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Polonez Parcel Services, a Merion portfolio company, announces partnership with UPS

ATLANTA, Ga., and W. SPRINGFIELD, Ma. – Oct. 4, 2017 – UPS (NYSE:UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company and Polonez Parcel Service, a consumer-to-consumer consolidated shipping service into Poland and other countries, today announced an innovative agreement that provides Polonez Parcel Service customers in the United States an easy parcel drop-off point at more than 8,700 UPS Access Points™ including 5,000 The UPS Store® locations.

Polonez Parcel Service customers can experience the ease of transacting business online at www.polonezparcelservice.com and then drop-off their pre-paid shipments at convenient UPS Access Point locations throughout the United States. UPS Access Point locations are a nearby The UPS Store,® dry cleaner, hardware store, convenience store or other neighborhood retail establishment. UPS Access Point™ addresses can be found at www.ups.com/accesspoint.

“The UPS Access Point locations augment our existing Authorized Shipping Outlet network and give us extensive coverage for convenient and cost-effective connections, so our consumers can ship to more than 30 countries,” said Polonez Parcel Service, CEO Tom Nightingale.
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Energage raises $15M, plans Philly office, new hires

Philadelphia, PA – October 5, 2017 – Energage, the Merion portfolio company previously known as Workplace Dynamics, has raised $15 million from investors and is looking to open a new office in Philadelphia, using 10 years’ worth of corporate employee surveys as a basis for new “HR tech” services it expects will elevate its profile among clients and technology investors.

 “Our model has changed quite a bit. We have a whole new round of offerings in our employee-engagement platform, just two weeks ahead of the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas,” said Fraser Marlow, director of research at Energage, which employs 110. Part of the money will be used for expansion. Energage wants to open an office in Philadelphia to hire more “creative staff and programmers,” said Marlow, a GE veteran who is among several senior managers joining the company in the last year. “We’ve interviewed quite a few who wanted to work for us” he said.
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Svoboda Capital Partners Completes Sale of DataBank to KYOCERA

Chicago, IL – August 2, 2017 – Svoboda Capital Partners (“SC”) has sold its interest in leading outsourced imaging and information management provider DataBank Holdings, LLC (“DataBank”) to KYOCERA Document Solutions (“Kyocera”).

Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, DataBank is the country’s premier provider of business process automation solutions, with offices across the United States. Since 1991, the company has helped organizations maximize productivity and reduce operational costs by streamlining document, data and workflow business processes. The new relationship with KYOCERA will open new service opportunities for DataBank.

Chuck Bauer, CEO of DataBank, and the rest of the management team will continue forward with the Company. “Our partnership with SC has been positive and enhanced the long-term growth and success of DataBank,” Bauer said. “Coming together with KYOCERA is a tremendous opportunity for our existing and prospective customers. The acquisition will enable us to offer innovative new solutions and services tailored to rapidly changing market needs.”
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Merion Sells Midwest Automotive Designs to REV Group

Merion Investment Partners is excited to announce a successful exit from Midwest Automotive Designs LLC, a leading custom van upfitter, through an acquisition by REV Group (REVG) a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services.

Merion acted as the lead investor and teamed with Petra Capital Partners in the purchase of the company in partnership with Pegasus Capital. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work with the excellent management team we recruited to the company to support its founder, Tim Gray, who remained a significant shareholder, in accelerating the growth of the business. Merion believes this transaction reflects the profile of how we work with partners and sponsors to support change of control transactions in our lower middle market focus industries.

Headquartered in Elkhart, IN, Midwest develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles. During Merion’s investment period, the company grew revenues and EBITDA at a CAGR of 32% and 24% respectively.

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Crestcom, a Merion Portfolio Company, Receives 2017 Lead Award

As part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies, Training Industry has named Crestcom, a Merion portfolio company, to its 2017 Leadership Training Companies Watch List.

By applying new leadership competency models, research-based training courses, and launching a new online Learning Portal, Crestcom has made incredible innovations to its proven leadership skills development model over the past year.

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Merion Announces New Investment in Accounts Receivable Collections Firm

Merion Investment Partners III, L.P., is excited to announce a new investment in Radius Global Solutions. Merion provided subordinated debt to support the merger between Radius Global Solutions and Northland Group.

Radius Global Solutions, headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, is a global technology-enabled provider of end-to-end accounts receivable and customer relationship management solutions. The company merged with Northland Group, a Minneapolis, MN based provider of accounts receivable and customer relationship management solutions primarily in the financial services sector.

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Radius Global Solutions, a Merion Portfolio Company, Merges with Northland Group

RADIUS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS MERGES WITH NORTHLAND GROUP

AMBLER, PA– November 16, 2016 – Radius Global Solutions LLC (“RGS”), a global technology-enabled provider of end-to-end accounts receivable and customer relationship management solutions, announced today that it has merged with Northland Group Inc. (“NGI”), a Minneapolis, MN-based provider of accounts receivable and customer relationship management solutions primarily to the financial services sector. Immediately following the transaction Northland Group will operate as a business unit of RGS.

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DataBank, a Merion Portfolio Company, Announces Alliance with KYOCERA

DataBank, North America’s leading business solutions provider, and KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, announced the formation of a business alliance, designed to provide business process improvement services to their mutual customers.

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Merion Announces New Investment in Installer and Servicer for Power Generation

iafd-tombstoneMerion Investment Partners III, L.P., is excited to announce a new investment in Industrial Air Flow Dynamics.  Merion provided subordinated debt for growth capital.

The company, headquartered in Glastonbury, CT., is a leading manufacturer and installer of replacement expansion joints for power generation applications.  The company provides its services nationwide to several different types of power plants, including gas and coal.