CableOrganizer, a portfolio company of KT Capital and CapitalSouth Partners, has acquired the assets of EquiCross, a distributor of crowd control, traffic control and safety products. Funding for this transaction was led by CapitalSouth Growth Fund.
EquiCross is a distributor of crowd control, traffic control and safety products with a strong E-commerce offering. It provides its products and services online for individuals, corporations and government agencies in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 2002 by Patrick and Kimberly Bienvenu and is based in Tampa (www.crowdcontrolstore.com).
CableOrganizer.com, acquired by KT Capital and CapitalSouth Partners in June 2013, is an online retailer of electrical, telecom/datacom/networking, home theater, cable and wire management products. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale (www.CableOrganizer.com).
The CEA Group (www.ceaworldwide.com) advised EquiCross in connection with the sale of its assets to CableOrganizer. Peter Schmedt, Managing Director of CEA’s corporate finance advisory group, was the team leader on the transaction. Mr. Schmedt is based in CEA’s Tampa office.
KT Capital Partners invests in companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million and at least $1 million of EBITDA that are based in the southeastern United States. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta (www.ktcapital.net).
CapitalSouth Partners invests mezzanine debt and equity in companies with revenues of at least $10 million and EBITDA of at least $3 million. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer/retail, energy, general industrial, healthcare, and technology. CapitalSouth has over $700 million of capital under management through multiple committed funds. The firm was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Charlotte with additional offices in Louisville, Atlanta, and Raleigh (www.capitalsouthpartners.com).
2014 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 6-11-14