Bertram Gets Salty with Latest Investment

Bertram Gets Salty with Latest Investment

Bertram Capital has made an investment in Bulk Reef Supply, an online seller of saltwater aquarium products. Bulk Reef Supply (BRS) is an e-commerce company that carries a full line of saltwater aquarium products including lighting, controllers, and plumbing equipment. BRS was founded in 2007 by Ryan Batcheller and Andrew Duneman and is headquartered near […]

Artemis Builds Ceramics Platform

Artemis Builds Ceramics Platform

Superior Technical Ceramics, a portfolio company of Artemis Capital since Oct 2018, has acquired IJ Research. IJ Research (the IJ stands for “intelligent joining”) is a manufacturer of electrical feedthroughs and opto-electronic components with a specialization in ceramic-to-metal seals and bonds. The company’s products are used in medical, aerospace, defense, oil, and telecommunication applications as […]

Highview Continues Food Build Up

Highview Continues Food Build Up

Highview Capital has acquired Randall Farms, a provider of poultry and meat products. Randall Farms’ products include tray packed and marinated chicken, beef and pork. Tray packed chicken is the company’s largest tonnage product. Randall’s supermarket and grocery customers are located throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico. Randall Farms was […]

Wynnchurch Quickly Adds to Wheel Group

Wynnchurch Quickly Adds to Wheel Group

The Wheel Group, a recently acquired portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, has completed the add-on acquisition of Tuff Stuff Overland. Tuff Stuff is a direct-to-consumer e‑commerce platform of outdoor accessory products including rooftop tents, truck bed racks, awnings, and related accessories. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California. The Wheel Group (TWG) is a […]

PMC Carves Out UniversalPegasus

PMC Carves Out UniversalPegasus

PMC Capital Partners has acquired UniversalPegasus International (UPI), a provider of engineering and construction management services, from publicly traded Huntington Ingalls Industries. UPI was formed in February 2008 by KRG Capital Partners through the acquisition and merger of Universal Ensco and Pegasus International. Huntington Ingalls acquired UPI from KRG in June 2014. Today, UPI provides […]

Bertram Buys Safety Products from LLCP

Bertram Buys Safety Products from LLCP

Bertram Capital has acquired Safety Products Holdings (SPH), a provider of safety cutting tools and accessories, from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). The buy of SPH is the third platform investment for Bertram’s fourth fund. Safety Products operates through two segments, California-based Pacific Handy Cutter (PHC) and Michigan-based Klever Innovations. Together, the two segments design, […]

Stephens Adds to Kele

Stephens Adds to Kele

Kele, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, has acquired Lesman Instrument Company. The Stephens Group acquired Kele in February 2020 from Snow Phipps Group. Lesman is a distributor of temperature, pressure, level and flow instruments that are used to measure, analyze, control and automate industrial processes. The company, led by President Mike DeLacluyse, was […]

High Road Exits General Tools

High Road Exits General Tools

High Road Capital Partners has sold GTI Holding Company, the parent company of General Tools and Instruments (GTI), to publicly traded Worthington Industries for $115 million. The sale of GTI is High Road’s third exit for its second fund, High Road Capital Partners Fund II LP, which closed at its hard cap of $320 million […]

Summit Park Closes Sixth Fund III Platform

Summit Park Closes Sixth Fund III Platform

Summit Park has acquired United Air Temp (UAT), a provider of residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, in partnership with Capitala Group, Pareto & Company, and the senior management team of UAT. UAT’s founding traces back to 1931 when the Fowler Heating Company was launch in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1979, the first UAT office […]

Hastings Notches Fourth Fund IV Platform

Hastings Notches Fourth Fund IV Platform

Hastings Equity Partners has acquired MKD Electric, a provider of electrical contracting services. MKD provides engineering, design, installation, automation, instrumentation, emergency response, and ongoing maintenance services for complex electrical systems. The company’s customers are active in the e-commerce, utility-grade solar, industrial manufacturing, and chemical processing sectors. MKD was founded in 1995 by Mark Wesa and […]