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Pfingsten’s Sign-Zone Adds On Again

Sign-Zone, a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners, has acquired Xarisma, a manufacturer of custom-printed, large format graphic signage and display accessories. Xarisma specializes in high-mix custom fabric production, with products including flags, banners, tents, silicone edge graphics, retractable displays and table covers. The company’s capabilities allow for printing on a wide range of fabrics, vinyls…

Evanston Partners Adds to Auto Driveaway

Auto Driveaway, a portfolio company of Evanston Partners, has acquired J&J Driveaway and J&J Freight Brokers (together J&J). J&J is a provider of heavy truck (Class 7 and Class 8) transport services along with boutique freight brokerage services. J&J moves trucks, complex assets, and other freight using drivers in 49 states and parts of Canada…

Arsenal Sells Elite Comfort to Leggett & Platt

Arsenal Capital Partners has sold Elite Comfort Solutions to publicly-traded Leggett & Platt for $1.25 billion in cash. Elite Comfort Solutions (ECS) is a manufacturer of specialty foams and a provider of foam technologies serving the bedding and home furnishings market. The company’s products include finished mattresses sold through both traditional and online channels, mattress…

Altas Sells Salt Producer to Kissner

Toronto-based Altas Partners has sold NSC Minerals, a producer of salt and calcium chloride products, to Kissner Group Holdings, a portfolio company of Metalmark Capital and Silverhawk Capital Partners. NSC is a provider of salt for de-icing, industrial, and agricultural applications. The company offers a range of bulk, industrial, and packaged products used in a…

Rockwood Builds Ibis Tek

Ibis Tek, a portfolio company of Rockwood Equity Partners since February 2017, has acquired Standard Bent Glass, a supplier of custom fabricated glass products, including transparent armor. Standard Bent Glass (SBG) is a manufacturer and distributor of flat and curved laminated glass, curved tempered glass, compound curved glass, decorative laminated glass, and bullet resistant glazing.…

Vestar Doubles Roland Foods

Roland Foods, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners since August 2013, has acquired Albert Uster Imports (AUI). AUI is an importer of specialty pastry, bakery, and confectionary products used by professional chefs and bakers at hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, and airlines. The company has more than 1,400 SKUs and sources its products from…

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Twin Brook Backs Blue Point

Twin Brook Backs Blue Point

Twin Brook Capital Partners provided financing to support Blue Point Capital’s recent acquisition of W.A. Kendall and Co., a provider of vegetation management services to utility companies in the Southeast…

New Growth Equity Platform at Blackstone

New Growth Equity Platform at Blackstone

Blackstone has hired Jon Korngold, a former managing director at General Atlantic, as senior managing director and head of Blackstone’s growth equity investing platform. Mr. Korngold is tasked with building…

Abacus Backs Platte River Add On

Abacus Backs Platte River Add On

Abacus Finance Group was the Administrative Agent and Sole Lender in support of the acquisition of Cutting Edge Services (CES) by In-Place Machining Company, a portfolio company of Platte River…

Littlejohn Promotes Three

Littlejohn Promotes Three

Littlejohn & Co. has promoted Drew Greenwood to managing director, and Charles Leung and William McDavid have been promoted to vice president. “We are delighted to announce the promotions of…

Warren Closes Second Fund

Warren Closes Second Fund

Warren Equity Partners has closed its second fund at its $310 million hard cap. The new fund is composed of Warren Equity Partners Fund II LP and Warren Equity Partners…

Tritium Hits Hard Cap on Fund II

Tritium Hits Hard Cap on Fund II

Tritium Partners has held a final closing of Tritium II LP with $465 million of committed capital. Tritium’s first fund closed in November 2015 with $309 million of committed capital.…

Duane Morris Names Co-Chairs of Private Equity Group

Duane Morris Names Co-Chairs of Private Equity Group

Philadelphia-headquartered law firm Duane Morris has named partners Michael Hardy of the firm’s Baltimore office and Nanette Heide of the firm’s New York office as co-chairs of its private equity…

Tonka Bay Promotes Two

Tonka Bay Promotes Two

Tonka Bay Equity Partners has promoted Kam Kielhorn to Principal and Taylor Fish to Senior Associate. Tonka Bay invests in manufacturing, value-added distribution and business services companies that have EBITDAs…

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Warren Buys Diesel Parts Distributor

Warren Buys Diesel Parts Distributor

Warren Equity Partners has acquired Magneto & Diesel Injector Service (DBA M&D Distributors). M&D Distributors is an aftermarket distributor of parts and components for maintaining and repairing diesel-powered…

Guardian Invests in Tactical Medical

Guardian Invests in Tactical Medical

Guardian Capital Partners has made an investment in Tactical Medical Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of products and kitted solutions used in emergency trauma care including in the…

Gallant Capital Invests in Aero Turbine

Gallant Capital Invests in Aero Turbine

Gallant Capital Partners has made an investment in Aero Turbine, a provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Aero’s services include turbine engine and accessory overhaul, and…

Fairchild Backs Weco Recap

Fairchild Backs Weco Recap

Fairchild Capital Partners has made an equity investment in Weco Manufacturing to support a management-led recapitalization of the company. Weco is a provider of design, prototyping, fabrication, machining,…

Incline Acquires Profile Products

Incline Acquires Profile Products

Incline Equity Partners has acquired Profile Products, a developer and manufacturer of engineered horticultural growing media and erosion control products. Profile’s products include mulches and additives, engineered soils,…

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