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 […]

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 […]

Jordan Sells Borchers to Milliken

Jordan Sells Borchers to Milliken

Milliken & Company has agreed to acquire specialty chemicals maker Borchers Group from The Jordan Company (TJC). Borchers, acquired by TJC in January 2017, is a provider of coatings, inks and adhesives that are used in a variety of applications and end markets by more than 1,000 customers. The company’s product portfolio includes cobalt-free driers […]

IOP Buys 130-Year Old Paper Company

IOP Buys 130-Year Old Paper Company

Industrial Opportunity Partners has acquired Wisconsin-based Midwest Recycled and Coated Containerboard Mill LLC (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. Midwest Paper looks to be a successful turnaround story. […]

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