The following is a list of current and former portfolio companies of J2 Partners and its principals’ prior investments:

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Fastback Networks

Fastback Networks is a leading provider of  backhaul and small cell products and that enable Tier 1 telecommunications operators to interconnect network elements and to connect customers to their services.  

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ARD Exploration

ARD Exploration is an oil and gas exploration and production company, which uses a new, proprietary approach to prospect identification in conjunction with traditional exploration methods to micro-target prospects and dramatically increase its success rate.  ARD is currently focused on geological formations in the southeastern United States.


Jayco Manufacturing

Jayco Manufacturing is a custom metal forming company dedicated to serving the needs of its customers in a wide array of industries including, aerospace, HVAC, computer hardware, telecom and consumer products. The company is based in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. Jayco was sold in Q1 2018 to Sage Metals.

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Founded in 1949, Instrument Sales and Service is a supplier of quality aftermarket parts and solutions to the vehicle and heavy-duty equipment markets. ISS specializes in “End-of-Lifecycle” and service parts for the automotive, bus, motorcycle and heavy duty equipment markets.

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Genesee is a medium and long-run stamper of precision metal components primarily focused on the automotive industry. Genesee’s capabilities range from stamping, fabricating and welding complex assemblies with strong engineering, tooling and die manufacturing capabilities. The company is headquartered in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

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Photo Stencil

Photo Stencil is a leading global manufacturer of stencils, screens and squeegee blades used in the assembly of printed circuit boards. Photo Stencil’s industry-leading AMTX electroformed stencils are used to apply solder paste in the dense circuit board designs that are increasingly demanded by consumer, aerospace and military electronics. The company is headquartered in Colorado with manufacturing operations there and in Penang, Malaysia and Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Corporate Express

Corporate Express (formerly NASDAQ:CEXP,) now part of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS,) grew from a regional office supply distribution company in 1990 to one of the largest distributors of office products and computer supplies globally, when it was sold to Buhrmann N.V. in a 2001 transaction valued at over $2.3 billion.

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Capital Associates, Inc.

Capital Associates, Inc., was founded in 1978 as a technology equipment leasing firm which rapidly grew to lease and finance computer, transportation, mining, and material handling equipment located throughout the United States. The Company originated, financed, owned, and managed for various third parties over $1 Billion of assets acquired for lease to its customers. The Company was subsequently acquired by an independent transportation equipment finance firm.



Crystal Ball software, Decisioneering’s primary product is a leading spreadsheet-based software suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, Monte Carlo simulation and optimization. With over 4,000 customers worldwide, including 85% of the Fortune 500, Crystal Ball is used by customers in a broad range of industries, such as aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and utilities. Crystal Ball is used in over 800 universities and schools worldwide for teaching risk analysis consepts. The diverse applications for Crystal Ball include financial risk analysis, valuation, engineering, Six Sigma quality initiatives, portfolio allocation, cost estimation, and project management.

During 2007 Decisioneering was sold to Hyperion Solutions shortly before Hyperion’s acquisition by Oracle that now sells the Decisioneering and Crystal Ball products and services.

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eSoft is a designer and distributor of unifies threat management network security hardware and software solutions to the small and medium-sized business markets. The Company designed, developed, and marketed secure internet appliance product under the InstaGate and ThreatWall brand names. The Company was sold to Untangle in September 2013.