Blue Wolf Sharpens Portfolio

Blue Wolf Sharpens Portfolio

Blue Wolf Capital Partners has merged two of its portfolio companies – Pearl Technologies and TGW Holdings – to create Edge Industrial Technologies. Edge Industrial Technologies brings together a century-old, British family owned business and an American engineering and manufacturing company and it immediately becomes a leading provider of aftermarket consumables to the food processing, […]

Court Square and HGGC Merge Survey Data Firms

Court Square and HGGC Merge Survey Data Firms

HGGC and Court Square Capital have signed an agreement to merge Court Square-owned Research Now with HGGC-owned Survey Sampling International. The combined company will continue to be owned by HGGC and Court Square with management having a significant stake in the business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. Research […]

Audax and Harvest Form APC Automotive

Audax and Harvest Form APC Automotive

Harvest Partners and Audax Private Equity have completed the combination of AP Emissions Technologies and Centric Parts to form APC Automotive Technologies (APC). As part of the transaction, Harvest provided a new equity investment into the combined business and Audax retained a significant ownership stake in APC. On a combined basis, APC is a supplier […]

PSP Buys Minority Interest in Allflex

PSP Buys Minority Interest in Allflex

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board – one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers – has acquired a significant minority interest in Allflex Group from BC Partners. BC Partners acquired Allflex from London-based Electra Partners for $1.3 billion in May 2013. Allflex designs, manufactures and sells livestock species and companion animal identification and monitoring products […]

Riverside Ups Investment in Soothe

Riverside Ups Investment in Soothe

The Riverside Company has increased its investment in Soothe, a provider of lead generating services for home massage therapists, by $35 million. The new investment follows a $10.6 equity investment that Riverside made in the company in August 2015. Soothe connects independent massage therapists looking for incremental lead flow to consumers seeking a means to […]

Eureka Completes Dividend Recap at West Academic

Eureka Completes Dividend Recap at West Academic

Eureka Growth Capital has finished a dividend recapitalization of West Academic Publishing, a provider of learning materials for the law school market. West Academic was created in February 2013 by Eureka Growth to acquire the Thomson Reuters’ law school publishing business. Today, West Academic Publishing provides legal textbooks, casebooks, study guides and other course-related materials […]

Harvest Partners and Cressey Recap VetCor

Harvest Partners and Cressey Recap VetCor

VetCor Group Holdings, one of the largest operators of veterinary hospitals in the US, has completed a majority recapitalization led by Harvest Partners and Cressey & Company. Cressey & Company first invested in VetCor in February 2010 and maintains an equity ownership in the business. VetCor owns and operates 137 veterinary hospitals across 19 states […]

Ontario Teachers’ Acquires Majority Stake in Shearer’s

Ontario Teachers’ Acquires Majority Stake in Shearer’s

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers) has increased its ownership in Shearer’s Snacks by purchasing additional equity from Wind Point Partners.  In November 2012, Wind Point and Teachers partnered with C.J. Fraleigh, the former CEO of Sara Lee – North America, to acquire Shearer’s Foods, a manufacturer of private label salty snacks and kettle cooked […]

Cyprium Invests in Hobbico

Cyprium Invests in Hobbico

Cyprium Partners has made a new subordinated debt investment in Hobbico. The capital was used to refinance the company’s existing indebtedness and to fund its ongoing growth. This was Cyprium’s second investment in Hobbico since 2010 and was made out of the firm’s fourth fund. Hobbico is a distributor of radio-control models and general hobby […]