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Irving Place Capital Acquires Bendon from Wicks

Irving Place Capital Acquires Bendon from Wicks

Irving Place Capital has completed its acquisition of Bendon, a provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from The Wicks Group. “We have experienced strong growth with the Wicks team, and they have been a valuable partner to us throughout their ownership,” said Bendon’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Ferguson.  “We’ve built a…

Seacoast Capital Invests in Amerit Fleet

Seacoast Capital Invests in Amerit Fleet

Seacoast Capital has made an investment in Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet maintenance services for utilities, transportation & logistics, and distribution clients.  The investment from Seacoast Capital will be used to pursue a growth strategy that involves new services and new service locations throughout the US. “Amerit is a leading company in the…

Breakaway Capital Backs Wave Technology

Breakaway Capital Backs Wave Technology

Breakaway Capital, through its inaugural Breakaway Capital Partners Fund, L.P., has provided a senior secured credit facility to Wave Technology Solutions Group, a provider of consulting services. “Breakaway Capital is a great partner for Wave. They were creative and flexible. Equally as important is the wealth of experience and relationships that Breakaway’s principals bring to…

Lovell Minnick Acquires J.S. Held

Lovell Minnick Acquires J.S. Held

Lovell Minnick Partners has acquired a majority interest in J.S. Held and Held Enloe & Associates (J.S. HELD), specialty advisory firms providing outsourced insurance related consulting services.  The senior management team of both firms will continue to hold a significant minority interest in the combined company. “We believe that an increasing propensity among insurers to…

TowerBrook to Acquire J.Jill

TowerBrook to Acquire J.Jill

TowerBrook Capital Partners has entered into an agreement to purchase J.Jill, a multi-channel fashion retailer of women’s apparel, accessories and footwear. TowerBrook will acquire J.Jill from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital which acquired the company in July 2009 from Talbots. J. Jill is a multi-channel retailer of woman’s apparel. The company sells its merchandise through 205…

Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Inventus Solutions, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired Unified OS, a provider of electronic data discovery. Unified is a provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to corporations, law firms and government agencies operating across Europe. Unified was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, UK (www.unif-id.com). Inventus is a provider…

News

Comcast Forms New Investment Company

Comcast Forms New Investment Company

Comcast has entered into an agreement with the its Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Angelakis, to establish a new company to invest in and operate growth-oriented companies, both domestically and internationally.  Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, Mr. Angelakis was a Managing Director and Member of the Investment and Management Committees at Providence…

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Capital Funding (TCF), the Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lending division of TCF National Bank has provided an $8 million facility to support Mangrove Equity Partners’ investment in ReadyLIFT Suspension. ReadyLIFT is a designer and manufacturer of leveling and suspension kits for off-road enthusiasts in the automotive aftermarket. The company makes products for trucks…

Paul Fossati Joins Sycamore Partners

Paul Fossati Joins Sycamore Partners

Paul Fossati has been hired by Sycamore Partners as the firm’s newest Managing Director.  Mr. Fossati will serve as Director of Capital Markets and will be responsible for all financings for the firm’s new investments and for existing portfolio companies.  As part of these responsibilities he will also maintain the firm’s relationships with financing sources.…

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares was the administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support Harbour Group’s acquisition of Phillips and Temro Industries from Audax Group which first invested in the company in February 2012.  GE Capital Markets was the joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner on this facility. Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a…

Capitala Group Beats Target, Closes New Fund

Capitala Group Beats Target, Closes New Fund

Capitala Group, an investor in lower and middle-market companies, has held a final close of its fourth private equity fund, CapitalSouth SBIC Fund IV, LP, (Fund 4) with $125 million of capital commitments.  The fund exceeded its initial target and was supported by existing investors and new commitments from other institutional investors including public and…

CenterOak Partners Hires Three

CenterOak Partners Hires Three

Dallas-based private equity firm CenterOak Partners has hired three new professionals with the additions of Jeff Moredock, Vice President; Megan Kneipp, Vice President for Business Development and Investor Relations; and Casey Gribble, Associate.  With these hires the team at CenterOak now numbers 21 individuals, including 12 members of the investment and operations team and three…

New Platform

Irving Place Capital Acquires Bendon from Wicks

Irving Place Capital has completed its acquisition of Bendon, a provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from The Wicks Group. “We have experienced strong growth with the Wicks team, and they…

Seacoast Capital Invests in Amerit Fleet

Seacoast Capital has made an investment in Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet maintenance services for utilities, transportation & logistics, and distribution clients.  The investment from Seacoast Capital will be used to pursue a…

Breakaway Capital Backs Wave Technology

Breakaway Capital, through its inaugural Breakaway Capital Partners Fund, L.P., has provided a senior secured credit facility to Wave Technology Solutions Group, a provider of consulting services. “Breakaway Capital is a great partner for Wave.…

Add-on

Clearlake Capital Acquires Unified

Inventus Solutions, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired Unified OS, a provider of electronic data discovery. Unified is a provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to corporations, law firms and government…

Crestview Partners Acquiring Mediatec Group

NEP Group, a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mediatec Group, one of the largest European providers of equipment and services used in the broadcast and live event industries.…

Wind Point Acquires Modern Forwarding

Dicom Transportation Group, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has completed and add-on acquisition with the purchase of Modern Forwarding, a transportation services company based in Windsor, ON. Wind Point acquired Dicom in February…

Graham Completes Aerospace Add-on

Desser Tire & Rubber Company, a portfolio company of Graham Partners, has acquired Watts Aviation Services.  According to Graham Partners, the firm identified Watts as a primary add-on acquisition candidate for Desser prior to its…

Exit

Leeds Equity to Sell Nobel Learning

Leeds Equity Partners has signed an agreement to sell Nobel Learning Communities for $405 million plus assumption of certain indebtedness to Investcorp.  The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015. Nobel…

CD&R Exits BCA

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has sold its portfolio company BCA, one of Europe’s largest used vehicle marketplaces, to Haversham Holdings in a transaction valued at approximately £1.2 billion. Shareholders of BCA, which include CD&R…

Baird Exits Digi-Star

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, a portfolio company of Baird Capital Partners which acquired the company in November 2011.  Digi-Star is a maker of agricultural weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer,…

North Castle and Glencoe Exit Flatout

North Castle Partners and Glencoe Capital have sold Flatout – a manufacturer and marketer of flatbreads and flatbread products – to T. Marzetti Company, a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC) for a price…

Financing

TCF Backs Latest Buy of Mangrove Equity

TCF Capital Funding (TCF), the Chicago-based cash flow and asset-based lending division of TCF National Bank has provided an $8 million facility to support Mangrove Equity Partners’ investment in ReadyLIFT Suspension. ReadyLIFT is a designer…

GE Antares Backs Harbour Group’s Buy of PTI

GE Antares was the administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support Harbour Group’s acquisition of Phillips and Temro Industries from Audax Group which first invested in the company in February 2012.  GE…

Penfund Backs Recent Buy of J.H. Whitney

Penfund has provided a $37 million 2nd lien debt and equity investment in Pediatric Services Holding Corporation to back the acquisition of the company by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. PSA Healthcare is a provider of…

Babson Backs Bridgepoint Buy of eFront

Babson Capital Management was the lead arranger of financing to support Bridgepoint’s acquisition of financial industry software provider eFront from Francisco Partners for €300 million. Babson co-arranged the debt financing in support of the acquisition…

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