PE-backed Accella buys IPS

Accella Performance Materials Inc, which is backed by Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired IPS Polymer Systems Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in in Rancho Cucamonga, California, IPS is a provider of polyurethane technology.


Arsenal-backed Accella sells specialty assets to PolyOne

Accella Performance Materials, which is backed by Arsenal Capital, has sold specialty assets to PolyOne Corp. The purchase price was for $49 million. The Valence Group was financial advisor to Accella on the transaction. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Accella is a maker of polyurethanes and recycled rubber products.


Arsenal Capital-backed Royal buys Chemque’s assets

Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired “substantially all” of Chemque’s assets. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Toronto, Chemque is a provider of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecom, flooring and construction sectors.


SFW exits MD Buyline

TractManager, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has completed its acquisition of MD Buyline from SFW Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Dallas, MD Buyline is a provider of healthcare analytics and supply chain spend intelligence services to healthcare providers and vendors.


Arsenal Capital Partners expands team with new hire

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has hired Grace Rhee Kim as a principal in investor relations. Previously, Kim worked at Providence Equity Partners where she was a principal of business development.

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Chromaflo Technologies Acquires Elementis B.V.

Chromaflo Technologies of Ashtabula, Oh., an Arsenal Capital-backed company that sells colorants and chemicals for the paint, coatings, and thermoset plastics industries, has acquired Elementis B.V. for an undisclosed amount. Elementis sells a line of colorant products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Mezzanine is the Word for OPPRS: Slideshow

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 and Retirement System is currently 3% over allocated to its private equity programme. For the period ended May 31, 2012 OPPRS had committed $438,000,000 to private equity capturing a market value of $226,777,000 which accounted for 13% of the total pension portfolio, 3% over its 10% target allocation.

Arsenal Capital’s IMDS Gets Refinancing and Appoints to Board

Arsenal Capital-backed Innovative Medical Device Solutions has announced the refinancing of the company’s senior and subordinated debt obligations. The company has also announced the appointment of Ron Lawson as chairman of the board of directors and added Donald Deieso, operating partner in Arsenal Capital Partners’ healthcare group, to the board. PRESS RELEASE IMDS® (Innovative Medical […]


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What stories did your colleagues find to be must-read this past week? Below are the 10 posts that were most popular with regular readers of peHUB:

Miami Shop Eyes $450 Million for Growth Buyouts, by Bernard Vaughan

Arsenal Capital to Reload with Fund III, by Jon Marino

Banned for Life: Catching up with Entrepreneur Noah Kagan, by Connie Loizos

As Froth Makes Comeback, So Does ‘Sudden Wealth Syndrome,’ by Connie Loizos

BrightSource IPO Could Make Big Winners of VantagePoint, DFJ, by Mark Boslet

Welsh Carson Looking for “Toeholds”: Queally, by Bernard Vaughan

CI Capital Raises $620M for Roll-Up Deals, by Steve Bills

Poll Results: Majority Believes White iPhone 4 Will Be Released But Most Would Still Buy iPhone 5, by Luisa Beltran

Tony Roma’s, Known for Its Ribs, is Up for Sale, by Luisa Beltran

Patria, Backed by Blackstone, Seen Smashing $900M target of Fourth Fund, by Luisa Beltran

Arsenal Capital to Reload with Fund III

Arsenal Capital, the New York-based private equity firm, will begin marketing its third fund later this year, according to an individual familiar with its plans. After reeling in a pair of oversubscribed funds and boasting positive returns on both, it is expected that when Arsenal reloads, its third fund will be substantially larger than its […]

Arsenal Capital Partners Buys Royal Adhesives

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a South Bend, Indiana-based provider of sealant products for the aerospace and defense, construction, specialty packaging, automotive, and industrial markets. Financial terms of the deal were not released, however, New York-based Prospect Capital provided $14 million in debt financing to support the deal.

Arsenal Capital Backs New Broker-Dealer

Arsenal Capital Partners is sponsoring the formation of KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, an institutional fixed income broker-dealer, focusing on mortgage-backed, asset-backed and agency debt securities. The New York-based company begins with around $100 million in equity capital, and is being led by former Salomon Brothers/Citigroup pros Levent Kahraman and Dan Goldman.

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