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CD&R Buys Sausage Casing King

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 vegetarian protein categories. Last year, the company had revenues of €281 million and produced more than 850 million meters of…

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Consumer-focused Lion Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Authentic Brands Group, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners (LGP). Authentic Brands Group (ABG) was formed by LGP in 2010 to acquire, manage and build value in prominent consumer brands and is led by Jamie Salter CEO. LGP and Mr.…

Kohlberg & Company Acquires Amendia

Kohlberg & Company Acquires Amendia

Kohlberg & Company has acquired a majority equity interest in Amendia, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures. Kohlberg invested in Amendia through its $1.6 billion private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors VII, LP. Amendia’s products include anterior cervical plates; endoscopic spine systems; cervical interbody devices; vertebral body replacements;…

MSouth Acquires Hire Dynamics

MSouth Acquires Hire Dynamics

MSouth Equity Partners has acquired Hire Dynamics, a staffing company that specializes in call centers, manufacturing facilities, logistics, e-commerce operations and office support. Hire Dynamics was co-founded in 2001 by CEO Dan Campbell and CFO Jon Neff. With this transaction closed, MSouth now holds a majority equity interest in the company while Mr. Campbell remains…

CIVC Acquires Sitewise

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’ management team is led by Lee Wilkerson, President; Jeff Sedillos, VP of Operations; and Myron Stadler, VP of Finance. At…

Leonard Green to Buy ExamWorks

Leonard Green to Buy ExamWorks

Leonard Green & Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire publicly-traded ExamWorks Group, a provider of independent medical examinations, for $2.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. ExamWorks provides independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case management services, record retrieval services, and document…

News

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).…

Ex-Halyard Pro Joins Yukon

Ex-Halyard Pro Joins Yukon

Michael Furey has joined Yukon Partners as the firm’s newest partner. He will be active in sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities as well as portfolio management. Prior to joining Yukon, Mr. Furey was a partner at Halyard Capital, a maker of control and junior capital investments in business services, media, and communications companies. At…

JMC Adds New Principal

JMC Adds New Principal

JMC Capital Partners has hired Bill Tamul as a new principal of the firm.  Since 2009, he has been a Senior Vice President at Deloitte Advisory. At Deloitte, Mr. Tamul was a member of the transaction and business analytics practice. Mr. Tamul led a number of engagements and worked with client management teams to develop…

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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…

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Consumer-focused Lion Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Authentic Brands Group, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners (LGP). Authentic Brands Group (ABG) was formed by LGP in 2010…

Kohlberg & Company Acquires Amendia

Kohlberg & Company has acquired a majority equity interest in Amendia, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures. Kohlberg invested in Amendia through its $1.6 billion private equity…

Add-on

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…

Frontenac Adds-On to A.H. Harris

A.H. Harris, a distributor of construction supplies and equipment and a portfolio company of Frontenac, has completed the add-on acquisition of Kenseal Construction Products. Kenseal is a distributor of waterproofing; sealants; stucco and EIFS (exterior…

Ridgemont Buys Lifeguard Medical

Allied 100, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, has acquired Lifeguard Medical Solutions, a distributor of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. AEDs are electric life-saving devices used to restart patient heartbeats during a…

Exit

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,…

Castle Harlan Exits Baker & Taylor

Castle Harlan has sold Baker & Taylor, a distributor of books, video and music products, to Follett Corporation. Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP acquired Baker & Taylor in July 2006 in a transaction valued at…

Wynnchurch and Comvest Exit U.S. Pipe

Wynnchurch Capital and Comvest Partners have sold their portfolio company USP Holdings Inc. (US Pipe) to Forterra Building Products. Wynnchurch and Comvest acquired US Pipe through a divestiture from Mueller Water Products in April 2012.…

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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