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Leeds Equity Partners Acquires Covenant Review

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires Covenant Review

Leeds Equity Partners has made an equity investment in Covenant Review in partnership with company executives Adam Cohen and Paul Ciasullo, who will continue to lead the business. “We serve our customers by explaining the actionable possibilities of legal documents, which otherwise can be very difficult for investors to understand in context,” said Mr. Cohen. …

Resilience Acquires Riverside Manufacturing Company

Resilience Acquires Riverside Manufacturing Company

Affinity Specialty Apparel, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, has acquired Riverside Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer, seller and distributor of flame-resistant clothing.  Riverside is Resilience Capital Partners’ first add-on acquisition by its Affinity Specialty Apparel investment platform, which it acquired in December 2013. Riverside Manufacturing is a manufacturer, seller and distributor of flame-resistant clothing,…

American Capital Sells Unwired Technology to Delphi

American Capital Sells Unwired Technology to Delphi

Delphi Automotive has entered into an agreement to acquire Unwired Technology, a supplier of media connectivity modules, from American Capital. American Capital first invested in Unwired Technology in May 2005. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unwired Technology is a designer and supplier of high-speed USB connectivity modules and…

CIVC Partners Acquires KPA Services

CIVC Partners Acquires KPA Services

CIVC has completed the acquisition of KPA Services, a provider of environmental, health, and safety compliance services. KPA represents the eighth platform investment within CIVC Partners Fund IV. KPA Services provides environmental, health, & safety compliance and human resource management services to over 5,100 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships, and service companies. Customers include eight…

GI Partners Acquires Kellermeyer Bergensons from Kohlberg

GI Partners Acquires Kellermeyer Bergensons from Kohlberg

GI Partners has signed an agreement to acquire Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, a provider of facilities management services to retail and grocery chains, from Kohlberg & Company.  GI’s investment will be made through GI Partners’ $2 billion fourth fund.  Completion of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014. Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS) was…

Balance Point Invests in Food Evolution

Balance Point Invests in Food Evolution

Balance Point Capital Partners has made an investment in Food Evolution. Co-investors include Akoya Capital Partners, Plexus Capital, and the senior management team of Food Evolution. “We are delighted to partner with Balance Point,” said Bret Schultz, President of Food Evolution.  “To be able to have access to the capital flexibility Balance Point possesses will…

News

KPS Inks Dividend Recap for Motor Coach Industries

KPS Inks Dividend Recap for Motor Coach Industries

KPS Capital Partners has completed a recapitalization of its portfolio company Motor Coach Industries International (MCI).  KPS acquired MCI in September 2010 in partnership with Daimler North America Corp. and senior management. MCI is a manufacturer of intercity coaches for the US and Canadian tour, charter, line-haul, commuter and transit markets. The company has a…

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Capital has provided $215 million of first lien senior secured credit facilities to support the recapitalization of Pacific World Corporation, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The $215 million financing provided by Prospect marks the eleventh time in the last two years that Prospect has invested over $100 million in a single…

Paul Novak Joins Cherry Tree as a Managing Director

Paul Novak Joins Cherry Tree as a Managing Director

The Cherry Tree Companies have announced that Paul Novak has joined the company’s investment banking unit, Cherry Tree & Associates, as a Managing Director. Mr. Novak will be based at the company’s headquarters in Minnetonka, MN and will be active in growing Cherry Tree’s sell-side advisory practice in manufacturing, distribution, food, and agribusiness, as well…

American Capital Closes New $1.1 Billion Lower Mid-Market Fund

American Capital Closes New $1.1 Billion Lower Mid-Market Fund

American Capital has closed American Capital Equity III, LP (ACE III), its new private equity fund focused on investing in US companies in the lower middle market, with $1.1 billion in capital commitments. The investor group for ACE III was led by funds advised by Coller Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and StepStone Group. Other…

Renovo Closes Fund II Above Target

Renovo Closes Fund II Above Target

Special situations private equity firm Renovo Capital has held a final closing of Renovo Capital Fund II LP with $132 million of capital commitments.  The firm’s previous fund, Renwood Opportunities Fund I LP, in partnership with The Rosewood Corporation, was raised in 2010 with $50 million in capital commitments. “The performance of our first fund…

