AEA Investors to buy majority of 1-800 Contacts

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

AEA Investors LP said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy a majority of 1-800 Contacts Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. Financial terms weren’t announced. THL will remain an investor in the company. Credit Suisse and Barclays, as well as an affiliate of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, are providing debt financing. 1-800 Contacts is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the United States. Credit Suisse and Barclays advised AEA while CapM Advisors provided financial advice to THL/1-800 Contacts.

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Quad-C Management exits Balboa Water

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

Quad-C Management said Thursday it sold Balboa Water Group to AEA Investors. Financial terms weren’t announced. Tustin, California-based Balboa Water makes components for the portable spa, jetted bath and other adjacent markets.

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AEA buys industrial electronics firm Galco

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

AEA Investors has acquired Galco Industrial Electronics. No financial terms were disclosed. Quarton Partners provided financial advice to Galco on the transaction. Based in Madison Heights, Michigan, Galco is an industrial electronics distributor.

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PE-backed LoneStar buys Hydrobolt

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

LoneStar, a portfolio company of AEA Investors, has acquired Octopus-backed Hydrobolt. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in the UK, Hydrobolt is a maker of specialty fasteners, machined components and flanges and fittings primarily serving the global oil and gas and power generation industries.

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AEA Investors Backs Swanson Industries

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

AEA Investors has backed hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Swanson Industries. AEA will provide resources to expand and invest in Swanson’s existing facilities while also taking advantage of the growth opportunities available to the company.

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AEA Investors Buys GT Exhaust

By Luisa Beltran — 3 years ago

CID Capital said Monday it has exited its investment in GT Exhaust. The buyer is Industrial Acoustics Co., a portfolio company of AEA Investors. Financial terms weren’t announced. Lincoln, Neb.-based GT provides sound and emissions control solutions to the North American energy, power and heavy transportation industries.

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AEA Investors’ Industrial Acoustics Acquires MaximSilex

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

Maxim Silencers and Silex Innovations (MaximSilex) have been sold to Industrial Acoustics Company, a portfolio company of AEA Investors. Westlake Securities advised MaximSilex throughout the sale process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MaximSilex specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of a range of silencing and emissions control products, including industrial silencers, catalytic converters and exhaust accessories for diesel and natural gas engines.

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Graham Partners-Led Group Buys Henry Co.

By Luisa Beltran — 4 years ago

Graham Partners has led an investor group to buy Henry Co. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. OceanBridge Partners, members of current management, and the company’s former owners were also part of the buying group. The sellers were AEA Investors and other minority shareholders. El Segundo, Calif.-based Henry makes roofing and building envelope products and systems. PRESS […]

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MML Exit Sounds Just Right

By Jonathan Marino — 4 years ago

AEA Investors LP will acquire Industrial Acoustics Inc., a provider of noise and acoustic control products for aero-engine testing facilities, from MML Capital Partners. Specifics of the transaction were not publicized. Industrial Acoustics is based in the UK. Harris Williams & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to IAC on this transaction, while Norton Rose […]

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