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Sheridan Legacy Exits Diamondback Drugs

Sheridan Legacy Exits Diamondback Drugs

Sheridan Legacy Group has sold Diamondback Drugs, a veterinary compounding pharmacy, to Tailwind Capital. Diamondback serves veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, zoos, aquariums, research institutions, and individual pet owners. The company has an extensive pharmaceutical product line ranging from ophthalmic preparations to cancer treatment solutions. Diamondback is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ (www.diamondbackdrugs.com). “Sheridan’s investment allowed us…

Cortec Group Acquires OCR Canada

Cortec Group Acquires OCR Canada

Barcodes, a portfolio company of Cortec Group, has acquired OCR Canada.  This is the first add-on acquisition completed by Cortec for Barcodes since it acquired the company in November 2012. OCR provides automated identification and data capture equipment and  services to companies throughout Canada.  OCR provides data capture, mobile computing, and wireless infrastructure products along…

Peloton Equity invests in HealthPlanOne

Peloton Equity invests in HealthPlanOne

Peloton Equity has invested growth capital to acquire a majority stake in HealthPlanOne, a technology-enabled digital marketing firm specializing in Medicare and individual and family health insurance sales and distribution.  HealthPlanOne is the first investment made by newly-formed Peloton Equity. HealthPlanOne operates two online health insurance marketplaces where consumers can search for, compare, and enroll…

Propel Equity Partners Acquires Shrinky Dinks

Propel Equity Partners Acquires Shrinky Dinks

Alex Brands, a portfolio company of Propel Equity Partners, has acquired the Shrinky Dinks brand of toys. Shrinky Dinks offers a variety of products and play patterns based upon plastic sheets that can be cut, colored and then shrunk and hardened into an endless amount of original designs.  Alex Brands has historically licensed the Shrinky…

Riverside Invests in Alcohol Monitoring Systems

Riverside Invests in Alcohol Monitoring Systems

The Riverside Company has made a minority investment in Alcohol Monitoring Systems, a provider of electronic monitoring technologies used by state and local criminal justice agencies to monitor and manage alcohol use by criminal offenders. Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) offers a full suite of electronic monitoring products. Its SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device is the…

Partners Group to Acquire Dynacast

Partners Group to Acquire Dynacast

Partners Group has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Dynacast International, a precision die caster and metal injection molder, at an enterprise value of $1.1 billion. Partners Group is joined in the acquisition by Kenner & Company, an existing shareholder, and the company’s management team, which will both roll over significant equity…

News

Rapper Rubenstein

Rapper Rubenstein

In September 2013 The Carlyle Group made a minority investment of $500 million in Beats Electronics, the audio brand co-founded by artist and producer Dr. Dre.  Then in August 2014, Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion in a cash and stock deal, marking the largest acquisition in the company’s history. Needless to say, it was…

SunTx Recaps Construction Partners, Distributes Cash

SunTx Recaps Construction Partners, Distributes Cash

Construction Partners, an infrastructure and road construction company and portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners, has refinanced substantially all of the company’s existing debt and consolidated its borrowings into a simplified credit structure.  Proceeds from the consolidation will be used to fund a cash distribution to SunTx investors and to, of course, support the company’s…

CIT Leads $243 Million Financing for GI’s Buy

CIT Leads $243 Million Financing for GI’s Buy

CIT Group served as Joint Lead Arranger on a $243 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), a provider of contract cleaning services, by GI Partners. KBS was a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company. “We’re pleased to finance GI Partners’ acquisition of KBS, a company that has…

Castanea Names New Partner

Castanea Names New Partner

Middle-market consumer focused private equity firm Castanea Partners has promoted Juan Marcos Hill to Partner. Mr. Marcos joined Castanea as an associate in 2002. “Juan Marcos has been with Castanea since its inception and is a highly regarded member of our team. Over the years, he developed into an experienced private equity professional and we’re…

BackBay Adds Private Equity Pro to Team

BackBay Adds Private Equity Pro to Team

BackBay Communications, a public relations, branding and marketing firm with a specialty in private equity, has hired Ken MacFadyen as an Account Director.  Mr. MacFadyen’s responsibilities include strategic communications, content development and media relations. Mr. MacFadyen has an extensive background in finance and private equity.  Prior to recent positions in speechwriting and investor relations at…