Intrepid Advised Pfingsten’s Tropitone on Sale to Brown Jordan

Intrepid Advised Pfingsten’s Tropitone on Sale to Brown Jordan

Intrepid Investment Bankers, a mid-market investment bank, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Tropitone, a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners, on its recent sale to Brown Jordan International (Pfingsten Exits Tropitone Furniture). Tropitone is a designer and manufacturer of upscale, casual outdoor furniture for the specialty retail and commercial markets. Products include chairs, chaise…

New Platform

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires Covenant Review

Leeds Equity Partners has made an equity investment in Covenant Review in partnership with company executives Adam Cohen and Paul Ciasullo, who will continue to lead the business. “We serve our customers by explaining the…

CIVC Partners Acquires KPA Services

CIVC has completed the acquisition of KPA Services, a provider of environmental, health, and safety compliance services. KPA represents the eighth platform investment within CIVC Partners Fund IV. KPA Services provides environmental, health, & safety…

GI Partners Acquires Kellermeyer Bergensons from Kohlberg

GI Partners has signed an agreement to acquire Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, a provider of facilities management services to retail and grocery chains, from Kohlberg & Company.  GI’s investment will be made through GI Partners’ $2…

Add-on

Resilience Acquires Riverside Manufacturing Company

Affinity Specialty Apparel, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, has acquired Riverside Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer, seller and distributor of flame-resistant clothing.  Riverside is Resilience Capital Partners’ first add-on acquisition by its Affinity Specialty…

Rezon8 Capital Acquires Opinionmeter

PeriscopeIQ, a portfolio company of Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group, has acquired Opinionmeter International, a provider of mobile survey software. “Rezon8’s hands-on involvement in executing the acquisition was essential to closing this strategic transaction. With…

The Sterling Group Acquires Seon Design

Safe Fleet Holdings, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, has completed the acquisition of Seon Design, a manufacturer of video surveillance equipment used in the school and transit bus markets. “Seon has developed and…

Peak Rock Adds-on Roses Southeast Papers

Atlas Southeast Papers, an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, has purchased Roses Southeast Papers, a manufacturer of tissue paper products. Roses Southeast Papers produces a complete line of tissue products, including bath tissue, towels, and…

Exit

American Capital Sells Unwired Technology to Delphi

Delphi Automotive has entered into an agreement to acquire Unwired Technology, a supplier of media connectivity modules, from American Capital. American Capital first invested in Unwired Technology in May 2005. The transaction is expected to…

Blue Point Exits JTM Foods

Blue Point Capital Partners has sold its interest in JTM Foods, a manufacturer of branded and private label snack foods.  Blue Point, in partnership with snack food industry veteran Angelo Fraggos, acquired JTM in January…

DFW Exits Vidara Therapeutics

DFW Capital Partners has completed the previously announced sale of its portfolio company, Vidara Therapeutics, to Horizon Pharma, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $587 million. DFW invested in Vidara in 2012…

Flexpoint Ford Exits VeriClaim

Flexpoint Ford has signed an agreement to sell T&H Global Holdings and its subsidiaries (DBA VeriClaim) to Sedgwick Claims Management Services, a portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Stone Point Capital.  VeriClaim…

Financing

Prospect Provides $215 Million to Levine’s Pacific World

Prospect Capital has provided $215 million of first lien senior secured credit facilities to support the recapitalization of Pacific World Corporation, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The $215 million financing provided by…

GE Antares Finances Ridgemont’s Buy of Cook & Boardman

GE Antares is serving as administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support the recent acquisition of The Cook & Boardman Group by Ridgemont Equity Partners. GE Capital Markets is the sole lead…

Balance Point Helps TopSpin Buy Patch

Balance Point Capital Partners has made a mezzanine investment and a minority equity co-investment to support the recent acquisition of toy company Patch Products by TopSpin Partners (Topspin Acquires Patch). Patch Products designs, manufactures, distributes…

Golub Backs Audax Buy of Chase Doors

Golub Capital was the Sole Bookrunner, Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a facility to support the acquisition of Chase Doors by Audax Group. “Golub provided a financing solution that offered certainty and efficiency…

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