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Graham Buys Giraffe Foods

Graham Partners has acquired Giraffe Foods, a private label manufacturer of food products. Giraffe’s products include sauces & marinades, dips & dressings and hot pepper sauces for the retail and foodservice industries. The company’s services include custom formulation, nutritional labeling, and custom packaging and Giraffe has capabilities in kosher and halal, organic, GMO-free, and nut…

Arsenal Continues Build of Meridian

Meridian Adhesives Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired Evans Adhesive. Evans Adhesive is a manufacturer of industrial adhesives including low-temperature packaging hot melts, pressure-sensitive hot melts, and various water-based and palletizing adhesives. Evans water-based adhesives are used in packaging, converting, laminating, labeling, drywall and outdoor advertising. Evans was founded in 1900…

Nautic Sells Fastener Distributor to MSD

Nautic Partners has sold its portfolio company Endries International, a distributor of fasteners, to MSD Partners. Nautic acquired Endries in June 2017 from Ferguson Enterprises. Endries International is a distributor of fasteners and Class-C parts to industrial original equipment manufacturers worldwide.  The company has more than $325 million in annual revenues and provides over 500,000…

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…

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Tim Healy Joins Twin Brook

Tim Healy Joins Twin Brook

Twin Brook Capital Partners has hired Tim Healy as a new managing director. Mr. Healy will be active in transaction originations and developing and building client relationships. “Since its inception,…

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…

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Graham Buys Giraffe Foods

Graham Buys Giraffe Foods

Graham Partners has acquired Giraffe Foods, a private label manufacturer of food products. Giraffe’s products include sauces & marinades, dips & dressings and hot pepper sauces for the…

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…

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…

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