Engauge is a marketing solutions agency that optimizes the timeless power of brand and customer engagement. Halyard created Engauge in partnership with Stan Rapp, the co-founder and former Chairman of Rapp Collins Worldwide, the world’s leading direct marketing ad agency now owned by Omnicom, and the CEO and Chairman of Interpublic’s MRM Worldwide. Engauge was formed through the acquisition of Austin Direct Impact LLC, a high-end database marketing agency, and TenUnited, Ltd., a leading brand marketing agency. Mr. Rapp is Chairman of Engauge and Rick Milenthal, former Chairman of TenUnited, is CEO. Utilizing the concept of growth through complementary acquisitions, Engauge acquired Streamright, a digital development company, in December 2007. In March 2008, Engauge acquired Spunlogic, a full-service digital marketing agency offering strategy, interactive design, online marketing and web application development. Ultimately, Engauge brings together best-of-class marketing entrepreneurs in the key disciplines clients need today. With Engauge, clients benefit from each member’s specialized excellence and entrepreneurial spirit while operating within the singular vision of the Engauge business model.X
For more information on Enguage, please visit http://www.engauge.com/
Women’s Marketing Inc. (“WMI”) is the leader in media strategy, planning and buying for emerging and re-emerging brands. WMI works with approximately 300 companies delivering compelling value through its aggregated buying power, longstanding track record and knowledge of how to best use media to target women and drive purchase. WMI has proprietary relationships with key influencers in the prestige beauty, health and fashion arena providing optimal solutions to brands targeting women.X
For more information on WMI please visit http://www.wminet.com/
American Community Newspapers
American Community Newspapers, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, owned community newspapers, daily newspapers, a weekly shopper and business and specialty publications.X
Halyard realized its investment in American Community Newspapers in December 2004 in connection with the sale of the company.
American Consolidated Media
Dallas-based American Consolidated Media, LP ("ACM") is a publisher of community newspapers and shopping publications. ACM was formed in 1998 by Jeremy Halbreich, formerly president and general manager of The Dallas Morning News. In July 2004, ACM acquired Valley Media, a publisher of five shopper and community newspaper publications in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. ACM expect acquired several other additional publications complementary to its existing clusters.X
In February 2007, Halyard realized its investment in ACM in connection with the sale of the company to Macquarie Media Group.
Hanley-Wood was the premier media company serving the housing and construction industries. Through operating divisions, Magazines, Exhibitions, Marketing, E-Media and Market Intelligence, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. Hanley-Wood also is one of North America's leading provider of home plans. Hanley-Wood's publications include magazines targeted to the home building, remodeling, commercial construction industries, and house plan magazines. Hanley-Wood also operates trade shows, including World of Concrete and Surfaces, which rank among the Top 40 trade shows in the U.S.X
In May 2005, Halyard partially realized its investment in Hanley-Wood through a leveraged recapitalization. In August 2005, Halyard completed its exit through the sale of Hanley-Wood to J.P. Morgan Partners.
Herald Media Holdings, Inc. (“Herald Media”) based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owns and publishes The Boston Herald. Herald Media is headed by Patrick Purcell, who has been the publisher of the newspaper since 1984 and owner since 1994 when he acquired the company from News Corporation Ltd. The Boston Herald is one of the leading major metropolitan daily newspapers in the U.S. and is the second largest newspaper in New England behind the Boston Globe. The Boston Herald is known for its quality political, community, business and sports coverage and represents an important editorial voice in New England.X
Through a leveraged recapitalization in August 2004, Halyard received a significant portion of its invested capital.
On June 6, 2006, the Company sold the assets of Community News Corp. ("CNC") to Gatehouse (Fortress Investment Group) for $230 million. CNC, based in Needham, MA, owned and published four suburban daily newspapers and over 100 weekly community newspapers, shoppers and specialty publications in eastern Massachusetts at the time of sale. Halyard still maintains a minority equity position in Herald Media.
Since its formation in July 2003, ImpreMedia has established itself as the #1 Hispanic News and Information company in the United States in Online and Print. impreMedia's multi-platform offerings range from Online to Video to Print and encompass 26 Online and Print properties, including the portal http://www.impre.com/. More than 41% of all U.S Hispanic adults use an impreMedia product. The Company is also the nation's largest Hispanic newspaper publisher with publications in 7 of the top 10 markets, reaching 17 markets total and representing 65% of the U.S Hispanic population. Its leading publications include La Opinion in Los Angeles and El Diario La Prensa in New York.X
Committed to the highest quality in journalism, impreMedia also provides unsurpassed Hispanic news content to partners such as http://www.myspace.com/, V-Me TV, the McClatchy Company and the Hearst Corporation. The Company's products provide marketers with effective multi-platform media solutions to reach the rapidly growing and influential Hispanic market. In June 2005, ImpreMedia completed a leveraged recapitalization enabling Halyard to partially realize its investment while retaining its full equity interest in the company.
impreMedia was sold in March 2012 to La Nacion, a large Argentinian news and media business.
Communications/IT Service Solutions
Inflow Group, Inc. was a privately-held, Denver-based company that constructs and manages state-of-the-art data centers in order to provide its SME customers, in Tier II cities, with co-location services, complex web hosting, network monitoring and other value-added network services.X
In January 2005, Halyard exited its investment through the sale of Inflow Group to Sungard Data Systems.
