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Madison Dearborn Exits Ikaria

Madison Dearborn Exits Ikaria

Specialty biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire Ikaria, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn, for $2.3 billion.  The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2015. Ikaria, acquired by Madison Dearborn in the first quarter of 2014 for $1.6 billion, is a critical care company that develops and commercializes therapies…

Cressey Acquires Dental Services Group

Cressey Acquires Dental Services Group

Cressey & Company has acquired Dental Services Group (DSG), a dental laboratory network, from Boulder Capital and The Edgewater Funds.  DSG’s CEO Buddy Pickle and his management team will maintain their ownership positions in the company and remain in their management positions. “All of DSG looks forward enthusiastically to partnering with Cressey & Company as…

Birch Hill Acquires Industrial Division of Newalta

Birch Hill Acquires Industrial Division of Newalta

Birch Hill Equity Partners has acquired the Industrial Division of Newalta Corporation for $300 million in cash.  Upon closing of the purchase, the Industrial Division was re-named Terrapure Environmental.  Todd Moser, the Senior Vice President of the Industrial Division, will now lead Terrapure as its President and CEO. Terrapure Environmental provides a range of environmental…

Winona Invests in Fat Brain Toys

Winona Invests in Fat Brain Toys

Winona Capital has made an investment in Fat Brain Toys, a specialty and educational toy company founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Mark & Karen Carson. “After building up a solid foundation over the last 12 years, we are excited for the opportunity to expand our unique brand of toys with the help of…

H.I.G. Completes 4th Add-on for Harrison Gypsum

H.I.G. Completes 4th Add-on for Harrison Gypsum

Harrison Gypsum, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired J.A. Jack & Sons.  This is the fourth add-on acquisition that Harrison Gypsum has made since H.I.G. acquired the company in December 2012. J.A. Jack is a miner and processor of limestone products that are used in building products, glass, plaster, agriculture, animal nutrition, and…

Waud Invests in PSI Services

Waud Invests in PSI Services

Waud Capital Partners has made an investment in PSI Services, a provider of professional testing services to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and other certifying bodies. PSI provides talent assessments (of job-seeking candidates as well as employee development programs), licensure testing services (for government regulatory agencies), certification credentialing services (for professional associations),…

News

Linden Closes Fund 3 at $750 Million Hard Cap

Linden Closes Fund 3 at $750 Million Hard Cap

Healthcare focused private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has closed its third private equity fund, Linden Capital Partners III, LP at the oversubscribed hard cap of $750 million. The original target for the new fund was $600 million. Fundraising for the new fund took less than 3 months. “We are very fortunate for and appreciative…

TCF Capital Funding Backs Clearview Buy of Xcellence

TCF Capital Funding Backs Clearview Buy of Xcellence

Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lender TCF Capital Funding has provided a secured financing to support the acquisition of Xcellence, (DBA Xact Data Discovery) by Clearview Capital. This transaction closed in January 2015. Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is an international provider of discovery and data management services for law firms, corporations and government agencies. Services…

Victory Park Promotes Five

Victory Park Promotes Five

Middle market investment firm Victory Park Capital has promoted five Chicago-based investment professionals.  Advancing to Partner are Charles Asfour and Tom Affolter; advancing to Principal are Robert Goldstein and Tom Welch; and Geoff Mikelsons has been promoted to Vice President. Victory Park Capital invests from $10 million to $50 million per transaction in small cap…

HGGC Closes Fund 2 Above Target

HGGC Closes Fund 2 Above Target

Private equity firm HGGC – formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital – has held a final closing of its second fund, HGGC Fund II, LP, with total capital commitments of $1.33 billion, handily beating the target of $1 billion. Investors in the new fund include the usual cast of characters such as public and private pension…

SaaS Capital Closes Fund 2 at $58 Million

SaaS Capital Closes Fund 2 at $58 Million

SaaS Capital, a provider of debt-based growth capital for SaaS companies, has closed its second fund with $58 million in limited partner commitments. SaaS Capital’s first fund, which closed in May 2012, had $22.5 million in limited partner commitments and invested in 14 SaaS companies. “The $58 million, when paired with our bank line, will…

