The Estimating Edge was acquired by KT Capital in early 2014 in a strategic partnership with Nancy Creek Capital. The Company, founded in 1986 in Delray Beach, FL offers cutting edge software estimating solutions to the Roofing, Drywall, and Fireproofing industries, among others. For more information about The Estimating Edge, please visit their website at estimatingedge.com.
FilterWorks USA, acquired by KT Capital in December 2018, has been in business in South Florida for over 30 years and has enjoyed sustained, double digit annual growth and strong vendor relationships since its formation. The fresh and broader depth of experience and expertise brought in by KT Capital Partners, coupled with the diverse leadership and operational experience of the company management team, will facilitate FilterWorks USA’s continued growth going forward.
The assets of Filterworks Georgia were acquired in November of 2019 by KT Capital as an add-on to portfolio company, Filterworks USA. Filterworks Georgia provides products and services to the collision repair and automobile dealer markets. The company is located in Atlanta, Georgia and operates in Georgia and Northern Florida. The Filterworks Georgia acquisition expands the footprint of the Filterworks USA Garmat business and allows Filterworks to more efficiently serve the entire Georgia, North and South Carolina and Northern Florida markets.
Trans-Star Automotive Equipment was acquired by KT Capital as an add-on to portfolio company, Filterworks USA, in April 2019. Trans-Star provides products and services to the collision repair and automobile dealer markets. The company is located in Monroe, NC, just outside of Charlotte. The founder, Jeff Bass, has been actively involved in the automotive and collision repair industry for more than 30 years and will continue to run the day to day of Trans-Star. The Trans-Star acquisition expands the footprint of the Filterworks USA business to South and North Carolina and enables the company to better serve this dynamic industry.
Carolina Collision Equipment, LLC was acquired by KT Capital as an add-on to portfolio company, Filterworks USA, in December of 2019. Carolina Collision Equipment LLC is the authorized full-service distributor of Car-O-Liner, Induction Innovations, and Innovative Tools & Technologies products for North and South Carolina. Carolina is run by Larry Brolsma, who was its founding member. Larry brings over 16 years of collision repair and welding experience as a shop technician and body shop manager and 23 years of experience in equipment sales, service and training. Larry is a significant shareholder in the Filterworks group of companies and runs the Car-O-Liner division.
Seifert Equipment Company
Seifert Equipment was acquired by KT Capital as an add-on to portfolio company, Filterworks USA, in May 2019. Seifert offers facility design, equipment installation, repair and service for automotive dealer service departments and automotive service businesses. The Company is located in Atlanta, GA and operates throughout the SE United States. The Addition of Seifert Equipment allows Filterworks to offer additional products and services to its market and to reach a more diverse group of Companies throughout its geography.
More Equipment Sales, Inc. was acquired by KT Capital as an add-on acquisition for its portfolio company, Filtworks, USA in July 2020. Located in Ranger, Georgia, Moore is an authorized full-service distributor of a variety of automotive equipment, including Hunter alignment machinery and Rotary car lifts. The Moore division will continue to be run by its founder, Mickey Moore, who brings unprecedented experience to the equipment market. Mickey is a significant shareholder in Filterworks and we’re thrilled to have him as part of the FilterWorks team.
KT Capital Partners acquired Production Solutions Group in December 2008. The Production Solutions Group is an add-on acquisition for platform portfolio company ON Event Services (formerly Tech Rentals). Nashville-based PSG is a regional Rental, Staging and Events Company that also has operations in Memphis, TN and Huntsville, AL. With this acquisition, ON became one of the strongest regional providers in the Southeast United States.
KT Capital Partners acquired ON Event Services (formerly Tech Rentals) in January 2008. Founded in 1985, this portfolio company is a full service audiovisual and staging company that assists meeting and event planners, associations, conventions and tradeshows, the hospitality market, production companies and the corporate community, in Atlanta and across the country.
The A&V Company was acquired by KT Capital in early 2014 as an add-on to ON Event Services with financing provided by Peachtree Equity Partners and Triangle Capital Corporation. This acquisition offers ON Event Services entry into the lucrative North Carolina market and fills out ON’s Southeastern footprint.
Prostage is a subsidiary of ON Event Services (formerly Tech Rentals), acquired in early 2013, and located in Orlando, FL. This acquisition allows ON efficient access to the lucrative convention market in Florida.
Staging Directions was acquired as an add-on to KT Capital portfolio company ON Event Services. SDI gives ON additional expertise in the lucrative Music and Entertainment sector of the Audio Visual Services market.
Data Display Audio Visual, or DDAV, was acquired in mid-2015 as an add-on to the ON Event Services platform. DDAV, located in Houston, expands the ON Event geographic footprint into Texas and adds additional expertise to the overall Company in the form of longstanding and highly regarded service to end users in the Oil & Gas industry, with a specific focus on the exhibit and trade show market. To learn more about DDAV, please visit ddav.com.