Bain Capital to Buy Varsity Brands

Bain Capital to Buy Varsity Brands

Bain Capital Private Equity has agreed to acquire Varsity Brands from Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group which together acquired the company in November 2014. Varsity Brands operates through three businesses: BSN Sports, a distributor of sports equipment and apparel; Varsity Spirit, a provider of cheerleading uniforms and educational camps, clinics and competitions; and Herff […]

Morgan Stanley Acquires Comar

Morgan Stanley Acquires Comar

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Comar from Graham Partners which had acquired the business in October 2013. Comar is a manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging used in the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, personal & home care, and food & beverage markets. The company’s products include bottles; closures, tips & adapters; dosage […]

Tengram Buys Lime Crime

Tengram Buys Lime Crime

Lime Crime, one of the first digitally-native beauty brands, has been acquired by Tengram Capital Partners. Lime Crime is known for its vibrant, cruelty-free and vegan products which include eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes and powders, and hair colors. The company sells its products online and through leading retailers including Bloomingdales, Riley Rose and Ulta.com. Lime Crime […]

Spire Invests in Dynamic Quest

Spire Invests in Dynamic Quest

Spire Capital has made an investment in Dynamic Quest, a provider of IT managed services. Dynamic Quest (DQ) provides hosted cloud services, disaster recovery, managed IT, service plans, software maintenance, application support, virtual CIO and security services. Nearly three-fourths of DQ’s 2017 revenue was recurring under customer contracts that have from one to three-year terms. […]

GI Partners Creates Cryobank Platform

GI Partners Creates Cryobank Platform

GI Partners has agreed to acquire California Cryobank and Cord Blood Registry and will merge the two businesses to create a leading company in the stem cell storage and reproductive tissue services markets. California Cryobank has been a portfolio company of Longitude Capital and NovaQuest Capital since August 2014 and Cord Blood Registry has been […]

Inverness Graham Acquires LED Platform

Inverness Graham Acquires LED Platform

Inverness Graham has acquired EiKO Global,  a distributor of branded LED (light emitting diode) lamps and fixtures, as a first step in building a larger LED lighting platform. EiKO Global has more than 5,000 SKU’s and sells its products, through same‐day shipments and two‐day turnarounds, to more than 1,700 US customers that are active in […]

Platinum to Buy LifeScan from J&J

Platinum to Buy LifeScan from J&J

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to sell its LifeScan business, a maker of blood glucose monitoring products, for approximately $2.1 billion to Platinum Equity. In the US, LifeScan is the leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems for home and hospital use. The company’s OneTouch brand products are recommended by more endocrinologists and primary care […]

Milestone Acquires RedZone Robotics

Milestone Acquires RedZone Robotics

Milestone Partners has acquired RedZone Robotics from a group of private shareholders, including ABS Capital Partners. RedZone Robotics uses proprietary robots that utilize laser, sonar, CCTV and gas sensors to provide inspection, data collection, and asset management services primarily for wastewater pipeline systems. The company also provides related data processing, hosting, reporting and asset management […]

KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare

KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare

Envision Healthcare has agreed to be acquired by KKR in an all-cash transaction for approximately $9.9 billion. Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) is one of the largest providers of physician staffing services for emergency departments and hospitalists, anesthesiology, radiology and tele-radiology, and children’s services. The company also owns and operates 261 surgery centers and one surgical […]

Trilantic Buys Sunbelt from Grey Mountain

Trilantic Buys Sunbelt from Grey Mountain

Trilantic North America has acquired a majority interest in Sunbelt Transformer from Grey Mountain Partners. Sunbelt Transformer, a portfolio company of Grey Mountain since December 2014, is a provider of new and remanufactured electrical power and distribution equipment, including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers. The company also provides testing, repair, maintenance and installation services. Sunbelt […]

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