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  1. CFB® Acquires Lake Air Companies (Minneapolis, MN)

    CFB Invests in Lake Air Companies

    St. Louis, MO, March 2017 - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Minneapolis, Minnesota based Lake Air Companies. Lake Air Companies is a precision manufacturer of metal products with deep expertise in sheet metal and structural fabrication, machining, stamping, tool design and build, and electromechanical assembly serving industrial OEMs in the medical, turf care, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries

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    CFB® partnered on this investment with The Mendota Group and Aldine Capital, along with the Lake Air management team in order to complete this transaction.

  2. CFB® Acquires AirWorx Construction Equipment & Supply, LLC (Akron, OH)

    CFB Invests in AirWorx

    St. Louis, MO, July, 2016 – Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Indianapolis, IN based AirWorx Construction Equipment & Supply, LLC ("AirWorx"). AirWorx is a distributor and lessor of new and used industrial construction and material handling equipment. The Company's products include vertical personnel lifts, aerial work platforms, boom lifts, towable boom lifts, scissor lifts, self-propelled aerial work platforms, along with other material handling equipment. Industries served include non-residential construction, industrial, commercial, healthcare, education, infrastructure and retail.

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    CFB® partnered with Konza Valley Capital (Leawood, KS), MidStates Capital L.P. (Overland Park, KS) along with the AirWorx management team to complete this transaction.

  3. CFB® Acquires Delco Corporation (Akron, OH)

    CFB Invests in Delco Corporation

    St. Louis, MO, March, 2016 – Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Akron, Ohio based Delco Corporation ("Delco"). Delco is a provider of contract machining, mold building, and tool manufacturing services. Delco specializes in the production of compression, injection, transfer, multi-stack, and rapid heat/cooling molds. Industries served include aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy with customers such as Honeywell, Siemens, Honda, Pratt &Whitney, Lockheed-Martin, Markham Machine, and Centrex.

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    CFB® partnered with Kansas Venture Capital, Inc. (Leawood, KS), MidStates Capital L.P. (Overland Park, KS) along with the Delco management team to complete this transaction.

  4. CFB® Acquires DIT-MCO International, LLC (Kansas City, MO)

    CFB Invests in DIT-MCO International, LLC

    St. Louis, MO, January, 2016 – Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Kansas City, Missouri based DIT-MCO International, LLC ("DIT-MCO"). DIT-MCO designs, manufactures and sells automated electrical testing equipment and related connector systems, adapter cables, wire harnesses and software. Products are sold primarily to manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace and defense industries, to military customers, and to a limited degree to companies engaged in rail transportation.

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    CFB® partnered with Sage Capital, LLC (Clayton, MO) and the DIT-MCO management team to complete this transaction.

  5. CFB® Acquires Brunk Corporation (Goshen, IN)

    CFB Invests in Brunk Corporation

    St. Louis, MO, August 2015 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Goshen, Indiana based Brunk Corporation. Brunk is a full service toll pulverizing, logistics, and plastic distribution services operation with two locations servicing primarily the Midwest. They offer a wide range of plastic pulverizing, warehousing, and transloading services.

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    CFB® partnered with Aldine Capital (Chicago, IL) and Corporate Capital Partners (St. Louis, MO) in conjunction with Brunk management to complete this transaction.

  6. CFB® Acquires Transfer Tool Products (Grand Haven, MI)

    CFB Invests in Transfer Tool Products

    St. Louis, MO, August 2015 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Grand Haven, Michigan based Transfer Tool Products Incorporated. Transfer Tool Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of complex deep drawn metal components and assemblies, specializing in high-volume production of small custom parts in steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum and other metal alloys.

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    CFB® partnered with four other Small Business Investment Companies; MidStates Capital (Overland Park, KS), Diamond States Ventures (Little Rock, AR), Konza Valley Capital (Leawood, KS), and AAVIN Private Equity (Cedar Rapids, IA) in conjunction with Transfer Tool management to complete this transaction.

