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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.

BB&T Capital Backs Linden Capital’s Young Innovations Deal

Young Innovations has been acquired by Linden Capital Partners. BB&T Capital Partners also invested equity to support the acquisition. Young Innovations is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumable and diagnostic supplies and equipment for dental professionals and consumers.

Linden Capital Partners Adds Operating Partner to Team

Linden Capital Partners has added Eran Broshy as an operating partner. Broshy joins Linden from Providence Equity Partners and will work closely with Linden’s team focusing on investments in the provider, payer, and pharmaceutical services spaces.

Maranon Capital Backs Young Innovations

Maranon Capital has completed a mezzanine debt investment in Young Innovations to support affiliates of Linden Capital Partners in a public–to-private transaction valued at approximately $314 million. Maranon was agent for the lenders who provided a $65 million mezzanine tranche. Maranon also co-invested preferred and common equity in the transaction alongside Linden.

HYCOR Biomedical Sells Urinalysis Business

HYCOR Biomedical, a manufacturer and marketer of in vitro diagnostic products for the global allergy and autoimmune markets, has sold its urinalysis business to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, Laurel Crown Partners, and StoneCreek Capital. HYCOR is a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners.

Northwestern Management Services Purchases Silver Lakes Dental Center

Northwestern Management Services, a dental service organization and portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Dental Center of Silver Lakes, a general and multi-specialty dental practice located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dental Center of Silver Lakes will continue to operate under its existing name.

SeraCare Life Sciences Divests Biorepository Business

SeraCare Life Sciences, a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners, has sold its biorepository, biobanking and laboratory services business to Precision Health Holdings. The Maryland-based business includes biorepository and biobanking services and certain laboratory services.

Rhodes Joins Linden as Operating Partner

Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare, has appointed Bill Rhodes as an operating partner. Rhodes joins Linden from Becton, Dickinson and Company and will work closely with Linden’s investment team in the diagnostics and life science tools sectors.

Linden Capital Partners Acquires Northwestern Management Services

Northwestern Management Services (NMS), which provides management and administrative services and facilities for the Gentle Dental Group, has been sold to Linden Capital Partners, a healthcare focused middle market private equity firm. NMS was majority owned by the Beekman Group and its founder David Willens. Gentle Dental Group, another portfolio company of the Beekman Group, has also been sold to Dental services business Gentle Dental has been sold to Linden Capital Partners. Terms of both deals were not disclosed.

Gentle Dental Sold to Linden Capital Partners

Dental services business Gentle Dental has been sold to Linden Capital Partners. Gentle Dental was a portfolio company of The Beekman Group. Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Gentle Dental.

Linden’s Drayer Sold to GS Capital

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, a physical rehabilitation business, has been sold to GS Capital Partners. Drayer was a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners, who backed the company in a 2008 recapitalization along with management. Harris Williams & Co acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Drayer. PRESS RELEASE Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent […]

SeraCare Life Sciences Strikes Linden Deal–UPDATED

Chicago-based private equity firm Linden Capital Partners struck a $4-per-share, $81 million deal to acquire SeraCare Life Sciences, the listed maker of products for human and animal diagnostics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012. UPDATE: William Blair & Co. provided financial advice to Linden. The deal team included Brent […]

Linden Capital Buys SeraCare in $81M Deal

Buyout shop Linden Capital Partners is paying roughly $80.8 million to buy SeraCare Life Sciences Inc., Reuters reported. The $4.00-per-share deal represents a premium of nearly 12% to SeraCare’s Friday’s close on the Nasdaq. SeraCare supplies diagnostic control products for HIV, plasma-derived reagents and contract research services. (Reuters) – SeraCare Life Sciences Inc said it […]

Odyssey Investment Partners Acquires BarrierSafe Solutions–CORRECTED

The New York-based middle market firm Odyssey Investments Investment Partners has acquired disposable glove maker BarrierSafe Solutions International from Linden Capital Partners and The Edgewater Funds. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. BarrierSafe, founded in 1999, is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. *An earlier version of this story mis-identified Odyssey Investment Partners. PRESS RELEASE: Odyssey Investment […]

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