Arbor Sets Up Growth at Columbus Foods with New Senior Execs

Arbor Sets Up Growth at Columbus Foods with New Senior Execs

Columbus Foods, a portfolio company of Chicago-based Arbor Investments, has added two experienced food executives to its management team with the hirings of Joe Ennen as President and Michael Fox as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation.  Arbor Investments acquired Columbus Foods from Endeavour Capital in October 2012 by partnering with the company’s management…

New Platform

Cressey Acquires Dental Services Group

Cressey & Company has acquired Dental Services Group (DSG), a dental laboratory network, from Boulder Capital and The Edgewater Funds.  DSG’s CEO Buddy Pickle and his management team will maintain their ownership positions in the…

Birch Hill Acquires Industrial Division of Newalta

Birch Hill Equity Partners has acquired the Industrial Division of Newalta Corporation for $300 million in cash.  Upon closing of the purchase, the Industrial Division was re-named Terrapure Environmental.  Todd Moser, the Senior Vice President…

Winona Invests in Fat Brain Toys

Winona Capital has made an investment in Fat Brain Toys, a specialty and educational toy company founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Mark & Karen Carson. “After building up a solid foundation over the…

Add-on

H.I.G. Completes 4th Add-on for Harrison Gypsum

Harrison Gypsum, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired J.A. Jack & Sons.  This is the fourth add-on acquisition that Harrison Gypsum has made since H.I.G. acquired the company in December 2012. J.A. Jack…

Riverside Adds-on to Spectrio

Spectrio, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, has acquired Sound Marketing Concepts. This is the first add-on completed by Riverside since acquiring Spectrio in October 2014 from SJ Partners. Sound Marketing Concepts (SMC) provides…

Arsenal Adds-on Again with Buy of IPS Polymer

Accella Performance Materials, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired IPS Polymer Systems, a manufacturer of polyurethane and polyurea products. IPS Polymer Systems serves a wide variety of industries and has more than…

Saw Mill Acquires Steel Storage Europe

Janus International Group, a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital, has acquired Steel Storage Europe Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and installer of self-storage systems. This transaction was completed in December 2014 through Janus International UK.…

Exit

Madison Dearborn Exits Ikaria

Specialty biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire Ikaria, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn, for $2.3 billion.  The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2015. Ikaria, acquired by Madison…

Revelstoke Exits Accelecare Wound Centers

Revelstoke Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Accelecare Wound Centers to Healogics, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Accelecare is the second largest provider of wound care services in the United States.…

Brazos Sells Healthcare Solutions to Catamaran

Brazos Private Equity Partners has agreed to sell its portfolio company Healthcare Solutions to Catamaran Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRX), a provider of pharmacy benefit management services, for $405 million in cash.  Brazos first invested in Healthcare Solutions…

Hanesbrands to Acquire Merit Portfolio Company

Knights Apparel, a seller of licensed collegiate apparel and a portfolio company of Merit Capital Partners, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Hanesbrands for approximately $200 million. The transaction will combine Knights…

Financing

TCF Capital Funding Backs Clearview Buy of Xcellence

Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lender TCF Capital Funding has provided a secured financing to support the acquisition of Xcellence, (DBA Xact Data Discovery) by Clearview Capital. This transaction closed in January 2015. Xact Data…

Golub Backs Frazier Buy of Apex Foot

Golub Capital was the Sole Bookrunner, Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of Apex Foot Health Industries by Orthotic Holdings, a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare. “Golub Capital’s…

TCF Continues to Back LaSalle’s Security Roll-up

TCF Capital Funding – the Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lending division of TCF National Bank – has provided two additional facility increases to its existing secured financing to support United American Security in its…

GE Antares Backs Another Snow Phipps Acquisition

GE Antares was the administrative agent on a $66 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Cascade Drilling Environmental Services, a portfolio company of Emigrant Capital since 2009, by Snow Phipps Group.…

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