Caffery Capital Partners worked with key stakeholders to build significant value for these and other companies.

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Bechmark Products

Founded in 1993, Benchmark Products, headquartered in Waukegan, IL, has become a leading U.S. supplier of products, services, and solutions for companies with cleanrooms and critical manufacturing environments. Benchmark’s customers include leading global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers as well as life sciences and biotechnology companies. Benchmark also serves micro-electronic and other high-technology manufacturers that produce components in controlled environments. With Benchmark, these companies are able to supply their critical manufacturing facilities with disposable cleanroom items such as gloves, garments, face masks, wipers, sterilizing disinfectants, and hundreds of other specialized products used every day to prevent contamination in controlled environments.    

Benchmark’s unique business model allows it to fill a variety of roles: Benchmark is a value-added stocking distributor for a broad range of vendors such as Kimberly Clark/Safeskin, Contec, Veltek and others; Benchmark designs, develops, and produces its own branded and private-label products to fill specialized needs; and Benchmark is a business consultant that helps its customers optimize their order processing and inventory processes to reduce costs. Benchmark’s reputation for technical expertise and its direct-to-end-user sales model has resulted in long-term relationships with hundreds of repeat customers.   

Benchmark Products was added to the Caffery Capital Partners portfolio in partnership with the founders and management in February 2003. Since joining Caffery Capital Partners, Benchmark has continued its impressive track record of growth including opening a distribution capability in Puerto Rico to serve the growing list of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers on the island. 

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CAPCO

CAPCO Tile & Stone, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, imports and distributes fine porcelain and ceramic tile, stone tile, and stone slab from sources around the globe.    

CAPCO was established in Colorado Springs in 1977 and moved its main warehouse and showroom to Denver in 1978. In the late 1980s, CAPCO opened branches in Las Vegas, Nevada, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. Each branch location has its own showroom for showcasing its tile and stone products in vignettes and floor patterns. The company expanded strategically throughout the 1990s, opening additional Colorado branches in Grand Junction, Avon, and Boulder. Today it has showrooms across the Rocky Mountain region, from Montana to Colorado and west to Nevada.    

CAPCO was added to the Caffery Capital Partners portfolio in July 2006.  

CoAMS

CoAMS, headquartered in Chicago, is an innovative web-based marketing services company that manages, administers, and designs cooperative advertising and trade promotion marketing programs (TPMs). Since its founding in 1982, CoAMS has provided its marketing services to Fortune 1000 companies, arming them with customized TPM solutions that allow them to plan, execute, track, and evaluate their cooperative advertising and trade promotion programs. Clients outsource to CoAMS and get the benefit of the company's proprietary processes and technologies in a seamless, fully integrated service offering.   

CoAMS provides full TPM services to consumer product manufacturers and their retailer networks, as well as to leading technology manufacturers and their dealer/distributor networks. CoAMS is the second largest company in its industry, processing nearly one million claims annually for clients that include some of the largest manufacturers in the United States.   

CoAMS was added to the Caffery Capital Partners portfolio in July 2002 in a partnership with management and Prospect Partners, LLC. Since closing, CoAMS has completed its first add-on acquisition and has invested significantly in its information technology platform. 

Creditors Interchange

Founded in 1960 in Buffalo, New York, Creditors Interchange has grown to become one of the nation’s largest collection of agencies employing over 680 people in four offices. It is recognized as one of the Top 100 Privately Owned Companies in Western New York. As an industry leader in receivable management, Creditors Interchange provides a wide range of collection services to its clients on a national, regional, and local level in the credit card, consumer loan, retail, auto deficiency, commercial, and medical markets.    

Creditors Interchange was added to the Caffery Capital Partners portfolio in July 2003 in a partnership with management and Prairie Capital, LP. Since joining Caffery Capital Partners, Creditors has continued its impressive track record of organic growth by adding top-tier clients, opening new offices, and expanding its service offering. In 2005, Creditors completed its first add-on acquisition, which diversifies the company into the rapidly growing commercial collection sector. 

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