Audax Closes Sale of Gabriel at 11x

Audax Closes Sale of Gabriel at 11x

Audax Private Equity has closed its December-announced sale of Gabriel Performance Products to publicly traded Huntsman Corporation for $250 million in cash. Akron-headquartered Gabriel is a maker of specialty additives and epoxy curing agents used in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and composite end-markets. Gabriel, led by CEO Seth Tomasch, operates three manufacturing facilities in Ohio, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Harbor Exits Wedgewood Pharmacy

New Harbor Exits Wedgewood Pharmacy

New Harbor Capital has agreed to sell Wedgewood Pharmacy, one of the largest veterinary drug compounders in the United States, to Partners Group. Compound medications are prescriptions and medication orders that are written by physicians, veterinarians and other authorized prescribers when there is no commercially available alternative. The prescriptions are prepared by specially trained pharmacists […]

Red Monkey Switches Sponsors

Red Monkey Switches Sponsors

San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) has sold Red Monkey Foods to Norwest Equity Partners. SFEP acquired Red Monkey in January 2017. Red Monkey is a supplier of natural and organic, branded and store-branded spices, seasonings, salts and bath salts that are sold through the grocery, mass, specialty and e-commerce channels. The company is certified USDA […]

Paine Schwartz Exits FoodChain ID

Paine Schwartz Exits FoodChain ID

Paine Schwartz Partners has sold FoodChain ID, a provider of food safety and testing services, to Berkshire Partners. FoodChain ID provides its more than 30,000 food, feed, and agricultural customers with food safety and food quality testing and accreditation services including non-GMO project verification, non-GMO ingredient supply chain compliance, and research and development formulation consulting. […]

L Squared Exits Learners Edge

L Squared Exits Learners Edge

L Squared Capital Partners has sold Learners Edge, an online provider of continuing education services, to Quad-C Management. Learners Edge is a direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Teachers use the company’s products to satisfy their teacher certification requirements or to move up their salary scale […]

Huntsman Closes Second Advanced Materials Buy

Huntsman Closes Second Advanced Materials Buy

Audax Private Equity has agreed to sell specialty chemical maker Gabriel Performance Products to publicly traded Huntsman Corporation for $250 million in cash. Akron-headquartered Gabriel Performance Products is a maker of specialty additives and epoxy curing agents used in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and composite end-markets. Gabriel operates three manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and […]

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