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Levine Leichtman Acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Levine Leichtman Acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Global Franchise Group (GFG), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Hot Dog on a Stick. In February 2014, HDOS Enterprises – the owner of the Hot Dog on a Stick assets – filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Since its founding in 1946, Hot Dog on a Stick…

TVV Capital Acquires Design Molded Plastics

TVV Capital Acquires Design Molded Plastics

TVV Capital, an operationally focused private equity firm, has acquired Design Molded Plastics. This acquisition is the fifth investment for TVV Capital’s latest fund, TVV III, which closed in December 2013. Design Molded Plastics (DMP) is a provider of custom full-service plastic injection molding. The company serves customers in the medical, automotive, protective equipment, home…

Resilience Acquires Hynes Industries

Resilience Acquires Hynes Industries

Resilience Capital Partners has acquired steel processors Hynes Industries and Hynes Kokomo. The two companies will operate as a newly-formed platform company that will operate under the name Hynes Industries.  Members of the founding Bresnahan family will retain a minority ownership stake in the business. The acquisition of Hynes is Resilience Capital Partners’ ninth platform…

Olympus Acquires IXS from Graham

Olympus Acquires IXS from Graham

Olympus Partners has acquired Innovative XCessories & Services (IXS), a provider of upfit services and accessories to the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers, from Graham Partners which first invested in the company in August 2005. IXS’ aftermarket division, operating under the brand Line-X, provides protective coatings for pick-up truck beds, with 465 franchise locations…

High Street Acquires Applied Process

High Street Acquires Applied Process

High Street Capital has acquired Applied Process, a provider of metal heat treating services.  This acquisition represents High Street’s fourth platform investment for its fourth fund. Applied Process is a provider of high value-added heat treating services.  The company’s heat treating service is differentiated by the use of Austempering, an isothermal heat treatment that when…

Graham Acquires Desser Tire & Rubber

Graham Acquires Desser Tire & Rubber

Graham Partners has made a majority investment in Desser Tire & Rubber Company and its affiliated companies; Aero Wheel & Brake Service Corporation and Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics (collectively, “Desser”). Desser is supplier of aircraft tires and tubes was well as other aviation products to customers in over 100 countries. The company also holds Federal…

News

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

ONCAP Hits 8x on Sale of Mister Car Wash

Onex Corporation, through its ONCAP II investment fund, has completed the sale of Car Wash Partners (DBA Mister Car Wash), the largest independent full-service car wash chain in the US, to Leonard Green & Partners. Mister Car Wash operates 134 car washes and 32 lube centers in 14 states across the country, making it the…

Sam Wright Joins CBIZ/MHM as Director in Transaction Advisory Services Group

Sam Wright Joins CBIZ/MHM as Director in Transaction Advisory Services Group

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann (MHM), a top ten provider of accounting services, has added Sam Wright to its team as a Director in the Transaction Advisory Services Group for the Private Equity Practice in New York.  Mr. Wright will have both client- and market-facing responsibilities, assisting with the expansion of the firm’s footprint in…

Vector Capital Hires New CFO

Vector Capital Hires New CFO

Vector Capital has hired Jim Murray as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Murray joins Vector after 14 years at Blum Capital, where he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Vector,” said Alex Slusky, Vector’s Chief Investment Officer. “Jim is a seasoned and thoughtful finance…

Matrix Advises Stevens on Sale to JH Whitney

Matrix Advises Stevens on Sale to JH Whitney

Matrix Capital Markets Group was the exclusive financial advisor to Stevens Manufacturing on its recent sale to J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. The transaction for Matrix was led by Mike Morrison, David Shoulders, William O’Flaherty and Pratik Thakral. “This is an excellent outcome for the company, its management team, its employees and its customers.  From prior…

Golub Backs Buy of California Cryobank

Golub Backs Buy of California Cryobank

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of California Cryobank by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. “Golub Capital brought unique value to the transaction by tailoring its financing solution to meet California Cryobank’s growth plan,” said Dr. Gregory Grunberg, Managing Director at Longitude.…

Golub Backs Linden’s Buy of Spear

Golub Backs Linden’s Buy of Spear

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead-Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of Spear Education by Linden Capital Partners. Spear Education is a provider of post-graduate dental education. The company provides dentists with an integrated educational platform, featuring campus-based and distance-learning resources that provide training in specialty dental procedures, as well…

New Platform

TVV Capital Acquires Design Molded Plastics

TVV Capital, an operationally focused private equity firm, has acquired Design Molded Plastics. This acquisition is the fifth investment for TVV Capital’s latest fund, TVV III, which closed in December 2013. Design Molded Plastics (DMP)…

Resilience Acquires Hynes Industries

Resilience Capital Partners has acquired steel processors Hynes Industries and Hynes Kokomo. The two companies will operate as a newly-formed platform company that will operate under the name Hynes Industries.  Members of the founding Bresnahan…

Olympus Acquires IXS from Graham

Olympus Partners has acquired Innovative XCessories & Services (IXS), a provider of upfit services and accessories to the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers, from Graham Partners which first invested in the company in August…

Add-on

Levine Leichtman Acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Global Franchise Group (GFG), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Hot Dog on a Stick. In February 2014, HDOS Enterprises – the owner of the Hot Dog on…

Longitude and NovaQuest Acquire California Cryobank

California Cryobank has been acquired by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. Equity for the transaction was provided by Longitude Venture Partners II, LP and NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III, LP. The transaction closed…

CI Capital Partners Acquires Best Uniforms

Galls, a distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market and a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired Best Uniforms, a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit…

Trive Completes Trio of Add-ons for Valence

Trive Capital’s portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies, has completed three add-on acquisitions with the buys of Pride Plating, Dynamic Paint Solutions, and Coastline Metal Finishing.  Trive acquired Valence Surface Technologies in October 2013. These three…

Exit

Blue Point Exits Callison

Blue Point Capital Partners has reached an agreement to sell its portfolio company, Callison, LLC, an architecture and interior design firm, to ARCADIS NV.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of…

KPS Sells Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals

KPS Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio company Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals for $1.3 billion in cash.  Completion of the transaction is expected during the fourth quarter. Waupaca Foundry, with…

CHS Capital Exits Dura-Line

CHS Capital has reached an agreement to sell Dura-Line, a manufacturer of protective conduits, to Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., for a total of $630 million in cash and assumed liabilities.  The transaction is expected to…

Linsalata Exits The Home Décor Companies

Linsalata Capital Partners has sold its portfolio company, The Home Décor Companies, to Nielsen Bainbridge Group, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.  Linsalata first invested in Home Décor in June 2004. Home Décor provides…

Financing

Golub Backs Buy of California Cryobank

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of California Cryobank by Longitude Venture Partners and NovaQuest Capital Management. “Golub Capital brought unique value to the…

Golub Backs Linden’s Buy of Spear

Golub Capital was the Sole Lead-Arranger and Administrative Agent on a financing to support the acquisition of Spear Education by Linden Capital Partners. Spear Education is a provider of post-graduate dental education. The company provides…

GE Capital Backs Vista’s Acquisition of AGDATA

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology financing group served as administrative agent on $69 million of senior secured credit facilities to support the recent acquisition of AGDATA by Vista Equity Partners. GE Capital Markets served…

American Capital Backs TA Buy of Tectum

American Capital was the lead agent and investor on a second lien financing to support the recent acquisition by TA Associates of Tectum Holdings, a manufacturer of pickup truck accessories, from Kinderhook Industries.  American Capital…

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