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The Mensura Companies
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Through Mensura Capital, LLC and Mensura Syndicated Investments, we have capital to deploy in investment opportunities. In this regard, we stand apart from other advisors and intermediaries, not only for the Mensura partner approach, but because we have the power to contribute capital as an investor, co-investor or lender which, in turn, helps validate the business.

 

In making investments, we bring more than just money, we bring a deep bench of experienced entrepreneurs, who have built and capitalized on enterprises across industries.

 

Investments
When investing or co-investing, we concentrate on investments of $1 million to $20 million in lower middle market companies. We may consider earlier stage investments in circumstances where we determine that the risk-return profile is favorable.

 

The best vote of confidence is money on the line.

 

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Investments

Flameproof

Chicago Flameproof and Wood Specialties Corp.

 

Recapitalization and Market Opportunity
Investment Date: December 2009
Industry Segment: Building Materials

 

Chicago Flameproof and Wood Specialties Corp. is a niche U.S. manufacturer and direct distributor/seller of specialty treated wood products, primarily to commercial construction contractors. With the dominant share of the commercial lumber market in its home marketplace, the Company has built a strong and loyal customer base over the past two decades and maintains a top-five market share position in flame retardant products in three tier I markets through its direct distribution model, which is unique to the industry. By selling directly to end-users in the commercial construction market, the Company’s unique “one-step” direct distribution model eliminates the middle man, creating brand recognition and loyalty directly at the contractor level. The Company also has developed strong multi-state relationships with several national home improvement retailers and related contractor base, providing for growth locally and nationally in both commercial and residential channels. The Company also supplies complementary products such as untreated lumber, steel studs/tracks, drywall, specialty insulation, fasteners and composite decking. The Company serves local, regional and national customers from its manufacturing and distribution facility in its Chicago headquarters and two additional primary distribution centers, including an additional treatment center, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Milwaukee markets.

 

| www.chicagoflameproof.com |

 

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Offshore Inland

Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc.

 

Growth Company Recapitalization
Investment Date: October 2008
Industry Segment: Energy

 

Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services is a leading provider of topside (above water) services to the offshore oil & gas and marine industries. Based in Mobile, AL, the Company provides oil rig and vessel repair, upgrades, conversions and modifications, including steel fabrication, inside/outside machining, offshore installation and services, and engineering/design work.


| www.offshoreinlandmarine.com |

 

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Capital Growth

Capital Growth Solutions, LLC

 

Venture Capital
Investment Date: June 2010
Industry Segment: Retail

 

Capital Growth Solutions, LLC is a nationwide lender specializing in arranging a variety of Small Business Administration (SBA), guaranteed and other loans. Loans may be made for the renovation of a restaurant, a multi-million dollar hotel project or any other number of business needs.

 

| www.capgs.com |

 

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