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PSD has been Acquired by LINC Systems, a Portfolio Company of Center Rock Capital Partners
September 19, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce its industrial distribution platform, LINC Systems, LLC (“LINC”), has acquired Packaging Systems Design, Inc. (“PSD”). Based in West Chester, Ohio, PSD is a distributor of industrial packaging equipment and packaging products. The company focuses on technical, value-added packaging solutions. The PSD team will continue to run the business as a segment of LINC and will lead the efforts to expand LINC’s presence in the packaging space.

Center Rock Capital Partners Invests in LINC Systems
September 18, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”), is pleased to announce that it has invested in LINC Systems, LLC (“LINC”), a leading North American distributor of fastener, packaging and MRO tools and supplies serving a broad range of industrial customers and end markets. Center Rock invested in LINC out of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I, LP, to support LINC’s continued expansion and pursuit of growth opportunities.

Center Rock Capital Partners Acquires American Piping Products
September 17, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”), is pleased to announce that it has acquired American Piping Products (“APP”), a leading global distributor of steel pipe, fittings and valves. APP marks Center Rock’s second platform investment out of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I, LP. [more]

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP Closes $580 Million Inaugural Fund Above Target
September 5, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”), a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on investments in industrial businesses headquartered in North America, today announced the final closing of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I, LP (together with its parallel fund, the “Fund”). [more]

Center Rock Capital Partners Announces the Hiring of Arun Laxmanan as Principal
April 18, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce the addition of Arun Laxmanan as a Principal in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Arun will focus on identifying and executing transactions involving lower middle market industrial businesses. [more]

Molly Clark and Matt Conway join Center Rock Capital Partners as Principals
January 31, 2018

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is excited to announce Molly Clark has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Business Development and Matt Conway has joined as Principal. Molly will lead Center Rock’s deal origination, marketing and business development activities from its Chicago office. Matt sits in Center Rock’s Bloomfield Hills office and will focus on identifying and executing complex transactions in strong industrial franchises. [more]

Center Rock Capital Partners Adds John Newman as Principal, CFO and CCO
December 18, 2017

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that John Newman has joined the Firm as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. John will be responsible for Center Rock’s portfolio management, compliance and financial reporting functions. [more]

David Matthews has Joined Center Rock Capital Partners as a Principal
October 30th, 2017

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that David Matthews has joined the Firm as a Principal in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Dave will focus on identifying and executing complex transactions involving lower middle-market industrial businesses experiencing transactional or operational challenges. [more]

Center Rock Capital Partners Announces the Hiring of Terry Theodore as Partner and Executive Vice President
September 18, 2017

Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that the firm has hired Terry Theodore as Partner and Executive Vice President. Terry will be joining Ian Kirson, Partner and President, in overseeing the investing activities of the firm. “Terry is one of the most creative and successful investors I have had the privilege of working with,” said Center Rock’s founder Ian Kirson. [more]

Ian Kirson, Partner and President, Announces the Formation of Center Rock Capital Partners
August 15, 2017

Ian Kirson announced today the formation of Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”). Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm that has been established to provide flexible private equity financing to industrial companies in the lower middle market. The firm seeks to invest in complex transactions arising from operational or transactional challenges. [more]