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Kinderhook celebrates 23x gain on Tectum Holdings

Kinderhook Industries has sold a majority stake in Tectum Holdings (THI) to TA Associates. The sale represents a return in excess of $300 million for Kinderhook Capital Fund II, translating to approximately 23x Kinderhook’s invested capital.

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PE-owned restaurant chain El Pollo Loco files for IPO

El Pollo Loco, which is owned by Trimaran Capital, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LOCO.” Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and Robert W. Baird & Co are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., El Pollo Loco is a fast food restaurant chain.

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PE-backed Stanadyne to sell filtration business to Clarcor for about $325 mln

Stanadyne, which is backed by Kohlberg & Company, has agreed to sell its filtration business to Clarcor for approximately $325 million. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to be completed in early May. Robert W. Baird & Co. and Ropes & Gray were financial and legal advisors, respectively, to Stanadyne. XMS Capital Partners was financial advisor to Clarcor on the deal.

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Baird invests in Workforce Insight

Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co, has made a significant investment in Denver-based Workforce Insight. The business is a provider of strategic workforce management consulting, analytics and managed services.

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PE-backed Papa Murphy’s Holdings files for IPO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will list on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “FRSH.” Jefferies, Robert W. Baird & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in Vancouver, Washington, Papa Murphy’s Holding, which is backed by Lee Equity Partners, is a pizza chain franchisor.

Baird Capital promotes Ferranti to principal

Baird Capital said Tuesday that it has promoted Roberto Ferranti from vice president to principal. Prior to working at Baird Capital, Ferranti was the vice president in the corporate recovery group of Mesirow Financial. Baird Capital is the private investment unit of Robert W. Baird & Co.

New Underwriters for Brightsource

Four new underwriters are supporting the initial public offering of BrightSource Energy, a solar company, according to a new version of the company’s prospectus filed with regulators. Barclays Capital, Lazard Capital Markets, Robert W. Baird & Co. and Raymond James & Associates have joined the underwriting consortium, which is led by Goldman Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets and Deutsche Bank Securities, the filing shows.

Leerink Swann Hires Bill Suddath as Managing Director

The Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Swann has brought aboard Bill Suddath as a managing director. Suddath will establish and lead the firm’s healthcare IT and technology-enabled services franchise. Suddath joins Leerink Swann from Robert W. Baird & Co., where he was a managing director. PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare investment bank Leerink Swann announced that Bill Suddath […]

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