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Vestar Buys Mouse Trap Maker Woodstream

Vestar Buys Mouse Trap Maker Woodstream

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Woodstream Corporation – a manufacturer and marketer of pest and animal control products – from Brockway Moran and CHS Capital. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. Woodstream’s product portfolio includes wild bird feeders, organic pest controls, rodent control products, wild animal controls,…

American Securities to Acquire Royal Adhesives

American Securities to Acquire Royal Adhesives

American Securities has agreed to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants from Arsenal Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in June of 2015. Royal Adhesives and Sealants, acquired by Arsenal in November 2010, is a producer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants and other formulated products used in aerospace and defense, construction, personal care,…

Argosy Sells Trico Equipment to Platinum

Argosy Sells Trico Equipment to Platinum

Argosy Private Equity has sold its portfolio company Trico Equipment to BlueLine Rental, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity.  Argosy first invested in Trico Equipment in October 2007. Trico Equipment is one of the largest independent aerial lift rental companies in the United States. The company rents, sells, repairs, and provides parts, preventive maintenance, inspections…

Cortec Group Acquires Urnex

Cortec Group Acquires Urnex

Cortec Group has acquired Urnex Brands, a maker of coffee machine cleaning products that are used in commercial and household applications. Urnex manufactures a portfolio of coffee machine cleaning, descaling and sanitizing products in a variety of forms – such as liquid, tablet, or powder – which are sold under the Urnex, Puro, and Full…

Sycamore Sells Jones New York to Leonard Green

Sycamore Sells Jones New York to Leonard Green

Sycamore Partners has sold Jones New York – one of many fashion brands it acquired in a December 2013 transaction with The Jones Group – to Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners.  In January 2015, Sycamore Partners announced that it was examining strategic alternatives for the Jones New York…

Charlesbank Exits OnCore

Charlesbank Exits OnCore

Charlesbank Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company OnCore Manufacturing, a provider of electronic manufacturing services, to NATEL Engineering Company. Charlesbank acquired OnCore from Golden Gate Capital and Celerity Partners in December 2010.   OnCore was formed by Golden Gate and Celerity through the merger of Nu Visions Manufacturing and Veritek Manufacturing in January 2008. Today,…

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Harvest Expands Structured Finance Team

Harvest Expands Structured Finance Team

Harvest Partners SCF, the structured capital group of Harvest Partners, has added three new members to its investment team with the hirings of Steve Duke, Caldwell Zimmerman, and April Blackmon Meyer. Harvest Partners SCF (HP SCF) targets private equity-like returns while assuming risks more characteristic of debt investments.  The group targets investments of $20 million…

ORIX Expands NY Leveraged Finance Team

ORIX Expands NY Leveraged Finance Team

ORIX USA has expanded its leveraged finance team with the hiring of Ben Harris as a new Director.  Mr. Harris will be responsible for new business development. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Harris was with Prospect Capital and previously worked in the sponsor finance unit of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Arcapita’s private…

Goldman: Insurers to Up Private Equity and Middle Market Lending Allocations

Goldman: Insurers to Up Private Equity and Middle Market Lending Allocations

Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) latest insurance survey, “Too Much Capital, Too Little Return,” reveals that while insurers believe the industry is well capitalized, finding attractive investments is challenging in an investment environment characterized by negative yields, tight spreads, and high equity prices. In response, according to the survey, insurers will increase allocations to less…

Svoboda Portfolio President Newest Managing Director

Svoboda Portfolio President Newest Managing Director

Tom Brooker has joined Svoboda Capital Partners as a Managing Director and Operating Partner. Mr. Brooker previously served as President and CEO of GPA Holdings, a marketer and value-added distributor of specialty printable substrates and a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital. “We are excited to have Tom join the Svoboda Capital team. He brings 35…

GE Backs Trinity Hunt’s Buy of America’s Auto Auction

GE Backs Trinity Hunt’s Buy of America’s Auto Auction

GE Capital has provided financing as part of an $88 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of America’s Auto Auction (AAA) by Trinity Hunt Partners.  CEO Ben Lange and CFO Dustin Miller will remain as shareholders of AAA and will continue to run the business. GE Capital Markets served as co-lead arranger and…

