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Behrman Capital Backs BECO Again

Behrman Capital Backs BECO Again

Behrman Capital has acquired BECO Holding Company (BHC) from Freeman Spogli & Co. BHC is a distributor of fire protection equipment and owns Brooks Equipment Company, Logistics Supply Company, and Heiser BHC.   Behrman had previously owned a majority stake in the BHC from 1998 to 2010, when it sold the company to Freeman Spogli. BHC…

Madison Dearborn Invests in Complete Innovations

Madison Dearborn Invests in Complete Innovations

Complete Innovations, a provider of fleet telematics services, has received an investment from Madison Dearborn Partners.  The investment, which is the second institutional financing since CI’s inception in 2000, will provide liquidity to CI’s current shareholders, primarily for its prior institutional investor, Symmetric Capital. Complete Innovations (CI) is a provider of fleet, asset and mobile…

CI Acquires US Oxygen and Specialty Air

CI Acquires US Oxygen and Specialty Air

Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies and a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired US Oxygen & Supply and Specialty Air Technologies. US Oxygen is a distributor of industrial, specialty and medical gases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company, which was founded in 2012,…

Vista Equity Partners Acquires XRS

Vista Equity Partners Acquires XRS

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management services to transportation and logistics companies and a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile fleet optimization software, at an equity valuation of $178 million.  Omnitracs expects to complete the acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2014. XRS (NASDAQ: XRSC)…

Castanea Invests in Aurora Brands

Castanea Invests in Aurora Brands

Castanea Partners has made an investment in Aurora Brands, the owner of luxury home and lifestyle brands MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater.  Castanea Partners is partnering with the Aurora Brands management team, led by Lee Feldman and Howard Cohen. As partners in Twin Lakes Capital, they led the acquisition of MacKenzie-Childs in 2008 and Jay Strongwater…

The Riverside Company Invests in Tate’s Bake Shop

The Riverside Company Invests in Tate’s Bake Shop

The Riverside Company has made an investment in Tate’s Bake Shop, a maker of cookies and other baked goods products. Tate’s Bake Shop offers a variety of baked goods including cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies. While most of these gourmet treats are sold through grocery and specialty food stores, Tate’s Bake Shop also sells through…

News

Palladium Hits 6.7x on Sale of ABRA

Palladium Hits 6.7x on Sale of ABRA

Palladium Equity Partners has completed its previously announced sale of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national provider of vehicle damage repair services, to Hellman & Friedman and members of the company’s senior management team. ABRA Auto Body & Glass (ABRA) is a national provider of vehicle damage repair services.  The company provides collision repair,…

BV Investment Partners Closes Fund 8 at Hard Cap

BV Investment Partners Closes Fund 8 at Hard Cap

BV Investment Partners has held a final closing for BV Investment Partners Fund VIII, above the fund’s $400 million target, and at its hard cap of $487 million. Investors in Fund VIII consist of both first time investors and returning investors from BV’s prior funds and include a group of global institutional investors, public pension…

KPS Recaps Expera Specialty Solutions

KPS Recaps Expera Specialty Solutions

KPS Capital Partners has completed a recapitalization of its portfolio company Expera Specialty Solutions.  Expera raised $270 million of financing, including a $75 million cash flow revolving credit facility and a $195 million term loan.  The proceeds of the recapitalization were used to refinance outstanding debt, to fund a $35 million cash distribution to stockholders…

GE Antares Backs Kohlberg’s Nielsen & Bainbridge Add-on

GE Antares Backs Kohlberg’s Nielsen & Bainbridge Add-on

GE Antares served as administrative agent on a $315 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of The Home Décor Companies by Nielsen & Bainbridge, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, from Linsalata Capital Partners. Kohlberg & Company will rename the combined companies NBGHome. “We’re pleased to provide debt financing to NBG…

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. …

New Platform

Behrman Capital Backs BECO Again

Behrman Capital has acquired BECO Holding Company (BHC) from Freeman Spogli & Co. BHC is a distributor of fire protection equipment and owns Brooks Equipment Company, Logistics Supply Company, and Heiser BHC.   Behrman had previously…

Madison Dearborn Invests in Complete Innovations

Complete Innovations, a provider of fleet telematics services, has received an investment from Madison Dearborn Partners.  The investment, which is the second institutional financing since CI’s inception in 2000, will provide liquidity to CI’s current…

Castanea Invests in Aurora Brands

Castanea Partners has made an investment in Aurora Brands, the owner of luxury home and lifestyle brands MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater.  Castanea Partners is partnering with the Aurora Brands management team, led by Lee Feldman…

Add-on

CI Acquires US Oxygen and Specialty Air

Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies and a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired US Oxygen & Supply and Specialty Air Technologies. US Oxygen is…

Vista Equity Partners Acquires XRS

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management services to transportation and logistics companies and a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile fleet optimization software, at an…

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…

Exit

Riverside Partners Exits IPA

IPA, a maker of automated scrub suit and linen dispensing equipment and a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, has been sold to Roper Industries. Riverside acquired IPA in May 2008. IPA has developed the industry’s…

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…

Financing

GE Antares Backs Kohlberg’s Nielsen & Bainbridge Add-on

GE Antares served as administrative agent on a $315 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of The Home Décor Companies by Nielsen & Bainbridge, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, from…

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…

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