Representative Portfolio Investments

Arcade's principals, both at Arcade and at predecessor firms, have completed over $1 billion in acquisition transactions in a wide variety of industries. The following tansactions are a representative sample of recent completed investments, both current and realized.

Click on each investment for a more detailed description.

Company Name


All Star Gas Corp


U.S. distributor of propane gas to residential and commercial customers in 27 states from 284 retail distribution outlets.

American Cellular Corporation


American Cellular provided wireless services in upstate New York and a number of other non-urban markets. American Cellular was sold to ATT/Dobson in 2000.

American Reprographics Company


The leading provider of reprographic services including blueprint processing, other large format engineering copying and large format digital color imaging. Primarily services the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Atlas Industrial Holdings

Industrial Equipment Services

A provider of electrical contracting services and industrial equipment rigging, erecting, installation and repair, and electrical contracting services.

BoxUSA, Inc.


Based in Chicago, BoxUSA was the nation’s largest independent manufacturer of corrugated containers, operating through 21 converting facilities in 15 states. BoxUSA was acquired by International Paper in 2004.

Chicago Steel


Specialty processor of cold rolled steel coils. Provides tension leveling, coating, and other related services to U.S. steel manufacturers.

C&M Core Distributors

Automotive Parts Distribution

Distributor of branded and private label automotive products including heating, air conditioning and brake components. C&M was sold to Modine Manufacturing in 1998.

Dyna Pak Corp.


Manufacturer of vertical and horizontal case packing machinery for the corrugated box market. Sold to Dover, Inc. in 1998.

Energes Services, LLC.


Oil field services company providing construction, maintenance and water hauling services to major oil & gas producers operating in the Niobrara basin.

Gourmet Boutique

Food Services

Processor and distributor of fresh foods and salads into Grocery chains, delis and bodegas in the New York metro area.

Heatlh Tex. Inc


A leading childrens’ apparel brand.

Home Care Industries, Inc.

Consumer Products

A consumer products company engaged in the manufacture of floor care products, including vacuum cleaner bags, filters and carpet cleaning products, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada through mass merchants, specialty retailers and grocery chains. HomeCare was sold to a strategic investor in 2013.

KapStone Paper & Packaging, Inc.


A leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products, linerboard and shipping containers. KapStone was founded by Arcade principals and management in 2005 as a public company and is now NYSE listed (KS).

Kaye Group, Inc.

Commercial Insurance

Commercial property and casualty insurance broker and underwriter. Sold to HUB Group (NYSE: HBG) in 2001.

Life-Like Productions, LLC.

Packaging Material

Manufacturer of expanded polystyrene foam products including packaging materials, building products, and picnic coolers. Life-Like also markets model trains, racing sets and accessories to both the hobby and mass markets. Sold to American Capital in 2004.



An Atlanta-based provider of outsourced non-emergency transportation services for third party payors such as government agencies and managed care organizations. This business was sold to Charterhouse Equity Partners in 2004.

McDowell International Packaging Systems


Florida-based manufacturer of packaging machinery equipment including RSC case erectors, sealers and case packers for the corrugated box industry. Sold to Dover, Inc. in 1998.

Metro Franchising


Operator of Dunkin Donuts® and Baskin Robbins® franchises in the metro New York City area. Sold to an international family office in 2014.

NEC, Inc.

Printing Services

Provider of pre-press and image processing services to the high-end magazine publishing industry. Services include color separation, image manipulation and assembly of graphics and text.

Polycast Technology Corporation


Manufacturer of cell cast acrylic sheet. Polycast’s products are used in the aerospace industry (both commercial and military), as security glazing in banks and other financial institutions and in the building and furniture industries. This business was sold in 1994.

Sanda Kan Industrial, Ltd.

Consumer Products

Leading outsourced manufacturer of hobby quality model trains and accessories supplying model train marketing companies in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Sea Wind Cruise Lines


Boutique cruise line operator serving the Caribbean market.

Sleepmaster Products

Consumer Products

Serta brand manufacturer and distributor of mattresses, boxsprings and related products.