Published July 07, 2011

Hadley Capital Acquires International Specialty Supply

By Scott Dickes

Hadley Capital, in partnership with Bob Rust, is pleased to announce a management buyout of International Specialty Supply (ISS). ISS is a global leader in the sprouts industry. ISS manufactures and sells a proprietary line of sprout growing equipment under the Sentrex Equipment brand, sells sprout seeds and other growing supplies to commercial sprout growers under the Prime Seed and ISS brands, and grows and sells sprouts through its Sungarden division.

ISS is Hadley Capital's second small company acquisition of 2011. We are very excited about partnering with Bob Rust to continue to grow the company's market leading position in the sprouts industry.

Eat your sprouts!

Scott Dickes - General Partner

Scott founded Hadley Capital in 1998 with the objective of bringing a professional investment strategy to the small company market. Scott has spent the better part of two decades financing and growing small companies. It’s in his blood … he grew up visiting small companies on family vacations with his dad who was also a small company investor.

Scott works with Gillinder Glass, S&S, Custom Label, Harris Seeds, ISS, and W.C. Rouse, and was previously the chairman of the board of Packaging Specialists, JRI Industries and Kelatron, all former Hadley Capital companies.

He enjoys traveling with his family, flying (instrument rated pilot), rock climbing, golf, paddle tennis, and water skiing. Scott recently took up beekeeping as a hobby.

Scott is a Trustee of the Hadley School for the Blind (no affiliation). He holds a BA from Duke University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scott and his wife have two teenage children.