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Providence Acquires VendorSafe Technologies

Providence Acquires VendorSafe Technologies

Providence Equity Partners has acquired VendorSafe Technologies, a provider of cloud-managed IT security services.  Upon closing of the transaction, the VendorSafe board of directors has named Kevin Watson, a Providence Equity Senior Advisor and cyber security industry veteran, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. VendorSafe is a provider of cloud-managed IT security services that…

Harbour Group Acquires Atlas Homewares

Harbour Group Acquires Atlas Homewares

Top Knobs USA, a portfolio company of the Harbour Group, has acquired Atlas Homewares. Atlas Homewares provides decorative hardware products, including cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, bath accessories, house numbers, and switch plates.  Atlas was founded by Adrienne Morea and is based in Los Angeles (www.atlashomewares.com). “Adrienne is the quintessential entrepreneur,” said Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s…

Eureka Growth Acquires Jansy Packaging

Eureka Growth Acquires Jansy Packaging

Jansy Packaging, a provider of specialty packaging for branded consumer products companies, has been acquired by Eureka Growth Capital.  As part of the transaction, Jansy’s management team will retain an equity stake in the company. Jansy Packaging is a full-service provider of packaging design, engineering, manufacturing, and production services.  The company maintains a growing list…

BRS Sells Airxcel to One Rock

BRS Sells Airxcel to One Rock

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) has sold its portfolio company Airxcel, a manufacturer of climate control products, to One Rock Capital Partners.  BRS acquired Airxcel in August 2005. “BRS has been an excellent partner. For almost a decade, we have worked together to dramatically increase Airxcel’s profitability and improve its growth prospects and competitive…

Peak Rock Acquires Main Steel

Peak Rock Acquires Main Steel

Peak Rock Capital has acquired Main Steel Polishing Company, a specialty metals processing company, from Shale-Inland. Main Steel Polishing Company is a processor and polisher of stainless steel, aluminum, and nickel alloys.  The company’s products are used in a range of markets, including transportation, fabrication, petrochemical and food service.  The company has a network of…

Arlington Capital Exits Micron Technologies

Arlington Capital Exits Micron Technologies

Arlington Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Micron Technologies, a provider of micronization services to the pharmaceutical industry, to Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Arlington Capital acquired Micron in March 2013. “Micron is a trusted partner to global pharma and a strategic provider of critical solubility enhancement services for many of the industry’s leading commercial pharmaceuticals…

News

Consumer Retail Executive Joins Breakwater

Consumer Retail Executive Joins Breakwater

Breakwater Investment Management has added Deborah Benton as a Partner to its investment team.  Ms. Benton’s first role will be to serve as a strategic advisor to the board of directors of Breakwater’s portfolio company Planet Blue, a California-based lifestyle retailer and fashion brand. “I am extremely proud to welcome Deborah Benton to Breakwater,” said…

Lincoln Adds to Industrials Expertise

Lincoln Adds to Industrials Expertise

Lincoln International has hired Phillip McCreanor as Managing Director in its Global Industrials investment banking practice.  Mr. McCreanor will be based in the firm’s London office. “The addition of Phil McCreanor seamlessly expands and deepens our industrials expertise while also highlighting Lincoln’s continued investment in growing our UK presence,” said Jim Lawson, Chairman of Lincoln…

Debt in the Driver’s Seat

Debt in the Driver’s Seat

While middle-market valuation multiples are near or at historic highs, according to GF Data’s third-quarter report, the current environment is set apart by the origin of the frothiness.  “In the twelve-year history of our data base,” said GF Data CEO Andrew Greenberg, “We’ve never seen a market in which equity values have been driven by…

Sterling Expands Business Development Team

Sterling Expands Business Development Team

Sterling Investment Partners has expanded its business development team with the hiring of David Kahn as Managing Director of Business Development. In partnership with Amy Weisman, Director of Business Development at Sterling for the past 14 years, Mr. Kahn will be responsible for identifying, originating and qualifying new investment opportunities and managing this effort across…

CIT Back Clearlake’s Buy of AmQuip Crane

CIT Back Clearlake’s Buy of AmQuip Crane

CIT Group was the Joint Lead Arranger on a $225 million senior secured credit facility for Clearlake Capital Group that was used to acquire AmQuip Crane Rental, a lifting equipment provider, from an investor group including Altpoint Capital Partners. “We’re pleased to finance Clearlake Capital’s acquisition of AmQuip Crane Rental, a company that has been…

