Jordan Closes Sixth Dental Products Add-On

Jordan Closes Sixth Dental Products Add-On

Young Innovations, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, has acquired Preat Corporation, a provider of dental implant components, attachments and tools. Preat was founded in 1980 by Thomas Bormes and is headquartered north of Los Angeles in Santa Maria, California. President Chris Bormes, the son of the founder, will continue to lead the business […]

Huron Enters Lab Furniture Sector

Huron Enters Lab Furniture Sector

Huron Capital has acquired Lab Crafters, a manufacturer of laboratory furniture used in the biotech, pharmaceutical, higher education, and government sectors. Lab Crafters’ products include steel and stainless steel casework and cabinets, tables and laboratory benches, and fume hoods and other laboratory ventilation devices. Lab Crafters, family-owned through three generations, is headquartered on Long Island […]

Arlington Capital Exits Polaris Alpha

Arlington Capital Exits Polaris Alpha

Arlington Capital Partners has agreed to sell Polaris Alpha, a provider of technical services to companies and governments active in defense, intelligence, and security, to Parsons Corporation. Polaris Alpha provides technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission-critical services to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. The company has approximately 1,300 employees with nearly […]

BRS Sells Airxcel to One Rock

BRS Sells Airxcel to One Rock

Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) has sold its portfolio company Airxcel, a manufacturer of climate control products, to One Rock Capital Partners.  BRS acquired Airxcel in August 2005. “BRS has been an excellent partner. For almost a decade, we have worked together to dramatically increase Airxcel’s profitability and improve its growth prospects and competitive […]

Wellspring Acquires Qualitor

Wellspring Acquires Qualitor

Wellspring Capital Management has acquired Qualitor, a supplier of branded aftermarket safety and wear products for the automotive aftermarket, from HCI Equity Partners. “We are delighted to invest in Qualitor, which has built a strong platform for future growth under its recession-resistant and highly efficient, asset-light business model. We intend to work closely with management […]

Private Equity Distributions Hit an All-Time High in 2013

Private Equity Distributions Hit an All-Time High in 2013

During a 2013 in which low interest rates pushed many investors into equities, the public equity markets saw stellar returns, beating out the performance of investments in US private equity and venture capital for the year. But these alternative assets also fared well, with US private equity and venture capital funds having their best annual […]

Gryphon Investors Sells Flagstone Foods to TreeHouse Foods

Gryphon Investors Sells Flagstone Foods to TreeHouse Foods

Gryphon Investors will sell its portfolio company Flagstone Foods to TreeHouse Foods in a transaction valued at $860 million. Flagstone Foods is a providers of branded and private-label healthy snacks to major retailers across North America in the multi-billion dollar healthy snacks sector. The company was formed in November 2010 when Gryphon simultaneously acquired two […]

American Securities Closes Third Fund at $1Billion Hard Cap

American Securities Closes Third Fund at $1Billion Hard Cap

American Securities has held a final closing of its third distressed private equity investment partnership, American Securities Opportunities Fund III, L.P.(ASOF III), with total capital commitments from external investors of $1 billion.  The partnership was oversubscribed and hit its hard capitalization, ending with nearly 40 percent more capital than its $753.4 million predecessor, American Securities […]

Alcoa’s To Acquire Firth Rixson from Oak Hill

Alcoa’s To Acquire Firth Rixson from Oak Hill

Alco, a leader in aerospace jet engine components, will purchase Firth Rixson from Oak Hill Capital Partners, for $2.85 billion in cash and stock and an additional $150 million potential earn-out.  The buy of Firth Rixson increases Alcoa’s 2013 pro forma aerospace revenue by 20 percent to $4.8 billion and expands product suite in growing […]

ClearLight Sells TASI to Berwind Group

ClearLight Sells TASI to Berwind Group

TASI Holdings, a portfolio company of Black Canyon Capital, ClearLight Partners, and Industrial Growth Partners has been sold to the Berwind Group. “We are proud of our relationship with David Huberfield and the team at TASI, and of their many accomplishments,” said Michael Kaye, Managing Partner of ClearLight. “The TASI team executed well and delivered […]

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