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Cirque du Soleil Gets Stalking Horse

In response to the disruption and forced show closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has filed for protection from creditors in Canada – under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and will seek protection in the United States under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Cirque du Soleil…

Webster and MedEquity Expand BelMar

Belmar Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy and a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners and MedEquity Capital, has acquired APS Pharmacy. Compounding pharmacies combine, mix, or alter one or more ingredients to create a medication that is tailored to the needs of an individual patient. Belmar, acquired by Webster and MedEquity in May 2019, services more…

New Water Forms Emerald EMS

New Water Capital has merged two of its portfolio companies – DataED and Bestronics – to form Emerald EMS. New Water acquired DataED and Bestronics – two Tier III manufacturers that provide high-mix, low/medium-volume printed circuit board assemblies and box builds – in November 2019. DataED’s manufacturing capacity includes a 75,000 square foot facility in…

Got Milk? Sector Pros and KKR Buy Borden

Following the completion of a court-supervised sale process launched in January 2020, Borden Dairy has been acquired for $340 million by Capitol Peak Partners and KKR. At closing, Capitol Peak will assume majority ownership of the company, and KKR, an existing lender to Borden, will be a minority investor. ACON Investments and Grupo Lala, a…

Kohlberg Acquires GPRS from CIVC

CIVC Partners has sold a majority equity interest in GPRS to Kohlberg & Company with CIVC maintaining a minority equity interest in the business. GPRS provides utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms and environmental consultants. The company uses X-Ray and ground-penetrating radar technology to identify subsurface structures prior to the…

OEP Launches Spartronics

Sparton Corporation, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital since March 2019, has agreed to sell its contract manufacturing unit, Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS), to One Equity Partners. MDS engineers, designs, and manufactures electronic and electromechanical devices, including printed circuit card assemblies and cable/wire harnesses. The unit specializes in low-to-medium volume manufacturing of products used…

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Datasite: AI to Speed Up M&A

Datasite: AI to Speed Up M&A

According to Datasite, over the next five years new technologies, including artificial intelligence, will transform the mergers and acquisitions process by decreasing the time it takes to perform due diligence…

Houlihan Lokey Expands in TMT With MVP Buy

Houlihan Lokey Expands in TMT With MVP Buy

Houlihan Lokey has agreed to acquire MVP Capital, an advisory firm specializing in the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector. MVP’s services include mergers and acquisitions advisory, capital raising, restructuring…

New Head of PE Services at Grant Thornton

New Head of PE Services at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton has named Carlos Ferreira as its national managing partner for private equity beginning on August 1, 2020. Mr. Ferreira retains his position as the global co-leader for transaction…

Ontario Teachers Names New Director of Equities

Ontario Teachers Names New Director of Equities

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has named Karen Frank as its new senior managing director of equities. Beginning in Fall 2020, Ms. Frank will lead the group’s equities department and…

Fund VI Largest Ever for FTV

Fund VI Largest Ever for FTV

FTV has closed its sixth and largest fund to date, FTV VI LP, at its hard cap of $1.2 billion. The firm’s earlier fund closed in September 2016 at its…

GreyLion Spins Out from Perella Weinberg

GreyLion Spins Out from Perella Weinberg

PWP Growth Equity has completed its spin-out from Perella Weinberg. The new firm – now operating as GreyLion Capital – will continue to manage its two existing private equity funds…

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New Water Forms Emerald EMS

New Water Forms Emerald EMS

New Water Capital has merged two of its portfolio companies – DataED and Bestronics – to form Emerald EMS. New Water acquired DataED and Bestronics – two Tier…

Kohlberg Acquires GPRS from CIVC

Kohlberg Acquires GPRS from CIVC

CIVC Partners has sold a majority equity interest in GPRS to Kohlberg & Company with CIVC maintaining a minority equity interest in the business. GPRS provides utility locating…

OEP Launches Spartronics

OEP Launches Spartronics

Sparton Corporation, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital since March 2019, has agreed to sell its contract manufacturing unit, Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS), to One Equity Partners.…

Kinderhook Returns to Pet Sector

Kinderhook Returns to Pet Sector

Kinderhook Industries has acquired branded and private label pet food maker Prairie Dog Pet Products. Prairie Dog Pet Products is a specialty manufacturer and marketer of dog treats,…

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