Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent International has closed its acquisition of Olaplex, a professional haircare brand. Olaplex’s products – which include shampoos, conditioners, and specialty oils – are used to protect, strengthen and rebuild broken bonds in hair caused by damage from chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes. Olaplex sells its products through both professional and retail channels. Within the […]

Pretium Packaging Switches Sponsors

Pretium Packaging Switches Sponsors

Genstar has sold Pretium Packaging, a manufacturer of plastic containers and closures, to Clearlake Capital Group. Pretium Packaging is a manufacturer of plastic containers and closures for the food; specialty beverage; household and industrial cleaner; sports nutrition and health; and beauty product industries. Pretium, with more than $450 million in annual revenues, has more than […]

Alpine Adds to MVP with Tree Line Backing

Alpine Adds to MVP with Tree Line Backing

Midwest Vision Partners, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has formed two new partnerships with the Cleveland Eye Clinic and the Michigan Eye Institute. Midwest Vision Partners (MVP) was formed as an ophthalmology platform by Alpine in June 2019 through the acquisitions of Ohio-based eye care business, Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons and its subsidiary Ohio […]

AUA Closes Fourth Specialty Food Buy

AUA Closes Fourth Specialty Food Buy

Gourmet Culinary Partners (GCP), a portfolio company of AUA Private Equity Partners, has acquired Van-Lang Enterprises. This is the fourth add-on for GCP since its formation by AUA in May 2019. Van-Lang is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres with national distribution and a strong presence in the Midwest as well […]

Novacap’s Bestar Buys its Bigger US Competitor

Novacap’s Bestar Buys its Bigger US Competitor

Bestar, a portfolio company of Novacap since July 2017, has acquired Bush Industries for $160 million from Lorraine Capital and Landon Capital Partners. Bush Industries designs, produces and distributes home and commercial office, entertainment, bedroom, storage, seating, occasional and entryway furniture. The company was founded in 1959 and its headquarters and US manufacturing operations are […]

Yukon Backs IOP’s Buy of Midwest Paper

Yukon Backs IOP’s Buy of Midwest Paper

Yukon Partners was the provider of mezzanine debt to back Industrial Opportunity Partners’ recent buy of Midwest Recycled and Coated Containerboard Mill (DBA Midwest Paper). Midwest Paper manufactures and distributes various grades of paper including recycled containerboard (medium and linerboard) for corrugated packaging, recycled bag products, and white paper for book publishing and printing/writing applications. […]

Stone Point Closes on $7 Billion

Stone Point Closes on $7 Billion

Stone Point Capital has held a final closing of its eighth private equity fund, Trident VIII LP, with $7 billion in total capital commitments. Trident VIII received strong support from Stone Point’s existing investors and received first-time commitments from several leading institutional investors. The general partner and its affiliated entities committed more than $350 million […]

KPS Carves Out IKG from Harsco

KPS Carves Out IKG from Harsco

KPS Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the IKG business of publicly traded Harsco Corporation for $85 million composed of $40 million in cash and a $40 million seller note. KPS is acquiring IKG through is KPS Special Situations Mid-Cap Fund which closed in October 2019. Houston-based IKG is a manufacturer of steel and aluminum […]

Freeman Spogli Acquires Kamps

Freeman Spogli Acquires Kamps

Freeman Spogli & Company has acquired a majority equity interest in Kamps, one of the largest pallet management service providers in North America. Kamps provides nationwide pallet management services through a network of 25 company-owned and operated facilities and commercial partnerships with more than 60 national pallet partners. The company’s services include acquisition, disposition, sorting, […]

LFM Closes First Exit from First Fund

LFM Closes First Exit from First Fund

After a three-year hold, LFM Capital has sold EDSCO Fasteners to MiddleGround Capital. EDSCO is a supplier of foundation anchoring systems for power transmission poles and substation structures. The company’s anchoring systems – which range from specialty fabricated bolts to highly-engineered anchoring cages – are typically embedded in concrete foundations and are engineered to allow […]

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