Select Portfolio Companies
Al George is the leading distributor of Molson Coors Brewery branded products and associated international brands in nine upstate New York counties between the Canadian and Pennsylvania borders. Wiegers helped transition the family-ownership structure, recapitalized it and facilitated the acquisition of six additional system distributors.
CARBO Ceramics Inc., Manufactures and supplies resin-coated ceramic and resin-coated sand proppants primarily used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells in the United States and internationally. It also provides fracture simulation software, as well as offers fracture design, engineering, and consulting services to oil and natural gas companies. George Wiegers was a founding partner of the company, which is now listed on the NYSE. www.carboceramics.com
Ellora Energy Wiegers Capital Partners was a founding shareholder of the company. Ellora Energy offers oil and gas exploration and production services of onshore oil and gas properties in the United States. It primarily operates in east Texas, western Louisiana, and the Hugoton field in southwest Kansas. It also owns and operates gas gathering lines, gas pipelines, and compressor stations. ExxonMobil and Occidental Petroleum jointly purchased the company’s assets in 2010 for $895 million. Ellora Energy Inc. now operates as a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Financial Guarantee Insurance Corporation George Wiegers was a founding shareholder of the company. The company provided credit enhancement on public finance (including transportation, state and local leases, and municipal electric utility), structured finance (asset-backed securities including mortgage and consumer loans), and global infrastructure and utility securities.
Hart Energy is the leading publisher of oil and gas industry information through several magazines and newsletters, including Oil & Gas Investor and E&P Magazine. Wiegers acquired the assets of Hart Publishing from Chemweek Inc. in a management buyout in 2004 and has completed several add-on acquisitions. www.hartenergy.com
KPA is the largest provider of evironmental, health & safety compliance training and consulting services to auto dealers in the US. In addition KPA provides Internet marketing and on-line human resource mangement. KPA is the only nationwide provider of these services and counts all of the top ten dealer groups as significant customers. Wiegers acquired the company in 2004 and financed the acquisition of two additional product lines. www.kpaonline.com
Qdoba Mexican Grill Wiegers Capital Partners was a founding shareholder of the company. Qdoba is one of the largest Mexican fast-casual chains in the United States, with more than 500 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The company was acquired by Jack in the Box.
Scissortail Energy is a gas gathering and transmission company with assets in central and eastern Oklahoma. Wiegers participated in the original financing along with follow-on financing to purchase additional assets and maintain a residual interest in certain of the company’s gas gathering assets. www.copanoenergy.com
The Vail Valley Jet Center is the only fixed base operation serving the Eagle County Airport and the Vail Valley and has been consistently recognized as one of the top aviation service providers and fixed base operations in the nation. www.vailvalleyjetcenter.com
Weatherford International George Wiegers was a founding shareholder and a long time board member of the NYSE listed company (NYSE: WFT). Weatherford International is one of the largest global providers of products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells.