Companies

Making a difference

Our day-to-day passion is to invest in and guide the development of smaller private and family owned companies, which forge the backbone of our economy. We also look to invest in like-minded, exciting new companies with bold product or service ideas. These are the types of companies that share our entrepreneurial spirit and passion for making a difference.

Allied Track Services

HQ:

Grimsby, ON (Canada)

Date Acquired:

March 2014

Executive Partner:

Dave Malay (25+ year rail industry veteran)

Investment Type:

Majority Buyout

Website:

alliedtrack.ca

Railway maintenance, construction and emergency services

Allied Track Services provides a broad range of on-line rail and tie maintenance crew services. Kenex has assisted in the advancement of the company by investing in new leadership, a new advisory board and an expanded workforce. The Value Creation Plan established for Allied has successfully brought about the execution of an initial backlog and the optimization of equipment and labor. Per plan, the company is adding new geographies, customer segments and services, supported by add-on acquisitions.

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts, Inc.

HQ:

Aiea, HI

Date Acquired:

December 2016

Executive Partner:

Rick Schaffer (25+ year frozen food veteran)

Investment Type:

Majority Buyout

Website:

bubbiesicecream.com

Manufacturer of branded mochi ice cream

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts manufactures ultra-premium mochi ice cream. Mochi ice cream is a frozen novelty dessert made by enrobing ice cream in mochi (sweet sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. The Value Creation Plan for Bubbies hinges on increasing operational efficiency and bolstering marketing and sales efforts.

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