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Axial’s LMM Digest: January Edition

Nick Coetzee | February 11, 2020


Lower Middle Market Deal Digest

Welcome to the January edition of Axial’s Lower Middle Market Digest, your source of news, deal announcements, and all things LMM.

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Investment Banks
Threadstone Advisors, XLCS Partners, Large Practice Sales, Integrity Square, Blue Harbor Capital Advisors

Allegion, Utility Partners, Corporate Payroll Services

Private Equity Firms
Insight Partners, Castle Island Partners, American Pacific Group

Family Offices
Mallard Capital, Reddick Wellington Investments, Berenson & Company

Independent Sponsors
Beverly Capital, Southport Group, Lancer Capital Management

People Moves

HIG Capital

Gauge Capital Continues to Invest in Healthcare Team with Recent Hire of David Friedman.
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Kainos Capital

John Hutchinson Joins Varsity Brands as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
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Spire Capital Announces the Promotion of Rupali Varma.
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C&W Services

LLR Partners Promotes Sasank Aleti and Michael Levenberg to Partner.
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FTI Consulting

Chris Reenock Joins Carter Morse & Goodrich.
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Aegis Capital Corp

Stephens Inc. Expands Institutional Sales Team with Senior UK Hire.
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Protegrity Advisors

GreerWalker Adds 5 New Partners.
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Progress Partners Hires Gretchen Tibbits as Managing Director.
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Member Shoutouts

Madison Street Capital Awarded “Information Technology Deal of the Year” by The M&A Advisor’s 14th Annual Turnaround Awards.
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Dresner Partners

Happy Anniversary – martinwolf M&A Advisors Celebrates 23 Years.
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Baker Tilly

Berkery Noyes Releases Financial Technology and Information Industry M&A Report For Full Year 2019.
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Strategex Expands its Private Equity Solutions to Include 80/20 Value Creation Consulting.
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Star Mountain Capital

Huron Capital Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year with Record Number of Deals Closed in 2019.
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GeBBS Healthcare

Thought Leadership

M&A Quarterly News In The Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Industry Sector (Corporate Finance Associates)
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Application Software M&A: 2019 Recap and 2020 Forecast (Solganick & Co.)
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How a Management Team Adds Value to Your Business (Mt. Vista Capital)
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Beauty Retailers Are Finding New Ways To Attract Customers And Keep Them Coming Back (Triangle Capital)
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An Introduction to M&A Purchasing Agreements (CGK Business Sales)
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M&A Activity in Canada Should be Strong in 2020 (

Crosbie & Company Inc.)
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What Is a Personal Guarantee on a Business Loan and Why We Don’t Require One (Lighter Capital)
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Deal News from Sell-Side Members

New Direction Partners Advises Florida Based Sun Graphic Technologies on its Recent Sale.
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Trilogy Warehouse Partners, advised by R.L. Hulett, has partnered  with Tilia Holdings, LLC.
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Plethora Businesses Advises Xebec in Acquisition of Air & Gas Company.
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The Independence Group Completes Sale of Refrigeration & HVAC Company.
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Peakstone Group Advises CALco Pallets on its Sale to Strength Capital.
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Everingham & Kerr Advise Northeast Coffee Distributor on its Acquisition by a Regional Strategic Acquirer.
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Auctus Capital Partners Supports Cybersecurity and Microsoft Cloud Solutions Acquisition, Advises 5nine in Acronis Buyout.
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Calder Capital Represents Topps Safety Apparel, Inc. on its Acquisition by Pinnacle Textile Industries.
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Chesapeake Corporate Advisors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to A.L. Smith Glass Company, Inc. in its sale to American Insulated Glass, LLC. .
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Protegrity Advises The Garden Dept. in its Acquisition by SiteOne Landscaping Supply.
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SSG Capital Advises St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in its Sale to Tower Health and Drexel University.
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Cascadia Capital Advises The Lion Brewery in Acquisition by Encore Consumer Capital.
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Deal News from Buy-Side Members

ParkSouth Ventures closes Platform Investment in Enterprise Computing Services of Shreveport, LA and completes first add-on with Acquisition of My IT of New Orleans, LA.
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Thermal Solutions Manufacturing, a Portfolio Company of Altus Capital Partners III, L.P., Acquires Alfa Laval Champ.
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J.F. Lehman & Company Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Global Marine Group.
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The Halifax Group Invests in TriMech, a Leading Provider of Engineering Design Solutions.
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One Equity Partners Completes Investment in Computer Design and Integration.
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MEI Rigging & Crating, a Portfolio Company of Dorilton Capital, Expands into Southern California with the Acquisition of Dunkel Bros.
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Huron Capital’s Albireo Energy Acquires Advanced Automated Systems, Inc.
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eClinical Solutions Announces Growth Equity Investment from Summit Partners.
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CIVC Partners Portfolio Company Magna Legal Services Acquires RecordTrak.
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Sheridan Capital Partners Invests in Tarrytown Expocare.
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Circle Graphics, an H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company, Completes Acquisition of Metromedia Technologies.
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SCF Partners Invests in Contract Resources.
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Volaris Group Expands Position in Communications & Media Vertical with Acquisition of Lifecycle Software LTD.
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Winsupply acquires plumbing, heating distributor Rosen Supply.
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Kriya Capital Acquires Mississippi Based Receivable Solutions Specialist.
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American Securities Completes Investment in United PF.
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