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We've invested in many great small companies. Our portfolio includes:

Current Investments

Creative Learning Systems

Creative Learning Systems, LLC

Creative Learning Systems, LLC
Creative Learning Systems
Longmont, CO
Recapitalization | February, 2017
Turnkey STEM programs for K-12 schools

Classic Brands, LLC

Classic Brands, LLC
Denver, CO
Growth Financing | June, 2015
Manufacturer of wild bird feeding products
RIE Coatings

RIE Coatings, LLC

RIE Coatings, LLC
RIE Coatings
Eden Valley, MN
Recapitalization | January, 2015
Applicator of engineered coatings
DPIS Builder Services

DPIS Builder Services, LLC

DPIS Builder Services, LLC
DPIS Builder Services
Tomball, TX
Recapitalization | November, 2014
Engineering and inspections for residential builders

Portu Sunberg, LLC

Portu Sunberg, LLC
Minneapolis, MN
Recapitalization | December, 2012
Provider of sales and marketing services to retail vendors

Past Investments

Nationwide Learning

Nationwide Learning, LLC

Nationwide Learning, LLC
Nationwide Learning
Topeka, KS
Recapitalization | August, 2010
Exit | July, 2015
Publisher of student-authored books
Franklin Energy Services

Franklin Energy Services, LLC

Franklin Energy Services, LLC
Franklin Energy Services
Port Washington, WI
Recapitalization | November, 2007
Exit | October, 2010
Provider of energy efficiency program services
IGC Technologies

IGC Technologies, LLC

IGC Technologies, LLC
IGC Technologies
Milwaukee, WI
Buyout | October, 2006
Exit | August, 2011
Manufacturer of additives for the metal casting sector
American Finishing Resources

American Finishing Resources, LLC

American Finishing Resources, LLC
American Finishing Resources
Chilton, WI
Buyout | July, 2006
Exit | October, 2014
Provider of paint line coating removal services
Infinity Precision

Infinity Precision, LLC

Infinity Precision, LLC
Infinity Precision
Chanhassen, MN
Recapitalization | August, 2005
Exit | December, 2009
Provider of process engineering equipment solutions

Legacy Investments

Brass Ring team members also completed numerous investments at prior firms (in conjunction with other private equity professionals) prior to the formation of Brass Ring Capital. Select transactions include companies in:

  • Financial technology (SPARAK Financial Systems)
  • Children’s book publishing
  • Hardwood sports floors (Action Floor Systems)
  • Trucks components
  • Railroad maintenance equipment (Nordco)
  • Connectors (Conxall)
  • Industrial actuators (Jordan Controls)

At Fiserv, Jim Cox led the acquisition of numerous businesses in the financial and healthcare technology sectors including:

  • Checkfree
  • Open Solutions
  • Cash Edge
  • Banc Intelligence
  • Cash Master
  • Texas State Data Center
  • I-Tech
  • Advice America
  • Maverick
  • CUOL
  • Net Economy
  • M-Com
  • MedPay
  • Working RX
  • CareGain
  • Administrative Services Group
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Avidyn Health
  • PPOone
  • Innovative Cost Solutions
  • J.W. Hutton