Incline Acquires Starwest Botanicals

Incline Acquires Starwest Botanicals

Incline Equity Partners has acquired Starwest Botanicals, a distributor of organic botanicals, herbs and spices to specialty retailers, manufacturers and e-commerce sellers. Starwest stocks more than one million pounds and 3,000 SKUs of herbs and spices. The company sells to more than 10,000 customers and, according to the company, it is one of the largest […]

Family-Owned Medline Gets Big Investment from PE

Family-Owned Medline Gets Big Investment from PE

Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman have agreed to make a majority equity investment in Medline Industries, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers and distributors of healthcare supplies. Medline offers more than 550,000 medical products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies, and retailers. The company’s products include wound and […]

SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Merges Canlak and Valentus to Create Wood Finishings Giant

SK Capital Partners has formed Canlak Coatings to acquire Canadian coatings company Canlak and US-based Valentus Specialty Chemicals. Valentus is a maker of specialty coatings used in residential and commercial flooring, industrial protective maintenance and wood floor applications. Company-owned brand names include ABSCO, PoloPlaz, Sampson, Last n Last, Polycare and Wilson Imperial. Valentus is headquartered […]

L Catterton Acquires Kodiak Cakes

L Catterton Acquires Kodiak Cakes

L Catterton has acquired Kodiak Cakes, a maker of pancake and waffle mixes. Kodiak’s existing shareholders, including Trilantic North America and Sunrise Strategic Partners, and the company’s founders and management team, will continue to own a minority stake in the company. Kodiak Cakes is a producer of pancake and waffle mixes, frozen waffles and pancakes, […]

MSCP Buys Nivel From Kelso

MSCP Buys Nivel From Kelso

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) has acquired Nivel Parts & Manufacturing from Kelso & Company. Nivel is a manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket parts used in personal transportation vehicles, utility terrain vehicles and heavy-duty equipment. The company is the largest supplier of aftermarket parts and accessories to the golf cart market with more than […]

SFW Acquires Another Scientific Instruments Maker

SFW Acquires Another Scientific Instruments Maker

SFW Capital Partners has acquired Pion, a developer and manufacturer of instrumentation used for compound testing in pharmaceutical research and development. Pion is headquartered north of Boston in Billerica, Massachusetts and was founded in 1996 with Mike and Sharon Kelly acquiring the business in 2011. In June 2020, Pion sold its field services division – […]

American Securities Closes Buy of Conair

American Securities Closes Buy of Conair

American Securities has closed its March-announced acquisition of Conair Corporation in partnership with members of the founding Rizzuto family who have retained a minority ownership interest in the company. Conair is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.  Company-owned brand names include […]

Godspeed Acquires Prime Engineering

Godspeed Acquires Prime Engineering

Godspeed Capital has made an investment in Prime Engineering, a provider of support services to the industrial, transportation and infrastructure sectors. Prime Engineering provides architecture, engineering, surveying, and construction management services to public and private companies as well as government clients across the United States. The company specializes in the air transportation; air and ground […]

Bundt Cake King Sold to Roark

Bundt Cake King Sold to Roark

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has sold Nothing Bundt Cakes (NBC) to Roark Capital. NBC is a franchisor and operator of more than 390 specialty bakeries and stores in 40 U.S. states and in Canada that prepare and sell specialty Bundt cakes and other retail gift items. The company’s products – available in many flavors […]

Alleghany Forms Piedmont, Makes First Acquisition

Alleghany Forms Piedmont, Makes First Acquisition

Alleghany Capital has formed Piedmont Manufacturing Group to acquire Wilbert Plastic Services (WPS). WPS is a provider of injection molded and thermoformed parts and multi-component assemblies used by original equipment manufacturers in the industrial, commercial, transportation, recreational, and medical industries. WPS’ additional capabilities include design and engineering, painting, robotic trimming, logistics, and inventory management. WPS, […]