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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Snow Phipps invests in Cascade Environmental Services

Snow Phipps Group LLC has acquired a majority stake in Cascade Environmental Services LLC. The seller was Emigrant Capital Corp. Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to Cascade on the transaction. Cascade is a provider of environmental and geotechnical services in the U.S.

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Aquiline to invest in Engs Commercial Finance

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC has agreed to acquire a majority stake in in Engs Commercial Finance Co, which provides lease and loan solutions to truck, trailer and other equipment dealers. No financial terms were disclosed that is expected to close in the first quarter of this year. Bank of Montreal served as financial advisor to Aquiline while Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to ECF

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JMI Equity promotes three to GP

JMI Equity has promoted Matt Emery, David Greenberg and Bob Nye to general partner. The appointments become effective immediately. Prior to joining JMI, Emery worked at Thomas Weisel Partners where he served as an analyst while Greenberg was an associate at Cascadia Capital and an analyst at Houlihan Lokey. And, before he came to JMI, Nye worked at Bates White where he was a consultant.

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Wasserstein to sell HiP to Graco for $160 mln

Wasserstein has agreed to sell High Pressure Equipment Company to Graco for $160 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to HiP. Based in Erie, Penn., HiP is a maker of valves, fittings, tubing and accessories for high pressure applications.

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