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New private investment firm opens in Keene, NH Harbor Light Capital Partners to focus on early and growth stage companies

Keene, NH (December 2, 2008) Harbor Light Capital Partners, a private investment firm that will invest in early and growth stage companies located in the Northeast, has been founded in Keene, NH.

Harbor Light Capital Partners is funded by previous shareholders of Markem Corporation. Throughout its nearly 100 year history, Markem Corporation owned a variety of operating companies, which most recently included Dimatix, a developer of high-tech piezoelectric printheads, and its flagship company MARKEM, a global leader in product identification solutions. The creation of Harbor Light Capital Partners is a natural outgrowth of the values, commitment, and expertise that made Markem Corporation a leading global business.

The Harbor Light Capital Partners team consists of Investment Managers and Advisory Board members with experience and knowledge in identifying attractive investment opportunities. Many of these individuals helped elevate Markem to the pinnacle of its industry. The firm aims to apply its extensive management capabilities and network of relationships to help portfolio companies sharpen their strategies, scale their operations, and increase their business development activities.

“Unlike institutional investment funds, Harbor Light Capital Partners is not limited to traditional holding periods of 3 to 5 years. Consequently, we make decisions based on what is best for the growth and success of the business. Our investment flexibility, combined with our values and management expertise, make us an attractive option for family-owned and emerging growth businesses that are looking for a long-term, value-adding partner,” states Todd Warden, Managing Partner of Harbor Light Capital Partners.

The firm will focus on investments in the $1 million to $5 million range, which is often considered the “funding gap” for growing companies. This focus, combined with their collaborative investment approach and emphasis on the Northeast, makes Harbor Light Capital Partners a unique source of capital for early and growth stage companies.

Harbor Light Capital Partners plans to work with business owners and entrepreneurs who share the belief that relationships and teamwork are important for long term success. Their team of seasoned professionals will collaborate with management teams and align its diverse skills behind the strategic vision of the operating company.

Continues Warden, “We understand the complexities of owning, expanding, and stewarding businesses over the long term. Our team has an enviable track record of building profitable, sustainable companies, while creating value for shareholders, employees, and the communities in which they operate. We’re eager to partner with companies that share similar values and goals.”

Harbor Light Capital Partners can be reached at 38 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431. Phone: (603) 355-9954. Website: