The Central Valley Fund ("CVF") was established by the principals of Gael Partners, LLC to provide private capital for small to mid-sized businesses. With a focus on California's Central Valley, CVF's capital is used to finance later stage growth, strategic acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. CVF provides the layer of a company’s capital structure between senior debt and common equity, often referred to as mezzanine capital.
Chris Carleson has spent the entirety of his professional career in finance. Prior to joining CVF Capital Partners, Mr. Carleson worked at ING Variable Annuities as an internal wholesaler. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Carleson worked in conjunction with the external wholesaler to expand the Midwest territories by aggressively pursuing leads and modeling financial scenarios for the client.
Fulfillment Corporation of America is located in Beaverton, Oregon and provides fulfillment, logistics and digital deployment services with regional and national consumer product, financial services and healthcare businesses. Tracing its origins back to a direct mailing service company in 1979 the company maintains warehouse operations in Beaverton, OR and Brea, CA.
Molded Devices, Inc. (MDI), established in 1998, is a specialty manufacturer of custom dip molded, dip coated, and injection molded parts. MDI specializes in short run, custom products for U.S.-based OEM customers. In particular, MDI has a heavy customer focus in medical supply manufacturing where its high quality products are attractive substitutes for in-house production.
Stefan Okhuysen has over eight years of experience in entrepreneurship and finance. Prior to joining the Central Valley Fund, Mr. Okhuysen founded and managed SOU Group, LLC, a Los Angeles based firm focused on providing importing and related advisory services to Mexican consumer products manufacturers seeking to penetrate the Hispanic market in the U.S.
Paleteria La Michoacana is a leading producer, marketer, and distributor of premium ice cream and other fine desserts.The Company is known for its fine quality and methods used to produce its paletas, using natural fruits and ingredients of the highest quality.
Anabi Oil Corporation and its affiliates operate as a diversified distributor, retailer, and owner of motor gasoline products and properties throughout California. Beginning in 1991 with a single property in Baldwin Park, CA, the Company now carries various interests in one hundred twenty (120) properties throughout California.
Quest Discovery Services provides document acquisition, duplication, and distribution solutions to law firms and insurance companies. From subpoena preparation and service to online order and record management, to large volume reproduction and photo duplication, to court reporting, to Bates numbering, and rush delivery, the Company´s dedicated professionals deliver high quality services and products that affordably meet its clients’ needs.
Mulberry Neckwear, founded in 1989, designs, manufactures, and distributes neckties throughout the United States. The Company licenses major name brands and sells through department and specialty stores. At the heart of Mulberry’s philosophy is a commitment to creating unique neckwear for its customers—strong, innovative designs using fabrics and workmanship of the highest quality.
MuniServices, founded in 1980, is a leading provider of innovative revenue enhancement and other related services to state and local governments. MuniServices counts more than 250 such jurisdictions as clients, including various municipalities in California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and the District of Columbia.