Goldman, Vestar to buy Hearthside Food from Wind Point Partners

Wind Point Partners has agreed to sell Hearthside Food Solutions to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Downers Grove, Ill.-based Hearthside Food is an independent bakery and a full service contract manufacturer of grain-based food and snack products. Barclays provided financial advice to Wind Point Partners and Hearthside Food Solutions.


Northern Trust expands alternatives group

Northern Trust has expanded its alternatives group with two appointments focused on investment opportunities in venture capital and secondary markets for private equity. James R. ‘Trey’ Hart III joined Northern Trust from Greenspring Associates and Adam R. Freda was previously at Wind Point Partners.

Pritzker Group Hires Wind Point’s Michael Nelson

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.

Nonni’s Acquires La Dolce Vita

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 Capital Provides Credit Facility to Hilex Poly

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.

Wind Point Recaps Hearthside Food with $400 Mln GE Antares Loan

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 […]


Court Square Buys Physiotherapy Associates

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 […]

Nonni’s Buys THINaddictives

Nonni’s, which is backed by Wind Point Partners, has acquired  THINaddictives. Financial terms weren’t announced. THINaddictives makes specialty thin biscotti.

Wind Point Buys Interface Solutions

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.

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