Antenna International is a market leader in the production and delivery of educational content for use in multimedia and mobile tours for museums, exhibitions, historic sites, and visitor attractions throughout the world. Antenna leverages its global reach to provide clients with high-quality content creation capabilities, a global perspective on tourist behavior and visitation trends, as well as the resources to deliver on-site service to enhance visitor experience. Antenna's customer list includes some of the most widely recognized attractions in the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alcatraz Island Penitentiary, Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty, The Vatican Museum, and The Louvre.
Bendon is one of the largest producers of children's coloring and activity products in the United States. Founded in 2002 and based in Ashland, Ohio, the company has shipped more than 1 billion products since its inception. Bendon maintains decade-long, contractual, and strategic relationships with several of the largest retailers in the country, including Walmart, Target, Dollar General, CVS, Walgreens, and with the most sought-after children’s brands in the world, including Disney, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Crayola and Sesame Street.
Bendon’s products are competitively priced and currently sold at approximately 68,000 retail locations, where the Company enjoys exclusive placement in more than 4.1 million “plan-o-gram” pockets across the United States, dwarfing its next largest competitor. Early in its history, the Company focused exclusively on the discount retail channel and over time expanded its distribution into a variety of outlets, such as mass retail, drug, grocery and other specialty craft outlets. The company has differentiated itself by improving the quality of its products and expanding its distribution, which has fostered new partnerships and expanded licensing rights. The company's licensors partner with Bendon to provide an important element of their branding strategies in this product niche.
Bonded Services Group Limited
Bonded Services Holdings is a market leader in the records and information management industry, providing specialty warehousing, logistics, supply-chain, and related support services to movie studios, television production companies, advertising agencies, corporations, government entities, and other producers of high-value media assets. Bonded provides a full suite of climate-controlled warehousing, logistics, and custom technical services in 28 facilities located in six countries.
Harris Connect, LLC
Harris Connect provides market-leading integrated Internet, printed directory and data research solutions to educational institutions, affinity organizations, and professional associations. Since the Company's founding, Harris has updated alumni and membership databases for more than 4,900 institutions or their constituencies and has built approximately 500 online alumni and member communities for its clients. Additionally, the Company has launched over 370 subscription-based online communities for high schools. Each year, Harris publishes more than 600 unique print and CD-ROM directories and performs approximately 800 data research projects.
Jobson Healthcare Information, LLC
Jobson Healthcare Information is a premier integrated healthcare information and marketing services provider, with leading positions in a variety of rapidly growing healthcare markets such as pharmacy, clinician (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) and the managed markets (managed care, eldercare, hospitals, government and employer groups), as well as select specialty physician sectors including ophthalmology and radiology. Through its diversified, multi-media portfolio of marketing services, information databases, trade publications, medical education programs, events, websites and other digital and traditional media services, JHI is uniquely positioned to reach, educate and influence a highly targeted network of approximately one million healthcare professionals across more than 20 specialties.
The merger of McMurry and TMG Custom Media, two industry-leading content marketing pioneers, created the nation's largest independent full-service content marketing agency. The merged company has annual revenues of close to $100 million, 270 employees, hundreds of clients, and offices in New York City, Washington, Phoenix and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. McMurry was founded in 1984 and is now a leader in content marketing, serving 150 of the Fortune 500 companies. The company helps brands in a wide variety of industries achieve critical business outcomes through the effective, multichannel use of content and services such as content strategy, content creation and content distribution. TMG was founded in 1981 and is now a leader in developing content marketing strategies for major corporate and non-profit brands and then bringing them to life with magazines, e-newsletters, websites, videos, white papers and social media.
New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning was formed in October 2012 as a combination of two Wicks portfolio company investments, CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC ("CFM") and Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC ("WEP"), establishing a platform for growth and diversification. New Mountain is a provider of diversified learning materials and blended learning solutions serving select segments of the secondary, post-secondary, and religious markets in the U.S.
