Zapalac & Hudgins

​Acquistion Capital

The Principals of Zapalac & Hudgins Acquisition Capital have invested in the following 12 private equity transactions.

Swimsuit TV:  Beyond the Sash - is a reality TV Show that follows Kathy Wheatley, a 30-year veteran and organizer of model searches, and 70 of the most beautiful swimsuit models during the course of a year as they get ready to compete during the week-long world finals at the Hard Rock Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico in order to crown the next Miss Swimsuit USA International.  (

Hastings Private Equity Fund IV – Private Equity Investment, June 2019.  Based in Houston, Texas, Hastings Equity Partners works with small to mid-sized businesses in the industrial services and manufacturing sectors of the U.S. by making equity investment thru leverage recapitalization, management-led buyout/in and growth equity financings.  Hastings typically seeks out companies with $4-$20MM in EBITDA, history of profitability, incumbent management team in place and strong opportunities for growth.

Revak Companies – Management-Led Buyout, December 2017.  The Principals in Z&H represented Mr. Lynn Revak in simultaneously acquiring (i) the turbomachinery assets from Hoerbiger, Inc. and (ii) the capital stock of Keene Turbo, Inc.  As part of the transaction, the “critical components” storage assets were sold to Industrial Storage Services. 

Aveda Transportation & Energy Services – Private Equity Investment, January 2017. Based in Calgary, Canada, Aveda was built thru a series of add-on acquisitions to become the largest oil rig moving/hauling business in North America with revenues of approximately $200 million.  Aveda had operation in all of the major oil producing basins in the United States and Canada.  Aveda was sold to Daseke, Inc. in June 2018.

Fabenco, Inc. - Leverage Recapitalization, August 2012. Based in Houston, Texas, Fabenco was founded in 1965 and has grown to become the market leader in the manufacturing of self-closing safety gates for ladder, stair and platform openings.  The Fabenco was recapitalization was led by Gemini Investors

Jamail’s Fleet Services – Private Equity Investment, January 2012. Based in Humble, Texas, Jamail’s operates a 70,000 square foot repair facility that provides heavy diesel repairs for tractor trailors, heavy equipment/machinery and commercial trucks in the greater Houston, Texas market area.  In addition, Jamail’s has a fleet of mobile service trucks that provide on-site repairs to its customer base.

VLS Recovery Services - Management Led Buyout, December 2007.  VLS Recovery Services operates two industrial service businesses: specialized/technical railcar cleaning and non-hazardous waste management.  VLS Recovery Services was a wholly owned subsidiary of Vopak North America.  The MBO was led by a combination of Michael Dilick, other VLS managers and HSBC Capital Partners.

Accent Employer Solutions. – Private Equity Investment, January 2006.  Located in Houston, Texas.  Accent is a multi-state PEO that provides traditional “employee leasing” to its clients and offers paycheck processing, HR and back-office solutions to small businesses.  Accent also offers book-keeping, staffing, HR and employee benefits services.

Inwood Pines Condominiums -  Private Equity Investment, 2005.  Inwood Pines Condominiums is a 35-unit condominium complex located in Northwest Houston. The total complex has 70 units in eight buildings and is in a gated community. The property was built in 1984, and was built as an upper middle-class property. There are three floor plans. one bedroom, one bath, two bedrooms, two baths and one bedroom, one bath upstairs, half bath downstairs with kitchen/living room.  The size of a unit ranges from 650 square feet to 1,000 square feet

Horizon Power and Light – Private Equity Investment, June 2005.  Horizon provides low-cost energy to business and residential customers throughout the northeastern United States.  Horizon is a licensed competitive retail supplier of electricity primarily serving customers in the state of Maryland and Washington, DC. 

Brightstar Information Technology Group, Inc., Public Company Roll-Up, September 1998.  Brightstar was a consolidation of seven IT service companies and a simultaneous $65 million IPO.  Brightstar provides a wide range of IT services through its five operating divisions. Enterprise Applications provides implementation services for ERP packages. Web Applications designs and develops e-commerce systems, extranet systems for supply chain communications and intranet systems to automate internal business processes. Hosted Applications hosts ERP and Web applications. Application Support helps customers develop the necessary infrastructure to support mission-critical ERP and Web systems.

Citizens State Bank. – Private Equity Investment.  Founded in 1907, Citizen State Bank is a sub-$500 million asset commercial bank that offers traditional banking products to its customers such as consumer, commercial and mortgage loans, checking, savings, health savings accounts as well as certificate of deposits and IRAs to individuals and small businesses in the Austin country market area.  Citizens State Bank is headquartered in Sealy, Texas.