  7. CFB® Acquires Remtec, Inc. (Norwood, MA)

    Add-On Acquisition to Legacy Technologies

    St. Louis, MO, October 2015 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Norwood, Massachusetts based Remtec, Inc., as an add-on acquisition for Legacy Technologies, LLC (LTI) located in Mission, Kansas. Remtec is a manufacturer of advanced ceramic based, customized electronic packages sold to customers in the electronics industry. Typical applications for Remtec products include radar antenna arrays, DC/AC converters, RF power supplies, and filters for thermoelectric cooling.

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    CFB® partnered with Konza Valley Capital (Leawood, KS) and MidStates Capital (Overland Park, KS) in conjunction with Legacy Technologies management to complete this transaction.

  8. CFB® Acquires A&E Custom Manufacturing (Kansas City, KS)

    CFB Invests in A&E Custom Manufacturing

    St. Louis, MO, July 2015 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Kansas City, Kansas based A&E Custom Manufacturing Technology, Inc. as an add-on acquisition for Bennett Tool and Die Company, Inc. located in Nashville, Tennessee. A&E Custom Manufacturing is a full service metal fabrication shop, using state-of-the-art technology lasers, automation, robotics & systems to provide products & services for the company's diversified customer base.

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    CFB® partnered with Konza Valley Capital (Leawood, KS), Jefferson Capital Management, LLC (New Orleans, LA), and InvestAmerica Venture Group (Cedar Rapids, IA) in conjunction with Bennett and A&E management teams to complete this transaction.

  9. CFB® Acquires Transmotion Medical, Inc. (Sharon Center, OH)

    CFB Invests in Transmotion Medical, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, June 2015 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of Sharon Center, Ohio based TransMotion Medical, Inc. as an add-on acquisition for Winco Mfg., LLC located in Ocala, Florida. TransMotion Medical is a manufacturer of innovative medical stretcher-chairs, a product suite transforming the manner in which healthcare administrators address patient movement through the care cycle.

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    CFB® partnered with Diamond States Ventures (Little Rock, AR) in conjunction with Winco Mfg. management to complete this transaction.

  10. CFB® Acquires Custom Headed Products, Inc. (North Branch, MN)

    CFB Invests in Custom Headed Products, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, December 2014 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced that it recently completed the acquisition of North Branch, Minnesota based Custom Headed Products, Inc. as an add-on acquisition for Wisconsin Coil Spring, Inc. located in Muskego, Wisconsin. Custom Headed Products, Inc. (CHP) utilizes the most efficient cold forming equipment to produce value-added specialty components for OEMs in the recreational vehicle, automotive, agricultural equipment, and a variety of other industries.

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    CFB® partnered with The Mendota Group (Madison, WI) in conjunction with Wisconsin Coil Spring management to complete this transaction.

  11. CFB® Acquires Waples Manufacturing, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)

    CFB Invests in Waples Manufacturing

    St. Louis, MO, September 30, 2014 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Fort Worth, Texas based Waples Manufacturing, Inc.

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    Waples Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading provider of precision machined solutions for the oil & gas, mining, construction, aerospace, defense and printing end markets. The Company is an outsourced contract manufacturer that provides highly customized, complex shaped products from a multitude of materials for small lot and medium volume requirements.

    CFB® partnered with two other Small Business Investment Companies; Diamond State Ventures (Little Rock, AR) and Banyan Mezzanine (Miami, FL) in conjunction with Waples management to complete the transaction.

  12. CFB® Acquires Presence For Innovation LLC / Jahabow LLC (St. Louis, MO)

    CFB Invests in PFI

    St. Louis, MO, April 30, 2014 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of St. Louis, Missouri-based Presence From Innovation LLC and Jahabow LLC (PFI).

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    PFI is a merchandising solution provider to the largest retailers and consumer branded product companies in the world. PFI's products and solutions can be found in most major convenience, grocery, specialty and department stores in the United States.

