Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN) is a holding company owning subsidiaries and investments engaged in several diverse business activities, including cinema products and services, digital signage, advertising, insurance, reinsurance, and investment management services. Assets include both wholly owned businesses and partial investments in public and private companies.

Portfolio Companies

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc.

Strong/MDI is one of the leading cinema screen manufacturers in the world. Strong/MDI produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.

Strong Technical Services (STS)

STS offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.


Convergent provides customers with digital signage solutions through its “Digital Signage as a Service” (DSaaS) model. The DSaaS model incorporates design, installation and 24/7 monitoring of on-site hardware and content for customers. The Company serves customers in a diverse range of verticals including banking, retail, corporate communications and more. Convergent has offices in Alpharetta, GA and Toronto, Ontario.

Strong Outdoor

Strong Outdoor is an out-of-home media company that sells advertising space on traditional and premium taxicab tops in New York City and other growing markets. In addition, Strong Outdoor provides experiential marketing services. Strong Outdoor is headquartered in Manhattan, New York.


1347 Property Insurance Holdings

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. is implementing business plans to operate as a diversified insurance, reinsurance and investment management holding company and is incorporated in Delaware. The Company endeavors to make opportunistic and value-oriented investments in insurance, reinsurance and related businesses. The Company’s principal business operations are conducted through its subsidiaries and affiliates. The Company also provides investment management services to unaffiliated companies.

Itasca Capital

Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSX Venture: ICL) is a Canadian Investment company. Itasca is invested in 1347 Investors, LLC through Class A preference shares. 1347 Investors, LLC holds an investment in Limbach Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LMB).


Firefly connects cities with its dynamic smart media platform. The company works with taxi companies and rideshare drivers to install its proprietary advertising displays atop their vehicles, providing an additional revenue stream to maximize their drive time. Firefly’s technology delivers the right message at the right time, cutting through the noise of a booming space and leading to highly effective campaign-engagement.