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TA Associates Makes Majority Investment in Tectum

TA Associates Makes Majority Investment in Tectum

TA Associates has completed a majority investment in Tectum Holdings (THI), a manufacturer of pickup truck accessories and a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries.  Kinderhook will maintain a significant minority interest in THI and will continue to participate on the company’s board of directors. Tectum is a manufacturer of branded light duty truck tonneau covers,…

Warburg Pincus Acquires Z-Safety Systems

Warburg Pincus Acquires Z-Safety Systems

Total Safety, a provider of safety and compliance services and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has acquired Z-Safety Systems (DBA Z-Monitoring) from Z-Group.  Warburg Pincus acquired Total Safety in 2011. Z-Monitoring is the designer and engineer of the Z-Monitoring Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System – a safety system that monitors and communicates with confined…

Graham Partners Acquires HemaSource

Graham Partners Acquires HemaSource

Graham Partners has acquired HemaSource Holdings, a disposable medical products distributor. HemaSource is a distributor of disposable medical products and other medical items used in the blood therapies markets. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada through its network of distribution centers located in the…

Monomoy Acquires Continental-Midland

Monomoy Acquires Continental-Midland

Monomoy Capital Partners has acquired Cont-Mid Group and Tiffin Holdings (together CMG), a manufacturer of metal fasteners, from the Kaminski family that has owned and operated the business over the past 10 years.  Monomoy acquired CMG through its second fund, Monomoy Capital Partners II, LP. “We are excited to welcome CMG to the Monomoy family…

Encore Consumer Capital Acquires Butter LONDON

Encore Consumer Capital Acquires Butter LONDON

Encore Consumer Capital has made a majority investment in Butter LONDON, a women’s cosmetics brand. Butter LONDON was founded in 2005 by Sasha Muir, a British entrepreneur, who built the company into an influential, high-design, nail lacquer brand. Today, the company’s product line includes eye, lip, face, and nail color cosmetics. Butter LONDON sells through…

Vista Acquires AGDATA from SFW Capital

Vista Acquires AGDATA from SFW Capital

AGDATA, a provider of data and analytics used by agricultural, crop protection and animal health manufacturers, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. AGDATA was previously a portfolio company of SFW Capital Partners. AGDATA is a provider of data and analytics to agricultural, crop protection and animal health manufacturers throughout the US and Canada. AGDATA…

News

Kinderhook Hits 23x on Sale of Tectum

Kinderhook Hits  23x on Sale of Tectum

Kinderhook Industries has sold a majority stake in Tectum Holdings (THI), a manufacturer of pickup truck accessories, to TA Associates.  Kinderhook will maintain a significant minority interest in THI and will continue to participate on the company’s board of directors. THI has been a portfolio company of Kinderhook’s since 2007 and the sale, including prior…

American Capital Has Big First Half of 2014

American Capital Has Big First Half of 2014

American Capital has had a busy first half of 2014.  For the first six months of this year the firm, along with its affiliate European Capital, has invested over $225 million in seven new portfolio companies. The seven new investments were led by American Capital and European Capital offices in the United States and Europe…

New Capital Partners Closes Fund 3 at Hard Cap

New Capital Partners Closes Fund 3 at Hard Cap

New Capital Partners (NCP) has held a final closing of its third private equity fund, New Capital Partners Private Equity Fund III L.P., with $232 million of committed capital.  The fund was significantly oversubscribed, surpassing its $200 million target and reached its fundraising hard cap.  New Capital Partners initiated fundraising for its new fund in…

TriArtisan Capital Hires Scott Lemone

TriArtisan Capital Hires Scott Lemone

Scott Lemone, an investment banker with over 25 years’ experience raising capital for retailers, has joined TriArtisan Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan.  Mr. Lemone will lead the firm’s investment activity in retailing. “Scott has an outstanding background and knowledge of retailing that will be of great value in identifying opportunities…

Energy Executive Joins Avista Capital

Energy Executive Joins Avista Capital

Graham Whaling has joined Avista Capital Partners as an Industry Executive focused on energy investments. Mr. Whaling has more than 35 years of experience in a range of roles throughout the energy sector and most recently he was Chief Executive Officer of Parkman Whaling, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm that he co-founded…

