Palladium Equity Partners backs GoodWest

Palladium Equity Partners LLC has made an undisclosed investment in GoodWest Industries Inc. Fairmount Partners served as advisor to GoodWest on the transaction. Based in Warminster, Pennsylvania, GoodWest is a provider of food service dispensing solutions.


Palladium acquires TransForce

Palladium Equity Partners has acquired Alexandria, Virginia-based TransForce Inc, a staffing provider for the commercial transportation sector. No financial terms were disclosed.


Taco Bueno opens Colorado Springs location

Taco Bueno said Tuesday that it opened its first location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Taco Bueno, a Mexican quick service chain, is a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners LLC.


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.


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.

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