CenterGate Capital (“CenterGate”), an Austin-based private equity investment firm, announced today that its affiliate has made an investment in Vision Media Management (“Vision”), a leader in worldwide physical and digital asset management, fulfillment and distribution services. Featuring comprehensive logistics solutions and state-of-the-art digital technologies, Vision has over 30 years of expertise and powerful business relationships within the entertainment and consumer products industries.
Headquartered in Valencia, California, Vision Media Management’s multiple worldwide facilities specialize in executing complex logistics programs and customized fulfillment services. Vision was founded in 1985 by Michael A. Alvarez, Jr. who successfully grew the pioneering company into a global physical and digital services provider to blue-chip entertainment clients including major television networks and film studios, theatrical exhibitors and high profile consumer products clientele.
Alvarez will continue to lead Vision as CEO/President and serve on the company’s Board of Directors while Mary Nakagawa, an industry veteran of over 20 years, will remain as COO reporting to Alvarez.
“Our partnership with CenterGate provides Vision with the growth capital and industry experience which will accelerate continued development of our distinctive services,” commented Alvarez. “The success of our company is rooted in trusted, strategic relationships and working with CenterGate is an exciting next step in the evolution of our business.”
Lewis Schoenwetter, Managing Director at CenterGate Capital, stated “Vision Media Management is an outstanding company, and we could not be more enthusiastic to be partnering with Michael, Mary and their entire team. The support we offer in this partnership will provide access to more opportunities to continually meet the needs of each client – existing and potential.”
CenterGate Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market companies with $20 to $250 million of revenue. In order to realize their potential, these companies need flexible capital, strategic guidance and strong management teams. We bring together a balance of transactional and operational experience along with a network of advisors and strategic relationships, which provide our portfolio companies with exceptional resources.