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Swander Sells Probiotics Maker to Clorox

Swander Sells Probiotics Maker to Clorox

Swander Pace Capital has sold its portfolio company ReNew Life Formulas, a maker of probiotics and other digestive care supplements, to The Clorox Company for $290 million.  In calendar year 2015, Renew Life had revenues of $115 million. ReNew Life produces and sells digestive health products and functional foods including probiotic supplements, herbal cleansing products,…

Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP

Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP

Warburg Pincus has completed the acquisition of DocuTAP, a provider of information technology to healthcare services providers. DocuTAP’s software products are used by urgent care and primary care clinics for the maintenance of electronic medical records, practice management, and revenue cycle management. The company’s products are used by approximately 1,300 urgent care and primary care…

CI Capital Adds-on to Maroon

CI Capital Adds-on to Maroon

Maroon Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired U.S. Chemicals, a national distributor of specialty chemicals. Founded in 1960, U.S. Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals that are used in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), lubricants, and plastics industries.  The company was founded in 1960 by Howard Von Oehsen. Today, the company…

PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Capital has recapitalized Feeders Supply Company, a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies. The transaction also included a significant re-investment by President and CEO Pam Longwell. Feeders Supply was founded in 1959 by Roy Gibson as a feed store serving area livestock farms. In the 1970’s the company added commercial accounts to…

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

Vertafore, a provider of cloud-based insurance technology services and a portfolio company of TPG Capital, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7 billion. Vertafore was acquired by Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity in 2004 and then sold to TPG Capital for…

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services to law firms and corporations, and a portfolio company of Clearview Capital since January 2015, has acquired F1 Discovery, also a provider of eDiscovery services to law firms and corporations. “F1 has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality services to clients…

News

Fifth Third Adds Co-Head to Capital Markets Team

Fifth Third Adds Co-Head to Capital Markets Team

Fifth Third Bancorp has hired William Tyson as co-head of Fifth Third Capital Markets. He will report to Lars Anderson, executive vice president and chief operating officer Mr. Tyson will team with Bob Marcus, the other co-head of the group, on the strategic direction of the capital markets unit. Additionally, he will focus on driving…

FTV Promotes Brad Bernstein

FTV Promotes Brad Bernstein

FTV Capital has promoted Brad Bernstein to managing partner. Mr. Bernstein will continue to lead the firm’s New York office and will be active investing in growth stage enterprise technology & services, and financial service companies.  He will also assume additional management responsibilities alongside San Francisco-based FTV managing partner Richard Garman. In 2002, Mr. Bernstein…

Antares Backs ABRY Buy of SambaSafety

Antares Backs ABRY Buy of SambaSafety

Antares Capital was the administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition last month of Safety Holdings (DBA SambaSafety) by ABRY Partners. The selling shareholders of SambaSafety were Cerca Group and Ticonderoga Private Equity which had acquired the company in November 2011. SambaSafety is a provider of…

New MainStream Gets New Principal

New MainStream Gets New Principal

New MainStream Capital has promoted David Peterson to Principal. Mr. Peterson joined the firm in 2012 as an Associate and was elevated to Vice President in 2014. He is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and monitoring the firm’s investments. Prior to joining NMS, Mr. Peterson was an Associate at Waud…

Sunstone Closes First Fund

Sunstone Closes First Fund

Sunstone Partners has closed its first fund, Sunstone Partners I, LP, with $300 million of total commitments. The new fund had a target of $200 million, was oversubscribed, and closed at its hard cap. Sunstone Partners was formed by a spin-out of the growth equity team of Trident Capital and the firm was initially known…

Monroe Backs Buy of Twin-Star

Monroe Backs Buy of Twin-Star

Monroe Capital was the sole lead arranger and administrative agent on a senior term loan to support the acquisition of Twin-Star International by Z Capital Partners. Twin-Star designs and manufactures decorative electric fireplaces, heaters, home furnishings (television stands, speaker bars, cabinets, beds, and kitchen islands) and consumer electronics (headphones, power surge protectors and HDMI cables).…

New Platform

Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP

Warburg Pincus has completed the acquisition of DocuTAP, a provider of information technology to healthcare services providers. DocuTAP’s software products are used by urgent care and primary care clinics for the maintenance of electronic medical…

PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Capital has recapitalized Feeders Supply Company, a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies. The transaction also included a significant re-investment by President and CEO Pam Longwell. Feeders Supply was founded in 1959…

CD&R Buys Sausage Casing King

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has agreed to acquire Kalle GmbH, one of the largest makers of artificial casings used in the meat processing industry. Kalle’s casings are used in the pork, beef, poultry and…

Add-on

CI Capital Adds-on to Maroon

Maroon Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired U.S. Chemicals, a national distributor of specialty chemicals. Founded in 1960, U.S. Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals that are used in the CASE (coatings, adhesives,…

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services to law firms and corporations, and a portfolio company of Clearview Capital since January 2015, has acquired F1 Discovery, also a…

CIVC Acquires Sitewise

Track Utilities, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, has acquired Sitewise Corporation, a provider of compliance related operations and maintenance; re-construction; and new construction services to oil, natural gas, electric, and telecom companies. The Sitewise’…

Arsenal Continues Chemical Buys

Polymer Solutions Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired Sasco Chemical Group, a maker of specialty chemicals for the rubber, wood, consumer and medical industries. Sasco Chemical is a manufacturer of rubber…

Exit

Swander Sells Probiotics Maker to Clorox

Swander Pace Capital has sold its portfolio company ReNew Life Formulas, a maker of probiotics and other digestive care supplements, to The Clorox Company for $290 million.  In calendar year 2015, Renew Life had revenues…

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

Vertafore, a provider of cloud-based insurance technology services and a portfolio company of TPG Capital, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7…

Brazos Exits Southern Tide

Brazos Private Equity has sold Southern Tide, a lifestyle apparel brand, to Oxford Industries at an enterprise value of $85 million. Brazos invested in Southern Tide in August 2013 with capital from its $715 million…

TVV Capital Exits Indco

TVV Capital has sold its portfolio company Indco, a manufacturer of mixing equipment. The sale generated a 3.2x return on invested capital for TVV’s second fund, Tennessee Valley Ventures II, LP. Indco is a designer,…

Financing

Antares Backs ABRY Buy of SambaSafety

Antares Capital was the administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition last month of Safety Holdings (DBA SambaSafety) by ABRY Partners. The selling shareholders of SambaSafety…

Monroe Backs Buy of Twin-Star

Monroe Capital was the sole lead arranger and administrative agent on a senior term loan to support the acquisition of Twin-Star International by Z Capital Partners. Twin-Star designs and manufactures decorative electric fireplaces, heaters, home…

Yukon Backs Grey Mountain Recap of Binswanger

Grey Mountain Partners has completed a recapitalization of Binswanger Enterprises, an installer and retailer of architectural glass and aluminum products. Yukon Partners provided mezzanine capital to support the recapitalization and also acquired a minority equity…

ORIX USA Group Launches IX Capital Partners

ORIX USA has formed IX Capital Partners, LLC, a new investment firm that is part of its majority-owned subsidiary, Mariner Investment Group. IX Capital Partners (IXCP) will invest from $50 million to $150 million of…

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