Thompson Street Capital Partners Portfolio Company Alpaca Audiology Acquires Affiliated Audiology Centers, Inc.

ST. LOUIS (September 21, 2018) – Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, announced today that its portfolio company, Alpaca Audiology, has acquired Little Rock, Arkansas-based Affiliated Audiology Centers, Inc. (Affiliated). The Company is a medically focused provider of customized hearing solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Affiliated (www.aachearingdoctors.com) services include: hearing analysis, lifestyle analysis (to determine exact needs) and an in-depth discussion of hearing aid options and warranties. The Company offers a technologically advanced line of hearing devices that include its iQ line of product families – Muse™ iQ, Halo® iQ and SoundLens Synergy® iQ. In addition, Affiliated features a full selection of hearing accessories including premium batteries; custom ear molds for hearing aids, iPods and MP3s; water protection ear plugs; noise protection; and mobile device connectors.

Affiliated Audiology Centers, Inc. serves the Little Rock and Jackson, Arkansas metro areas and will add extended geographical reach to the Alpaca Audiology platform.

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