    CFB® partnered with four other Small Business Investment Companies; Northcreek Mezzanine (Cincinnati, OH), Diamond State Ventures (Little Rock, AR), Kansas Venture Capital, Inc. (Leawood, KS) and MidStates Capital Partners (Overland Park, KS) in conjunction with PFI management to complete the transaction.

  13. CFB® Acquires Whitworth Tool, Inc. (Hardinsburg, KY)

    CFB Invests in Whitworth Tool, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, March 16, 2014 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Hardinsburg, Kentucky-based Whitworth Tool, Inc. (Whitworth).

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    Whitworth specializes in two primary types of business - precision parts manufacturing (both long and short run) and quick turn-around tool & die emergency repair and new tool manufacturing. The Company provides services to a diverse base of industries including heavy truck and off-road vehicle, auto die repair, gunnery, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and energy.

    CFB® partnered with two other Small Business Investment Companies, Northcreek Mezzanine (Cincinnati, OH) and Diamond States Venture Partners (Little Rock, AR), in conjunction with WTI management to complete the transaction.

  14. CFB® Acquires Bennett Tool & Die (Nashville, TN)

    CFB Invests in Bennett Tool & Die Company, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, April 16, 2013 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Nashville, Tennessee-based Bennett Tool & Die Company (Bennett).

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    Bennett is a contract tooling and metal stamping supplier serving the locomotive, electrical, appliance, watercraft, and ATV industries. Bennett provides its customers with part design consultation, prototyping, design and build of metal stamping dies, production stamping, welding, assembly, testing, and machining.

    CFB® partnered with New Orleans-based Jefferson Capital Partners and Kansas City-based Kansas Venture Capital and InvestAmerica to consummate the transaction.

  15. CFB® Acquires Vanguard Graphics (Eagan, MN)

    CFB Invests in Vanguard Graphics International, LLC

    St. Louis, MO, March 21, 2013 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed an investment in Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Vanguard Graphics International (VGI).

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    VGI is a comprehensive provider of prepress solutions to the specialty, short-run printing segment of the graphics communications industry. VGI provides its customers with computer-to-plate equipment, consumables, and software under two well-recognized and highly respected brand names, Printware and Xitron, which have 35 years of history. VGI has also recently introduced a new printer called the iJetPress which is powered by the industry's latest inkjet technology to print direct mail documents using Xitron's software technology.

    CFB® partnered with Kansas City-based Kansas Venture Capital, New Orleans-based Jefferson Capital Partners and key members of management of VGI to consummate the transaction. Senior financing for the deal was provided by the Kansas City office of St. Louis based Enterprise Bank & Trust. Sell side Investment Banking services were provided to the Company by Milwaukee based Cleary Gull, Inc.

  16. CFB® Acquires Wisconsin Coil Spring (Muskego, WI)

    CFB Invests in Wisconsin Coil Spring, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, February 14, 2013 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Muskego, Wisconsin based Wisconsin Coil Spring, Inc.

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    Founded in 1958, Wisconsin Coil Spring is a full service manufacturer of high-quality precision compression, extension, garter and torsion springs as well as wire forms and flat forms. The Company is a contract manufacturer whose customers reach a broad array of end markets including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, construction equipment, lawn and garden, electrical power systems, and a range of industrial products.

    CFB® partnered with The Mendota Group, a Madison, Wisconsin based private investment firm to acquire Wisconsin Coil Spring. Holly Huels, Senior Vice President, CFB®, commented "We are excited about our investment in Wisconsin Coil Spring and are looking forward to working with The Mendota Group and management to grow the Company."

  17. CFB® Acquires Arrow Material Handling (Lenexa, KS)

    CFB Invests in Arrow Material Handling Products

    St. Louis, MO, February 14, 2013 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed an investment in Arrow Acquisition, LLC. (d/b/a Arrow Material Handling, AMH).

