PWP Growth Equity backs pizza chain MOD

MOD Pizza has raised over $40 million in funding. PWP Growth Equity led the round. Cascadia Capital advised PWP Growth Equity on the transaction. In addition to funding, David Ferguson and Chip Baird of PWP Growth Equity have been appointed to MOD’s board of directors. Based in Bellevue, Washington, MOD is a pizza chain.

Harbour Point Capital and QSP invests in Oak Street Health

Harbour Point Capital and Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd have made an undisclosed investment in Oak Street Health. According to Oak Street, the capital infusion will be used for expansion in the Chicago area and other Midwest markets. Oak Street runs primary care centers in the Chicago metropolitan area that serve older adults.

GE Antares Capital supports Graham Partners’ buy of Tidel Engineering

GE Antares, a GE Capital unit, has provided a $60 million credit facility to back Graham Partners‘ acquisition of Tidel Engineering. GE Capital Markets served as the loan’s joint lead arranger and bookrunner. Based in Carrollton, Texas, Tidel is a provider of provider of cash management systems and security products for retailers.


Winona Capital invests in Fat Brain Toys

Winona Capital has invested in Fat Brain Toys. Financial terms weren’t announced. Elkhorn, Nebraska-based Fat Brain is a retailer and manufacturer of educational toys and games.

Carlyle to sell part of CommScope stake in secondary

CommScope Holding Company Inc. said Wednesday that The Carlyle Group is selling 20 million shares of the company. Goldman Sachs & Co., the sole underwriter of the secondary offering, also has the option to buy another 3 million shares. After the deal, Carlyle will own about 81.2 million shares or 43 percent. CommScope, a telecommunications provider, went public in October 2013.

MML Capital invests in Luneau Technology

MML Capital has invested in The Luneau Technology Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Luneau, of France, supplies diagnostic equipment, analysis and testing in ophthalmology, refractive optometry equipment and cutting equipment and mounting opticians. BNP Paribas advised Luneau.


Carlyle and Warburg Pincus completes DBRS acquisition

The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus have closed their previously announced buy of Toronto-based credit rating agency DBRS. No financial terms were disclosed. Perella Weinberg Partners was financial advisor to DBRS on the transaction while CIBC World Markets Inc provided financial advice to The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus.


North Branch invests in Motion Solutions

North Branch Capital LLC has made an undisclosed investment in Motion Solutions. The transaction was done in partnership with Midwest Mezzanine, Robert W. Baird & Co. and Motion Solutions’ management team. First American Bank provided the senior debt. Based in Aliso Viejo, California, Motion Solutions is a provider of linear motion and motion control solutions.

Apex buys Pinnacle Fund Administration

Apex Fund Services said Tuesday it acquired Pinnacle Fund Administration. Financial terms weren’t announced. Charlotte, North Caroline-based Pinnacle provides fund administration services to hedge funds, private equity funds, unit investment trusts and other collective schemes. FTV Capital is an investor of Apex Fund. Macquarie Capital advised Apex.

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