Cotton Creek Capital Captures ConeCraft

Cotton Creek Capital Captures ConeCraft

Cotton Creek Capital has acquired ConeCraft, a maker of equipment used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. ConeCraft specializes in manufacturing stainless steel bins, mixers, bioreactors, and tube management systems that are used for research and production in the biopharmaceutical market. The company sells its patented products to many of the largest biopharma companies in […]

Kohlberg to Acquire Parts Authority

Kohlberg to Acquire Parts Authority

Kohlberg & Company has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Parts Authority, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts, from The Jordan Company. Parts Authority (PA) is a distributor of nearly 500,000 SKUs of automotive and truck parts, tools and equipment, and transmissions to the automotive aftermarket industry. PA’s customers include independent installers, national fleets, […]

SK Carves-Out Specialty Polymers Biz of Baker Hughes

SK Carves-Out Specialty Polymers Biz of Baker Hughes

SK Capital has formed NuCera Solutions to acquire the specialty polymers business of Baker Hughes. NuCera produces specialty olefin polymers and high melting point polyethylene waxes that are used in adhesives, candles, coatings, imaging, personal care, and plastics applications. The business began operations in 1934 as Bareco Oil Company and has manufacturing operations in Barnsdall, […]

Snow Phipps Buys Prototek from CORE

Snow Phipps Buys Prototek from CORE

Snow Phipps has acquired Prototek, a provider of rapid prototyping services, from CORE Industrial Partners. Prototek’s capabilities include CNC machining, powder coating, chromating, anodizing, silk screening, and assembly. The company can prototype parts from a range of materials. The company specializes in difficult and complex parts and has capabilities with a range of metals and […]

KLH Buys Industrial Services Provider

KLH Buys Industrial Services Provider

KLH Capital has acquired Insulations, a provider of industrial insulation contractor services, in partnership with the company’s management team. Insulations specializes in insulation, fireproofing, heat tracing, painting and coating, refractory, scaffolding, and abatement services. The company’s customers are active in the liquid natural gas, refining, chemical, gas processing, power, pulp and paper, general industrial, and […]

Trachte Switches Sponsors

Trachte Switches Sponsors

MPE Partners has sold a majority equity interest in Trachte USA, a manufacturer of preassembled and modularized control buildings, to Palladium Equity Partners. Trachte’s buildings are used by utilities to house electrical components that control and protect electrical infrastructure, such as transmission and distribution substations. Beyond the utilities’ market, Trachte buildings are used in industrial […]

KKR Buys 1-800 Contacts from AEA

KKR Buys 1-800 Contacts from AEA

KKR has agreed to acquire 1-800 Contacts, a portfolio company of AEA Investors and Thomas H. Lee Partners. According to 1-800 Contacts, it is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the US and has served more than 20 million customers over the past 25 years. Company-owned brands include Liingo Eyewear, 6over6, Boomerang, and Premium […]

KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Capital Partners has closed its buy of small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, including the equity of foreign subsidiaries, for approximately $550 million. On July 20th, Briggs & Stratton voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company and its creditors to work out a reorganization plan. At that time, KPS was […]

Pamlico Invests in ISAAC Instruments

Pamlico Invests in ISAAC Instruments

Pamlico Capital has made an investment in ISAAC Instruments in partnership with the company’s founders. ISAAC Instruments designs and manufactures automated telemetry and video equipment that is used by truck fleets to monitor both drivers and trucks to improve performance, productivity, compliance, and safety. Isaac, named after Sir Isaac Newton, was founded in 1999 and […]

Peak Rock Still Hungry

Peak Rock Still Hungry

Peak Rock Capital has acquired Halo Foods, a manufacturer of bars and snacks, in partnership with the company’s management team. Halo was acquired from Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. Halo’s products include cereal bars, fruit and nut bars, gluten-free, high protein, and nutritionally controlled bars. The company’s products are sold to a range of […]