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

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

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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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, PE-backed Sequential Brands will be acquiring Martha Stewart Living for $353 million, Crowdfunding site GoFundMe’s latest funding puts it at a valuation between $600 million and $650 million and pressure builds in South Carolina to remove the confederate flag from state government grounds following the shooting deaths at an historic black church.

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Permira inks buy of Medora, Ideal Snacks

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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ABRY Partners to acquire FastMed Urgent Care

ABRY Partners has agreed to buy FastMed Urgent Care, a provider of urgent care services in North Carolina and Arizona. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that’s expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor. FastMed’s backers include Mosaic Health Solutions.

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Blue Wolf names Caruso as MD

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC has appointed Victor C. Caruso as managing director. Caruso’s prior work background includes Houlihan Lokey and Merrill Lynch.

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NetBase snags $9 mln

Mountain View, California-based NetBase, a social media analytics provider, has secured $9 million in funding. ORIX Ventures led the round with participation from Thomvest Ventures and Houlihan Lokey.

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Nautic Partners buys S4T

Nautic Partners has acquired Source4Teachers, a provider of managed services focused exclusively on education. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in partnership with S4T’s management. Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to S4T on the transaction while Prudential Capital Group provided financing.

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Windjammer exits Caplugs

Windjammer Capital Investors has sold its stake in Protective Industries Inc (“Caplugs”) to Berwind Consolidated Holdings Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Caplugs on the transaction. Based in Buffalo, New York, Caplugs is a maker of plastic protection products.

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Relativity Capital sells MHF to PE-backed EnergySolutions

EnergySolutions LLC, which is backed by Energy Capital Partners, has acquired MHF Services from Relativity Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Pittsburgh, MHF is a provider of specialized logistical solutions related to the movement of environmentally sensitive materials. Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to Relativity Capital and MHF on the transaction.

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Houlihan Lokey appoints MD

Investment bank Houlihan Lokey has hired John Perkins as a managing director for the firm’s strategic consulting business. Perkins, who is based in Los Angeles, is a former partner and director at Bain & Company.

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TowerBrook to acquire J.Jill from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital

TowerBrook Capital Partners LP has agreed to buy fashion retailer J.Jill. The sellers are Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Paula Bennett will continue as president and CEO of J.Jill. Morgan Stanley and Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to J.Jill on the deal while Macquarie Group was financial advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Houlihan Lokey prepares for an IPO that could raise more than $200 million, officials say that Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and RadioShack is reportedly trying to sell data of 100 million customers.

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Oaktree Capital to buy Pulse Electronics Corp

Oaktree Capital Management has agreed to acquire Pulse Electronics Corp, a provider of electronic components. The value of the transaction is for $17 million. Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc served as financial advisor on the deal.

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Satori Capital sells FWT to Kohlberg-backed Sabre

Sabre Industries, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company LLC, has bought FWT from Satori Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to FWT on the transaction. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, FWT is a maker of steel structures for the electricity transmission and distribution sector.

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