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UC Synergetic

  • Realized Investment

UC Synergetic (UCS) is a Fort Mill, South Carolina company providing engineering, technical, and consulting services to the electric utility and telecommunications industries. Falfurrias Capital invested in UCS in May of 2007 and subsequently acquired two additional businesses during its investment period. Falfurrias ultimately sold UCS to a strategic acquirer, Pike Electric Corporation, in July of 2012.

Add-on Acquisitions

Synergetic Design, Inc.

Synergetic Design, Inc. (SDI) was a Fort Mill, South Carolina company providing engineering, technical services, and consulting services to the electric utility and telecommunications industries. SDI was Falfurrias Capital's initial platform investment and was later merged with Utility Consultants, Inc. to form UC Synergetic.

Utility Consultants, Inc.

Utility Consultants, Inc. (UCI) specialized in providing engineering and technical services to the telecommunications, power, and broadband industries. UCI was merged with Synergetic Design, Inc. to form UC Synergetic.

PowerComm Engineering, Inc.

PowerComm Engineering, Inc. (PCI) was a Tampa, Florida-based provider of power delivery and telecommunications engineering services. The company specialized in transmission line engineering services and complemented the transmission and distribution service offerings of UC Synergetic.

Falfurrias Capital Milestones

  • May 2007 - Synergetic Design platform acquisition
  • July 2008 - Utility Consultants, Inc. acquisition and merger
  • August 2008 - Hired Mike Kistner as the CEO of the combined businesses
  • July 2009 - PowerComm Engineering acquisition
  • July 2012 - UC Synergetic acquired by Pike Energy

Operational Value-Add

  • Recruited two third-party board members who were the former CEO of El Paso Electric Comp and a former Bank of America outsourcing executive
  • Assisted management's launch of a new high-growth strategic "distributed antenna system" (DAS) division
  • Integrated all acquired businesses underneath a common information technology platform
  • Designed and negotiated a new comprehensive employee benefit plan
  • May 2007 - Synergetic Design platform acquisition
  • July 2008 - Utility Consultants, Inc. acquisition and merger
  • August 2008 - Hired Mike Kistner as the CEO of the combined businesses
  • July 2009 - PowerComm Engineering acquisition
  • July 2012 - UC Synergetic acquired by Pike Energy
  • Recruited two third-party board members who were the former CEO of El Paso Electric Comp and a former Bank of America outsourcing executive
  • Assisted management's launch of a new high-growth strategic "distributed antenna system" (DAS) division
  • Integrated all acquired businesses underneath a common information technology platform
  • Designed and negotiated a new comprehensive employee benefit plan
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Portfolio Companies

Since 2006, Falfurrias has invested in well-positioned businesses in high-growth markets, creating a portfolio of companies that show consistent growth in revenue and profitability, while building market share through add-on acquisitions.

  • Bojangles' is one of the largest operators and franchisors of chicken quick service restaurants in the United States, with over 600 restaurants located throughout the southeastern United States. Falfurrias Capital acquired Bojangles' in September of 2007 and grew the business significantly before selling the company to Advent International in August of 2011. Bojangles' now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol BOJA.

  • American Safety Council (ASC) is a market leader in the engineering, authoring, and delivery of e-Learning training solutions for traffic, workplace safety, testing, medical continuing education, and other regulatory-driven end markets. Falfurrias Capital acquired ASC in May of 2014 and add-on acquisition, Online Traffic School (OLTS), in December of 2014.

  • North American Transmission & Distribution Group (NATDG) is the parent company of Instrument Transformer Equipment Corporation (ITEC) and Advanced Control Systems (ACS). ITEC and ACS were acquired by Falfurrias Capital in March of 2013 and March of 2014, respectively. NATDG provides software, equipment, and services to electric utilities and industrial operators to support automation and other mission-critical processes within their transmission and distribution infrastructure.

  • GlynnDevins is a fully-integrated marketing communications agency that provides a complete set of marketing services to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). GlynnDevins offers strategic consulting, creative development, media planning and buying, print and digital production, and data analysis to the in-market the company serves. Falfurrias Capital acquired GlynnDevins in June of 2015.

  • RegEd is the leading provider of regulatory compliance software solutions and services. With more than 400 enterprise clients, the company's solutions enable financial services firms to efficiently comply with state, federal, FINRA and other regulations impacting broker-dealers, insurance companies and insurance brokers. RegEd solutions drive new levels of operational efficiency and enable firms to cost-effectively comply with regulations and mitigate risk. Falfurrias Capital acquired RegEd in July of 2015.

  • Green Distribution is a technology-based manufacturing and distribution company in the custom apparel space. The company utilizes state-of-the-art European pre-press automation, combined with digital art management and proprietary automation technology, to service fast turn screen print and heat transfer customers. Falfurrias Capital announced its investment in Green Distribution in August 2016.

  • Marquis Software Solutions is the largest provider of data analytics software, services, and consulting to financial institutions around the world, Marquis has provided scalable, results-driven marketing, sales, and compliance solutions to banks and credit unions for over 25 years. Falfurrias Capital acquired Marquis in September, 2016.

  • SixAxis is the world leader in the design and production of metal stairs and platforms, rolling and mobile assembly and maintenance platforms, bulk loading platforms, and other equipment to aid customers with safety and efficiency across a diverse range of industries and applications. The SixAxis family of brands includes SafeRack, ErectaStep, RollaStep, YellowGate, SmartTech, and ErectaRack, among others. Falfurrias Capital acquired SixAxis in September 2017.

  • Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) is a market leader providing data analytics, passive indexing, and smart beta research to professional financial advisors and leading asset managers worldwide. DWA's investment models power numerous exchange-traded and mutual funds. Falfurrias Capital acquired DWA in November of 2011 and held the company for more than three years. In January of 2014, Falfurrias sold Dorsey Wright to Nasdaq.

  • UC Synergetic (UCS) is a Fort Mill, South Carolina company providing engineering, technical and consulting services to the electric utility and telecommunications industries. Falfurrias Capital invested in UCS in May of 2007 and subsequently acquired two additional businesses during its investment period. Falfurrias ultimately sold UCS to a strategic acquirer, Pike Electric Corporation, in July of 2012.

  • Commercial Credit Group (CCG) is one of the leading financial services companies that finance industrial and commercial equipment through secured loans in the commercial construction, waste, and fleet transportation industries. Falfurrias Capital acquired CCG in September of 2009 and later sold the business to Lovell Minnick Partners in late 2011.

  • Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBFC) is a national bank holding company that was incorporated in 2009 by former Bank of America Corp. executives Gene Taylor and Chris Marshall to acquire troubled banks. During Falfurrias' investment period, CBFC acquired the assets of several banks, including TIB Financial Corp, MetroBank, Turnberry Bank, and Green Bankshares. Falfurrias Capital sold its interest in CBFC in October of 2013. CBFC now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol CBF.