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Rift Valley Acquires Crow Precision Components

Rift Valley Acquires Crow Precision Components

Rift Valley Equity Partners has acquired the assets of forged components manufacturer MW Crow (DBA W. Pat Crow Forgings) through Crow Precision Components, an affiliated company. Crow Precision Components is a manufacturer of forged components used by companies operating in the aerospace, defense, industrial, oil & gas and power generation sectors.  The company was founded…

Palladium Acquires Pronto Insurance

Palladium Acquires Pronto Insurance

Palladium Equity Partners has made an investment in Pronto General Agency and its affiliates (Pronto Insurance), a provider of auto and home insurance.  Palladium has a majority ownership interest in Pronto Insurance while the company’s management team, comprised of members of the Varela family and other executives, has retained a significant minority ownership interest. Pronto…

Imperial Capital Invests in MRO

Imperial Capital Invests in MRO

Imperial Capital Group has made an investment in MRO Corp., a provider of disclosure management and health information services.  Imperial Capital’s investment will be used by MRO to finance its projected growth over the next few years. MRO provides technology-driven services to ensure the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of protected health information.  The company’s…

Paine & Partners Closes Buy of QC Corporation

Paine & Partners Closes Buy of QC Corporation

Verdesian Life Sciences, a portfolio company of Paine & Partners, has completed its previously announced acquisition of QC Corporation. QC is a producer and supplier of granular and dry micronutrients and ferrous sulfate products.  Ferrous sulfates have uses in fertilizers and animal feed, soil remediation and land reclamation, hazardous waste and water treatment, and chemical…

Vista Completes Sale of SumTotal Systems

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 a provider of integrated human resource services including talent acquisition, talent management, talent development, workforce management and analytics. The company’s…

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires Covenant Review

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires Covenant Review

Leeds Equity Partners has made an equity investment in Covenant Review in partnership with company executives Adam Cohen and Paul Ciasullo, who will continue to lead the business. “We serve our customers by explaining the actionable possibilities of legal documents, which otherwise can be very difficult for investors to understand in context,” said Mr. Cohen. …

News

NXT Capital Finances Shorehill’s Buy of Belt Power

NXT Capital Finances Shorehill’s Buy of Belt Power

NXT Capital provided a $17 million senior secured facility to fund Shorehill Capital’s recent acquisition of Belt Power LLC, a distributor of lightweight conveyor belts and belting accessories.   Belt Power was a portfolio company of Gen Cap America.  NXT Capital acted as the Sole Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on this transaction. Belt…

Nova Capital Names New Chief Investment Officer

Nova Capital Names New Chief Investment Officer

Nova Capital Management, an acquirer of corporate and private equity portfolios, has appointed Tom Leader to the newly created position of Chief Investment Officer. As Chief Investment Officer, he will be responsible for the portfolio management and investment performance of the firm’s existing investments and for overseeing and maintaining quality control on all new investments.…

KPS Inks Dividend Recap for Motor Coach Industries

KPS Inks Dividend Recap for Motor Coach Industries

KPS Capital Partners has completed a recapitalization of its portfolio company Motor Coach Industries International (MCI).  KPS acquired MCI in September 2010 in partnership with Daimler North America Corp. and senior management. MCI is a manufacturer of intercity coaches for the US and Canadian tour, charter, line-haul, commuter and transit markets. The company has a…

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Capital has provided $215 million of first lien senior secured credit facilities to support the recapitalization of Pacific World Corporation, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The $215 million financing provided by Prospect marks the eleventh time in the last two years that Prospect has invested over $100 million in a single…

Paul Novak Joins Cherry Tree as a Managing Director

Paul Novak Joins Cherry Tree as a Managing Director

The Cherry Tree Companies have announced that Paul Novak has joined the company’s investment banking unit, Cherry Tree & Associates, as a Managing Director. Mr. Novak will be based at the company’s headquarters in Minnetonka, MN and will be active in growing Cherry Tree’s sell-side advisory practice in manufacturing, distribution, food, and agribusiness, as well…

