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 […]

Novacap’s Nitrex Acquires G-M Enterprises

Novacap’s Nitrex Acquires G-M Enterprises

Nitrex, a portfolio company of Novacap and a provider of metal heat treatment equipment and services, has acquired G-M Enterprises. G-M Enterprises is a specialized supplier of vacuum furnaces used by customers operating in the aerospace, power generation, energy and commercial heat-treating industries. The company is led by President Suresh Jhawar and is headquartered in […]

Arsenal Closes Four Add-ons, Names New Platform CEO

Arsenal Closes Four Add-ons, Names New Platform CEO

 Seal For Life, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has completed the add-on acquisitions of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings. Arsenal acquired Seal For Life (SFL) in July 2019 from publicly traded Berry Global Group for $328 million. At that time, Arsenal announced that SFL would serve as a platform […]

Giant Contract Manufacturer of Cosmetics Formed

Giant Contract Manufacturer of Cosmetics Formed

Knowlton Development Corporation has agreed to merge with HCT Group to create a global contract manufacturer of cosmetics products. In December 2018, Cornell Capital and HarbourVest acquired Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) from Novacap. At that time, members of the senior management team of KDC invested alongside Cornell and HarbourVest, and Caisse de dépôt et placement […]

Ampersand Builds Peptide Maker

Ampersand Builds Peptide Maker

New England Peptide, a portfolio company of Ampersand Capital Partners since October 2019, has acquired Peptides International. A peptide is a chain of no more than 50 amino acids and they have the same structure as proteins which are composed of chains of hundreds to thousands of amino acids. Simply, a peptide is the scientific […]

Wind Point Closes 4th Pet Products Add-On

Wind Point Closes 4th Pet Products Add-On

Targeted PetCare, a portfolio company (formerly known as Pestell Pet Products) of Wind Point Partners, has acquired sWheat Scoop from Farmers Union Industries. sWheat is a manufacturer of branded, 100% wheat-based, biodegradable cat litter products that are sold through both retailers and distributors.The company, led by General Manager Bob Larson, was founded in 1994 and […]

Audax Adds to Aspen Surgical

Audax Adds to Aspen Surgical

Aspen Surgical, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Beatty Marketing & Sales. Beatty is a provider of orthopedic products, including foam positioners, sterile positioning kits, and suture retrievers to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The company was founded in 1987 by Jeff and Hazel Beatty and is based in Redmond, Washington. Aspen […]

Wind Point’s Kleinfelder Adds On

Wind Point’s Kleinfelder Adds On

The Kleinfelder Group, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners since November 2018, has acquired the geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing division of Advantage Engineers (Advantage G&E). Advantage G&E provides its services to commercial and government clients in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating across the industrial real estate, transportation, energy, and utilities markets. Following the close […]

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