Here's a portrait of Centerfield
Capital Partners sent in by Tom Hiatt, Managing Director.
Their Web site is at
provides growth capital–usually in the form of subordinated debt
to privately held middle market companies with annual revenues
between $5 million and $100 million located in the central
Companies in which we
invest may be seeking capital to expand their operations, launch
a new market, enter a new market, or buy another company. We
also provide capital to individuals or to management teams
planning to purchase a company or a division of a larger firm.
We look for companies
with a proven management team, positive cash flow in a growing
market. Our industry focus is healthcare, information
technologies, communications, business and financial services,
and manufacturing and distribution.
Our investments range
from $1 million to $3.5 million and are usually structured as
subordinated debt with warrants or preferred stock with
Centerfield is one of Indiana’s largest institutionally backed
providers of private growth capital and is the state's largest
Small Business Investment Company (SBIC).
here are some examples of their investments:
Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, this is a leading
designer, importer and marketer of high quality, value-priced
accessory and convenience products within the $34 billion
do-it-yourself parts and accessories segment of the U.S.
automotive aftermarket industry.
Headquartered in Archbold, Ohio, this is the largest scaffolding
manufacturer in the United States. Bil-jax produces leading
brands of interior and exterior scaffolding, aerial lifts, event
seating and staging products, elevating trailers, drywall lifts
and carts, tool boxes, log splitters, and other construction
Cargo Airport Services, LLC (CAS)
Headquartered in New York, New York, this is a provider of
import and export cargo handling services. The company
coordinates the process of transferring and releasing cargo
between air carriers and ground transportation providers.
Founded in 1988, this Irvine,
California company manufactures tooling systems used to
fabricate composite parts for the defense, commercial aerospace
and satellite industries. The tooling systems produced by the
Company enable manufacturers to replace metal parts with
stronger, lighter components made from composite materials.
DCL Medical Laboratories, Inc.
Founded in 1984, this is one of the largest independent clinical
laboratories in the Midwest and among the 100 largest
laboratories in the nation operating in anatomic pathology. The
services offered by the company include commercial laboratory
services, hospital pathology services and pharmaceutical
Dedicated Transport, Inc.
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, this trucking services company
provides customized transportation logistics management and
value-added private fleet management to medium sized companies.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, this is one of the
largest, privately-held integrated communications providers in
the U.S. with a national network operating in 37 of the top 50
metropolitan service areas. eGIX serves as a single source for
reliable unified voice and data solutions, Internet access, VoIP
applications, local line services and unified communications.
Hunter’s Specialties, Inc.
Founded in 1977, this is a leading manufacturer and supplier of
hunting accessories in the United States, but not firearms or
ammunition. The Company’s product lines include animal calls,
odor elimination products, animal scents, camouflage related
products, educational videos and archery supplies.
Millennium Custom Foods
Headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, this company
develops and manufactures signature appetizers for national
chain restaurants and distributes these and other branded
products through the nation's largest grocery retailers and the
food service market.
Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.
Based in Walker, Michigan, this company designs, manufactures
and sells mobile storage and shelving products for use by
retailers, manufacturers and commercial offices.
This company provides software and services to improve quality
and engineering performance within an enterprise and between
supply chain trading partners. The Company’s internet-based
software system, Powerway.com is the first product to address
process and performance inefficiencies throughout the automotive
This company does business with many individuals and businesses
that collect large amounts of personal information, such as bank
account balance information for a mortgage application. It
destroys used paperwork for these companies to prevent this
paperwork from misuse by others.
This company provides medical transcription and advanced text
based products and services to acute care facilities, hospitals,
clinics and surgery centers. Since its founding in 1994,
it has become one of the ten largest transcription companies in
the United States.
Headquartered in Winterset, Iowa, this company is a manufacturer
and importer of wood furniture. Its product line includes
un-upholstered furniture for use in dining rooms, bedrooms and
home entertainment areas.