American Capital Closes New $1.1 Billion Lower Mid-Market Fund

American Capital Closes New $1.1 Billion Lower Mid-Market Fund

American Capital has closed American Capital Equity III, LP (ACE III), its new private equity fund focused on investing in US companies in the lower middle market, with $1.1 billion in capital commitments. The investor group for ACE III was led by funds advised by Coller Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and StepStone Group. Other…

New Platform

Rift Valley Acquires Crow Precision Components

Rift Valley Equity Partners has acquired the assets of forged components manufacturer MW Crow (DBA W. Pat Crow Forgings) through Crow Precision Components, an affiliated company. Crow Precision Components is a manufacturer of forged components…

Palladium Acquires Pronto Insurance

Palladium Equity Partners has made an investment in Pronto General Agency and its affiliates (Pronto Insurance), a provider of auto and home insurance.  Palladium has a majority ownership interest in Pronto Insurance while the company’s…

Imperial Capital Invests in MRO

Imperial Capital Group has made an investment in MRO Corp., a provider of disclosure management and health information services.  Imperial Capital’s investment will be used by MRO to finance its projected growth over the next…

Add-on

Paine & Partners Closes Buy of QC Corporation

Verdesian Life Sciences, a portfolio company of Paine & Partners, has completed its previously announced acquisition of QC Corporation. QC is a producer and supplier of granular and dry micronutrients and ferrous sulfate products.  Ferrous…

Resilience Acquires Riverside Manufacturing Company

Affinity Specialty Apparel, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, has acquired Riverside Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer, seller and distributor of flame-resistant clothing.  Riverside is Resilience Capital Partners’ first add-on acquisition by its Affinity Specialty…

Rezon8 Capital Acquires Opinionmeter

PeriscopeIQ, a portfolio company of Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group, has acquired Opinionmeter International, a provider of mobile survey software. “Rezon8’s hands-on involvement in executing the acquisition was essential to closing this strategic transaction. With…

The Sterling Group Acquires Seon Design

Safe Fleet Holdings, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, has completed the acquisition of Seon Design, a manufacturer of video surveillance equipment used in the school and transit bus markets. “Seon has developed and…

Exit

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…

American Capital Sells Unwired Technology to Delphi

Delphi Automotive has entered into an agreement to acquire Unwired Technology, a supplier of media connectivity modules, from American Capital. American Capital first invested in Unwired Technology in May 2005. The transaction is expected to…

Blue Point Exits JTM Foods

Blue Point Capital Partners has sold its interest in JTM Foods, a manufacturer of branded and private label snack foods.  Blue Point, in partnership with snack food industry veteran Angelo Fraggos, acquired JTM in January…

DFW Exits Vidara Therapeutics

DFW Capital Partners has completed the previously announced sale of its portfolio company, Vidara Therapeutics, to Horizon Pharma, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $587 million. DFW invested in Vidara in 2012…

Financing

NXT Capital Finances Shorehill’s Buy of Belt Power

NXT Capital provided a $17 million senior secured facility to fund Shorehill Capital’s recent acquisition of Belt Power LLC, a distributor of lightweight conveyor belts and belting accessories.   Belt Power was a portfolio company of…

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Capital has provided $215 million of first lien senior secured credit facilities to support the recapitalization of Pacific World Corporation, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The $215 million financing provided by…

GE Antares Finances Ridgemont’s Buy of Cook & Boardman

GE Antares is serving as administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support the recent acquisition of The Cook & Boardman Group by Ridgemont Equity Partners. GE Capital Markets is the sole lead…

Balance Point Helps TopSpin Buy Patch

Balance Point Capital Partners has made a mezzanine investment and a minority equity co-investment to support the recent acquisition of toy company Patch Products by TopSpin Partners (Topspin Acquires Patch). Patch Products designs, manufactures, distributes…

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