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Ruud van Hoek, Clairfield Netherlands
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2017
gmi
accon

Controladora GMI, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the leading manufacturer and provider of modular construction solutions in Mexico and Latin America, received an investment from the Washington DC-based private equity firm ACON Investments.

 

immersaview
Plexsys

ImmersaView, an Australian software company with business in Australia, the US, and the UK, was sold to PLEXSYS, a US-based distributor of software to the defense sector.

ocean-choice

Ocean Choice International L.P. (OCI), a leading vertically-integrated seafood company, refinanced its CAD 240 million credit facility through a syndicate comprised of Canadian and U.S. banks.  The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Miami.

sea-watch-international
bar-harbor-foods

Sea Watch International, the largest integrated producer of clam products in the US, acquired Looks Gourmet Foods Holdings Company Inc. (d.b.a. Bar Harbor Foods), a leading producer of branded quality seafood products for the retail segment.  The transaction was advised by Clairfield US (Miami).

 

2016
ravaglioli
dover

Samiro Group S.p.A. and other minority shareholders sold the entire stake of Ravaglioli Group comprising Ravaglioli S.p.A., Butler, Sirio, and Space to the American group Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), a global company with a business unit that is active in the production of vehicle service equipment. Ravaglioli is an Italian group focused on the manufacturing of vehicle service equipment such as lifts, tire changers, aligners, wheel balancers, and diagnostic test lines. Ravaglioli will join Dover’s Vehicle Service Group, a business unit of the Engineered Systems segment. Advised by Clairfield International in Italy and US.

corporate imaging concepts
berkley capital

Corporate Imaging Concepts, LLC, a portfolio company of Cardinal Equity Partners focused on distributing promotional products to corporate clients, was acquired by Berkley Capital, LLC, the private equity investment vehicle of W.R. Berkley Corporation. Clairfield US served as exclusive financial advisor to CIC in the transaction.

Roadsafe
IX Capital Partners and Aperion Management

RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., in partnership with management, was acquired by IX Capital Partners and Aperion Management. RoadSafe is the largest provider of traffic safety services and equipment for the transportation infrastructure, rail, and utility industries in the US. RoadSafe was majority owned by Falcon Investment Advisors and Aperion Management, middle-market private equity firms headquartered in Boston and New York, respectively. The transaction was advised by Clairfield US.

edstrom
shoreview industries

Edstrom Industries, the leading global designer and manufacturer of automated watering and related monitoring systems for use in animal and laboratory research environments, was recapitalized by ShoreView Industries, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm.

2016
Point to point
HCL

​Point to Point, a provider of complex workplace engineering services with extensive experience in desktop and application virtualization, was sold to HCL Technologies (NSE: HCLTECH). Point to Point maintains an impressive roster of enterprise clients, including St James Place, National Air Traffic Services, Premier Foods, and Tarmac. HCL Technologies solutions cover a wide range of services including infrastructure management, application development, business process outsourcing, and technology distribution. The global group has more than 100,000 employees operating in 32 countries.

2016
Accutronics
Ultralife

​Accutronics Limited, a UK specialist in the design, development and manufacture of smart batteries for high-performance portable and handheld electronic devices, was sold to the Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ:ULBI). Accutronics supplies primarily to European-based medical device OEM’s. Ultralife sells products ranging from portable power solutions to communications and electronics systems with operations in North America, Europe and Asia, supplying primarily the military and commercial markets.

2016
mills
KKR

Mills Fleet Farm, a Midwestern value-based retailer of lifestyle merchandise serving active outdoor families as well as suburban and farm consumers, was acquired by KKR, a leading global investment firm.   ​

2016
weaver leather
RAI

Weaver Leather LLC, a portfolio company of Capital Partners LLC, was acquired by River Associates Investments LLC. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Ohio, Weaver Leather is an iconic enthusiast brand of primarily leather and nylon products and accessories marketed in the Western-style equine, pet, arborist, and livestock markets.

hawkins
stauber

Hawkins acquired Stauber Performance Ingredients from ICV Partners II, L.P. and its other shareholders in a cash-for-stock transaction. Stauber offers specialty products and ingredients to the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and pet care industries with approximately 160 employees, and facilities in California and New York. Hawkins, Inc. distributes, blends and manufactures bulk and specialty chemicals for a wide variety of industries.

2015
Pitney vowes
Moneta technologies

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that offers customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global e-commerce, sold 100% of the outstanding shares of its Mexican subsidiary to Moneta Technologies, a provider of technological solutions for the development of the financial, retail and telecommunications sectors.

