Project Description

Carlson Systems Holdings, Inc.

IOP Fund I

Acquisition Date: August 2009
Status: Exited
Headquarters: Omaha, NE
Exit Date: September 2014
Acquirer: Tenex Capital Management
Add-on Acquisitions:

Executed add-on acquisitions during IOP ownership


Multi-regional distributor of product assembly systems serving the fastening and packaging needs of construction, industrial and OEM customers, with products such as hand-held nailers, staplers, tapers, marking and labeling products, stretch/shrink wrappers and strappers.


Supplemented and provided leadership to existing management team.

Created fundamental improvement in performance:

  • Executed on growth opportunities in existing markets
  • Identified and implemented management tools to improve efficiency
  • Implemented processes to convert, penetrate and retain both customers and channels