MURPHY & PARTNERS, L.P.    
A PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT FIRM            
Investments

Former Companies (Continued)

Legend Medical Services, Inc. (“Legend”). In 1990, M&P created Legend to invest in long-term healthcare. It backed an experienced senior long-term care manager. Legend acquired three skilled nursing facilities totaling 313 beds in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana and focused on improving patient mix and providing sub-acute services. Legend sold the three facilities to Mariner Healthcare.

 

Ruxton Health Care, Inc. (“Ruxton”). Ruxton was a platform company created to acquire, operate, and manage long-term healthcare facilities. Like Legend, M&P backed an experienced management team in a program to build a strong regional long-term care company. The company grew quickly, eventually owning or managing eight facilities in Maryland and Virginia.

M&P worked closely with management to structure and finance an exit via a management buyout financed by Mercantile Bank of Baltimore and HealthCare REIT of Toledo, Ohio.
 

National Mobile Television, Inc (“NMT”). NMT is the largest independent mobile television production company in the United States, operating a fleet of tractor-trailers and smaller trucks, which are essentially TV studios on wheels. The trucks provide facilities and services for telecasting live events. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with branch offices and field shops in New Jersey, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Honolulu, NMT annually provides remote broadcast facilities and crews for over 4,000 sporting and entertainment events.

M&P backed the then-CEO of King Broadcasting in acquiring NMT from King. M&P worked with management to manage the transition from a division of a large broadcaster to a stand-alone entrepreneurial company and then - through three acquisitions - to a national company that today dominates its market. The NMT fleet of large mobile production trucks grew from 10 to 21 large trucks, and M&P sold the stock of NMT to a large private equity firm.

 

Pacific Media Group Inc. (“PMG”). PMG publishes community newspapers and manages commercial printing operations in the Seattle, Washington area. PMG publishes seven community newspapers – five weeklies and two monthlies. It also provides commercial printing for approximately 250 other Seattle area publications.  M&P first invested in the company in 1990, hiring an experienced newspaper manager as president and chief operating officer to manage and grow the company. M&P sold the company in 2006.

Little Tornadoes, Inc. Little Tornadoes was an Internet services firm specializing in web development and consulting with expertise in front-end design and back-end applications. M&P sold Little Tornadoes to Kintera, Inc., a publicaly traded company.

Celebration Events, Inc. Celebration Events was created by M&P to invest in the party-rental business, supplying almost everything an individual or organization might need for a party or other special event, including tents, cutlery, dishware, linens, tables and chairs, and cooking equipment. The company was sold to a local competitor in February 2009. 

 

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