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Since inception, Cortec Group has acquired more than 100 U.S. and Canadian middle-market companies and raised seven institutional funds with aggregate capital commitments of more than $4.6 billion.

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Based in Greenbelt, Maryland, Center for Vein Restoration is a leading manager of medical clinics providing treatment for varicose and spider veins. CVR centers, primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S., offer high-quality diagnostic and treatment services for various grades of chronic venous insufficiency, including ultrasounds, ablations and sclerotherapy. CVR is the leading physician led provider of management services to vein clinics in the U.S.

Chauvet, based in Sunrise, Florida, is a leading developer and marketer of branded entertainment and architectural lighting products, controllers, and related equipment used in applications ranging from concert tours, theaters, television, and houses of worship to DJ, club, corporate events, and hospitality venues. The Company serves customers throughout the world from its facilities in the U.S. (Florida and California), United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, and Mexico as well as via a global network of approximately 2,000 authorized dealers and distributors.

Headquartered in Denver, CO, EVP EyeCare (including the operations of Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center) operates 11 ophthalmology clinics and five ambulatory surgery centers that are exclusively focused on the treatment of ophthalmic conditions. EVP EyeCare has built a leading regional provider of eye care services through an expert team of physician specialists, advanced surgical and treatment technology, and a culture of high quality patient care. EVP EyeCare’s facilities are located in Colorado, Texas, and Arizona and provide a range of eye care procedures and services, including cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal surgery, and a variety of treatments for glaucoma and retina conditions.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Groome is a leading specialty ground transportation provider operating across numerous states and in two segments: Airport Shuttle, which offers medium- to long-haul scheduled van service between major airports and distant regional markets; and Contract, which provides contracted closed-loop campus shuttle services to academic and institutional clients. Founded in 1934 by the Groome family, the company provides safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation to millions of airport shuttle passengers annually and partners with blue-chip universities and hospitals across the U.S. to manage their campus transportation programs.

Headquartered in Fulton, Maryland, Window Nation is a value-added distributor of replacement windows, doors, roofing and siding products, exclusively for residential repair and remodeling applications. Founded in 2006 by brothers Harley and Aaron Magden, Window Nation serves states across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the U.S. and continues to expand into new markets. Window Nation sells directly to homeowners through its network of exterior design consultants and offers a broad range of products at varying price points, as well as providing installation services from licensed professionals.

Based in Austin, TX, YETI is the leading designer and marketer of premium, rotationally molded coolers, accessories and related gear sold under the YETI® brand. The Company has experienced rapid growth and holds the #1 market position in the premium cooler category. YETI currently sells to a broad-based “enthusiast” customer group through a diverse range of national, regional, and local retailers serving a variety of end markets, including specialty hunting and fishing, outdoor sporting goods, hardware, farm and ranch supply, and oilfield services, among others. The Company’s authentic outdoor lifestyle brand is revered by a passionate base of consumers who appreciate the unmatched performance and toughness of YETI’s rotationally molded premium coolers. Yeti is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker “YETI”.

Based in Irvine, California, Aspen is a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of upper and lower spinal orthopedic bracing products. Aspen primarily sells its products through the acute care market, as they offer a high level of motion restriction and are used by patients in need of short-term treatment from severe injuries, have urgent medical conditions, and are recovering from surgery. Beyond the acute setting, the company’s products are used for stabilization, pain therapy and to support daily living activities.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, Harmar is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of mobility and accessibility solutions for individuals who use power wheelchairs/scooters or are otherwise mobility impaired. The Company's core products include vehicle lifts, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, and ramps, among others. Harmar’s products are sold by a direct sales force to customers in five primary distribution channels. The Company’s products are marketed under company-owned brands (Harmar®, Summit™, Pinnacle™, Helix™) and under certain customer private labels.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Barcodes is a leading distributor of automatic identification capture (“AIDC”) products, selling primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and select Fortune 500 customers. The Company’s AIDC products, which include barcode scanners, mobile computers, label printers, point-of-sale systems, identification cards, RFID equipment, and other related consumable products, allow customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes maintains strong relationships with many of the premier manufacturers in the industry, and effectively couples a strong web-site presence with technical sales capabilities to serve its customers.

Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, RMS is a leading provider of specialty aftermarket repair, maintenance and overhaul services for large, highly engineered rotating machinery. RMS’s solutions improve performance and extend the useful life of complex machinery used in customers’ critical industrial processes. RMS serves a diverse global customer base and addresses a wide range of equipment types, including centrifugal compressors, axial air compressors, oil free screw compressors, expanders and steam turbines.

Based in Oakville, Ontario, CHS manufactures, sells, markets and distributes disposable medical and surgical products primarily to the Canadian hospital market. The company’s product portfolio is comprised of more than 5,000 highly clinical products such as nursing and anesthesia procedure kits/trays, stents, enteral safe feeding systems, tracheal suction products, chest drains, gastrostomy tubes, needles, catheters, vascular grafts, among many others. The company distributes its own manufactured products, which are marketed under the company’s MED-RX® brand or are private labeled for the company’s OEM customers, as well as products supplied by the global medical device manufacturers with which it partners.

Based in Gurnee, Illinois, Weiman is a leading provider of premium branded specialty cleaning products for the consumer market and specialty cleaning, sterilization and disinfectant products for the healthcare market. Weiman’s consumer division produces, markets and distributes a branded portfolio of niche specialty cleaning, bath repair and air care products that address distinct needs within the home. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes Weiman®, Goo Gone®, Magic®, Natural Magic®, Stone Care International®, Wright’s®, Gonzo®, and OOPS!® Paint Remover. Weiman’s healthcare division develops and manufactures over 60 healthcare formulas, consisting of detergents, instrument care solutions, high level disinfectants for processing surgical instruments, and general surface disinfection products.

Based in New York, NY, Vidaris (through its affiliates) provides highly technical architectural and engineering consulting services for testing, inspection, and certification, as well as construction dispute resolution. The Company employs over 300 professionals in more than 15 offices worldwide and serves as an independent third-party advisor for leading developers, property owners, industrial operators, utilities, governments, architects, and engineers.

Based in Elmsford, NY, Urnex manufactures and markets coffee machine cleaning products to a variety of end markets in more than 70 countries. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of coffee machine cleaning, descaling and sanitizing products in a variety of forms (e.g., liquid, tablet, powder, etc.) which are sold under the Urnex®, Puro®, and Full Circle® brand names, among others. These products are sold to leading coffee chains, foodservice providers, machine manufacturers, and retailers.

Based in Wilmington, NC, 101 Mobility® is a leading franchisor and operator of mobility and accessibility dealers located throughout the United States. 101 Mobility’s dealers primarily focus on the sale, installation and service of mobility and accessibility products to consumer and commercial customers. The Company’s offering includes a variety of branded and private label products such as vehicle lifts, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts and ramps among others.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, CVP manages a network of veterinary hospitals located predominantly in the northeastern U.S. CVP hospitals have the benefit of accessing a variety of business tools (marketing, leadership development, HR support, finance and more) while keeping local control of clinical medicine. CVP’s mission is to support its veterinary hospitals, enabling veterinarians to focus on practicing medicine and providing high quality care to pets.

Headquartered in Moody, Alabama, Jones Stephens is a leading value added designer, marketer, and distributor of specialty plumbing products, primarily serving plumbing wholesalers and large, do-it-yourself (“DIY”) retailers and hardware stores. Jones Stephens offers its products under the well-respected Jones Stephens™ and PlumBest® brand names.

CGI is a leading producer of high quality, architectural-grade impact-resistant aluminum windows and doors. The Company’s products meet or exceed the most demanding testing standards and offer superior protection from high-velocity wind and airborne debris resulting from hurricanes and tropical storms. CGI services residential single and multifamily, commercial and government/institutional markets for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Hygenic is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of well-known branded, consumable products to therapy, rehabilitation, and wellness markets. The Company’s products are used by physical therapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, physical trainers and therapeutic massage therapists to address strength, flexibility, and pain issues of their patients. Hygenic’s products are marketed under the recognized Thera-Band®, BIOFREEZE® and Hygenic® brands. The Company’s core products include resistance bands and resistance tubing, topical analgesics, exercise balls, balance boards and hand exercisers.