Babson Backs Kohlberg’s Buy of PPV

Babson Backs Kohlberg’s Buy of PPV

Babson Capital Management has provided a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition last month of PPC Industries by Kohlberg & Company. PPC Industries, a portfolio company of AEA since March 2006, is a maker of tubing, film and bags using engineered plastic resins. The company’s products are used in niche segments of the…

New Platform

Peloton Equity invests in HealthPlanOne

Peloton Equity has invested growth capital to acquire a majority stake in HealthPlanOne, a technology-enabled digital marketing firm specializing in Medicare and individual and family health insurance sales and distribution.  HealthPlanOne is the first investment…

Riverside Invests in Alcohol Monitoring Systems

The Riverside Company has made a minority investment in Alcohol Monitoring Systems, a provider of electronic monitoring technologies used by state and local criminal justice agencies to monitor and manage alcohol use by criminal offenders.…

Partners Group to Acquire Dynacast

Partners Group has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Dynacast International, a precision die caster and metal injection molder, at an enterprise value of $1.1 billion. Partners Group is joined in the…

Add-on

Cortec Group Acquires OCR Canada

Barcodes, a portfolio company of Cortec Group, has acquired OCR Canada.  This is the first add-on acquisition completed by Cortec for Barcodes since it acquired the company in November 2012. OCR provides automated identification and…

Propel Equity Partners Acquires Shrinky Dinks

Alex Brands, a portfolio company of Propel Equity Partners, has acquired the Shrinky Dinks brand of toys. Shrinky Dinks offers a variety of products and play patterns based upon plastic sheets that can be cut,…

Hastings Acquires Select Chemicals

WadeCo Specialties, a specialty chemical provider and a portfolio company of Hastings Equity Partners, has acquired Select Chemicals.  Hastings first invested in WadeCo Specialties in May 2014. Select Chemicals (DBA Select Technologies) provides production chemicals…

Generation Growth Acquires Contrast Equipment

Midway Industrial Supply, a portfolio company of Generation Growth Capital, has acquired Contrast Equipment Company. Contrast Equipment Company is a finishing equipment system integrator and provides in-house paint system design and full service integrated systems…

Exit

Sheridan Legacy Exits Diamondback Drugs

Sheridan Legacy Group has sold Diamondback Drugs, a veterinary compounding pharmacy, to Tailwind Capital. Diamondback serves veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, zoos, aquariums, research institutions, and individual pet owners. The company has an extensive pharmaceutical product…

Clearview Exits Battenfeld Technologies

Clearview Capital has closed on the sale of its controlling interest in Battenfeld Technologies to Smith & Wesson for $130.5 million. Clearview first invested in Battenfeld in June 2012. Battenfeld is a designer, importer and…

Arsenal Sells Charter Brokerage to Berkshire

Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Charter Brokerage, a non-asset based third party logistics provider, from Arsenal Capital Partners which first invested in Charter in February 2008. Charter Brokerage is a non-asset based third party logistics provider…

Inverness Graham Exits RacoWireless

Inverness Graham has sold its portfolio company RacoWireless to strategic acquirer KORE Wireless Group in an all-cash transaction. Inverness Graham acquired RacoWireless in September 2012. RacoWireless is a provider of a cloud-based, machine-to-machine (M2M), wireless…

Financing

CIT Leads $243 Million Financing for GI’s Buy

CIT Group served as Joint Lead Arranger on a $243 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), a provider of contract cleaning services, by GI Partners. KBS was…

Babson Backs Kohlberg’s Buy of PPV

Babson Capital Management has provided a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition last month of PPC Industries by Kohlberg & Company. PPC Industries, a portfolio company of AEA since March 2006, is a…

American Capital Backs Snow Phipps Buy of Teasdale Foods

American Capital has invested $31.5 million in the form of a second lien term loan to support Snow Phipps’ acquisition of Teasdale Foods from Palladium Equity Partners.  Teasdale is a provider of private label and…

GE Capital Backs Vista’s Buy of NAVEX Global

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing group served as administrative agent on a $310 million senior secured credit facility to support Vista Equity Partners’ November acquisition of compliance and ethics software provider NAVEX Global. …

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