Peak Rock Keeps Rolling in the Dough

Peak Rock Keeps Rolling in the Dough

Peak Rock Capital has acquired sister companies Shipley Franchise Company and Shipley Do-nut Flour & Supply Co. (together “Shipley”). Shipley is a quick-service restaurant franchisor that sells more than sixty varieties of donuts, kolaches (a “pig in a blanket” breakfast sandwich), and beverages including coffee, hot chocolate, and fruit juices. Houston-based Shipley’s was founded in […]

Arcline Continues Build of Specialty Electronics Platform

Arcline Continues Build of Specialty Electronics Platform

Arcline Investment Management has acquired Ohmega Technologies, a maker of thin-film electronic resistive materials. Ohmega’s thin film products, sold under the OhmegaPly brand, are made of a nickel-phosphorous alloy (from 0.05 to 1.00 microns) that is electrodeposited on a copper-conducting layer of foil (from 17 microns to 35 microns) and are used as part of […]

IOP Steps Up with Buy of Little Giant

IOP Steps Up with Buy of Little Giant

Industrial Opportunity Partners has acquired Little Giant Ladder Systems in partnership with the company’s management team and its owners. Little Giant is a designer, marketer and manufacturer of ladders, stepladders and stepstools, extension ladders, and safety cages. Little Giant’s products are used by do-it-yourselfers and professional customers and are sold through brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and industrial […]

AEA Sells TricorBraun to Ares and Ontario Teachers’

AEA Sells TricorBraun to Ares and Ontario Teachers’

Ares Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board have agreed to acquire a majority interest in TricorBraun, a rigid and flexible packaging supplier, from AEA Investors. TricorBraun is one of the largest North American distributors of primary packaging including glass containers, closures, dispensers, tubes and flexibles. Customers of the company include numerous consumer packaged goods […]

Incline Exits Lynx Franchising

Incline Exits Lynx Franchising

Incline Equity Partners has sold LYNX Franchising, a multi-brand provider of business-to-business commercial services, to MidOcean Partners. Incline acquired Premium Franchise Brands, the owner of the commercial janitorial cleaning brand JAN-PRO and residential cleaning brand Maid Right, in October 2016. In February 2019, LYNX completed the add-on acquisition of Intelligent Office and renamed Premium Franchise […]

Independent Sponsor Valley Ridge Buys Trailer Maker

Independent Sponsor Valley Ridge Buys Trailer Maker

ALCOM, a portfolio company of Hudson Ferry Capital and a designer and manufacturer of specialty trailers, has been sold to Valley Ridge Investment Partners. ALCOM is a manufacturer of open and enclosed aluminum trailers, including cargo haulers, car haulers, snow trailers, flat/open carriers and horse/livestock trailers. ALCOM’s products are sold through more than 500 dealerships […]

Audax and Odyssey Close PIP Transaction

Audax and Odyssey Close PIP Transaction

Audax Private Equity has closed its December announced sale of Protective Industrial Products to Odyssey Investment Partners. Protective Industrial Products (PIP) is a provider of hand protection products and other consumable personal protective equipment (PPE). The company’s products, which total more than 5,000 SKUs, include hand and arm, eye, head, hearing, body, and respiratory protection. […]

Freeman Spogli Sees Green on Latest Exit

Freeman Spogli Sees Green on Latest Exit

Freeman Spogli has agreed to sell Green Garden Products to publicly traded Central Garden & Pet for $532 million. Freeman Spogli acquired Green Garden (then Plantation Products) in January 2015 from RFE Investment Partners. Green Garden is a seller of vegetable, herb and flower seed packets, seed starters, and plant nutrient products through over 70,000 […]

H.I.G. Carves Laundry Services Biz from Compass

H.I.G. Carves Laundry Services Biz from Compass

H.I.G. Capital has acquired Crothall Laundry Services from publicly traded Compass Group, a UK-based contract foodservice company. Crothall Laundry is a national provider of outsourced laundry and linen management services to companies operating in the healthcare and hospitality sectors. The company manages a national network with 29 operating locations that service more than 550 customer […]

Monomoy Buys Astro Shapes

Monomoy Buys Astro Shapes

Monomoy Capital Partners has acquired family-owned Astro Shapes, a maker of aluminum extrusion products, from National Material LP. Astro Shapes operates computerized presses that can create more than 14,000 unique shapes and sizes of extruded products from aluminum billets from six to eight inches in diameter. The company’s finished products – available in painted, thermal, […]