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Back to blog January 10, 2017 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for December 2016 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Automotive Care

Kinderhook Industries
Recapitalized NitroFill (Pompano Beach, FL, US), a developer and marketer of patented nitrogen generation and inflation systems for passenger and truck tires as well as related tire warranties, customer benefit programs and reseller customer retention programs.

Sentinel Capital Partners
Recapitalized Sonny’s Enterprises, Inc. (Tamarac, FL, US), a manufacturer of conveyorized car washing equipment.

Transom Capital
Acquired American Driveline Systems (Horsham, PA, US), the franchisor of AAMCO and Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care brands. The Company is also a remanufacturer of transmissions and related parts through its Global Powertrain Systems division.

Chemical Manufacturing

Arlington Capital Partners
Acquired Molecular Products (Harlow, Essex, UK), a manufacturer of advanced chemistry-based products focused primarily on chemical technologies for the treatment of breathable gases.

Edgewater Capital Partners
Acquired DanChem Technologies (Danville, VA, US), a custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products.

TA Associates
Invested in Shilpa Medicare Limited (Raichur, IN), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and formulations for generic medications in two key segments – Oncology and Non-Oncology.

Building Products

Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Acquired Novo Building Products (Grand Rapids, MI, US), a manufacturer and distributor of mouldings, stair parts, doors and other specialty building products.

H.I.G. Capital
Invested in Royo Group (Valencia, ES), a manufacturer and distributor of bathroom furnishings and appliances.

Wynnchurch Capital
Acquired Rosboro (Springfield, OR, US), an integrated forest products operation producing a wide variety of products including laminated beams (glulam for residential and light commercial construction), studs (home building market), and veneer (plywood and LVL production).