J.W. Childs to Make Roughly 5x Their Money with CHG Sale

Once a firm passes into zombieland can it ever come back? J.W. Childs Associates may have something to say about that. Leonard Green & Partners and Ares Management are buying CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing firm, that is majority owned by J.W. Childs.

Ares Management to Buy Smart & Final in $975 Mln Deal: UPDATED

Ares Management has agreed to buy a majority stake in Smart & Final Holdings in a deal valued at $975 million. Senior management is retaining a minority stake. The seller was Apollo Global Management. Commerce, Calif.-based Smart & Final is smaller store, warehouse-style, “no membership fee,” multi-format retailer that serves both households and smaller businesses. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank Securities are providing debt financing. UPDATE: Robert Robison, R. Alec Dawson, Juan Damian Guzman and Andrew Milano of Morgan Lewis provided legal advice to Smart & Final. Dan Mandel, Dan Fetters and Thomas Amster of Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to Smart & Final. Michael Woronoff and Daniel Ganitsky of Proskauer Rose supplied legal advice to Ares.

New York City Commits $600M to Ares, Trilantic, Palladium

New York City’s five pension funds made $600 million in fresh commitments to three private equity funds, according to a spokesman for the New York City Comptroller’s Bureau of Asset Management, which manages their assets. As of June 30, 2012, the five pensions had combined assets of $122 billion. The three new commitments are $300 […]

Ares Management Set to Announce First Close on Fund IV

A senior executive at Ares Management said the firm plans to announce a first close on its new $4 billion buyout and growth capital fund, Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund IV LP, during the first quarter of 2012. Ares is known for investing in such high profile firms as GNC Holdings, 99-Cent Only Stores and the Serta and Simmons Bedding Companies….


99-Cent Only Acquired by Ares and CPPIB

99-Cent Only Stores has been acquired by affiliates of Ares Management, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Gold/Schiffer family for $22.00 per share in cash. Founded in 1982, 99-Cent Only Stores currently operates 292 stores consisting of 214 stores in California, 36 in Texas, 29 in Arizona, and 13 in Nevada. PRESS RELEASE 99-Cent […]

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