KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Closes Buy of Briggs & Stratton

KPS Capital Partners has closed its buy of small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, including the equity of foreign subsidiaries, for approximately $550 million. On July 20th, Briggs & Stratton voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company and its creditors to work out a reorganization plan. At that time, KPS was […]

Tekscan Acquired By Artemis

Tekscan Acquired By Artemis

Tekscan, a manufacturer of flexible, ultra-thin sensors and systems, has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners. Tekscan manufactures thin-film tactile force sensors and pressure measurement systems. The company’s products are used as both stand-alone and embedded systems in the test and measurement, medical, dental, and retail industries. Tekscan, founded in 1987, has more than 18,000 […]

LLCP Buys Tropical Smoothie from BIP

LLCP Buys Tropical Smoothie from BIP

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has acquired Tropical Smoothie Café from BIP Capital in partnership with the company’s management team. Tropical Smoothie Café (TSC) is a franchisor of fast-casual cafes that serve smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads through dine-in, take-out and catering options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. TSC’s first store was opened in 1997 […]

Kilroy Buys Cheeze Kurls

Kilroy Buys Cheeze Kurls

Private label and contract food manufacturer Cheeze Kurls has been acquired by Kilroy Partners. Cheeze Kurls’ products include extruded, fried, and baked products as well as popcorn and party mixes which are sold to retail, grocery, drugstore, wholesale, and discount retailers nationwide. Cheeze Kurls is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and operates out of a […]

Graycliff Closes First Fund IV Buy

Graycliff Closes First Fund IV Buy

Graycliff Partners has acquired its first fund four platform with the buy of Gerard Daniel Worldwide. Gerard Daniel is a manufacturer and distributor of more than 5,000 SKUs of wire mesh and other wire products to over 3,000 customers worldwide. The company’s products are used with filtration, sound suppression, heat dispersion, and electrochemical applications in […]

Gen Cap Buys Eastern Business Forms

Gen Cap Buys Eastern Business Forms

Gen Cap America has acquired Eastern Business Forms in partnership with the company’s management team. Eastern Business Forms (EBF) is a specialty manufacturer of 903 filter paper, 903 diagnostic devices and procedure packs. EBF’s products are uses by healthcare professionals in the collection and in-vitro storage of blood and urine samples to test and screen […]

MiddleGround Adds to Alco

MiddleGround Adds to Alco

Alco Manufacturing, a portfolio company of MiddleGround Capital since July 2018, has acquired Manth-Brownell. Manth-Brownell is a manufacturer of machined components used in the electrical connector, fluid power, industrial, appliance, safety, and aerospace end markets. The company machines brass, lead-free brass, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and plastic components. The company’s manufacturing assets total more […]

Trive Invests in Rubicon Bakers

Trive Invests in Rubicon Bakers

Trive Capital has made an investment in Rubicon Bakers, a maker of all-natural cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and muffins. Rubicon’s product line includes more than 50 SKUs – including vegan and plant-based options – that are sold at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. Rubicon is headquartered near San Francisco in Richmond, California. The company’s slogan […]

KPS Stalking Horse for Briggs & Stratton

KPS Stalking Horse for Briggs & Stratton

KPS Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the assets of small engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, including the equity of foreign subsidiaries, for approximately $550 million. On July 20, Briggs & Stratton voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow the company and its creditors to work out a reorganization plan, and the company […]

GHK Closes on Third Platform

GHK Closes on Third Platform

GHK Capital Partners has acquired Hasa, a producer and distributor of water treatment chemicals, from Peak Rock Capital. Hasa’s products are used to sanitize and maintain water systems, including swimming pools, water tanks and containment vessels in the recreational, industrial, and municipal end markets. Hasa serves customers in the western and southwestern US and operates […]