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    AMH imports and distributes high quality forks and attachments for all makes and models of forklift trucks, skid steers, and construction equipment. AMH also sells buckets, frames, grapples, shear attachments, work platforms, and boom attachments. Sidney, a sister company of AMH, has developed and sells a line of land clearing tools such as hydraulic tree shears, tree and post pullers, and grapple attachments used on skid steer loaders, tractors and excavators. AMH manufactures these products in their Lenexa, Kansas facility.

    CFB® partnered with B12 Capital Partners, Diamond States Capital, Kansas Venture Capital and MidStates Capital to acquire AMH. Holly Huels, Senior Vice President, CFB®, commented "We are pleased to add AMH to our family of portfolio companies and we look forward to working with management and our co-investors to grow this business."

  18. CFB® Acquires Polymer Technology (Menomonie, WI)

    CFB Invests in Polymer Technology Corporation, LLC

    St. Louis, MO, March 20, 2012 - Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed an investment in Menomonie, Wisconsin based Polymer Technology Company, LLC.

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    Founded in 1997, Polymer Technology is a vertically-integrated and full-service provider of plastic injection tooling design & engineering, contract molding services, and post-production assembly, kitting, & supply chain services. The Company's unique capabilities in robotic and clean-room handling allow it to serve original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers in the medical device and genetic testing industries as well as defense and commercial markets.

    CFB® partnered with First Capital Partners, an Omaha, Nebraska-based private equity & mezzanine debt fund, Magna Capital of Chicago, and Company management to acquire Polymer Technology. Holly Huels, Senior Vice President, CFB®, commented "We are excited about our investment in Polymer Technology and to provide management the opportunity to invest in this unique company as we work to grow the business."

  19. CFB® Acquires Domaille Engineering (Rochester, MN)

    CFB Invests in Domaille Engineering, LLC

    St. Louis, MO, January 12, 2012 - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Rochester, Minnesota based Domaille Engineering, LLC. ("Domaille" or the "Company").

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    Domaille has historically been known throughout the telecommunications industry as the high quality manufacturer of fiber optic polishing machines and fixtures. Leveraging its engineering expertise in fiber optics, the Company has also expanded its operations into the engineering and manufacturing of precision machined components and complex sub assemblies that are used in fiber optic, energy, defense, aerospace, and medical products industries.

    In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Diamond State Ventures of Little Rock, Arkansas; B12 Capital Partners of Kansas City, Missouri; MidStates Capital Fund II of Overland Park, Kansas, as well as key members of the Company's management. Senior financing of the deal was provided by St. Louis based Enterprise Bank & Trust. Sell side Investment Banking services were provided to the Company by Greene Holcomb & Fisher, LLC.

  20. CFB® Acquires Perennial Energy, Inc. (West Plains, MO)

    CFB Acquires Perennial Energy, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, January 3, 2012 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of West Plains, Missouri based Perennial Energy, Inc. ("PEI" or the "Company").

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    PEI is an engineering and manufacturing business that specializes in designing anaerobically-derived waste gas processing systems and equipment that capture methane and carbon dioxide from landfills. The biogas captured by the Company's products can be used as a renewable energy source to heat and power gas engines and boilers, and can be converted to natural gas quality biomethane. In addition to gas to energy systems, PEI also manufacturers ground flares, candlestick flares, burners, and cogeneration systems that run on landfill gas.

    One of the Company's more notable recent projects include a gas collection system installed at the IESI landfill in Maryland Heights, MO. That system currently collects and feeds Pattonville High School with methane used to heat its boilers, as well provides gas to a nearby concrete plant, a greenhouse, and a brick plant. This system will also provide the collection and distribution of landfill gas into Ameren's new 15MW power plant being constructed as part of Ameren's "Methane to Megawatts" project. Ameren's project will provide electricity to approximately 10,000 homes using landfill gas as a renewable energy source.

