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Palladium Equity Partners Completes Investment in Trail Mix Producer
NEW YORK, NY and MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN, April 5, 2017 – Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (along with its affiliates, “Palladium”), a private investment firm with approximately $2.0 billion in assets under management, today announced that one of its affiliated private equity funds has made a significant investment in partnership with the owner of Kar Nut Products Company (“Kar’s”), a well-known manufacturer of branded trail mix, marketed under the nationally-recognized Kar’s and Second Nature brands. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1933, and led by President Nick Nicolay, Kar’s offers a broad portfolio of products in a range of formats, including a portfolio of traditional value-oriented trail mixes and nuts sold under the Kar’s brand, as well as premium, all-natural products for health-conscious consumers, sold under the Second Nature brand. The company has built national distribution through a blue chip customer base including grocery chains, club stores and distributors. Palladium will
Neuberger Berman Deepens Commitment to China
Hong Kong, April 18, 2017 — Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, is pleased to announce the opening of an investment management wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai. The launch of the WFOE reaffirms the company’s long-term commitment to this important market. The WFOE will allow Neuberger Berman to operate an onshore investment management business in mainland China, subject to the registration with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC). Once the registration is complete, Neuberger Berman will be able to manage and distribute private funds to a broader client franchise including private banks, independent wealth management platforms and local institutions. Given this new development, Neuberger Berman has made several senior appointments in China. Industry veteran Patrick Liu recently joined the firm as Head of China and General Manager of Neuberger Berman Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited. Mr Liu was previously CEO of HFT Investment Management, a joint venture
Clearlake Capital Portfolio Company Plans Acquisition
EAGAN, Minn., April 18, 2017 — ConvergeOne, a leading global provider of state-of-the-art communications and data solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions (RGTS), a Unified Communications as a Service pioneer based in New York. Required regulatory and government approvals to complete the transaction will occur in the coming weeks. “This acquisition will complement ConvergeOne’s already comprehensive portfolio and expand our Collaboration Cloud offerings available to our customers today,” said John A. McKenna Jr., Chairman and CEO, ConvergeOne. “We share RGTS’ focus and commitment to simplify communications solutions for our customers. RGTS has a strong portfolio of Unified Communications as a Service and infrastructure services, as well as business expertise in the transportation, facilities management, and medical industry verticals. This acquisition will enable us to increase our presence in the northeastern United States and advance our leadership position as a single-source provider
Clearlake Capital Announces Investment in NetDocuments
SANTA MONICA, CA and LEHI, UT (March 1, 2017) – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement in partnership with management to acquire NetDocuments (the “Company”), the leading provider of secure cloud-based document management, email management, and collaboration solutions to law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments. The Company will continue to be led by Matt Duncan, CEO, and Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO, who will both join the Board of Directors alongside Clearlake. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1999, NetDocuments is the only cloud-first and cloud-native content management solution purpose-built for the legal industry and focused on meeting customer needs around security and compliance. Today, the Company’s innovative end-to-end platform combines robust security, encryption and compliance features with easy-to-use functionality that addresses the evolving needs of today’s professionals. NetDocuments is currently used in more than 140 countries
Sycamore Partners Acquires The Limited’s Brand and Related Intellectual Property
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sycamore Partners today announced that it has acquired The Limited’s brand and other related intellectual property assets. The intellectual property was purchased through a competitive auction run by The Limited as part of its ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Sycamore plans to reintroduce the brand to the marketplace at a later date and will communicate with The Limited’s loyal customers about how to obtain the merchandise they know and love.
