News and Analysis

Healthy Foods Holdings, a portfolio company of Catterton Partners, has completed its acquisition of Van's International Foods Inc., a Vernon, Calif.-based maker and marketer of Van's Waffles. No financial terms were disclosed.   
As I begin to hoist myself back into the saddle (email is a curse), take a gander at the first set of year-end 2006 data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial. This one is VC-backed IPOs and M&A volume: Q406exitpoll_final.doc     
Medical Consultants Inc., a company backed by Boston-based Parthenon Capital, has completed its merger with Advanced Data Processing Inc., bringing together two companies that provide medical billing services. Medical Consultants provides billing services to the emergency room departments of hospitals and physician groups; Advanced Data Processing provides billing services to emergency medical services agencies in […]
Protection One Inc. (OTC BB: PONN), a home security alarm company majority-owned by Quadrangle Group, has agreed to acquire Integrated Alarm Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: IASG) for approximately $212 million (including $125 million in assumed debt).
Sensata Technology BV, an Attleboro, Mass.-based portfolio company of Bain Capital, has completed its acquisition of Honeywell's First Technology Automotive and Special Products (FTAS) business. Sensata secured a Euro 73 million credit facility extension to help finance the deal, although additional transaction terms were not disclosed.
Euromax Holdings Inc., a Norcross, Va.-based portfolio company of GS Capital Partners, has acquired GSW Building Products Inc. from A.O. Smith Corp. for $11.3 million.
ALPS Advisors Inc., a portfolio company of Lovell Minnick Partners, has completed its acquisition of the Liberty All-Star Funds management business from Banc of America Investment Advisors. The fund family consists of two closed-end, NYSE-listed equity funds: Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (NYSE: USA), with net assets in excess of $1.3 billion as of Nov. 30, […]
Ace Mortgage Funding, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, has acquired Millennium Funding Group, a Vancouver, Wash.
DriveSol Worldwide Inc., a Troy, Mich.-based portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, has acquired the automotive steering business of The Timken Co. (NYSE TKR). No financial terms were disclosed, except that the unit had 2005 sales of around $110 million.
Intrawest Corp., a resort operator owned by Fortress Investment Group, has agreed to acquire Colorado-based Steamboat Sky & Resort from American Skiing Corp. for $265 million. www.peaks.

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