Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent International has closed its acquisition of Olaplex, a professional haircare brand. Olaplex’s products – which include shampoos, conditioners, and specialty oils – are used to protect, strengthen and rebuild broken bonds in hair caused by damage from chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes. Olaplex sells its products through both professional and retail channels. Within the […]

KPS Carves Out IKG from Harsco

KPS Carves Out IKG from Harsco

KPS Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the IKG business of publicly traded Harsco Corporation for $85 million composed of $40 million in cash and a $40 million seller note. KPS is acquiring IKG through is KPS Special Situations Mid-Cap Fund which closed in October 2019. Houston-based IKG is a manufacturer of steel and aluminum […]

Freeman Spogli Acquires Kamps

Freeman Spogli Acquires Kamps

Freeman Spogli & Company has acquired a majority equity interest in Kamps, one of the largest pallet management service providers in North America. Kamps provides nationwide pallet management services through a network of 25 company-owned and operated facilities and commercial partnerships with more than 60 national pallet partners. The company’s services include acquisition, disposition, sorting, […]

IOP Buys 130-Year Old Paper Company

IOP Buys 130-Year Old Paper Company

Industrial Opportunity Partners has acquired Wisconsin-based Midwest Recycled and Coated Containerboard Mill LLC (DBA Midwest Paper). Midwest Paper manufactures and distributes various grades of paper including recycled containerboard (medium and linerboard) for corrugated packaging, recycled bag products, and white paper for book publishing and printing/writing applications. Midwest Paper looks to be a successful turnaround story. […]

Gart Capital Buys Work World

Gart Capital Buys Work World

Gart Capital Partners (GCP) has acquired Work World, a specialized retailer of work wear products. Work World is a California-based retailer that specializes in the complete outfitting of the working person. The company’s products include shirts, pants, footwear, medical uniforms, high visibility clothing, and chef wear. Work World’s instore brands include Carhartt, Timberland Pro, Dickies, […]

AEA Carves Out Pest Products Business

AEA Carves Out Pest Products Business

AEA Investors has acquired the environmental sciences business (Environmental Sciences) of publicly traded Univar Solutions for $195 million. Austin, Texas-based Environmental Sciences is a distributor of pest control products and a provider of related services. The company’s products include a range of pesticides and rodent control devices that are sold to thousands of local service […]

Shoreline Partners Up to Acquire Mr. Greens

Shoreline Partners Up to Acquire Mr. Greens

Following hard on the heels of its hard cap, first fund close earlier this week at $300 million, Shoreline Equity Partners has made an investment in Florida Veg Investments (DBA Mr. Greens) in partnership with the company’s owners, management team, and other investors. Mr. Greens is a value-added distributor of produce, dairy, and dry goods […]

MiddleGround Grabs Fourth Platform with Banner Buy

MiddleGround Grabs Fourth Platform with Banner Buy

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Banner Industries, a processor and distributor of metal bar products. Banner has more than 200,000 square feet of production floor space and maintains a metals inventory of more than 4,000 tons. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered near Chicago in Carol Stream, Illinois with additional facilities in Ohio, […]

Freeman Spogli Buys Easy Ice

Freeman Spogli Buys Easy Ice

Easy Ice, a provider of commercial ice machine rental and related support services, has been acquired by Freeman Spogli & Co. Easy Ice, co-headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and Marquette, Michigan, is an outsourced provider of commercial ice machines and offers a national subscription service that includes installation, cleaning, preventive maintenance, repairs, backup ice, and peak […]

Arbor Buys Steelite from PNC Riverarch

Arbor Buys Steelite from PNC Riverarch

Arbor Investments has acquired Steelite International, a maker of tabletop and buffet products, from PNC Riverarch, which acquired the company in September 2017. Steelite is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of dinnerware, glassware, flatware and other tabletop products to restaurants, hotels, casinos, cruise lines and other foodservice operators. The company’s products are made from china, […]

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