Asenti Diligence Partners Hires New Senior Manager

Asenti Diligence Partners Hires New Senior Manager

Asenti Diligence Partners, a national consulting firm providing financial and accounting due diligence services to middle-market investors, has expanded its presence in Cleveland with the hiring of Josh Melitschka, as a senior manager.  Mr. Melitschka joins Asenti Diligence Partners’ newly established office in downtown Cleveland. Mr. Melitschka’s experience spans more than twelve years, including seven…

New Platform

TA Associates Makes Majority Investment in Tectum

TA Associates has completed a majority investment in Tectum Holdings (THI), a manufacturer of pickup truck accessories and a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries.  Kinderhook will maintain a significant minority interest in THI and will…

Graham Partners Acquires HemaSource

Graham Partners has acquired HemaSource Holdings, a disposable medical products distributor. HemaSource is a distributor of disposable medical products and other medical items used in the blood therapies markets. The company is headquartered in Salt…

Monomoy Acquires Continental-Midland

Monomoy Capital Partners has acquired Cont-Mid Group and Tiffin Holdings (together CMG), a manufacturer of metal fasteners, from the Kaminski family that has owned and operated the business over the past 10 years.  Monomoy acquired…

Add-on

Warburg Pincus Acquires Z-Safety Systems

Total Safety, a provider of safety and compliance services and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has acquired Z-Safety Systems (DBA Z-Monitoring) from Z-Group.  Warburg Pincus acquired Total Safety in 2011. Z-Monitoring is the designer…

Harbour Acquires Holman Boiler and Affiliated Power

Cleaver-Brooks, a portfolio company of the Harbour Group, has acquired Holman Boiler Works and Affiliated Power Services.  Both companies are Texas-based boiler sales and service providers. “These are two outstanding companies.” said Jeff Fox, Chairman…

Svoboda Capital Acquires Cogniserv

Databank IMX, a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners, has acquired Cogniserv, a document scanning company.  The transaction is the fifth add-on acquisition for Databank since Svoboda first invested in the company in January 2011.…

Riverside Acquires Dean Alert

The Riverside Company has acquired PearServe (DBA DEAN Alert) as the fifth add-on to its Emergency Communications Network (ECN) platform. DEAN Alert provides time-sensitive warnings, information about natural disasters, and other vital information to citizens,…

Exit

North Castle to Sell Ignite to Newell Rubbermaid

North Castle Partners has entered into an agreement to sell Ignite USA, a developer and marketer of thermal mugs, to Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) for a purchase price of $308 million.  North Castle invested in…

Genstar Completes Sale of Evolution1 To WEX

Genstar Capital has completed the previously announced sale of Evolution1, a provider of health payments and technology, to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) for $532.5 million. Evolution1 provides healthcare software and payment solutions that administer and…

RLJ Equity Partners Exits Media Source

RLJ Equity Partners, an affiliate of The RLJ Companies, has completed the sale of its portfolio company Media Source.  RLJ Equity Partners acquired Media Source from the Riverside Company in 2011. Media Source (MSI) is a…

Saw Mill Capital Exits Jason

Saw Mill Capital has sold its portfolio company Jason Incorporated to Quinpario Acquisition Corp. which later changed its name to Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN).  Prior to the sale, Jason was owned by a group of…

Financing

Abacus Backs Latest Buy of Wafra Partners

Abacus Finance Group was the Administrative Agent and Sole Lead Arranger for $19 million in senior secured credit facilities to support the acquisition of Atronix, a provider of cable assemblies, by Wafra Partners. Abacus team…

Yukon Backs Latest Buy of Revelstoke

Yukon Partners has provided subordinated debt and equity to support the acquisition of Schryver Medical by Revelstoke Capital Partners. The management team of Schryver will continue to own a minority interest in the company. “We…

Golub Capital Backs ILC Industries Refinance

Golub Capital was the Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on a $330 million senior credit facility to support the refinancing of ILC Industries, a portfolio company of Behrman Capital. ILC Industries, which…

Monroe Capital Backs Caltius Portfolio Company

Monroe Capital has provided a $14 million senior secured credit facility to support the recapitalization of Starpoint Health, a portfolio company of Caltius Equity Partners. Starpoint is an ambulatory surgery center operator, managing a number…

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