Private Equity – Investment Trends
The trending private equity investment sectors for April 2017 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.
Acquired Ellison Bakery (Fort Wayne, IN, US), an industrial bakery that produces cookies, cookie crunches and inclusion products for the industrial market, food service industry, and retail / private label space.
Palladium Equity Partners
Invested in Kar Nut Products Company (Madison Heights, MI, US), a manufacturer of branded trail mix, marketed under Kar’s and Second Nature brands.
Swander Pace Capital
Acquired Passport Food Group (Ontario, CA, US), a manufacturer and distributor of internationally-flavored foods to foodservice and retail channels in North America.
Invested in CREADIS (Skanderborg, DK), a provider of precision engineering and management consulting in North America.
Greenbriar Equity Group
Invested in Whitcraft Group (Eastford, CT, US), a manufacturer of highly-engineered precision formed sheet metal, precision machined, and sheet metal fabricated flight-critical components for commercial and military aerospace engines.
Littlejohn & Co.
Acquired Maysteel Industries (Allenton, WI, US), a designer, engineerer and manufacturer of custom, precision, OEM sheet metal enclosures, electrical cabinets and metal fabricated assemblies.
Invested in MOOYAH (Plano, TX, US), a franchisor of fast-casual “MOOYAH” branded restaurants offering fresh, customizable burgers, hand cut fries, and real ice cream milkshakes.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Acquired Mountain Mike’s Pizza (Oakland, CA, US), a franchisor of pizza restaurants.
Oak Hill Capital Partners
Acquired Checkers Drive-In Restaurants (Tampa, FL, US), a franchisor and operator of hamburger quick-service restaurants.
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