Wynnchurch Capital Acquires Imperial Group

Wynnchurch Capital has acquired  Imperial Group from Accuride Corp. BMO Mezzanine Fund and a management team led by CEO Terry Wogan also invested. Financial terms were not disclosed. Denton, Texas-based Imperial makes precision metal stampings, fabricated components and value-added assemblies for the heavy truck, bus, and industrial end-markets.

Colleen Campbell Named BMO Capital Markets Vice-Chair

Investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, BMO Capital Markets has appointed veteran investment banker Colleen Campbell as a vice-chair of BMO Capital Markets. Campbell began her career with BMO Capital Markets in 1997 and spent 12 years as head of Canadian debt capital markets. Since 2009, she has been global head of debt capital markets.

Madison Dearborn Invests in Aderant Holdings

Madison Dearborn Partners said Monday it has agreed to invest in Aderant Holdings. The sellers are Vista Equity Partners and company management, which will retain “significant” ownership positions. Financial terms weren’t announced. MDP is buying about half of Vista Equity’s and Aderant management’s stakes, the statement says. Atlanta-based Aderant provides business management software for law and professional services firms. BofA Merrill Lynch provided financial advice to MDP, while BMO Capital Markets and Marks Baughan advised Aderant and Vista.

Mason Wells Buys Whitehall Specialties

Mason Wells has acquired Whitehall Specialties. Financial terms were not announced. Northleaf Capital, PPM America, Audax Mezzanine and company management are also investing. BMO Capital Markets and Audax are providing financing. Whitehall, of Wisconsin, produces and markets custom analog and processed cheese products.

Rosenfield Joins Petsky Prunier

Seth Rosenfield has joined Petsky Prunier as an MD. He’s focusing on information services and business media. Rosenfield is a former banker with BMO Capital Markets and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

BMO Capital Recruits Tech MD

Pierre Oustinow has joined the US M&A Group at BMO Capital Markets in Boston. He joins as a managing director and will focus on technology M&A. He will report to Scott Humphrey, who is based in Chicago. PRESS RELEASE Pierre Oustinow has joined the U.S. M&A Group at BMO Capital Markets in Boston. He joins […]

Lincoln International Hires Business Services MD

Lincoln International has hired Peter Stack as a managing director in its business services group, where he will lead the firm’s marketing services practice. Based in Chicago, Stack joins the firm from BMO Capital Markets where he was a managing director in the business services & media investment banking coverage group, specifically focused on advertising […]

Mason Wells Completes Buy of Eddy Packing

Mason Wells said Wednesday that it has closed its buy of Eddy Packing. Financial terms weren’t announced. Co-investors included Scott McNair, Akoya Capital, Hancock Capital Partners and the former owners of Eddy. Yoakum, Texas-based Eddy is a premier processor of beef, pork and poultry products. BMO Capital Markets, Zions Bank and Associated Bank provided senior financing. Hancock Capital Partners provided mezz debt.

Ex-Houlihan Bankers Launch Firm to Target Technology & Services Companies in D.C.

A team of ex-Houlihan Lokey bankers have started their own firm to advise growth companies in the Washington D.C. area.

The executives, all from Houlihan’s business services group, formed Clearsight Advisors in July, says Joel Kallett, who is the firm’s co-founder and MD. Kallett is joined at Clearsight by Greg Treger, also a co-founder and MD; Bhavin Patel, a vice president; and, Bethany Seidler, director of administration.

Clearsight, based in McLean, Va., will target growth companies in technology and services with $25 million to $200 million in enterprise value, says Kallett.

appMobi Names Westerfield CFO

appMobi has named Leland Westerfield their CFO. Most recently, he was an MD at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for the firm’s internet and media sector investment banking practice. appMobi is a mobile solutions provider.

BMO Capital Markets Adds Richard Vieira

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, has named Richard Vieira managing director and head of technology. Based in Boston, Vieira worked Previously for Broadview International and later at Jefferies & Co., which acquired Broadview in 2003. He joins the firm as it moves to expand its coverage of the broad technology markets.

BDCs Bulk Up to Serve Middle-Market Companies Snubbed by Banks

Taking advantage of a strengthening stock market and a lending market where many borrowers struggle to find financing, several business development companies (BDCs) are taking steps to fortify their financial positions.

BDCs are closed-end investment funds that are publicly traded on stock exchanges. Designed to provide capital to privately owned businesses, they can provide both equity and debt financing.

Healthier BDCs, led by Ares Capital Corp., are issuing stock and reducing their debt, while other such lenders, including American Capital Ltd., are taking other steps to shore up their capital positions.

A Boutique Life: 6Pacific Deals with Crowded Market

The recession was kind to banker John Barrymore. The recovery has been tougher.

Barrymore, former head of the food and beverage group at BMO Capital Markets, co-founded 6Pacific Partners just as Wall Street was imploding. The goal was to provide M&A advisory services and equity capital (between $1m-$5m) to companies in the food, beverage, nutrition and consumer space. And there was plenty of work.

“When we started there weren’t many other boutiques, because people were making so much money at big banks,” Barrymore explained. “[Plus], no one has an advisory business focused on large consumer companies combined with an equity vehicle focused on small companies.”

BMO’s Petito Resigns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dominic Petito, co-head of the U.S. corporate and investment banking business at Bank of Montreal’s (BMO.TO) BMO Capital Markets, is stepping down effective June 30, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.Petito said in a separate note to clients that he was planning to take time off before finding new work. […]

BMO Bolsters Healthcare Team

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, announced it has hired of a team of four healthcare investment bankers in New York and Boston.
They include: Michael Neuberger, Managing Director, formerly of Jefferies & Co., who will lead the Healthcare Group; Annette Grimaldi, Managing Director, who will lead the life sciences practice, Vice President Kristen Morse and Analyst Lee Incandela.

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