Mid Oaks Acquires Thermoforming Division of Clear Lam Packaging

Mid Oaks Acquires Thermoforming Division of Clear Lam Packaging

D&W Fine Pack, a foodservice packaging provider and a portfolio company of Mid Oaks Investments, has acquired the Thermoforming Division of Clear Lam Packaging. The addition of Clear Lam increases D&W’s presence in the retail grocery market segment. Clear Lam is a provider of packaging for use in bakery, prepared meals, confectionary, and produce applications. […]

Private Equity Invests $144 Billion in 1,702 U.S. Companies in 2011

Private Equity Invests $144 Billion in 1,702 U.S. Companies in 2011

The second annual study examining private equity investment by country, state, and congressional district shows that nearly 500 more companies benefited from private equity investment in 2011 compared to 2010. “This report shows that despite the challenging economic environment private equity continues to be a critical source of capital for U.S. companies looking to grow […]

CIT Backs Latest Lion Capital Acquisition

CIT Backs Latest Lion Capital Acquisition

CIT Group has provided a senior secured asset-based credit facility to John Varvatos Enterprises, a designer, retailer, and wholesaler of men’s designer apparel and accessories. The financing was completed in conjunction with the acquisition of the company by Lion Capital, a consumer focused private equity firm, from VF Corporation. “Given CIT’s depth of experience within […]

Mid Oaks Acquires Jet Plastica Industries

Mid Oaks Acquires Jet Plastica Industries

D&W Fine Pack, a foodservice packaging provider and a portfolio company of Mid Oaks Investments, has acquired Jet Plastica Industries, a manufacturer of food service supplies. “We are pleased to be joining forces with the Jet Plastica team,” said Mark Staton, President and Chief Executive Officer, D&W Fine Pack. “There are tremendous synergies between our product […]

Five Megatrends Driving Technology M&A

Five Megatrends Driving Technology M&A

Aggregate deal value of global technology mergers and acquisitions fell 12% year-on-year to $25.1 billion in the first quarter of 2012. This was only half the value decline of M&A in all industries, as ongoing economic uncertainty continues to take its toll on global deal-making. Private equity deal values for technology, meanwhile, climbed 171% year-over-year […]

Babson Capital Backs Baby Jogger

Babson Capital Backs Baby Jogger

Babson Capital Management has provided $18.4 million of subordinated notes and $1.5 million of equity to support The Riverside Company’s recent acquisition of The Baby Jogger Company, a designer and marketer of infant and juvenile products. “Our long relationship spans more than a decade and numerous successful investments, and Babson Capital has proven itself to […]

KPS Capital Partners Acquires ThyssenKrupp Waupaca

KPS Capital Partners Acquires ThyssenKrupp Waupaca

KPS Capital Partners announced today that, through a newly formed company, W Foundry International, it has entered into an agreement to acquire ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, an iron foundry company, from ThyssenKrupp Budd Company. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca will be renamed Waupaca Foundry, Inc. upon closing of the transaction which is expected in the second quarter of 2012. Financing […]

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