Trachte Switches Sponsors

Trachte Switches Sponsors

MPE Partners has sold a majority equity interest in Trachte USA, a manufacturer of preassembled and modularized control buildings, to Palladium Equity Partners. Trachte’s buildings are used by utilities to house electrical components that control and protect electrical infrastructure, such as transmission and distribution substations. Beyond the utilities’ market, Trachte buildings are used in industrial […]

KKR Buys 1-800 Contacts from AEA

KKR Buys 1-800 Contacts from AEA

KKR has agreed to acquire 1-800 Contacts, a portfolio company of AEA Investors and Thomas H. Lee Partners. According to 1-800 Contacts, it is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the US and has served more than 20 million customers over the past 25 years. Company-owned brands include Liingo Eyewear, 6over6, Boomerang, and Premium […]

KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Capital Partners has closed its buy of small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, including the equity of foreign subsidiaries, for approximately $550 million. On July 20th, Briggs & Stratton voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company and its creditors to work out a reorganization plan. At that time, KPS was […]

Pamlico Buys ISAAC Instruments

Pamlico Buys ISAAC Instruments

Pamlico Capital has acquired ISAAC Instruments in partnership with the company’s founders. ISAAC Instruments designs and manufactures automated telemetry and video equipment that is used by truck fleets to monitor both drivers and trucks to improve performance, productivity, compliance, and safety. Isaac, named after Sir Isaac Newton, was founded in 1999 and is headquartered near […]

HCI Builds on its Cabinet Platform

HCI Builds on its Cabinet Platform

Wellborn Forest, a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners, has acquired De Pere Cabinet. Wellborn Forest is a designer and manufacturer of semi-custom wood kitchen and bath cabinets primarily for single-family residences. The company uses an independent sales force to market its products to kitchen and bath cabinet dealers primarily located in the southeastern and […]

Peak Rock Still Hungry

Peak Rock Still Hungry

Peak Rock Capital has acquired Halo Foods, a manufacturer of bars and snacks, in partnership with the company’s management team. Halo was acquired from Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. Halo’s products include cereal bars, fruit and nut bars, gluten-free, high protein, and nutritionally controlled bars. The company’s products are sold to a range of […]

BrüMate Gets a Drinking Buddy

BrüMate Gets a Drinking Buddy

San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) has made a $20 million investment in BrüMate, a direct-to-consumer seller of insulated drinkware. BrüMate’s patented products include wine tumblers, wine canteens, can and bottle coolers, barware, and coolers. The company was founded in 2016 by Dylan Jacob and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  BrüMate was ranked as #14 on […]

Carlyle Acquires Electrostatic Sprayer Maker

Carlyle Acquires Electrostatic Sprayer Maker

The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire Victory Innovations, a provider of electrostatic sprayers. Victory’s cordless electrostatic spraying equipment is used to disinfect surfaces in businesses, transportation systems, hospitals, and schools. The company is headquartered near Minneapolis in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Electrostatic technology is used to maximize the attraction of chemical agents to objects that […]

Artemis Sees Future, Forms Optical Tech Platform

Artemis Sees Future, Forms Optical Tech Platform

Artemis Capital Partners has acquired Omega Optical, a maker of optical filters and coatings. Omega Optical’s products are used to control the passage of light to enable a range of optical applications including flow cytometry (to study cells and molecules), fluorescence microscopy (to study organic or inorganic substances), spectroscopy (to study matter and electromagnetic radiation), […]

Highlander Buys Hilo Nutrition

Highlander Buys Hilo Nutrition

Highlander Partners has acquired Hilo Nutrition, a maker of branded sports nutrition and performance gummies using natural ingredients. Hilo was co-founded in 2018 by Andrew Sauer and Eric Torgeson. The Columbus, Ohio-based company collaborates with athletes, performance experts and nutritionists to deliver products that are flavor-balanced, easy to consume and effective. Both Mr. Sauer and […]

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