Investments Alongside Search Fund Entrepreneurs

Direct Investments - Current


SlickText is a leading provider of Application-to-Person SMS marketing and messaging applications to business, non-profit, ministry, and government customers in the United States and Canada. Founded in 2012 and based in Jamestown, NY, SlickText’s feature-rich applications allow customers to quickly launch a fully compliant and highly effective text marketing program.

An affiliate of Iron Creek Partners led the September 2018 recapitalization of SlickText in partnership with management.

CAI Software

CAI is a leading provider of ERP software and related services to industries including food, lumber and building materials, precious metals refining, and jewelry manufacturing and distribution. Founded in 1977 and based in Smithfield, Rhode Island, CAI’s customers include hundreds of medium-to-large enterprises in these industries globally.

An affiliate of Iron Creek Partners led the October 2014 recapitalization of CAI in partnership with management.

Direct Investments - Realized


SambaSafety is the leading provider of comprehensive Driver Risk Management (DRM) services in the United States. SambaSafety serves approximately 15,000 customers through technology integrations and its proprietary software-as-a-service application, including fleet and other employers, national insurance carriers, and insurance agents.

In November 2011, an affiliate of Iron Creek Partners led the investment group that acquired SambaSafety from its angel and venture backers, and subsequently backed SambaSafety's acquisitions of American Driving Records, Inc. and Softech International, Inc.  

IRTH Solutions, Inc.

IRTH Solutions, Inc. (“IRTH” – pronounced “earth”) delivers next-generation cloud-based software products that empower businesses of all sizes to optimize growth and performance by automating and streamlining workforce management and field operations.  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, IRTH is a privately-held Ohio corporation founded in 1985.

In December 2010, an affiliate of Iron Creek Partners backed IRTH’s management team to acquire IRTH from its prior owner, in order to establish a foundation for IRTH’s next phase of growth.


Inventus, LLC (“Inventus”) is a leading national provider of eDiscovery and litigation support services focused on streamlining data processing and review via a suite of bundled, best-of-breed technologies. Inventus’s customers include AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Inventus has been providing services to law firms and corporate clients since 1991.

In June 2013, an affiliate of Iron Creek partnered with Clearlake Capital Group and the Inventus management team to acquire Inventus as a platform to lead consolidation in the electronic data discovery industry.