The Pritzker Group has hired Michael Nelson, former managing director of Wind Point Partners, to lead its investments in manufactured products. Nelson focused on specialty manufacturing at Wind Point Partners, where he served on the boards of several portfolio companies during his 10-year tenure with the firm.
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Nonni’s, a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired La Dolce Vita. Wind Point acquired Nonni’s in February 2011 in partnership with CEO Dave Beré. Based in Glendale, Ariz., La Dolce Vita manufactures artisanal Italian biscotti and specialty cookies.
GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, is serving as administrative agent for a $140 million senior credit facility to support the acquisition of Hilex Poly by Wind Point Partners. GE Capital Markets served as co-lead arranger and sole bookrunner on the transaction.
GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, said Monday it is providing a $400 million credit facility that is part of Wind Point Partners recap of Hearthside Food Solutions. Proceeds of the $400 million loan will be used to refinance debt and pay a dividend, according to Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp. Wing Point acquired [...]
Water Street Healthcare Partners and Wind Point Partners are exiting their investment in Physiotherapy Associates, selling the company to New York-based private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners. Terms were not released. Water Street and Wind Point Partners partnered to form Physiotherapy Associates in 2007. PRESS RELEASE Water Street Healthcare Partners and Wind Point Partners [...]
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based buyout shop announced today that it has bought plastics composite company Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. from Wind Point Partners.
Wind Point Partners has bought Interface Solutions in partnership with Bill Warkentin. Financial terms weren’t announced. Interface designs and makes fiber-reinforced gasket materials for automotive, heavy-duty diesel, small engine, transmission and compressor applications. Warkentin was most recently President and CEO of Titan Automotive Group.
Hearthside Food Solutions, a large, privately held bakery, has acquired Roskam Granola, a co-manufacturing business that produces granola base and range of products, including bars, mixes, and granola nut clusters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hearthside is a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, which acquired the company in 2009 in partnership with [...]
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 [...]