Wellspring Picks GE Antares to Finance Buy of Qualitor

Wellspring Picks GE Antares to Finance Buy of Qualitor

GE Antares is serving as administrative agent on a $93 million senior secured credit facility to support the recent acquisition of Qualitor by Wellspring Capital Management.  In addition to the senior debt, GE Antares provided a minority equity investment. Qualitor is a supplier of aftermarket safety and wear parts including wiper blades and auto care…

New Platform

Providence Acquires VendorSafe Technologies

Providence Equity Partners has acquired VendorSafe Technologies, a provider of cloud-managed IT security services.  Upon closing of the transaction, the VendorSafe board of directors has named Kevin Watson, a Providence Equity Senior Advisor and cyber…

Eureka Growth Acquires Jansy Packaging

Jansy Packaging, a provider of specialty packaging for branded consumer products companies, has been acquired by Eureka Growth Capital.  As part of the transaction, Jansy’s management team will retain an equity stake in the company.…

Peak Rock Acquires Main Steel

Peak Rock Capital has acquired Main Steel Polishing Company, a specialty metals processing company, from Shale-Inland. Main Steel Polishing Company is a processor and polisher of stainless steel, aluminum, and nickel alloys.  The company’s products…

Add-on

Harbour Group Acquires Atlas Homewares

Top Knobs USA, a portfolio company of the Harbour Group, has acquired Atlas Homewares. Atlas Homewares provides decorative hardware products, including cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, bath accessories, house numbers, and switch plates.  Atlas was founded…

Svoboda Acquires Northwest Fastener

Monroe Engineering, a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners, has acquired Northwest Fastener Sales. Northwest Fastener Sales is a distributor of industrial fasteners, components and hardware. The company sells its products to a range of…

Audax Acquires TDI Power

Astrodyne Corporation, an Audax Group portfolio company, has acquired TDI Power from private owners. Audax Group acquired Astrodyne from American Capital in April 2008. TDI Power designs and manufactures power supplies and systems that are…

Topspin Partners Acquires Onaroo

Patch Products, a toy company acquired by Topspin Partners in September 2014, has acquired the Onaroo brand of night lights and alarm clocks for children from American Innovative. The buy of the Onaroo brand allows…

Exit

BRS Sells Airxcel to One Rock

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) has sold its portfolio company Airxcel, a manufacturer of climate control products, to One Rock Capital Partners.  BRS acquired Airxcel in August 2005. “BRS has been an excellent partner.…

Arlington Capital Exits Micron Technologies

Arlington Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Micron Technologies, a provider of micronization services to the pharmaceutical industry, to Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Arlington Capital acquired Micron in March 2013. “Micron is a trusted partner…

TSG Exits Garden Protein

Pinnacle Foods has entered into an agreement to acquire Garden Protein International, a maker of food using plant-based protein and sold under the brand name Gardein™, from Founder and President Yves Potvin and TSG Consumer…

MidOcean to Exit GK Holdings to Rhône Capital

MidOcean Partners has agreed to sell Global Knowledge, a worldwide corporate training company, to Rhône Capital. MidOcean first invested in Global Knowledge in October 2011. Global Knowledge is the largest worldwide provider of authorized training…

Financing

CIT Back Clearlake’s Buy of AmQuip Crane

CIT Group was the Joint Lead Arranger on a $225 million senior secured credit facility for Clearlake Capital Group that was used to acquire AmQuip Crane Rental, a lifting equipment provider, from an investor group…

Wellspring Picks GE Antares to Finance Buy of Qualitor

GE Antares is serving as administrative agent on a $93 million senior secured credit facility to support the recent acquisition of Qualitor by Wellspring Capital Management.  In addition to the senior debt, GE Antares provided…

TCF Backs Latest Superior Add-on

TCF Capital Funding has provided $18.5 million of secured financing to support the refinancing of Rostra Precision Controls, and to finance the add-on acquisition of Vehicle Safety Manufacturing.  Rostra is a portfolio company of Detroit-based…

LLCP Recaps Smith with Bank of Ireland

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has recapitalized its portfolio company Smith System Driver Improvement Institute through a new $35 million senior credit facility provided by the Bank of Ireland.  Proceeds of the transaction were used to…

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