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Monomoy Acquires Cobra

Monomoy Acquires Cobra

Cobra and Monomoy Capital Partners have reached an agreement for Monomoy to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Cobra Electronics at $4.30 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. “We are thrilled to add Cobra’s market leading products to the Monomoy…

Superior Street Acquires Riverbend Nursery

Superior Street Acquires Riverbend Nursery

Superior Street Partners has acquired Riverbend Nursery, a producer and distributor of plants, herbs, and ground cover. Riverbend Nursery is a producer and distributor of perennial plants, herbs, and ground cover, with sales primarily to the independent garden center and landscape contractor markets.  Riverbend also produces and markets a green roof product in the Mid-Atlantic…

JLL Partners Buys Ridgemont’s Gallus BioPharmaceuticals

JLL Partners Buys Ridgemont’s Gallus BioPharmaceuticals

DPx Holdings, a portfolio company of JLL Partners and Royal DSM, has reached an agreement to acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics and a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners. Gallus Biopharmaceuticals is a biologics contract manufacturing organization acquired by Ridgemont Equity Partners in 2011.  Gallus operates an FDA-approved, commercially-certified facility…

Bolder Capital Sells Galson Laboratories to SGS

Bolder Capital Sells Galson Laboratories to SGS

Galson Laboratories, a provider of industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring and a portfolio company of Bolder Capital, has been sold to SGS. Galson is a provider of air testing and monitoring services designed to detect the presence of hazardous contaminants to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace and emergency response personnel.…

Brentwood Acquires Specialty Retailer from ICV

Brentwood Acquires Specialty Retailer from ICV

Brentwood Associates has acquired Marshall Retail Group (MRG), an operator of specialty retail stores that are located in high-foot-traffic locations, from ICV Capital Partners which acquired the company in 2008. “Marshall Retail Group has a portfolio of proven, highly differentiated concepts,” said Rahul Aggarwal, managing director at Brentwood. “Furthermore, the company has demonstrated the ability…

J.F. Lehman Acquires Aeronautical & GI Holdings

J.F. Lehman Acquires Aeronautical & GI Holdings

J.F. Lehman & Company has acquired Aeronautical & GI Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiaries Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) and Hoffman Engineering Corporation (Hoffman) (collectively, AGI Holdings). AGI Holdings is a provider of sensor and lighting systems for naval vessels, military and commercial aircraft and military ground vehicles. The company’s core product lines…

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Blue Sage Capital Grows Team

Blue Sage Capital Grows Team

Blue Sage Capital has added Davis Miller to its investment team as a new Associate.  Mr. Miller comes to Blue Sage from Barclay’s investment banking group.  In his new role with Blue Sage, Mr. Miller will be responsible for evaluating, structuring, due diligence, and financial modeling of investment opportunities. Prior to joining Blue Sage, Mr.…

Brentwood Selects Golub to Finance Buy of Marshall Retail Group

Brentwood Selects Golub to Finance Buy of Marshall Retail Group

Golub Capital was the Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on a $165 million financing to support the acquisition of Marshall Retail Group (MRG) by Brentwood Associates.  MRG had been a portfolio company of ICV Capital Partners. Golub Capital has provided financings for Marshall Retail Group since 2007, representing a time span across 3 different owners. …

Clara Jackson Joins TA

Clara Jackson Joins TA

TA Associates has made an addition to its investment staff in Boston with the hiring of Clara Jackson as a Vice President in the firm’s Services Group. “We are very pleased to welcome Clara to TA Associates,” said Roger Kafker, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “Clara brings notable experience in sourcing, evaluating and securing…

Too Much Money, Too Few Deals

Too Much Money, Too Few Deals

The private M&A market continues to be driven by a scarcity of attractive middle market businesses for sale and an abundance of debt financing available to their buyers, according to GF Data’s second quarter report. Overall valuations continued to be in ‘the mid-sixes,” averaging 6.4 Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) Adjusted EBITDA on transactions reported by…

