Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Buys J&J Worldwide

Arlington Capital Partners has acquired J&J Worldwide Services. This buy is Arlington’s fourth investment for its fifth fund which closed in June 2019 with $1.7 billion of capital. Austin-based J&J Worldwide Services is an outsourced provider of facility maintenance services including operations support at military bases, and engineering services – environmental, housekeeping, janitorial, and custodial […]

Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Sees Green in Arborist Platform

Warren Equity has closed two acquisitions in the arborist services sector with the buys of Gunnison Tree Services and New Urban Forestry. Gunnison Tree Services is a provider of tree and vegetation management services to utilities, governments, residential, and commercial customers in the Southeastern United States. The company has a specialization in highly technical tree […]

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Consolidating Car Wash Sector

MKH Capital Partners has hired Thomas Welter to lead Clean Streak Ventures, its express car wash platform company. Orlando-headquartered Clean Streak was founded by MKH in November 2019 and operates ten locations in Florida. The company has closed three transactions in the past six months and plans to continue growing both organically and through add-on […]

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Enters Digital Cinema Sector

Platinum Equity has acquired the digital film distribution business of Deluxe Entertainment in partnership with the company’s former CEO Cyril Drabinsky. Deluxe was founded in 1915 as a film processing lab within Fox Film Corporation. The company was owned by MacAndrews & Forbes (controlled by Ronald Perelman) from 2006 to 2019 and struggled with negative […]

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

H.I.G. Carves Out Piece of Genuine Parts

Publicly traded Genuine Parts Company has completed the sale of its S.P. Richards (SPR) operations through two separate transactions. GPC’s first transaction was the sale of SPR’s Cleveland-based Supply Source Enterprises (SSE), comprised of The Safety Zone and Impact Products operations, to H.I.G. Capital. The Safety Zone and Impact Products manufacture and supply personal protective […]

New Water Forms Emerald EMS

New Water Forms Emerald EMS

New Water Capital has merged two of its portfolio companies – DataED and Bestronics – to form Emerald EMS. New Water acquired DataED and Bestronics – two Tier III manufacturers that provide high-mix, low/medium-volume printed circuit board assemblies and box builds – in November 2019. DataED’s manufacturing capacity includes a 75,000 square foot facility in […]

Got Milk? Sector Pros and KKR Buy Borden

Got Milk? Sector Pros and KKR Buy Borden

Following the completion of a court-supervised sale process launched in January 2020, Borden Dairy has been acquired for $340 million by Capitol Peak Partners and KKR. At closing, Capitol Peak will assume majority ownership of the company, and KKR, an existing lender to Borden, will be a minority investor. ACON Investments and Grupo Lala, a […]

Kohlberg Acquires GPRS from CIVC

Kohlberg Acquires GPRS from CIVC

CIVC Partners has sold a majority equity interest in GPRS to Kohlberg & Company with CIVC maintaining a minority equity interest in the business. GPRS provides utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms and environmental consultants. The company uses X-Ray and ground-penetrating radar technology to identify subsurface structures prior to the […]

OEP Launches Spartronics

OEP Launches Spartronics

Sparton Corporation, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital since March 2019, has agreed to sell its contract manufacturing unit, Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS), to One Equity Partners. MDS engineers, designs, and manufactures electronic and electromechanical devices, including printed circuit card assemblies and cable/wire harnesses. The unit specializes in low-to-medium volume manufacturing of products used […]

Kinderhook Returns to Pet Sector

Kinderhook Returns to Pet Sector

Kinderhook Industries has acquired branded and private label pet food maker Prairie Dog Pet Products. Prairie Dog Pet Products is a specialty manufacturer and marketer of dog treats, including freeze-dried treats, jerky, and natural animal parts. The company markets its products under its own brand as well as private labels with numerous pet brands. Prairie […]

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