Windjammer Buys Xantrex from Schneider

Windjammer Buys Xantrex from Schneider

Mission Critical Electronics, a portfolio company of Windjammer Capital, has acquired the Xantrex division of Schneider Electric. Xantrex is a developer and manufacturer of power electronic products and systems used in the mobile power markets including commercial truck, recreational vehicle, marine, automotive, military and consumer markets. The company’s products include inverters, inverter/chargers, battery chargers, backup […]

Pamplona Invests in Latham Pool Products

Pamplona Invests in Latham Pool Products

Pamplona Capital Management has acquired a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products from Wynnchurch Capital, which will remain a significant investor in the company. This transaction values Latham Pool at $375 million. Pamplona’s investment in Latham will be made from its $3.2 billion fifth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners V LP, which closed in […]

Incline Partners Again With Caldwell & Gregory

Incline Partners Again With Caldwell & Gregory

Incline Equity Partners, for the second time, has acquired laundry services provider Caldwell & Gregory. Incline originally invested in the company in October 2008 and later sold the company to Carousel Capital in June 2013. Caldwell & Gregory (C&G) is a provider of laundry facility management services for customers in the university and multifamily housing […]

Gladstone Acquires Educators Resource

Gladstone Acquires Educators Resource

Gladstone Investment has acquired Educators Resource in partnership with the company’s senior management team. Gladstone provided both equity and senior debt to complete the transaction. Educators Resource is a wholesale distributor of school supplies and K-12 supplemental teaching materials to e-retailers and brick-and-mortar stores nationwide. The company carries more than 25,000 SKUs for physical education, arts […]

Keystone Acquires MERGE from Baird

Keystone Acquires MERGE from Baird

Keystone Capital has acquired MERGE, a marketing and technology services agency, from Baird Capital which acquired the company in November 2012. MERGE’s capabilities include business and digital strategy, brand development, creative advertising, digital marketing execution, digital design and content creation, data analytics, custom technology development and media services. The company is active in a number […]

PPC Closes Plaskolite Buy

PPC Closes Plaskolite Buy

PPC Partners has closed its previously announced acquisition of Plaskolite, a maker of transparent thermoplastic sheet products, from Charlesbank Capital Partners. PPC Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire Plaskolite last month. Plaskolite is the largest manufacturer of acrylic and other plastic sheet (ABS, PETG and polycarbonate) in the United States. Its products are used […]

Pet Supplies Plus Switches Sponsors

Pet Supplies Plus Switches Sponsors

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Pet Supplies Plus (PSP), the third largest pet specialty chain in the US, from Irving Place Capital. Pet Supplies Plus (PSP) is a franchisor and operator of pet-specialty stores. PSP’s system spans 33 states and is currently comprised of 448 stores, split evenly between franchised and company-owned locations. PSP also […]

Graham Buys Giraffe Foods

Graham Buys Giraffe Foods

Graham Partners has acquired Giraffe Foods, a private label manufacturer of food products. Giraffe’s products include sauces & marinades, dips & dressings and hot pepper sauces for the retail and foodservice industries. The company’s services include custom formulation, nutritional labeling, and custom packaging and Giraffe has capabilities in kosher and halal, organic, GMO-free, and nut […]

HKW Acquires Fresh Direct

HKW Acquires Fresh Direct

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW) has acquired Fresh Direct Produce, a distributor of fresh, ethnic, tropical, organic, and specialty produce. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Fresh Direct distributes more than 1,000 fruit and vegetable items to the Western Canadian market. The company’s value-added services include ripening, grading, machine packaging, and bagging. Fresh Direct is led […]

EQT Acquires Cast & Crew

EQT Acquires Cast & Crew

Private equity firm EQT, through its eighth fund, has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services from Silver Lake. Silver Lake acquired Cast & Crew in July 2015 from ZM Capital, Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Emigrant Capital. Cast & Crew is a provider of payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, workflow and productivity […]