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The Riverside Company Acquires DMA Corporation

The Riverside Company Acquires DMA Corporation

The Riverside Company has acquired DMA Corporation, a provider of data analytics to financial institutions. DMA Corporation is a provider of profitability analytics and strategic data to banks and credit unions based in the US and Canada. DMA provides a suite of products that integrate management, finance, marketing, and sales to allow financial services providers…

Altus Closes Sale of Aqua-Chem

Altus Closes Sale of Aqua-Chem

Altus Capital Partners has sold Aqua-Chem, a maker of water purification products, to Crimson Investment.  Aqua-Chem was acquired by Altus and Aqua-Chem’s management in March 2006 from The Cleaver-Brooks Company. Aqua-Chem manufactures and provides water purification and heat transfer products and services to the military, pharmaceutical, energy, military and bottled water industries.  The company was…

Oak Hill Acquires Berlin Packaging from Investcorp

Oak Hill Acquires Berlin Packaging from Investcorp

Oak Hill Capital Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire Berlin Packaging, a supplier of rigid packaging products and services, from Investcorp for $1.43 billion.  Oak Hill is investing in partnership with Berlin Packaging’s current management team, led by Chairman and CEO Andrew Berlin.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter…

Audax Sells TriMark to Warburg Pincus

Audax Sells TriMark to Warburg Pincus

Audax Group has completed the sale of TriMark USA, a supplier of foodservice equipment, to Warburg Pincus.  Audax acquired TriMark from Bradford Equities in November 2006. TriMark USA is a provider of equipment and supplies to the restaurant, institutional, government, hospitality, entertainment, and other foodservice markets.  Products include kitchen equipment; kitchen supplies; dinnerware; glassware; flatware;…

Succession Capital Acquires Sienna Sky Jewelry

Succession Capital Acquires Sienna Sky Jewelry

Succession Capital has acquired Left Hand Studios (DBA Sienna Sky Jewelry), a manufacturer and distributor of fashion jewelry. Sienna Sky Jewelry distributes its fashion jewelry products, primarily earrings and necklaces, across the US under the Sienna Sky and Adajio Collection product lines. The company’s 650 products are sold online and through gift shops and boutique…

Huntington Invests in Envision Security

Huntington Invests in Envision Security

Huntington Capital has made a mezzanine investment in Envision Security, a provider of electronic security services. The investment was made through the firm’s third fund, Huntington Capital Fund III, LP. Envision Security provides both residential and commercial security systems. The company was founded by Darryl Johnson, the company’s CEO, in 2011 and to date has…

News

Too Much Money, Too Few Deals

Too Much Money, Too Few Deals

The private M&A market continues to be driven by a scarcity of attractive middle market businesses for sale and an abundance of debt financing available to their buyers, according to GF Data’s second quarter report. Overall valuations continued to be in ‘the mid-sixes,” averaging 6.4 Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) Adjusted EBITDA on transactions reported by…

BGL Adds HRO Industry Veteran as Managing Director

BGL Adds HRO Industry Veteran as Managing Director

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has added Clifford Sladnick to the firm as a new managing director. Mr. Sladnick expands BGL’s Business Services practice and will lead the firm’s effort in Human Capital Management Outsourcing. Mr. Sladnick’s 37-year career includes senior executive positions with public and private companies in the human resources outsourcing (HRO) industry. …

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

Onex Corporation, through its ONCAP II investment fund, has completed the sale of Car Wash Partners (DBA Mister Car Wash), the largest independent full-service car wash chain in the US, to Leonard Green & Partners. Mister Car Wash operates 134 car washes and 32 lube centers in 14 states across the country, making it the…

Sam Wright Joins CBIZ/MHM as Director in Transaction Advisory Services Group

Sam Wright Joins CBIZ/MHM as Director in Transaction Advisory Services Group

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann (MHM), a top ten provider of accounting services, has added Sam Wright to its team as a Director in the Transaction Advisory Services Group for the Private Equity Practice in New York.  Mr. Wright will have both client- and market-facing responsibilities, assisting with the expansion of the firm’s footprint in…

