Branford Castle Buys Lie Detector Maker

Branford Castle Buys Lie Detector Maker

Branford Castle has acquired Lafayette Instrument, a maker of polygraph equipment and other scientific instruments. Lafayette’s polygraph products were first introduced in 1972 and include software and algorithms, computers, heart rate monitors, headsets, arm cuffs, electrodes, and activity sensors. These products are used by federal law enforcement and security agencies, as well as state and […]

Main Street Invests in Grand Flower Growers

Main Street Invests in Grand Flower Growers

Main Street Capital has made a minority investment in Grand Flower Growers (GSG), a grower and distributor of plants and flowers. GFG products includes annuals, mums, poinsettias, perennials and other floral arrangements. The company supplies its products to Home Depot garden centers in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. GFG was founded in 1999 and operates […]

Wind Point Adds Again to Specialty Chemical Platform

Wind Point Adds Again to Specialty Chemical Platform

Ascensus Specialties, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has acquired Strem Chemicals. Strem is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals used in the life sciences and microelectronics sectors. The company’s products include high-purity, research-grade catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls and CVD/ALD (atomic layer deposition and chemical vapor deposition) precursors that are used by manufacturers, researchers […]

H.I.G. Takes SMTC Private at 9.6x

H.I.G. Takes SMTC Private at 9.6x

H.I.G. Capital has acquired the equity of publicly traded SMTC Corporation for $172 million. SMTC is a low-to-medium volume provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), design and development, systems integration and testing services. Customers of SMTC are active in the medical, semiconductor, defense and aerospace, test and measurement, industrial, […]

Pass the Syrup – Brynwood Buys Pancake Maker

Pass the Syrup – Brynwood Buys Pancake Maker

Brynwood Partners, through its eighth fund, has acquired De Wafelbakkers from The Oklahoma Publishing Company, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation. De Wafelbakkers is a manufacturer of branded, co-manufactured and private label frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast. The company’s products are distributed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico through the grocery, mass retail, […]

Century Park Returns to Automotive Aftermarket

Century Park Returns to Automotive Aftermarket

Century Park Capital Partners has acquired CJ Pony Parts, an e-commerce seller of restoration and performance parts to auto enthusiasts. CJ Pony specializes in parts for classic Mustangs – those manufactured from 1964 to 1973 – and, with more than 65,000 SKUs, has a leading market share of this specialized aftermarket segment. In addition to classic […]

Platinum Acquires Cabinetworks from AIP and GIC

Platinum Acquires Cabinetworks from AIP and GIC

Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire The Cabinetworks Group from American Industrial Partners and GIC. Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Cabinetworks is a manufacturer and distributor of both framed and frameless, kitchen and bath cabinets. The company operates 14 assembly plants and 3 component facilities and sells its products through dealers, home centers and distributors. Cabinetworks sells […]

Kinderhook Seeks Key for Every Door

Kinderhook Seeks Key for Every Door

Quickly following its buy of Midwest Keyless last month, Kinderhook has added on again to Automotive Keys Group with the buy of International Key Supply. International Key Supply is a provider of automotive keys and remotes, programming tools, key machines, and related accessories to locksmiths, wholesale distributors, and online shoppers. Company-owned brand names include Keyless2Go […]

Gridiron’s AML Continues International Add-On Spree

Gridiron’s AML Continues International Add-On Spree

Gridiron Capital has once again closed an international add-on for its AML RightSource platform with the buy of Passcon GmbH. AML is a Cleveland-based provider of anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and other financial crimes reporting and compliance services to both bank and non-bank financial institutions. AML was founded in 2004 to assist small and […]

ACP Closes Second Animal Health Platform

ACP Closes Second Animal Health Platform

Align Capital Partners has acquired Custom Veterinary Services (CVS), a formulator and contract manufacturer of animal health products for dogs, cats, and horses. The services of CVS include product identification, formulation development, packaging, and production. Within production, the company’s capabilities include liquids, powders, soft chews, and tablets for nutritional supplements, dermatological products, and grooming products. […]