Affiliates of Siris Capital Complete Combination of Mitel Mobile with Xura and Ranzure Networks
RICHARDSON, TX, February 28, 2017: Today affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris Capital” or “Siris”) and Xura, Inc. (“Xura”) announced the completion of the acquisition of Mitel Mobility, Inc. (“Mitel Mobile”), a division of Mitel Networks Corporation (“Mitel”, Nasdaq: MITL, TSX: MNW). This announcement follows the completion of Xura’s acquisition of Ranzure Networks, Inc. (“Ranzure”) on February 1, 2017, and the previously announced divestiture of Xura’s non-core enterprise messaging business (Xura Secure Communications, GmbH) on February 17, 2017. The transactions position the new Mavenir as a 100% carrier-focused solutions provider with a “future proof” and 5G ready software-based portfolio across every layer of the mobile network infrastructure stack. Mavenir will be headquarted in Richardson, Texas and led by Xura’s CEO, Pardeep Kohli. Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir, commented: “The completion of these transactions to form the new Mavenir represents a significant milestone in the evolution of Xura,
GenNx360 Capital Partners Invests in Railcar Repair Company
GenNx360 Capital Partners (“GenNx360”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in middle market companies, today announced its investment in Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. (“ARS” or the “Company”). ARS provides railcar repair, railcar storage, plant loading and unloading, and short line switching operations at 47 locations across 18 states. It serves a well-diversified customer base covering multiple industries, including agriculture, chemicals, manufacturing, energy, food processing, and rail logistics. In addition, several of ARS’ railcar repair locations are also certified tank car repair locations. The transaction represents the eighth platform investment for GenNx360’s Fund II. The transaction was sourced in partnership with FourFront Strategies, LLC, a Chicago-based firm. Bundy Group served as exclusive advisor to ARS and its shareholders in the sale process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are looking forward to working closely with ARS management to further accelerate the growth ARS has enjoyed. We are confident
New MainStream Capital Announces Partnership to form the CORDENTAL Group
New York, NY, March 1, 2017 – New MainStream Capital (“NMS”) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Dana Soper and Steven Jones to form the CORDENTAL Group™ (“CORDENTAL”), a dental support organization. The business venture will capitalize on the “build-up” and dental industry expertise brought by Ms. Soper and Mr. Jones, along with the capital and know-how in the physician practice management space at NMS. NMS has committed $25 million of equity capital which, when combined with modest leverage, will enable CORDENTAL to become a leading DSO in the industry. Dana Soper has served as a member of NMS’ Operating Executive Council (“OEC”) for the last two years. Prior to her affiliation with NMS, Ms. Soper was the Founder and CEO of CarePoint Partners (“CarePoint”), an alternate-site infusion therapy and specialty pharmacy provider. Under Ms. Soper’s leadership, CarePoint was built through 16 acquisitions as well as
Wicks Group Acquires Provider of Digital Content
The Wicks Group Acquires Gladson – Gladson Holdings, LLC (“Gladson” or the “Company”), announced that The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC (“Wicks”), a New York-based private investment firm, has completed the acquisition of the Company. The terms of the transaction, which closed on January 25, 2017, were not disclosed. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Lisle, IL, Gladson is a leading provider of digital content and retail omni-channel optimization solutions for the consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) and fast-moving consumer goods (“FMCG”) industries. Gladson delivers product data to support omni-channel initiatives that improve shopper engagement and that maximize efficiency within retail, online and logistics operations. The Company owns the largest proprietary product content library in the industry, containing more than 1 million individual products and 8 million product images. Its blue-chip client base includes some of the biggest household names in the CPG, FMCG, and retail industries. “We are excited to partner
New MainStream Portfolio Company Acquires Dermatological Services Provider
Annapolis, MD, January 25, 2017 – Anne Arundel Dermatology Management (“ADM”), a portfolio company of New MainStream Capital (“NMS”), announced today that it has acquired Maryland Dermatology Associates, LLC (“MDA”). Founded by Dr. Juris Germanas, MDA has been providing general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services to the Westminster, MD area for over seven years. The practice, with locations in Westminster, Mt. Airy and Eldersburg, MD, will operate under the “Anne Arundel Dermatology” brand name. “We are excited to expand our footprint into the northern Maryland area with this acquisition,” said Ed Ponatoski, Chief Executive Officer of ADM. “Dr. Germanas has built a great practice with a tremendous team providing high-quality care. We look forward to expanding our presence in these underserved Maryland markets, including the relocation of the Eldersburg office next week and the opening of an expanded Westminster office in the next few months.” Dr. Germanas commented, “I am