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Naseem joins Mason Wells

Dr. Asif Naseem has joined Mason Wells as an Executive Operating Partner. Dr. Naseem most recently served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle.

Mason Wells Appoints Executive MD

Mid-market buyout firm Mason Wells has announced the appointment Thomas G. Smith to the role of executive managing director, replacing John T. Byrnes, who has held the position since the inception of the firm in 1998. As executive managing director, Smith will be responsible for day-to-day investment activities of the funds under management by Mason Wells, including the management of new investment activities and the oversight of portfolio development efforts.

Mason Wells Buys Whitehall Specialties

Mason Wells has acquired Whitehall Specialties. Financial terms were not announced. Northleaf Capital, PPM America, Audax Mezzanine and company management are also investing. BMO Capital Markets and Audax are providing financing. Whitehall, of Wisconsin, produces and markets custom analog and processed cheese products.

Mason Wells Exits Oliver Products

Mason Wells has sold Oliver Products Company to an affiliate of the Berwind Group. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich, Oliver is a provider of sterile medical device and pharmaceutical packaging. The company also offers food packaging solutions and equipment to the food service industry. PRESS RELEASE Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, announced […]

Mason Wells Acquires Eddy

Mason Wells has acquired Eddy Packing Co. The business will be owned by Mason Wells, management and other co-investors. Headquartered in Yoakum, Texas, Eddy is a processor of beef, pork and poultry products. PRESS RELEASE Mason Wells announced today that it has closed on an acquisition of Eddy Packing Co., Inc. (“Eddy”). The business will […]

Mason Wells Completes Buy of Eddy Packing

Mason Wells said Wednesday that it has closed its buy of Eddy Packing. Financial terms weren’t announced. Co-investors included Scott McNair, Akoya Capital, Hancock Capital Partners and the former owners of Eddy. Yoakum, Texas-based Eddy is a premier processor of beef, pork and poultry products. BMO Capital Markets, Zions Bank and Associated Bank provided senior financing. Hancock Capital Partners provided mezz debt.

Mason Wells Invests in Paris Presents

Private equity firm Mason Wells has invested an undisclosed amount into Gurnee, Illinois-based Paris Presents Inc., a maker of branded and private label personal care products. Mason Wells, along with Paris Presents’ existing management team, acquired the company from previous owners the Zall family. No terms of the deal were released.

Mason Wells buys Appleton Performance Packaging

Private equity firm Mason Wells, based in Milwaukee, WI, has bought Appleton Performance Packaging from Appleton Papers, Inc. Mason Wells will rename the business NEX Performance Films, Inc. The details of the deal were not disclosed. Mason Wells recently closed on a $525 million equity fund called Mason Wells Buyout Fund III.

Mason Wells Secures Big First Close

Private equity firm Mason Wells has held a strong first close on its third buyout fund. According to a regulatory filing, the growth equity firm has closed on $325 million in commitments from 18 investors. A source familiar with the situation said the fund has a target of $400 million with a hard cap of […]

Pre-Marketed Funds “Officially” Enter Market

Judging by anecdotal evidence and dismal Q3 numbers, not too many buyout firms are testing the fundraising market these days. But according to sources, there are a few brave souls out gathering investor commitments, and they have one thing in common. Firms that spent time pre-marketing their fund are finding the time right to officially […]

Oliver Medical Adds On

Oliver Medical LLC, a portfolio company of Mason Wells, has acquired TOLAS Healthcare Packaging, a maker of sterile-grade packaging. No financial terms were disclosed.

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