- Investment DateApril 2017
- Lead InvestorTHL
- RegionUnited States
- Percent of Fair Value3.1%
- Key ThemeLong-Term Secular Growth
- Visit WebsiteMaterial Handling Systems
- Rapidly growing market driven by e-commerce
- Strong market position and experience
- High visibility into future revenue via backlog and low capital intensity
- Multiple value creation levers
MHS is a leading North American provider of sortation automation systems for couriers. Its competencies include systems design & engineering, project management, equipment manufacturing, equipment installation, software & controls and research & development. MHS also has a vertically integrated equipment manufacturing business, Santa Rosa Systems ("SRS"), which provides them speed to market.
MHS was formed in 1999 as a third-party provider supporting the systems integration business of Northrop Grumman, led by the three founders who are still active with the Company today.
Since THL’s investment, MHS has made a number of strategic acquisitions to expand geographically and strengthen its capabilities.
Excludes two companies which have announced sales, but are pending closing and one undisclosed company due to confidentiality provisions.
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