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At Strait Lane Capital Partners, we provide strategic, operating, and financial resources to further accelerate the growth and development of our portfolio companies. We recognize every investment is different and offer flexible transaction structures to meet each portfolio company’s unique requirements, whether through a full or partial sale of the company, or a reduced management role if desired.

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Griswold, LLC

Leading manufacturer of standard and custom engineered cellular rubber and microcellular polyurethane foam products worldwide.

Griswold, founded in 1949, develops, formulates, and manufactures continuous rolls of high-performance specialty polymers for a diverse group of end markets, including consumer products, electronics, automotive, and general industry.

Griswold specializes in "open-cell" polymers that exhibit strong elasticity and are able to repeatedly absorb impact and return to their original dimensions. Typical applications include gasketing, sealing, and cushioning, and sample end-uses range from anti-skid rubber carpet underlay to urethane cell-phone LCD display gaskets that provide sealing and vibration reduction properties to increase the durability and useful life of the cell phone. Griswold primarily sells to converters who laminate, cut, form, or otherwise alter its continuous-rolled products.

In 2014, Griswold completed the establishment of a Wholly Foreign-Owned Entity in China. Griswold now operates a warehousing and distribution facility in Shenzhen, and employs sales personnel who are responsible for the Asian market.

Griswold is located in Moosup, Connecticut. To learn more about Griswold visit their website at: www.griswoldllc.com

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Moosup, CT

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October 2015

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Dan Mahoney, Griswold's President and Chief Executive Officer
“Our rapport with the SLCP team was obvious from our first meeting. They bring a unique combination of operating expertise and deal making savvy to the table - they’ve been there and done that. They made the entire process smooth - they did what they said they’d do each step of the way - from LOI through closing - no re-trades. And, they structured an innovative equity participation plan for the management team that turbo charges our returns if we perform. We're looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership.”

File & ServeXpress

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, File & ServeXpress is a legal technology service provider that offers innovative solutions to legal professionals. Our sophisticated products enable law firms and courts to be more efficient and effective at the practice and administration of the law.

File & ServeXpress was created in 2012 through the acquisition of two pioneering businesses in e-Filing and e-Service providers, CaseFileXpress and File & Serve, a former LexisNexis company.

File & ServeXpress is an industry leader and pioneer in the legal technology services industry. With more than 30 years of legal technology services experience, File & ServeXpress uses modern cloud technology to connect legal professionals, court personnel, legal administrators and all other stakeholders together seamlessly. Everything we offer and do is established both by the law and by attorneys’ need to practice law more efficiently and effectively.

File & ServeXpress has an established, comprehensive record of success in offering technology solutions for legal professionals in all types and sizes of law firms, courts, cases and practice areas. The Company offers its technology nationwide, and currently has more than 190,000 registered users and 130,000 law firm customers—including all of the top 100 law firms in the country—in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia.

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Irving, TX

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November 2016

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Boss Industries

Delivering unmatched quality, leadership in design, integrity, dependability, and superior customer satisfaction in PTO rotary screw air technology.

Boss Industries (Boss) is a leader in power take-off (PTO) rotary screw air technology, offering a full line of vehicle-integrated compressors as well as natural gas booster and vapor recovery systems. Boss offers the most efficient and reliable products in the industry with innovations that allow for increased efficiency and productivity.

Backed by 20 years of experience, Boss provides unmatched quality, integrity, and superior design for customers and has established itself as a leader in design, dependability, and product support while being dedicated to customer satisfaction.

Harrison Hydra-Gen, Ltd. of Houston, Texas ("HHG"), another SLCP Portfolio Company, joined in the investment. HHG is a leading producer of hydraulic generators for fire engines and other emergency services, aerial work platforms and oil field services.

Boss is headquartered in La Porte, Indiana, and has a state of the art production and design corporate facility. Learn more at: www.bossair.com

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La Porte, Indiana

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July 2014

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Patrick Wilkins, Boss Industries Founder
“In performing estate planning, it became apparent to me that I needed a partner that would allow me to monetize a part of the business that I founded and have run for the past 26 years while still having the ability to participate in the new innovations that BOSS was bringing to market in the future. Strait Lane listened to our goals for BOSS and what we were looking for in a potential transaction and developed the perfect structure for us. For someone that had never been through a sale process, the Strait Lane group was not only very easy to work with during the process but more importantly has been a great partner since closing. They listen to and challenge us in ways that have been very helpful as we move to grow the business and I am extremely excited about the outcome and the continued future great prospects for BOSS.”

Harrison Hydra-Gen

Premier provider of mobile power to the fire and emergency, ariel work platform, and oil & gas industries.

With more than 45 years of experience, Harrison Hydra-Gen (HHG) is a leading producer of hydraulic generators for fire engines and other emergency services, aerial work platforms, and oil field services. HHG has customers for every mobile power need imaginable including fire & emergency, oil field, military, marine, construction, utility, ambulances, tow trucks, exports, and many more.

Since 1969, more than 20,000 hydraulic generators have provided reliable, mobile power. HHG's commitment to quality and experience enables it to meet the most demanding standards in the industry.

