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MidOcean and BRS Exit Totes-Isotoner

MidOcean and BRS Exit Totes-Isotoner

MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. have agreed to sell their portfolio company Totes-Isotoner to Investcorp and Freeman Spogli & Co. Totes-Isotoner is a world leader in the design, marketing and distribution of functional accessories including umbrellas, gloves, hats, scarves, rubber footwear and slippers.  In 1997, Totes and Isotoner merged to form Totes…

Blue Point Capital Acquires OrthoLite

Blue Point Capital Acquires OrthoLite

Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired OrthoLite, a supplier of insoles and related shoe components. This acquisition is the first platform investment for Blue Point III, the firm’s third middle-market buyout fund. OrthoLite is a supplier of open cell foam insoles found in more than 140 million athletic, casual, dress, work and outdoor shoes each…

Olympus Acquires Pregis North America

Olympus Acquires Pregis North America

Olympus Partners has agreed to acquire Pregis Corporation North America, a protective packaging materials and systems manufacturer and a portfolio company of AEA Investors.  AEA first invested in Pregis in 2005. “Olympus Partners looks for enterprises that have established a leading market position and have a strong management team.   We believe that such companies will…

Apollo Acquires Classic Party Rentals

Apollo Acquires Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals, an event rental and services provider, has announced that Apollo Global Management submitted the winning offer to acquire substantially all of the business of Event Rentals (DBA Classic Party Rentals).  The acquisition of Classic Party Rentals is subject to the execution of an asset purchase agreement and approval by the United States…

Sverica Closes Sale of Accuvant to Blackstone

Sverica Closes Sale of Accuvant to Blackstone

Sverica International has closed its sale of a majority stake in Accuvant, a provider of information security and services, to Blackstone.  Sverica International, which first invested in Accuvant in July 2008, has retained a minority interest in the business and remains active on the Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have been partners with…

Prospect Partners Acquires E.D.N. Aviation

Prospect Partners Acquires E.D.N. Aviation

Velocity Aerospace Group, a portfolio company of Prospect Partners, has acquired E.D.N. Aviation, a provider of aviation repair services.  This acquisition expands Velocity’s repair and overhaul service capabilities into control panel services.  EDN will continue to be led by its current management team. E.D.N. Aviation manufactures, repairs and refurbishes aircraft cockpit panels. The company also…

News

TCF Capital Backs LaSalle’s Refinance of United American Security

TCF Capital Backs LaSalle’s Refinance of United American Security

TCF Capital Funding has provided $13 million of secured financing to support the refinance of United American Security by LaSalle Capital. “United American Security is a growth platform in the security guard industry, led by an experienced management team, and backed by an excellent sponsor in LaSalle Capital,” said TCF Capital Funding Senior Vice President…

Centerview Adds Consumer Pro to Investment Team

Centerview Adds Consumer Pro to Investment Team

Brian Ratzan has joined Centerview Capital as a partner in its consumer private equity business.  Mr. Ratzan brings 20 years of private equity experience and will co-manage Centerview’s consumer business with David Hooper, co-founder and partner, and James Kilts, co-founder and partner. “Brian will be a great senior addition to our team.  His consumer experience,…

HKW Closes Fourth Fund Above Target

HKW Closes Fourth Fund Above Target

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW) has completed the final closing of limited partner commitments for its latest private equity fund, HKW Capital Partners IV (Fund IV), with $316 million of capital commitments, exceeding its $300 million target. “We appreciate the support from both our existing investor base and from several new institutional investors,” said…

Mansa Gets Greenlight from SBA

Mansa Gets Greenlight from SBA

Mansa Capital Management has received a Green Light letter from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to continue its application process to obtain a license to form and operate a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC). Green Light letters are issued by the SBA to enable firms to move toward application for licensure of a fund…

Palladium Closes Fund IV Way Above Target

Palladium Closes Fund IV Way Above Target

Palladium Equity Partners has held a final closing of Palladium Equity Partners IV, LP (PEP IV) at $1.14 billion. The new fund exceeded Palladium’s target of$800 million.  As with prior funds, PEP IV will invest in lower-middle market companies – particularly founder-owned enterprises – with a focus on the US Hispanic market. “We are extremely…