Wicks Educational Publishing, LLCwww.emcp.com
Wicks Educational Publishing is the parent of the EMC/Paradigm and JIST Publishing brands. EMC/Paradigm, founded in 1954, is an independent publisher of print and electronic educational materials for the high school and post-secondary school markets. Subjects include world languages and language arts in its high school division (EMC), and business education, computer science, and allied health in its post-secondary division (Paradigm). JIST publishes materials that assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults with topics including job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills and character building.
CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLCwww.cfmreligionpublishing.com
CFM Religion Publishing Group is composed of a portfolio of leading religious education publishing businesses serving non-denominational and Catholic constituencies. The company's products range from classroom- and group-based curriculum materials to bible commentary lessons to resources for family discussion of religion.
NewBay Media, LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the AV/Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, Consumer Electronics/Gaming and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through our award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms, including print and digital magazines, websites, show dailies, e-newsletters, events, and conferences. In addition, NewBay offers a wide array of marketing services, as well as reprint, licensing, and e-commerce capabilities. Through its products and services, NewBay Media reaches over 9 million people in over 100 countries.
Northstar Travel Media
Northstar Travel Media is a business-to-business information and marketing solutions provider within the global travel, tourism and meetings industry. The Company serves the retail travel, meetings and conventions, corporate travel management and incentive markets with leading brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, and Incentive; database-driven electronic publications Hotel & Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide and M&C Facilities Search; and online subscription services The Beat, Travel42, Weissmann Reports, Intelliguide Corporate, BTP24 and Star Service Online. The Company also produces more than 20 face-to-face events in the served markets of retail travel, corporate travel and the meetings industry. In addition, Northstar owns PhoCusWright, the leading research and event producer serving the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, on-line travel distribution.
SCI Solutions provides software-as-a-service offerings to hospitals and other healthcare providers. SCI's customers use its products for access management, which is the coordination of care between hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers and includes scheduling patient visits and ordering patient procedures primarily into hospitals. The company's advanced rules engines and patent-protected products allow hospitals to manage physician referrals and appointment scheduling as well as key elements of the early stages of the revenue cycle for each patient. By connecting the hospitals with regional physicians, SCI's offerings enable hospitals to more effectively manage their physician alignment, which is a key element of the trend towards coordinated patient care and is a critical component of business development for hospitals. In addition, SCI products allow clients to reduce health plan denials and underpayments through verification of medical necessity, authorization and other front-end revenue management checks. Furthermore, clients are able to reduce expense by offering self-service and automation, ensuring that patients keep appointments, and lowering re-admission rates through electronic integration of patient discharge management, ordering, scheduling and follow up patient compliance.
Southern Technical College
Founded in 2000, Southern Technical Institute, Inc. is a for-profit, vocational school with six campuses located in central Florida. Southern Tech is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education ("CIE") in the state of Florida and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS").
Verse Music Group LLC
Verse Music Group is an entertainment company based in New York City with a focus on music-related intellectual property rights and related assets. Verse owns over 50,000 copyrights through its acquisition of iconic brands and music catalogs including Salsoul Records, West End Records, Bethlehem Records and Golden Records. Its platform includes featured songs by artists Rod Stewart, Nina Simone, Jennifer Lopez, John 5, Avril Lavigne, Commodores, Tupac, and Celine Dion.
Wilks Broadcast Group, LLC
Wilks Broadcast Group operates radio broadcasting stations in attractive mid-size U.S. markets. As its first transaction, WBG closed on the acquisition of three radio stations serving the Fresno, CA market in June 2005. WBG made its second acquisition in October 2005, with the purchase of four FM stations in Reno, NV and four FM stations in Lubbock, TX. In January 2007, WBG further expanded its platform to a total of 18 FM stations with the acquisition of four FM stations in Kansas City, MO and three FM stations in Columbus, OH. In March 2009, WBG acquired three FM stations in Denver, CO. WBG currently operates 21 FM radio stations across six markets.