Littlejohn and Resilience Combine Metal Benders

Littlejohn and Resilience Combine Metal Benders

Maysteel Industries, a portfolio company of Littlejohn Capital, and Porter’s Group, a portfolio company of Resilience Capital Partners, have merged. The combined companies will operate under the Maysteel brand name with both Littlejohn and Resilience Capital maintaining equity interests in the company. Maysteel specializes in designing, engineering and manufacturing custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, electrical […]

Corinthian Completes Second Dividend Recap of Best Lighting

Corinthian Completes Second Dividend Recap of Best Lighting

Corinthian Capital Group has closed a second dividend recapitalization of Best Lighting Products, one of the largest designers and manufacturers of private-label emergency and exit lighting products in the United States. Best Lighting sells its products primarily to manufacturers and OEMs in the commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting industries. Other products sold by the company […]

Kinderhook Merges Portfolio Companies

Kinderhook Merges Portfolio Companies

Kinderhook Industries has merged its portfolio companies Intergulf Corporation and STC Industrial to form CIRCON Environmental, a provider of waste management and product recovery services to the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Frank Iezzi, the current CEO of STC Industrial has been named Chief Executive Officer of CIRCON Environmental; and Brandon Velek, the CEO of Intergulf, […]

Big PE Merges Auto Repair Companies

Big PE Merges Auto Repair Companies

Caliber Collision Centers and Abra Auto Body Repair of America have completed their merger which was announced in December 2018. With the transaction now closed, Hellman & Friedman – Abra’s majority shareholder since 2014 – is now the majority shareholder of the combined company.  Caliber’s two largest shareholders, OMERS – which invested in Caliber in […]

Southfield Closes Dividend Recap of Vanguard

Southfield Closes Dividend Recap of Vanguard

Southfield Capital has completed a dividend recapitalization of its portfolio company, Vanguard Dealer Services. Vanguard is an agent and administrator of finance and insurance (F&I) products and services to franchised automobile dealers.  Vanguard offers a portfolio of proprietary and third-party auto extended warranty (vehicle service contracts) and ancillary products such as tire protection, key replacement, […]

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 […]

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