    In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Kansas Venture Capital, Inc. of Kansas City, Kansas, as well as key members of the Company's management. Senior financing of the deal was provided by Kansas City based Citizens Bank & Trust.

  21. CFB® Acquires Buse Industries, Inc. (Bridgeton, MO)

    CFB Acquires Buse Industries, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, July 12, 2011 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Buse Industries, Inc. and its sister company Connection Concepts, Inc. (Buse or the Company).

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    The Company is a manufacturer of electro-mechanical custom cable assemblies and wire harnesses for a wide range of products developed by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as communication providers and system integrators. Buse specializes in cable assemblies for low-to-medium volume/high-mix OEMs, and must meet rigorous customer specifications in the medical, military, commercial transportation, and general commercial applications. The Company also focuses on communication cable assembly manufacturing and distribution to communication providers, OEMs, contractors, and system integrators. Their communication cables are used in telecommunication switches or networks in a central office.

    In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Diamond State Ventures of Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as key members of the Company's management. The senior financing of the deal was provided by Carrollton Bank.

  22. CFB® Invests in Lanair Holdings, LLC (Janesville, WI)

    CFB Invests in Lanair Holdings, LLC

    St. Louis, MO, April 26, 2011 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that, in partnership with Aldine Capital Partners, completed an investment in Janesville, Wisconsin-based Lanair Holdings, LLC to support the company's acquisition of Lancaster, PA-based Clean Burn, Inc.

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    Founded in 1976, Lanair manufactures waste motor oil heaters and boilers. A waste oil heater is a furnace engineered to exclusively burn used motor oil as a source of heat. These furnaces are commonly used by auto dealers, auto repair shops, fleet repair centers, equipment contractors and quick lube shops to heat their facilities during the winter months. Clean Burn also produces waste oil heater products including waste oil furnaces, waste oil boilers, and used oil recycling centers.

  23. CFB® Acquires Winco Mfg., LLC (Ocala, FL)

    CFB Acquires Winco Mfg., LLC

    St. Louis, MO, April 26, 2011 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Ocala, Florida-based Winco Mfg., LLC (Winco)

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    Winco manufactures medical furnishings that include recliners, privacy screens, treatment tables, phlebotomy chairs and stools used primarily in Clinical, Acute Care and Long Term Care markets. Its primary products are clinical recliners used by patients as they receive treatments for dialysis and oncology infusion.

    In addition to CFB®, Diamond State Ventures out of Little Rock, Arkansas co-led the investment group. The senior financing of the deal was provided by Enterprise Bank & Trust.

    The acquisition included an investment from key members of the Company's management. Jim Ankoviak, President and CEO of Winco, commented "The Winco management team couldn't be more excited about this new chapter in our history. We are well prepared to leverage the expertise and capital base of our new partners, and we are excited that our investment partners are as passionate about the business as we are."

  24. CFB® Acquires Legacy Technologies, Inc. (Mission, KS)

    CFB Acquires Legacy Technologies, Inc.

    St. Louis, MO, May 5, 2010 – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Legacy Technologies, Inc. and its sister company Accutek Acquisition, Inc. (LTI or the Company).

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    LTI is a Mission, Kansas based niche manufacturer and supplier of glass-to-metal hermetically sealed enclosures and related products to original equipment manufacturers and their sub-component suppliers operating in the electronic hardware industry. The Company's enclosures are typically integrated into electronic components, modules, and ultimately end-products that are designed to: 1) manage and control frequency and timing, or 2) measure physical quantities (act as sensors) such as temperature, pressure, and motion. LTI's enclosures are predominantly used in products that require high quality fail proof frequency and timing applications. Generally, end-products in which the Company's Packages are incorporated are sold into one of five broad market categories: commercial, industrial, defense, aerospace and medical.

    In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Kansas Venture Capital, Inc. and MidStates Capital, both of Overland Park, Kansas. The senior financing of the deal was provided by Great Western Bank.

