FOREST CAPITAL, BV
In March 2011, Orange Equity made an investment in 33 Forest Capital, BV. 33 Forest Capital represents a collaboration between Orange Equity and Dutch boutique investment firm 33 Investments. 33 Forest Capital is assisting Cikel Group, a large Brazilian concern focused on sustainable logging and forestry management, with validating and marketing its REDD credits in relation to its operations in the Amazon Rain Forest.
In May 2010, Orange Equity made an investment in ExamWorks, Inc. ExamWorks is the first national independent medical examination service for the insurance and legal industries. The company’s portfolio of services includes medical assessment programs designed to meet the specific needs of first-party insurers, attorneys, municipalities, state and federal agencies, and third-party administrators.
In July 2009, Orange Equity made an investment in UrbanDaddy. UrbanDaddy is the leading interactive publisher of local entertainment and lifestyle content targeting men. UrbanDaddy is a rapidly growing digital media brand, delivering consumers unique and local lifestyle recommendations via the web, email and mobile platforms. The Company publishes content that is entertaining, on point, and actionable. In an online environment diluted by unvetted reviews and biased promotions, UrbanDaddy distinguishes itself as a trusted source of highly-curated content, uncovering the best in nightlife, dining, gear, travel, style and leisure. UrbanDaddy has emerged as one of digital media’s leading taste-makers, having been recognized for excellence by the New York Times, AdAge, AdWeek and MediaPost. It has also been prominently featured by Apple in its national iPhone marketing campaigns. UrbanDaddy’s success has attracted world-class advisors, management and staff.
In April 2009, Orange Equity made an investment in Bogart, LLC, which owns and manages the rights to the name, voice, signature, photograph, likeness and all other publicity rights of iconic actor Humphrey Bogart.
FLAGSHIP GROUP, LLC
In December 2008, Orange Equity acquired a controlling stake in Flagship Group, which owns and manages a group of residential care facilities in the Southern California area. The investment combined a collateralized loan with a direct equity purchase. In July 2009, as the company continued its successful growth trajectory, we converted the loan to an additional equity stake in the company.
In January 2011, the company closed on a Series B investment with a well-respected New York-based private equity firm. The investment further strengthens the company’s balance sheet and puts it in an excellent position to continue its growth. Flagship Group, LLC now employs around 50 people and manages five residential care facilities.