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HBM Holdings Completes Platform Acquisition of Aerofil Technology, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO – (September 29, 2017) – HBM Holdings (“HBM”) announced today that it has acquired Aerofil Technology, Inc. (“Aerofil”) headquartered in Sullivan, Missouri. Founded in 1988, Aerofil is a contract manufacturer that fills aerosol and liquid containers for industry-leading brands across a wide set of industries and applications. The company was recently named […]

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HBM Holdings Completes Platform Acquisition of Schafer Industries

ST. LOUIS, MO – (August 1, 2017) – HBM Holdings (“HBM”) announced today that it has acquired Schafer Industries (“Schafer”) of South Bend, Indiana. Schafer is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, as well as transaxles, brake assemblies and other components for off-road vehicles.  The […]

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HBM Holdings Featured in Middle Market Growth’s Summer Issue

In the summer issue of Middle Market Growth magazine, HBM Holdings and Tru-Flex discuss how HBM’s patient capital approach to investing has helped Tru-Flex execute on their long-term business strategy. We are pleased to share The Patient Investor article which is featured in the summer edition of Middle Market Growth magazine.  The piece outlines how […]

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How Investment Firms are Finding Value in a Competitive Market

Ryan Supple, HBM’s Director of Deal Origination, along with three investment professionals, discuss investing in private markets at a recent alumni event hosted by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City. The heightened competition for investments has resulted in investment firms pursuing outside-the-box methods for both sourcing opportunities and deal structuring. Investors across […]

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HBM is Expanding its Information Technology Team

At HBM, there is a direct alignment of technology initiatives to our portfolio businesses strategic objectives. We view technology as an integral component, creating operational efficiencies through the implementation of common applications that streamline our business processes with the ultimate purpose of benefiting our customers, our portfolio companies and HBM. As we continue on our […]

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Q&A with Jason Huck, Mississippi Lime’s new Director of Information Technology

In December 2017, Mississippi Lime, one of HBM’s portfolio companies, welcomed Jason Huck as the new Director of Information Technology. Jason will report to Michael Chill, HBM’s VP of Information Technology. About Mississippi Lime: For over a century, Mississippi Lime Company (MLC) has been providing the nation with high-calcium lime products, utilizing one of the highest […]

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IT Professionals Navigating the Waters of Evolving Workplace Networks

Michael Chill, HBM’s VP of Information Technology, along with two other IT leaders from St. Louis, discuss the mobile and connected workforce of the future. Michael Chill recently participated in the Fourth Annual St. Louis CIO/CISO/Chief Data Officer Summit.  Mike was joined on the panel by Mike Gibbons, CISO at Edward Jones. The discussion focused […]

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How HBM Successfully Integrates Itself into new Portfolio Acquisitions

A Q&A with Alex Aubel, HBM’s Corporate Controller and integration manager for Schafer Industries, who sat down with us to discuss his role at HBM and his responsibilities as the integration lead for Schafer Industries. CC: Please introduce yourself and your role at HBM. AA:  I joined HBM in 2016 as the Corporate Controller and […]

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Lending a Hand This Holiday Season

HBM is once again proud to support a St. Louis family identified by the United Way of Greater St. Louis as one of the 100 Neediest Cases.  A tradition since the early 1900s, the program identifies local families enduring extreme hardship, connecting them with resources and helping hands during the holiday season. This year we […]

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HBM’s Acquisition of Aerofil Highlights Importance of Talent Development and Long-Term Commitment

Aerofil Technology, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer that fills aerosol and liquid containers for industry-leading brands, was acquired by HBM Holdings on September 29, 2017.  Although the acquisition was recent, Aerofil has quickly benefitted from the financial and talent-based support HBM provides to its portfolio companies. When HBM acquires a company, we look to hold […]

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Q&A with Gregory Sherman, Delavau’s new Vice President of Operations

Earlier this month, Delavau, one of HBM’s portfolio companies, welcomed Gregory Sherman as Vice President of Operations.  Gregory will be a member of Delavau’s leadership team, reporting to John Burrows, CEO. About Delavau: For over 150 years, Delavau has been relied upon as a premier supplier of food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional technologies to major nutraceutical, […]

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The Alignment of IT and Leadership

Michael Chill, HBM’s VP of Information Technology, will be posting a blog on a periodic basis to highlight the enterprise-wide initiatives the firm is currently undertaking. The Changing Role of Technology A recent McKinsey & Company article, IT’s Future Value Proposition, discussed the future role of IT, and its ability to play a greater role […]

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HBM Holdings Featured in the St. Louis Business Journal

We are pleased to share the St. Louis Business Journal article, On the hunt: HBM Holdings grows revenue to nearly $800 million as it seeks more acquisitions. The article shares our story, from an idea conceived during a brainstorming session at Mississippi Lime Company to where we are today: an investment management company that operates […]

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