Gridiron Capital Backs TharpeRobbins

TharpeRobbins Company Inc., a developer of employee attraction and retention programs, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Gridiron Capital. The deal also included one-stop debt and equity co-investment from Maranon Capital.

Fundraising Updates: Snow Phipps, Baird, Northern Trust, Thayer Hidden Creek, Rockland, Maranon Mezz

The following seven pieces of fundraising news have been culled from recent SEC filings:

Thayer Hidden Creek, a Washington, DC, and Minneapolis-based lower middle market private equity firm, is raising its second fund. Thayer Hidden Creek Partners II, L.P. has a target of $350 million. The fund has raised $84.8 million from 10 investors to date. Berchwood Partners is listed as a placement agent to the fund.

Baird Capital Partners is raising its fifth buyout fund. The fund was formed in 2008, and its target is listed as $376.2 million. The firm has closed on $130 million as of February 8. Thomas Capital Group, Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co. itself have been listed as placement agents to the fund.

Rockland Capital is raising a fund called Rockland Power Partners LP. The vehicle was formed in 2008 and has collected $100.4 million in commitments from 19 investors as of February 9. The fund has a $500 million target. Berchwood Partners is serving as the firm’s placement agent. Rockland, based in Houston and New York, was formed in 2003 to acquire and develop selected investment opportunities in the North American and European power and energy infrastructure markets.

Maranon Could Wrap Mezz Fund By Fall

Chicago-based Maranon Capital is hoping to hold the next close for its first mezzanine fund in the August-September timeframe, according to a source familiar with the situation. The shop, which launched Maranon Mezzanine Fund LP in early 2008, is targeting $250 million. It held a first close at roughly $93 million in July 2008, and […]

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