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July 29, 2020

The Riverside Co. invests in GSB & Associates Inc.

The Riverside Co. has invested in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development....

By Adam Burroughs

July 24, 2020

LFM Capital’s Stephen Cook: In Tough Times, Pass In The Corners

The LFM Capital co-founder discusses the outlook for buyers and sellers, and the importance of compromise in getting deals done....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Drive Capital contributes to Immuta's $40M funding round

Drive Capital is among the investors helping Boston-based Immuta, the automated data governance company,  secure $40 million in funding....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Resilience Capital Partners Portfolio Company CR Brands Sells Laundry Brands

Resilience Capital Partners' portfolio company CR Brands Inc. has completed the sale of its Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator and Dryel “at home dry cleaning” product lines to Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

July 2, 2020

Cyprium Partners’ Michael Conaton: Get Ready For EBITDAC

Cyprium Partners co-founder MIchael Conaton discusses where he thinks investors will look when they begin scrutinizing deals as the economy starts to recover and the rise of EBIDTA before COVID....

By Adam Burroughs and Mark Scott

May 7, 2020

Mark A. Filippell: What Sellers Can Do When M&A Market Shuts Down

With all due respect to Admiral Farragut, his “Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead” strategy will almost certainly fail in today’s COVID-19 M&A environment, says Mark Filippell....

By Mark A. Filippell

March 27, 2020

Dealmaking In The Age of Coronavirus

Drew Caylor, managing director at WILsquare Capital, and Kevin Short, managing partner and CEO of Clayton Capital, share their insights on the state of dealmaking and what we might expect to see through the remainder of the year....

By Adam Burroughs

March 19, 2020

MPE Partners Completes Recap Deal With Teel Plastics

The transaction proceeds are expected to be utilized to accelerate the growth of the Baraboo, Wisconsin-based company....

By Mark Scott

March 18, 2020

Rob Huxtable: Co-Investment Can Be A Powerful Litmus Test For C-Suite Leaders

There are three significant benefits to C-suite level co-investment in a PE-backed company, says FALCON’s Rob Huxtable....

By Mark Scott

March 5, 2020

Resilience Capital Partners-Backed LUX Global Label Buys Labelworx

This strategic acquisition is expected to broaden the operational capabilities of LUX Global Label, formerly known as National Label, into the high-growth area of digital printing while further diversifying its customer base and markets....

By Mark Scott

March 3, 2020

Riverside Co. Adds To Fire And Life Safety Platform

The Riverside Co. has invested in fire protection service provider Advance Fire & Safety as an add-on to its fire and life safety platform, Performance Systems Integration....

By Mark Scott

February 25, 2020

Align Capital Partners Makes Another Deal

ACP has had a busy February, closing its second private equity investment fund at a $450 million hard cap, and making two platform acquisitions....

By Mark Scott

February 19, 2020

Align Capital Partners Closes Fund At $450M Hard Cap

With the closing of ACP II, Align Capital Partners has raised more than $775 million since the firm’s founding in 2016....

By Mark Scott

February 11, 2020

Bedford Funds launches $2B fund raise

Pittsburgh-based Bedford Funds LP is launching a $2 billion fund raise, that looks to create a private equity fund specifically targeting operating businesses, rather than real estate investments....

By Jayne Gest

January 28, 2020

Incline Equity buys Foundation Source

Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh PE firm, has acquired Foundation Source, a national provider of comprehensive support services to private foundations. The partnership should position Foundation Source to expand its services, expertise and online capabilities, fueling its long-term growth....

By Jayne Gest

January 21, 2020

Incline Equity raises $1.165B for latest fund

Incline Equity Partners has closed Incline Equity Partners V, L.P. and Incline Equity Partners V-A, L.P. on $1.165 billion of capital commitments. The fund was oversubscribed above its initial target of $850 million....

By Jayne Gest

January 16, 2020

Middle-Market Transactions Gain Efficiency, PE Sponsors Find New Ways To Build Value

PE sponsors have gotten better, perhaps even good, at owning businesses, and this trend should continue into the next decade, says Blue Point Capital Partners' Jim Marra....

