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Renovo Acquires Rochester Gauges

Renovo Capital has acquired Rochester Gauges from Gas Equipment Company. Renovo partnered on this transaction with industry executive and operating partner Frank Guidone. Rochester Gauges is a manufacturer of gauges and sensors that measure liquid levels of various fuels, including propane, gasoline and diesel. The company’s products are most often used in residential and commercial…

Novacap Invests in Noble Foods

Novacap has made an investment in Noble Foods Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of nutrition and energy bars. Noble Foods Nutrition has approximately 100 employees and manufactures a range of nutrition and energy bars including granola bars, crisp bars, fruit bars, peanut and mixed nut bars. The company can also coat its products with a variety…

Incline Completes Another MIR Add-on

Midwest Industrial Rubber (MIR), a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners, has acquired VanCon, Inc. MIR has been a portfolio company of Incline Equity since December 2016. VanCon is a distributor of conveyor belting for the food, paper, industrial and automotive industries. The company is based near Detroit in Dexter, MI. “We are very happy…

JR Closes 4th Automation Add-on

JR Automation, a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, has acquired Esys Automation. Crestview Partners acquired JR Automation in March 2015 from Huizenga Automation Group. Esys Automation is a provider of automation products and services to the automotive industry. The company designs and builds robotic systems and industry-specific software that is used in vehicle assembly applications…

Audax Adds to Belmont Instrument

Belmont Instrument, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity since December 2017, has acquired the product lines of MTRE Advanced Technologies from Mennen Medical. MTRE is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets non-invasive solutions for body temperature control. The company’s product lines include the Allon system and ThermoWrap disposable garment which are…

O2 and Tree Line Invest in EMEX

O2 Investment Partners has acquired EMEX, a provider of energy-related software and consulting services. Tree Line Capital Partners provided debt financing and also made an equity co-investment in this transaction. EMEX’s enterprise software is used to uncover the lowest rates for electricity and natural gas supply, specifically in commercial and industrial end markets, and facilitates…

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North Sky Hires Andrew Harris

North Sky Hires Andrew Harris

North Sky Capital has added Andrew Harris to its team as a Principal in its New York office. North Sky was founded in 2000 as the Piper Jaffray Private Capital…

Equality Asset Management Launched

Equality Asset Management Launched

A new private equity firm, Equality Asset Management, has been launched by Thomas Roberts, formerly a Managing Partner at Summit Partners. Equality Asset Management will make investments of $100 million…

PPM Closes Co-Investment Fund

PPM Closes Co-Investment Fund

PPM America Capital Partners, the private equity arm of PPM America, has closed its seventh co-investment fund, PPM America Private Equity Fund VII LP, at $648 Million. PPM America Capital…

Cressey & Company Hits Hard Cap

Cressey & Company Hits Hard Cap

Cressey & Company has held a final hard cap closing of Cressey & Company Fund VI LP with $995 million of capital commitments and a related co-investment fund with $105…

Leeds Equity Closes Sixth Fund

Leeds Equity Closes Sixth Fund

Leeds Equity Partners has closed its sixth investment fund, Leeds Equity Partners VI LP, above its target of $750 million. Leeds Equity is focused exclusively on investing in the education,…

Great Rock Expands Team

Great Rock Expands Team

Great Rock Capital has added Jared Grabow to its team as Managing Director of Originations. Mr. Grabow will be based in Dallas and will be responsible for sourcing new investment…

LLR Closes $1.2 Billion Fund

LLR Closes $1.2 Billion Fund

LLR Partners has held a final closing of its latest fund, LLR Equity Partners V LP, at $1.2 billion. LLR Partners invests from $15 million to $100 million in companies…

Megan Kneipp Joins Blue Point

Megan Kneipp Joins Blue Point

Blue Point Capital Partners has added Megan Kneipp to its team as Head of Business Development. Ms. Kneipp will oversee the firm’s new transaction origination efforts, strengthen its investment banking…

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Renovo Acquires Rochester Gauges

Renovo Acquires Rochester Gauges

Renovo Capital has acquired Rochester Gauges from Gas Equipment Company. Renovo partnered on this transaction with industry executive and operating partner Frank Guidone. Rochester Gauges is a manufacturer…

Novacap Invests in Noble Foods

Novacap Invests in Noble Foods

Novacap has made an investment in Noble Foods Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of nutrition and energy bars. Noble Foods Nutrition has approximately 100 employees and manufactures a range…

O2 and Tree Line Invest in EMEX

O2 and Tree Line Invest in EMEX

O2 Investment Partners has acquired EMEX, a provider of energy-related software and consulting services. Tree Line Capital Partners provided debt financing and also made an equity co-investment in…

Bain Capital to Buy Varsity Brands

Bain Capital to Buy Varsity Brands

Bain Capital Private Equity has agreed to acquire Varsity Brands from Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group which together acquired the company in November 2014. Varsity Brands operates…

Morgan Stanley Acquires Comar

Morgan Stanley Acquires Comar

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Comar from Graham Partners which had acquired the business in October 2013. Comar is a manufacturer of rigid plastics…

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