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Prospect Forms New Waste Management Platform

Prospect Forms New Waste Management Platform

Prospect Partners has acquired Waste Harmonics, a provider of outsourced waste management services. Expedition Capital Partners and the management team of the company co-invested alongside Prospect Partners. Waste Harmonics provides outsourced waste management services – pick-up, hauling, recycling, and sustainability – to companies with multiple locations across a wide geographic territory. The company manages all…

Saugatuck Builds Up APCT

Saugatuck Builds Up APCT

APCT, a manufacturer of multilayer printed circuit boards and a portfolio company of Saugatuck Capital, has acquired the stock of Tech Circuits and its sister company Source Technologies. APCT has been a portfolio company of Saugatuck since December 2013. Tech Circuits and Source Technologies (Tech Circuits) are manufacturers of time critical advanced technology printed circuit…

Industrial Growth Partners Adds On

Industrial Growth Partners Adds On

Grakon, a maker of custom lighting and electronics products for OEM vehicle manufacturers, has acquired the business and assets of Hamsar Diversco.  Grakon has been a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners since October 2014. Hamsar Diversco is a designer and manufacturer of lighting and electronic products for the bus, off-road/powersports, industrial equipment and heavy…

Francisco Partners Acquires Ajax

Francisco Partners Acquires Ajax

Ichor Systems, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, has acquired Ajax-United Patterns and Molds (DBA Ajax Custom Manufacturing). Ajax specializes in the manufacturing and assembly of plastic and metal products for the medical/biomedical, semiconductor, data communication and food process equipment industries. The company was founded in 1945 and is family-owned. Ajax is headquartered near San…

Hall-Capital Acquires 4Knines

Hall-Capital Acquires 4Knines

Hall-Capital Partners has acquired 4Knines, a maker of fabric-based protective liners and seat covers for autos, trucks and other motor vehicles. 4Knines (“for canines”) sells 36 different products including front seat covers, back seat covers, SUV cargo covers, waterproof dog bed liners and related products. With the closing of the transaction, Hall-Capital Partners is planning to…

Brynwood to Sell High Ridge to CD&R

Brynwood to Sell High Ridge to CD&R

Brynwood Partners has signed an agreement to sell High Ridge Brands to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $415 million.  This sale is the largest realization in Brynwood’s 32-year history. The transaction is expected to close before the end of June. High Ridge Brands was formed by Brynwood Partners in December 2010 to purchase the North…

News

NXT Capital Backs Freeman Spogli

NXT Capital Backs Freeman Spogli

NXT Capital has provided additional financing to support the add-on acquisition by Regent Holding Company of Illume, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded and private label home fragrances. Regent has been a portfolio company of Freeman Spogli since October 2015. NXT provided the original senior secured credit facility to back Freeman Spogli’s acquisition of…

Blue Ridge Names New Managing Director of Analytics

Blue Ridge Names New Managing Director of Analytics

Blue Ridge Partners, a management consulting firm that advises on revenue growth, has named Marten Leijon as Managing Director of Analytics. Mr. Leijon is based in the firm’s McLean, VA headquarters. Blue Ridge Partners is a management consulting firm that helps companies improve the performance of their revenue function in order to create shareholder value.…

Oxer Closes SBIC Fund

Oxer Closes SBIC Fund

Oxer Capital has launched Oxer BCP Mezzanine Fund, LP, a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) to invest in lower middle-market businesses. Oxer invests from $2 million to $10 million in subordinated debt and equity in Midwest-based companies that have annual revenues from $10 million to $100 million. “Many successful private companies of this size lack…

Cyber Security Pro Joins JMP

Cyber Security Pro Joins JMP

Investment bank JMP Group has hired Don More as a managing director to lead the firm’s cyber security sector. Mr. More will be based in JMP’s New York office. “Don has built one of the premier cyber security M&A practices on Wall Street,” said Carter Mack, president of JMP Group. “At JMP he will be…

Pamplona Raises $1 Billion

Pamplona Raises $1 Billion

Pamplona Capital Management has raised a new fund, Pamplona TMT Fund I, LP, with $1 billion in capital commitments. The new fund will make equity investments in 12 to 15 companies that are active in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Specifically, the fund will invest in cloud computing and SaaS companies, mobile platforms…

