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Yorkshire Equity Acquires Dry Systems Technologies

Yorkshire Equity Acquires Dry Systems Technologies

Yorkshire Equity has acquired the assets of Dry Systems Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources. Yorkshire’s purchase was made in partnership with Ron Eberhart, the chief executive officer of DST. DST is a maker of diesel engine emission control products and after treatment technologies that are used in the mining, extraction and tunneling…

BelHealth Exits Aureus Health Services

BelHealth Exits Aureus Health Services

BelHealth Investment Partners has sold its portfolio company Aureus Health Services to Meijer, a regional hypermarket chain headquartered in Michigan. Aureus, acquired by BelHealth in December 2012, is a specialty pharmacy and health services company that provides prescription drugs, nutritional supplements and therapy management services to patients, families, and medical professionals in treating a range…

Kinderhook’s Lodis Merges with American Belt

Kinderhook’s Lodis Merges with American Belt

Lodis Accessories, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has merged with The American Belt Company and the combined company has been renamed American Accessories. Lodis Accessories, acquired by Kinderhook in January 2006, is a supplier of fashion accessories for men and women, including clutches, belts, wallets, brief bags, handbags and travel accessories. Lodis’ products are…

Levine Leichtman Invests in Allied Aerofoam

Levine Leichtman Invests in Allied Aerofoam

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has made an investment in Allied Aerofoam Products.  The investment in Allied Aerofoam will be made out of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, LP and LLCP Co-Investment Fund, LP. Allied Aerofoam is a fabricator of niche foam products that are used in an array of end-markets and applications…

LLR Invests in CompoSecure

LLR Invests in CompoSecure

LLR Partners has invested in CompoSecure, a designer and manufacturer of financial cards used by affluent customers of credit card issuers. The new investment from LLR will be used to finance an expansion of sales and marketing and for new product development. CompoSecure’s flagship products are laser engravable ID cards and luxury metal cards that…

DWHP Exits Health and Safety Institute

DWHP Exits Health and Safety Institute

DW Healthcare Partners (DWHP) has sold its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), to The Riverside Company.  This is the second bite of the apple for Riverside as the firm was the owner of HSI before its sale to DWHP in August 2012.  Riverside acquired the company that became HSI when it purchased American…

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Bookend Capital Launched in New York

Bookend Capital Launched in New York

Alexander Panos has launched Bookend Capital to invest in companies active in the branded consumer products sector.  Mr. Panos was previously a General Partner and Managing Director at TSG Consumer Partners, and a member of its investment committee.  He left the firm in October 2014 with the desire to launch a new firm to invest…

Altamont Capital Lures Consumer Products Pro

Altamont Capital Lures Consumer Products Pro

Altamont Capital Partners has hired Todd Lachman as a new Operating Partner. Mr. Lachman will focus on investment opportunities in the consumer sector, with a particular focus on consumer packaged goods.  Mr. Lachman has 25-years of experience in consumer products with specific experience in pet care, confectionery, food, and household goods. “We are thrilled to…

CIT Backs Buy of J.Jill by Towerbrook

CIT Backs Buy of J.Jill by Towerbrook

CIT Corporate Finance was the Administrative Agent on a $40 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility for TowerBrook Capital Partners to facilitate the acquisition of a majority stake in J.Jill, a multi-channel retailer of women’s apparel, accessories and footwear.  TowerBrook purchased J.Jill from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital which acquired the company in July…

Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact

Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact

After months of middle-market deal professionals and acquirers describing heavy deal activity characterized by abundant leverage and upward valuation pressure, these trends are at last fully present in GF Data’s quarterly numbers. “It brings to mind the old trader’s expression ‘buy the rumor, sell the fact,’” said GF Data CEO Andrew Greenberg.  “Industry discourse has…

Sorenson Capital Adds New Partner

Sorenson Capital Adds New Partner

Sorenson Capital has promoted LeGrand Lewis to managing director.  Mr. Lewis is active at Sorenson in both portfolio company management and transaction processing and sourcing. Since joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Lewis has played an active in several key investments made by Sorenson Capital.  Most recently, Mr. Lewis led the firm’s April 2015 investment…

