Consumer Products & Services


Since 1992, the Principals of Parallel have invested over $180 million in ten successful Consumer Products and Services companies.  Parallel’s unique capabilities in Consumer categories have resulted in a highly-successful track record investing in lower middle-market Consumer Products and Services companies.



Leading global supplier of mobile computing cases and accessories.  Parallel’s principal worked successfully with the founder to complete strategic acquisitions, enhance the management team and institutionalize the Company. Targus was aquired by a private equity firm in 2006.


Environmental Lighting Concepts

Leading designer and marketer of specialty lighting products sold under the brand name OTT-LITE. The company’s products use proprietary technology to replicate natural daylight indoors.  In partnership with Parallel, the company significantly expanded its market channels and the scale of its business prior to the sale of OTT-LITE to a private equity firm in 2006.


Regional Management Corp.

Leading provider of installment loans to consumers under-served by traditional financial institutions.  In partnership with Parallel, RMC expanded and enhanced the company’s management team, implemented more sophisticated marketing strategies and significantly grew its branch network.  (NYSE: RM)






“We were in the fortunate position of being able to select among several very favorable term sheets when we wanted to recapitalize.  We chose Parallel because they brought significant expertise in the consumer sector that transcended the financial elements of the transaction.”

Fred Mendelsohn
Founder and CEO
Environmental Lighting Concepts