SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Capital Partners has formed Canlak Coatings to acquire Canadian coatings company Canlak and US-based Valentus Specialty Chemicals. Valentus is a maker of specialty coatings used in residential and commercial flooring, industrial protective maintenance and wood floor applications. Company-owned brand names include ABSCO, PoloPlaz, Sampson, Last n Last, Polycare and Wilson Imperial. Valentus is headquartered […]

Riverside Sells Greenphire to Thoma Bravo

Riverside Sells Greenphire to Thoma Bravo

The Riverside Company has agreed to sell Greenphire, a provider of financial management software, to Thoma Bravo. Greenphire’s software is used by pharmaceutical companies to manage clinical trials by streamlining financial management, payment and logistical workflows from sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) to sites and patients. The company’s web-based products – sold under the […]

Kidd’s Medical Device Maker Adds-On Again

Kidd’s Medical Device Maker Adds-On Again

NextPhase Medical Devices, a portfolio company of Kidd and Company, has acquired Proven Process Medical Devices. Proven Process designs, develops and manufactures implantable, interventional, diagnostic and minimally invasive surgical devices. The company’s FDA Class II and III devices include balloon catheter inflation devices, catheters, implantable arrhythmia detectors, implantable drug infusion pumps, vascular access ports, and […]

GenNx360 Closes Fourth Aerospace Repair Buy

GenNx360 Closes Fourth Aerospace Repair Buy

Precision Aviation Group, a portfolio company of GenNx360, has acquired Keystone Turbine Services. Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is a supplier of aircraft parts, and inventory management and repair services to the aerospace and defense industry. PAG’s repair services cover more than 25,000 parts including avionics, starter generators, wheels and brakes and other accessories for a […]

L Catterton Acquires Kodiak Cakes

L Catterton Acquires Kodiak Cakes

L Catterton has acquired Kodiak Cakes, a maker of pancake and waffle mixes. Kodiak’s existing shareholders, including Trilantic North America and Sunrise Strategic Partners, and the company’s founders and management team, will continue to own a minority stake in the company. Kodiak Cakes is a producer of pancake and waffle mixes, frozen waffles and pancakes, […]

MSCP Buys Nivel From Kelso

MSCP Buys Nivel From Kelso

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) has acquired Nivel Parts & Manufacturing from Kelso & Company. Nivel is a manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket parts used in personal transportation vehicles, utility terrain vehicles and heavy-duty equipment. The company is the largest supplier of aftermarket parts and accessories to the golf cart market with more than […]

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners Closes First Fund

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners Closes First Fund

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (E2P) has closed its inaugural fund, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners I LP, with $423 million of capital commitments. Chicago-based E2P was founded by Mark Burgett, a former managing director at Wind Point Partners, and CJ Fraleigh, a former CEO of Shearer’s Foods and Sara Lee North America. E2P makes control-oriented investments of $25 […]

Branford Leverages Top Quartile Performance, Closes Second Fund

Branford Leverages Top Quartile Performance, Closes Second Fund

Branford Castle Partners has closed its second fund with just over $205 million in capital commitments. Branford Castle invests in companies that have enterprise values of up to $100 million and EBITDA of less than $15 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, commercial distribution, industrials and specialty manufacturing, business services, and logistics. From […]

HKW Speaks Your Language

HKW Speaks Your Language

Traductions Serge Bélair (TRSB), a portfolio company of HKW, has acquired Anglocom, a language services provider. The buy of Anglocom is the first add-on acquisition for TRSB since being acquired by HKW in December 2019. Anglocom is a full-service translation company that provides French and English translators to its corporate customers in the advertising, government, […]

Kinderhook Keeps Firing on All Cylinders

Kinderhook Keeps Firing on All Cylinders

Kinderhook’s Race Winning Brands has acquired Victory 1 Performance, a maker of high-performance titanium and alloy valves. Victory 1 manufactures titanium and Inconel (a nickel-chromium-based alloy) valves, custom machined retainers, lash caps, valve locks, and stainless-steel intake and exhaust valves. The company provides rapid prototyping and production runs from 1 to 10,000 parts as well […]