Inner City Media Corporation
Inner City Media Corporation was the holding company for ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc., the second largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S. that primarily targets urban markets. The company owned and operated 17 radio stations in five markets:X
Communications/IT Service Solutions
NETGEAR designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Netgear's suite of products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Netgear completed its Initial Public Offering in July 2003 and trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker NTGR.X
Halyard exited its investment in Netgear through a secondary offering in March 2004 and subsequent distributions of its remaining shares.
North Dakota Holdings
North Dakota Holdings, L.L.C. was formed by Halyard Capital, Wicks Television and JP Morgan Partners to acquire and develop broadcast television stations in attractive mid-sized markets. NDH was managed by Robert Gluck, a television executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. NDH's strategy was to acquire underdeveloped television stations that have strong network affiliations and are capable of building dominant news presences in their respective markets.X
NDH owned seven television stations in North Dakota and, in April 2004, acquired three stations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In January 2007, Halyard exited its investment in NDH through a sale of the company to Hoak Media, LLC.
Pfingsten Publishing was a platform company focused on the business-to-business media sector. Pfingsten Publishing operated a portfolio of trade magazines, trade shows, directories, conferences, online education courses and electronic products focused on the following industry groups: (i) art and framing, (ii) financial services, and (iii) industrial. Pfingsten Publishing was formed in 1998 by Pfingsten Partners alongside an experienced management team. Halyard provided capital to complete the acquisition of a portfolio of trade shows and publications in the art and framing market from Advanstar.X
In November 2006, Halyard exited its investment in Pfingsten through a sale of the company.
Presidio, Inc. was formed to execute on a platform/buildup strategy focused on the delivery of networking solutions to middle market enterprise customers. Presidio is seeking to take advantage of the growing complexity in the design, deployment and management of voice and data networks caused by the emergence of new complex applications, such as voice-over-IP ("VOIP"), wireless local area networks ("WLANs"), storage and network security. To date, Presidio has acquired five companies: Ficomp, Inc., a Philadelphia-based Cisco-centric solutions provider focused on providing networking solutions to mid-market enterprises in the Mid Atlantic region; Southland Equipment Finance, Inc., a Jackson, MS-based provider of used and refurbished voice and data equipment; Presidio, a provider of enterprise voice and data networking solutions to clients in the Eastern US with a particular focus in Baltimore / Washington DC; Networked Information Systems, a provider of information technology solutions to enterprise clients located primarily in New England; and Solarcom, the largest of Cisco’s independent channel partners in the US and focused mainly on the Southeast.X
Presidio was sold to America Securities in April 2011 and generated a return to Halyard and the other private equity shareholders in excess of 4x its original invested capital.
Smith Broadcasting Group
Smith Broadcasting Group was a holding company that owned and operated television stations in New York, California, Vermont and Alaska. All of Smith's stations were network affiliates and most were the leaders in their respective markets.X
Tama Broadcasting was an urban radio broadcasting company which owned and operated stations in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. Tama's strategy was to consolidate radio stations into efficient operating clusters in medium-sized markets (Arbitron rank 20-150) in the Southeastern U.S. Tama owned six stations in Jacksonville and Tampa:X
Communications/IT Service Solutions
Massachusetts-based TCP Communications ("TCP") owned communications towers for wireless service providers. Through acquisition and “Build to Suit” agreements with wireless service providers, TCP developed a portfolio of over 200 towers in three geographic clusters: the Northeast, the Midwest and the Southeast.X
Halyard exited its investment in TCP through a sale of the company to Global Tower Partners that was announced in January, 2006.
TRANZACT is a marketing services company that provides measurable sales and marketing solutions for global companies using the "pay for performance" model first pioneered in the late 1990's by Paradigm Direct, a company founded by TRANZACT's Management team, Marc Byron and David Graf. TRANZACT's solutions include customer acquisition services and infrastructure technology to properly provision, fulfill and care for customer's needs after a sale is made.X
In October 2007, Halyard exited its investment in TRANZACT through a sale of the company to Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
Datamyx is a database analytics, technology and information company that provides marketing solutions to customers in the mortgage, automotive, credit union, consumer services and insurance verticals. Datamyx products help marketers maximize their customer acquisition, cross-sell and retention-based marketing campaigns. Datamyx delivers its data products through the Company's proprietary technology platform Intelidata Express ("IE") which allows clients to receive data within minutes of ordering whereas competitors may take weeks. This online platform currently supports more than 350 users and processes over two billion records per month. They are the only provider of integrated marketing solutions from all three credit bureaus.X
Communications/IT Service Solutions
NuLink is a cable broadband platform headquartered in Newnan, Georgia, approximately 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. Halyard partnered with industry veteran John Brooks to form NuLink through the acquisition of cable assets from Newnan Utilities, a municipally-owned utility. NuLink provides basic and digital programming, high definition television programming, DVR services and high speed data to the rapidly growing region of Coweta County, Georgia.X
Healthcare Information Services
Greeley Company is the leading provider of information, educational, and advisory products, services and solutions in the vital areas of compliance, regulation, and management to the U.S. Healthcare Industry. The company helps the healthcare industry make better decisions about regulation, compliance and management through authoritative analysis, trusted interpretation, and best in class education and training. Greely Company provides practical strategies and solutions that serve their customers' organizations, their patients, and their communities. The Company's market leading brands including HCPro, HealthLeaders Media and The Greeley Company.X