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Aterian Acquires Backyard Discovery from Baird

Aterian Acquires Backyard Discovery from Baird

Aterian Investment Partners has acquired Backyard Discovery, one of the largest designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of playsets in North America, from Baird Capital which acquired the company in February 2007. “We are excited to acquire Backyard Discovery, not only for its clear leadership position in the playset market but also for its diverse product…

Resilience Acquires Porter’s Group

Resilience Acquires Porter’s Group

Resilience Capital Partners has acquired Porter’s Group, a provider of metal fabrication services to the security, military, mining, heavy equipment and trucking industries. Porter’s Group (DBA Porter’s Fabrications) manufactures fabricated metal parts.  Products include grill faces, control panels, heavy equipment doors and brackets, ATM vaults and cash dispensers, and a wide variety of other fabricated…

Taglich and Ironwood Acquire Hobbs

Taglich and Ironwood Acquire Hobbs

Taglich Private Equity and Ironwood Capital have acquired Hobbs Bonded Fibers from its founder Carey Hobbs. Hobbs Bonded Fibers is a manufacturer of specialty nonwoven products that are used in industrial and consumer applications, with a specific focus on the automotive and quilt batting markets. Quilt batting is used in sewing and quilting projects as a…

Riverside Acquires Arrowhead from Pfingsten

Riverside Acquires Arrowhead from Pfingsten

The Riverside Company has purchased Arrowhead Electrical Products, a supplier of aftermarket, non-discretionary parts and components for a wide variety of motorized vehicles, from Pfingsten Partners which acquired the company in October 2011. Arrowhead Electrical Products (AEP) has approximately 75,000 SKUs including starters, clutches, driveline components, alternators, generators, suspension parts, gasket kits, and other components. …

Madison Dearborn Completes Buy of Patterson Medical

Madison Dearborn Completes Buy of Patterson Medical

Madison Dearborn Partners has completed its acquisition of the medical business of Patterson Companies for approximately $715 million in cash. Patterson Medical was founded in 1995 as Sammons Preston and was later renamed AbilityOne. The company was acquired by Patterson Companies in 2003.  Today, Patterson Medical is a global specialty distributor of rehabilitation supplies and…

Carlyle Buys Novetta from Arlington

Carlyle Buys Novetta from Arlington

Arlington Capital Partners has agreed to sell its portfolio company Novetta to The Carlyle Group.  Novetta was created through the March 2012 merger of data analytics company FGM with White Oak Technologies, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital that the firm had acquired in November 2010. Novetta is a provider of software and analytic services…

News

Patriot Capital Backs Milestone Buy

Patriot Capital Backs Milestone Buy

Patriot Capital has provided subordinated debt to Aztec/Shaffer, a party and event equipment rental company, to support the July 2015 acquisition of the company by Milestone Venture Group from Todd Johnson who has owned the company since 1995. Aztec/Shaffer operates through two divisions – Aztec Events & Tents (AET) and Shaffer Sports & Events (SSE).…

Colonnade Advises Southfield on Vanguard Buy

Colonnade Advises Southfield on Vanguard Buy

Investment bank Colonnade Advisors was the financial advisor to Southfield Capital on its recent acquisition of Vanguard Dealer Services, a vehicle service contract (VSC) administrator. Vanguard is an agent and administrator of finance and insurance products and services to franchised automobile dealers.  Vanguard offers a portfolio of proprietary and third party auto extended warranty (vehicle…

Comvest Opens Chicago Office, Adds Staff

Comvest Opens Chicago Office, Adds Staff

Mid-market debt and equity investor Comvest Partners has opened a new office in Chicago to expand its transaction origination capabilities for its direct lending and control equity strategies. As part of the Chicago expansion, Comvest has hired Jon Huitink as a new Principal. Mr. Huitink will join Greg Reynolds, Managing Director, and Tim Kim, Associate,…

General Mills’ Investment Pro Joins Encore

General Mills’ Investment Pro Joins Encore

Encore Consumer Capital has hired Meredith Schwarz as its newest Vice President. Ms. Schwarz will be responsible for originating and executing new transactions and she will also be active in portfolio company oversight. Before joining Encore, Ms. Schwarz worked in mergers and acquisitions and new business development at General Mills.  At General Mills she started…

