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Blackthorne Acquires Fireplace Door Maker

Blackthorne Acquires Fireplace Door Maker

Design Specialties, a maker of fireplace doors and screens, has been acquired by Blackthorne Partners in partnership with investor and operator Michael Draves.  The company was sold to the investment group by owner Pat Gengler. Design Specialties’ products range from lower price doors to one-of-a-kind doors handcrafted by artists.  Products are available in a variety…

Huron’s Energy Services Platform Getting Bigger

Huron’s Energy Services Platform Getting Bigger

Albireo Energy, a platform portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Sky Technologies, a provider of energy and power monitoring systems. Huron Capital formed its Albireo Energy platform in 2013 by partnering with industry executive Phil Bomrad to make investments in the energy services and smart buildings sectors.  Mr. Bomrad has spent over 20…

NewSpring Invests in USPack Logistics

NewSpring Invests in USPack Logistics

NewSpring Holdings has invested in USPack Logistics, a provider of same-day and next-day delivery services. US Pack provides its delivery services in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions.  The company services industries that have time sensitive delivery-times particularly the e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and healthcare sectors.  US Pack uses an asset-light model with approximately 550…

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…

News

Stone Arch Closes Oversubscribed Fund III

Stone Arch Closes Oversubscribed Fund III

Stone Arch Capital has held a final close of its third private equity fund, Stone Arch Capital III, LP, with $205 million of capital commitments. The new fund, which had a target of $175 million, was oversubscribed at its hard cap of $200 million of limited partner commitments and was raised in less than six…

Clearview Seeks Add-ons for Cosmetic Lab Platform

Clearview Seeks Add-ons for Cosmetic Lab Platform

Clearview Capital is actively pursuing add-on acquisitions for its portfolio company Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories which it acquired April 2014. Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories (NCL) is a formulator and manufacturer of cosmetic and skin care products for branded cosmetic and personal care companies. NCL specializes in formulating “physician strength” skincare and prestige cosmetic products which are growing…

GE and Citizens Refinance Giordano’s

GE and Citizens Refinance Giordano’s

Giordano’s, the world-famous stuffed pizza restaurant chain based in Chicago and a portfolio company of Victory Park Capital, has secured a $51 million credit facility from GE Capital Franchise Finance and Citizen’s Bank. The new facility refinances existing debt and funds a longer term capital need of the company for restaurant expansion. Giordano’s is a…

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.…

New Platform

Blackthorne Acquires Fireplace Door Maker

Design Specialties, a maker of fireplace doors and screens, has been acquired by Blackthorne Partners in partnership with investor and operator Michael Draves.  The company was sold to the investment group by owner Pat Gengler.…

NewSpring Invests in USPack Logistics

NewSpring Holdings has invested in USPack Logistics, a provider of same-day and next-day delivery services. US Pack provides its delivery services in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions.  The company services industries that…

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…

Add-on

Huron’s Energy Services Platform Getting Bigger

Albireo Energy, a platform portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquired Sky Technologies, a provider of energy and power monitoring systems. Huron Capital formed its Albireo Energy platform in 2013 by partnering with industry…

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…

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

GE and Citizens Refinance Giordano’s

Giordano’s, the world-famous stuffed pizza restaurant chain based in Chicago and a portfolio company of Victory Park Capital, has secured a $51 million credit facility from GE Capital Franchise Finance and Citizen’s Bank. The new…

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…

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