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Axial Deal Digest: Closed Deals and Top Stories from September

Nick Coetzee | October 8, 2019

Welcome to the September edition of Axial’s Lower Middle Market Digest, your source of news and deal announcements featuring boutique investment banks, family offices, private equity-backed portfolio companies, and lower middle market businesses.
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Featured New Members

– Investment BanksAllegiance, Financo, Billow Butler, Salem Partners, Berenton Hanley & Co.

– Corporates: Alithya, Fuze HR Solutions, HAWE Hydraulik

– Private Equity FirmsWesthook Capital, Pillsman Partners, OP Capital

– Family OfficesCrownStar Capital, ALEC Capital, Bull Creek Capital

– Independent SponsorsNTC Group, Squarefield Capital, JQA Capital

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Shoutouts

  • Advent International Raises $2 Billion for Global Technology Fund. Read More
  • GeBBS Wins Prestigious NASSCOM 2019 Customer Excellence Award. Read More
  • AUA Private Equity Awarded Top PRI Score. Read More
  • Carter Morse & Goodrich Named Finalist for “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year”. Read More
  • Butcher Joseph & Co. Receives Five Nominations for the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Read More

Thought Leadership 

  • Direct-To-Consumer Selling Is Coming To Retail Categories You Couldn’t Have Even Imagined (Triangle Capital LLCRead More
  • M&A Quarterly News In The Food and Beverage Industry Sector (Corporate Finance AssociatesRead More
  • Easy Money? Private Capital’s Drawbacks (Auctus Capital Partners) Read More
  • Exit Planning Timeline: How Long Will it Take to Leave Your Business? (Carpenter Hawke & Co.) Read More
  • 10 Tips for Preparing for and Managing a Private Equity Investor Relationship (Excellere PartnersRead More
  • Who Cares About Culture? Customers Care. A Lot. (StrategexRead More
  • Is The Casper Of Healthcare Just What Private Equity Ordered? (Driehaus Private EquityRead More
  • How Much Collateral Is Needed to Get a Secured Loan? (Fora FinancialRead More

People Moves

  • Juniper Capital Management adds Stacy Repult as a Principal. Read More
  • Oak Ridge Financial Welcomes Mike Wier to Institutional Fixed Income Team. Read More
  • Stephens Enhances European Sponsor Coverage Capability with Simon Tilley Hire. Read More
  • Former IBM M&A Practice Leader Joins LockeBridge to Lead Technology Investment Banking Practice. Read More
  • Michael Taylor joins Peakstone as Managing Director. Read More
  • Paul Cocco, Snack Foods Industry Veteran Joins BMI Mergers & AcquisitionsRead More
  • Geoff Baird Joins LLR Partners to Lead its Value Creation Team. Read More
  • HBM Welcomes Doug Bolen to Lead Information Technology. Read More
  • H.I.G Capital Hires Ed Pallesen to Lead Infrastructure Team. Read More
  • Etienne Lecomte joins Advent International France as an Industry Advisor. Read More

Deal News from Sell-Side Members

  • Cascadia Capital Advises Firestone Pacific Foods in its Acquisition by Agriculture Capital Management. Read More
  • Baker Tilly Capital advises Suburban Group on recent sale to High Street Capital. Read More
  • PJ Solomon is Advising MJR Digital Cinemas on its Sale to Kinepolis Group. Read More
  • Marlin & Associates Advises StatPro Group plc on a US $230 Take-Private Transaction. Read More
  • Skyway Capital Markets Leads Capital Raising Momentum for Washlava with Unique Non-Dilutive Growth Financing. Read More
  • The Forbes M&A Group Advises Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services on its Sale to Foundation Partners. Read More
  • ROTH Capital Partners Advises SPY on its Merger with Bollé Brands. Read More
  • Everingham & Kerr Advises Bucks County Trolley Co. on its acquisition by a Privately Held Company. Read More
  • Peakstone Serves as M&A Advisor to Countryside Tank Company on Sale to TerraVest Industries. Read More
  • Woodbridge International Closes Sale of Critical Industrial Maintenance Provider. Read More
  • Bryant Park Capital Arranges $104.5 Million in Captial for Legis Finance, A Commercial Litigation Finance Company. Read More
  • Butcher Joseph Advises AMPAM Parks Mechanical on Employee Buyout. Read More​​​​​​
  • Craft Capital Management Secures 2 MM Installment Loan for Leading Online Retailer YogaClub. Read More
  • Shamrock Steel Has Been Acquired by Triple-S Steel. Statesman Business Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to Shamrock throughout the transaction. Read More​​​​​​
  • Capital Value Advisors Represents Bluefin, LLC in its Acquisitionby EMEX Holdings, LLC, a Portfolio Company of 02 Investment Partners LLC. Read More

 


Deal News from Buy-Side Members

  • Halifax Group Invests in Prairie Industries and Nu-Pak. Read More
  • Stonehenge Capital invests $5 million in Ohio-based Bedrock Earthworks to boost growth and double workforce. Read More
  • Corestream Secures Investment from LLR PartnersRead More
  • Huron Capital’s Albireo Energy Acquires Environmental Energy Corp. Read More
  • Presidio Invests $75M to Merge 15 Companies, Creating Bravas, a Nationwide Designer of Luxury Smart Home Systems. Read More
  • Akeneo Raises $46 Million, led by Summit Partners, to Expand Its Leadership in Product Experience Management. Read More
  • High Road Capital Partners’ Portfolio Company U-C Coatings Acquires Eco Chemical. Read More
  • Bertram Capital Announces Investment in Solo Stovek. Read More
  • Great Point Partners Backed Spine & Sport Physical Therapy Completes Acquisition of Wisdom Physical Therapy. Read More
  • TSG Consumer Partners To Acquire Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers. Read More
  • Branford Castle Partners hits stride with acquisition of Pulse Veterinary Technologies, an industry-leading provider of products to the global horse and house pet healthcare markets. Read More
  • Highview Capital Backed National Fire & Safety Announces Acquisition of Elite Fire Protection Systems. Read More
  • Martis Capital Completes Investment in Credible Behavioral Health. Read More
  • Volaris Group Expands its Risk and Compliance Offerings through the Acquisition Of Holocentric. Read More
  • Valsoft Enters the Aviation Vertical With the Acquisition of Commsoft OASES. Read More

 


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