F+W (formerly F+W Media) is an enthusiast content business with a portfolio of media, ecommerce sites, online education, events, retail locations and direct-to-consumer catalog business. Frontenac originally invested in Aspire Media in 2005 and sold Aspire to F+W in 2012, retaining a minority stake. Frontenac completed its exit when Tinicum L.P. and affiliated funds closed a majority investment in F+W.
About Frontenac Company
Frontenac Company is a leading private investment firm focused on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the Business Services, Industrial, Food, and Healthcare industries. We work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through our executive-centric approach called CEO1st®, to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with the owners of mid-sized businesses, almost always families or founders, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. Based in Chicago, Frontenac has completed over 25 buyout transactions, and nearly 60 add-on acquisitions, since 2000 and more than 70 platform acquisitions in the last 30 years. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com