Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired J&J Worldwide Services. This buy is Arlington’s fourth investment for its fifth fund which closed in June 2019 with $1.7 billion of capital. Austin-based J&J Worldwide Services is an outsourced provider of facility maintenance services including operations support at military bases, and engineering services – environmental, housekeeping, janitorial, and custodial […]

Sonoma Brands Building Jerky Giant

Sonoma Brands Building Jerky Giant

Sonoma Brands has acquired Chef’s Cut Real Jerky. This buy follows Sonoma’s May acquisition of jerky maker KRAVE Pure Foods from Amplify Snack Brands, a business unit of The Hershey Company. Chef’s Cut’s product line includes jerky, meat sticks, and biltong that are made with real ingredients and premium cuts of steak, chicken, and turkey. […]

Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Equity has closed two acquisitions in the arborist services sector with the buys of Gunnison Tree Services and New Urban Forestry. Gunnison Tree Services is a provider of tree and vegetation management services to utilities, governments, residential, and commercial customers in the Southeastern United States. The company has a specialization in highly technical tree […]

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Capital Partners has hired Thomas Welter to lead Clean Streak Ventures, its express car wash platform company. Orlando-headquartered Clean Streak was founded by MKH in November 2019 and operates ten locations in Florida. The company has closed three transactions in the past six months and plans to continue growing both organically and through add-on […]

HKW Closes Third Fresh Direct Add-On

HKW Closes Third Fresh Direct Add-On

Fresh Direct Produce, a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and specialty produce and a portfolio company of HKW, has acquired Mike and Mike’s Organics. Mike and Mike’s is a non-grower distributor of organic fruits and vegetables sourced from the United States, Canada, and other countries. The company delivers more than 200 types of organic […]

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Equity has acquired the digital film distribution business of Deluxe Entertainment in partnership with the company’s former CEO Cyril Drabinsky. Deluxe was founded in 1915 as a film processing lab within Fox Film Corporation. The company was owned by MacAndrews & Forbes (controlled by Ronald Perelman) from 2006 to 2019 and struggled with negative […]

Oaktree’s Watco Buys Short Lines from Dow

Oaktree’s Watco Buys Short Lines from Dow

Watco Companies, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital, has agreed to acquire the short line rail assets and related equipment of six North American manufacturing sites from Dow Chemical. Watco is a provider of transportation services through a network of short line railroads, terminals, ports, and mechanical facilities in North America and Australia. Oaktree acquired […]

Compass Diversified Adds to Foam Fabricators

Compass Diversified Adds to Foam Fabricators

Foam Fabricators, a portfolio company of Compass Diversified (CODI) since January 2018, has acquired Polyfoam. Polyfoam is a manufacturer of protective and temperature-sensitive packaging used in the medical, pharmaceutical, grocery and food industries. The company is headquartered near Boston in Northbridge, Massachusetts. Foam Fabricators is a designer and manufacturer of custom-molded protective foam products and […]

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

Publicly traded Genuine Parts Company has completed the sale of its S.P. Richards (SPR) operations through two separate transactions. GPC’s first transaction was the sale of SPR’s Cleveland-based Supply Source Enterprises (SSE), comprised of The Safety Zone and Impact Products operations, to H.I.G. Capital. The Safety Zone and Impact Products manufacture and supply personal protective […]

Centerbridge Sells KIK Piece to Voyant

Centerbridge Sells KIK Piece to Voyant

KIK Custom Products, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, has agreed to sell its KIK Personal Care (KPC) business to Voyant Beauty, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners. Centerbridge acquired KIK in August 2015 from CI Capital Partners. Today, the company is a contract and private label manufacturer serving the personal care, household products, […]

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