Platinum Buys Club Car from Ingersoll Rand

Platinum Buys Club Car from Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand has agreed to sell its specialty vehicle technologies segment (Club Car) to Platinum Equity for $1.7 billion. Club Car is a maker of low-speed, electric and gas-powered vehicles used in the golfing, commercial and consumer sectors. Augusta, Georgia-based Club Car was founded in 1958 and was purchased by a group of eight former […]

TZP Invests in Kindred Bravely

TZP Invests in Kindred Bravely

TZP Group has acquired a majority equity interest in Akerson Enterprises (DBA Kindred Bravely) a provider of maternity apparel. Kindred Bravely is a direct-to-consumer and digital brand that specializes in apparel for pregnant and nursing mothers. The company’s products include bras, loungewear, underwear, and sleepwear. In 2019, the company was ranked #20 on Inc.com’s list […]

Branford Castle Buys Lie Detector Maker

Branford Castle Buys Lie Detector Maker

Branford Castle has acquired Lafayette Instrument, a maker of polygraph equipment and other scientific instruments. Lafayette’s polygraph products were first introduced in 1972 and include software and algorithms, computers, heart rate monitors, headsets, arm cuffs, electrodes, and activity sensors. These products are used by federal law enforcement and security agencies, as well as state and […]

Main Street Invests in Grand Flower Growers

Main Street Invests in Grand Flower Growers

Main Street Capital has made a minority investment in Grand Flower Growers (GSG), a grower and distributor of plants and flowers. GFG products includes annuals, mums, poinsettias, perennials and other floral arrangements. The company supplies its products to Home Depot garden centers in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. GFG was founded in 1999 and operates […]

Century Park Returns to Automotive Aftermarket

Century Park Returns to Automotive Aftermarket

Century Park Capital Partners has acquired CJ Pony Parts, an e-commerce seller of restoration and performance parts to auto enthusiasts. CJ Pony specializes in parts for classic Mustangs – those manufactured from 1964 to 1973 – and, with more than 65,000 SKUs, has a leading market share of this specialized aftermarket segment. In addition to classic […]

OpenGate Adds to Specialty Tapes Platform

OpenGate Adds to Specialty Tapes Platform

Duraco Specialty Tapes, a portfolio company of OpenGate Capital, has acquired Filmquest Group. OpenGate acquired Duraco from UK-based Essentra in July 2019. Filmquest coats, converts and metallizes all grades of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film. Company-owned brand names include Questar and Soft Touch. Filmquest, led by President John Felinski, has just over 50 employees and is […]

CODI’s Arnold Magnetic Adds Ramco

CODI’s Arnold Magnetic Adds Ramco

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, a portfolio company of publicly traded Compass Diversified (CODI), has acquired Ramco Electric Motors. Ramco is a maker of custom stators (the stationary part of an electric motor), rotors, shaft assemblies and subassemblies, and full electric motors that are used in hybrid buses, airplanes, forklifts, industrial fans, building elevators, mining equipment, earthmovers, […]

Vance Street Forms Spectra, Looks to Consolidate C4ISR Sector

Vance Street Forms Spectra, Looks to Consolidate C4ISR Sector

Vance Street Capital has formed Spectra A&D Holdings to acquire and merge three aerospace and defense technology companies. The three acquired businesses include Las Cruces, New Mexico-based Calculex; and Alpharetta, Georgia-based Argon Corporation and FDS Avionics. Together these companies design and manufacturer avionics and electronics that record, process, route, and display data used in aerospace […]

Varsity Closes Fifth Probo Add-On

Varsity Closes Fifth Probo Add-On

Probo Medical, a portfolio company of Varsity Healthcare Partners since October 2018, has acquired IMAX Medical. IMAX specializes in the sale, purchase, inspection, installation/de-installation, and transport of pre-owned medical diagnostic imaging equipment including ultrasound, X-Ray, CT and MRI systems. The company, led by CEO Simon Roussel, was founded by Patrick Roussel in 2012 and is […]

After 37 Years, Yellow Wood Reunites Dr. Scholl’s

After 37 Years, Yellow Wood Reunites Dr. Scholl’s

Scholl’s Wellness Company, a portfolio company of Yellow Wood Partners, has agreed to acquire the Scholl footcare brand (Scholl), which operates globally outside of the Americas, from consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser. The buy of Scholl will reunite the business with the Dr. Scholl’s brand after 37 years of separate ownership. Dr. Scholl’s is a footwear […]

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