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PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Capital has recapitalized Feeders Supply Company, a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies. The transaction also included a significant re-investment by President and CEO Pam Longwell. Feeders Supply was founded in 1959 by Roy Gibson as a feed store serving area livestock farms. In the 1970’s the company added commercial accounts to…

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

Vertafore, a provider of cloud-based insurance technology services and a portfolio company of TPG Capital, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7 billion. Vertafore was acquired by Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity in 2004 and then sold to TPG Capital for…

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services to law firms and corporations, and a portfolio company of Clearview Capital since January 2015, has acquired F1 Discovery, also a provider of eDiscovery services to law firms and corporations. “F1 has an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality services to clients…

CD&R Buys Sausage Casing King

CD&R Buys Sausage Casing King

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has agreed to acquire Kalle GmbH, one of the largest makers of artificial casings used in the meat processing industry. Kalle’s casings are used in the pork, beef, poultry and vegetarian protein categories. Last year, the company had revenues of €281 million and produced more than 850 million meters of…

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Consumer-focused Lion Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Authentic Brands Group, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners (LGP). Authentic Brands Group (ABG) was formed by LGP in 2010 to acquire, manage and build value in prominent consumer brands and is led by Jamie Salter CEO. LGP and Mr.…

Kohlberg & Company Acquires Amendia

Kohlberg & Company Acquires Amendia

Kohlberg & Company has acquired a majority equity interest in Amendia, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures. Kohlberg invested in Amendia through its $1.6 billion private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors VII, LP. Amendia’s products include anterior cervical plates; endoscopic spine systems; cervical interbody devices; vertebral body replacements;…

News

FTV Promotes Brad Bernstein

FTV Promotes Brad Bernstein

FTV Capital has promoted Brad Bernstein to managing partner. Mr. Bernstein will continue to lead the firm’s New York office and will be active investing in growth stage enterprise technology & services, and financial service companies.  He will also assume additional management responsibilities alongside San Francisco-based FTV managing partner Richard Garman. In 2002, Mr. Bernstein…

Antares Backs ABRY Buy of SambaSafety

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 were Cerca Group and Ticonderoga Private Equity which had acquired the company in November 2011. SambaSafety is a provider of…

New MainStream Gets New Principal

New MainStream Gets New Principal

New MainStream Capital has promoted David Peterson to Principal. Mr. Peterson joined the firm in 2012 as an Associate and was elevated to Vice President in 2014. He is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and monitoring the firm’s investments. Prior to joining NMS, Mr. Peterson was an Associate at Waud…

Sunstone Closes First Fund

Sunstone Closes First Fund

Sunstone Partners has closed its first fund, Sunstone Partners I, LP, with $300 million of total commitments. The new fund had a target of $200 million, was oversubscribed, and closed at its hard cap. Sunstone Partners was formed by a spin-out of the growth equity team of Trident Capital and the firm was initially known…

Monroe Backs Buy of Twin-Star

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 furnishings (television stands, speaker bars, cabinets, beds, and kitchen islands) and consumer electronics (headphones, power surge protectors and HDMI cables).…

Ex-Halyard Pro Joins Yukon

Ex-Halyard Pro Joins Yukon

Michael Furey has joined Yukon Partners as the firm’s newest partner. He will be active in sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities as well as portfolio management. Prior to joining Yukon, Mr. Furey was a partner at Halyard Capital, a maker of control and junior capital investments in business services, media, and communications companies. At…

New Platform

PNC Riverarch Acquires Feeders Supply

PNC Riverarch Capital has recapitalized Feeders Supply Company, a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies. The transaction also included a significant re-investment by President and CEO Pam Longwell. Feeders Supply was founded in 1959…

CD&R Buys Sausage Casing King

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has agreed to acquire Kalle GmbH, one of the largest makers of artificial casings used in the meat processing industry. Kalle’s casings are used in the pork, beef, poultry and…

Lion Buys Into Leonard Green’s Authentic Brands

Consumer-focused Lion Capital has signed an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Authentic Brands Group, a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners (LGP). Authentic Brands Group (ABG) was formed by LGP in 2010…

Add-on

Clearview Adds-On to Xact Data Discovery

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services to law firms and corporations, and a portfolio company of Clearview Capital since January 2015, has acquired F1 Discovery, also a…

CIVC Acquires Sitewise

Track Utilities, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, has acquired Sitewise Corporation, a provider of compliance related operations and maintenance; re-construction; and new construction services to oil, natural gas, electric, and telecom companies. The Sitewise’…

Arsenal Continues Chemical Buys

Polymer Solutions Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired Sasco Chemical Group, a maker of specialty chemicals for the rubber, wood, consumer and medical industries. Sasco Chemical is a manufacturer of rubber…

Frontenac Adds-On to A.H. Harris

A.H. Harris, a distributor of construction supplies and equipment and a portfolio company of Frontenac, has completed the add-on acquisition of Kenseal Construction Products. Kenseal is a distributor of waterproofing; sealants; stucco and EIFS (exterior…

Exit

TPG Sells Vertafore to Bain and Vista

Vertafore, a provider of cloud-based insurance technology services and a portfolio company of TPG Capital, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7…

Brazos Exits Southern Tide

Brazos Private Equity has sold Southern Tide, a lifestyle apparel brand, to Oxford Industries at an enterprise value of $85 million. Brazos invested in Southern Tide in August 2013 with capital from its $715 million…

TVV Capital Exits Indco

TVV Capital has sold its portfolio company Indco, a manufacturer of mixing equipment. The sale generated a 3.2x return on invested capital for TVV’s second fund, Tennessee Valley Ventures II, LP. Indco is a designer,…

Castle Harlan Exits Baker & Taylor

Castle Harlan has sold Baker & Taylor, a distributor of books, video and music products, to Follett Corporation. Castle Harlan Partners IV, LP acquired Baker & Taylor in July 2006 in a transaction valued at…

Financing

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…

ORIX USA Group Launches IX Capital Partners

ORIX USA has formed IX Capital Partners, LLC, a new investment firm that is part of its majority-owned subsidiary, Mariner Investment Group. IX Capital Partners (IXCP) will invest from $50 million to $150 million of…

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