HKW Speaks Your Language

HKW Speaks Your Language

Traductions Serge Bélair (TRSB), a portfolio company of HKW, has acquired Anglocom, a language services provider. The buy of Anglocom is the first add-on acquisition for TRSB since being acquired by HKW in December 2019. Anglocom is a full-service translation company that provides French and English translators to its corporate customers in the advertising, government, […]

Kinderhook Keeps Firing on All Cylinders

Kinderhook Keeps Firing on All Cylinders

Kinderhook’s Race Winning Brands has acquired Victory 1 Performance, a maker of high-performance titanium and alloy valves. Victory 1 manufactures titanium and Inconel (a nickel-chromium-based alloy) valves, custom machined retainers, lash caps, valve locks, and stainless-steel intake and exhaust valves. The company provides rapid prototyping and production runs from 1 to 10,000 parts as well […]

BlueArc and Merit Exit Choice Adhesives

BlueArc and Merit Exit Choice Adhesives

BlueArc Capital Partners and Merit Capital have completed the sale of Choice Adhesives to Innovative Chemical Products Group, a portfolio company of Audax. Choice Adhesives is a maker of solvent-based, water-based, and hot melt adhesives and sealants. The Cincinnati-headquartered company’s products are used in the roofing, kitchen and bath, flooring, footwear, high-pressure laminate, furniture, recreational […]

SFW Acquires Another Scientific Instruments Maker

SFW Acquires Another Scientific Instruments Maker

SFW Capital Partners has acquired Pion, a developer and manufacturer of instrumentation used for compound testing in pharmaceutical research and development. Pion is headquartered north of Boston in Billerica, Massachusetts and was founded in 1996 with Mike and Sharon Kelly acquiring the business in 2011. In June 2020, Pion sold its field services division – […]

Pfingsten Continues Heavy Lifting at Crane 1

Pfingsten Continues Heavy Lifting at Crane 1

Crane 1 Services, a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners since October 2015, has acquired Overhead Material Handling. Overhead Material Handling (OMH) is a provider of overhead crane services and equipment including inspections, maintenance, repair, design and installation of new and refurbished equipment. The company also supplies parts for overhead cranes and other material handling equipment. […]

American Securities Closes Buy of Conair

American Securities Closes Buy of Conair

American Securities has closed its March-announced acquisition of Conair Corporation in partnership with members of the founding Rizzuto family who have retained a minority ownership interest in the company. Conair is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.  Company-owned brand names include […]

Godspeed Acquires Prime Engineering

Godspeed Acquires Prime Engineering

Godspeed Capital has made an investment in Prime Engineering, a provider of support services to the industrial, transportation and infrastructure sectors. Prime Engineering provides architecture, engineering, surveying, and construction management services to public and private companies as well as government clients across the United States. The company specializes in the air transportation; air and ground […]

Bundt Cake King Sold to Roark

Bundt Cake King Sold to Roark

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has sold Nothing Bundt Cakes (NBC) to Roark Capital. NBC is a franchisor and operator of more than 390 specialty bakeries and stores in 40 U.S. states and in Canada that prepare and sell specialty Bundt cakes and other retail gift items. The company’s products – available in many flavors […]

Kelso Acquires Silver Spur, Forms Specialty Packaging Giant

Kelso Acquires Silver Spur, Forms Specialty Packaging Giant

Kelso & Company has acquired Silver Spur Corporation, a supplier of specialty glass and plastic packaging. Kelso will combine Silver Spur with its current portfolio companies C.L. Smith and Inmark Packaging. Silver Spur is a stocking distributor of packaging products – bottles, jars, caps, and closures; injectable vials, and pre-filled syringes – that are available […]

Alleghany Forms Piedmont, Makes First Acquisition

Alleghany Forms Piedmont, Makes First Acquisition

Alleghany Capital has formed Piedmont Manufacturing Group to acquire Wilbert Plastic Services (WPS). WPS is a provider of injection molded and thermoformed parts and multi-component assemblies used by original equipment manufacturers in the industrial, commercial, transportation, recreational, and medical industries. WPS’ additional capabilities include design and engineering, painting, robotic trimming, logistics, and inventory management. WPS, […]