The acquisition of RoadSafe comes at an opportune time, just after the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law in December 2015. FAST provides long-term funding certainty for essential transportation projects like new highways and rail transit lines, and has resulted in railroad and utility companies increasingly outsourcing their traffic control requirements to trusted providers.ORIX USA Corporation ORIX USA provides innovative capital solutions that clients need to propel their business to the next level. Based in Dallas, ORIX USA has a team of more than 500 employees spanning nearly 20 offices across the U.S. and Brazil. ORIX USA and its family of companies offer investment capital and asset management services to clients in the corporate, real estate, municipal and energy sectors, while holding $6 billion of assets and managing an additional $29 billion, approximately. Its parent company, ORIX Corporation, is a Tokyo-based, publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 36 countries and regions worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York Stock Exchanges (IX). For more information on ORIX USA, visit www.orix.com. Mariner Investment Group, LLC Mariner Investment Group is an SEC-registered investment adviser that manages several direct and affiliated single and multi-strategy hedge funds, funds of funds and other alternative investments services. Founded in 1992, Mariner and its associated advisers employ approximately 155 people in New York, London, Tokyo, Seoul, Philadelphia, Dallas, Harrison (NY), Rowayton (CT), and Summit (NJ). www.marinerinvestment.com . IX Capital Partners - Private Equity IX Capital Partners - Private Equity, a division of Mariner Investment Group, LLC, makes direct equity investments to support growth and performance among established middle-market companies throughout North America, spanning a variety of industries including business services, retail, consumer, industrials, telecommunications and technology. IX Capital Partners - Private Equity is led by President and CEO Yoshiteru "Terry" Suzuki, who previously served as Co-CEO of Cerberus Japan, along with Managing Director Christopher Suan, who has joined IX Capital Partners from his position as ORIX USA's Chief Development Officer. Before joining ORIX USA, Suan was a Managing Director at KKR.
RoadSafe Traffic SystemsRoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of traffic safety and pavement marking services and products with branch offices located throughout the United States. www.roadsafetraffic.com