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Consumer
amc Apple and EveAzul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras SA
Coffee Connection DTS edge
Evenflo Fender Flynn Restaurant Group
Guitar Center Hanna Andersson Hunter Fan Company
Insulair JetBlue Airways Jimmy John's
Learning Curve International Leeann Chin Morris Air
Party City Holdings PAPYRUS Petzazz
RedEnvelope RE/MAX Restoration Hardware
Robbins Bros. Sassaby DTS
SquareTradeToo Faced Trimark Sportswear Group
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Wild Oats Markets

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Business Services
Advisors AECOM Casella Waste Systems
DISYSIntegrity Interactive Integro
Rockwood Service CorperationScene7 Summit Energy Services
Thomas Weisel Partners Wolf Holdings Organization Xenon Arc

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Industrial Growth
Alpine Engineering Products Associated Materials Cellu Tissue Holdings
DelStar Technologies Durcon Laboratory Tops Lion Brewery
MacDermid Incorperated Micro Power Purcell Systems
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Achievement Technologies Achievement Technologies
Columbia, MD
www.achievementtech.com
The Company developed Internet-based educational programs to help grade-school students and adult learners master essential skills. The Company’s grade-school products were oriented toward preparing students for mandatory standardized tests within their region.  The Company was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Company, a leading educational publisher.
AECOM AECOM Technology Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
www.aecom.com
AECOM is a global leader in the technical professional services industry. Services provided by AECOM operating companies include design, engineering and consulting; program management and construction management; and outsourced technical staffing and logistical support services. AECOM’s customers include government agencies and large corporations which are served by its 16,000 employees through a global network of more than 25 major operating offices.  The Company is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "ACM". 
Alpine Engineered Products, Inc. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.
Pompano Beach, FL
www.alpeng.com
Alpine is a leading manufacturer and supplier of products and services to the pre-manufactured truss industry in the United States. Alpine's integrated product offering, including its proprietary truss software, metal connectors, and truss manufacturing equipment, provides its clients with a total business solution for designing and producing roof and floor truss components and other pre-manufactured housing components (e.g., wall panels). The Company also markets light-gauge steel trusses, primarily applied in light commercial buildings. The Company was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), a diversified industrial company engaged in the design and manufacture of engineered products and specialty systems.
AMC Entertainment, Inc. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Kansas City, MO
www.amctheatres.com
AMC is the leader in modern, megaplex-style theatre complexes which are the choice of almost 200 million moviegoers each year. With 80 years of success and proven leadership, AMC Theatres dominates the list of Top 50 highest-grossing theatres in North America every week.
American Asphalt & Grading Company American Asphalt & Grading Company
North Las Vegas, NV
www.aaandg.com
American Asphalt & Grading Company is a leading provider of infrastructure construction services to private and public sector clients in the southwestern United States.
Flynn Restaurant Group Flynn Restaurant Group
San Francisco, CA
www.appleamerican.com
Flynn Restaurant Group owns and operates 514 restaurants in 25 states and is the largest U.S. franchisee in the restaurant industry. Its two divisions, Apple American Group and Bell American Group, represent 438 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bars and 76 Yum! Brands restaurants, respectively.
Apple & Eve Apple & Eve, LLC
Roslyn, NY
www.appleandeve.com
Apple & Eve is a leading developer and marketer of natural beverages for the retail food, wholesale club, mass merchandise, and convenience store market. The Company sells premium beverages including 100% pure cranberry juice blends, apple juice blends, and fruit juices for children. Brands include the Company's flagship Apple & Eve brand name, Northland Cranberries, Made in the Shade, and Sesame Street (license agreement).
ArrowPath Venture Capital II ArrowPath Venture Capital II, L.P.
Redwood Shores, CA
www.arrowpathvc.com
ArrowPath Venture Capital II is an early-stage venture fund focused on investments in information security, data storage, and caching/data management technologies.
Associated Materials Associated Materials
Akron, OH
www.associatedmaterials.com
Associated Materials is a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products, including vinyl windows, vinyl siding, aluminum and steel siding and accessories, as well as vinyl fencing and railings. Products are distributed through more than 125 company-owned supply centers and 250 independent distributors across the U.S. and Canada.
