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Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Inventus Solutions, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired Unified OS, a provider of electronic data discovery. Unified is a provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to corporations, law firms and government agencies operating across Europe. Unified was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, UK (www.unif-id.com). Inventus is a provider…

Platinum to Acquire PrimeSource Building Products

Platinum to Acquire PrimeSource Building Products

Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire PrimeSource Building Products – is a distributor of building products – from ITOCHU Corporation.  This transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter. PrimeSource Building Products, owned by ITOCHU Group since 1998, has 42 locations across the US and Canada and has carries more than…

Kohlberg & Company Acquires AM Conservation

Kohlberg & Company Acquires AM Conservation

AM Conservation Group, a provider of energy and water efficiency programs, products and services has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company. AM Conservation Group develops, manufactures and distributes products for the conservation industry, including energy efficient lighting like LEDs, weatherization products, water saving showerheads, faucet aerators and toilet tank devices as well as managing utility…

Leeds Equity to Sell Nobel Learning

Leeds Equity to Sell Nobel Learning

Leeds Equity Partners has signed an agreement to sell Nobel Learning Communities for $405 million plus assumption of certain indebtedness to Investcorp.  The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015. Nobel Learning Communities is a provider of preschool through grade 12 private education.  The company serves over 25,000 students through 176…

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…

News

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Capital Funding (TCF), the Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lending division of TCF National Bank has provided an $8 million facility to support Mangrove Equity Partners’ investment in ReadyLIFT Suspension. ReadyLIFT is a designer and manufacturer of leveling and suspension kits for off-road enthusiasts in the automotive aftermarket. The company makes products for trucks…

Paul Fossati Joins Sycamore Partners

Paul Fossati Joins Sycamore Partners

Paul Fossati has been hired by Sycamore Partners as the firm’s newest Managing Director.  Mr. Fossati will serve as Director of Capital Markets and will be responsible for all financings for the firm’s new investments and for existing portfolio companies.  As part of these responsibilities he will also maintain the firm’s relationships with financing sources.…

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…

New Platform

Platinum to Acquire PrimeSource Building Products

Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire PrimeSource Building Products – is a distributor of building products – from ITOCHU Corporation.  This transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter. PrimeSource Building…

Kohlberg & Company Acquires AM Conservation

AM Conservation Group, a provider of energy and water efficiency programs, products and services has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company. AM Conservation Group develops, manufactures and distributes products for the conservation industry, including energy…

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…

Add-on

Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Inventus Solutions, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired Unified OS, a provider of electronic data discovery. Unified is a provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to corporations, law firms and government…

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…

Exit

Leeds Equity to Sell Nobel Learning

Leeds Equity Partners has signed an agreement to sell Nobel Learning Communities for $405 million plus assumption of certain indebtedness to Investcorp.  The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015. Nobel…

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…

Financing

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Capital Funding (TCF), the Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lending division of TCF National Bank has provided an $8 million facility to support Mangrove Equity Partners’ investment in ReadyLIFT Suspension. ReadyLIFT is a designer…

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…

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