PE-backed H-D buys FirstMark

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company has acquired Firstmark Corp. Steen Associates Ltd. and Troutman Sanders LLP advised Firstmark on the transaction while TCW Direct Lending and PNC Business Credit provided financing for the deal. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Firstmark is a maker of components for the aerospace and defense industries. H-D is backed by The Riverside Company, Hicks Equity Partners and Weinberg Capital Group.


PE-backed Dwyer Group buys Service Brands International

Dwyer Group Inc, which is backed by The Riverside Company, has acquired Service Brands International. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Service Brands International is a multi-franchise system that includes Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman. No financial terms were disclosed.


Riverside Company exits ECN

The Riverside Company has sold its stake in Emergency Communications Network (ECN) to Veritas Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Ormand Beach, Florida-based ECN provides a SaaS-based mass notification solution that allows government and commercial clients to communicate with constituents. William Blair advised on the transaction.


The Riverside Company invests in Area Wide Protective

The Riverside Company said Wednesday it invested in Area Wide Protective. Financial terms weren’t announced. Kent, Ohio-Area Wide provides temporary management solutions to customers including utilities, utility contractors, and telecommunications companies. GE Antares Capital, Madison Capital, NewStar Financial, and MidCap Financial provided senior debt financing and Audax Mezzanine provided mezzanine debt.


DW Healthcare exits Health & Safety Institute

DW Healthcare Partners said Tuesday it has sold its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute Inc., to The Riverside Company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Eugene, Oregon-based Health & Safety is a for-profit health and safety training and compliance company. Harris Williams & Co. advised the company.


Riverside invests in HSI again

The Riverside Company is investing again in Health & Safety Institute. No financial terms were disclosed. Previously, Riverside invested in HSI and exited its stake in 2012. MidCap Financial, Maranon Capital and GCM Financial provided financing for the transaction while Jones Day advised Riverside. Based in Eugene, Oregon, HSI is a provider of healthcare and workplace safety training and compliance solutions.


Riverside Company adds-on C-Learning

The Riverside Company has added-on e-learning course developer C-Learning to its platform company Learning Seat. The investment will provide new technical capabilities, content development expertise and customers to Learning Seat, which provides online courses, training tools and other resources.


Riverside-backed Spectrio acquires MOHPlus

Spectrio, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, has closed its buy of Message On Hold Plus. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, MOHPlus is a provider of on-hold marketing messaging.


Riverside acquires Chilton as an add-on

The Riverside Company has acquired food safety company Chilton Consulting Group as an add-on to its Alchemy Systems platform. No financial terms were disclosed. Jones Day and Deloitte advised Riverside on the transaction while Wells Fargo provided the financing.


Riverside and True North invest in Summit Environmental, also form IFS Group

The Riverside Company and True North Equity LLC have made an undisclosed investment in Summit Environmental Services, a provider of outsourced industrial cleaning, excavation and field services. Also, Riverside and True North have teamed up to launch IFS Group, a new platform holding company that will focus on providing industrial and field services that back power generation and process industries.

IFA inducts Riverside’s Siegel into its Hall of Fame

Steve Siegel, a senior advisor at The Riverside Company, has been inducted into the International Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame. Prior to joining Riverside, Siegel carved a significant niche in the franchising sector, the highlights of which included a successful career as a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. He is also a former IFA chairman.


Riverside backs Pro-Vigil

The Riverside Company has made an undisclosed investment in Pro-Vigil Inc. Jones Day and Deloitte advised Riverside on the transaction while Deerpath Capital provided financing for it. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Pro-Vigil is a provider of remote video surveillance and monitoring solutions for large outdoor properties.


Riverside Company invests in Bike24

The Riverside Company has invested in Bike24. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dresden, Germany-based Bike24 provides bicycle components and related equipment to consumers globally. Berenberg Bank provided financing for the transaction.

Nasim named DMA’s president, CEO

DMA, which is owned by The Riverside Company, said Wednesday that Naseer Nasim was named president and CEO. Beaverton, Oregon-based DMA provides financial services analytics for banks and credit unions. Nasim was previously the Account Processing President at Fiserv Credit Union Solutions.


Riverside exits Rameder

The Riverside Company has sold its stake in Rameder. No financial terms were disclosed. Altium Capital, Watson Farley & Williams, Roland Berger and KPMG served as advisors to Riverside on the transaction. Based in Germany, Rameder is an online retailer of tow-bars, automotive carrier systems and related accessories.


Riverside Co.’s acquires Digital Ignite

The Riverside Company’s portfolio company has acquired Digital Ignite, a SaaS-based continuing education and learning management program for member-based organizations., based in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides software and services for membership groups.


Riverside Company invests in Alcohol Monitoring Systems

The Riverside Company has made a minority investment in Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc., which provides electronic monitoring technologies used to monitor alcohol and criminal offenders. This is Riverside’s second investment led by the Riverside Strategic Capital team.


The Riverside Company sells Precision Wire Components

The Riverside Company said Tuesday it has sold Precision Wire Components to Creganna-Tactx Medical. Financial terms weren’t announced. Tualatin, Ore.-based Creganna-Tactx is an outsourced manufacturer of complex wire components and assemblies serving the minimally invasive medical device industry. Jones Day and Piper Jaffray advised Riverside on the deal.

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