Hillman Buyout Closes

Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its previously-announced acquisition of The Hillman Companies Inc. from Code Hennessy & Simmons, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and certain members of company management.

The deal was valued at $815 million, with Hillman’s publicly traded trust preferred securities to remain outstanding on the NYSE-AMEX. Hillman is a Cincinnati-based distributor of hardware items to retail customers. www.hillmangroup.com