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Crestview Sells JR Automation to Hitachi

Crestview Partners has agreed to sell JR Automation Technologies to Hitachi for $1.4 billion. Crestview acquired JR Automation in March 2015 from Huizenga Automation Group. JR Automation is a designer and manufacturer of automated or operated assembly line equipment such as sonic welders, riveters, adhesive dispensers, vision inspectors and verifiers, leak testers, robotic palletizers, and…

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Partners has acquired VanDeMark Chemical, a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, from Verus Investment Partners. Phosgene is a colorless gas and is extremely hazardous to manufacture and transport. The chemical compound is a critical raw material for many pharmaceutical, agricultural, and specialty chemical products. VanDeMark’s phosgene products include a range of more than…

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Peterson American Corporation (DBA Peterson Spring), a specialty spring manufacturer. Peterson is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered springs, wire forms, related components, and sub-assemblies. The company’s products are used in a range of applications in the automotive OEM, industrial, motorsport/racing, truck and trailer, heavy equipment, and consumer products sectors.…

Arlington Capital Forms Radius Aerospace

Arlington Capital Partners has formed Radius Aerospace to acquire the forming and fabrication facilities of publicly-traded Triumph Group. Radius is a provider of fabrications, forming and other products and services primarily to OEM and Tier 1 aerospace and defense companies. The company specializes in all forming methods, including titanium sol-gel coating, metal bonding, specialty alloy…

Gridiron Invests in Orthotic Products

Gridiron Capital has acquired Remington Products Company, a maker of branded and private label orthotic products. Remington’s sells both branded products direct to consumers and through specialty retailers and sells private label products to OEMs and distributors in the footcare, orthopedic soft goods, safety, and military markets. The company’s products include foot beds (insoles that…

Wynnchurch Buys Alliance Designer Products

Wynnchurch Capital has acquired Alliance Designer Products, a manufacturer of polymeric sand and other installation products that are used in residential and commercial hardscaping projects. Polymeric sand is a fine sand that is combined with polymer additives. When mixed with water, the product becomes a strong yet flexible binding agent that is considered stronger than…

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Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

According to Bain & Company’s eighth Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report healthcare private equity outperformed other asset classes in 2018. In the face of growing economic and…

WILsquare Expands Investment Team

WILsquare Expands Investment Team

WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, has added Drew Caylor to its investment team as a managing director. Mr. Caylor joins WILsquare from St. Louis-based Louis York Capital,…

Navab Capital Partners Formed in New York

Navab Capital Partners Formed in New York

Alexander Navab, a former senior executive at KKR, has formed Navab Capital Partners. Navab Capital Partners (NCP) will make equity investments in North American-based upper mid-cap to larger companies that…

Shore Closes Two Funds, Expands Into Food

Shore Closes Two Funds, Expands Into Food

Shore Capital Partners has held a first and final closing of its third institutional healthcare private equity fund, Shore Capital Healthcare Partners Fund III LP (HC Fund III) at $293…

BGL Adds Business Services Pro

BGL Adds Business Services Pro

Cleveland-based investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has added Peter Hill to its team as a new managing director in its business services practice. Mr. Hill’s background includes…

Bregal Closes at $650 Million

Bregal Closes at $650 Million

Bregal Partners has closed its second fund, Bregal Partners II LP, with $650 million of capital commitments. With the closing of the new fund, Bregal Partners now has a total…

Martis Closes Third Fund

Martis Closes Third Fund

Martis Capital Management, formerly Capricorn Healthcare, has closed its third fund, Martis Partners III LP, at its hard cap with $545 million in capital commitments. Fund III will continue the…

Southfield Promotes Brandon Pinderhughes

Southfield Promotes Brandon Pinderhughes

Southfield Capital has promoted Brandon Pinderhughes to principal. Mr. Pinderhughes joined Southfield Capital in July 2014 as a senior associate. With this promotion, Mr. Pinderhughes will continue to focus on…

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Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Partners has acquired VanDeMark Chemical, a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, from Verus Investment Partners. Phosgene is a colorless gas and is extremely hazardous to manufacture…

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Peterson American Corporation (DBA Peterson Spring), a specialty spring manufacturer. Peterson is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered springs, wire forms, related components,…

Arlington Capital Forms Radius Aerospace

Arlington Capital Forms Radius Aerospace

Arlington Capital Partners has formed Radius Aerospace to acquire the forming and fabrication facilities of publicly-traded Triumph Group. Radius is a provider of fabrications, forming and other products…

Gridiron Invests in Orthotic Products

Gridiron Invests in Orthotic Products

Gridiron Capital has acquired Remington Products Company, a maker of branded and private label orthotic products. Remington’s sells both branded products direct to consumers and through specialty retailers…

Wynnchurch Buys Alliance Designer Products

Wynnchurch Buys Alliance Designer Products

Wynnchurch Capital has acquired Alliance Designer Products, a manufacturer of polymeric sand and other installation products that are used in residential and commercial hardscaping projects. Polymeric sand is…

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