Frontenac has teamed with John Barrett
March 10, 2014
Frontenac has teamed with John Barrett, former Vice Chairman of SMS Assist and 30-year facilities maintenance services executive, to target investments in technology-enabled companies. Our focus includes software-based businesses selling into industrial, commercial, institutional and residential industries which differentiate themselves through the development or integration of technology solutions. Specific areas of interest include enterprise solutions for facilities maintenance, equipment maintenance and field service management companies. Prior to SMS Assist, Barrett was CEO of Kimco Corporation, a family-owned building maintenance services firm, and CEO and President of Eurest Services, the facilities maintenance services division of The Compass Group and one of the largest facilities maintenance services providers in North America.

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Frontenac Company is a leading private investment firm focused on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the Business Services, Industrial, Food, and Healthcare industries. We work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through our executive-centric approach called CEO1st®, to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with the owners of mid-sized businesses, almost always families or founders, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. Based in Chicago, Frontenac has completed over 25 buyout transactions, and nearly 60 add-on acquisitions, since 2000 and more than 70 platform acquisitions in the last 30 years. For more information, please visit
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