Oak Hill agrees to buy Imagine! Print Solutions

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Oak Hill Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Imagine! Print Solutions, a Minneapolis-based provider of printed in-store marketing solutions. The seller is the company founder Bob Lothenbach who will retain a “significant” minority ownership stake in Imagine! No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Imagine! in the transaction.

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Summit Partners provides $95 mln to Healthline Media

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Summit Partners has invested $95 million in San Francisco-based Healthline Media, a consumer health info site. In addition to the investment, Dr. Craig Frances, MD, a managing director at Summit Partners, has been added to Healthline’s board of directors. Houlihan Lokey and Morgan Lewis advised Healthline on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP did likewise for Summit.

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New Media sells the Las Vegas Review-Journal for $140 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

New Media Investment Group Inc has sold the Las Vegas Review-Journal and related publications to News + Media Capital Group LLC for $140 million. News Media has also made two additional acquisitions: the business information division of Dolan, a news provider for the legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors and an unidentified “dominant, local daily newspaper.” The total price of these latter two transactions are $46.5 million. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Dolan on the deal.

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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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TSG to sell thinkThin to Glanbia

By Iris Dorbian — 3 months ago

TSG Consumer Partners has agreed to sell Los Angeles-based thinkThin, a maker of protein-rich foods, to Glanbia. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to the sellers on the transaction.

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Arlington Capital to sell Novetta to Carlyle

By Iris Dorbian — 5 months ago

The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire McLean, Virginia-based Novetta, a provider of advanced analytics solutions, from Arlington Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Morgan Stanley & Co LLC and Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Novetta and Arlington Capital Partners on the transaction while Jefferies was financial advisor to Carlyle.

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GTCR completes sale of CBR to AMAG for $700 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

GTCR has closed its previously announced sale of Cord Blood Registry to AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc for $700 million. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to CBR on the transaction while Deutsche Bank Securities Inc and Jefferies LLC advised AMAG. Based in San Bruno, California, CBR is a newborn stem cell company.

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Benefit Street Partners to acquire TICC’s investment adviser

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

TICC Capital Corp has agreed to sell its investment adviser TICC Management LLC to Benefit Street Partners LLC, the credit investment arm of Providence Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. UBS Investment Bank provided financial advice to TICC Management on the transaction while Houlihan Lokey did likewise for BSP.

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PE-owned Peacock Engineering Company to acquire L&L Foods

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Peacock Engineering Company, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, has agreed to buy L&L Foods. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed by the end of the month. PricewaterhouseCoopers provided financial advice to Peacock and Charlesback on the deal while Houlihan Lokey did likewise for L&L Foods. Based in Anaheim, California, L&L Foods is a provider of portion-control food packaging solutions.

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Wynnchurch promotes four to MD

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Wynnchurch Capital has promoted Brian Crumbaugh, Greg Gleason, Neel Mayenkar and Michael Teplitsky to managing director. Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Crumbaugh worked at ShoreView Industries and Piper Jaffray while Gleason was at Houlihan Lokey and Bank of America. Mayenkar’s work background includes positions at Houlihan Lokey and at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Teplitsky’s resume has stints at Lime Rock Partners and at UBS Investment Bank.

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Harvest completes DCA acquisition from Quad-C

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Harvest Partners has acquired DCA Investment Holding LLC, a dental support organization in the U.S. The seller was Quad-C Management Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC advised Harvest while Houlihan Lokey advised DCA. In addition to the funding, Ira Kleinman, Jay Wilkins and Paige Daly have been added to DCA’s board of directors.

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Atlas Holdings sells Forest Resources assets to New-Indy and PaperWorks

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Atlas Holdings LLC has sold the assets of Forest Resources, a maker of industrial paper and packaging productions, in two separate deals. New-Indy Containerboard has acquired Forest’s U.S. based businesses, which include Hartford City Paper while PaperWorks Industries Inc has acquired Forest Resources’ Canadian subsidiary CanAmPac ULC. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Forest Resources LLC on the transactions.

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General Atlantic buys majority stake in EN Engineering

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

General Atlantic has acquired a majority stake in EN Engineering from CIVC Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey advised EN Engineering on the transaction while Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP advised General Atlantic. Based in Warrenville, Illinois, EN Engineering is a provider of engineering, consulting and automation services to pipeline companies, utilities and industrial customers.

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Permira inks buy of Medora, Ideal Snacks

By Luisa Beltran — 8 months ago

Permira said Wednesday that it agreed to buy Medora Snacks LLC and Ideal Snacks Holding Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Permira is combining the two companies under a single holding company, BFY Holdings I LLC. Middletown, New York-based Medora makes snacks like PopCorners, PopCorners Whole Grain and Pop Crinkles. Ideal, of Liberty, New York, is a contract manufacturer of popped snacks. Akin Bay Company LLC advsied Permira, while Houlihan Lokey was the advisor to Medora and Ideal.

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