    The acquisition included an investment from key members of the Company's management. Mickey Finn, President of LTI, commented "The Legacy management team couldn't be more excited about this new chapter in our history. We are well prepared to leverage the expertise and capital base of our new partners, and we are excited that our investment partners are as passionate about the business as we are."

  25. CFB® Acquires Central States Bus Sales, Inc. (Fenton, MO)

    >CFB Acquires Central States Bus Sales, Inc.

    St. Louis, Missouri (March 2010) – Capital For Business, Inc.® (CFB®) announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Fenton, Missouri-based Central States Bus Sales, Inc. (Central States).

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    Central States is a distributor of buses and related equipment in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Central States is an exclusive Blue Bird distributor of new buses to school districts throughout its territory as well as transit and shuttle buses to municipalities and other organizations. Additionally, Central States sells vans and specialty vehicles to organizations such as elderly care facilities, disabled transport services, and other organizations.

    CFB® lead an investor group, in conjunction with Central States management, to consummate the acquisition. In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Diamond State Ventures, Little Rock, Arkansas, MidStates Capital, Overland Park, Kansas, Kansas Venture Capital, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, and L&C Private Equities, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jeff Reitz, Central States' President, will continue to manage the company.

    Jeff Reitz commented "With this transaction, Central States will continue to sell buses and service our customers at the highest level. We are excited to have such an experienced and deep investor group as partners we look forward to utilizing their resources and expertise going forward."

  26. CFB® Acquires Custom Marketing Co., LLC (West Fargo, ND)

    CFB Acquires Custom Marketing Co., LLC

    St. Louis, Missouri (March 2010) - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of West Fargo, North Dakota-based Custom Marketing Co., Inc. (CMC).

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    Founded in 1986, CMC has become a leader in the grain storage, drying, and handling equipment business for the on-farm grain storage market. The Company offers a multitude of products including storage bins, crop drying and conditioning equipment, and all other accessories. CMC is known for its unique drying system, the Pressure Cure Drying System, which allows farmers to harvest their crops earlier, at higher moistures and to dry any cereal crop right in the storage bins without the need for petroleum based, heating systems.

    CFB® lead an investor group, in conjunction with the Company's management, to make the acquisition. In addition to CFB®, the investor group included Diamond State Ventures, Little Rock, Arkansas, and MidStates Capital, Overland Park, Kansas. Terry Wastweet, the Chief Executive Officer, and James Iverson, the President, will continue to run CMC.

    Steve Broun, managing partner, CFB®, commented "We are pleased to add CMC to our family of portfolio companies and we look forward to working with their management team as they continue to grow the business."

  27. CFB® Acquires SoTel Systems LLC (Maryland Heights, MO)

    CFB Acquires SoTel Systems LLC

    St. Louis, Missouri (July 2008) - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of Maryland Heights, Missouri based SoTel Systems, LLC ("SoTel").

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    SoTel specializes in the wholesale distribution of new and refurbished telephone, data services, and voice over internet protocol communications equipment. The company stocks numerous types of products including telephones, headsets, video conferencing equipment, digital transfer equipment, switches, and VOIP equipment from major telecommunication equipment manufacturers such as Aastra, Adtran, Avaya, Cisco, Siemens, and Nortel. Established in 2006 through the merger of Tele Systems Inventory Management, Inc. and South Supply, LLC, SoTel has more than 600 clients that include end users, telephone repair and service providers, and equipment resellers. The company has warehouse and production facilities in both St. Louis, Missouri and Lancaster, South Carolina.

    The acquisition included the company's management. James Goebel, President and CEO of SoTel commented, "With this transaction, SoTel will be able to continue to make great strides towards its expansion and coverage capabilities. We are very enthused about our tremendous opportunities for growth and the addition of CFB® as our partner.

  28. CFB® Acquires Kieffer & Co., Inc. (Sheboygan, WI)

    CFB Acquires Kieffer & Co., Inc.

