Madison Dearborn Partners backs Complete Innovations

Complete Innovations has secured backing from Madison Dearborn Partners. Based in Markham, Ontario, Complete Innovations is a global provider of fleet, asset and mobile workforce management solutions to over 4,000 customers worldwide.


The Riverside Company backs Tate’s Bake Shop

The Riverside Company has backed Tate’s Bake Shop, a premium cookie and baked goods provider based in Southampton, New York. Golub Capital, Crescent Capital and Triangle Capital provided financing for the transaction. Riverside was advised by Jones Day and Deloitte. TM Capital Corp, an investment banking firm with offices in New York, Boston and Atlanta, served as financial advisor to Tate’s Bake Shop.


The Jordan Company sells Casco to Amphenol Corporation

The Resolute Fund II, a private equity fund managed by The Jordan Company II, is selling Casco Automotive Group, a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies to Amphenol Corporation. The Resolute Fund II acquired Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Group in November 2012.

Vygon Group buys Medwin

Vygon Group has acquired Medwin, a company based in southern France, specialized in feeding pumps and related accessories. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Vygon is a medical devices group.

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This Tuesday morning read all about Chicago Teachers’ search for a deputy exec director, an analysis of cross border LBOs and the top five European biotech SMEs.


IK refinances Solina and seals SFK Food deal

Following its acquisition of a majority stake in food ingredients business Solina, IK Investment Partners has refinanced its debt and signed, in parallel, the acquisition of SFK Food. The business is a Danish provider of culinary and functional solutions for the food industry.

Labour Day

peHUB First Read

Here’s a Labor day edition of First Read including a look at Carlyle’s Chinese private equity activity, CalPERS seeking a private equity investment officer II, LPs expanding their alternative asset investment teams and the latest in Asian private equity activity.


Blackstone bets on African infrastructure and power

Blackstone has backed Black Rhino, an African infrastructure development company. The business was set up to develop and operate large-scale infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the energy sector.


ArcLight to construct new crude oil systems

ArcLight Capital Partners‘ portfolio company Republic Midstream has partnered with Penn Virginia Corporation to construct and operate a crude oil gathering system, a central delivery terminal complex and an intermediate takeaway pipeline. ArcLight has committed $400 million to Republic Midstream, which will be managed by two of ArcLight’s experienced midstream portfolio companies, American Midstream Partners and JP Energy Partners LP.


South Africa boosts venture capital with tax regime changes

Two proposed changes to the Income Tax Act in South Africa will have a positive impact on the venture capital industry and stimulate investment into privately owned entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa. A higher investee asset threshold, as well as a permanent investment deduction, will increase the appeal of venture capital as an investment asset class, at the same time giving a boost to small business development and job creation.

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