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Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has made a majority investment in luxury shoemaker Harrys of London.  Jennifer Moores, one of the founding shareholders of Harrys, is participating in the investment as are other founding shareholders.  The existing senior management team of Harrys – led by Marty Wikstrom, Chairman, and Kevin Martel, Creative Director – will remain…

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

Royal Camp Services, a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney and Company (HKW), has acquired Summit Catering. “The Royal Camp management team has done an outstanding job with organic growth over the last few years and with the acquisition of Summit, the company is well positioned to serve the many opportunities in British Columbia,” said…

Sentinel Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

Sentinel Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Hollander Sleep Products, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of bedding products, from HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) which acquired the company in 2009. “Hollander is a leader in its industry with a talented management team that possesses extensive market knowledge and deep functional expertise,” said Eric Bommer, a Sentinel…

Huron Acquires Optimum Plastics

Huron Acquires Optimum Plastics

Bloomer Plastics, a portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Optimum Plastics.  Huron acquired Bloomer Plastics in June 2012. Optimum Plastics is a producer of high barrier coextruded blown plastic films. The company is headquartered north of Columbus in Delaware, OH (www.optimumplastics.com). Bloomer Plastics manufactures cast extruded plastic films for use in high performance…

Teachers Acquires Minority Stake in CSC ServiceWorks

Teachers Acquires Minority Stake in CSC ServiceWorks

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to acquire a 29.7% interest in CSC ServiceWorks, a portfolio company of Pamplona Capital Management. CSC ServiceWorks is the largest North American route-based service provider of multi-family housing and commercial laundry services, as well as a provider of air vending services to convenience stores and gas stations, with more…

TPG Ups Investment in Creative Artists Agency

TPG Ups Investment in Creative Artists Agency

TPG has increased its investment in Creative Artists Agency to a majority position. The new investment provides additional capital and resources for continued growth.  As part of this transaction, CAA’s senior management team will extend currently existing long-term employment contracts. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is an entertainment and sports firm that represents many of the…

News

Freeman Spogli Closes Fund 7 at Max Cap

Freeman Spogli Closes Fund 7 at Max Cap

Freeman Spogli & Co. has held a final closing of its seventh private equity fund, FS Equity Partners VII, LP, with $1.3 billion in commitments from its investors. Freeman Spogli is a middle market private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of consumer-related and distribution businesses. The new fund surpassed its $850 million target and…

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Capital was the administrative agent on a $95 million senior secured credit facility used to refinance the senior debt of Dialog Direct, a Glencoe Capital’s portfolio company, and to provide financing to for the company to acquire Allegra Direct Communications. “GE Antares is a reliable and trusted debt provider to our firm. They…

LFM Capital Closes First Fund at $110 Million

LFM Capital Closes First Fund at $110 Million

LFM Capital has closed its first fund, LFM Capital Partners, LP, with $110.1 million in aggregate capital commitments. “We are very gratified by the level of investor support for LFM’s first fund and the opportunity to partner with a handful of prestigious university endowments,” said Steve Cook, Executive Managing Director.  “We attribute the fund’s extraordinary…

Intralinks Predicts Continued Growth in M&A

Intralinks Predicts Continued Growth in M&A

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, a predictor of future mergers and acquisitions activity, sees future growth in activity over the next six months with M&A volumes in Q1 2015 up 10 to 14 percent year-over-year. The Q1 2015 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (“DFP”) points to sustained momentum in M&A activity that will carry into 2015.…

New Lower Mid-Market Lender Launched

New Lower Mid-Market Lender Launched

Tree Line Capital has partnered with Enhanced Capital to launch a lower middle-market direct lending platform for businesses with EBITDA of $2 million to $20 million. The new lender will be led by founding and managing partners Tom Quimby and Jon Schroeder. According to Messrs. Quimby and Schroeder, over the past 20 years, commercial bank…

TCF Capital Backs Dubin Clark’s Restoration Parts Group              

TCF Capital Backs Dubin Clark’s Restoration Parts Group              

TCF Capital Funding has provided the financing to support the refinancing of Restoration Parts Group, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark, and its July 2014 acquisition of The Right Stuff Detailing. Restoration Parts is a platform company owned by Dubin Clark to aggregate manufacturers of classic automotive restoration parts and accessories.  Restoration Parts and owns…

New Platform

Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has made a majority investment in luxury shoemaker Harrys of London.  Jennifer Moores, one of the founding shareholders of Harrys, is participating in the investment as are other founding shareholders.  The…

Sentinel Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Hollander Sleep Products, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of bedding products, from HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) which acquired the company in 2009. “Hollander is a leader in its…

Teachers Acquires Minority Stake in CSC ServiceWorks

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to acquire a 29.7% interest in CSC ServiceWorks, a portfolio company of Pamplona Capital Management. CSC ServiceWorks is the largest North American route-based service provider of multi-family housing and…

Add-on

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

Royal Camp Services, a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney and Company (HKW), has acquired Summit Catering. “The Royal Camp management team has done an outstanding job with organic growth over the last few years…

Huron Acquires Optimum Plastics

Bloomer Plastics, a portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Optimum Plastics.  Huron acquired Bloomer Plastics in June 2012. Optimum Plastics is a producer of high barrier coextruded blown plastic films. The company is…

H.I.G. Acquires Net Trans Services and Worldwide Payment

H.I.G. Capital’s portfolio company Onyx Payments, a payment processor serving hotel and travel agencies, has acquired Norway-based Net Trans Services and Spain-based Worldwide Payment Systems. Net Trans Services provides hotel commission recovery and reconciliation services…

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Acquires Crown Precision

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company has acquired Crown Precision Machining, a provider of high-precision machining services to manufacturers serving the commercial aerospace and defense industries. H-D was formed in December 2012 by a partnership among The…

Exit

Blue Point Exits Callison Architecture

Blue Point Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Callison Architecture to ARCADIS, an asset design and consultancy firm. Callison is a professional architecture and design firm, providing a suite of services including architecture, interior…

Encore Consumer Capital Exits Isopure

Encore Consumer Capital has completed the sale of The Isopure Company, a marketer of sports nutrition products, to Glanbia for $153 million. Encore began marketing Isopure in July 2014. “Isopure’s founder Hal Katz decided to…

American Capital Exits Avalon Laboratories

American Capital has sold its portfolio company Avalon Laboratories to Nordson Corporation for $180 million.  Over the life of its investment, American Capital realized a compounded annual rate of return of 19% on its equity…

Vista Completes Sale of SumTotal Systems

Vista Equity Partners has completed the sale of its portfolio company SumTotal Systems to Skillsoft Corporation, a subsidiary of Skillsoft Limited.  Vista completed a buyout and take-private of SumTotal in July 2009. SumTotal Systems is…

Financing

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Capital was the administrative agent on a $95 million senior secured credit facility used to refinance the senior debt of Dialog Direct, a Glencoe Capital’s portfolio company, and to provide financing to for…

New Lower Mid-Market Lender Launched

Tree Line Capital has partnered with Enhanced Capital to launch a lower middle-market direct lending platform for businesses with EBITDA of $2 million to $20 million. The new lender will be led by founding and…

TCF Capital Backs Dubin Clark’s Restoration Parts Group              

TCF Capital Funding has provided the financing to support the refinancing of Restoration Parts Group, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark, and its July 2014 acquisition of The Right Stuff Detailing. Restoration Parts is a…

Direct, Co-Investments Drive Shifts in Private Equity

Recent research by Fitch Ratings shows that a growing interest by large limited partners to either co-invest or directly invest in corporate equity financings has led private equity firms to respond by facilitating investments in…

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