Portfolio Companies

Alternative Apparel, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a fast growing designer, marketer and distributor of premium, apparel. The Company's high quality products include a variety of fashion forward, basic apparel including T-shirts, casual shirts, tops, headwear and other everyday apparel and accessories for women, men and children. Known for their unique and innovative fabrications and super soft, "worn-in" feel, Alternative products are sold under its growing Alternative® brand name and on a private label basis to over 11,500 active customers in the US and internationally. Founded in 1996, today the Company employs over 100 "free-thinking" associates across its Atlanta-based headquarters and its Los Angeles-based showroom and creative design lab.

Cobalt Boats, headquartered in Neodesha, KS, is the premier brand in the high-end powerboat category with over 40 years of history producing best-in-class runabouts known for their purposeful design and meticulous hand-craftsmanship and backed by the longest, most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Cobalt prides itself on high levels of customer satisfaction, quality, fit and finish and has received the J.D. Power and Associates award for “Overall Customer Satisfaction” every year since J.D. Power started presenting the award in 2001.
Villa, Philadelphia, PA, is a specialty retailer of urban-inspired apparel and footwear products focused on serving customers in urban neighborhoods. Sneaker Villa provides the best of fashion in a high energy environment and strives to be a socially responsible partner to the communities in which they serve. The company has 27 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey and employs over 250 individuals.
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., Bellevue, Washington, is the developer of the CLARISONIC® Skin Care Brush and Opal Sonic Infusion System. The CLARISONIC® uses proprietary sonic technology and a two-way oscillating brush system to safely, deeply cleanse and clarify the skin. The Company was established by former members of the Sonicare team, one of the best selling sonic-based consumer products of all time. Pacific Bioscience Laboratories' mission is to develop and market technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care. (Acquired by L'Oreal)
DAVACO, Dallas, TX, is the nation's leading provider of retail services, specializing in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels.
3 Day Blinds, Anaheim, CA, is the leading specialty retailer of custom window coverings in the country.
Under Armour (NASDAQ: UARM), Baltimore, MD, is a leader and dominant brand in the performance sports apparel category. As the originator of the industry, Under Armour remains dedicated to new technology and is determined to enhance the performance of every athlete on every level. (IPO)
Anna's Linens, Costa Mesa, CA, a value retailer of bed, bath and window treatment products focused on serving urban communities with strong ethnic populations. Anna's has over 254 stores in 19 states.
Carino's Italian, Austin, TX, is a casual, full service Italian dining concept with an innovative menu catering to families and parties of all sizes. The company has approximately 150 locations in 28 states. (Sale of position)
Hall Capital Partners, New York/San Francisco, is an investment advisory firm with offices in San Francisco and New York City. (Sale of position)
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCR), Bridgewater, NJ, is a leading provider of transaction management solutions to the communications services marketplace. (IPO)
CapitalSource (NYSE: CSE), Washington, DC, one of the leading commercial finance firms in the United States. (IPO)
Stir Crazy, Chicago, IL, owns and operates full-service, casual Asian restaurants in Illinois, Michigan, Florida, New York and Missouri. (Sold to financial buyer)
QuinStreet (Nasdaq: QNST), Foster City, CA, is a leading provider of online marketing services. (IPO)
Rent.com, Santa Monica, CA, is the leading online source for apartment rental listings, with millions of apartments for rent across the country (acquired by eBay).
Town Sports International (Nasdaq: CLUB), New York, NY, is a leading operator of health & fitness clubs in the Northeast. (IPO)
Ofoto, Berkeley, CA, is a leading provider of online photography services (acquired by Kodak).
Hooked on Phonics, Santa Ana, CA developer of home learning solutions for children and families (acquired by Educate, Inc.)
Marketron International, Burlingame, CA, is a leading provider of broadcast management solutions for the Radio, TV and Cable industries (Sold to strategic buyer).
Jamba Juice (Nasdaq: JMBA), San Francisco, CA, is the originator of the Smoothie (Sold to public company).
Rainbow Light, Santa Cruz, CA, is a premier manufacturer and marketer of branded products in the nutritional supplement segment (aquired by strategic buyer).
HomeGrown Natural Foods, Napa, CA, is a premier producer of gourmet food products, including Consorzio oils and marinades, and Fantastic Foods (acquired by financial buyer).
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (Nasdaq: RUBO), Carlsbad, CA, is the flavor leader in the high quality fast-casual Mexican grill restaurant segment. Rubio's serves a range of flavorful foods including the "World Famous Fish Taco", as well as chargrilled chicken, carne asada steak, and pork carnitas products. Rubio's operates, licenses or franchises 195 restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.
Noah's Bagels, Golden, CO, is the premier chain of bagel restaurants (acquired by Einstein Bros. Bagels).
Sutton Place Gourmet , Bethesda, Maryland, operates food stores providing prepared food to take home, and high quality ingredients for home preparation. (Acquired by financial investor).
Country Hearth Bread, leading branded 100% stone ground whole wheat bread (sold to strategic acquiror).
Fresh Choice Restaurants, Morgan Hill, CA, offers an extensive selection of healthy, high quality, freshly-prepared salads and pasta dishes in a casual setting (IPO).