Guardian invests in TacMed Solutions

Guardian Capital Partners has made an investment in Anderson, South Carolina-based TacMed Solutions, a maker of hemorrhage control and related safety products for emergency trauma care across the military, law enforcement, fire & emergency services, and civilian end markets. No financial terms were disclosed.


WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guardian Capital Partners (“Guardian”) announced that it invested in Tactical Medical Solutions, LLC (“TacMed Solutions” or the “Company”) on December 7, 2018. Guardian has partnered with the executive management team who will continue to operate the Company moving forward.

Headquartered in Anderson, SC, TacMed Solutions is a global leading developer and manufacturer of hemorrhage control and related safety products for emergency trauma care across the military, law enforcement, fire & emergency services, and civilian end markets. TacMed Solutions is known for delivering patented products and kitted solutions that address a full continuum of care, from the point of injury through emergency transportation and into a medical care facility. Guardian and the TacMed Solutions management team are eager to build upon the Company’s strong legacy of success by leveraging Guardian’s experience within the military & defense end markets and executing on initiatives to accelerate growth.

According to Peter Haabestad, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Guardian who led the deal, “Guardian is extremely excited to partner alongside what we believe to be a best-in-class management team led by Ross Johnson, Founder & President, and Alan Hester, Vice President. As former Army special forces medics, both Ross and Alan bring a unique and real-world perspective to product development and have a deep understanding of the end customer’s mission-critical requirements. Guardian is looking forward to working with TacMed Solutions’ management team to build upon the Company’s excellent reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative products and to help guide the company to grow more rapidly and further strengthen its market position.” Ross Johnson added, “After an extensive search to find the ideal private equity partner we decided Guardian’s combination of operational experience, belief in our mission and sound investment philosophy was the right fit for our company.”

The law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advised Guardian and The Tokarz Group Advisers, LLC provided additional financing and minority equity.

For more information about the transaction, contact Peter Haabestad at Guardian Capital Partners at (610) 263-0103 or

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Guardian Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that invests in lower middle market consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty service companies. Guardian partners with management teams to provide equity capital to fuel the growth of family-owned businesses. The private equity experience and complementary skill sets of the Guardian team provide a unique combination of operating and finance capabilities resulting in certainty of execution and meaningful long-term value creation for its portfolio companies.

Guardian Capital Partners is a Pennsylvania based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Market conditions can vary over time and past fund performance does not guarantee future fund results.