Karl’s Rental Center, Inc.
On January 21, 2009, Argosy Private Equity invested in Karl’s Rental Center, Inc. (www.karls.com). Headquartered in Oak Creek, WI (just south of Milwaukee), Karl’s is ranked by industry trade magazine Special Events as being among the top event rental companies in the United States. Karl’s primary business (in which it holds a leading nationwide market share) is the rental of large temporary structures (clearspan, frame and pole) and infrastructure equipment (seating, staging, dance floor, power/HVAC, kitchen equipment, etc.). The Company has built a reputation as being one of the premier event rental companies in the nation and, as such, is a supplier to some of the most prestigious events in the country, including the Super Bowl, PGA tour events, and New York Fashion Week. Karl’s was recently awarded the contract to be the exclusive temporary structure provider at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.