By Jim Marra

January 16, 2020

LFM’s Steve Cook Assesses Deals Like An Operator

LFM Capital's Steve Cook talks about what he looks for in a deal and how a company that’s been prepped for a sale might not be it....

By Adam Burroughs

January 14, 2020

BGL Sells EPS Of Vermont to Miller Environmental Group

MEG is owned by GenNx360 Capital Partners, a New York City–based private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market business services and industrial companies....

By Mark Scott

January 10, 2020

How HBM Works With CEOs To Spur Growth

Andrew Fulford discusses HBM Holdings' expectations for operators and their role in dealmaking....

By Adam Burroughs

January 9, 2020

Riverside Co. Invests In ILSI America LLC

The Riverside Co. has invested in ILSI America, LLC as an add-on to its Abracon platform. ILSI offers a wide range of timing and synchronization products to several end markets including smart meters, industrial and networking applications....

By Mark Scott

January 9, 2020

Stewart Kohl: Investors Can’t Just Pay up And Hope Things Work Out

It’s very hard to succeed in private equity if you’re paying high prices without a clear and well-considered growth plan, says Riverside’s Stewart Kohl....

By Mark Scott

January 6, 2020

Evolution Capital Partners Invests In Mentor-Based Empire Dental Arts

Established in 2017 and headquartered in Mentor, Empire is a dental partnership organization that provides operational support and services to a network of dental practices in Northeast Ohio. This is the first investment of Evolution’s Fund IV....

By Mark Scott

January 2, 2020

Dealmaking predictions for 2020’s M&A activity in Central Ohio

Smart Business Dealmakers spoke with Ice Miller's Rob Ouellette, Dickinson Wright's Scot Crow and U.S. Bank's Steve Bennett about what they forecast for the 2020 dealmaking climate....

By Jayne Gest

January 2, 2020

A forecast of what to expect for 2020 Dealmaking in Pittsburgh

Smart Business Dealmakers spoke with Tecum Capital’s Stephen Gurgovits Jr., S&T Bank’s Brian Dobis and Innovation Works' Rich Lunak about what they anticipate for the 2020 dealmaking climate....

By Jayne Gest

January 2, 2020

Gen Cap America’s Lamar Stanley on finding the right buyer

You have to begin with the end in mind, says Stanley, who sources deals for the Nashville-based private equity firm....

By Adam Burroughs

December 23, 2019

GCM Grosvenor To Buy Equity Interest In Long Ridge Energy Terminal

Chicago-based GCM will acquire the stake through its Labor Impact Fund, a vehicle focused on investing in infrastructure assets that rely on collaboration with labor to unlock opportunities and generate high-quality risk-adjusted returns....

By Mark Scott

December 19, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed High Street Insurance Partners Buys InPro

Based in Troy, InPro provides commercial, group and personal insurance to businesses ranging from local governments to maintenance services and industrial manufacturing....

By Mark Scott

December 17, 2019

BPOC’s Troy Phillips: Wise Dealmakers Have A Plan Before Investing In Health Care

You don’t have to invest in every opportunity you see, says Beecken Petty O’Keefe’s Troy Phillips. Take time to find the right deal....

By Mark Scott

December 17, 2019

Frontenac Completes Sale Of Liquid Technologies

Founded in 1998, Chino, California-based Liquid Technologies is a contract formulator and manufacturer of high-end professional hair and skin care products....

By Mark Scott

December 13, 2019

Riverside Co. Invests In Spanish Manufacturer HTBA

HealthTech BioActives S.L., a Spanish manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, flavorings and sweeteners for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries as well as ingredients for human and animal feed ....

By Mark Scott

December 11, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed Albireo Energy Buys Quality Building Controls

The acquisition of QBC is expected increase Albireo's presence in the Southeast and extend the company's customer base in Florida, providing additional recurring revenue....

By Mark Scott

December 10, 2019

May River Fund II Raises $300M

Following a three-month fundraising process, the fund held a single closing during which it accepted $300 million in limited partner subscriptions, which was the target size of the fund....

