Graham Whaling joins Avista as energy industry exec

Avista Capital Partners has appointed Graham Whaling as an industry executive focused on energy investments. Whaling was recently CEO of Parkman Whaling, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm that he co-founded in 2007.


PE-owned LMI files for IPO

Lantheus Holdings, the parent company of LMI, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LNTH.” Citigroup Global Markets and Jefferies are serving as the lead underwriters. Headquartered in North Billerica, Mass., LMI, which is owned by Avista Capital Partners, is a maker of diagnostic imaging agents.

Blue Sage Capital promotes two to vice president

Austin, Texas-based private equity firm Blue Sage Capital has promoted Jonathan Pearce and Eric Weiner to vice president. Previously, Pearce worked at Avista Capital Partners while Weiner joined Blue Sage Capital in August 2013 after receiving his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Pamlico-backed Clarity buys South Dakota cable properties for about $262 mln

Clarity Telecom, which is backed by Pamlico Capital, has agreed to acquire WOW!’s Rapid City and Sioux Fall, South Dakota broadband assets for approximately $262 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the late third or early fourth quarter of 2014. RBC Capital Markets was financial advisor to WOW! on the deal. WOW!, which is owned by Avista Capital Partners, is a provider of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone service in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


Laredo Energy snags $130 mln

Laredo Energy said Wednesday that it has received $130 million in private equity commitments from Avista Capital Partners and Liberty Energy Holdings, which is managed by Old Ironsides Energy. According to the company, the financing will be used to support its drilling program. Laredo Energy acquires and develops natural gas and oil reserves in South Texas and East Central Texas.


Avista invests in SEACOR

Avista Capital Partners has acquired a non-controlling ownership stake in SEACOR for approximately $150 million in cash. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, SEACOR is a provider of marine transportation equipment and logistics solutions.

Water Street appoints Katie Ossman to VP

Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused on the healthcare industry, has appointed Katie Ossman to vice president. Ossman will support Water Street with identifying new investment opportunities, and developing and implementing strategic plans to expand its group of health care companies. Prior to Water Street, Ossman worked as an associate with Avista Capital Partners, where she focused on investments in the health care, consumer and industrials sectors.

John Cannon Named Acting CFO of ConvaTec

ConvaTec, a privately-held developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies, has named John Cannon as acting chief financial officer of the company. Cannon succeeds Edward Borkowski, who has left the company, which is owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners.

ACP in Cash Tender Offer for Telular Shares

Avista Capital Partners has commenced the previously announced cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Telular Corporation at a price of $12.61 net per share, without interest and less applicable withholding taxes thereon. Telular Corporation provides remote monitoring and asset tracking solutions for business and residential customers.

Avista Sells Anthony to Dover

Avista Capital Partners has completed the sale of Anthony International to Dover Corporation for $602.5 million. Anthony is a global manufacturer of glass doors and related products serving the global commercial refrigeration market.

Avista Capital Partners Appoints Healthcare Exec

Avista Capital Partners has appointed Brian Markison as a healthcare industry executive. has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals sector, most recently as president and chief executive officer of Fougera Pharmaceuticals, a dermatology-focused pharmaceuticals company that was spun off from Nycomed A/S in 2011 and sold to Sandoz, the generics division of […]

Partners Group and Avista Capital Team Up to Acquire Strategic Partners

Partners Group and Avista Capital Partners have backed the management buyout of Strategic Partners, a US-based manufacturer of medical uniforms, medical footwear and school uniforms. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Strategic Partners’ management team, Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, and Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity […]

WOW! to Buy Knology in $1.5 Bln Deal

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, which is backed by Avista Capital Partners, has agreed to buy Knology for $19.75 a share or about $1.5 billion. Knology is a cable company that serves 10 markets in the Southeast and three markets in the midwest. Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Bank […]

Anthony Buys Big Services

Anthony, a manufacturer of glass doors and related products, has acquired the assets of Big Services Inc., a provider of remodeling and equipment installation services. Terms of the deal were not released. Based in Sylmar, Calif., Anthony is a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE Anthony, the world’s largest and most technologically advanced […]

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