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Armstrong’s Wood Flooring to AIP

Publicly traded Armstrong Flooring has agreed to sell its Wood Flooring segment to American Industrial Partners (AIP) for $100 million. Armstrong Flooring (NYSE: AFI) (www.armstrongflooring.com) designs, manufactures and sells flooring products in North America and the Pacific Rim. The company, headquartered in Lancaster, PA, operates through two segments, Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring. The Wood…

Vestar Leads New Investment in IRI

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to make an investment in Information Resources (IRI), a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital since 2011. Information Resources is a provider of market and shopper information (point-of-sale data tracking) and predictive analysis to companies that are active in consumer packaged goods (CPG), OTC health care, retailers, financial services and…

Clearlake Buys Team Tech from Riverside

Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Team Technologies from The Riverside Company. Members of the company’s senior management team co-invested alongside Clearlake on this transaction. Team Technologies is a contract manufacturer of consumable dental, cosmetic, and medical products sold to consumer packaged goods, retail, and private label customers. The company’s products include manual toothbrushes and power…

Another Add-On for Resource Label

Resource Label Group, a portfolio company of First Atlantic Capital and TPG Growth, has acquired Best Label Company. Resource Label was acquired by First Atlantic in April 2011 and TPG Growth invested in the company in May 2018. Best Label is a maker of pressure sensitive, extended content and promotional labels used in the food,…

Grey Mountain Busy as a Bee

Grey Mountain Partners has acquired Mann Lake, the largest supplier of beekeeping products in the United States. The management team of Mann Lake co-invested in this transaction alongside Grey Mountain. Mann Lake is the market leader in the beekeeping supply market selling wood products, plastic products, feeds, tools, medications, and apparel to commercial and hobbyist…

Audax Acquires Colony Hardware

Audax Private Equity has acquired a controlling interest in Colony Hardware. Tailwind acquired Colony from AEA Investors in October 2015. Both Tailwind and the company’s management team are maintaining an equity interest in the business. Colony Hardware is a route-based specialty distributor of safety equipment, power tools and other small-ticket jobsite essentials to multiple trades…

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KPS Names New Partners

KPS Names New Partners

KPS Capital Partners has promoted Raquel Palmer to Co-Managing Partner, and Ryan Baker and Kyle Mumford have been promoted to Partner. KPS Capital Partners is the manager of the KPS…

Crossplane Launched in Dallas

Crossplane Launched in Dallas

Crossplane Capital, a new lower-middle market private equity firm, has been launched in Dallas. The new firm was founded by partners Brian Hegi and Ben Eakes, both are former managing…

Roark Closes New Funds

Roark Closes New Funds

Roark Capital Group has completed fundraising for its two newest funds, Roark Capital Partners V LP and Roark Capital Partners II Sidecar LP, with a total of $6.5 billion of…

Peloton Formed by Ex-OTPP Pros

Peloton Formed by Ex-OTPP Pros

Two former managers of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have launched Peloton Capital Management to invest in mid-market buyouts in Canada and the US. Peloton’s two founding managing partners are Steve…

Svoboda Adds to Team

Svoboda Adds to Team

Svoboda Capital Partners has added Justin Demes to its investment team as a Principal. He will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities, leading due diligence, structuring and…

Dyal Invests in American Securities

Dyal Invests in American Securities

Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, has made a minority non-voting investment in American Securities. Dyal’s investment in American Securities will result in no change in the firm’s…

Goldman’s Petershill Invests in Harvest

Goldman’s Petershill Invests in Harvest

Goldman Sachs has made a minority investment in Harvest Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. The investment by Goldman was made through Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Private Equity fund…

Balance Point Closes Fifth Fund

Balance Point Closes Fifth Fund

Balance Point Capital has held a final close of Balance Point Capital Partners III LP (BPCP III), the firm’s fifth fund, with capital commitments of approximately $380 million, exceeding the…

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Armstrong’s Wood Flooring to AIP

Armstrong’s Wood Flooring to AIP

Publicly traded Armstrong Flooring has agreed to sell its Wood Flooring segment to American Industrial Partners (AIP) for $100 million. Armstrong Flooring (NYSE: AFI) (www.armstrongflooring.com) designs, manufactures and…

Vestar Leads New Investment in IRI

Vestar Leads New Investment in IRI

Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to make an investment in Information Resources (IRI), a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital since 2011. Information Resources is a provider of…

Clearlake Buys Team Tech from Riverside

Clearlake Buys Team Tech from Riverside

Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Team Technologies from The Riverside Company. Members of the company’s senior management team co-invested alongside Clearlake on this transaction. Team Technologies is a…

Grey Mountain Busy as a Bee

Grey Mountain Busy as a Bee

Grey Mountain Partners has acquired Mann Lake, the largest supplier of beekeeping products in the United States. The management team of Mann Lake co-invested in this transaction alongside…

Audax Acquires Colony Hardware

Audax Acquires Colony Hardware

Audax Private Equity has acquired a controlling interest in Colony Hardware. Tailwind acquired Colony from AEA Investors in October 2015. Both Tailwind and the company’s management team are…

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