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Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired J&J Worldwide Services. This buy is Arlington’s fourth investment for its fifth fund which closed in June 2019 with $1.7 billion of capital. Austin-based J&J Worldwide Services is an outsourced provider of facility maintenance services including operations support at military bases, and engineering services – environmental, housekeeping, janitorial, and custodial…

Sonoma Brands Building Jerky Giant

Sonoma Brands has acquired Chef’s Cut Real Jerky. This buy follows Sonoma’s May acquisition of jerky maker KRAVE Pure Foods from Amplify Snack Brands, a business unit of The Hershey Company. Chef’s Cut’s product line includes jerky, meat sticks, and biltong that are made with real ingredients and premium cuts of steak, chicken, and turkey.…

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…

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KKR Partners Up with Danaher Executive

KKR Partners Up with Danaher Executive

KKR has partnered with William “Dan” Daniel to seek and acquire industrial business headquartered in the United States. Mr. Daniel was the executive vice president of Danaher from 2008 through…

Succession Plan Initiated at Levine Leichtman

Succession Plan Initiated at Levine Leichtman

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has announced a management succession plan that names Matthew Frankel and Michael Weinberg as managing partners. LLCP was founded in 1984 and its co-founders –…

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…

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Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired J&J Worldwide Services. This buy is Arlington’s fourth investment for its fifth fund which closed in June 2019 with $1.7 billion of capital.…

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…

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