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Berkshire Partners and Glen Senk join forces

Berkshire Partners and Glen T. Senk, a retail and consumer executive are partnering to co-invest in high-growth retail and consumer businesses. Berkshire Partners has initially committed $350 million to future investments alongside Senk and his newly-formed firm, Front Row Partners, where he serves as chairman and CEO.

Wood Partners Sells Alta Aspen Grove to Berkshire Property Advisors – Corrected

Alta Aspen Grove, a 280-unit luxury garden-style apartment community in Littleton, Colo., has been sold by Wood Partners to Berkshire Partners Berkshire Property Advisors. Located on 17.5 acres at 7317 South Platte River Parkway in Littleton, Alta Aspen Grove was designed to be eco-friendly, transit-oriented and packed with high-end amenities. The Denver office of Moran & Company represented Wood Partners in the sale.

TransDigm Group Acquires AmSafe Global

TransDigm Group has acquired AmSafe Global, a supplier of proprietary safety and restraint equipment used primarily in the global aerospace industry. AmSafe is being purchased for approximately $750 million in cash from a group controlled by Berkshire Partners and Greenbriar Equity Group. PRESS RELEASE TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) announced today a definitive agreement to […]

Ares Announced Three Deals from Q4

New York-based Ares Capital Corp. announced three financing commitments to new portfolio companies in the fourth quarter of 2011, totaling $640 million. The firm served as administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner in a senior secured credit facility to support the refinancing of Grocery Outlet Inc. by Berkshire Partners. The firm also acted as administrative agent in a second lien term loan to support the acquisition of Essent Healthcare by Warburg Pincus-backed RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. Finally, Ares served as administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner in a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of WorldStrides by The Carlyle Group.

Berkshire Promotes Whelan to MD

Berkshire Partners appointed E.J. Whelan an MD effective January 1. Whelan joined Berkshire in 2005 and has focused on consumer products, retail and business services companies.

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