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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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Proud to Support our Community

At HBM, we believe that the holidays provide an opportunity for us to give back to the communities in which we operate. The United Way of Greater St. Louis is an organization that we are proud to support.  For the past two years, Mississippi Lime, HBM and its employees have raised nearly $100,000 each year […]

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Developing Talent from Within

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – Tom Peters, American author on business management practices HBM built its culture on a foundation of continuous learning. To support the goal of lifelong learning, the company has created several programs to develop talent and leadership both within HBM Holdings and in the portfolio companies.  This […]

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Q&A with Ryan Supple

We sat down with Ryan Supple, Director of Deal Origination for HBM, to reflect on the company’s business development efforts and the recent acquisition of Schafer Industries and Aerofil Technology CC: The current middle market deal landscape is extremely competitive.  How does HBM differentiate itself? RS:  At a high level, our deal activity experienced a […]

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Recruiting and Retaining Portfolio Company Talent

Senior female HR leaders within the financial services sector share their insight and best tactics for recruiting and retaining talent at their firms and portfolio companies Amy Fields, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for HBM, participated in a panel discussion at the 5th Annual Kayo Women’s Conference held in Washington, DC, to discuss […]

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Four Key Reasons Why the HBM and Aerofil Technology Partnership Is a Perfect Match

HBM’s business development hard work has paid off in the third quarter of 2017.  The second acquisition in just 60 days, the Aerofil Technologies acquisition is a testament to our desire to aggressively build our portfolio and deploy capital in acquiring specialty manufacturers in sectors such as transportation, industrial equipment, energy, chemicals, and minerals. Bob […]

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We Ride to Find a Cure for Cancer

Mississippi Lime and HBM Holdings employees have been longtime supporters of the annual Pedal the Cause charity event, whose mission is to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This year, over 3,000 riders raised $2.8 million during the September 23rd and 24th cycling event. Our […]

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Tru-Flex’s Sacoma Expands Its Plant Operations

Our investment philosophy is differentiated from the typical private equity model in that we invest for the long-term.  We partner with our portfolio companies, providing them with the resources to execute on their strategic plans.  The Tru-Flex December 2015 acquisition of Sacoma International, a leading designer and manufacturer of metal stamped and assembled parts, tubes, […]

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Shelly Cattoor Joins HBM’s Talent Development Team

We are pleased to announce that Shelly Cattoor joined HBM on September 5th as Senior Manager, Total Rewards reporting to Amy Fields, Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer.  Shelly will be an enterprise-wide resource responsible for carrying out the strategic and tactical efforts related to compensation, benefits and HR systems within HBM and across […]

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Day in the Life of a HBM Summer Associate – Q&A with Taylor Perry

We discussed Taylor Perry’s experience at HBM this summer, touching on his project work, HBM’s culture and life as a St. Louis resident CC: Can you share with us the project you worked on this summer and how it impacted HBM and/or the portfolio company? TP: This summer, I was assigned a technical project for […]

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