Commercial Products and Services

Current Portfolio:


The Sheridan Group, Inc.
Initial Investment: August 2003
The Sheridan Group is a leading specialty printer offering a full range of printing and value-added support services. The Company targets the journal, catalog, magazine, book and article reprint markets, with a particular focus on short run length publications which require a high degree of customer service. Sheridan's support services include electronic copy editing, composition, digital proofing and subscriber database maintenance.

Realized Investments:


Alliance Laundry Systems L.L.C.
Initial Investment: May 1998
Alliance Laundry Systems is the leading manufacturer of stand-alone commercial laundry equipment in North America. The Company produces a full line of washing machines, dryers, and pressing machines under the brand names of Speed Queen, UniMac, Huebsch and Ajax. Alliance products serve four major commercial customer groups: coin store laundromats, multi-family housing laundries, on-premise laundries and drycleaners.


H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
Initial Investment: May/June 1999
H&E Equipment Services (H&E) was formed through the June 2002 merger of two existing BRS portfolio companies, Head & Engquist and ICM Equipment Company. H&E is a leading integrated equipment rental, service and sales company, with full-service branches located throughout the Gulf Coast and Inter-Mountain regions. The Company's primary products are aerial work platforms, earthmoving equipment, cranes and lift trucks. In January, 2006 H&E went public on NASDAQ (ticker: HEES).


Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.
Initial Investment: February 2004
Heritage-Crystal Clean, headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, is the second largest provider of parts cleaning services in the U.S. and a leading provider of containerized waste services The Company serves thousands of mid-sized customers, primarily in the automotive repair, commercial and industrial marketplaces, through its network of over 55 branches. In March 2008, Heritage-Crystal Clean went public on the NASDAQ (ticker: HCCI).


Penhall International, Inc.
Initial Investment: August 1998
Penhall International is one of the largest operator-assisted equipment rental companies in the United States. Penhall rents equipment with skilled operators to construction, industrial, manufacturing, government and residential customers. The Company employs over 500 skilled operators and has a diverse rental fleet including diamond abrasive saws, coring units, backhoes, excavators, water trucks and concrete grinders.