AtHoc AtHoc, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.athoc.com
AtHoc, Inc. is a provider of net-centric mass notification systems to military, government, higher education and commercial organizations. AtHoc software enables organizations to effectively aggregate, manage and track business alerts from different sources in the enterprise and to deliver them to the targeted audience. As a result, businesses are able to effectively leverage alerts to streamline workflow processes, drive transactions and promote greater self-service and usage among their employees and customers.
Azul Brazilian Airlines Azul Brazilian Airlines
Barueri, Brazil
viajemais.voeazul.com.br
Azul is a start-up airline formed to deliver scheduled domestic passenger aviation services throughout Brazil. The Company was founded by CEO David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue. Azul will focus on developing a differentiated product with a strong brand name through point-to-point flights from secondary airports, competitive pricing to current bus travel options, and low operating costs. Azul’s maiden flight was on December 15, 2008.
BlueArc BlueArc Corporation
San Jose, CA
www.bluearc.com
BlueArc Corporation delivers the world's highest-performance and most scalable enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS) systems. BlueArc's systems are designed to simplify the way enterprise customers design and build their storage infrastructures, allowing them to fully exploit their networks while dramatically lowering their total cost of ownership. BlueArc is able to provide products with groundbreaking speed, scalability and low total cost-of-ownership as a result of its unique SiliconServer architecture.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Rutland, VT
www.casella.com
Casella Waste Systems is a regional, integrated solid waste services company, operating primarily throughout the eastern portion of the United States and parts of Canada. The Company provides collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services, generation of electricity and steam and the manufacture of finished products utilizing recyclable materials. Casella Waste also markets recyclable metals, plastics, paper and corrugated products processed at its facilities and by third parties. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "CWST".
Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc. Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc.
Alpharetta, GA
www.cellutissue.com
Cellu Tissue manufactures and markets a variety of specialty tissue hard rolls and machine-glazed paper used in the manufacture of various end products, including diapers, facial and bath tissue, assorted paper towels and food wraps. In addition, Cellu Tissue produces a variety of converted tissue and paper towel products. Cellu Tissue’s customers include major North American producers of branded and unbranded disposable consumer absorbent and tissue products for the personal hygienic and health care markets, national and regional tissue products distributors, and third-party converters who sell their products to food, retail, bakery and confections companies. The Company trades on the NYSE under the symbol "CLU".
CSTV Networks CSTV Networks
New York, NY
www.collegesports.com
CSTV: College Sports Television is comprised of two primary business units: College Sports TV, the fastest growing independent cable network, and College Sports Online, the number one online destination for college sports, information, scores and analysis. The Company was acquired by CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS).
Coffee Connection The Coffee Connection
Seattle, WA
www.starbucks.com
The Coffee Connection sold fresh-brewed coffees and espresso beverages primarily through its Company-owned retail stores in New England. The Company was acquired by the largest participant in the retail coffee industry, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX).
Cybertrust, Inc. Cybertrust, Inc.
Reston, VA
www.cybertrust.com
Cybertrust, the world's largest privately held information security company, was formed through the November 2004 merger of TruSecure Corporation and BeTrusted. Cybertrust provides large enterprises and governments around the world with a suite of security products and services to address their vulnerability detection and prevention, identity management, risk management, and compliance needs. The Company was acquired by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) in 2007.
DelStar Technologies U.S. Netting, Inc. (DelStar Technologies)
Austin, TX
www.delstarinc.com
Delstar Technologies, formerly U.S. Netting, was formed in September 2001 with the merger of U.S. Netting (dba. Naltex) and AET’s Specialty Nets & Nonwovens division. The Company is a leading supplier of filtration components and filter media to the industrial, air, and water filtration markets. The new company is a technical leader in providing a broad suite of products to the filtration and separation industries, as well as certain specialty medical and industrial applications. The Company redeemed Weston Presidio's interest in 2004.
