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Platinum Equity has acquired Pro-Mark, the parent company of irrigation products providers Orbit Irrigation and Hydro-Rain. No financial terms were disclosed.
L Catterton has made an investment in Grupo MYT, a designer and operator of restaurant brands in Mexico. No financial terms were disclosed.
The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell UK-based healthy snack brand Graze to Unilever. No financial terms were disclosed.
Caliber Collision, which is backed by OMERS and Leonard Green & Partners LP and Abra Auto Body Repair of America, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman, have closed their previously announced merger. No financial terms were disclosed. The newly combined company will create a collision repair provider. As part of the transaction, Hellman & Freidman LLC is now the majority shareholder of the combined company while OMERS and LGP remain significant minority shareholders.
Bertram Capital has made an investment in Dallas-based Perennials and Sutherland LLC, a maker of 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic performance fabric for indoor and outdoor use and luxury outdoor furniture. No financial terms were disclosed.
Moody's, S&P, credit ratings, bankruptcy, default, private equity, retail
After a rough year, 88 companies, a quarter of them from the retail sector, will look forward to a fresh start. These PE-sponsored companies received distressed ratings. They’re defined as holding credit ratings of B- or lower with a negative outlook from S&P or a corporate-family rating of Caa1 or lower with a negative outlook from […]
S&P, Weakest Links, private equity, default, bankruptcy, Avaya
Nearly six dozen companies have cause for concern as 2018 nears an end, and the honeymoon is over for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and David’s Bridal. These are private equity-sponsored companies that received distressed ratings, defined as an issuer credit rating of B- or lower with a negative outlook from Standard & Poor’s or a […]
Shannon and Erik Duffy founded Tender Belly in 2010 Encore’s third fund raised $260 mln in 2015 Encore invested in Full Sail Brewing in 2015 Encore Consumer Capital, a consumer-focused PE firm, is adding bacon to its roster of companies, which includes Brownie Brittle, Cece’s Veggie Noodle and Full Sail Brewing. The San Francisco buyout shop has invested […]

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