Nonantum Capital Partners invested in two platform companies, Helix Traffic Solutions and Lifted Trucks. Nonantum sourced the Helix deal through its executive network, and Lifted Trucks through its deal partner network through its relationship with TRP Capital. Nonantum partnered with CEO Brent Smith and his leadership team on Helix, which provides traffic management services and equipment. The firm partnered with co-founders Dustin Desmarteau and James Pillor to recapitalize Lifted Trucks, an upfitter and dealer of performance-enhanced vehicles.
This month, Nonantum announced investments in two new platforms, Helix Traffic Solutions and Lifted Trucks. The transactions further establish Nonantum as the partner of choice for founders and management teams in the middle market.
Helix was sourced through the NCP executive network, through our long-standing relationship with CEO Brent Smith, and Lifted Trucks was sourced through the NCP deal partner network, through our multi-decade relationship with TRP Capital.
Helix Investment Overview
Nonantum partnered with CEO Brent Smith and his leadership team to acquire Helix. Helix is one of the nation’s largest providers of mission-critical traffic management services and equipment with more than 1,000 field members across 12 states and 30 national branches. The Nonantum team became the partner of choice based on the firm’s long-standing relationship with CEO Brent Smith and extensive track record of success scaling companies like Helix in the industrial services and equipment rental sectors.
Helix Business Description
Helix Traffic Solutions is a provider of traffic safety solutions, including traffic control, flagging, equipment rental, and sign installation services. Helix is structured as a collection of founder-led companies united under a strong national organization to provide highly customized and safe traffic management services for projects of any size throughout the United States. With more than 3,400 clients across the country, Helix is one of the most trusted end-to-end solution providers in the space and an acquirer of choice for founder-led businesses throughout the industry.
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Lifted Trucks Investment Overview
Nonantum partnered with TRP Capital and co-founders Dustin Desmarteau and James Pillor to recapitalize Lifted Trucks, the Southwest’s premier upfitter and dealer of performance-enhanced vehicles. The family-owned business has been refining its customization and sales model for over a decade, positioning the company as a disruptor in the custom used truck and vehicle market. The Nonantum and TRP teams have a long history of investing together and are uniquely positioned to serve as effective partners to replicate Lifted Trucks’ success in the Southwest and scale its concept nationwide.
Lifted Trucks Business Description
Family owned since 1995, Lifted Trucks is the premier dealer and upfitter of lightly used pickup trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs in the U.S. Southwest. Lifted Trucks offers a highly differentiated product compared to conventional auto dealerships, as the company lifts, enhances, and upgrades every vehicle before it reaches a dealership floor at an in-house, state-of-the-art truck customization center.