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Mason Wells Invests in CE Power

Mason Wells Invests in CE Power

Mason Wells has made an investment in CE Power Solutions, a provider of engineering, testing, and maintenance services to the utility and industrial sectors. “Mason Wells is pleased to support the existing management team of in CE Power in their growth strategy,” said Kevin Kenealey, Senior Managing Director at Mason Wells. “We believe the company…

Sterling Acquires ProcessBarron

Sterling Acquires ProcessBarron

The Sterling Group has completed its acquisition of ProcessBarron, a provider of air and material handling equipment.  Sterling acquired the business from the founding family and management team who are reinvesting alongside Sterling in the new transaction. ProcessBarron is a designer, manufacturer, and installer of air, gas, and material handling equipment for a variety of…

Rotunda Invests in Microf

Rotunda Invests in Microf

Rotunda Capital Partners has invested $12.3 million in Microf, a consumer finance company that provides rent-to-own (RTO) services to the residential HVAC industry.  Microf is a portfolio company of JAM Capital. “Microf provides financing options for credit constrained consumers that are challenged by a need to replace their HVAC system. The company has received strong…

Industrial Growth Partners Acquires FMH Aerospace

Industrial Growth Partners Acquires FMH Aerospace

Industrial Growth Partners (IGP), in partnership with management and a group of outside investors, has acquired FMH Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace components and assemblies.  The acquisition of FMH was made by IGP’s fourth fund and is its eighth platform investment. FMH is a manufacturer of components and assemblies for the commercial aerospace, defense, space…

Tricor Founders Invests in Presteve Foods

Tricor Founders Invests in Presteve Foods

Purewater Foods, a new platform company formed by Tricor Pacific Founders Capital, has acquired Presteve Foods, a harvester, processor and distributor of wild freshwater fish sourced from the Great Lakes and other Canadian, US and European freshwater fisheries. Presteve Foods specializes is supplying fresh and frozen fish – whether whole, dressed, filleted or breaded/battered –…

KRG Buys Marlin’s Palladium Energy

KRG Buys Marlin’s Palladium Energy

KRG Capital Partners has acquired Palladium Energy and merged the company into its existing portfolio company ICCNexergy, which it acquired in March 2014 from private equity firm Inverness Graham. According to KRG, this merger creates one of the world’s largest portable power providers to the commercial, industrial, medical, military, and government sectors. The merged company…

News

SFW Capital Partners Closes on Fund II at Hard Cap

SFW Capital Partners Closes on Fund II at Hard Cap

SFW Capital Partners has held a final close on SFW Capital Partners Fund II, LP at its hard cap of $345 million of capital commitments. The fundraise was completed in under six months and the firm did not use a placement agent. SFW Capital Partners invests exclusively in analytical tools and related services companies, including…

Southfield Recaps BioPharm

Southfield Recaps BioPharm

Southfield Capital has completed a dividend recapitalization of its portfolio company BioPharm Communications which it acquired in March 2012. The transaction returned half of BioPharm’s invested capital to its shareholders. BioPharm develops promotional medical education programs for customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. BioPharm’s delivery channels include targeted direct mail; e-mail; web hosting; web…

Summit Park Has Final Close for Fund II

Summit Park Has Final Close for Fund II

Summit Park has held a final and above target close of Summit Park II, LP (SP II) with $118 million of capital commitments.  Limited partners include the fund’s two anchor investors – JPMorgan Asset Management and Private Advisors – as well as Adveq, SCS Financial, Texas Children’s Hospital, and others. “We are pleased to announce…

Victor Caruso Promoted at Blue Wolf

Victor Caruso Promoted at Blue Wolf

Blue Wolf Capital Partners has promoted Victor Caruso to Managing Director.  Mr. Caruso, who joined Blue Wolf about one year ago as Senior Advisor, will be responsible for business development, sourcing new platform transactions and add-on acquisitions. Mr. Caruso is 47-years old and has 25 years of experience including private equity, investment banking, high-tech engineering…

PNC Business Credit Names New SVPs

PNC Business Credit Names New SVPs

PNC Business Credit has hired to new professionals to develop relationships with private equity firms. Joining PNC are Robert Betts and Jonathan Westberg.  Both will assume the title of Senior Vice President of Private Equity Originations. Mr. Betts has ten years of banking experience, including commercial credit and finance.  Prior to joining PNC he was…

