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August 2015

Magnate Worldwide, LLC

The Investment

Magnate Worldwide (“MWW”), a partnership between CIVC Partners, L.P. (“CIVC”) and Magnate Capital Partners (“MCP”), has acquired a majority stake in TrumpCard, Inc. (“TrumpCard” or the “Company”), a provider of premium logistics services specializing in the transportation of high-value and time-sensitive shipments across the healthcare, aerospace, entertainment, and electronics industries, among others.

The Company

MWW was formed in late 2014 by CIVC and MCP to build a premier asset-light transportation and logistics company focused on the North American premium transportation and international freight forwarding markets. MWW’s objective is to build through select acquisitions a diversified logistics company that offers a single source for time-critical and service-sensitive solutions through its dual-division, asset-light transportation network. TrumpCard represents the initial platform acquisition for MWW. For additional information about MWW, visit www.magnateworldwide.com.

TrumpCard provides a full suite of specialized logistics services, including deferred and time-definite airfreight, next day air, and other domestic and international expedited services, as well as an array of customized white-glove services. TrumpCard consistently delivers exceptionally high levels of service and superior on-time delivery rates to customers across the country through a centralized, best-in-class operations center located at the Company’s headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. For additional information about TrumpCard, visit www.trumpcardinc.com.

Value-Add Approach

The MWW partnership represents an opportunity to work alongside experienced executives to build a leading company in an industry that CIVC has been targeting for investment for several years. Prior to forming this partnership, CIVC completed a multi-year immersion effort in the transportation and logistics sector to identify the key investment themes that have guided our investment strategy. CIVC’s in-depth understanding of the logistics industry along with the expertise and track-record of MWW’s senior leadership were key differentiators for TrumpCard’s management team in selecting a partner.

The acquisition of TrumpCard builds on CIVC’s investment experience in the outsourced business services industry. Prior outsourced business services investments have included KPA Services, Yellowstone Landscape Group, EN Engineering, PowerTeam Services and Track Utilities.

If you would like to learn more about MWW’s acquisition strategy or have an acquisition opportunity that you believe to be a candidate for MWW, please contact John Compall (jcompall@civc.com) or J.D. Wright (jwright@civc.com).

CIVC Partners

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm established in 1970 that provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on the business services and financial services sectors. The current management team, which has worked together since 1989, has invested $1.5 billion in 58 platform investments and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund IV. More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at www.civc.com.

 
 
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