Current Portfolio

Drake Manufacturing Services Co.

Drake Manufacturing Services Co. is recognized globally as a market leader for designing, building and servicing state-of-the-art precision CNC thread, worm and profile gear grinders as well as rack and thread milling machines. For more information, please visit

Preferred Fragrance

Preferred Fragrance is a leading developer and marketer of designer-inspired, proprietary, private label and licensed celebrity fragrances. Apra International, an affiliate of Preferred Fragrance, creates high-quality, affordably priced celebrity/designer fragrances. By introducing up and coming celebrity fragrances at affordable prices, they have carved out a piece of mass market fragrance sales by giving its consumer base something that the other leading market fragrance companies cannot offer due to their competitor’s inefficient cost structure. In 2010 Apra created the first fragrance by Platinum Recording Artist Jordin Sparks, “Jordin Sparks Because of You”, which was presented with the 2010 WWD Beauty Biz Award for “Best Executed Launch Strategy” in the Mass Fragrance category.

Iron City Brewing

ICB’s brands are iconic in the Western Pennsylvania region, and its core products, Iron City Beer, IC Light, and Augustiner Amber Lager, enjoy a loyal following around the world, wherever “Pittsburgh Nation” beer drinkers congregate. During the brewery’s 150-year history it has introduced many innovations, including the twist-off cap and the snap top can, and in 1976, Iron City Brewing was the first brewery in the United States to produce a light beer. For more information about Iron City Brewing, please visit

CAPS Universal

Founded in 1991, CAPS provides payroll and other Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) services to the film, television, music, commercials, venues and live music segments of the entertainment industry. With a management team averaging 25 years of experience, CAPS Universal has deep experience with collective bargaining agreements and the constantly changing tax code necessary to providing timely, accurate and outstanding service. For more information, visit


VanDeMark manufactures phosgene derivatives and is North America's leading producer of merchant phosgene. The company’s custom and specialty chemicals are used in the pharmaceutical, agricultural-chemical, polymer, and fine chemical industries. In addition, VanDeMark’s proprietary Para-Tolunesulfonyl Isocyante (PTSI) has wide application removing moisture from urethane formulations during the manufacture of adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings to enhance the quality and extend the shelf-life of the end products. For more information, visit