Charterhouse exits Card Factory

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP has sold its stake in Card Factory plc to unnamed investors. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in the UK, Card Factory is a greeting cards and gifts retailer.

IBCF buys minority stake in Berry Aviation

San Marcos, Texas-based Berry Aviation Inc, a provider of air carrier and concierge services, has raised $24 million in funding. The investors included Independent Bankers Capital Fund III LP, which acquired a minority stake in Berry as a result of their investment.

NewSpring invests in USPack

NewSpring Capital has made an undisclosed investment in USPack Logistics. Based in New York City, USPack is a logistics company that provides same-day and next-day delivery services.

Vista backs Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies

Vista Equity Partners has acquired a minority stake in Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Lone Wolf is a provider of residential real estate software and solutions in North America.

IPC completes Bendon acquisition

Irving Place Capital has closed its buy of Ashland, Ohio-based Bendon Inc, a provider of children’s coloring and activity products. The seller was The Wicks Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Robert W. Baird & Company provided financial advice to Wicks on the transaction.

Seacoast Capital refinances Amerit

Seacoast Capital has recapitalized Amerit Fleet Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Amerit is a fleet maintenance services provider.

Dunedin invests in Blackrock PM

Dunedin has acquired a “significant” minority stake in Blackrock Programme Management, a London-based provider of construction consulting services. No financial terms were disclosed.

TowerBrook to acquire J.Jill from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital

TowerBrook Capital Partners LP has agreed to buy fashion retailer J.Jill. The sellers are Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Paula Bennett will continue as president and CEO of J.Jill. Morgan Stanley and Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to J.Jill on the deal while Macquarie Group was financial advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners.

Stone Point Capital recaps Black Mountain Systems

Stone Point Capital has led a majority recapitalization of Black Mountain Systems, a provider of data and process management solutions for financial firm and asset managers. No financial terms were disclosed. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey advised Black Mountain Systems on the transaction.


Marlin Equity buys e-MDs

Marlin Equity Partners said Monday it has acquired e-MDs Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Austin-based e-MDs provides electronic medical record and practice management software and services to ambulatory care organizations. Marlin has merged e-MDs with MDeverywhere, a portfolio company.

Alcidion raises $1.5 mln

Alcidion Corp. said Tuesday it has raised $1.5 million from Blue Sky Private Equity, Allure Capital and Alcidion co-founders Ray Blight and Malcolm Pradhan. Alcidion, of Australia, is a health informatics company. Blue Sky Private Equity previously invested $2.4 million in Alcidion in 2012.

Protector Holdings buys Oasis South Insurance Service

Protector Holdings has acquired Oasis South Insurance Services. Financial terms weren’t announced. Protector is a joint venture of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Dowling Capital Partners. San Diego-based Oasis South provides insurance services to Hispanic consumers, writing auto, motorcycle, RV, boat, homeowners and renters insurance coverage.

Ice Mobility raises $65 mln

Ice Mobility has raised $65 million in debt and equity growth capital from Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Hawthorn Equity Partners. Vernon Hills, Illinois-based Ice Mobility distributes wireless products and provides supply-chain solutions. News of the financing was announced by Intrepid Investment Bankers which advised on the deal.

YapStone raises $60 mln

YapStone said Tuesday it closed a $60 million financing package from Comerica Bank and Bregal Sagemount. Walnut Creek, Calif.-based YapStone is a provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions for large vertical markets and online marketplaces. Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to YapStone.

CPPIB, Hermes Infrastructure to invest $2.4 bln in Associates British Ports

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hermes Infrastructure said Tuesday they have agreed to invest about 1.6 billion pounds (US$2.4 billion) for a minimum stake of 30 percent of Associated British Ports. The investors may buy a further 3.33 percent subject to pre-emption rights. The sellers are GS Infrastructure Partners and Infracapital, while Borealis Infrastructure and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) remain as ABP shareholders. ABP is the U.K.’s leading ports group; it owns and operates 21 ports in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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