Recent Headlines


October 2017

Charter Oak Equity Cedes Crown []

Charter Oak Equity and High Road Capital Partners have announced the sale of The Crown Group. Crown is the leading independent provider of coating, assembly operations and logistical services for the automotive, agricultural, heavy-duty-truck, and white-goods industries in North America. The company applies coatings to customers’ manufactured parts and assembled products at 11 U.S. sites.


October 2017

Charter Oak Equity Whittles Portfolio []

Charter Oak Equity and RFE Investment Partners have announced the sale of Brook & Whittle. Brook & Whittle, with three facilities in the Northeast, provides prime labels in pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve formats to beverage, personal care and medical end markets.


October 2017

EiKO Distributes Drylam []

EiKO, a portfolio company of Charter Oak Equity and Stephens Capital Partners, has announced the divestment of its Drylam division. Drylam is an importer and marketer of laminating products in North America.


September 2017

Add-on Acquisition Builds Out Shelter []

ShelterLogic, a portfolio company of Charter Oak Equity and RFE Investment Partners, has purchased the Outdoor Division of Bravo Sports. The acquisition is a designer, innovator, manufacturer and marketer of shade canopies, outdoor chairs and related accessories sold under brands such as QuikShade, Solo, Shade Tech, Moto Shade and GO. These brands complement ShelterLogic’s existing product lines of shelters and framed canopies for residential and commercial use.


July 2017

Full Cirtec for Charter Oak Equity []

Charter Oak Equity and Century Park Capital Partners have announced the sale of Cirtec Medical. Cirtec specializes in outsourced solutions for OEMs of active implantable medical devices, with a focus on neuromodulation, drug delivery and minimally invasive surgical devices. During the investment period, Cirtec made three add-on acquisitions and grew rapidly, driving a successful exit.


June 2017

Charter Oak Equity Finds a Perl []

Doni Perl joined Charter Oak Equity in June 2017 as a Vice President. Prior to Charter Oak Equity, Doni spent four years at Quadrangle Group, where he focused on investments in the communications and media sectors, and two years with Sanabe & Associates, an investment banking boutique providing M&A, restructuring and strategic advice to companies in the building products, paper/packaging and renewable energy industries.


May 2017

Charter Oak Equity Collects Timber []

Charter Oak Equity, in partnership with Frontenac Company, has purchased Colorado Timberline. Colorado Timberline is a mass-customization digital printer specializing in fabrics and other difficult-to-print items. The company produces customized products for the online home décor, apparel and personalized product sectors in support of leading e-commerce companies.


April 2017

Seaboard Boxes Up Imperial Packaging []

Seaboard Folding Box has purchased Imperial Packaging, a producer of decorated boxes for leading consumer products companies. This transaction enhances Seaboard’s position as a high-quality provider of decorated packaging solutions to the middle market and positions the combined company as a front runner in its regional market. Seaboard is a portfolio company of Charter Oak Equity and Peninsula Capital Partners.