BGL Adds HRO Industry Veteran as Managing Director

BGL Adds HRO Industry Veteran as Managing Director

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has added Clifford Sladnick to the firm as a new managing director. Mr. Sladnick expands BGL’s Business Services practice and will lead the firm’s effort in Human Capital Management Outsourcing. Mr. Sladnick’s 37-year career includes senior executive positions with public and private companies in the human resources outsourcing (HRO) industry. …

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

Onex Corporation, through its ONCAP II investment fund, has completed the sale of Car Wash Partners (DBA Mister Car Wash), the largest independent full-service car wash chain in the US, to Leonard Green & Partners. Mister Car Wash operates 134 car washes and 32 lube centers in 14 states across the country, making it the…

New Platform

Monomoy Acquires Cobra

Cobra and Monomoy Capital Partners have reached an agreement for Monomoy to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Cobra Electronics at $4.30 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to…

Superior Street Acquires Riverbend Nursery

Superior Street Partners has acquired Riverbend Nursery, a producer and distributor of plants, herbs, and ground cover. Riverbend Nursery is a producer and distributor of perennial plants, herbs, and ground cover, with sales primarily to…

Brentwood Acquires Specialty Retailer from ICV

Brentwood Associates has acquired Marshall Retail Group (MRG), an operator of specialty retail stores that are located in high-foot-traffic locations, from ICV Capital Partners which acquired the company in 2008. “Marshall Retail Group has a…

Add-on

JLL Partners Buys Ridgemont’s Gallus BioPharmaceuticals

DPx Holdings, a portfolio company of JLL Partners and Royal DSM, has reached an agreement to acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics and a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners. Gallus…

Succession Capital Acquires Sienna Sky Jewelry

Succession Capital has acquired Left Hand Studios (DBA Sienna Sky Jewelry), a manufacturer and distributor of fashion jewelry. Sienna Sky Jewelry distributes its fashion jewelry products, primarily earrings and necklaces, across the US under the…

Levine Leichtman Acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Global Franchise Group (GFG), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Hot Dog on a Stick. In February 2014, HDOS Enterprises – the owner of the Hot Dog on…

Longitude and NovaQuest Acquire California Cryobank

California Cryobank has been acquired by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. Equity for the transaction was provided by Longitude Venture Partners II, LP and NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III, LP. The transaction closed…

Exit

Bolder Capital Sells Galson Laboratories to SGS

Galson Laboratories, a provider of industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring and a portfolio company of Bolder Capital, has been sold to SGS. Galson is a provider of air testing and monitoring services designed to detect…

Baird Capital Exits MedData

Baird Capital has sold its portfolio company MedData, a provider of revenue cycle management services, to Mednax.  Baird Capital acquired MedData in September 2007. MedData provides medical revenue cycle management services including billing, coding, collections,…

Altus Closes Sale of Aqua-Chem

Altus Capital Partners has sold Aqua-Chem, a maker of water purification products, to Crimson Investment.  Aqua-Chem was acquired by Altus and Aqua-Chem’s management in March 2006 from The Cleaver-Brooks Company. Aqua-Chem manufactures and provides water…

Audax Sells TriMark to Warburg Pincus

Audax Group has completed the sale of TriMark USA, a supplier of foodservice equipment, to Warburg Pincus.  Audax acquired TriMark from Bradford Equities in November 2006. TriMark USA is a provider of equipment and supplies…

Financing

Brentwood Selects Golub to Finance Buy of Marshall Retail Group

Golub Capital was the Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent on a $165 million financing to support the acquisition of Marshall Retail Group (MRG) by Brentwood Associates.  MRG had been a portfolio company of ICV Capital…

Golub Backs Buy of California Cryobank

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of California Cryobank by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. “Golub Capital brought unique value to the…

Golub Backs Linden’s Buy of Spear

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead-Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of Spear Education by Linden Capital Partners. Spear Education is a provider of post-graduate dental education. The company provides…

GE Capital Backs Vista’s Acquisition of AGDATA

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing group served as administrative agent on $69 million of senior secured credit facilities to support the recent acquisition of AGDATA by Vista Equity Partners. GE Capital Markets served…

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