In 2010, Stephens Capital Partners (SCP) partnered with management to acquire control of Aaron Industries, a South Carolina based manufacturer of private label pharmaceutical and first-aid products. At the time, Aaron’s product line was predominantly liquid based and included cough cold, allergy, digestive health, oral electrolyte solutions, and personal sanitization items that were manufactured in South Carolina and California.
Clicklease LLC is an online provider of leasing solutions to equipment vendors across the U.S. Stephens Capital Partners (SCP) first partnered with the Clicklease team in 2015 when the company was focused on providing working capital solutions to small businesses.
Point Broadband (“Point”) was formed in 2017 with a mission to improve lives by delivering 100% fiber networks and best-in-class customer service to underserved areas of rural America. Through partnerships with communities and local utility companies, Point has helped fuel economic development and allowed small-town businesses and families to enjoy a level of broadband connectivity normally only found in big cities.
Stephens Capital Partners (SCP) had developed a relationship with a deeply experienced partner, Alex Yeros, in the short-line railroad operating space, which did not yield a transaction for many years. SCP patiently nurtured the relationship. Eventually Mr. Yeros approached SCP in 2018 with a unique opportunity in the industry: Pioneer Lines (“Pioneer”), which had 15 rail properties across the Midwest and Southern U.S.