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Agoura Hills, CA
www.dtsonline.com
DTS develops, markets and licenses proprietary multi-channel audio technology for use in the theatrical and consumer audio markets. DTS provides multi-channel audio for motion pictures on 19,000 screens worldwide. The Company licenses its decoder technology to equipment manufacturers for home theater, automobiles, and computers and to content creators for DVD, Compact Disc, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "DTSI".
Durcon Laboratory Tops Holdings, Inc. Durcon Laboratory Tops Holdings, Inc.
Taylor, TX
www.labtops.com
Durcon Laboratory Tops is the leading manufacturer of laboratory countertops and accessories produced with epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is the worksurface choice for harsh laboratory, classroom and research environments because of the material's outstanding chemical resistance, durability, non-flammability and non-absorbancy. Durcon also fabricates other lab-grade materials, such as phenolic resin and commercial stone.
Eastport Operating Partners, L.P. Eastport Operating Partners, L.P.
New York, NY
www.eastportlp.com
Eastport Operating Partners is a private equity investment fund focusing on investments in small, privately held, basic industry companies in the United States. The Partnership employs a strategy of acquiring, consolidating, and actively managing previously under-managed companies in fragmented markets.
Evenflo Company, Inc. Evenflo Company, Inc.
Miamisburg, OH
www.evenflo.com
www.ameda.com
Evenflo, headquartered in Vandalia, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of infant and juvenile products. Committed to innovation, safety and education for more than 85 years, Evenflo has been the trusted name in everything babies need to grow, go, play and thrive. From bottles to carriers and car seats, Evenflo creates inspired products for today’s active families worldwide.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ
www.fender.com
Fender Musical Instruments, founded in 1946, is a pioneer and market leader in the development, manufacture and sale of electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers and related products to musicians worldwide. The Company maintains one of the most distinguished legacies in the music industry with gear including the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Twin Reverb. The Company markets and distributes under the brand names: Fender, Guild, Squier, Takamine, Jackson, Charvel, Tacoma, Olympia, Ovation, Hamer, SWR, Genz Benz, Gretsch, Latin Percussion, Toca, Sabian and Gibraltar.
Flying Bear Media, Inc. Flying Bear Media, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.energy927.com
Formed in 2004, Flying Bear Media operates KBTB-FM as KNGY 92.7 FM, an urban dance format radio station broadcasting in the San Francisco market.
Guitar Center, Inc. Guitar Center, Inc.
Agoura Hills, CA
www.guitarcenter.com
Guitar Center is the nation's leading retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro audio and recording equipment with 88 stores operating in 36 major markets, as well as eight stores in secondary markets. The Company went public in 1997.
Hanna Andersson, Inc. Hanna Andersson, Inc.
Portland, OR
www.hannaandersson.com
Hanna Andersson is a leading provider of lifestyle branded apparel for children and the family. The Company sells its high-quality clothing through its catalog, website and Hanna Andersson retail locations. Weston Presidio sold its interest in the Company in 2004.
Herald Media Herald Media, Inc.
Boston, MA
www.heraldmedia.com
Herald Media publishes the Boston Herald and Women’s Business as well as several associated websites including Bostonherald.com, Jobfind.com, Carfind.com, and Homefind.com. The Boston Herald is one of the leading major metropolitan daily newspapers in the United States, and is the second largest newspaper in terms of circulation in New England.
HerbalScience Nutraceuticals, LLC HerbalScience Nutraceuticals, LLC
Naples, FL
www.herbalsciencegroup.com
HerbalScience is a leading nutraceutical ingredient supplier that has developed an advanced, proprietary, and environmentally-friendly extraction technology which enables the production of dose-to-dose reliable whole botanical extracts. The dose-effective HerbalScience extracts maintain the natural synergy of a plant’s chemical makeup while enhancing its medicinal effectiveness. The HerbalScience extracts are used as brand-enhancing ingredients by leading functional food, functional beverage and nutraceutical brands in North America and Asia.
