IOP Stays Busy

IOP Stays Busy

Industrial Opportunity Partners has acquired the stock of PolyVision Corporation from publicly traded Steelcase. The buy of PolyVision is the sixth platform investment for IOP’s third fund and the second platform acquired in 2020. PolyVision is a manufacturer of ceramic-coated steel used in whiteboards, chalkboards, and architectural cladding. The company is led by CEO Peter […]

Parthenon Sells ScentAir to CITIC

Parthenon Sells ScentAir to CITIC

Parthenon Capital has sold ScentAir, a provider of scent marketing products and services, to CITIC Capital. Scent marketing is the use of smells and aromas to strengthen the connection between a customer and a brand. The strategy is becoming more widely used by companies to differentiate their products and bolster their sales. As an example, […]

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 […]

Align’s Stack Tester Closes Fourth Add-On

Align’s Stack Tester Closes Fourth Add-On

Alliance Source Testing, a portfolio company of Align Capital Partners, has acquired METCO Environmental from TestAmerica, a subsidiary of publicly traded Eurofins Scientific. Alliance Source Testing (AST) provides emissions testing services to industrial facilities for permitting and compliance in accordance with air-quality mandates from local, state and federal regulatory bodies. The company services customers’ facilities […]

MPE Acquires Specialty Plastics Maker

MPE Acquires Specialty Plastics Maker

MPE Partners has acquired Teel Plastics, a maker of specialty plastic products from a wide range of commodity and specialty plastic resins. Specializing in plastic extrusion and injection molding, Teel Plastics is a manufacturer of complex plastic components used in the agriscience, laboratory, medical, cosmetics, water treatment, and industrial piping markets. The company has a […]

Prospect Hill Revs Up Comoto

Prospect Hill Revs Up Comoto

Prospect Hill Growth Partners has added J&P Cycles to Comoto Holdings, the firm’s online and brick and mortar retail platform in the motorcycle aftermarket sector. J&P was acquired from Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) a Coppell, Texas-headquartered manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded aftermarket products across 18 consumer brands. MAG was formed by Indianapolis-based family office […]

Arsenal and PMC in Deal for Plastics Color

Arsenal and PMC in Deal for Plastics Color

PMC Capital has sold Plastics Color Corporation to Chroma Color, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners. Chroma is a supplier of color concentrates and additives for the plastics market. Like Chroma, Plastics Color (PCC) is a provider of color concentrates, additive masterbatches, liquid colorants, thermoplastic compounds and dry blends that are used in the […]

Stephens Carves S&D from Cotts

Stephens Carves S&D from Cotts

Westrock Coffee Company, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, has agreed to acquire S&D Coffee & Tea (S&D) from publicly traded Cott Corporation for $405 million in cash. S&D Coffee & Tea is the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America; and also produces liquid coffee, tea, […]

Aterian Adds to Pioneer Metal

Aterian Adds to Pioneer Metal

Pioneer Metal Finishing, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners since August 2018, has acquired Pilkington Metal Finishing. Pioneer Metal is a provider of outsourced anodizing, plating, hardcoat, adhesive, electroless nickel, and other surface treating services. The company has approximately 3,500 customers that are active in numerous end markets including, among others, general industrial, automotive, […]

Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent Closes Buy of Olaplex

Advent International has closed its acquisition of Olaplex, a professional haircare brand. Olaplex’s products – which include shampoos, conditioners, and specialty oils – are used to protect, strengthen and rebuild broken bonds in hair caused by damage from chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes. Olaplex sells its products through both professional and retail channels. Within the […]

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