Vector Capital Hires New CFO

Vector Capital Hires New CFO

Vector Capital has hired Jim Murray as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Murray joins Vector after 14 years at Blum Capital, where he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Vector,” said Alex Slusky, Vector’s Chief Investment Officer. “Jim is a seasoned and thoughtful finance…

Matrix Advises Stevens on Sale to JH Whitney

Matrix Advises Stevens on Sale to JH Whitney

Matrix Capital Markets Group was the exclusive financial advisor to Stevens Manufacturing on its recent sale to J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. The transaction for Matrix was led by Mike Morrison, David Shoulders, William O’Flaherty and Pratik Thakral. “This is an excellent outcome for the company, its management team, its employees and its customers.  From prior…

New Platform

The Riverside Company Acquires DMA Corporation

The Riverside Company has acquired DMA Corporation, a provider of data analytics to financial institutions. DMA Corporation is a provider of profitability analytics and strategic data to banks and credit unions based in the US…

Oak Hill Acquires Berlin Packaging from Investcorp

Oak Hill Capital Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire Berlin Packaging, a supplier of rigid packaging products and services, from Investcorp for $1.43 billion.  Oak Hill is investing in partnership with Berlin Packaging’s…

Huntington Invests in Envision Security

Huntington Capital has made a mezzanine investment in Envision Security, a provider of electronic security services. The investment was made through the firm’s third fund, Huntington Capital Fund III, LP. Envision Security provides both residential…

Add-on

Succession Capital Acquires Sienna Sky Jewelry

Succession Capital has acquired Left Hand Studios (DBA Sienna Sky Jewelry), a manufacturer and distributor of fashion jewelry. Sienna Sky Jewelry distributes its fashion jewelry products, primarily earrings and necklaces, across the US under the…

Levine Leichtman Acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Global Franchise Group (GFG), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Hot Dog on a Stick. In February 2014, HDOS Enterprises – the owner of the Hot Dog on…

Longitude and NovaQuest Acquire California Cryobank

California Cryobank has been acquired by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. Equity for the transaction was provided by Longitude Venture Partners II, LP and NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III, LP. The transaction closed…

CI Capital Partners Acquires Best Uniforms

Galls, a distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market and a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired Best Uniforms, a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit…

Exit

Altus Closes Sale of Aqua-Chem

Altus Capital Partners has sold Aqua-Chem, a maker of water purification products, to Crimson Investment.  Aqua-Chem was acquired by Altus and Aqua-Chem’s management in March 2006 from The Cleaver-Brooks Company. Aqua-Chem manufactures and provides water…

Audax Sells TriMark to Warburg Pincus

Audax Group has completed the sale of TriMark USA, a supplier of foodservice equipment, to Warburg Pincus.  Audax acquired TriMark from Bradford Equities in November 2006. TriMark USA is a provider of equipment and supplies…

Blue Point Exits Callison

Blue Point Capital Partners has reached an agreement to sell its portfolio company, Callison, LLC, an architecture and interior design firm, to ARCADIS NV.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of…

KPS Sells Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals

KPS Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio company Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals for $1.3 billion in cash.  Completion of the transaction is expected during the fourth quarter. Waupaca Foundry, with…

Financing

Golub Backs Buy of California Cryobank

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of California Cryobank by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. “Golub Capital brought unique value to the…

Golub Backs Linden’s Buy of Spear

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead-Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of Spear Education by Linden Capital Partners. Spear Education is a provider of post-graduate dental education. The company provides…

GE Capital Backs Vista’s Acquisition of AGDATA

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing group served as administrative agent on $69 million of senior secured credit facilities to support the recent acquisition of AGDATA by Vista Equity Partners. GE Capital Markets served…

American Capital Backs TA Buy of Tectum

American Capital was the lead agent and investor on a second lien financing to support the recent acquisition by TA Associates of Tectum Holdings, a manufacturer of pickup truck accessories, from Kinderhook Industries.  American Capital…

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