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.


Linden Capital closes Spear Education buy

Linden Capital Partners has completed its buy of Spear Education. Financial terms weren’t announced. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Spear provides post-graduate dental continuing education content to dentists and specialists around the country. Brentwood Capital Advisors provided financial advice to Spear. Golub Capital provided debt financing.


Buyout loan trends may reflect Fed, OCC disparities: TRLPC

Scrutiny by U.S. regulators is reshaping the leveraged loan market as bankers complain that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency enforces leveraged lending guidance more stringently than the Federal Reserve, sister service Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp reports.


J.H. Whitney acquires C.J. Foods

C.J. Foods has been acquired by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners. Golub Capital acted as sole bookrunner and administrative agent and provided a GOLD financing to support the acquisition. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Bern, KS., C.J. Foods is a custom manufacturer of super-premium dry pet foods for dogs, cats, and other household pets.


Harvest Partners invests in Athletico

Athletico Physical Therapy has received undisclosed funding from New York private equity firm Harvest Partners. GE Capital, Ares Capital Corp. and Golub Capital arranged senior debt financing for the transaction. White & Case, McDermott Will & Emery and Marwood Group provided advice to Harvest while Jefferies, Abrams & Steinberg and Harrison & Held advised Athletico. Based in Chicago, Athletico is a physical therapy business that has 80 clinics throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Smashburger Closes on $35 Million Funding Round

Smashburger, the Denver-based restaurant chain, has closed on $35 million in financing care of Golub Capital, a provider of loan financing to middle-market companies. Smashburger intends to use the line of credit to finance its growth plans, including opening 50 to 60 companies and franchise locations this year. The company has between 200 and 250 […]

Crabb Joins Golub Capital

Brian Crabb has joined Golub Capital as an MD in the firm’s middle market lending group. Most recently, Crabb was an MD-team lead for Fifth Third Bancorp.

Golub Capital Supports ABRY Partners’ Acquisition of SourceMedical

The middle market financing firm Golub Capital has provided a $25 million second lien term loan to support the acquisition of SourceMedical Solutions by the private equity firm ABRY Partners. SourceMedical provides outpatient information and revenue cycle management services for ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics nationwide.

Golub Capital Provides Loan Backing Windjammer’s Buy of GCS

Golub Capital has provided a senior debt facility to support Windjammer Capital Investors’ buy of Global Claims Services. GCS is an insurance service provider that helps property insurance carriers settle claims through its ITEL and ICC subsidiaries. PRESS RELEASE Golub Capital, as Administrative Agent, announced today that it provided a senior debt facility to support the […]

Pentech Sold to Norwest

Norwest Equity Partners has acquired Pentech Holdings from DW Healthcare Partners, Frazier Healthcare and Pentec management. Pentec is a provider of specialty pharmaceutical products and services outside of the hospital setting. Additional financing for this transaction was provided by Norwest Mezzanine Partners, Madison Capital Funding, Golub Capital, Zions Bank, and CIT Group. PRESS RELEASE Norwest […]

Golub Provides Senior Notes In The Atlas Group Refinancing

Golub Capital said Wednesday that it provided $18.9 million in subordinated notes for the refinancing of The Atlas Group. Wichita, Kan.-based The Atlas Group makes high precision machine parts, assemblies, and replacement parts for aerospace original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. The Atlas Group is a portfolio company of Graham Partners. PRESS RELEASE Golub […]

Slideshow: Howdy, Dallas Shindigers!

Thanks to everyone who came out to peHUB’s Dallas Shindig last night. About 150 of ya’ll turned out at the Uptown Bar & Grill to knock back beers and nosh on sliders, wings and “floutitas.” This was our fourth Shindig this year, with previous events in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. We’ll be sure […]

So Long For Now to The $10 Bln LBO

M&A is slowing and don’t expect any large $10 billion LBOs this year.

Such was the gist of a recent Morningstar report, “Making Sense of M&A Amid Market Turbulence.”

In it Morningstar is taking a much more sober view of the M&A market than it did earlier this year. Then, Morningstar was very upbeat about merger prospects and forecast the return of blockbuster deals. It also believed the credit markets were primed for increased takeover activity.

Riverside Co. Buys Sunless Inc.

The Riverside Co. has acquired Sunless Inc. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Sunless, of Macedonia, Ohio, makes spray tanning booths, airbrush equipment and retail products. GE Antares Capital and Golub Capital provided senior debt. Audax Mezzanine provided subordinated debt.

Goode Partners Recaps Chuy’s

Goode Partners has recapped Chuy’s Holdings, a restaurant chain focused on “home-cooked” Mexican cuisine. Golub Capital provided $67.5 million in debt financing to support the recap, according to a statement. Goode Partners is a New York PE firm.

Slideshow: New York City Shindig Photos!

You came, you drank beer, you ate hot wings … and sliders … and tiny sandwiches … and potato skins. Hey, it was a party, so the calories don’t count.

About 225 of you turned out last night for peHUB’s New York City Shindig at Conolly’s Pub and Restaurant on West 45th Street.

Not only do you look marvelous — judging by the photos in our slideshow — you’re a generous group. As part of the Shindig, you donated $3,000 to Children International, a humanitarian group that helps fight poverty.

A big thanks to the folks over at Golub Capital for sponsoring the event.

See you at the next Shindig in Chicago in June!

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