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Portfolio Companies

Stride Tool

Stride Tool, (www.stridetool.com), a worldwide designer and manufacturer of specialty hand tools for the professional market under the Milbar, Imperial and various private labels. Stride manufactures for sales direct into industrial markets and through a worldwide network of distributors. The flagship brand Imperial® has been a pioneer in the manufacturing of brass valves and fittings, and developed into the worldwide leader of innovative products serving the HVAC/R service and tube working tool industries. Milbar® is the world’s leading brand of Wire Twister Tools and Kits. Designed for the professional mechanic, Milbar forgings are made from high carbon alloy steel and are controlled throughout the manufacturing process to exacting engineering specifications.


IGeneX, (www.igenex.com), a leading high complexity, CLIA-certified clinical reference laboratory providing personalized molecular and immunological testing services for Lyme and associated tick borne diseases to private practice physicians, hospitals, and other clinical reference laboratories worldwide. Based in Palo Alto California, the Company has been committed to providing innovative, state-of-the-art clinical testing for over two decades and places special emphasis on the individual needs of each healthcare provider and each patient. IGeneX provides testing for the entire United States and globally, with the majority of its international business originating from Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Galaxy Technologies

Galaxy Technologies was acquired by Principals of 4C Capital in conjunction with Gladstone Investment Corporation.

Galaxy Technologies, (www.galaxytool.com), is a complete integrated services company, from design engineering to manufacturing, sub-assembly, assembly and installation, providing turnkey solutions for complex design and manufacturing opportunities. Equipped with a problem-solving competency and leading-edge equipment and technology, Galaxy designs and delivers custom solutions to meet exacting standards—on time and within budget. Designated as an approved supplier to top industry OEMs , Galaxy has achieved and maintains AS9100 and ISO 9001:2000 quality system certification, and meets multiple customer quality standards. Galaxy serves the global aerospace industry by designing and delivering innovative solutions and high-quality, precision products which is indicated by its standing as one of the largest and most specialized blow mold manufacturing companies in the world, utilizing the best practices and equipment available.

The firm is a major global supplier for the design, manufacturing and assembly of production tooling for the aerospace, defense and plastic markets. Galaxy is a best practices organization that improves quality, efficiency and profitability for our customer partners. Major customers include Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Rubbermaid and Coleman.