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Gryphon Closes Sales of TrustHouse to Elior

Gryphon Investors has completed the sale of TrustHouse Services Group, a Charlotte, N.C.-based contract food service provider, to Elior SCA. Financial terms weren’t announced. Gryphon invested in TrustHouse in 2008. The sale to Elicor was announced in March.

Synteract and Harrison Clinical Research Close Deal

Synteract, a full-service contract research organization has completed its acquisition of Harrison Clinical Research to form a new multinational business – SynteractHCR. Synteract is a portfolio company of San Francisco-based Gryphon Investors.

Synteract Inks Buy of Harrison Clinical

Synteract, which is backed by Gryphon Investors, has agreed to buy Harrison Clinical Research. Financial terms were not announced. Munich, Germany-based Harrison is a clinical research company.

Envision EMI Names Richards CEO

John B. Richards has been named CEO of Envision EMI, the educational programs provider. Most recently, he served as CEO of Gift Corp. He replaces Will Lynn, partner & EVP of Gryphon Investors, who remains as Envision EMI’s president. Lynn had been serving as interim CEO. PRESS RELEASE: Richards Brings More than 30 Years of […]

Trusthouse Merges with Lindley Food

TrustHouse Services Group, which is backed by Gryphon Investors, has merged with Lindley Food Service. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. New Haven, Conn.-based Lindley Food specializes in the education and healthcare food service sector. Trusthouse also provides food services and manages over 420 client accounts across 34 states. PRESS RELEASE TrustHouse Services Group, a leading Healthcare, […]

Gryphon Investors Buys K&N Engineering

Middle-market private equity firm Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in Riverside, Calif.-based K&N Engineering, a provider of air and oil filtration products for the automobile industry. Terms of the deal were not released.


Babson Capital Backs Trinity

Babson Capital Management, an investment management firm based in Springfield and Boston, Mass., and Charlotte, N.C. has provided $7.2 million of mezzanine debt financing to support Gryphon Investors’ acquisition of Trinity Consultants. Dallas-based Trinity Consultants, with offices nationwide and in China and the Middle East, is an environmental consulting company specializing in industrial air quality […]

Gryphon Investors Completes Trinity Deal

Middle-market private equity shop Gryphon Investors has completed its acquisition of Trinity Consultants. Terms of the deal were not released. Trinity is a Dallas-based provider of air quality compliance and permitting services. Gryphon Investors is based in San Francisco. As part of the deal, NXT Capital announced Wednesday that it provided a $45 million senior credit facility to fund the acquisition.

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