    St. Louis, Missouri (May 2008) - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the management sponsored acquisition of Sheyboygan, Wisconsin based illuminated sign manufacturer Kieffer & Co., Inc. ("Kieffer").

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    Established in 1959, Kieffer designs, manufactures, installs, and services high quality electric sign and display systems primarily to satisfy on-premise signage programs for large retailers, hotel chains, banks, and industrial companies. The Company offers a spectrum of cabinet signs, letter signs, awnings, and related products, some of which represent proprietary designs.

    The acquisition included Company's management, in conjunction with the private equity firms: CFB®, St. Louis, Missouri; Bush O'Donnell Capital Partners, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, and; Northstar Capital, LLC, Minneapolis. Minnesota. Matthew Mele, President of Kieffer commented, "The Kieffer management team couldn't be more excited about this transaction. The addition of our investor group to the mix provides us unlimited opportunities to expand and grow our business in the coming years." Stephen Kieffer, the selling majority shareholder and second generation owner of the Kieffer business will continue to serve in a transaction advisory role to the Kieffer business. Mr. Kieffer will also continue to be active in the International Sign Association, an Alexandria, Virginia based group dedicated to supporting, improving, and promoting the on-premise sign industry.

  29. CFB® Acquires Preston-Eastin, Inc. (Tulsa, OK)

    CFB Acquires Preston-Eastin, Inc.

    St. Louis, Missouri (May 2008) - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the management sponsored acquisition of Tulsa, Oklahoma based Preston-Eastin, Inc. ("Preston-Eastin").

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    Founded in 1972, Preston-Eastin designs and manufactures a complete line of manual, electric, and robotic welding positioners and manipulators used in the welding industry. Customers of the company range from small welding shops that use standard manual welding equipment to large industrial manufacturing operations that use sophisticated robotic welding equipment. Michael Perry, President of Preston-Eastin commented, "Since 1972 we have built a solid, profitable business with a defined niche in the welding industry. The combination of our business with the support of the investor group provides us the catalyst and opportunity to build a much stronger business with solid long-term fundamentals."  The acquisition of Preston-Eastin included the company's management, in conjunction with the private equity firms: CFB®, St. Louis, Missouri; InvestAmerica, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and The Mendota Group, Madison, Wisconsin.

  30. CFB® Recapitalizes Wayne Printing & Packaging, LLC (High Point, NC)

    CFB Recapitalizes Wayne Printing & Packaging, LLC

    St. Louis, Missouri (May 2008) - Capital For Business, Inc.® ("CFB®") announced today that it recently completed the recapitalization of High Point, North Carolina based Wayne Trademark Printing & Packaging, LLC ("Wayne Trademark").

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    Established in 1933, Wayne Trademark is a leading specialty packaging printer with flexographic, lithographic, and digital printing capabilities. The Company provides a wide range of products and services, and specializes in providing products into the domestic and international textile and textile services industry. Wayne Trademark possesses a wide array of patented and innovative production capabilities, and is a high-quality manufacturer of brand identity labels, primarily pressure sensitive labels. Additional markets the company serves include: food, automotive after-market, chemical, oil, gas, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and information processing industries.

    The recapitalization included Company's management, in conjunction with the private equity firms: CFB®, St. Louis, Missouri; Trinity Advisory Group, LP, Southlake, Texas; MidStates Capital, Overland Park, Kansas; and Diamond States Ventures, Little Rock, Arkansas. Gary Burrow, President of Wayne Trademark commented, "With this transaction, Wayne will be able to continue to make great strides towards its expansion and coverage capabilities. I see tremendous opportunities in the marketplace at this time – perhaps the best opportunities for growth that I have seen in my career. I realized that the time was now to push the Company forward. We decided to work together to take advantage of the current market conditions, and capitalize on the opportunity to strengthen existing customer relationships as well generate new ones."