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July 9, 2014 – Vicente Capital Partners (VCP), a leading growth equity investment firm, announced today that an affiliate of its Growth Equity Fund acquired a significant interest in Global LT, Inc. (Global LT), a leading provider of training, translation and mobility solutions that facilitate employee relocations and talent development around the world. VCP’s investment is the first institutional capital that Global LT has raised in its 35 year history.

June 18, 2014 - iBwave, the world leader in providing in-building wireless networks, proudly announces that it was named Silver recipient in the SME Export category at the “National Bank 2014 SME Awards”. Read more here.



November 15, 2012 – Vicente Capital Partners, a leading growth equity investment firm, announced today that an affiliate of its Growth Equity Fund acquired a controlling interest in Intellectual Technology, Inc. (ITI), the premier provider of technology solutions and outsourced services to motor vehicle departments (DMVs) across North America. ITI’s common stock will cease trading on the OTC Pink Sheets and will be delisted today.

ITI was represented by Imperial Capital, a full-service investment bank servicing institutional investors and middle market companies. OneWest Bank provided debt financing, and no further financial details were disclosed. This is VCP's seventh investment out of its $165 million Growth Equity Fund.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, ITI offers both on-demand printing and fulfillment solutions to modernize DMV operations and services. Powered by its proprietary software, ITI’s on-demand offering features both printers managed by DMV personnel and self-service kiosks which enable customers to receive vehicle registrations and other DMV services without having to wait in line for DMV personnel. ITI is the leader in vehicle registration kiosks and currently provides kiosks to DMV offices in California, Nevada, South Dakota and New York. ITI’s on-demand products reduce fraud, inventory risk and wait-times. ITI also offers a fulfillment solution, whereby states can outsource their entire DMV registration operation to ITI’s corporate facility. This significantly cuts costs at the state-level, while enhancing the quality of services provided to the end customer.

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February 1, 2012 – Vicente Capital Partners (VCP), a leading growth equity investment firm, announced today that its Growth Equity Fund led the successful recapitalization of VXi Corporation, a rapidly growing provider of telecommunications products and accessories. This is VCP’s sixth investment out of its $165 million Growth Equity Fund.

Headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire, VXi offers best-in-class corded and wireless headset solutions designed specifically for high-noise environments. VXi’s noise-canceling microphones filter out more background noise than competitive solutions, helping customers communicate clearly, consistently, and naturally.  The Company’s headsets have become the headset of choice at many of the largest professional contact centers and offices and VXi’s BlueParrott® brand of wireless Bluetooth® headsets has become the #1 headset in the professional trucker market.
Vicente Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced the final closing of its Growth Equity Fund. The fund exceeded its targeted raise of $150 million with Credit Suisse and the State of Connecticut joining the fund’s list of premier institutional investors.

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November 7, 2011 – Kline Hawkes & Co. announced today its sale of Vermont Composites to Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc.

Jay Ferguson, Managing Partner of Vicente Capital Partners, said, "Kaman's acquisition of Vermont Composites is a great outcome for the VCP principals' prior fund, Kline Hawkes Pacific, LP, a 2000 vintage fund. The transaction represents a 5x for the fund. We've enjoyed working with Pat and his team over the past seven years to build one of the premier composites companies. We are highly confident that VCI's customers and employees will be well served by this acquisition, given Kaman's resources and strong market position."

Pat Wheeler, President and CEO of Vermont Composites, added, "Over the past 7 years Vermont Composites has greatly benefited from the strategic guidance of Kline Hawkes, as our company has experienced a three-fold growth in revenues and profits. Jay Ferguson and his partners have provided real value-added guidance and direction, while allowing management the authority and flexibility to operate the day to day business effectively. Their assistance with business strategy and board support, has been the critical factor in our ability to increase Vermont Composites' shareholder value."

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SMT Provides the NBC Sports Group with Core Technology for Unprecedented Triple Crown Broadcast

May 5, 2011 – SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation), the award winning and leading provider of data integration, graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions to live sports television, today announced it will supply the NBC Sports Group with a host of SMT products to support their broadcast of the Triple Crown on NBC Sports and VERSUS.  The NBC Sports Group will broadcast all three legs of the upcoming Triple Crown races; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, unifying the races under one network for the first time since 2005.  SMT’s technology will provide television viewers with new visual cues and real-time statistical information enhancing the entertainment value of the broadcast.

