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Wind Point Partners Acquires Gehl Foods

Wind Point Partners Acquires Gehl Foods

Wind Point Partners has acquired Gehl Foods, a producer of aseptic dairy products, from the Gehl family which founded the company in 1896. Gehl Foods is a maker and contract manufacturer of ready-to-serve, real dairy products including cheese sauces, puddings, yogurt, and dairy-based beverages. The company uses an advanced aseptic process to eliminate microorganisms that…

Crestview Partners Acquiring Mediatec Group

Crestview Partners Acquiring Mediatec Group

NEP Group, a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mediatec Group, one of the largest European providers of equipment and services used in the broadcast and live event industries. The seller of Mediatec is Stena Adactum, a Swedish private equity firm which acquired a majority interest in the company…

Insight Completes Acquisition Of E2open

Insight Completes Acquisition Of E2open

Insight Venture Partners has completed its acquisition of E2open, a provider of cloud-based business applications, for $8.60 per share in cash or approximately $273 million. E2open is a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software that is used to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products across trading networks.  Customers include Avnet, Celestica, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, L’Oreal,…

Victory Park and Boathouse Acquire KBP Foods

Victory Park and Boathouse Acquire KBP Foods

KBP Foods has been acquired by Victory Park Capital and Boathouse Capital in partnership with OFS Capital and KBP’s current management team. KBP Foods was a portfolio company of Boyne Capital Partners. “We’re excited to partner with Boathouse, Victory Park and OFS as we embark upon our next phase of growth. Our new private equity…

CD&R Exits BCA

CD&R Exits BCA

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has sold its portfolio company BCA, one of Europe’s largest used vehicle marketplaces, to Haversham Holdings in a transaction valued at approximately £1.2 billion. Shareholders of BCA, which include CD&R funds, will receive £701 million in cash and £104 million in stock. The transaction is expected to close in early…

Genstar Acquires Mercer Advisors from Lovell Minnick

Genstar Acquires Mercer Advisors from Lovell Minnick

Genstar Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Mercer Advisors from Lovell Minnick Partners.  The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. Mercer Advisors was acquired by Lovell Minnick in May 2008 and is a registered investment advisor providing financial planning, wealth management, family office services,…

News

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares was the administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support Harbour Group’s acquisition of Phillips and Temro Industries from Audax Group which first invested in the company in February 2012.  GE Capital Markets was the joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner on this facility. Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a…

Capitala Group Beats Target, Closes New Fund

Capitala Group Beats Target, Closes New Fund

Capitala Group, an investor in lower and middle-market companies, has held a final close of its fourth private equity fund, CapitalSouth SBIC Fund IV, LP, (Fund 4) with $125 million of capital commitments.  The fund exceeded its initial target and was supported by existing investors and new commitments from other institutional investors including public and…

CenterOak Partners Hires Three

CenterOak Partners Hires Three

Dallas-based private equity firm CenterOak Partners has hired three new professionals with the additions of Jeff Moredock, Vice President; Megan Kneipp, Vice President for Business Development and Investor Relations; and Casey Gribble, Associate.  With these hires the team at CenterOak now numbers 21 individuals, including 12 members of the investment and operations team and three…

Penfund Backs Recent Buy of J.H. Whitney

Penfund Backs Recent Buy of J.H. Whitney

Penfund has provided a $37 million 2nd lien debt and equity investment in Pediatric Services Holding Corporation to back the acquisition of the company by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. PSA Healthcare is a provider of home care services for medically fragile children. PSA provides care to more than 2,500 patients across 17 states through over…

PE Investments Best S&P 500 Over Long-Term

PE Investments Best S&P 500 Over Long-Term

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC) has released its most recent quarterly Performance Update Report which shows that over a 10-year horizon, returns from private equity funds (net of fees) outperformed the S&P 500 (including dividends) by 5.9 percent. “The value of private equity – especially in terms of investment returns – is how…

Wheelhouse Capital Partners Launched

Wheelhouse Capital Partners Launched

Wheelhouse Capital Partners, a new lower middle market private equity firm, has been launched by Wheelhouse, LLC, an executive management firm, and by Global Endowment Management. Wheelhouse, LLC is a provider of temporary executive leadership services, particularly in the role of Chief Executive Officer.  After working closely with private equity firms for years in a…

New Platform

Wind Point Partners Acquires Gehl Foods

Wind Point Partners has acquired Gehl Foods, a producer of aseptic dairy products, from the Gehl family which founded the company in 1896. Gehl Foods is a maker and contract manufacturer of ready-to-serve, real dairy…

Insight Completes Acquisition Of E2open

Insight Venture Partners has completed its acquisition of E2open, a provider of cloud-based business applications, for $8.60 per share in cash or approximately $273 million. E2open is a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software that is…

Victory Park and Boathouse Acquire KBP Foods

KBP Foods has been acquired by Victory Park Capital and Boathouse Capital in partnership with OFS Capital and KBP’s current management team. KBP Foods was a portfolio company of Boyne Capital Partners. “We’re excited to…

Add-on

Crestview Partners Acquiring Mediatec Group

NEP Group, a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mediatec Group, one of the largest European providers of equipment and services used in the broadcast and live event industries.…

Wind Point Acquires Modern Forwarding

Dicom Transportation Group, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has completed and add-on acquisition with the purchase of Modern Forwarding, a transportation services company based in Windsor, ON. Wind Point acquired Dicom in February…

Graham Completes Aerospace Add-on

Desser Tire & Rubber Company, a portfolio company of Graham Partners, has acquired Watts Aviation Services.  According to Graham Partners, the firm identified Watts as a primary add-on acquisition candidate for Desser prior to its…

Insight Equity Adds-on to Flanders

Flanders Corporation, a portfolio company of Insight Equity, has acquired the assets of Pronamic Industries. This is the first add-on completed by Flanders since it was acquired by Insight Equity in May 2012. Pronamic manufactures,…

Exit

CD&R Exits BCA

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has sold its portfolio company BCA, one of Europe’s largest used vehicle marketplaces, to Haversham Holdings in a transaction valued at approximately £1.2 billion. Shareholders of BCA, which include CD&R…

Baird Exits Digi-Star

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, a portfolio company of Baird Capital Partners which acquired the company in November 2011.  Digi-Star is a maker of agricultural weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer,…

North Castle and Glencoe Exit Flatout

North Castle Partners and Glencoe Capital have sold Flatout – a manufacturer and marketer of flatbreads and flatbread products – to T. Marzetti Company, a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC) for a price…

HGGC and Charlesbank Exit Citadel Plastics

HGGC and Charlesbank Capital Partners have signed an agreement to sell their portfolio company Citadel Plastics to strategic buyer A. Schulman for $800 million. The transaction is expected to close before the end of May…

Financing

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares was the administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support Harbour Group’s acquisition of Phillips and Temro Industries from Audax Group which first invested in the company in February 2012.  GE…

Penfund Backs Recent Buy of J.H. Whitney

Penfund has provided a $37 million 2nd lien debt and equity investment in Pediatric Services Holding Corporation to back the acquisition of the company by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. PSA Healthcare is a provider of…

Babson Backs Bridgepoint Buy of eFront

Babson Capital Management was the lead arranger of financing to support Bridgepoint’s acquisition of financial industry software provider eFront from Francisco Partners for €300 million. Babson co-arranged the debt financing in support of the acquisition…

Golub Backs Audax’ Integrated Supply Network

Golub Capital was the Administrative Agent, Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner on a senior credit facility to support the refinancing of Integrated Supply Network (ISN), a distributor of tools and testing equipment and an…

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