“[Housatonic’s partners] are not just about the transaction. They’re about the full exposure to their investment [including] the CEO’s involvement for a period of years. They want to understand your goals [as a CEO]. I really like that.”
— Dennis Barnedt, ZircoDATA
In October 2016, Housatonic partnered with repeat Housatonic CEO Dennis Barnedt and acquired the legacy Australian operations of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), an enterprise information management services company.
In September 2017, Housatonic backed Brian Williams in acquiring in FIMC, a leading provider of auto club memberships which provide consumers with roadside assistance and other related consumer protections.
“One thing that really stands out to me is [Housatonic’s] pattern recognition . . . they have worked with a lot of businesses, and that gives them the ability to see recurring issues…and opportunities.”
— Brian Williams, FIMC
“It’s clear that [Housatonic] takes a long term horizon which is interesting . . . because the decision making that takes place is usually done with a longer term return profile.”
— Dave Engert, ONRAD
In 2017, Housatonic brought Dave Engert, an experienced industry CEO, in to run Housatonic’s existing investment in ONRAD. Based in Riverside, California, ONRAD is a leading teleradiology company, offering remote read capabilities to hospitals, radiology groups, and imaging centers. With all of its doctors on US soil, ONRAD focuses on delivering outsourced “final” interpretations, a rapidly growing area within teleradiology.
In 2017, Housatonic and founders, Andrew Coleman and Glenn Houck, hired Katy Keim as the CEO of LQ Digital, LLC, an internet marketing services provider offering digital agency, lead generation, qualification and transfer services to clients across a number of industries. By improving the quality of online traffic, screening and transferring live leads to sales reps, the company helps customers generate higher ROI from their digital marketing initiatives.
“To grow, we had to make a few intelligent bets…[Housatonic] was incredibly supportive about making those investments, and asked the appropriate questions of what would be the right milestones to know that we were on track.”
— Katy Keim, LQ Digital
“The partners at Housatonic [have] high integrity, they’re smart, they’re analytical, and they’re strategic – so as partners looking at new investments or as board members, they bring more…than just the cash to get a deal done.”
— Andrew Cousin, Circle Graphics
In December 2012, Housatonic backed Andrew Cousin in the acquisition of Circle Graphics, the leading provider of large-format digital printing for the outdoor advertising industry. Based in Longmont, Colorado, the company serves the out-of-home advertising industry as well as the custom photograph printing market.