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Private Equity – March 2020 Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for March 2020 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Food & Beverage

Kaho Partners

Acquired Kenny’s Great Pies (Smyrna, GA, US), a manufacturer of branded and private label premium pies and pie fillings sold through grocery stores, distributors, chain restaurants, and convenience stores.

Shoreline Equity Partners

Acquired in Engelman Baking Company, Inc. (Norcross, GA, US), a wholesale bakery offering fresh and frozen bread products primarily serving the foodservice industry.

Verlinvest

Invested in Tony’s Chocolonely (Amsterdam, NL), a chocolate bar brand with a mission to make chocolate 100% slave free.

Industrial Products

Bessemer Investors

Acquired Leonard Valve Company (Cranston, RI, US), a designer and manufacturer of water temperature control valves and monitoring devices used in institutional and commercial application.

Colfax Creek Capital

Acquired Traverse City Products, Inc. (Traverse City, MI, US), a supplier of custom roll formed and stamped metal products with particular expertise in manufacturing glass hardware components including window sashes, lift plates, sunroof reinforcements and decorative trim.

Odyssey Investment Partners

Acquired NSi Industries (Huntersville, NC, US), a supplier of a wide variety of electrical connector, fitting, control and wire management products for construction, maintenance and repair applications.

Packaging

Gryphon Investors

Invested in Pacur (Oshkosh, WI, US), a supplier of extruded PETG sheet used principally to provide rigid, high-performance packaging for medical devices.

Main Street Capital Corporation

Recapitalized Classic H&G (Monroe, CT, US), a provider of engineered packaging solutions for the home & garden and fragrance & cosmetic industries.

Monomoy Capital Partners

Acquired Mac Papers (Jacksonville, FL, US), a distributor of paper, packaging, envelopes, and wide-format printing solutions. Mac Papers’ value-add services include the installation maintenance of packaging equipment, packaging design services, kitting, logistics and envelope production.

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