Boathouse Closes Fund II at $230 Million

Boathouse Closes Fund II at $230 Million

Boathouse Capital has held a final close on Boathouse Capital II at $230 million.  This is Boathouse Capital’s second SBIC fund. “We are thankful to our returning investors who have supported us from the outset and to our new investors with whom we look forward to building long-term relationships,” said Ken Jones, Managing Partner at…

New Platform

Vestar Buys Mouse Trap Maker Woodstream

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Woodstream Corporation – a manufacturer and marketer of pest and animal control products – from Brockway Moran and CHS Capital. The transaction is expected to close in the…

American Securities to Acquire Royal Adhesives

American Securities has agreed to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants from Arsenal Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in June of 2015. Royal Adhesives and Sealants, acquired by Arsenal in November 2010, is…

Cortec Group Acquires Urnex

Cortec Group has acquired Urnex Brands, a maker of coffee machine cleaning products that are used in commercial and household applications. Urnex manufactures a portfolio of coffee machine cleaning, descaling and sanitizing products in a…

Add-on

Azalea and Argosy Add-on to Ranger Aerospace

Azalea Capital and Argosy Private Equity and have added on to their Ranger AeroSystems platform with an investment in InTech Aerospace. InTech services and refurbishes heavy wear aircraft interior components such as seating, floor panels,…

Riverside Acquires Message On Hold Plus

Riverside is continuing the build of its Spectrio on-hold marketing messaging platform with the buy of Message On Hold Plus (MOHPlus). MOHPlus provides on-hold messaging at approximately 1,500 locations and it provides additional services including…

Audax Acquires Medical Measurement Systems

LABORIE Medical Technologies, a portfolio company of The Audax Group, has acquired Medical Measurement Systems a developer and distributor of medical diagnostic systems. “This is a very strategic acquisition for LABORIE,” said Brian Ellacott, LABORIE…

Brazos Continues the Build of BlackHawk

BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, a portfolio company of Brazos Private Equity Partners, has completed the acquisitions of Packaging, Inc. and Pioneer Tool Supply, the 11th and 12th add-on acquisitions completed by BlackHawk since its formation by…

Exit

Argosy Sells Trico Equipment to Platinum

Argosy Private Equity has sold its portfolio company Trico Equipment to BlueLine Rental, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity.  Argosy first invested in Trico Equipment in October 2007. Trico Equipment is one of the largest…

Sycamore Sells Jones New York to Leonard Green

Sycamore Partners has sold Jones New York – one of many fashion brands it acquired in a December 2013 transaction with The Jones Group – to Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a portfolio company of Leonard…

Charlesbank Exits OnCore

Charlesbank Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company OnCore Manufacturing, a provider of electronic manufacturing services, to NATEL Engineering Company. Charlesbank acquired OnCore from Golden Gate Capital and Celerity Partners in December 2010.   OnCore was…

DFW Exits Metanexgen

DFW Capital Partners has completed the sale Metanexgen, a marketing services company serving the life sciences industry, to Insignia Capital Group. DFW acquired Meta Pharmaceutical Services, a provider of data-driven email and direct mail marketing…

Financing

ORIX Expands NY Leveraged Finance Team

ORIX USA has expanded its leveraged finance team with the hiring of Ben Harris as a new Director.  Mr. Harris will be responsible for new business development. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Harris was…

GE Backs Trinity Hunt’s Buy of America’s Auto Auction

GE Capital has provided financing as part of an $88 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of America’s Auto Auction (AAA) by Trinity Hunt Partners.  CEO Ben Lange and CFO Dustin Miller will…

Babson Backs Wingate’s Add-On

Babson Capital Management has provided subordinated debt and made an equity co-investment to support Dunn Paper’s acquisition of the Specialty Mills business of Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW). Dunn Paper is a portfolio company of…

Riley Jumps into Senior Debt

B. Riley Financial has formed Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP) in partnership with Corporate Capital Trust, a business development company advised by CNL Financial Advisors Company, and KKR Credit Advisors. GACP will provide asset-based…

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