Reuters – Palladium Puts Taco Bueno on the Block

Mexican restaurant chain Taco Bueno has hired North Point Advisors to advise on a sale of the company, which could be valued at as much as $175 million, writes Reuters. Taco Bueno’s owner Palladium Equity Partners declined to comment through a spokesperson and North Point Advisors and Taco Bueno could not be reached for comment, […]

Palladium Equity Partners Backs Sahale Snacks

Palladium Equity Partners has made a follow-on investment in Seattle-based health food company Sahale Snacks. Terms of the investment were not released. Palladium has a “significant minority stake” in the company. The firm first invested in Sahale Snacks in 2007.

Palladium Recaps ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Palladium Equity Partners has recapped ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a provider of vehicle damage repair services based in Minneapolis. Terms of the deal were not released. ABRA was formed in 1984.

Palladium Equity Acquires Jordan Healthcare

Private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners has acquired Jordan Healthcare Holdings, a provider of home healthcare services in Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Formed in 1975, Jordan Healthcare provides personal care, home management and skilled nursing services across Texas. Palladium, based in New York, focuses on investments in the U.S. Hispanic marketplace.

Palladium Equity Partners Promotes Three

New York-based private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners has promoted three members of its investment team. Luis Zaldivar is now managing director. Zaldivar joined Palladium in 2004 and focuses on consumer, food and restaurant investments. Erik Scott has also been promoted to managing director. He joined the firm in 2005 and focuses on business and industrial services investments. Rafael Ortiz has been promoted to Principal. Ortiz joined Palladium in 2006 and focuses on healthcare and industrial services.

Palladium to Take Dividend from Wise Foods After Auction Fails

There’s only a few weeks left until the end of the year and the payout parade continues.

Yesterday, Wise Foods said it had completed a $48 million credit facility to pay a dividend to its shareholders and to refinance existing debt. Wise Foods is owned by Palladium Equity Partners, a New York buyout shop.

The dividend recap comes as Wise Foods apparently couldn’t find a buyer. Earlier this year, Palladium put Wise Foods up for sale. Piper Jaffray was advising. In August, I was told that the auction wasn’t progressing well. Palladium was seeking a high price for Wise but competitive concerns were hampering the process. It looks like the auction failed since Wise Foods has instead opted for a dividend recap.

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