By Mark Scott

December 9, 2019

Boathouse Capital acquires Auntie Anne's franchisee Fresh Dining Concepts

Fresh Dining Concepts is the third-largest Auntie Anne's franchisee and operates over 50 in-line stores, baking kiosks and satellite retail units along the East Coast from New York to Florida....

By Adam Burroughs

December 5, 2019

Align Capital Partners-Backed Pleatco Filtration Buys TVS Filters

TVS designs and manufactures pleated filter cartridges, gas turbine inlet filters and other filtration products for complex industrial air filtration applications....

By Mark Scott

December 4, 2019

Stonehenge’s Andrew Bohutinsky: The value of operators with skin in the game

When Stonehenge Partners invests in a business, it’s looking for operators who have skin in the game. This means, as a fund, it often finds the most opportunity through minority recapitalizations, says Managing Partner Andrew Bohutinsky....

By Jayne Gest

December 4, 2019

Huron Capital, Salt Creek Capital Invest In Pacific Shoring

Huron Flex Equity has now completed non-control equity investments in four companies and continues to evaluate additional opportunities to help business owners accomplish a variety of growth and liquidity goals....

By Mark Scott

December 4, 2019

Blue Olive’s Ed Weinfurtner: Focus On The Opportunity In Dealmaking And You’ll Find Success

Blue Olive Partners’ Ed Weinfurtner is always driven to find the next challenge. His attitude helps him turn tough situations into great opportunities....

By Mark Scott

December 4, 2019

Thompson Street's Jack Senneff: The Ins And Outs Of Deal Prep

Thompson Street Capital Partners Managing Director Jack Senneff offers his perspective on deal readiness — what owners should do, and not worry so much about doing — ahead of a potential transaction....

By Adam Burroughs

November 25, 2019

Peninsula Capital’s Ty Clutterbuck: How To Find Your Way To A Great Deal Opportunity

Achieving synergy in business doesn’t have to be about making cuts. Through dealmaking, it can be a path to growth opportunities, says Ty Clutterbuck....

By Mark Scott

November 21, 2019

Henniges Autmotive’s Larry Williams: Keys To Working Effectively With Private Equity Ownership

Larry Williams has used simple, honest dialogue to build strong ties with each PE firm that has owned Henniges Automotive....

By Mark Scott

November 14, 2019

PwC’s Exit Strategies Report: When It’s Time To Sell, Make Sure You’re Ready

It’s OK if you’re not ready to sell now. Just be sure you’re ready when that time comes, say PwC’s Fentress Seagroves and Shari Forman....

By Mark Scott

November 13, 2019

Huron Capital’s Brian Demkowicz Shares His Secrets To Good Dealmaking

Brian Demkowicz has a process for everything, enabling Huron Capital to continually make the right call on dealmaking opportunities....

By Mark Scott

November 12, 2019

Thora Capital Holds Final Close On Inaugural Fund

The fund's limited partners include family offices, high-net-worth individuals, RIAs and the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry....

By Mark Scott

November 11, 2019

Riverside Exits Censis Technologies

Franklin, Tennessee-based Censis provides SaaS-based surgical instrument tracking and workflow solutions for sterile processing departments of hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers....

By Mark Scott

November 7, 2019

BGL Sells Warnock Food Products To Calbee

BGL has investment banking offices in Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia, and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, San Antonio and San Diego....

By Mark Scott

November 6, 2019

MPE Partners Sells Division Of B&E Group

The B&E Group, headquartered in Southwick, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of complex, precision machined aerospace and defense components....

By Mark Scott

November 5, 2019

O2’s Jay Hansen: M&A Works Best When Both Sides Are Ready To Deal

Dealmaking works better when there is M&A expertise on both sides of the table, says the private equity firm's managing partner....

By Mark Scott

October 31, 2019

U of M’s David Brophy: Michigan Needs To Retain More Talent, Secure More Investment Dollars

The Michigan Private Equity Conference is part of an effort to spur private equity investment and activity in the state....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Shore Capital Partners’ Justin Ishbia: Shared Vision Often Leads To Great Deal Opportunities

Shore Capital Partners's Justin Ishbia sees tremendous potential for growth at Akron, Ohio-based Main Street Gourmet....

By Mark Scott