Company, Inc.
Evenflo Company, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of juvenile products in the US, Canada and Mexico. Evenflo has leading market share positions in feeding products (Evenflo brand), activity centers (ExerSaucer brand), and soft carriers (Snugli brand), plus a strong presence in car seats and travel systems/strollers. Evenflo sells its products through major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Babies R Us / Toys R Us and Kmart. The company was sold to a financial buyer in February 2007.
Huntsman ICI Chemicals LLC
Huntsman ICI Chemicals LLC (“Huntsman ICI”) is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of specialty and commodity chemicals throughout its four principal businesses: polyurethane chemicals, propylene oxide, petrochemicals (in particular olefins) and titanium dioxide. The company is characterized by leading market positions, superior low cost operating capabilities, a high degree of technological expertise, a diversity of products and markets and geographic regions served, significant product integration, and strong growth prospects. Huntsman ICI was sold to Huntsman LLC in May 2003.
International Home Foods, Inc.
International Home Foods, Inc. (“IHF”) is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of a diversified, well-established portfolio of shelf-stable food products with popular brand names, including Chef Boyardee prepared foods, Bumble Bee premium canned seafood, PAM cooking spray, Polaner fruit spreads and spices and Gulden’s mustard. IHF went public in November 1997.
True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Inc.
True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Inc. was created in January 1998 by the combination of three independent businesses to create one of the first consolidators in the highly fragmented $24 billion automotive collision repair market at that time. True2Form’s core competencies: (i) consistent, high quality customer service experience, (ii) a seasoned store acquisition strategy, (iii) strong insurance channel relationships, (iv) purchasing power and (v) a broad network of owner/operator contacts through consulting relationships and industry associations. The company was sold to The Boyd Group in June 2010.