Jun 30, 2015, 07:59 ET
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertram Capital was awarded the Private Equity Firm of the Year Award at the ACG New York Champion's Awards Gala held at the Metropolitan Club on June 18, 2015. In addition to winning Private Equity Firm of the Year, Bertram Capital was presented with the Business Services Deal of the Year Award for the merger of Sandbox Studio and OneKreate. The ACG New York Champion's Awards recognizes companies, individual dealmakers and transactions in the middle market mergers and acquisitions industry in the greater New York area. An independent body of experts representing a cross-section of the middle market industry selected the winning deals and dealmakers.
"By winning the Private Equity Firm of the Year Award, the differentiation of our Bertram High5™ operating model and the impact of our in-house technology team, Bertram Labs, have been recognized as an innovative approach for rapidly growing businesses in the middle market," said Jeff Drazan, Managing Partner at Bertram Capital. "Our Business Development team creatively sourced the Sandbox Studio/OneKreate opportunity and our Business Services team painstakingly executed a very complicated transaction. We are once again deeply honored to be recipients of these awards from ACG New York."
Bertram Capital was founded in 2006 by former venture capitalist Jeff Drazan. Over the past eight years, Bertram has harnessed the firm's proprietary business building approach, the Bertram Capital High5 ™, which focuses on sales and marketing improvements, technology development, supply chain optimization, strategic management support, and ample capital for add-on transactions with the objective of building market leading companies. The firm has grown to over 50 full time employees, with a portion of its staff dedicated to Bertram Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary providing internal software development and Internet services to its portfolio companies. In the last twelve months, Bertram Capital has acquired three platform investments across business services (Sandbox/OneKreate), consumer (ECS Tuning), and manufacturing (Clarus Glassboards), as well as two manufacturing add-on investments (Fives North American Guiding Systems and Johnson Plastics).
"As an active supporter of ACG New York it was especially rewarding to see Bertram Capital recognized, winning both the Private Equity Firm of the Year Award and the Business Services Transaction of the Year Award," said Heidi Deiner, President of ACG New York. "We changed our award system this year to focus on fewer, more competitive award categories and Bertram Capital was our only multiple category award winner this year."
The merger of two innovative providers of digital photography services, Sandbox Studio and OneKreate, was recognized as the Business Services Deal of the Year. Headquartered in New York and San Francisco, Sandbox Studio focuses on delivering ecommerce product photography services to fashion apparel and home furnishings customers. Noteworthy clients include Calvin Klein, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg, Hudson's Bay Company, Michael Kors, The North Face, Restoration Hardware, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, and Vans. OneKreate is headquartered in Hollywood, FL and delivers product photography and creative content services to the fashion, retail and home goods markets, serving major brands such as Chico's FAS, Express, Jarden Consumer Solutions, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Newall Rubbermaid, and Petco.
About Bertram Capital
With over $850 million in capital under management, Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources to each investment, we make it our core objective to move companies, management teams, and employees toward unlocking their full potential. Visit www.bcap.com for more information
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