Hunter Fan CompanyHunter Fan Company
Memphis, TN
www.hunterfan.com
Founded in 1886, Hunter Fan Company pioneered the ceiling fan, introducing the first electric model in 1890. Today, Hunter is a premier designer, manufacturer, and distributor of high-quality ceiling fans, home comfort products, and lighting. It continues to hold undisputed brand leadership in the ceiling fan category under the Hunter and Casablanca labels, and has diversified its offerings into a variety of home comfort products marketed under the Hunter name, including thermostats, air purifiers, and humidifiers. Through the Company’s lighting division, the Company designs and manufactures a variety of lighting products under the Hunter, Kenroy, and Design Craft names. Weston Presidio sold Hunter Fan to a financial investor in 2003.
IC Works, Inc. IC Works, Inc.
San Jose, CA
www.cypress.com
IC Works manufactured semiconductor products and was a provider of semiconductor fabrication services. The Company was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE:CY).
Innovation Technology Group Innovation Technology Group
Sunnyvale, CA
www.vitria.com
Innovation Technology Group, through its subsidiaries Vitria Technology and QilinSoft LLC, provides business process integration software and services for corporations in telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and insurance, finance, and other industries. The Company offers a software platform for business process integration that creates and deploys process and integration content, such as process models and data transformations. The Company also provides pre-built process applications to support selected business processes in specific industries.
Insulair, Inc. Insulair, Inc.
Vernalis, CA
www.insulair.com
Insulair utilizes patented technology to manufacture innovative insulated paper containers for the foodservice industry. Its flagship product is an insulated disposable paper cup that combines superior insulation with an attractive printing surface. Insulair was acquired by Koch Industries and its Georgia Pacific subsidiary in 2006.
Integrity Interactive Corporation Integrity Interactive Corporation
Waltham, MA
www.integrity-interactive.com
Integrity is a technology-powered, data-driven company that helps global corporations measure, manage, and mitigate the risk of compliance failures and attention-grabbing scandals. Integrity combines proprietary technology, content, data, and professional services to keep companies out of headlines, boards out of spotlights, executives out of cross-hairs, and employees out of trouble. Our comprehensive compliance risk management offerings include: Strategy & Assessment; Training & Communications; and Measurement & Reporting. Integrity works with hundreds of the world’s great companies, and serves millions of employees on six continents.
Integro, Ltd. Integro, Ltd.
New York, NY
www.integrogroup.com
Integro is a full service, independent insurance firm providing dedicated brokerage and risk management services to commercial clients on a global basis. The Company was started by a group of senior industry executives with the goal of assessing risk and securing competitive insurance programs for commercial and institutional enterprises that have large and/or complex risks with specialized insurance needs.
JetBlue Airways Corporation jetBlue Airways Corporation
New York, NY
www.jetblue.com
jetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost domestic airline that operates from John F. Kennedy International Airport. jetBlue, which serves cities in the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast regions, operates a fleet of environmentally friendly Airbus A320 aircraft, outfitted with roomy all-leather seats and 24-channel satellite television at every seat. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "JBLU".
Jimmy John's, LLC Jimmy John's, LLC
Champaign, IL
www.jimmyjohns.com
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops has become one of the country’s leading, fastest growing sandwich restaurant chains and has grown over the last twenty years to more than 1500 corporate and franchised locations in 35 states. Jimmy John’s niche is sandwich delivery, something they have perfected. The Company offers its streamlined menu of fresh baked bread, high quality ingredients and made-to-order sandwiches, all prepared at exceptional speed, to its highly loyal customers.
L. Kee & Company, Inc. L. Kee & Company, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA
www.lkeeco.com
Keeco markets a broad assortment of coordinated hand crafted home textile products (e.g. quilts, table linens and curtains) through mass merchants, department stores, and specialty retailers. The Company imports essentially all of its products from China.
Learning Curve International, Inc. Learning Curve International, Inc.
