PEPG adds two private equity execs to board of directors

Private Equity Principals Group, a networking group for private equity investing professionals, has named Leigh J. Abramson and Matthew Guenther to its board of directors. Abramson is a managing director at Metalmark Capital while Guenther is a partner at GenNx360 Capital.


Metalmark Capital invests in Camin Cargo Control

Metalmark Capital has acquired a majority stake in Camin Cargo Control Inc. Based in Linden, New Jersey, Camin Cargo Control is a provider of testing, inspection, certification and additive services for the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.


TorQuest sells majority stake in Kissner to Metalmark and others

An investor group that includes Metalmark Capital has closed its buy of Kissner Milling Company. The sellers included TorQuest Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Kissner is a producer and distributor of bulk rock salt and specialty deicing products.


IOG and Fortress close oil and gas investment partnership

IOG Capital LP has formed a $330 million oil and gas investment partnership with Fortress Investment Group. According to IOG, the partnership will “complement” a similar joint venture that the Dallas-based investment firm formed with Metalmark Capital in September 2014.


Metalmark-led investor group to buy majority stake in Kissner

An investor group led by Metalmark Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Kissner Milling Company Limited, an Ontario-based producer and distributor of bulk rock salt and specialty deicing products. The sellers include TorQuest Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. In addition to Metalmark, Silvertree, a venture between Silverhawk Capital Partners and Demetree Salt LLC, and the Kissner management team, are participating in the acquisition portion of the deal that’s expected to be completed on May 15, 2015.


Metalmark Capital invests in Collagen Matrix

Collagen Matrix has received an undisclosed investment from Metalmark Capital. RBC Capital Markets was financial advisor on the transaction. Headquartered in Oakland, NJ, Collagen Matrix is a provider of products and technology used in tissue repair and regeneration.


Charlesbank Capital Partners acquires HDT Global from Metalmark Capital

Charlesbank Capital Partners has acquired HDT Global, a provider of solutions for government, military, commercial and industrial customers, based in Solon, Ohio. Charlesbank purchased the company from Metalmark Capital. The existing management team is making a significant co-investment in the transaction. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Andersson Named President, COO of Schafer

Schafer Corp. , a Metalmark Capital portfolio company, said Wednesday that Mark Andersson was named president and chief operating officer effective Jan. 1. Andersson recently served as COO of Applied Signal Technology.

Miles Joins Healogics as CFO

Healogics, which is backed by Metalmark Capital, has hired David Miles as CFO and Craig Albright as EVP of marketing. Miles was most recently EVP and CFO of ResCare. Albright has served as the CEO of Gentiae Clinical Research and Free & Clear. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Healogics provides advanced wound care services.


Pilot Flying J Acquires Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J has completed its previously announced acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum. Current investors, including Waud Capital Partners, Metalmark Capital and Maxum management received cash proceeds from the transaction and made a meaningful re-investment in the new venture. PRESS RELEASE Pilot Flying J, Waud Capital Partners (“WCP”), Metalmark Capital (“Metalmark”) and […]

Hoffmaster Sold in Secondary Buyout

Hoffmaster Group, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, has been acquired by Metalmark Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Hoffmaster is a North American designer, manufacturer and supplier of disposable tableware (including napkins, plates, tablecovers and placemats) sold to major consumer retail and foodservice customers. PRESS RELEASE Hoffmaster Group, Inc. (“Hoffmaster” or […]

Metalmark Capital Sells Tegrant–CORRECTED

Sonoco, a global packaging companies, has acquired Tegrant Corporation, a leading provider of highly engineered protective, temperature-assured and retail security packaging solutions, from Metalmark Capital for $550 million. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated Metalmark’s holdings in the headline. PRESS RELEASE Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that […]

Metalmark Capital Buys Bostwick Labs

New York buyout shop Metalmark Capital has acquired a majority stake in Glen Allen, Va.-based Bostwick Laboratories Inc., the firm announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bostwick Laboratories is a provider of urologic anatomic pathology laboratory services. The Metalmark investment will help Bostwick with growth efforts and to expand development of its pathology laboratory services, which specialize in the monitoring and diagnosis of cancer.

Metalmark Capital Exits Tegrant

Plastic packaging producer Sonoco Products Co. will buy protective-packaging company Tegrant Corp. for $550 million in cash from private equity firm Metalmark Capital, Reuters reported Monday.

Jordan Co. Deals Diversified Clinical Services Stake as it Merges with National Healing Corp.

National Healing Corp. and Diversified Clinical Services, both wound care management companies and both based in Florida, will merge. PE firm the Jordan Co. will relinquish its stake in Diversified Clinical Services as part of the transaction. Specifics on the deal were not provided. Moelis & Company and Jefferies & Company are serving as financial advisors to Diversified Clinical Services. SNR Denton US LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP are serving as Diversified Clinical Services’ legal counsel.

PE-backed Jones Buys Southridge, Pablo Properties

Jones Energy Holdings, which is backed by private equity investor Metalmark Capital, has acquired all the producing properties owned by Southridge Energy LLC and Pablo Energy. The company has also entered into a joint venture with the two energy companies to develop the remaining undrilled locations on the properties. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Jones is an energy exploration and production company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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