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Barjan Products Buys Equipment Manufacturer

Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P. announced that its portfolio company, Barjan LLC, distributor of consumer products to travel centers, truck stops, car washes and convenience stores, has acquired the Astatic Mobile Communications business from Omnitronics, LLC.

Astatic has been the leading manufacturer of aftermarket CB microphones and other CB radio equipment for over 70 years. An innovator in microphone technology, Astatic is well-recognized in all of its markets, including truck stop, travel center, marine and automotive, for both its microphones and its antenna products.

“The acquisition of Astatic makes Barjan the dominant manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket CB components in North America and opens up significant new distribution channels for the Company,” stated Daniel Collin, a Monomoy principal.

About Barjan LLC
With facilities in Rock Island and East Moline, Illinois, Reno, Nevada and Atlanta, Georgia, Barjan LLC is the largest distributor of non-food general merchandise to truck stops and travel centers across America. The company manufactures, sources and distributes over 7,000 individual products, including automotive accessories, chemicals and additives, consumer electronics, novelty products, books, videos, and music. Barjan is the principal supplier to national travel center chains and scores of regional and local travel centers across North America. Monomoy acquired Barjan in January 2006.

About Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P.
Monomoy Capital Partners, L.P. is a private equity fund that makes controlling investments in smaller companies that require operational or financial restructuring. Monomoy targets fundamentally sound businesses with revenues less than $150 million and acquires businesses through bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings, corporate divestitures and other complex transactions. Current investments include Hess Industries, Inc., a designer and builder of metal-forming equipment; and Barjan LLC.

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