HHG has an investment in Boss Industries, an SLCP portfolio company. Boss is a leader in power take-off (PTO) rotary screw technology, offering a full line of vehicle-integrated compressors as well as natural gas booster and vapor recovery systems.

The Company’s operations are based in Houston, Texas. Learn more about Harrison Hydra-Gen at: www.harrisonhydragen.com


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Houston, TX

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June 2010

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B&B Roadway Security and Solutions

The industry standard in transportation and facility security and protection products.

B&B Roadway Security and Solutions (BBRSS), with divisions B&B ARMR and B&B Roadway, are the industry standards in providing facilities and environments with the highest level warning and protection products available. They support government and industrial customers globally.

Since 1925, BBRSS has been growing its experience and solutions for perimeter security and traffic control and is the premier provider of anti-terrorist and crash-rated perimeter protection products. It distributes the most extensive line of crash-rated vehicle barriers, hydraulic gate operators, bollards, barriers, wedges, and gates that meet critical government standards. Additionally, BBRSS provides bridge gates and warning devices and a full line of HOV lane warning gates and catch nets.

Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, the company also has a manufacturing facility in Russellville, Alabama. Learn more about B&B Roadway Security and Solutions at: www.bb-armr.com.

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Dallas, TX

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January 2011

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Paul Matthews, BBRSS' President and Chief Executive Officer
“As SLCP closed the transaction to buy the three entities now representing BBRSS, I received the responsibility to run the consolidated entity. Since I did not have prior experience as a CEO, it was going to be important to me that the "mentor" relationship that the SLCP promised was delivered. After nearly five years, my professional growth has been significant as a result of my ability to simply pick up a phone and talk to proven operators with significant “C” level expertise. Along the way, SLCP has not only provided their operational expertise and guidance but also has given the company the tools to expand our product and markets by identifying and executing key tactical acquisitions that have made our company even stronger. I will always greatly value this time in my life and while it has not been without its challenges, Mark and Warren have always been true to their word and have given me timely and straightforward advice and feedback. ”

J&A Industries

Leading provider of the design and manufacturing of railroad signaling systems.

J&A Industries (J&A) was founded in 1986. J&A is a railroad signal systems manufacturer and supplier providing equipment to Class A railroads. They provide their clients with value and on-time delivery of all signal equipment including layouts, foundations, and switch hardware.

In addition to the manufacturing of signal equipment, J&A offers mechanical and signal engineering services including complete AutoCAD support services. In 1998, J&A expanded to begin production on a line of lightweight field power tools. Developed for installation and maintenance projects, these rail drills, mast drills, spring switch gauges, and spring frog testers provide exceptional value.

J&A has its headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas and is a division of B&B Roadway and Security Solutions. Learn more at: www.railmart.com

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Kansas City, KS

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January 2014

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Calling All Ships, LLC

Leading logistics company serving the cruise line and hospitality industries.

Calling All Ships (CAS) founded in 1986, offers its customers a wide array of offerings including: sundries, snacks, domestic and foreign confectionery, health aids, etc. CAS' products are distributed to Cruise Lines and Concessionaires, wholesalers, hotels & resorts, chandlers and other customer types, all over the world. CAS has long standing relationships with manufacturers, suppliers and vendors - leading to a consistently high-level of quality delivered to the customer at a competitive price.

CAS is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida and is within 25 miles of two major ports which allows for quick delivery to the customer. CAS is a division of B&B Roadway Security and Solutions. Learn more about CAS at: www.callingallships.net

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Miami, FL

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July 2015

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Indianhead Pipeline Services

The choice in pipeline bouyancy control and restoration solutions.

Indianhead Pipeline Services (IPS) provides products and support services to transcontinental pipeline construction companies in North America. IPS has gathered a unique group of professionals with a wealth of experience ranging from the design and provision of pipeline buoyancy control systems to general pipeline maintenance and construction and everything in between. Service offerings primarily consist of buoyancy control, site preparation and restoration, foam services, and erosion control solutions.

IPS was formed in 1997 and has created sustained growth and steady expansion and is continually working to expand its products and service lines. IPS is headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Learn more about IPS at: www.indianheadpipeline.com

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Eau Claire, WI

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August 2012 / August 2017

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SLCP Special Opportunity Fund II

During May 2013, Strait Lane Capital Partners Special Opportunity Fund II, LLC (“Fund II”) was created for the purpose of investing in a newly created debt mezzanine vehicle, Petro Capital Energy Credit, LLC (“PCEC”). PCEC is a Dallas, TX based private investment firm that provides customized financing solutions to small-cap oilfield services and North American onshore oil and gas development and production companies with a target investment size of up to $20 million.

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Dallas, TX

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May 2013

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Expanded Rubber Products

Expanded Rubber Products, founded in 1968, manufactured a wide variety of open cell sponge rubber products. Expanded’s products are sold to clients both in the United States and abroad.

Griswold, a Strait Lane Capital Partners portfolio company, purchased the open cell rubber business from Expanded in May 2016, and integrated it into its operations. This purchase further augmented Griswold’s market leading position in the open cell foam rubber market.

For more information about Griswold, please visit www.griswoldllc.com

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Moosup, CT

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May 2016

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