Chicago, IL
www.learningcurve.com
Learning Curve International is a prominent developer and worldwide marketer of high quality, classic developmental products for children. The Company distributes its products through specialty retailers, independent retailers, catalogs, and museum stores. The Company’s product portfolio, including Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ Wooden Railway System, Lamaze Infant Development System™ and Madeline, encourages imagination and educational development for children from birth to age 12. The Company was acquired by RC2 Corporation (formerly known as Racing Champions), a leading designer, producer and manufacturer of high quality toy and infant products (NASDAQ: RCRC).
Leeann Chin, Inc. Leeann Chin, Inc.
Bloomington, MN
www.leeannchin.com
Leeann Chin was an operator of casual dining and quick service restaurants in Minneapolis-St. Paul that featured unique contemporary Chinese cuisine. Weston Presidio sold its interest in the Company in 2004.
The Lion Brewery The Lion Brewery
Wilkes-Barre, PA
www.lionbrewery.com
The Lion Brewery is a regional brewer founded in the 1890’s, specializing in the brewing and bottling of new age sodas, premium beers and Malta under the Lion, Brewery Hill and Stagmaier brands. The Lion Brewery was acquired in January 1999.
Micro Power Electronics, Inc. Micro Power Electronics, Inc.
Hillsboro, OR
www.micro-power.com
Micro Power is a leading developer and manufacturer of complex custom power solutions for use in portable, mission-critical applications. Micro Power’s custom battery packs and smart battery charger systems power a wide range of devices in the medical, automatic identification, data collection and commercial military markets.
MacDermid Incorporated MacDermid Incorporated
Denver, CO
www.macdermid.com
MacDermid is a leading global provider of proprietary specialty chemicals and technical services to a wide range of diverse end use markets including electronics, metal and plastics finishing and offshore oil and gas markets. The Company competes in a wide range of attractive niche markets and typically holds a #1 or #2 market position in each of its businesses.
MapQuest.com MapQuest.com
Dulles, VA
www.mapquest.com
MapQuest.com is a leading online supplier of mapping and destination information. The Company brings over 30 years of mapping experience together with proprietary systems for integrating and editing of geographic databases to provide comprehensive online mapping solutions for businesses and consumers. In June 2000, the Company was acquired by America Online (NASDAQ: AOL).
MediaQ, Inc. MediaQ, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
www.mediaq.com
MediaQ is a fabless semiconductor company focusing on the post-PC world of information appliances. The Company was the first to integrate DRAM, complex logic and analog circuits in a single chip used in the rapidly expanding consumer electronic, mobile and Internet appliance markets. MediaQ’s innovative embedded DRAM technology provides application specific processing power, smaller form factors and a rich graphics experience – all useful characteristics in the development of next generation intelligent computing devices. The Company was acquired by NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA).
Morris Air Corporation Morris Air Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT
www.iflyswa.com
Morris Air was a regional discount airline based in the Western United States. The Company was acquired by Southwest Airlines. (NASDAQ: LUV)
National Vascular Care National Vascular Care, Inc.
Rosemont, PA
www.nationalvascularcare.com
National Vascular Care develops and operates Vascular Access Centers that focus on the needs of patients with ESRD or kidney failure. National Vascular operates centers in partnership with nephrologists, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons who share in all financial and operational decisions. The Company's belief is that superior patient care for vascular access is best delivered in a focused, single specialty, dedicated setting.
Nebraska Book Company Nebraska Book Company
Lincoln, NE
www.nebook.com
Nebraska Book Company is both a used textbook wholesaler and a college bookstore retailer. Its used textbook wholesale operation sells nearly 7 million textbooks annually, and the Company owns or operates more than 277 college bookstores. Nebraska Book provides additional services that complement its core businesses including: an e-commerce offering, a centralized buying service for member bookstores, a distribution business that provides materials for distance education courses, and a software business for college bookstores.
NextMedia Group, LLC NextMedia Group, LLC
Englewood, CO
www.nextmediagroup.net
NextMedia is a growing out-of-home media company that owns and operates radio stations and outdoor advertising properties in large and mid-sized markets throughout the US. NextMedia owns 42 radio stations in 12 markets, and more than 5,000 bulletin and poster displays in six of the top ten markets.
