Sun Capital has completed its acquisition of Kraco Enterprises, a Compton, Calif.-based maker of automotive aftermarket floor mats. The deal value was not disclosed. Press Release: We are pleased to announce that an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has completed the acquisition of Kraco Enterprises LLC (“Kraco”). The transaction closed 58 days after signing […]
Corinthian Capital, a New York-based buyout firm, has invested in Precision Motor Transport Group LLC, an Okemos, Mich.-based automotive transport services business for luxury automobile carriers. Deal terms were undisclosed. Corinthian Capital Group, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in investments in small and middle market companies, has announced that it has partnered […]
Sverica International, a buyout firm located in Boston and San Francisco, has purchased Accuvant Inc., a security services technology company. The deal included a $20 million revolving credit facility and $4 million term loan, provided by PNC. Press Release: PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2008—PNC announced today two senior secured credit facilities totaling $33 million for the […]
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], China’s largest mobile equipment maker, said late on Wednesday it had halted the sale of a stake in its mobile handset business, citing market conditions. The business was said to be worth more than $3.5 billion. “Given the current global market condition and prevailing economic uncertainty, the interests […]
PARIS (Reuters) – Axa Private Equity said on Wednesday it had boosted its stake in Carbone Lorraine (CBLP.PA) over 15 percent through the investment fund Axa Capital Fund L.P. Axa Private Equity board member Dominique Gaillard said in a statement that the move “confirms our ambition of accompanying the group in the acceleration of its […]
LONDON (Reuters) – Private equity groups are encouraged to take “undue risks” by high rewards, the co-founder and senior managing partner of private equity group Apax Partners Adrian Beecroft said on Wednesday. “Where our model goes wrong is the carried interest system rewards us enormously for taking undue risks — we invest 1 or 2 […]
Monomoy Capital Partners has received bankruptcy court approval to acquire the molded plastics business of Atlantis Plastics Inc. for $20.7 million. The court also signed off on AEP Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: AEPI) buying Atlantis Plastics’ plastic films unit for $87 million in cash.
HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s state-run pension agency said on Wednesday U.S. investment firm Oaktree Capital Management had agreed in principle to invest $3 billion in the country. The National Pension Service, which manages about 230 trillion won ($173.1 billion), said in a statement Oaktree would put about $3 billion into one of its […]
Dealscape: Welcome to Great Depression 2.0. Here come the boutique advisory and buyout shops. PR Wars: The civil kind, not ones waged against the press. I wonder if Kekst & Co. was hurt by its sale to Publicis? Or did it sell because they were slumping? Probably neither, but they've been ousted as the number one M&A PR firm by value. Brunswick pushed ‘em out, thanks to their representation on Inbev/Anheuser. But no worries, Kekst maintained the top spot for deal volume (and I'm sure that like a good PR firm they'd spin that as more important). Ha: Dealzone brings the economic humour. Question: Define a Balance Sheet. Answer: There are two sides to a Balance Sheet: the Left & the Right (Liabilities and Assets respectively). On the Left side there is nothing right. On the Right side, there is nothing left. False Optimism: Investment Pros Whisper Bottom Is Near? Really?
I recently heard a pretty scary hypothetical situation for both LPs and GPs. A financial type who will go unnamed told me: “A couple of decent sized LPs are concerned about their ability to fund capital calls if things stay ugly.” No money for capital calls? That sounds unheard of, but it could be possible. […]

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