Hidden Harbor Formed in Boca

Hidden Harbor Formed in Boca

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, a new private equity firm based in Boca Raton, has been launched by John Caple and David Block. The new firm became active just last month. Hidden Harbor makes investments in US-based companies with revenues between $50 million and $500 million and EBITDA up to $25 million. Sectors of interest include…

New Platform

Prospect Forms New Waste Management Platform

Prospect Partners has acquired Waste Harmonics, a provider of outsourced waste management services. Expedition Capital Partners and the management team of the company co-invested alongside Prospect Partners. Waste Harmonics provides outsourced waste management services –…

Hall-Capital Acquires 4Knines

Hall-Capital Partners has acquired 4Knines, a maker of fabric-based protective liners and seat covers for autos, trucks and other motor vehicles. 4Knines (“for canines”) sells 36 different products including front seat covers, back seat covers,…

Dalton Foundry Sold by Neenah

Speyside Equity and Beckner Clevy Partners have together acquired Dalton Foundry Company from Neenah Enterprises. Former Dalton president Joe DeRita and former vice president of operations Larry Cohen invested in this transaction alongside Speyside Equity…

Add-on

Saugatuck Builds Up APCT

APCT, a manufacturer of multilayer printed circuit boards and a portfolio company of Saugatuck Capital, has acquired the stock of Tech Circuits and its sister company Source Technologies. APCT has been a portfolio company of…

Industrial Growth Partners Adds On

Grakon, a maker of custom lighting and electronics products for OEM vehicle manufacturers, has acquired the business and assets of Hamsar Diversco.  Grakon has been a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners since October 2014.…

Francisco Partners Acquires Ajax

Ichor Systems, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, has acquired Ajax-United Patterns and Molds (DBA Ajax Custom Manufacturing). Ajax specializes in the manufacturing and assembly of plastic and metal products for the medical/biomedical, semiconductor, data…

KPS Adds On to Electrical Components

Electrical Components International, a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire Whitepath Fab Tech, a maker of control boxes and wire harnesses, and a provider of assembly services to the HVAC industry.…

Exit

Brynwood to Sell High Ridge to CD&R

Brynwood Partners has signed an agreement to sell High Ridge Brands to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $415 million.  This sale is the largest realization in Brynwood’s 32-year history. The transaction is expected to close…

ACAS Sells Pacific Handy Cutter

American Capital (ACAS) has sold its portfolio company Pacific Handy Cutter, a maker of commercial cutting tools, to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Pacific Handy Cutter is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of safety cutters, utility…

RoundTable Sells Topical Pharma Division

RoundTable Healthcare Partners has sold the topical pharmaceutical business of its portfolio company Renaissance Acquisition Holdings to pharmaceutical company Mylan NV for $950 million in cash at closing plus up to an additional $50 million…

RLH Sells Bluewolf to IBM

Riordan, Lewis & Haden (RLH) has sold its portfolio company Bluewolf Group, a provider of cloud computing services based on the Salesforce.com platform, to IBM. Bluewolf became Salesforce’s first consulting services partner in 2001 and…

Financing

NXT Capital Backs Freeman Spogli

NXT Capital has provided additional financing to support the add-on acquisition by Regent Holding Company of Illume, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded and private label home fragrances. Regent has been a portfolio company…

Antares Backs ABRY Buy of SambaSafety

Antares Capital was the administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition last month of Safety Holdings (DBA SambaSafety) by ABRY Partners. The selling shareholders of SambaSafety…

Monroe Backs Buy of Twin-Star

Monroe Capital was the sole lead arranger and administrative agent on a senior term loan to support the acquisition of Twin-Star International by Z Capital Partners. Twin-Star designs and manufactures decorative electric fireplaces, heaters, home…

Yukon Backs Grey Mountain Recap of Binswanger

Grey Mountain Partners has completed a recapitalization of Binswanger Enterprises, an installer and retailer of architectural glass and aluminum products. Yukon Partners provided mezzanine capital to support the recapitalization and also acquired a minority equity…

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