News and Analysis

The Brock Group has agreed to acquire Baton Rouge, La.-based XServ Inc., in order to form a combined provider of coatings, scaffolding and insulation for U.S. industrial businesses. No financial terms were disclosed. The Brock Group is controlled by Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer, while XServ is a portfolio company of Mezzanine Management.
The largest leveraged buyout in history may have just gotten larger. Vornado Realty Trust just announced that it has offered $52 per share for commercial real estate giant Equity Office Properties Trust, with Starwood Capital and Walton Street Capital also participating. This tops an existing $48 per share bid from The Blackstone Group, and would […]
Triad Isotopes Inc., an Orlando, Fla.-based provider of radiopharmaceuticals that are used for both diagnostic imaging procedures and disease treatment, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Parthenon Capital. It used the infusion to has acquire three nuclear pharmacy operators: Diversified Pharmacy Group, Cox Nuclear Pharmacies and Coastal Nuclear Pharmacies. No financial terms were […]
TestAmerica a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital has completed its acquisition of Severn Trent Laboratories Inc., an environmental testing firm with 32 laboratories throughout the United States, from Severn Trent PLC. No financial terms were disclosed.
Atelje Margaretha, a Swedish mail-order embroidery products, has agreed to acquire Swedish mail-order clothing company Ashild. No financial terms were disclosed. Atelje Margaretha is a portfolio company of Litorina Kapital.
RoundTable Healthcare Partners has completed its acquisition of Advantis Medical Inc., a manufacturer of organizing systems for surgical instruments, implants and medical devices. No financial terms were disclosed. Advantis will be combined with existing RoundTable portfolio company Instrumed International Inc.
Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, a platform acquisition portfolio company of Hispania Capital Partners, has completed its acquisitions of Travel Media Northwest Inc. and Hispanic Impact Media Inc., publishers of Spanish-language yellow pages in the Oregon-Washington-Idaho and Utah regions. No financial terms were disclosed.
RoadLink USA Inc., a North American provider of intermodal trucking and related logistics services has acquired Transus International LLC, a provider of intermodal trucking services in the southern United States. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Transus has $40 million in annual revenue. RoadLink is a portfolio company of Fenway Partners.
Wilks Broadcast Group LLC, a platform acquisition company of The Wicks Group of Cos., has completed its $138 million acquisition of radio stations in Kansas City and Columbus, Ohio from CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS). The stations are: KFKF(FM), KBEQ(FM), KMXV(FM) and KCKC(FM) in Kansas City, and WLVQ(FM), WHOK(FM) and WAZU(FM) in Columbus.
The Qualicaps Group, a global supplier of capsules and capsule filling and sealing equipment, has agreed to acquire Pharmaphil Inc., an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer of empty gelatin capsules. No financial terms were disclosed. Qualicaps is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

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