Trilantic North America Names Charles Fleischmann as Partner

Trilantic North America Names Charles Fleischmann as Partner

Trilantic North America – a private equity firm with $4.4 billion in assets under management – has added Charles Fleischmann to its partner ranks.  With 11 years of private equity experience, Mr. Fleischmann will primarily focus on investments in the services and light industrials sectors and will be based in the firm’s New York office.…

New Platform

Yorkshire Equity Acquires Dry Systems Technologies

Yorkshire Equity has acquired the assets of Dry Systems Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources. Yorkshire’s purchase was made in partnership with Ron Eberhart, the chief executive officer of DST. DST is a…

Levine Leichtman Invests in Allied Aerofoam

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has made an investment in Allied Aerofoam Products.  The investment in Allied Aerofoam will be made out of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, LP and LLCP Co-Investment Fund,…

LLR Invests in CompoSecure

LLR Partners has invested in CompoSecure, a designer and manufacturer of financial cards used by affluent customers of credit card issuers. The new investment from LLR will be used to finance an expansion of sales…

Add-on

Kinderhook’s Lodis Merges with American Belt

Lodis Accessories, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has merged with The American Belt Company and the combined company has been renamed American Accessories. Lodis Accessories, acquired by Kinderhook in January 2006, is a supplier…

H-D Advanced Acquires Precision Aero

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company has acquired Precision Aero, a maker of high-precision machined aircraft components. Precision Aero was founded in 1962 and primarily serves the aircraft (both commercial and military) and commercial vehicle markets. Products…

Leeds Builds on Financial Info Platform

Covenant Review, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, has acquired CapitalStructure, a provider of news and information on the European sub-investment grade credit market. Covenant Review, acquired by Leeds in September 2014, provides institutional…

Riverside Adds-on to SAFEbuilt

The Riverside Company has completed its first add-on acquisition for its portfolio company SAFEbuilt with the buy of Independent Inspections. Independent Inspections provides outsourced building department services for local governments in over 130 communities in…

Exit

BelHealth Exits Aureus Health Services

BelHealth Investment Partners has sold its portfolio company Aureus Health Services to Meijer, a regional hypermarket chain headquartered in Michigan. Aureus, acquired by BelHealth in December 2012, is a specialty pharmacy and health services company…

DWHP Exits Health and Safety Institute

DW Healthcare Partners (DWHP) has sold its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), to The Riverside Company.  This is the second bite of the apple for Riverside as the firm was the owner of…

GTCR Sells Protection 1 to Apollo

GTCR has signed an agreement to sell Protection 1, a security alarm monitoring company, to Apollo Global Management. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. Protection 1 provides installation, maintenance…

Spire Exits Professional Bull Riders

Lower middle-market focused Spire Capital has sold its portfolio company Professional Bull Riders to WME|IMG, a sports, fashion and media company. Professional Bull Riders (PBR) operates major and minor league bull riding tours with the…

Financing

CIT Backs Buy of J.Jill by Towerbrook

CIT Corporate Finance was the Administrative Agent on a $40 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility for TowerBrook Capital Partners to facilitate the acquisition of a majority stake in J.Jill, a multi-channel retailer of…

GE Antares’ Chip Cushman Joins Golub

Golub Capital has hired Chip Cushman as its newest Managing Director in its middle market lending group.   Mr. Cushman will be responsible for originating, underwriting, executing and monitoring investments for the firm. He will be…

Monroe Backs Mud Pie Buyback

Monroe Capital has provided a subordinated debt facility to Mud Pie, LLC to enable the company to repurchase the equity of the company owned by Lineage Capital. With the closing of this transaction, the equity…

Abacus Backs Fulham’s Buy of Alkota Cleaning Systems

Abacus Finance Group was the Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger for $16 million in senior secured credit facilities to back the just-closed acquisition of Alkota Cleaning Systems by Fulham & Co.  Alkota was a…

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