Schurman Fine Papers (Papyrus) Schurman Fine Papers (Papyrus)
Fairfield, CA
www.papyrusonline.com
Schurman Fine Papers (Papyrus) is a leading retailer of greeting cards, stationery, journals, gift wrap and gift product. In April 2009, Schurman Fine Papers acquired the U.S. and Canadian retail operations of American Greetings, resulting in 498 total retail stores, offering products of elegant design and outstanding service. Founded in 1950, Papyrus is the destination for celebrating life and all of its moments.
Petzazz Weisheimer Companies, Inc.
(Petzazz)

Gahanna, OH
www.petsmart.com
Weisheimer Companies, Inc. (Petzazz) operated a chain of retail superstores providing discount pet foods, services, supplies and accessories in the Midwestern United States. The Company was acquired by PETsMART, the nation’s largest operator of superstores servicing the pet industry (NASDAQ: PETM).
Picarro, Inc. Picarro, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
www.picarro.com

Picarro produces high performance and easy to use gas analyzers. Picarro analyzers serve a wide variety of markets including atmospheric science, greenhouse gas measurement, air quality, food safety, hydrology, biomaterials testing, ecology, environmental justice, semi-conductor, industrial process gas measurement, and landfill gas measurement.

Purcell Systems, Inc. Purcell Systems, Inc.
Liberty Lake, WA
www.purcellsystems.com
Purcell Systems is a manufacturer of fully integrated, customized power cabinet solutions for the communications industry. The Company’s products combine new and existing power systems with modularly-designed outdoor cabinets to precisely fit the needs of communication service providers and network operators.
RedEnvelope Inc. RedEnvelope, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.redenvelope.com
RedEnvelope is the leading online retailer of unique and stylish gifts for all occasions. RedEnvelope’s refined merchandise and simple design make it the definitive online resource for elegant gift-giving. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "REDE".
RE/MAX RE/MAX
Denver, CO
www.remax.com
Founded in 1973 by David and Gail Liniger, RE/MAX is the world’s leading franchisor of residential real estate brokerage services. The Company oversees a network of more than 92,000 agents in more than 75 countries. RE/MAX's fixed fee-based business model and strong brand consistently attract the most experienced and productive real estate agents.
Restoration Hardware, Inc. Restoration Hardware, Inc.
Corte Madera, CA
www.restorationhardware.com
Restoration Hardware is a specialty home furnishings retailer with stores throughout the United States. The Company’s distinctive merchandise includes furniture, outdoor accessories, hardware and unique gift items. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "RSTO".
CurtCo Publishing/Robb Report CurtCo Publishing / Robb Report
Malibu, CA
www.curtco.com
CurtCo Media has operated as a developer of publishing businesses for more than two decades. With its current family of publications, CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury markets with a powerful network of leading lifestyle publications, including the world’s most acclaimed journal of connoisseurship, Robb Report, as well as The Robb Report Collection, Art & Antiques, Robb Report Sports and Luxury Auto and Robb Report Vacation Homes. CurtCo added to its growing portfolio of ultra affluent publications with the acquisition of Gulfshore Life, Sarasota Magazine and San Diego Magazine, regional luxury lifestyle magazines serving the Naples, Sarasota and San Diego markets.
Robbins Bros. Robbins Bros.
Los Angeles, CA
www.robbinsbros.com
Robbins Bros. Jewelry, Inc., operates eight retail stores in Southern California and two stores in Texas. The Company's stores focus exclusively on bridal and wedding jewelry, offering customers an unmatched selection of high-quality diamonds and settings, outstanding service and exceptional value.
Rockwood Service Corporation Rockwood Service Corporation
Greenwich, CT
www.rockwoodservice.com
Rockwood Service Corporation provides non-destructive testing (NDT), materials evaluation and related engineering services to large industrial companies throughout North America. The Company supports the maintenance and construction efforts of its customers in a wide variety of industries including pulp and paper, petroleum and petrochemical products, electric power, as well as many of the leading railroads throughout the world.
Sassaby Sassaby, Inc.