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SMT's GOTO Board Wears Many Hats for MLB Network

January 26, 2011 – MLB Network has come a long way in its two short years on the air, but the cable channel continues to enhance its studio programming, which makes up the bulk of its primetime lineup. In that vein, MLB Network has deployed SMT’s GOTO Board, a custom 103-in. interactive touchscreen used by on-air talent to break down games, analyze players, and connect with fans during each of its three primary studio shows: MLB Tonight, the offseason-focused Hot Stove, and the social-media–driven Front Burner.

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Vicente Capital Partners Invests in Campus Explorer

December 10, 2010 – Vicente Capital Partners (VCP), a leading growth equity investment firm, announced today that its Growth Equity Fund led a Series C investment round into Campus Explorer, the premier college search engine that matches students to specific schools based on their profile and interests. Campus Explorer’s existing investors, OCA Venture Partners and Origin Ventures, also participated pro-rata in the investment round. Campus Explorer will use the new capital to fund its rapid growth, invest in technology infrastructure, consumer utility and expand its partnerships with schools.

“We’ve known Jerry and the team at Campus Explorer since their days at Rent.com, which we backed in a prior fund,” said Klaus Koch, Managing Partner at Vicente Capital Partners. “Since then, we’ve continued to work with them and track the company’s progress. Jerry and his team have achieved a tremendous amount of growth over the past 18 months with very small amount of investment capital, and it’s clear that their technology and their differentiated approach to the market represent the future in post-secondary education online recruitment services.” 

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Vicente Capital Partners Invests in SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation

September 3, 2010 – Vicente Capital Partners, LLC announced today that it has completed a $12.5 million minority interest investment in SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation (“SportsMEDIA”), the industry’s leading provider of award-winning graphics, statistics and video enhancement solutions for live sporting broadcasts.

Headquartered in Durham, NC, SportsMEDIA was founded by current CEO Gerard J. Hall, a pioneer and innovator in the design and development of real-time, data and graphics hardware and software solutions for the sports broadcasting industry. SportsMEDIA’s technology has been featured on the Super Bowl, NBC Sunday Night Football, the Indianapolis 500, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby, Tour de France, ESPN Summer and Winter X Games, NBA on TNT, NASCAR, NHL, etc. and won 17 Emmy awards. 

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Vicente Capital Partners Invests in U.S. Dermatology Medical Management

October 21, 2009 – Vicente Capital Partners, LLC announced today that it has completed an investment in U.S. Dermatology Medical Management, Inc. (“U.S. Dermatology”), a nationwide provider of healthcare services for skin cancer treatment and other medical dermatological conditions.

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, U.S. Dermatology was founded by current CEO Ed Rotan for the purpose of acquiring medical (non-cosmetic) dermatology practices throughout the U.S. and increasing revenues at these practices by introducing additional specialized medical services.  The company’s management team has extensive experience building multi-site medical services organizations on a national scale.  Mr. Rotan will be joined by Rob Mathuny, who brings over 15 years of operating and acquisition experience as a healthcare CFO to the company. 

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Sendio’s ESP 360 Receives Global Product Excellence in Hardware Award and Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award

April 27, 2009 – Sendio, Inc., an innovative e-mail security company with solutions that incorporate the human element to totally eliminate spam and e-mail threats in the enterprise environment, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies has named Sendio’s ESP 360, a winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence in Hardware Customer Trust Award as well as two Tomorrow’s Technology Today Awards.

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Vicente Capital Partners Has Final Closing on $165 Million Growth Equity Fund, Invests in MedBridge Healthcare

March 17, 2009 – Vicente Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced the final closing of its Growth Equity Fund. The fund exceeded its targeted raise of $150 million with Credit Suisse and the State of Connecticut joining the fund’s list of premier institutional investors.

Vicente Capital Partners, which specializes in both non-control and control investments, also announced its investment in MedBridge Healthcare. MedBridge is a provider of sleep diagnostic and respiratory therapy services that serves the growing market for sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the company operates over 40 locations throughout the United States.

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