SKM Growth Investors Invests in All-In-One Products, Inc.
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DALLAS - Nov. 25, 2003 - SKM Growth Investors (SKMGI), a leading private equity firm that invests in growing entrepreneurially-led companies, today announced that it has sponsored a recapitalization of All-In-One Products, Inc. and related entities (All-In-One). All-In-One is a leading publisher of workplace information posters and other human resources products that enable businesses to address federal- and state-mandated workplace information posting laws and other human resources management objectives. All-In-One's founder, Michael Rode, will remain actively involved with the company as a member of the Board of Directors and shareholder. "All-In-One has established a leadership position in its market by providing a compelling value proposition to its customers while maintaining strong cash flows to fund internal growth," said Jed Johnson, a Principal at SKMGI. "Founder Michael Rode has built a strong management team and implemented a business plan that provides All-In-One multiple avenues for continued growth. SKMGI looks forward to assisting All-In-One execute on these opportunities to achieve its strategic and financial goals." Formed in 1989, All-In-One is a Pomona, Calif.-based company with 140 employees and more than 500,000 life-time customers. All-In-One's principal product is the "Space Saver 1" labor law compliance poster. The Space Saver 1 is a single-product solution to workplace information posting requirements mandated by federal and state agencies. All-In-One also provides human resources management reference materials, employment law compliance manuals, employee performance measurement tools and other related products. All-In-One offers its products through direct marketing programs utilizing direct mail, Internet-based services and a trained staff of labor law compliance specialists.
All-In-One's founder said he entered into the transaction with SKMGI because he felt it was the best way to ensure that All-In-One would reach its long-term potential. "SKMGI provided more than capital, they provided the expertise necessary to take All-In-One to the next level, and that's truly why we partnered with SKMGI over another investment group or a private enterprise," said All-In-One founder Michael Rode. "SKMGI came to the table with professional resources who have experience in our industry, and through our discussions with them we became very comfortable that SKMGI would take the company to where it should be, and that's the No. 1 company in the industry." Alan Discount, Chief Operating Officer of All-In-One, said he looks forward to implementing an accelerated growth strategy that is now possible based on the partnership with SKMGI. "Pending federal labor law changes should create greater growth opportunities for All-In-One, and thanks to our new relationship with SKMGI, we have additional financial and strategic resources to pursue new customers even more aggressively," Discount said. "We are excited to have SKMGI on board. They are helping take our company to the next level of sophistication, and they are helping All-In-One establish the operational procedures and infrastructure the company needs to reach its full potential." SKMGI's Jed Johnson added, "By investing in All-In-One, SKMGI adds another great entrepreneurially-led company to our portfolio. Like other entrepreneurs SKMGI has partnered with, Michael Rode is an outstanding operator who recognized the value, above and beyond capital, that SKMGI could bring to his business. We look forward to being an integral part of All-In-One's future growth, development and long-term profitability." SKMGI was introduced to All-In-One by independent investment banker, Maria Hak, who is based in Los Angeles.
SKMGI is a leading private equity firm that invests in growing entrepreneurially-led companies. The firm was formed through a partnership with Saunders Karp & Megrue, a $1.5 billion private equity firm with over a decade of experience sponsoring successful private equity investments. SKMGI typically invests $5 million to $15 million of equity capital to sponsor recapitalizations, buyouts and growth capital investments. SKMGI is uniquely focused on partnering with successful entrepreneurs committed to building great companies. SKMGI is based in Dallas, TX. For more information on SKMGI, please visit www.skmgi.com
Saunders Karp & Megrue (SKM) is a private investment firm headquartered in Stamford, CT. SKM currently manages over $1.5 billion in three private equity funds. Since its founding in 1990, SKM has completed more than 35 transactions across a variety of industries including consumer products, specialty retail and restaurants, building products and healthcare. For more information, please visit www.skmequity.com
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