Centre and LP First See Green in Southeast

Centre and LP First See Green in Southeast

Centre Partners has joined with independent sponsor LP First Capital to form United Land Services Holdings to consolidate the landscape services sector. United Land Services (ULS) has completed its first five acquisitions with the buys of United Landscapes, Blandford Turf, Tree World, O’Hara and River Region Sports Fields. These acquisitions give ULS operations in three […]

Auxo Buys PPG from Long Point and Greyrock

Auxo Buys PPG from Long Point and Greyrock

Auxo Investment Partners has acquired sister companies Paramount Tube and Euclid Medical. The two companies both operate under the Precision Products Group (PPG) brand name. Paramount Tube is a manufacturer of small diameter paper and plastic tubes used in a variety of niche applications requiring tight tolerances, unique materials, performance attributes, or difficult to produce […]

Kainos Carves Nutrisystem from Tivity

Kainos Carves Nutrisystem from Tivity

Kainos Capital has agreed to acquire Nutrisystem, a direct-to-consumer nutrition and weight management brand, from publicly traded Tivity Health for $575 million. Nutrisystem is an online provider of weight loss products and services. The company was founded in 1972 and originally sold its weight loss counseling and products in brick and mortar retail centers. Beginning […]

SBJ Buys The Perfect Purée

SBJ Buys The Perfect Purée

Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. (SBJ) has made an investment in The Perfect Purée, a maker of fruit and vegetable purées. The Perfect Purée (TPP) was founded by Tracy Hayward in 1988 and is led by senior executives Medhane Kidane, Michele Lex, and Mark Smith. These managers have retained their ownership interest in the company […]

CORE Industrial Partners Acquires J&K Ingredients

CORE Industrial Partners Acquires J&K Ingredients

CORE Industrial Partners has acquired J&K Ingredients, a maker of mold inhibitors used in the baking industry, from privately held Sausville Foods. J&K’s bakery ingredients total more than 400 SKUs in 13 categories including bread and roll bases, dough conditioners, milk replacers, flavors, emulsions and stabilizers. J&K’s customers include large bakery companies, commercial bakeries, and […]

Wind Point Partners Acquires Handgards

Wind Point Partners Acquires Handgards

Wind Point Partners has acquired Handgards, a manufacturer of disposable products used in the foodservice sector. Handgards’ branded and private label products – sold through an independent sales representative network – include more than 200 types of gloves, bags, protective apparel and flexible packaging that are sold to broadline distributors, group purchasing organizations and national […]

Gridiron Invests in Cubii

Gridiron Invests in Cubii

Gridiron Capital has made an investment in Cubii, a direct-to-consumer fitness equipment company, in partnership with the company’s founders and management team. Cubii manufactures and sells compact seated elliptical exercise equipment and accessories. The Chicago-based company was founded in 2014 by the husband-wife team of Arnav Dalmia and Shivani Jain, and entrepreneur Ryota Sekine. Cubii […]

Susquehanna Closes Second October Franchise Deal

Susquehanna Closes Second October Franchise Deal

Susquehanna Private Capital (SPC) has made an investment in Authority Franchise Systems (AFS), a franchisor of pest control services to residential and commercial customers. AFS does business under the Mosquito Authority and Pest Authority brands and has more than 150 franchises in 38 US states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. AFS, headquartered northwest of Charlotte in […]

Pritzker Combines Auto Liquid Giants

Pritzker Combines Auto Liquid Giants

Pritzker Private Capital (PPC) has agreed to acquire Highline Aftermarket, the leading manufacturer of windshield wash fluids in the US and a portfolio company of The Sterling Group; and Warren Distribution, one of the largest makers of private-label automotive lubricants and chemicals. Warren Distribution’s products include passenger car and small engine motor oils, heavy-duty motor […]

Heartwood Sees Green in Patten Seed

Heartwood Sees Green in Patten Seed

Heartwood Partners has made an investment in Patten Seed Company in partnership with the company’s multi-generation family and senior management owners. Patten Seed operates seven farms and produces and supplies a variety of turfgrass products to landscapers, contractors, homeowners, municipal, and institutional customers. The company’s products, sold under the Super-Sod brand name, include sod, grass […]