Palladium invests in Raben Tire

Palladium Equity Partners has made a “significant” investment in Raben Tire. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was made in partnership with the Raben family. Duff & Phelps Securities advised Raben Tire on the transaction. Raben Tire is a Midwest-based tire dealer and automotive services provider.


Palladium exits car repair business ABRA

Palladium Equity Partners closed its sale of ABRA Auto Body & Glass to Hellman & Friedman and ABRA’s senior management team. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a provider of car repair services.


J.M. Smucker to buy Sahale Snacks from Palladium

Palladium Equity Partners has agreed to sell Sahale Snacks to The J. M. Smucker Company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Seattle-based Sahale makes and markets premium, branded nut and fruit snacks, which are primarily sold in the United States under the Sahale Snacks® brand. Palladium first invested in Sahale in 2007 acquiring a “significant minority” stake. The PE firm then made a follow-on investment in 2012.


Palladium Equity acquires Q’Max Solutions

Palladium Equity Partners has acquired Q’Max Solutions, a global oilfield services company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Q’Max has operations in Latin America, North America and Asia.


PSERS to pull alternative investment contracts from public view

In the wake of the publication of 12 limited partnership agreements, the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System has decided to remove alternative investment contracts that were posted prior to 2012 on a publicly accessible database through the state treasurer’s website.


What the LPA leak shows about PE today

Some general partners have taken a fairly relaxed view of the recent leak of their limited partner agreements—which raises the point that what has been under lock and key for so long in this industry actually doesn’t need to be.

Reuters – Palladium Puts Taco Bueno on the Block

Mexican restaurant chain Taco Bueno has hired North Point Advisors to advise on a sale of the company, which could be valued at as much as $175 million, writes Reuters. Taco Bueno’s owner Palladium Equity Partners declined to comment through a spokesperson and North Point Advisors and Taco Bueno could not be reached for comment, […]

Palladium Equity Partners Backs Sahale Snacks

Palladium Equity Partners has made a follow-on investment in Seattle-based health food company Sahale Snacks. Terms of the investment were not released. Palladium has a “significant minority stake” in the company. The firm first invested in Sahale Snacks in 2007.

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