Arcline Buys Specialty Materials Company

Arcline Buys Specialty Materials Company

Arcline Investment Management has acquired Integrated Polymer Solutions from Industrial Growth Partners which acquired the company in May 2014. Integrated Polymer Solutions (IPS) manufactures elastomeric components and tools that are used in the aerospace, military, biopharma and specialty industrial markets. IPS has an inventory of more than 6,000 custom tools which are used to produce […]

Hicks Keeps Building Drilling Tools International

Hicks Keeps Building Drilling Tools International

Drilling Tools International, a portfolio company of Hicks Equity Partners, has acquired WellFence LLC. WellFence is a provider of tech-enabled security and credentialing services to the oil and gas industry. The company’s credentialed wellsite access services use strategically positioned checkpoint towers with 360-degree cameras to automate the verification of personnel entering and exiting drilling, completion […]

One Rock Carves Out Actuant Biz

One Rock Carves Out Actuant Biz

One Rock Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the Engineered Components & Systems (EC&S) segment of Actuant Corporation for $214.5 million. This transaction does not include the operations of Cortland, a manufacturer of steel cables and ropes, which Actuant acquired from Cortec Group in 2008. EC&S is a manufacturer of hydraulic positioning and motion control […]

Cosmetic Contract Manufacturer Adds On

Cosmetic Contract Manufacturer Adds On

Contract cosmetic maker Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) has agreed to acquire the manufacturing business and associated assets of Swallowfield for £35 million (C$57 million). Not included in this transaction is Swallowfield’s owned brands division which remains with the company. KDC was acquired by Cornell Capital and HarbourVest Partners in December 2018 from Novacap. Other investors […]

CORE Adds to Prototek

CORE Adds to Prototek

Prototek, a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners since December 2017, has acquired Cal-X, a provider of sheet metal fabrication and machining services. Cal-X focuses on rapid prototyping and short-run production and the company’s capabilities include CNC milling and turning, laser and waterjet cutting, painting and silk screening. Cal-X’s customers are active in the medical, […]

Boyne Notches 14x Return on B&W Exit

Boyne Notches 14x Return on B&W Exit

Boyne Capital has sold B&W Quality Growers to Blue Road Capital. Boyne acquired B&W in March 2015 from the founding fifth-generation family owners in partnership with management. B&W is a producer of baby leaves, including watercress, arugula, and other specialty leafy greens. The company grows, packs and ships its products to foodservice, retail, wholesale, and […]

Gemspring Acquires Rapid Displays

Gemspring Acquires Rapid Displays

Gemspring Capital has acquired Rapid Displays, a provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. Rapid Displays provides design, engineering, prototyping, production, and logistics services for retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and other visual merchandising products. Customers of the company include Sephora, Anheuser-Busch, PlayStation (Sony), Bank of America, BEHR, and Johnnie Walker (Diageo). The company […]

Pfingsten Sells ZSi-Foster

Pfingsten Sells ZSi-Foster

Pfingsten has sold ZSi-Foster to Ideal-Tridon, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group. ZSi-Foster is a manufacturer and distributor of support systems, cushioned clamping and quick disconnect coupling devices that are attached to pipe, tube and hose to prevent vibration, shock, surge and corrosion.  The company’s products are used in the general industrial, fluid power, […]

Transom Carves Out Conair Division

Transom Carves Out Conair Division

Transom Capital Group has carved out the professional liquids division of Conair Corporation and renamed the new company Beauty Quest Group. Beauty Quest is a manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label hair care, color and styling products that are sold to professional salons and specialty retailers. Company-owned brand names include Aquage, RUSK and […]

Valicor Switches Sponsors

Valicor Switches Sponsors

Wind Point Partners has agreed to sell Valicor Environmental Services, a provider of non-hazardous wastewater treatment services, to Pritzker Private Capital. The transaction is expected to close later this month. Wind Point partnered with waste management and environmental services executive James Devlin in June 2017 to acquire Valicor Environmental Services, a division of employee-owned Valicor […]