FirstCash
logomaxi

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCFS), the global leader in the retail pawn industry, acquired Maxi Prenda, which operates 211 full-service pawn stores in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, under the brand names Empeños Mexicanos and Realice Empeños. This acquisition is First Cash’s largest and most significant acquisition in Latin America to date.

SiteImprove
Summit Partners

​Siteimprove A/S, a leading provider of web governance software, received a USD 55 million minority investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The funding will support Siteimprove’s continued expansion of its global operations, sales and marketing as well as the development of its category-leading SaaS solutions for web governance.

2015
Systems 3
stevens manufacturing

​Systems 3, Inc., a key supply chain partner to leading original equipment manufacturers and tier I/tier II manufacturers in the aerospace and defense industry, was sold to Stevens Manufacturing, a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney & Co.

2015
LSResearch
Laird

LS Research, a leader in wireless product design and development, was sold to ​Laird PLC, the global technology company, for a total cash consideration of USD 55 million, funded from existing debt facilities.

Halco
SummerStreet

​Halco Lightning Technologies, a leading manufacturer of lamps (light bulbs), fixtures and ballasts for the commercial and industrial, residential and specialty lighting markets, was successfully recapitalized by Summer Street Capital Partners. Halco’s management team are investors in the transaction and will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the company in partnership with Summer Street.

2015
logon east wood
Seafood Investment Group

East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster, two of the largest lobster suppliers in North America, received capital from Seafood Investment Group (SIG), a long-term equity capital provider. SIG’s investment is geared towards further accelerating growth at the companies’ value-added processing joint-venture, Maine Fair Trade Lobster. East Coast Seafood, a subsidiary of American Holdco Inc., is North America’s largest processor and marketer of live lobster, and fresh and frozen lobster products. Garbo Lobster is the US second largest processor and exporter of live lobster. The biggest buyer of live lobster in the state of Maine, Garbo also has operations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

2015
Ratos
Private investors

Ratos, a NASDAQ Stockholm-listed private equity conglomerate, divested Hafa Bathroom Group to private investors in Sweden. Hafa Bathroom Group supplies bathroom interiors including furniture, showers, bathtubs, and toilets through the brands Hafa and Westerbergs. Sales channels include DIY/builder retailers, e-commerce, specialized retail and large projects such as new builds. The company has operations in Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

2015
aeroworks
heico

Aeroworks International Holding B.V. was sold to HEICO Corporation. Aeroworks is a manufacturer of high-quality aircraft-interior components. The company produces metal and composite locks, retainers, video arms, door panels, composite seat pans and seatbacks. HEICO is a publicly-traded holding company (NYSE) focused on aerospace and electronic technologies businesses with total revenues of  more than USD 1 billion.

2015
Lonham Group
Chaucer

​Lonham Limited, a managing general agent specializing in cargo and freight liability, was sold to Chaucer, a subsidiary of Hanover Insurance Group Inc. with aggregate revenues over USD 5 billion.

Wonderchef
Capvent

​Wonderchef, India’s second-largest premium kitchen appliances and cookware brand founded by Ravi Saxena and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in 2009, raised private equity funds from Capvent. Wonderchef offers a wide range of innovative cookware and appliances for healthy, tasty, and convenient cooking. 

AlphaImaging
caymus equity partners

Alpha Imaging, one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the US, completed a recapitalization with Caymus Equity Partners, NewSpring Capital, and Graycliff Partners. 

2015
DiscoveryHouse
acadia

Discovery House Group, a ​provider of outpatient substance abuse treatment services, was sold to Acadia Healthcare Corporation. 

2015
aerostaraerospace
nauticpartners

​Aerostar Aerospace, Inc., a key supply-chain partner to leading Tier I and Tier II aerospace manufacturers, was sold to Nautic Partners, LLC. Aerostar specializes in highly complex machining and assembly of high-temperature alloys primarily used in next-generation engine platforms.

2015
carstar
driven-brands-high-res

CARSTAR Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Champlain Capital Partners, was sold to Driven Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group. CARSTAR is the largest network of independently-owned collision-repair facilities in North America, with 447 locations in 30 states and Canada.

2015
AUC Group
Argosy private equity

AUC Group, LP, a leading provider of wastewater treatment solutions to municipalities, municipal utility districts and corporations, was sold to Argosy Investment Partners.

2015
geologicsystems
bv

geoLOGIC Systems Ltd., a premier provider of mission critical data and integrated software solutions to oil & gas exploration and production companies and related industries in North America, was sold to BV Investment Partners.