CES Optical, LLC

CES Optical, LLC (CES) is a designer/wholesaler under the following brand names: OGI, Seraphin, Scojo New York, Innotec, Red Rose, and Bon Vivant.

CES began operations in 2002 as a roll-up of eight retail eyewear stores sponsored by an affiliate of Kovitz Investment Group. CES expanded into wholesale eyewear in 2005 with the acquisition of OGI, and then further expanded into wholesale reading eyewear with the acquisition of Scojo New York in 2007.

CES recapitalized itself in 2011 with a sale to Chicago Capital Partners. Since 2011 CES has spun off its retail division, and continues the expansion of its wholesale business through the addition of new eyewear brands and the acquisition of other opportunities that can utilize the company’s distribution channels.

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LA Eyeworks, Inc.

L.A. Eyeworks, Inc. is one of the leaders in eyewear design. It operates in a coveted niche within the high-end optical business and has done so since its inception in 1979. L.A. Eyeworks currently has two retail optical locations in Los Angeles, along with a well-established wholesale business that sells its brand all over the world with two distribution facilities; one in the US and one in France.

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Fletcher Group, LLC

Founded in 1987 and based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Fletcher Group, LLC (Fletcher) leases high-end digital cameras, accessories, and related equipment and services to television broadcasters, primarily for the broadcasting of live sporting events. Fletcher's slow motion and robotic cameras capture replays with angles such as the booth camera, mid-home camera (MLB), behind the backboard camera (NBA), in-net camera (NHL), and goal line camera (NFL). Fletcher is a strategic partner in the broadcast industry, and over its 25+ year operating history has built and maintained a strong industry reputation and long-standing relationships with its vendors and customers, including television networks and sports broadcasters worldwide.

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Interline Travel & Tours, Inc.

Interline Travel & Tours, Inc. (“Interline”) markets and sells near-term unsold cruise, resort, and related travel products at discount prices, primarily to airline employees and retirees. Interline operates under the following brand names: Perx.com, Dargal Interline Worldwide, Touchdown Holidays, and Travel Industry Services.

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CBC West

CBC Specialty Beverage Nevada ("CBC West") is the premier provider of premium non-alcoholic beverages to restaurants, hotels, and other institutions primarily in the western half of North America. CBC West carries a diverse selection of premium coffee, tea and related products including Intelligentsia, Lavazza, LaColombe, China Mist, Mighty Leaf, and Monin. In addition to product consultation and distribution, CBC West also specializes in specialty beverage equipment, as well as related service & repair.

CBC West was formerly a division of Chicagoland Beverage Co. ("CBC Chicago"), a master distributor of premium coffee & tea, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Park 88 Group, LLC

Park 88 Group, LLC owns the development rights in the Park 88 industrial park located in DeKalb, Illinois. Kovitz Private Holdings partnered with Park 88's primary developer, Venture One Real Estate, LLC. Park 88 is a 565 acre industrial park that is currently home to distribution facilities for two Fortune 500 companies and seeks to expand its tenant roster to other users in need of large facilities on a site that can be quickly built upon. Park 88 is centrally located along Interstate 88, near several other interstate highways, as well as railroads. It also offers potential tenants the ability to tap into the workforce of DeKalb, Illinois (which houses Northern Illinois University) and neighboring communities, all while being outside the congestion of industrial parks closer to downtown Chicago.

PLCS, LLC.

Since 1980, PLCS has supplied the North and South American natural gas distribution industry with specialized products for sealing gas leaks, lightweight gas-free hot tapping, equipment for installing polyethylene pipes, and many other unique products.

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Running Away Enterprises, LLC

Running Away Enterprises (RAE) is an event management company. RAE operates under the "RAM Racing" name and has grown from a single Chicago-based neighborhood race with a few hundred participants to hosting races with an aggregate number of racers of over 200,000. While still hosting several Chicago area running races and triathlons, the company expanded outside of Chicago in 2011 by producing its flagship "Hot Chocolate 15/5k" race in Washington, D.C, quickly followed by races in Dallas and San Diego. The Hot Chocolate race attracted 37,000 participants in Chicago in 2011 and looks to carry this success into its national campaign, alongside other popular races such as Cinco de Miler and the Terrapin 5k.

Coupled with the racing program is a proprietary race registration software program designed to handle both RAM Racing race registrations as well as third-party race registrations under a software-as-a-service model.

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Past Investments

Running Away Multisport was a division of Running Away Enterprises until its sale in 2016, and is a Chicago area store focusing on the running and triathalon communities.

Spex is an eyewear company with multiple retail locations in the Chicago area.