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Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Equity has closed two acquisitions in the arborist services sector with the buys of Gunnison Tree Services and New Urban Forestry. Gunnison Tree Services is a provider of tree and vegetation management services to utilities, governments, residential, and commercial customers in the Southeastern United States. The company has a specialization in highly technical tree…

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Capital Partners has hired Thomas Welter to lead Clean Streak Ventures, its express car wash platform company. Orlando-headquartered Clean Streak was founded by MKH in November 2019 and operates ten locations in Florida. The company has closed three transactions in the past six months and plans to continue growing both organically and through add-on…

HKW Closes Third Fresh Direct Add-On

Fresh Direct Produce, a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and specialty produce and a portfolio company of HKW, has acquired Mike and Mike’s Organics. Mike and Mike’s is a non-grower distributor of organic fruits and vegetables sourced from the United States, Canada, and other countries. The company delivers more than 200 types of organic…

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Equity has acquired the digital film distribution business of Deluxe Entertainment in partnership with the company’s former CEO Cyril Drabinsky. Deluxe was founded in 1915 as a film processing lab within Fox Film Corporation. The company was owned by MacAndrews & Forbes (controlled by Ronald Perelman) from 2006 to 2019 and struggled with negative…

Oaktree’s Watco Buys Short Lines from Dow

Watco Companies, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital, has agreed to acquire the short line rail assets and related equipment of six North American manufacturing sites from Dow Chemical. Watco is a provider of transportation services through a network of short line railroads, terminals, ports, and mechanical facilities in North America and Australia. Oaktree acquired…

Compass Diversified Adds to Foam Fabricators

Foam Fabricators, a portfolio company of Compass Diversified (CODI) since January 2018, has acquired Polyfoam. Polyfoam is a manufacturer of protective and temperature-sensitive packaging used in the medical, pharmaceutical, grocery and food industries. The company is headquartered near Boston in Northbridge, Massachusetts. Foam Fabricators is a designer and manufacturer of custom-molded protective foam products and…

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Charlesbank’s New Credit Fund Hits Hard Cap

Charlesbank’s New Credit Fund Hits Hard Cap

Charlesbank Capital Partners has held a $700 million, oversubscribed, and hard cap closing of Charlesbank Credit Opportunities Fund II LP. The new fund’s original target was $500 million. Fund II…

New Principal at HCAP

New Principal at HCAP

San Diego-headquartered HCAP Partners has promoted Bhairvee Shavdia to principal. Ms. Shavdia joined HCAP Partners in 2015 and has been active in building and implementing the firm’s impact investing methodology…

Evolution Backs Another New Manager

Evolution Backs Another New Manager

Evolution Managers Capital (EMC), an investor in emerging private equity firms, has made its second fund investment to date by backing Greens Farms Capital. EMC was formed in October 2019…

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…

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Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Equity has closed two acquisitions in the arborist services sector with the buys of Gunnison Tree Services and New Urban Forestry. Gunnison Tree Services is a provider…

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Capital Partners has hired Thomas Welter to lead Clean Streak Ventures, its express car wash platform company. Orlando-headquartered Clean Streak was founded by MKH in November 2019…

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Equity has acquired the digital film distribution business of Deluxe Entertainment in partnership with the company’s former CEO Cyril Drabinsky. Deluxe was founded in 1915 as a…

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

Publicly traded Genuine Parts Company has completed the sale of its S.P. Richards (SPR) operations through two separate transactions. GPC’s first transaction was the sale of SPR’s Cleveland-based…

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…

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