Sequel Holdings buys Lakeview Farms

Sequel Holdings has acquired Delphos, Ohio-based Lakeview Farms, a maker and seller of refrigerated desserts, dips and sour cream. No financial terms were disclosed. Falcon Investment Advisors LLC and WP Global Partners provided additional financing for the transaction. Previously, Sequel had an ownership stake in Lakeview from 2004 to 2011.

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Aperion, Falcon Investment to buy Ontario Drive & Gear

Aperion Management and Falcon Investment Advisors, along with company management, are acquiring Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. Financial terms weren’t announced. Stone Arch Capital is the seller. Ontario Drive & Gear, of Ontario, makes amphibious utility/extreme terrain vehicles for commercial and recreational use under the Argo brand. ORIX Corporate Capital and Ocean Avenue Capital Partners are also investing in the deal. The Bank of Montreal’s Corporate Finance Division is providing financing. Greene Holcomb & Fisher advised Stone Arch Capital/ODG.

Falcon Strategic Partners IV exceeds target

Falcon Investment Advisors has reached a final close of Falcon Strategic Partners IV with $909.7 million of capital commitments, above the fund’s original target of $850 million. Atlantic-Pacific Capital acted as placement agent.

ecoATM Secures Mezz Debt

San Diego start-up ecoATM has secured $40 million in mezzanine debt financing from Falcon Investment Advisors. To date, ecoATM has 300 kiosks nationally and plans to use this new capital to continue its goal of providing a portable electronics recycling solution across the US.


Florida Pledges $700M to PE, Infrastructure

The Florida State Board of Administration, which oversees $154 billion in pension and emergency funds, committed $700 million to five private equity, infrastructure and opportunistic debt funds during the third quarter of 2012…

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