San Diego, CA
www.janecosmetics.com
Sassaby developed and marketed the JANE line of color cosmetics targeted at teenage girls and sold through mass merchants, drugstores and food stores. The Company was acquired by the Estée Lauder Companies, the leading provider of branded cosmetics to department stores. (NYSE: EL)
Scene7 Scene7
San Rafael, CA
www.scene7.com
Scene7 enables sophisticated Internet commerce by providing an integrated suite of visual merchandising technologies, which include visual wrapping, 3D viewing and coordinating. Scene7, which began by developing the technology behind GoodHome.com, helps online businesses produce timely, interactive web sites that drive sales through advanced visualization and customization functionalities. The Company was acquired by Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE).
Silego Silego Technology, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
www.silego.com
Silego Technology, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the design and manufacture of high performance mixed-signal and analog products for high volume applications in computation, communication and digital consumer markets. Silego's core technical competencies are signal distribution/PLL (phase lock loop), and power management/PWM.
SquareTrade SquareTrade, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.squaretrade.com
SquareTrade got its start in 1999 as an industry-leader in online merchant verification and dispute resolution; the SquareTrade Seal is still widely regarded as the single most trusted icon on eBay. Since then, SquareTrade has become the largest independent warranty provider and the only warranty consistently rated 5-stars by consumers.
Star International Holdings Star International Holdings, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
www.star-mfg.com/
Star International Holdings Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is a leading manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, including: counter-top cooking equipment, sandwich grills, conveyor ovens and toasters, hot dog and popcorn equipment, specialty warmers and heated merchandising equipment. Star’s products are used in a broad range of applications that include fast food, leisure, concessions and traditional restaurant operations. The Company was acquired by Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) in 2007.
Summit Energy Services Summit Energy Services
Louisville, KY
www.summitenergy.com
Summit Energy Services is a global provider of risk management, energy procurement, and sustainability services to more than 150 large industrial and commercial clients. Summit manages nearly $20 billion in annual energy spend for clients operating in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, government, chemical, food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Summit is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with additional U.S. offices in Houston and Dallas, and international offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Mexico and The Netherlands.
Tekni-Plex Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Somerville, NJ
www.tekni-plex.com
Tekni-Plex is a global, diversified manufacturer of packaging, products, and materials for the healthcare, consumer products, and food industries. In addition, the Company is the leading domestic producer of garden hose, medical-grade vinyl tubing, specialty resins and compounds, and other plastic materials.
Thomas Weisel Partners Thomas Weisel Partners, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.tweisel.com
Thomas Weisel Partners is a merchant bank dedicated to identifying and working strategically with high quality growth companies in the following industries: technology, business services, retail and consumer products, media and communications, financial services, and healthcare. Thomas Weisel Partners went public in 2006 and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TWPG".
Trimark Sportswear Group Trimark Sportswear Group, Inc.
Markham, Ontario, Canada
www.trimarksportswear.com
Trimark is a leading designer, importer, and marketer of promotional apparel (e.g., golf shirts, woven shirts, and outerwear). The Company's products are sold through a network of over 1,500 promotional product distributors throughout Canada.
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Tweeter Home Entertainment Group
Canton, MA
www.tweeter.com
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group is a specialty retailer of mid- to high-end audio and video consumer electronics products.
Virage Virage, Inc.
San Mateo, CA
www.virage.com
Virage was a provider of solutions that enable video for strategic online applications. The Virage Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or corporate intranets. The Virage platform provided content owners with the complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into business, entertainment and information applications. Virage was acquired by Autonomy, plc.
Vitria Technology Vitria Technology, Inc.
Mountain View, CA
www.vitria.com
Vitria Technology, Inc. is a provider of business infrastructure software. Vitria's ebusiness platform, BusinessWare, automates mission-critical business processes across the extended enterprise, reducing time to market, shortening lead times, lowering operating costs and increasing customer satisfaction. Vitria went public in 2000.  In 2007, Weston Presidio participated in a go private transaction and is now an investor in Innovation Technology Group, the successor company.
