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Incline Equity Invests in BCI Burke

Incline Equity Invests in BCI Burke

Lower middle market private equity firm Incline Equity Partners has made an investment in BCI Burke Company, a playground equipment company. “Burke has an impressive history with a proven ability to garner market share.  Our investment will build upon this foundation to further grow and strengthen the company,” said Wali Bacdayan, a Partner with Incline.…

Berkshire Partners Acquires The Rockport Company

Berkshire Partners Acquires The Rockport Company

Berkshire Partners and New Balance have signed an agreement to purchase The Rockport Company from the Adidas Group.  The Rockport Company is a designer and marketer of dress and casual shoes for men and women. The transaction is expected to close later in 2015. The Rockport Company currently distributes men and women’s footwear to more…

Kidd & Company Acquires Nexcore

Kidd & Company Acquires Nexcore

Kidd & Company has sponsored the recapitalization of Nexcore Technology, a medical device contract manufacturer, in partnership with its founder and CEO Milton Frank. “We are delighted to be partnering with Milt and his team to build on the terrific foundation they have created over the last 15 years, and together we plan to continue…

Revelstoke Acquires Encore Rehab from Glencoe Capital

Revelstoke Acquires Encore Rehab from Glencoe Capital

Revelstoke Capital Partners has acquired Encore Rehabilitation Services from Glencoe Capital which first invested in the company in December 2012. Encore Rehabilitation Services is a regional provider of rehabilitative therapy services (physical, occupational and speech) and compliance and revenue cycle support services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and home health agencies. The company…

Beekman Buys Direct Connect

Beekman Buys Direct Connect

The Beekman Group has acquired Direct Connect Holdings, a provider of credit and debit card payment processing services, in partnership with Matt Clyne, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “Our interest in merchant service providers began a year ago and our search focused on businesses that were capitalizing on several exciting and value-added trends…

Boathouse and Olympic Valley Acquire Velocity Network Solutions

Boathouse and Olympic Valley Acquire Velocity Network Solutions

Cal Net Technology Group, a portfolio company of Boathouse Capital and Olympic Valley Capital, has acquired Velocity Network Solutions.  Boathouse, in partnership with Olympic Valley, first invested in Cal Net in November 2013. Cal Net Technology Group is a regional IT managed service provider serving small- and medium-sized businesses in Southern California. Cal Net targets…

News

Caspian Closes Second Fund Above Target

Caspian Closes Second Fund Above Target

Caspian Private Equity has held a final close of Caspian Private Equity II, LP (CPE II) with $242 million of commitments. This is well above them firm’s initial fundraising target of $200 million. The new fund was raised from 85 limited partners. CPE II makes direct non-control equity investments primarily in US-based lower middle market…

JMI Equity Announces New General Partners

JMI Equity Announces New General Partners

Software and services investor JMI Equity has promoted Matt Emery, David Greenberg and Bob Nye, to General Partner. “We are very pleased to announce the promotions of Matt, David and Bob, all of whom have been with the firm for almost a decade, driving our sourcing efforts and rising up through the ranks as among…

Leeds Equity Promotes Five

Leeds Equity Promotes Five

Leeds Equity Partners has promoted Scott VanHoy to Managing Director, Eric Geveda and Christopher Mairs to Principal, Kevin Malone to Vice President and Doug Saidenberg to Associate. Leeds Equity Partners invests exclusively in the education, training and information services industries.  The firm was founded by Jeffrey Leeds and Robert Bernstein in 1993.  Leeds’ Advisory Board…

Mill City Adds New VP of Finance

Mill City Adds New VP of Finance

Mill City Capital has added Angela Wood to its team as Vice President of Finance.  She has more than 14 years of tax and accounting experience serving investment funds and their portfolio companies. Ms. Wood was previously a Senior Tax Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Minneapolis where she was involved with tax structuring,…

GoldPoint Closes 5th Co-Investment Fund

GoldPoint Closes 5th Co-Investment Fund

GoldPoint Partners, a private equity affiliate of New York Life Investments, has held a closing of its fifth equity co-investment fund, GoldPoint Partners Co-Investment V, LP, with $675 million of commitments, a 50 percent increase from its prior fund. The new fund will continue GoldPoint’s strategy of partnering with private equity sponsors by providing from $10 million…

