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Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners LLC has made an equity investment in LEHR Inc., a manufacturer of propane-powered engines and tools for home and commercial uses.

Neither the amount invested nor the ownership percentage taken by Solis was announced.

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Solis, led by Managing Director Dan Lubeck, typically makes investments “between $2 million and $20 million to acquire at least a 50% interest in companies,” according to its website. It looks for companies that have revenues between $15 million and $100 million.

LEHR was founded in 2004 by Bernardo Herzer, whose background includes sailing from a young age and working as captain and owner of oceanographic research vessels. Herzer currently serves as chief executive.

LEHR has its headquarters and a research and development center in Los Angeles. It focuses on making “environmentally friendly” engines and tools. It had about 50 employees as of late 2013.