Wild Oats Markets Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Boulder, CO
www.wildoats.com
Wild Oats was the nation’s second largest operator of natural food supermarkets, primarily located in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and California. The Company’s more than 110 stores operate under the brands Wild Oats Community Market, Alfalfa's, Nature's Fresh, Henry's, Sun Harvest, Capers in Canada, and others across the United States. The Company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "OATS".
Wolf Holdings Organization, Inc. Wolf Holdings Organization, Inc.
York, PA
www.wolforg.net
The Wolf Organization's primary operating division, Wolf Distributing Company, distributes kitchen cabinets and specialty building products to 2,000 building products retailers and end users from Maine to Virginia. Yorkpoint Logistics and Baublitz Advertising provide outsourced logistics and advertising and marketing services, respectively, to other companies in the construction and building materials market.
AAH Holdings Xenon Arc
Bellevue, WA
www.xenonarc.com
Xenon Arc provides innovative and cost-effective technology-enabled business process solutions to large industrial manufacturing companies. Xenon Arc is dedicated to delivering a flexible and dynamic portfolio of service offerings geared to extend and expand the options available to industrial manufacturers for servicing their diverse customer segments’ needs, effectively and efficiently.
ZOOTS Zoots Corporation
Newton, MA
www.zoots.com
Zoots is a chain of dry cleaning stores and delivery routes that offers greater convenience and improved service through centralized cleaning facilities, 24-hour access for drop-off and pick-up, e-mail notification of when orders are ready and larger more convenient store locations.
Advisors Excel Advisors Excel
Topeka, KS
www.advisorsexcel.com
Advisors Excel is a leading Independent Marketing Organization providing independent agents with marketing, training, support and negotiated wholesale relationships with annuity and life insurance carriers. Its network, or hierarchy, of agents serves as an outsourced sales and marketing function for life insurance carriers, allowing carriers to “variabalize” the cost of marketing and selling certain financial products. The Company’s unique advisor base makes in extremely valuable to carriers seeking a concentrated, highly responsive distribution partner.
Party City Holdings Party City Holdings
(Amscan/Party City/Party America)

Elmsford, NY
www.amscan.com
www.partycity.com
www.partyamerica.com
www.factorycard.com
Party City Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in decorated party supplies. With the 2005 acquisition of Party City Corporation, the company created a vertically integrated business combining the leading product design, manufacturing and distribution platform, Amscan, with the largest U.S. retailer of party supplies. Over the last five years, the company has established the largest network of party supply stores in the United States with over 1,200 locations consisting of approximately 800 party superstores (including approximately 230 franchised stores), principally under the Party City banner, and a temporary Halloween network of over 400 locations under the Halloween City banner. The company also operates PartyCity.com, its primary e-commerce site.
Too Faced Too Faced Holdings
Irvine, CA
www.toofaced.com
Too Faced is a growing prestige cosmetics company founded in 1998 by former celebrity makeup artist Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. Too Faced’s feminine, glamorous, playful brand image has built a loyal, cult consumer following with women ages 18 to 35. The company’s products are sold in over 1,200 retail doors in the US and over 500 international doors across 25 countries.
DISYS DISYS
McLean, VA
www.disys.com
DISYS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified IT staffing and consulting company with core services in IT Staffing and Consulting, Finance and Professional Services, ERP Services, and Infrastructure Support Services. As a global business partner, the company delivers high quality and consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide. DISYS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with numerous offices and delivery locations in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
Edge Systems Edge Systems
Signal Hill, CA
www.edgesystemscorp.com
Founded in 1997, Edge Systems designs, assembles and markets machines & related consumable products for an advanced skin care procedure called the HydraFacial that helps rejuvenate and maintain skin health & wellness. Edge Systems products, including HydraFacial™, are available in over 50 countries worldwide.
Snooze Snooze
Denver, CO
www.snoozeeatery.com
Founded in 2006, Snooze is a unique restaurant concept that aims to re-energize the way you think, feel and, ultimately, eat breakfast. Along with great food and attentive service, the Company is focused on creating a sustainable restaurant environment and working with local vendors to source fresh, high-quality ingredients. Snooze currently has five locations throughout Colorado and one location in San Diego, California.