Dallas, Texas, September 30, 2014 - Rosewood Private Investments is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Vision Ease, has been acquired by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago based private equity firm. Vision Ease was initially acquired in 2004 in partnership with Insight Equity. “In partnership with Insight Equity, we were able to improve the company’s manufacturing yield, product mix, and expand its international footprint. We are thrilled with the outcome for our portfolio company’s investors, management team, and employees" commented G.T. Barden, Managing Director at Rosewood Private Investments.
Vision-Ease Lens, founded in 1930, is a leading technology-focused designer, manufacturer and distributor of polycarbonate prescription lenses and lens treatments for the global spectacle lens market. Purchased out of bankruptcy in 2004 by Rosewood and its partner, Insight Equity, Vision-Ease is headquartered in Ramsey, MN with production facilities in Ramsey, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Bangkok, Thailand.
Rosewood Private Investments is the private equity arm of The Rosewood Corporation, a family- backed yet institutional firm with diverse worldwide operations and investments. Rosewood is wholly owned by the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate, which was established in 1935 by H.L. Hunt and built upon over generations by developing and acquiring businesses that are leaders in their respective industries. Our structure and history enable us to be a unique resource and flexible investment partner. As an evergreen entity, Rosewood is continually seeking to invest capital in companies that share our commitment to entrepreneurism, integrity, and sound business principles.