Littlejohn & Co backs Newgistics

Littlejohn & Co has completed a significant equity investment in Newgistics, a provider of e-commerce solutions and services for brands and retailers. Newgistics will continue to operate as an independent entity, and the executive and management team will remain in place.

Broder Bros Buys Imprints Wholesale

Broder Bros, a distributor of imprintable apparel, has acquired Imprints Wholesale. The acquisition of Imprints Wholesale represents the first by Broder since 2006 and the first since private investment firm Littlejohn & Co assumed control of the board of directors in July 2012.

Littlejohn to Sell Synchronous Aerospace

Littlejohn & Co. has agreed to sell Synchronous Aerospace Group to Precision Castparts Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Synchronous supplies complex assemblies and precision components for the commercial aerospace and defense markets. Lazard advised Synchronous.

Littlejohn Promotes Greenwood, Michaud to VP

Littlejohn & Co. has promoted Drew Greenwood and Brian Michaud to Vice President. Previously, both were senior associates that joined Littlejohn, a Greenwich, Conn.-based PE firm, in 2007. PRESS RELEASE Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, announced today the promotions of Drew Greenwood and Brian W. Michaud to Vice […]

Henniges Appoints Douglas DelGrosso as CEO

Henniges Automotive Holdings, a provider of sealing and anti-vibration systems for the global automotive market has appointed Douglas DelGrosso, an experienced automotive industry executive, as CEO effective August 1. Littlejohn & Co acquired Henniges in 2010 from Wynnchurch Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration […]

Littlejohn Acquires DCLI

Greenwich-based private equity firm Littlejohn & Co has completed the acquisition of Direct ChassisLink from Maersk, a subsidiary of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. DCLI rents and leases chassis to drayage companies and steamship lines in the United States. PRESS RELEASE Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, announced today that […]

New Ownership For Contech

Contech has announced its new owners. Investors Anchorage Capital Group, Littlejohn & Co, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and Farallon Capital Management have worked with Contech, its equity partners and its senior lenders to recapitalize the company and secure long-term financing. Contech is a provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry. PRESS […]

Littlejohn Promotes Miranda

Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, has promoted Antonio Miranda from principal to managing director. Miranda joined Littlejohn in 2004. Prior to that, he served as an associate at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice where he evaluated, structured and monitored private equity investments. He was also a financial analyst at J.P. […]

Littlejohn Backs IBP

Greenwich, CT-based private equity investor Littlejohn & Co has made an investment in Installed Building Products (IBP), an installer of insulation and building products to residential and commercial customers. The investment will enhance the company’s future growth and development. PRESS RELEASE Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, and Installed […]

Littlejohn Buys SunSource Holding

Greenwich, Conn., based investment firm Littlejohn & Co. has acquired SunSource Holdings Inc., a fluid power and motion control technologies distributor. Littlejohn & Co. bought the company from a fund managed by CHS Capital LLC. Terms were not released.

Littlejohn Recaps Synventive Molding Solutions

Littlejohn & Co., the Connecticut-based private equity firm, announced Friday it has restructured Synventive Molding Solutions, maker of components for the global injection molding industry. Terms of the transaction were not publicized. Littlejohn’s Robert Davis, managing director of distressed investments, Brian Ramsay and Antonio Miranda joined Synventive’s board and the company is now majority-controlled by Littlejohn.

Littlejohn Doubles Down On Distressed Debt With $500M Side Fund

Sensing a continuing demand by limited partners to invest in distress, Greenwich, Conn., buyout shop Littlejohn & Co. is raising a $500 million side fund for non-control deals. The firm, a specialist in distress investing, has already held a first close of $16.1 million for the Littlejohn Opportunities Fund LP, a regulatory filing from January […]

PE-Backed Cosmetic Essence Names CEO

Holmdel, N.J.-based Cosmetic Essence, which is backed by private investment firm Littlejohn & Co., has named Peter Martin as its chief executive officer. Martin served in various roles at Captive Plastics from 1996 to 2008, most recently as president and C.E.O. Cosmetic Essence provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for the cosmetics, personal care and household products industries. Littlejohn is based in Greenwich, Conn.

Q1 Refinancing Near Record Levels: LPC

Debt refinancing dominated U.S. leveraged lending in the first quarter, according to data collected by Thomson Reuters LPC, a sister service of peHUB that tracks the loan market. Refinancings include dividend recapitalizations to pay dividends to sponsors as well as straightforward refinancings designed to lower a borrower’s interest rate or extend debt maturities.

Soundview Maritime Adds Mittelbach As Advisor

Soundview Maritime LLC, a private equity funded owner and operator of mid-sized container ships, has added maritime industry veteran Moritz Mittelbach as an advisor. Mittelbach worked most recently with Rickmers Holding GmbH, a group with activities in liner shipping, ship-owning, and ship management. Investors Littlejohn & Co. and Northern Shipping Funds formed Soundview in 2010. Greenwich, Connecticut-based Littlejohn & Co. is currently investing from Littlejohn Fund IV, L.P., which has more than $1.3 billion in capital commitments.

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