TPEG made a growth capital investment of $1.5m in Brightergy in 2011 and provided another $1m of preferred equity in 2012.
TPEG purchased two powersports dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has grown the company to 14 dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth and greater Atlanta areas. Freedom sells motorcycles, boats, and other recreational vehicles, service, parts, and accessories. Four rounds of TPEG funding have provided $9.73 million of equity capital for Freedom’s acquisition and growth, and Freedom is now the second largest powersports group in the country.
TPEG partnered with EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary, Vertterre Corporation, to develop, construct, and operate a power plant generating electricity from methane gas in Grand Prairie, Texas. TPEG provided $3.2m of preferred equity.
Mac 5 Energy is an oil and gas producer operating in the Texas Panhandle. Mac 5 acquires energy-producing assets with the goal of increasing production. TPEG has provided in excess of $5 million in equity and mezzanine capital to fund the company's growth.
RBN Roofing installs and repairs all types of commercial and residential roofs. TPEG purchased the company, then based in Midland, Texas, for $3.7 million. TPEG has invested an additional $2 million to enter the Dallas/Fort Worth market, move the headquarters there, and grow the business.
RoboKind is a software as a service (SaaS) educational robotics firm. The company currently provides ten years of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as well as a complete, proprietary curriculum to teach social skills to children with autism. Both the STEM and the social skills instruction are delivered through Milo, the company's lifelike robot. TPEG invested $5 million in RoboKind to fund the company's growth.
Utopia provides data management and governance solutions, primarily for SAP clients, and operates worldwide. TPEG invested $5m to fund research and development of Utopia's new software product, MDG for EAMTM, which is one of only 26 third-party software products sold directly by SAP.
TPEG led the $8.4m purchase of Wayne Trademark, a printing and packaging firm based in Honduras. Wayne specializes in producing high quality labels and tags for clothing companies.
TPEG provided $1.6m of subordinated debt financing to fund growth. Bar Vista manufactures commercial multifamily buildings and single-family homes in a 100,000 square foot facility. Bar Vista repaid the subordinated debt in March of 2010.
TPEG invested $850,000 to develop five Fish City Grill restaurants. These restaurants have all been sold.
Lucidity provided IT services to companies running or implementing Oracle software. TPEG made a $2.5m investment in senior subordinated notes to fund Lucidity’s growth. The company was bought by a larger firm in 2015. TPEG investors received current interest payments for the life of the investment, a full return of their invested capital, and payment for warrants that were attached to their subordinated notes.