Platinum Equity Acquires Mobile IQ

Quark, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, announced today its acquisition of , a provider of cloud-based digital publishing services. “Quark’s intention is to be the leader in dynamic publishing. Our acquisition of Mobile IQ is the next step in offering the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for publishing to mobile devices,” said Ray Schiavone, Quark […]

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Fogo de Chão

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Fogo de Chão

Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) announced today that it has signed an agreement under which it will acquire Fogo de Chão Churrascaria (“Fogo”), a group of Brazilian themed fine dining, full-service restaurants, from GP Investments. “With three new restaurants opened in the past 12 months, Fogo has charted a compelling growth path. We couldn’t be […]

Bain Exits Motorized Vehicles Division of FCI

Bain Exits Motorized Vehicles Division of FCI

Delphi Automotive announced today that it has entered into exclusive negotiations and has made a binding offer to acquire FCI Group’s (“FCI”) Motorized Vehicles Division (“MVL”), a manufacturer of automotive connection systems and a portfolio company of Bain Capital. The transaction is valued at €765 million on a cash and debt-free basis (approximately $972 million […]

Water Street Acquires Breg

Water Street Acquires Breg

Orthofix International announced today that it has completed the divestiture of its Sports Medicine Business Unit, Breg, Inc., to Water Street Healthcare Partners. The purchase price was $157.5 million less normal and customary working capital adjustments and indebtedness. Breg provides a portfolio of sports braces (knee, elbow, shoulder, spine and foot) and cold therapy products […]

E&Y: Bribery a Surprising Option for Some Senior Executives

E&Y: Bribery a Surprising Option for Some Senior Executives

The competitive landscape continues to be distorted by unethical conduct. More than one-third of the respondents believe corruption is widespread in their country and this is perceived to be significantly higher in rapid-growth markets (e.g., Brazil – 84 percent, Indonesia – 72 percent, Turkey – 52 percent). Financial statement fraud remains an important risk across […]

Kilmer Capital Partners Acquires Atelka

Kilmer Capital Partners Acquires Atelka

It was announced today that Kilmer Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Atelka, a contract management services company. “This transaction will allow us to inject new funds in the organization in order to sustain its performance, expand our services and explore new markets,” said Georges Karam, CEO of Atelka. Atelka is a call […]

Avista Capital Partners Exits Navilyst Medical

Avista Capital Partners Exits Navilyst Medical

AngioDynamics, a medical devices company, has completed its acquisition of Navilyst Medical, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners. Based on AngioDynamics recent closing price of $12.44 a share the transaction is valued at $355 million. As a result of the acquisition, Avista Capital Partners received approximately 9.4 million shares of AngioDynamics common stock in […]

Arsenal Acquires Clifton Adhesives

Arsenal Acquires Clifton Adhesives

Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has announced that Royal will acquire substantially all of the assets of Clifton Adhesives, a provider of adhesives and coatings. “Clifton has a long history supplying adhesives to the demanding aircraft and marine markets. The acquisition of Clifton and merger with Royal represents another […]

ICV Partners Acquires Pharmline

ICV Partners Acquires Pharmline

ICV Partners announced today that its portfolio company, Stauber Performance Ingredients, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional ingredients and blends, has acquired Pharmline. “This is an important strategic step for Stauber and we are very pleased with the company’s first phase of growth over the past year. This acquisition represents the next step in building […]

Catterton Partners Exits MonoSol

Catterton Partners Exits MonoSol

Catterton Partners today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell MonoSol, a manufacturer of water-soluble films used in consumer applications, including automatic dishwasher and laundry detergent unit-dose soluble delivery systems, to Kuraray Co. “Catterton has been a tremendous partner for us,” said MonoSol CEO P. Scott Bening. “In addition to providing consumer […]