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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 through three businesses: BSN Sports, a distributor of sports equipment and apparel; Varsity Spirit, a provider of cheerleading uniforms and educational camps, clinics and competitions; and Herff…

Huron Adds to Drake Automotive

Drake Automotive Group, a platform company of Huron Capital, has acquired DV8 Offroad, a designer and distributor of off-road accessories and wheels. DV8 Offroad’s products – sold to consumers and specialty retailers – include truck bumpers, fenders, hoods, hard tops, wheels, LED lights, winches, and apparel. DV8 was founded by CEO Bob McMath in 2003…

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 packaging used in the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, personal & home care, and food & beverage markets. The company’s products include bottles; closures, tips & adapters; dosage…

Soundcore Keeps Sweeping

Sweeping Corporation of America (SCA), a portfolio company of Soundcore Capital Partners since February 2017, has completed two separate add-on acquisitions with the buys of USA Services of Florida and Hy-Tech Property Services. USA Services is a provider of street sweeping services specializing in state and municipal roadway maintenance throughout Florida. The company serves customers in…

Tengram Buys Lime Crime

Lime Crime, one of the first digitally-native beauty brands, has been acquired by Tengram Capital Partners. Lime Crime is known for its vibrant, cruelty-free and vegan products which include eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes and powders, and hair colors. The company sells its products online and through leading retailers including Bloomingdales, Riley Rose and Ulta.com. Lime Crime…

Irving Place Adds to Ohio Transmission

Ohio Transmission Corporation, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, has acquired Crimson Electric. Crimson Electric specializes in the repair and testing of AC/DC motors, servo motors, pumps and gear reducers. The company has a complete in-house machine shop and can perform precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, and factory authorized modifications. Crimson Electric has 20…

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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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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…

Tengram Buys Lime Crime

Tengram Buys Lime Crime

Lime Crime, one of the first digitally-native beauty brands, has been acquired by Tengram Capital Partners. Lime Crime is known for its vibrant, cruelty-free and vegan products which…

Spire Invests in Dynamic Quest

Spire Invests in Dynamic Quest

Spire Capital has made an investment in Dynamic Quest, a provider of IT managed services. Dynamic Quest (DQ) provides hosted cloud services, disaster recovery, managed IT, service plans,…

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