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Ampersand Building Lab Products Maker

Detector Technology, a supplier of products and manufacturing services to analytical and laboratory equipment manufacturers and a portfolio company of Ampersand Capital Partners, has acquired Scientific Instrument Services. Scientific Instrument Services (SIS) is a manufacturer of mass spectrometry filaments and ion optic assemblies. The company also distributes a line of laboratory supplies for mass spectrometers,…

Water Street and JLL Expand in Life Sciences

Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners have agreed to acquire Dohmen Life Science Services from its parent, The Dohmen Company. This transaction is expected to close by the end of March 2018. Dohmen Life Science Services (DLSS) provides biopharma and medical device companies with a range of outsourced services in the areas of patient…

Gen Cap Exits Myco Trailers

Gen Cap America has sold Myco Trailers to Propst Development. Gen Cap acquired Myco in March 2007. Myco is a provider of custom designed boat trailers that are used in the high-performance boating industry and to the US Coast Guard, US Customs, Naval Special Warfare and Navy Seals. The company, led by CEO Tim Moran,…

H.I.G. Sells Pro-Pet to Cargill

H.I.G. Capital has sold Pro-Pet, a private label maker of pet food, to Cargill.  In December 2010, H.I.G. acquired Pro-Pet from Land O’ Lakes in partnership with the company’s management team. Land O’ Lakes maintained a minority position in the company alongside H.I.G. and senior management. Pro-Pet is one of the country’s largest manufacturers of…

Mill Point Buys NetShape

Metal Powder Products, a Mill Point Capital portfolio company, has acquired NetShape Technologies, the largest non-automotive powdered metal manufacturer in the US. NetShape has been a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital since March 2007 when it was acquired from publicly-traded Hawk Corporation for $94 million. NetShape is a manufacturer of metal components using powdered…

Saw Mill Closes Sale of Janus to Clearlake

Saw Mill Capital has completed the sale of Janus International to Clearlake Capital. Janus International, a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital since December 2013, is a manufacturer and supplier of roll up and swing doors, hallway systems used in industrial and commercial facilities, and re-locatable storage units used in the self-storage industry. The company…

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Jason Urband Makes Partner

Jason Urband Makes Partner

Lariat Partners has promoted Jason Urband to Partner. Mr. Urband is active in evaluating new investments for Lariat particularly in the industrial services, consumer services and products, tech-enabled services, and…

“The Exciting Game Without Any Rules”

“The Exciting Game Without Any Rules”

Valuations on middle-market private M&A transactions continued their torrid upward surge in the fourth quarter, according to GF Data’s just released February report. The 201 private equity funds and other…

Bertram Hits Fund III Hard Cap

Bertram Hits Fund III Hard Cap

Bertram Capital has held a hard cap final closing of Bertram Growth Capital III LP and Bertram Growth Capital III-A LP (collectively Fund III) with a combined $500 million of…

The Return of the Megafunds

The Return of the Megafunds

McKinsey & Company has published its 2018 annual review of private markets that confirms global fundraising and assets under management (AUM) reached record highs in 2017, while managers once again…

Huron Adds and Promotes

Huron Adds and Promotes

Detroit-based Huron Capital has hired Scott Hauncher as a new partner and promoted long-time employees James Mahoney and David Reynolds to Senior Partners. “We believe the addition of Scott and…

Silversmith Closes on $670 Million

Silversmith Closes on $670 Million

After just three months in the market, Silversmith Capital Partners has held a first and final closing of its second fund, Silversmith Capital Partners II LP (Fund II) at its…

Monroe Forms Independent Sponsor Vertical

Monroe Forms Independent Sponsor Vertical

Monroe Capital has established an independent sponsor finance vertical to focus on providing both debt and equity financing for acquisitions, mergers, business combinations and recapitalizations initiated by independent sponsors. In…

Comvest Closes Fourth Direct Lending Fund

Comvest Closes Fourth Direct Lending Fund

Comvest Credit Partners has held a final close of Comvest Capital IV LP and affiliated funds (Fund IV) with total equity commitments of $836 million, above the original target of…

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TPG Buys Orthopaedic Device Maker

TPG Buys Orthopaedic Device Maker

Publicly-traded Exactech has been acquired by TPG Capital for approximately $737 million. TPG had originally offered to acquire Exactech for $625 million in October 2017 but raised the…

Novacap Buys Mailhot

Novacap Buys Mailhot

Novacap has acquired Mailhot Industries, a Canadian-based manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders. Mailhot Industries was founded in 1956 and is a manufacturer of single-stage and telescopic hydraulic cylinders. The…

Grey Mountain Acquires CHEP Recycled

Grey Mountain Acquires CHEP Recycled

Grey Mountain Partners has acquired CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions from Brambles, an Australian supply-chain logistics group. CHEP Recycled is the largest whitewood pallet recycler in the North America,…

Southfield Invests in APC Integrated

Southfield Invests in APC Integrated

Southfield Capital has made an investment in APC Integrated Services Group, a seller of vehicle service contracts on behalf of automotive dealers and manufacturers. Through its multichannel marketing…

CD&R to Acquire American Greetings

CD&R to Acquire American Greetings

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to acquire 60% of American Greetings Corporation. The Weiss Family, descendants of Jacob Sapirstein, who founded the company in 1906, will retain…

Exit

IGP Exits FMH Aerospace

IGP Exits FMH Aerospace

Industrial Growth Partners (IGP) has sold FMH Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace components and assemblies, to publicly-traded AMETEK…

Bunker Hill Exits Rizing

Bunker Hill Exits Rizing

Bunker Hill Capital has sold Rizing, a provider of SAP functional and technical consulting services, to One Equity…

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