Skyline Windows is a premier window manufacturer in the United States. Based in New York City and founded in 1921, the company remains a family-owned, fourth generation operated business. Skyline Windows has the leading market share in New York City. The company has manufactured and installed windows in such iconic NYC buildings as the Pierre Hotel, the Hearst Tower, the Puck Building, the Palace Hotel, and many of the most exclusive residential buildings adorning Central Park.
Deutsch Capital invested in Skyline Windows in May 2016. Mark Deutsch serves on the Board of Directors.
MeTEOR Education designs, supplies, outfits, and trains teachers in the deployment of K-12 learning spaces, including common areas, media centers, STEM labs, makerspaces, and learning studios/classrooms that optimize student learning, attention spans, and interactions with other students and educators. Headquartered in Gainesville, FL and established in 1967, MeTEOR offers end-to-end design and project management services with a product portfolio consisting of adaptable furniture, technology-integrated classroom equipment, learning displays, décor, and both consultative and online teaching resources. Serving school districts in over 30 states, the company is the recognized leader in providing High Impact Learning Environments™.
Deutsch Capital invested in MeTEOR Education in December 2017. Mark Deutsch serves on the Board of Directors.
Curemark is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of neurological and other disorders. Established in 2004, the company’s pipeline includes its lead drug candidate, CM-AT, for autism, along with a number of therapies for other neurological conditions.
Deutsch Capital invested in Curemark in February 2018. Mark Deutsch serves on the Strategic Advisory Board.
Montgomery DME is a leading provider of durable medical equipment on a rental basis to hospices located in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. With its acquisition of Abundant Home Care, the company now serves the San Diego market. Founded in 1996, the company rents and services equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, oxygen tanks, and recliners. Its primary facility is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
MM.LaFleur is an online clothing company with a mission: to make the purposeful woman look and feel beautiful. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, the company provides stylish workwear for the busy professional. MM.LaFleur sources fabrics from the finest mills in Italy and Japan and manufactures much of its luxury clothing in New York City. By selling directly to customers, the company can pass along tremendous savings, while its online “Dressing Room” guarantees a terrific fit.
Deutsch Capital invested in MM.LaFleur in July 2013 and May 2015.
Selected Past Investments
Behr Process Corporation
Behr Process Corporation, located in Santa Ana, CA, and founded in 1948, is a leading domestic manufacturer of exterior and interior paint, protective coatings, and stains. The company is the primary supplier of paint and related coating products to The Home Depot. Behr is one of a very select group of suppliers that have product in every U.S. store of The Home Depot. The company’s paint is regularly top rated in Consumer Reports. Behr was sold to a strategic buyer.
Therma-Tru Corporation, based in Toledo, Ohio, is the leading domestic manufacturer of residential entry door systems in the United States. Since its founding in 1962, Therma-Tru has been at the forefront of technological advances in the entry door market. In the 1960s and 1970s, the company led the industry in recognizing the benefits of steel doors over traditional wood doors. In 1983, Therma-Tru introduced fiberglass doors to the market. Its products are primarily sold through building products distributors. Today the company has leading market shares in both steel and fiberglass entry doors. Therma-Tru was sold to a strategic buyer.
BSI Holdings, Inc.
BSI Holdings, Inc. was the largest installer of building products in North America. The company installed insulation and various other products such as fireplaces, gutters and drywall in new residential and commercial construction markets throughout the U.S. The company had a dominant share in the installation business with a market share of approximately 15% of all new homes built in the United States. The company had operations in approximately 30 states through approximately 150 branches and was the sole national player in the installation business. Its principal customers included local, regional and national home builders. BSI Holdings was sold to a strategic buyer.
ASAP Industries, based in Houma, Louisiana and established in 2001, is a leading machining, fabrication and manufacturing company that specializes in the production of wellhead and drill-thru equipment used in the production of oil and gas. In addition, the company provides a variety of repair and refurbishment services for its customers, which include some of the largest original equipment manufacturers, rental equipment companies, and oil field service companies. ASAP was sold to a financial buyer.
Pace Industries, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas and established in 1970, was the largest independent manufacturer of aluminum die castings in North America. Its castings are used in components in gas barbecue grills, outdoor lighting, electric motors, industrial tools, clean room flooring, various consumer products, and automotive products. Major customers included Sunbeam-Oyster, Char-Broil, Thomas & Betts, Cooper Lighting, Emerson Electric, General Motors and Ford. Pace Industries was sold to a strategic buyer.
Sequentia Incorporated, based in Strongsville, Ohio and founded in 1982, was the leading manufacturer of fiberglass reinforced plastic (“FRP”) panels for construction-related applications in the United States and held dominant market shares in both the residential and commercial FRP panel market. The company’s panel products are used in a variety of applications including interior wall liners and ceiling panels for residential and commercial structures, carports, and metal and farm building systems. Customers included the major home centers, mass merchandisers and assorted distributors. Sequentia was sold to a strategic buyer.
TruStile Doors, based in Denver, Colorado, is a manufacturer of interior doors used in residential applications. Established in 1995, the company saw a need to transform and innovate the interior door market in both material options and design elements. By using true stile and rail construction, the company’s emphasis on design has changed the way consumers look at interior doors. No matter the size of the project or how complex the design is, TruStile’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities enable it to offer the shortest lead times in the industry. TruStile Doors was sold to strategic buyer.
Atrium Windows and Doors
Atrium Windows and Doors, based in Dallas, TX, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of residential windows and patio doors in North America. Founded in 1949, the company has leading market shares in aluminum and vinyl windows. With a national manufacturing and distribution presence, Atrium offers a comprehensive product line of aluminum and vinyl windows and patio doors to leading national homebuilders, one-step distributors and home center retailers. The company serves both the new construction and replacement markets. Atrium was sold to a financial firm.
Intertek Testing Services Limited
Intertek Testing Services Limited is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification of products, commodities and systems. It operates in nearly 900 offices located in 110 countries. Its various divisions perform many services: 1) evaluates consumer goods such as textiles, toys and footwear, 2) tests oil and gas, chemicals and pharmaceutical products, 3) tests commercial and electrical products such as home appliances, building products and medical products, and 4) performs cargo scanning and technical inspections on behalf of various governmental authorities. Intertek went public on the London Stock Exchange.