Gryphon recaps Washing Systems

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Gryphon Investors has recapitalized Loveland, Ohio-based Washing Systems LLC, a provider of chemical and technical services for the commercial laundry processing sector. No financial terms were disclosed. Lincoln International served as financial advisor to Washing Systems on the transaction.

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Gryphon Investors buys majority of Jensen Hughes

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in Jensen Hughes. Financial terms weren’t announced. San Francisco-based Jensen is a consulting firm specializing in fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and related life safety services in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Lincoln International and Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as financial advisors to Gryphon and Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Jensen.

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Gryphon refinances Jensen Hughes

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Gryphon Investors has recapitalized Baltimore-based Jensen Hughes, a provider of specialty engineering services. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in partnership with company management.

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Gryphon invests in The Original Cakerie

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in The Original Cakerie, a Canada-based maker of frozen desserts for retail and food service customers. No financial terms were disclosed. BMO Capital Markets provided financial advice to Gryphon on the transaction while Houlihan Lokey did likewise for The Original Cakerie.

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PE-backed Orchid adds two to team

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency LLC, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has appointed Robert J. Rose as senior vice president of underwriting and programs and Bryan Schofield as vice president of commercial lines. Previously, Rose worked at International Catastrophic Insurance Managers LLC where he was senior vice president while Schofield worked at Bankers Insurance Group, where he most recently served as vice president of sales.

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LLCP completes Trinity acquisition

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has closed its previously announced buy of Trinity Consultants Inc from Gryphon Investors. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Dallas, Trinity Consultants is an environmental consulting company.

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Gryphon to sell Trinity Consultants to LLCP

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Trinity Consultants from Gryphon Investors. No financial terms were disclosed. William Blair was lead advisor to Gryphon and Trinity Consultants on the transaction while Harris Williams and Lincoln International were co-advisors. Based in Dallas, Trinity Consultants is an environmental consulting company.

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Gryphon to sell Trinity Consultants to Levine Leichtman

By Luisa Beltran — 6 months ago

Gryphon Investors said Friday that it has agreed to sell portfolio company Trinity Consultants to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dallas-based Trinity is an environmental consulting firm that provides air quality compliance and permitting services. William Blair was lead advisor to Gryphon and the Company, while Harris Williams and Lincoln International served as co-advisors on the transaction.

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Gryphon to sell Shelpers to Boot Barn

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Gryphon Investors has agreed to sell Wichita, Kansas-based Shelpers, a western wear retailer, to Boot Barn Holdings Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard Middle Market LLC advised Gryphon on the transaction.

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PE-backed Orchid Underwriters names new CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency LLC, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has appointed Lynda Butler as chief financial officer. Previously, Butler worked at Nationwide Insurance where she recently served as CFO and vice president of Nationwide Insurance brand property and casualty division.

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Orchid Underwriters buys Coastal Agents Alliance

By Luisa Beltran — 9 months ago

Orchid Underwriters Agency LLC said Tuesday it has acquired Coastal Agents Alliance. Financial terms weren’t announced. West Atlantic City, New Jersey-based Coastal Agents is a managing general agent that specializes in catastrophic coastal exposed E&S homeowners’ solutions and currently writes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Orchid is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors.

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PE-backed Orchid Underwriters names chief information officer

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency LLC, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has appointed Chuck Fillizola as chief information officer. Previously, he worked at Sompo Japan Nipponkoa America Insurance where he served as vice president and chief information officer. Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Orchid is a specialty underwriter of property insurance focusing on coastal properties.

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Gryphon Investors adds Grady as a partner

By Iris Dorbian — 12 months ago

Gryphon Investors has hired Robert E. Grady as a partner. The appointment becomes effective March 2. In his new position, Grady will head the firm’s general industries group. Previously, Grady worked at the Cheyenne Capital Fund where he served as a general partner and managing director. Also, Grady is a former partner, managing director and global head of venture and growth capital at The Carlyle Group.

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McGann named CEO of K&N Engineering

By Luisa Beltran — 12 months ago

K&N Engineering, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, said Thursday that Tom McGann has joined as CEO. Most recently, McGann was the President and CEO of Spyder Active Sports. Riverside, California-based K&N makes washable performance air filters and air intake systems.

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Gryphon Investors buys stake in C.B. Fleet Company

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Gryphon Investors has acquired a majority stake in C.B. Fleet Company, which makes personal healthcare products like Summer’s Eve and Pedia-Lax. Fleet’s management team, along with several other investors, will hold minority stakes in the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Steve LaMonte, a Gryphon advisor, will become chairman of the board.

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Grypon acquires majority stake in Fleet Laboratories

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Gryphon has made an undisclosed investment in Fleet Laboratories. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Gryphon on the transaction while TM Capital Corp. was exclusive financial advisor to Fleet. Also, Steve LaMonte, a Gryphon advisor, has been appointed Fleet Laboratories’ board chairman. Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, Fleet Laboratories is a consumer healthcare manufacturer.

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