TESTIMONIALS

“We were fortunate to have had Wellspring as a partner during these past five years. Wellspring’s strategic and financial support during an extremely turbulent period for the economy provided us with the insight and stability we needed to meet our business objectives. Thanks to Wellspring, we are well positioned to continue our expansion into new and growing markets.”

P. Welch Goggins, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.

“Wellspring has been an invaluable partner these past seven years. Together we accomplished all of our financial and operational goals - tripling EBITDA since the initial public offering in 2006, completing a roll-out of new Stripes branding across the store base, and growing food service sales to diversify the Company’s revenue stream. We are grateful to Wellspring for their support and for setting us on the path of growth.”

Sam L. Susser

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUSSER HOLDINGS CORPORATION

"Wellspring has been an ideal partner for OMNI. During the past two years we have received the strategic, financial and operational resources necessary to implement our growth strategy and capitalize on very attractive market opportunities. We are grateful for their support."

Brian J. Recatto

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
OMNI ENERGY SERVICES CORPORATION

"ThermaSys is proud to become a portfolio company of Wellspring Capital, which has a successful track record supporting growing businesses. Our team has accomplished a great deal in recent years and we look forward to continuing to grow and provide our customers with new products and services under Wellspring’s ownership."

Paul Schmitz

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
THERMASYS CORPORATION

"Wellspring has been a visionary and dedicated owner of our business and we are very pleased to have helped make this a successful investment for them."

Bob Taylor

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NEUCEL SPECIALTY CELLULOSE

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with Wellspring. Since acquiring Dave & Buster's in 2006, Wellspring has brought considerable strategic value to our business, resulting in several years of record growth and significant increases in profitability. We thank the firm for its support and for positioning Dave & Buster's for continued success."

Steve King

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
DAVE & BUSTER’S, INC.

“It was indeed a pleasure working with Wellspring Capital Management. Their teamwork and spirit of productive collaboration with executive management created a synergy level that enabled our company to become a premier institution in the Post Secondary Education Market.”

Pam Bell

CEO/PRESIDENT
VATTEROTT EDUCATIONAL CENTERS, INC.

“The acquisition of Vistar/VSA would not have been possible without the insight and commitment of the Wellspring team. The speed and comprehensiveness of our group’s work differentiated our efforts and gave us the opportunity to build Vistar/VSA into an industry leader. Wellspring has greatly aided in the transition of Vistar/VSA to an independent company and continues to provide support and strategic input to Vistar/VSA management. With a thoughtful approach and much hard work, we will enable this business to grow and evolve, together.”

George Holm

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
VISTAR CORPORATION

"Wellspring has a long history of working collaboratively with management and we could not have successfully created the largest player in the diversified steel services sector without their endless support."

Joseph Curtin

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TUBE CITY IMS CORPORATION

“We are very pleased with our new partnership with Wellspring, and we look forward to the opportunities available to us as a private company. We are impressed with Wellspring’s experience and are confident that our double drive-thru chain will benefit from Wellspring’s innovative operational strategies and financing expertise.”

Enrique "Rick" Silva

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS, INC.

“We are delighted about our new partnership with Wellspring. Wellspring has a long history of investing in retail and consumer companies to foster growth and expansion over the long-term. This is an exciting transaction for everyone involved and will provide a tremendous platform for Susser Holdings’ next stage of growth.”

Sam L. Susser

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUSSER HOLDINGS CORPORATION

“Wellspring was critical to the success of The Hockey Company, starting from its emergence from bankruptcy to the eventual sale to Reebok. They supported us in our effort to invest more toward product development and marketing, which allowed the company to implement a disciplined product- leader strategy that resulted in significant increases in market share. In addition, they were always looking forward to secure financing that matched the long-term operational objectives of the company.”

Matthew H. O'Toole

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
THE HOCKEY COMPANY