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HKW Acquires Fresh Direct

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW) has acquired Fresh Direct Produce, a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and specialty produce. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Fresh Direct distributes more than 1,000 fruit and vegetable items to the Western Canadian market. The company’s value-added services include ripening, grading, machine packaging, and bagging. Fresh Direct is led…

EQT Acquires Cast & Crew

Private equity firm EQT, through its eighth fund, has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services from Silver Lake. Silver Lake acquired Cast & Crew in July 2015 from ZM Capital, Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Emigrant Capital. Cast & Crew is a provider of payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, workflow and productivity…

Odyssey Adds to Staffing Firm

Addison Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners since December 2016, has acquired Mondo, a professional staffing firm specializing in information technology and digital marketing. Mondo specializes in high-end, niche IT, tech, and digital marketing placements at midsize to enterprise-level companies, along with recently VC-funded startups. The company, led by CEO Tim Johnson, is…

Westbourne Partners Up to Acquire Modineer

Modineer Co. has been acquired by Westbourne Capital Partners, Hall Capital, and other investors. Modineer is a manufacturer and fabricator of low to medium volume complex metal components and assemblies that are used in automotive, military, truck/trailer and industrial applications. The company’s manufacturing techniques include stamping, roll forming, welding, machining, painting, e-coating and other specialty…

Metalmark Invests in T. Parker Host

Metalmark Capital has made an investment in T. Parker Host, a provider of maritime services. T. Parker Host is a maritime provider of agency services, terminal operations, Jones Act vessel operations and logistics services to customers throughout the United States. The company has more than 30 locations along the US East and Gulf Coasts. In…

CI Capital Adds Clock Four to Hero

Hero Digital, a portfolio company of CI Capital, has acquired Clock Four, a digital advertising and strategy agency. Hero provides digital strategy, design, engineering, and analytic services to marketers to improve customer experiences and brand performance. Customers of the company include Western Digital, Sephora, Salesforce, and Aramark. Hero is led by CEO David Kilimnik and…

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JMI Hits Hard Cap

JMI Hits Hard Cap

JMI Equity has closed JMI Equity Fund IX LP at its $1.2 billion hard cap. The new fund received support from both existing and new investors. JMI Equity invests from…

Scott Isherwood Joins D.A. Davidson

Scott Isherwood Joins D.A. Davidson

D.A. Davidson & Co. has hired Scott Isherwood as a new managing director. Mr. Isherwood will be active with the firm’s diversified industrials team and he will be based in…

Windjammer Closes at Hard Cap

Windjammer Closes at Hard Cap

Windjammer Capital has closed its fifth fund, Windjammer Senior Equity Fund V LP, at the hard cap of $870 million. The firm’s earlier fund closed in March 2013 with $726…

Harris Williams Adds Two from Wells Fargo

Harris Williams Adds Two from Wells Fargo

Harris Williams has added to its investment banking team with the hirings of Kelly McPhilliamy as a managing director and William McBride as a vice president in the firm’s consumer…

Luminate Closes Second Fund

Luminate Closes Second Fund

Luminate Capital Partners has closed Luminate Capital Partners II LP with $425 million of committed capital. The firm’s earlier fund closed in June 2017 with more than $265 million of…

Campbell Lutyens Opens Charlotte Office

Campbell Lutyens Opens Charlotte Office

Campbell Lutyens, a fund placement agent and secondaries advisor, has opened a new office in Charlotte, NC led by Principal Matt Flynn who joined the firm earlier this year. The…

Key Banc Chemicals Pro Joins SK Capital

Key Banc Chemicals Pro Joins SK Capital

SK Capital Partners has added Mario Toukan to its investment team as a new Managing Director. Mr. Toukan has over 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience focused on the…

Sole Source Hits Hard Cap

Sole Source Hits Hard Cap

Sole Source Capital has closed its inaugural funds, SSC Partners I LP and SSC Partners I-A LP, at the combined hard cap of $160 million. Sole Source is an operationally-focused…

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HKW Acquires Fresh Direct

HKW Acquires Fresh Direct

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW) has acquired Fresh Direct Produce, a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and specialty produce. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Fresh Direct distributes…

EQT Acquires Cast & Crew

EQT Acquires Cast & Crew

Private equity firm EQT, through its eighth fund, has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services from Silver Lake. Silver Lake acquired Cast & Crew in July…

Westbourne Partners Up to Acquire Modineer

Westbourne Partners Up to Acquire Modineer

Modineer Co. has been acquired by Westbourne Capital Partners, Hall Capital, and other investors. Modineer is a manufacturer and fabricator of low to medium volume complex metal components…

Metalmark Invests in T. Parker Host

Metalmark Invests in T. Parker Host

Metalmark Capital has made an investment in T. Parker Host, a provider of maritime services. T. Parker Host is a maritime provider of agency services, terminal operations, Jones…

Greenbriar Invests in Logistics Company

Greenbriar Invests in Logistics Company

Greenbriar Equity Group has made an investment in BDP International, a provider of logistics and transportation services. BDP International is a lead logistics provider (LLP) of ocean, air…

Exit

SFW Sells Spectro to AMETEK

SFW Sells Spectro to AMETEK

SFW Capital Partners has sold Spectro Scientific to publicly-traded AMETEK for approximately $190 million. SFW acquired Spectro from…

Linden Exits SeraCare

Linden Exits SeraCare

Linden Capital Partners has sold SeraCare Life Sciences to LGC North America, a portfolio company of KKR. Linden…

Argosy Exits AUC Group

Argosy Exits AUC Group

Argosy Private Equity and New Spring Capital have sold AUC Group, a provider of wastewater treatment services, to…

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