EB Brands is a leading designer and marketer of high-margin, niche consumer products for the handheld exercise, personal fitness monitoring, travel accessory, and gift markets. The company’s products are marketed under company-owned brands (SPORTLINE®, Valeo®, Perfect Solutions™, Park Avenue™), license arrangements with recognized brands such as Everlast®, Swiss Gear® and The Sharper Image®, and under certain customer private labels. EB Brands maintains strong relationships with a diversified base of customers in an assorted set of retail channels such as mass merchants, department stores, sporting goods chains, and specialty retailers.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 180 Medical is a leading distributor of disposable, single-use (intermittent) urologic catheters to over 10,000 customers in the home setting. The Company stocks a comprehensive inventory of over 500 types of urologic catheters and ships directly to patients to suit the individual needs of its diverse customer base, including those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and other conditions causing incontinence.

Based in Denville, NJ, Katena is a leading producer and supplier of precision-manufactured micro instruments for ophthalmic surgeries of the anterior segment of the eye (i.e., cataracts, corneal transplants, LASIK, glaucoma). The Company’s products are sold globally to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and individual ophthalmic surgeons, under the Katena™ brand name.

Based in Port Washington, WI, Franklin is one of the leading energy efficiency (“EE”) program management companies in the United States, with a significant presence in the Midwest. The Company designs and implements customized ratepayer-funded EE programs that enable electric and natural gas utilities to (i) comply with legislative and regulatory mandates to reduce energy consumption, (ii) avoid the cost of adding generating capacity by managing demand growth, and (iii) promote “green” environmental conservation measures.

Based in Tempe, Arizona, Cranial Technologies is a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of medical devices and services for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly (i.e., asymmetric head shape) in infants. The Company manufactures an FDA-cleared cranial remodeling device marketed under the DOC Band® brand name, and treats patients through a network of fourteen owned and four licensed treatment centers across the U.S. and Europe.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Companion Pet Partners is a general practice veterinary hospital platform focused on the Western U.S. Cortec recruited a leadership team of successful industry and multi-site services veterans to launch and build the Companion platform. Companion’s mission is to empower its veterinarian partners to provide unparalleled service in caring for pets and their families.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, Groundworks is the nation’s leading vertically integrated foundation services company. The company serves primarily the single-family residential market, providing a critical suite of services to homeowners which preserve home value, integrity and safety, including foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting. Groundworks currently operates under 21 distinct locally operated brand names which serve customers across 33 states, predominantly in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, and Mountain West regions of the U.S.

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Lap of Love is the leading national provider of end of life care for companion animals, offering consultations, hospice care and euthanasia and related aftercare services. The company provides these services exclusively in customers’ homes, where they and their pets tend to be most comfortable. Lap of Love is well-recognized for thought leadership and expertise in geriatric and end of life care within the veterinary industry, as evidenced by regular lectures at top veterinary colleges and international conferences, peer-reviewed articles, published academic textbooks and widely accessed online medical resources for practicing veterinarians.

Based in Wadsworth, OH, Enthusiast Auto Holdings is a leading online provider of specialty automotive aftermarket parts, offering more than two million active SKUs of performance and repair and maintenance parts, both direct-to-consumer and to professional installers. The company’s proprietary, third-party and genuine OEM products support a wide range of German, domestic and other vehicle makes and models. Through its extensive part catalog, dedicated customer service, online content, events and sponsorships, EAH serves a diverse global community of auto enthusiasts.

Little Sleepies is a fast-growing direct-to-consumer sleepwear and accessories brand. The company offers a cohesive portfolio of high-quality children’s pajamas and accessories, as well as matching adult pajamas and a collection of complementary blankets and crib sheets. Little Sleepies’ products are made with bamboo viscose fabric which is designed to be gentle on sensitive skin and come in a variety of creative prints and styles.

Headquartered in Bowling Green, KY, Pink Lily is a high-growth, direct-to-consumer eCommerce retailer of women’s apparel, footwear and accessories, generating nearly 100% of revenue through its own website. Since its founding in 2014, the company has built a broadly appealing, comprehensive and affordable product offering that is supported by an engaging, diverse and inclusive digital marketing strategy and a strong following across numerous social media platforms.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Goettl is a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing maintenance, repair and replacement services to the single-family residential market. Established in 1939, the Goettl brand is one of the original cooling system pioneers in the United States. Goettl has established a reputation for customer service, quality and innovation and today services the Southwestern U.S. through nine branches across Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, Circle is the leading surrogacy and egg donation agency in the U.S., matching surrogates, prospective parents and egg donors and providing critical related services, including the coordination of insurance, financing and escrow management. The company serves a diverse global customer base and manages nearly all non-medical tasks related to the gestational surrogacy and egg donation journey.

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