Current Portfolio - Industrial

Critical Alert Systems was formed to acquire and consolidate regionally-based providers of mission-critical communication services to hospitals, first responders and certain defense-related industries that utilize proprietary networks and infrastructures across the United States. The assets of NEP were acquired in July 2010, providing Critical Alert Systems with a network covering the New England states. The acquisition of Teletouch Paging in November 2010 expanded Critical Alert’s geographic footprint to include the South Central states. In February 2012, Intego Systems was acquired, expanding Critical Alert's platform to include middleware technology solutions for hospitals. Wedbush Capital partnered with The Fowler Group, a group of telecommunication experts led by Mark Fowler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Transaction Type:  Management Buyout
Company Website: http://www.criticalalert.com

Passport Food Group

Passport Food Group is the holding company of Wing Hing Foods and Golden Pheasant Foods, two specialty ethnic food manufacturers. Passport is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of Asian food products serving the foodservice and food manufacturing industries on the West coast. Founded in 1978, Wing Hing Foods is a premium manufacturer and distributor of authentic Asian noodle and wrap products in the country. Golden Pheasant Foods, founded in the 1940s, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of various authentic Asian noodles, wrap products and other goods, serving the Pacific Northwest region. Wedbush Capital invested in Passport Food Group in February 2012.

Transaction Type:  Management Buyout
Company Websites:  www.passportfood.com

VCC Optoelectronics

VCC Optoelectronics is a designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic and electromechanical solutions. Founded in 1972, the company is dedicated to LED engineering, producing a broad selection of high-quality LED mounting components, lenses and assemblies for sophisticated OEM, distributors and retrofit LED industrial applications. Wedbush Capital acquired VCC in May 2011.

Transaction Type:  Management Buyout
Company Website:  www.vcclite.com