Lariat Partners, a Denver, CO-based private equity firm, has closed its first fund at $118m. Founded in January 2013 by Jay Coughlon and Kevin Mitchell, Lariat Partners focuses on the lower middle market targeting platform investments with EBITDA of $2m to $20m. The firm targets companies across a number of industries, including Specialty Agriculture and […]

NetDocuments, a Lehi, UT-based provider of a document and email management platform, received a a $25m equity investment from Frontier Capital. The company intends to use the funds to grow across the legal market. Founded in 1999 and led by Ken Duncan, CEO, and Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO, NetDocuments provides a cloud-based document management service for […]

Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity and special situations firm focused on the middle market, completed Littlejohn Fund V, L.P. with $2 billion of committed capital. Fund V’s investor base is international in scope and represents a diverse group of endowments and foundations, public and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, sovereign wealth […]

Pain Doctor, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based pain management company providing standardized care and high-quality service, recieved a significant growth capital investment from Catterton Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The company intends to use the proceeds to expand its reach across the U.S. and build its support businesses, which include lead generation, lab services […]

Nutrabolt (formerly named Woodbolt Distribution), a Bryan, Texas-based nutritional life sciences company, received a significant minority equity investment from MidOcean Partners. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Founded in 2002 and led by CEO Doss Cunningham and President Manish Patel, Nutrabolt produces a line of sports nutrition products under the Cellucor, Neon Sport […]

Maroon, an Avon, Ohio-based distributor of specialty chemicals, received a majority investment from New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Maroon’s management team retains a significant equity interest in the company. Founded in 1977 and led by Mark Reichard, President and CEO, Maroon supplies specialty additives, […]

New York, NY-based Private equity firm Kinderhook Industries has reached a first and final close of its fourth private equity investment fund, at $500m. Kinderhook Capital Fund IV has been supported by domestic endowments, foundations, family offices, pensions and other institutional capital bases. Founded in 2003 and led by Rob Michalik, Tom Tuttle and Chris […]

Involta, LLC, a Cedar Rapids, IA-based managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, raised a $50m equity financing round. The round was led by M/C Partners with participation from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. The company intends to use the funds to make strategic acquisitions, provide shareholder liquidity, and support its growth in […]

Flowline Limited, a Rayleigh, Essex, UK-based drainage contractor in the South East of England, received a £3m growth capital investment from Business Growth Fund. The investment, made in exchange of a minority stake in Flowline, enabled the business to acquire Kings Langley, Hertfordshire-based Clearaway Drainage Services Limited, supported organic growth, strengthened the senior management team […]

CRMnext, a Mumbai, Maharashtra, India-based global CRM (Customer relationship Management) product company, received a strategic investment from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to grow globally and increase its research and innovation portfolio. Led by Nishant Singh, CEO, CRMnext provides a global […]

WorldAPP, Inc., a Braintree, MA-based provider of an enterprise data collection and process optimization software solution, secured mezzanine financing from Bay Capital Investment Partners. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The company intends to use funds to expand product development, client services and marketing initiatives in the U.S., Europe, and other key markets. […]

Ardian Investment is to acquire Italmatch Chemicals, an Italian specialty chemicals manufacturer, from Mandarin Capital Partners (owner of a 67.6% stake) and the Malacalza family. The investment will support plans for further international growth, particularly in the U.S. and Asia. The senior management, including Italmatch CEO Sergio Iorio, will retain a 12% stake in the […]

WebPT, a Phoenix-based provider of an electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Chelsea Stoner, Battery Ventures General Partner, is joining the WebPT board The company intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded in 2006 by President and Chief Technology Officer […]

Leeds Novamark Management, a Reston, VA-based provider of flexible capital solutions to lower middle market companies, closed its first fund, at over $236m. Limited Partners in Leeds Novamark Capital I include both individual and institutional investors, regional and national banks, endowments and family offices. Structured as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) and led by […]

FireMon, an Overland Park, KS-based provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, received a majority investment from Insight Venture Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The current executive team will continue to lead the company, with Gary Fish serving as Executive Chairman and Jody Brazil as CEO. As part of the transaction, Insight […]