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AUA’s TruFood Adds Simply Natural

TruFood Manufacturing, a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity since June 2019, has acquired Simply Natural Foods. Simply Natural is a co-manufacturer of confection products including sugarfree, organic, and kosher functional bars (products that include natural and distinct elements to support certain health aspects), diet bars, chocolate bars, and peanut butter cups for large consumer…

PolyVision Adds On

PolyVision, a portfolio company of Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP), has acquired Marsh Industries, a manufacturer of visual display boards. IOP acquired PolyVision in February 2020 from publicly traded Steelcase. Marsh Industries is a maker of markerboards, tackboards, space dividers, and acoustic panels used in educational institutions. According to IOP, the family-owned business is one of…

Blackstone Inks First Fund VIII Control Buy

Blackstone has agreed to acquire Ancestry from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum, and Permira at an enterprise value of $4.7 billion. The buy of Ancestry is the first control acquisition for Blackstone Capital Partners VIII LP which closed in September 2019 with $26 billion of capital. As part of the transaction with Blackstone, GIC will retain…

River Associates Closes 99th Transaction

River Associates Investments has acquired Yale Cordage in partnership with the company’s management team. Yale Cordage is a designer and manufacturer of synthetic rope and rope systems used in critical, high cost-of-failure applications. Specific uses for Yale’s products include winchlines, stringing lines and blocklines for utilities; fiber optic pulling lines for telephone construction; bull ropes…

Transom Hits Grand Slam

After a mere 14-month hold, Transom Capital has sold its portfolio company Pelco to Motorola Solutions. Pelco is a designer, developer and manufacturer of video security products including video security cameras, video management and recording systems, and security software. The company is led by CEO Kurt Takahashi and is headquartered in Fresno, California. Pelco was…

EnPro Sells Springs Business to Turnspire

Turnspire Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the Goodyear Air Springs business from publicly traded EnPro Industries. Goodyear air springs are used by original equipment manufacturers and fleet operators for trucks, trailers, buses, and specialty vehicles. The company’s products are sold under an exclusive license from Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber which developed its air…

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New Special Fund for MSD

New Special Fund for MSD

MSD Partners has held a final closing of MSD Special Investments Fund LP with $825 million in capital. The new fund had a target of $500 million. MSD Partners was…

Ocean Avenue Has Hard Cap Close

Ocean Avenue Has Hard Cap Close

Ocean Avenue Capital Partners has closed Ocean Avenue Fund IV LP at its hard cap of $350 million. The new fund had an original target of $300 million. Investors in…

HKW Adds Deal Generation Pro

HKW Adds Deal Generation Pro

Indianapolis-based HKW has added Lilly Green to its team as Vice President of Deal Generation. Ms. Green will be based in HKW’s New York City office. At HKW, Ms. Green…

Pets a Good Bet

Pets a Good Bet

According to a new study by Katten, pet owners’ love for their animals, along with the impact of COVID-19, are among the reasons decision-makers feel bullish about the future of…

Gallant Closes Inaugural Fund

Gallant Closes Inaugural Fund

Gallant Capital Partners has held a final closing of its inaugural fund, Gallant Capital Partners I LP, with $378 million in capital commitments. The firm’s first fund closed at its…

J.F. Lehman Hits Hard Cap

J.F. Lehman Hits Hard Cap

J.F. Lehman & Company has held a final closing of its fifth fund with $1.35 billion of capital. Initially targeting $1.0 billion, JFL Equity Investors V LP, was oversubscribed and…

Shamrock Closes Second Entertainment Content Fund

Shamrock Closes Second Entertainment Content Fund

Shamrock Capital has held a final closing of Shamrock Capital Content Fund II LP with $400 million of capital. New and existing limited partners in Fund II include pension funds,…

Guardian Closes at Hard Cap

Guardian Closes at Hard Cap

Guardian Capital Partners has held an oversubscribed, hard cap, and final close of its third fund, Guardian Capital Partners Fund III LP, with $282 million in capital commitments. Guardian Capital…

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River Associates Closes 99th Transaction

River Associates Closes 99th Transaction

River Associates Investments has acquired Yale Cordage in partnership with the company’s management team. Yale Cordage is a designer and manufacturer of synthetic rope and rope systems used…

EnPro Sells Springs Business to Turnspire

EnPro Sells Springs Business to Turnspire

Turnspire Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the Goodyear Air Springs business from publicly traded EnPro Industries. Goodyear air springs are used by original equipment manufacturers and fleet…

Arlington Carves Again from Triumph

Arlington Carves Again from Triumph

Publicly traded Triumph Group has agreed to sell its aerospace composites operations to Arlington Capital Partners. The Triumph composites operations (TCO) – with locations in Milledgeville, Georgia (650,000…

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Transom Hits Grand Slam

Transom Hits Grand Slam

After a mere 14-month hold, Transom Capital has sold its portfolio company Pelco to Motorola Solutions. Pelco is…

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