JTS Capital Adds New Vice Chairman

JTS Capital Adds New Vice Chairman

JTS Capital Group announced today that Carl Chaney has joined the firm as Vice Chairman focused on new loan acquisition sourcing and portfolio management. Mr. Chaney has 29 years of business experience and a track record of building businesses in the financial services sector.  Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of…

TA Adds Four New Vice Presidents

TA Adds Four New Vice Presidents

TA Associates has expanded its investment staff in its Boston, Menlo Park and London offices with the hirings of four new vice presidents – Amara Suebsaeng, Alex Melamud, Max Cancre, and John DiCola. “All four of these individuals have a depth of knowledge within a number of TA’s focus industries. We look forward to them…

New Platform

Resilience Acquires Porter’s Group

Resilience Capital Partners has acquired Porter’s Group, a provider of metal fabrication services to the security, military, mining, heavy equipment and trucking industries. Porter’s Group (DBA Porter’s Fabrications) manufactures fabricated metal parts.  Products include grill…

Taglich and Ironwood Acquire Hobbs

Taglich Private Equity and Ironwood Capital have acquired Hobbs Bonded Fibers from its founder Carey Hobbs. Hobbs Bonded Fibers is a manufacturer of specialty nonwoven products that are used in industrial and consumer applications, with…

Riverside Acquires Arrowhead from Pfingsten

The Riverside Company has purchased Arrowhead Electrical Products, a supplier of aftermarket, non-discretionary parts and components for a wide variety of motorized vehicles, from Pfingsten Partners which acquired the company in October 2011. Arrowhead Electrical…

Add-on

Century Park Acquires Marx & Moschner

Moss, Inc., a portfolio company of Century Park Capital Partners has acquired, Marx & Moschner GmbH, a maker of large scale textile prints used at tradeshows, marketing events, and in retail settings. Marx & Moschner’s…

Trinity Hunt Adds-On Fast with Stratos Buy

Deposition Solutions, a provider of litigation support services and a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners, has acquired Stratos Legal Records (SLR), the medical records retrieval services division of Stratos Legal. According to Trinity Hunt,…

Revelstoke Acquires BON Labs

Schryver Medical, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has acquired B.O.N. Clinical Laboratories (BON Labs). BON Labs provides laboratory services to medical facilities and to offices of physicians. The company has laboratories in Henderson,…

Bertram Capital Acquires LaserBits

Rowmark, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, has acquired LaserBits, a distributor of laser-able products sold to the awards and engraving markets. Mike Fruciano, the co-founder of LaserBits, has joined the Rowmark management team as…

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Aterian Acquires Backyard Discovery from Baird

Aterian Investment Partners has acquired Backyard Discovery, one of the largest designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of playsets in North America, from Baird Capital which acquired the company in February 2007. “We are excited to…

Riverside Acquires Arrowhead from Pfingsten

The Riverside Company has purchased Arrowhead Electrical Products, a supplier of aftermarket, non-discretionary parts and components for a wide variety of motorized vehicles, from Pfingsten Partners which acquired the company in October 2011. Arrowhead Electrical…

Providence Exits World Triathlon Corporation

Dalian Wanda Group – a large Chinese conglomerate – has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of World Triathlon Corporation, an operator of IRONMAN events, for $650 million from Providence Equity Partners.…

CI Capital Completes KIK Exit

CI Capital Partners has completed the previously announced sale of its portfolio company, KIK Custom Products, a maker of household and personal care products, to Centerbridge Partners. KIK Custom Products is a contract and private…

Financing

Patriot Capital Backs Milestone Buy

Patriot Capital has provided subordinated debt to Aztec/Shaffer, a party and event equipment rental company, to support the July 2015 acquisition of the company by Milestone Venture Group from Todd Johnson who has owned the…

CIT Backs Arlington’s July Buy of Avalign

CIT Healthcare Finance was the Joint Lead Arranger in a $135 million senior secured credit facility to back Arlington Capital Partners’ July 2015 acquisition of Avalign Technologies, a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and instruments, from…

KPS Completes Another Dividend Recap

KPS Capital Partners has completed a $50 million dividend recapitalization of its portfolio company Electrical Components International which it acquired in May 2014.  The recapitalization was funded by a $50 million upsizing of the company’s…

Golub Backs Thoma Bravo’s Buy of iPipeline

Golub Capital was the Administrative Agent, Co-Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner, on a new credit facility to back the buy of iPipeline by Thoma Bravo. iPipeline’s software is used to automate the life insurance sales…

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