SQAD buys Workhorse Software

SQAD, which is backed by Clarion Capital Partners, has acquired Workhorse Software. Financial terms weren’t announced. Evanston, Ill.-based Workhorse develops media planning and plan management tools. Metronome Partners provided financial advice to Workhorse.


Graham Partners closes sale of Strata Products, Strata Proximity Systems

Graham Partners said Tuesday it closed the combined sale of Strata Products Worldwide and Strata Proximity Systems. Financial terms weren’t announced. Strata Products provides safety products and services to the mining industry. Strata Proximity makes proximity detection and collision avoidance systems for mining applications. Graham did not disclose the buyer.


Platt River forms First River Energy

Platte River Equity said Tuesday it is partnering with three midstream energy industry executives to form First River Energy. Denver-based First River will buy and develop midstream assets for the gathering of crude oil, condensates, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and other related products. The executives include Johan Thematt, Jim Imbler and Chris Philpott. Platte River didn’t disclose how much it would invest in First River but capital will come out of its third fund, Platte River Equity III LP.


J.M. Smucker to buy Sahale Snacks from Palladium

Palladium Equity Partners has agreed to sell Sahale Snacks to The J. M. Smucker Company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Seattle-based Sahale makes and markets premium, branded nut and fruit snacks, which are primarily sold in the United States under the Sahale Snacks® brand. Palladium first invested in Sahale in 2007 acquiring a “significant minority” stake. The PE firm then made a follow-on investment in 2012.


CD&R closes Mauser buy

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice said Monday that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Mauser Group. The deal is valued at $1.2 billion. Headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne, Germany, Mauser makes and supplies plastic and steel drums and intermediate bulk containers for the chemical, industrial and food and beverage industries.

Equiteq names global head of M & A

Equiteq has hired David Jorgenson as global head of M & A. Jorgenson’s experience includes working at Robert W. Baird. Equiteq is a M & A advisor for consulting firms.

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Results International announces promotion and new hire

Results International Group has promoted Julie Langley to partner. Also, the firm has hired Chris Lewis as managing director in its technology and digital media practice. Langley first joined the firm in September 2012 while Lewis is the former head of technology M&A at KPMG. Based in London, Results International advises on M&A deals and provides corporate finance advice to marketing communications and new media industries.


Bay Grove’s Lineage acquires Millard

Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics portfolio company of Bay Grove, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Millard Refrigerated Services, a national third-party warehousing and logistics company headquartered in Omaha, NE. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


JLL Partners and Royal DSM complete Dpx Holdings transaction

JLL Partners and Royal DSM, a global life sciences and materials sciences company have closed the transaction announced in November 2013 combining DSM Pharmaceutical Products and Patheon Inc into a new privately held company named DPx Holdings. With headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPX’s global footprint includes 24 global locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia.


H.I.G. Capital’s Holland Services seals AED Group deal

H.I.G. Capital portfolio company Holland Services has completed the acquisition and merger of certain assets from AED Group. Based in Denver, Colorado with field offices across the country in key energy basins, AED Group has experience researching, acquiring and servicing quality acreage for multi-national and domestic energy firms.

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