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MVC and Yukon Partners Acquire AccuMED

MVC and Yukon Partners Acquire AccuMED

MVC Private Equity has acquired AccuMED, a contract manufacturer of healthcare products, in partnership with Yukon Partners which acquired a minority equity interest in AccuMed and provided subordinated debt financing in support of the transaction.  The senior management team of AccuMED will own a meaningful interest in the company and will continue to operate the…

Sverica Acquires Resonetics from Corporate Fuel

Sverica Acquires Resonetics from Corporate Fuel

Sverica International has acquired Resonetics, a provider of laser micromachining manufacturing services, and a portfolio company of Corporate Fuel Partners. “We are looking forward to working with CEO Tom Burns and the rest of the team at Resonetics,” said Dave Finley, Managing Director at Sverica.  “The outsourcing trends and shift to miniaturization and polymers play…

RLJ Equity Partners Acquires Zak

RLJ Equity Partners Acquires Zak

LAI International, a portfolio company of RLJ Equity Partners, has acquired Zak Incorporated, a contract manufacturer of components used in the power generation, specialty metals, and oil & gas industries. “RLJ Equity Partners is delighted to support LAI’s acquisition of Zak,” said RLJ Equity Partners’ T. Otey Smith. “With its strong customer base in key…

Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has made a majority investment in luxury shoemaker Harrys of London.  Jennifer Moores, one of the founding shareholders of Harrys, is participating in the investment as are other founding shareholders.  The existing senior management team of Harrys – led by Marty Wikstrom, Chairman, and Kevin Martel, Creative Director – will remain…

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

Royal Camp Services, a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney and Company (HKW), has acquired Summit Catering. “The Royal Camp management team has done an outstanding job with organic growth over the last few years and with the acquisition of Summit, the company is well positioned to serve the many opportunities in British Columbia,” said…

Sentinel Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

Sentinel Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Hollander Sleep Products, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of bedding products, from HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) which acquired the company in 2009. “Hollander is a leader in its industry with a talented management team that possesses extensive market knowledge and deep functional expertise,” said Eric Bommer, a Sentinel…

News

Deutsche Asset & Wealth closes Third Secondaries Fund at Hard Cap

Deutsche Asset & Wealth closes Third Secondaries Fund at Hard Cap

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has held a first and final close of its Secondary Opportunities Fund III, LP (SOF III) at the fund’s $1.6 billion hard cap. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is the brand name of the Asset & Wealth Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The division has €955 billion of…

Western Reserve Adds New Analyst

Western Reserve Adds New Analyst

Western Reserve Partners, a middle market investment bank based in Cleveland, has hired Christopher Heidger as a new Analyst. Prior to joining the Western Reserve, Mr. Heidger worked as a Senior Analyst with Vertical Knowledge, an assembler of open-source data used to analyze finance, risk, security, intelligence, commercial, and legal issues.  He also served in…

Freeman Spogli Closes Fund 7 at Max Cap

Freeman Spogli Closes Fund 7 at Max Cap

Freeman Spogli & Co. has held a final closing of its seventh private equity fund, FS Equity Partners VII, LP, with $1.3 billion in commitments from its investors. Freeman Spogli is a middle market private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of consumer-related and distribution businesses. The new fund surpassed its $850 million target and…

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Capital was the administrative agent on a $95 million senior secured credit facility used to refinance the senior debt of Dialog Direct, a Glencoe Capital’s portfolio company, and to provide financing to for the company to acquire Allegra Direct Communications. “GE Antares is a reliable and trusted debt provider to our firm. They…

LFM Capital Closes First Fund at $110 Million

LFM Capital Closes First Fund at $110 Million

LFM Capital has closed its first fund, LFM Capital Partners, LP, with $110.1 million in aggregate capital commitments. “We are very gratified by the level of investor support for LFM’s first fund and the opportunity to partner with a handful of prestigious university endowments,” said Steve Cook, Executive Managing Director.  “We attribute the fund’s extraordinary…