Bain Capital Closes on $7.3 Billion

Bain Capital Closes on $7.3 Billion

Bain Capital has held a final closing of its latest fund, Bain Capital Fund XI (Fund 11), with $7.3 billion of capital commitments. The final close is above the original target of $6 billion but less than the hard cap of $7.5 billion.  Bain’s previous fund, Fund X, raised $10.7 billion in 2008. Bain received…

New Platform

Blue Point Capital Acquires OrthoLite

Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired OrthoLite, a supplier of insoles and related shoe components. This acquisition is the first platform investment for Blue Point III, the firm’s third middle-market buyout fund. OrthoLite is a…

Olympus Acquires Pregis North America

Olympus Partners has agreed to acquire Pregis Corporation North America, a protective packaging materials and systems manufacturer and a portfolio company of AEA Investors.  AEA first invested in Pregis in 2005. “Olympus Partners looks for…

Apollo Acquires Classic Party Rentals

Classic Party Rentals, an event rental and services provider, has announced that Apollo Global Management submitted the winning offer to acquire substantially all of the business of Event Rentals (DBA Classic Party Rentals).  The acquisition…

Add-on

Prospect Partners Acquires E.D.N. Aviation

Velocity Aerospace Group, a portfolio company of Prospect Partners, has acquired E.D.N. Aviation, a provider of aviation repair services.  This acquisition expands Velocity’s repair and overhaul service capabilities into control panel services.  EDN will continue…

Arsenal Acquires Synchrogenix

Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Synchrogenix, a provider of regulatory writing services to the pharmaceutical industry.  Upon closing, Synchrogenix was merged into Arsenal’s existing portfolio company Certara, a drug development and drug safety consultancy acquired…

RFE and 24/6 Acquire Precision Components Business

PCX Aerostructures, a new platform company formed by RFE Investment Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners, has acquired the precision components business of SPX Corporation. PCX Aerostructures is a manufacturer of highly engineered, precision, flight critical…

Custom Ecology Acquires B.J. Bear

Custom Ecology, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has acquired B.J. Bear Grain Co.  B.J. Bear is the fourth acquisition by Kinderhook its Custom Ecology platform. B.J. Bear provides outsourced municipal solid waste hauling services…

Exit

MidOcean and BRS Exit Totes-Isotoner

MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. have agreed to sell their portfolio company Totes-Isotoner to Investcorp and Freeman Spogli & Co. Totes-Isotoner is a world leader in the design, marketing and distribution of…

Sverica Closes Sale of Accuvant to Blackstone

Sverica International has closed its sale of a majority stake in Accuvant, a provider of information security and services, to Blackstone.  Sverica International, which first invested in Accuvant in July 2008, has retained a minority…

Catterton Exits Van’s Natural Foods

Catterton Partners has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio company Van’s Natural Foods to The Hillshire Brands Company for $165 million.  The transaction is expected to close in May of 2014. “We are proud…

American Capital Exits Scientific Protein Laboratories

American Capital has sold its portfolio company SPL Acquisition, parent company to Scientific Protein Laboratories , to Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL) is a manufacturer and supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients with…

Financing

TCF Capital Backs LaSalle’s Refinance of United American Security

TCF Capital Funding has provided $13 million of secured financing to support the refinance of United American Security by LaSalle Capital. “United American Security is a growth platform in the security guard industry, led by…

Abacus Finance Backs WestView Buy of Xtend

Abacus Finance was the Administrative Agent and Sole Lead Arranger for $45 million in senior secured credit facilities to support the recapitalization of Xtend Healthcare by WestView Capital Partners. Xtend Healthcare is a national provider…

Behrman Completes $570 Million Recap of Pelican

Behrman Capital has completed a $570 million recapitalization of Pelican Products.  Proceeds from the recapitalization were used to repay existing debt and accrued interest, pay fees and expenses, and pay a cash dividend to the…

TCF Backs Range Light Buy of Freedom Electronics

TCF Capital Funding has provided $12 million of secured financing to support the acquisition of Freedom Electronics by private equity firm Range Light. Freedom Electronics is a rebuilder of electronic gas pumps, point-of-sale terminals and…

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