Lutz M&A Acquires Corporate Ventures

Lutz M&A Acquires Corporate Ventures

With the acquisition of mergers and acquisitions advisor Corporate Ventures, Omaha-based Lutz M&A has brought together two of the area’s most prominent names and expanded its service capabilities for business owners seeking M&A advisory services. Lutz is an accounting and professional services firm based in Omaha with approximately 150 professionals.  The firm’s service offerings include…

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Incline Equity Invests in BCI Burke

Lower middle market private equity firm Incline Equity Partners has made an investment in BCI Burke Company, a playground equipment company. “Burke has an impressive history with a proven ability to garner market share.  Our…

Berkshire Partners Acquires The Rockport Company

Berkshire Partners and New Balance have signed an agreement to purchase The Rockport Company from the Adidas Group.  The Rockport Company is a designer and marketer of dress and casual shoes for men and women.…

Kidd & Company Acquires Nexcore

Kidd & Company has sponsored the recapitalization of Nexcore Technology, a medical device contract manufacturer, in partnership with its founder and CEO Milton Frank. “We are delighted to be partnering with Milt and his team…

Add-on

Boathouse and Olympic Valley Acquire Velocity Network Solutions

Cal Net Technology Group, a portfolio company of Boathouse Capital and Olympic Valley Capital, has acquired Velocity Network Solutions.  Boathouse, in partnership with Olympic Valley, first invested in Cal Net in November 2013. Cal Net…

CI Capital Partners Acquires Tech Air

Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired McGinnis Welding Supply. McGinnis Welding Supply is a distributor of industrial, specialty and medical gases.…

Ampersand and Ironwood Acquire Nutritional Labs

Elite One Source Nutrisciences, a portfolio company of Ampersand Capital Partners, has acquired Nutritional Labs International.  Ironwood Capital provided subordinated debt and equity to support the transaction. Nutritional Labs International (NLI) is a contract manufacturer…

Z Capital Acquires ACCEL Performance Group

Z Capital Partners, through its portfolio company MSDP Group, has acquired automotive aftermarket parts maker ACCEL Performance Group. ACCEL is a performance aftermarket parts manufacturer of digital fuel injection systems, fuel injectors, coils, distributors, caps,…

Exit

Pegasus Sells Climatec to Bosch

Pegasus Capital Advisors has completed the sale of Climatec, a provider of building automation and energy management services, to Robert Bosch North America Corporation (RBNA).  Pegasus acquired Climatec in April 2012. Climatec, founded in 1975,…

Sycamore Partners Sells Stuart Weitzman to Coach

Sycamore Partners has signed an agreement to sell Stuart Weitzman, a designer and manufacturer of women’s luxury footwear, to Coach, Inc. for approximately $530 million.  Coach will also make up to $44 million in contingent…

Mason Wells Exits Paris Presents

Mason Wells has closed the sale of Paris Presents, a provider of branded personal care products, to Wasserstein & Co. Paris Presents was a portfolio company of Mason Wells Buyout Fund III, LP. Paris Presents…

Falfurrias to Sell Dorsey Wright to NASDAQ

Falfurrias Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its ownership interest in Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a provider of investment data analytics, to NASDAQ for $225 million.  The transaction is expected to close in…

Financing

CIT Leads Dividend Recap for SunTx

CIT was the lead agent on a $76 million senior secured credit facility to Construction Partners, a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners. Proceeds of the facility were used to refinance equipment and real estate-related…

Seabury Group Launches New Merchant Bank

Advisory and professional services firm Seabury Group has launched a new merchant banking platform within its Seabury Corporate Finance operating subsidiary.  The new merchant bank will pursue minority equity investing, private debt financing and commercial…

McCourt Global Launches New Lender

MGG Investment Group, a specialty finance group focused on direct lending, has been launched by MG Capital, the investment arm of McCourt Global.  McCourt Global has provided a $200 million initial commitment and additional working…

LBC Credit Backs Littlejohn Dividend Recap

LBC Credit Partners was the Administrative Agent and Sole Lead Arranger on a senior secured credit facility totaling $83 million to support the recapitalization of C&K Components, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co.  Debt…

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