Whitney Closes Second Add-On for C.J. Foods

Whitney Closes Second Add-On for C.J. Foods

C.J. Foods, a maker of specialty dry pet food for US super-premium brands, has agreed to acquire pet food maker American Nutrition. C.J. Foods has been a portfolio company of J. H. Whitney Capital Partners since June 2014. The firm acquired the business from Trinity Hunt Partners. American Nutrition (ANI) is one of the nation’s […]

Stir Foods Acquires Celtrade

Stir Foods Acquires Celtrade

Stir Foods Group, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has acquired Celtrade Canada, from Argosy Partners. Celtrade is a private label and contract manufacturer of sauces, dressings and condiments for retail and foodservice customers. The company, led by CEO Chris Bouchard, was founded in 1990 and operates an SQF (Safe Quality Foods) certified 56,000 […]

Center Rock Invests in TAG

Center Rock Invests in TAG

Center Rock Capital Partners has acquired TAG Manufacturing, a designer and manufacturer of attachments used in construction and earth-moving applications. TAG Manufacturing’s products – sold to OEMs, dealers and heavy equipment rental companies – range from light-weight wheel loader buckets to severe-duty excavator attachments and are used in the material handling, construction, agriculture and municipal […]

Tenacore Acquired by Investor Group

Tenacore Acquired by Investor Group

The Courtney Group and Centerfield Capital Partners have acquired the medical device repair and services business of Tenacore Holdings. Santa Ana, California-based Tenacore repairs and services medical devices and sells new and used medical equipment, including patient monitors, infusion pumps, portable ventilators, and telemetry transmitters. Tenacore was founded in 2000 by Peter Bonin and Brand […]

Platinum Closes Buy of Biscuit International

Platinum Closes Buy of Biscuit International

Platinum Equity has closed its acquisition of private label biscuit maker Biscuit International from Qualium Investissement. Platinum began negotiating with the company on this transaction beginning in November 2019. Biscuit International’s products include sweet biscuits and waffles as well as a growing portfolio of organic, low-calorie, sugar-free, gluten-free, and milk-free specialty products. Paris-headquartered Biscuit International […]

Kinderhook Exits Specialty Vehicle Maker

Kinderhook Exits Specialty Vehicle Maker

Kinderhook Industries has agreed to sell SCA Performance (SCA), an OEM authorized specialty vehicle manufacturer, to publicly traded Fox Factory for $328 million. Kinderhook acquired SCA in April 2018 in partnership with the founding McSweeney family. SCA is a provider of vehicle upgrades for specialty light-duty trucks. The company’s upgrades include wheels, tires, bumpers, lighting, […]

Kronos Foods Acquired by E2P

Kronos Foods Acquired by E2P

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (E2P) has acquired Kronos Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of Mediterranean food products, from Grey Mountain Partners which acquired the company in September 2016 from Prospect Partners. Kronos’ products include gyros meat, pitas and flatbreads, hummus, sauces, and desserts primarily under the Kronos and Sinbad Sweets brands.  The company also produces custom products […]

Windjammer’s Fund V Closes on Third Platform

Windjammer’s Fund V Closes on Third Platform

Windjammer Capital Investors has acquired Compex Legal Services, a provider of outsourced legal services, from Mehta Family Partners. Compex’ services include medical records retrieval, records summarization, multi-plaintiff litigation support, subpoena delivery, and deposition reporting. The company’s customers include insurance carriers, third party administrators and law firms. Compex, led by CEO Arvind Korde, was founded in […]

Westhook Builds Landscaping Empire

Westhook Builds Landscaping Empire

Westhook Capital has acquired Santa Rita Landscaping, a provider of residential and commercial landscaping services. Santa Rita was founded in 1985 by brothers Brian and Garrett Ham and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. In 2018, the company had revenues of $18.6 million which ranked it as the 114th largest North American lawn care and landscaping […]

Investcorp Buys Specialty Seafood Platform

Investcorp Buys Specialty Seafood Platform

Investcorp has closed its buy of Fortune International, a specialty distributor of seafood and gourmet food products. Fortune distributes more than 12,000 SKUs of fresh and frozen seafood, and other gourmet foods to white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, grocery stores, hotels, and gourmet retail stores primarily across the Midwest. According to the company, it is one […]