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Sentinel Capital Partners acquires PlayCore

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired PlayCore. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, PlayCore designs commercial playground, park, recreation, performance and specialty equipment.

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Sentinel Capital Partners buys Newk’s Holding Company

Lower middle market private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Newk’s Holding Company. No financial terms were disclosed. Arlington Capital Advisors acted as financial advisor to Newk’s on the deal. Newk’s Holding Company owns and operates the Newk’s Eatery franchise.

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Caster Manufacturer

Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused on middle market companies, has acquired a Chicago-based caster manufacturer called the Colson Group from the Pritzker family. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Colson — which operates 35 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 15 countries, where it produces wheels for heavy objects […]

Sentinel Capital Buys Huddle House

Sentinel Capital Partners, a buyout shop focusing on lower middle-market deals, has acquired restaurant chain Huddle House Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Atlanta, Huddle House was formed in 1964, and operates in the Southeastern U.S. PRESS RELEASE Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising, lower […]

Sentinel Capital Partners Sells Inscape Publishing

Lower mid-market investment firm Sentinel Capital Partners, has sold Inscape Publishing, a provider of assessment products that develop interpersonal skills. Inscape was acquired by John Wiley & Sonsin a transaction valued at $85 million. PRESS RELEASE Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising, lower middle market companies, today announced the sale […]

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John Wiley & Sons Buys Inscape Publishing from Sentinel Capital

Sentinel Capital Partners has sold Inscape Publishing to John Wiley & Sons in a deal valued at $85 million. Minneapolis-based Inscape provides assessment and training products that develop interpersonal skills. PRESS RELEASE Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising, lower middle market companies, today announced the sale of Inscape Publishing, a […]

Sentinel Snaps up WellSpring Pharmaceutical

New York-based middle market PE firm Sentinel Capital Partners will acquire WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp., a maker of specialty prescription and over the counter drugs. Ancor Capital Partners joined the PE firm in the deal.

Slideshow: Restaurant Bankruptcies Make PE Queasy

Two restaurant companies owned by Sun Capital Partners Inc. recently filed for bankruptcy, highlighting the risks for the many sponsors that have bought into the cyclical sector in recent months, Buyouts reports in its upcoming issue. Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp. and Real Mex Restaurants Inc. filed for bankruptcy within days of each other, citing a […]

Sentinel Capital Backs National Spine & Pain Centers

Sentinel Capital Partners, a buyout shop focusing on the lower-middle market, has recapitalized National Spine & Pain Centers, providing an undisclosed amount of funding. Rockville, Maryland-based National Spine provides management services to physicians specializing in interventional pain management procedures.

PE-backed LTI Flexible Products Buys Boyd Corp.

LTI Flexible Products, which is backed by lower middle-market investor Sentinel Capital Partners, has acquired Boyd Corp., a designer and manufacturer of sealing and energy management products. LTI is a designer and manufacturer of extruded, die-cut, and molded flexible rubber and plastic sealing systems and related components. Terms of the deal were not released.

Sentinel Capital Partners Adds Brian Davis

Middle-market buyout firm Sentinel Capital Partners has added Brian Davis to lead its new investment sourcing efforts. Previously, Davis was a partner and managing director at McColl Partners, a middle market investment banking firm. Earlier he worked at DeWolff Boberg & Associates, a management consulting firm. Sentinel Capital is based in New York.

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Registration To Cost PE Firms Close To $1B This Year–Commenter

The full cost of having to register as investment advisers has really started to sink in with buyout shops. Olympus Partners puts the figure for itself at $500,000 to $600,000 by late spring, not counting annual costs beyond (see other estimates below). Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, buyout firms with […]

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