Monroe Hires Joe Rodgers from KPMG

Monroe Hires Joe Rodgers from KPMG

Monroe Capital has hired Joe Rodgers as the firm’s newest managing director. Mr. Rodgers will be the firm’s Southeast Region Group Head and will be based in Monroe’s Atlanta office. Before coming over to Monroe, Mr. Rodgers was a Managing Director & Group Head of Capital Advisory and Private Placements at KPMG Corporate Finance.  Prior…

New Platform

Mason Wells Invests in CE Power

Mason Wells has made an investment in CE Power Solutions, a provider of engineering, testing, and maintenance services to the utility and industrial sectors. “Mason Wells is pleased to support the existing management team of…

Sterling Acquires ProcessBarron

The Sterling Group has completed its acquisition of ProcessBarron, a provider of air and material handling equipment.  Sterling acquired the business from the founding family and management team who are reinvesting alongside Sterling in the…

Rotunda Invests in Microf

Rotunda Capital Partners has invested $12.3 million in Microf, a consumer finance company that provides rent-to-own (RTO) services to the residential HVAC industry.  Microf is a portfolio company of JAM Capital. “Microf provides financing options…

Add-on

KRG Buys Marlin’s Palladium Energy

KRG Capital Partners has acquired Palladium Energy and merged the company into its existing portfolio company ICCNexergy, which it acquired in March 2014 from private equity firm Inverness Graham. According to KRG, this merger creates…

Joshua Adds-on to Precision Machining Platform

Joshua Partners has completed an add-on acquisition for its portfolio company Precision Engineered Technologies with the buy of Ray Industries. Ray Industries is a maker of precision parts and components for the aerospace, defense, medical,…

Peak Rock Acquires Buck Bomb

Hunter’s Specialties, a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, has acquired Buck Bomb, a supplier of hunting attractants. Buck Bomb’s product portfolio includes a range of scent attractants and feed attractants for deer, bear, elk,…

GTCR Acquires Colonial Insurance Agency

Assured Partners, an independent insurance agent and a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired the Colonial Insurance Agency. Colonial Insurance Agency sells traditional property, casualty and workers’ compensation products, along with a number of niche…

Exit

Arbor Sells Gold Standard Baking to Tricor Pacific

Arbor Investments has completed the sale of its Fund II portfolio company, Gold Standard Baking, to Tricor Pacific Capital.  The sale of Gold Standard provided Arbor with a 9.4x gross return on its investment. Gold…

Fulcrum Exits Nuheat Industries

Fulcrum Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company Nuheat Industries, a manufacturer of electric radiant floor heating systems and outdoor freeze protection products, to Pentair. Fulcrum’s third fund (Fund III) acquired its interest in Nuheat…

Avista Sells Armored AutoGroup to Spectrum Brands

Spectrum Brands has signed an agreement to acquire Armored AutoGroup from Avista Capital Partners for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. Armored AutoGroup is a consumer products company consisting primarily of the Armor All…

Turnbridge Sells ROC to Coral Reef Capital

Turnbridge Capital has sold its portfolio company ROC Service Company to Coral Reef Capital.  Turnbridge and its co-investment partner Swift River Investments acquired ROC in October 2009. ROC is a provider of wellsite and facilities…

Financing

Oxford Ups Term Loan to Edgemont Pharmaceuticals

Oxford Finance has closed on $5 million of new debt as an expansion to its existing $10 million senior secured term loan agreement with Edgemont Pharmaceuticals.  The new capital will be used to fund the…

PE-Backed Luxury Optical Gets Support from Monroe

Monroe Capital has increased its credit facility to Luxury Optical to provide additional capital to support the growth of the company.  Luxury Optical has been a portfolio company of aPriori Capital Partners and Goode Partners…

ORIX Expands NY Leveraged Finance Team

ORIX USA has expanded its leveraged finance team with the hiring of Ben Harris as a new Director.  Mr. Harris will be responsible for new business development. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Harris was…

GE Backs Trinity Hunt’s Buy of America’s Auto Auction

GE Capital has provided financing as part of an $88 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of America’s Auto Auction (AAA) by Trinity Hunt Partners.  CEO Ben Lange and CFO Dustin Miller will…

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