Intralinks Predicts Continued Growth in M&A

Intralinks Predicts Continued Growth in M&A

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, a predictor of future mergers and acquisitions activity, sees future growth in activity over the next six months with M&A volumes in Q1 2015 up 10 to 14 percent year-over-year. The Q1 2015 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (“DFP”) points to sustained momentum in M&A activity that will carry into 2015.…

New Platform

MVC and Yukon Partners Acquire AccuMED

MVC Private Equity has acquired AccuMED, a contract manufacturer of healthcare products, in partnership with Yukon Partners which acquired a minority equity interest in AccuMed and provided subordinated debt financing in support of the transaction. …

Sverica Acquires Resonetics from Corporate Fuel

Sverica International has acquired Resonetics, a provider of laser micromachining manufacturing services, and a portfolio company of Corporate Fuel Partners. “We are looking forward to working with CEO Tom Burns and the rest of the…

Palladin Acquires Harrys of London

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has made a majority investment in luxury shoemaker Harrys of London.  Jennifer Moores, one of the founding shareholders of Harrys, is participating in the investment as are other founding shareholders.  The…

Add-on

RLJ Equity Partners Acquires Zak

LAI International, a portfolio company of RLJ Equity Partners, has acquired Zak Incorporated, a contract manufacturer of components used in the power generation, specialty metals, and oil & gas industries. “RLJ Equity Partners is delighted…

HKW Adds-on Summit Catering

Royal Camp Services, a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney and Company (HKW), has acquired Summit Catering. “The Royal Camp management team has done an outstanding job with organic growth over the last few years…

Huron Acquires Optimum Plastics

Bloomer Plastics, a portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Optimum Plastics.  Huron acquired Bloomer Plastics in June 2012. Optimum Plastics is a producer of high barrier coextruded blown plastic films. The company is…

H.I.G. Acquires Net Trans Services and Worldwide Payment

H.I.G. Capital’s portfolio company Onyx Payments, a payment processor serving hotel and travel agencies, has acquired Norway-based Net Trans Services and Spain-based Worldwide Payment Systems. Net Trans Services provides hotel commission recovery and reconciliation services…

Exit

Blue Point Exits Callison Architecture

Blue Point Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Callison Architecture to ARCADIS, an asset design and consultancy firm. Callison is a professional architecture and design firm, providing a suite of services including architecture, interior…

Encore Consumer Capital Exits Isopure

Encore Consumer Capital has completed the sale of The Isopure Company, a marketer of sports nutrition products, to Glanbia for $153 million. Encore began marketing Isopure in July 2014. “Isopure’s founder Hal Katz decided to…

American Capital Exits Avalon Laboratories

American Capital has sold its portfolio company Avalon Laboratories to Nordson Corporation for $180 million.  Over the life of its investment, American Capital realized a compounded annual rate of return of 19% on its equity…

Vista Completes Sale of SumTotal Systems

Vista Equity Partners has completed the sale of its portfolio company SumTotal Systems to Skillsoft Corporation, a subsidiary of Skillsoft Limited.  Vista completed a buyout and take-private of SumTotal in July 2009. SumTotal Systems is…

Financing

GE Antares Backs Glencoe’s Latest Add-on

GE Antares Capital was the administrative agent on a $95 million senior secured credit facility used to refinance the senior debt of Dialog Direct, a Glencoe Capital’s portfolio company, and to provide financing to for…

New Lower Mid-Market Lender Launched

Tree Line Capital has partnered with Enhanced Capital to launch a lower middle-market direct lending platform for businesses with EBITDA of $2 million to $20 million. The new lender will be led by founding and…

TCF Capital Backs Dubin Clark’s Restoration Parts Group              

TCF Capital Funding has provided the financing to support the refinancing of Restoration Parts Group, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark, and its July 2014 acquisition of The Right Stuff Detailing. Restoration Parts is a…

Direct, Co-Investments Drive Shifts in Private Equity

Recent research by Fitch Ratings shows that a growing interest by large limited partners to either co-invest or directly invest in corporate equity financings has led private equity firms to respond by facilitating investments in…

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