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Blacksmith Brands Inc. ("Blacksmith Brands") was created by Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC ("Charlesbank") in partnership with industry veteran Peter Mann, who will serve as Chairman and CEO, and with private equity professional Dana Schmaltz, who will serve as CFO. With more than 35 years' experience with consumer products, Mr. Mann is the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Prestige Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) ("Prestige") and Medtech Holdings, Inc. ("Medtech"), a prior portfolio of TSG Consumer Partners, and was also the President of the Americas Division for Block Drug. In forming Blacksmith Brands, Mr. ...
charged with managing the university's endowment, pension assets, working capital, and non-cash gifts. HMC is perhaps best known for managing the university's $34.9 billion endowment, the largest endowment in higher education. The company employs financial professionals to manage the approximately 11,000 funds that constitute the endowment. The company directly manages about 60% of the total endowment portfolio, while working closely with the external companies that manage the rest. The HMC is headed by a professional, who is appointed the title of president and chief executive officer of the company. Its well-known ...
Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC Acquires Five Consumer Products ...
has announced the formation of Blacksmith Brands Inc. with the acquisition of five over-the-counter (OTC) consumer products brands from McNEIL-PPC, Inc. The brands acquired by Blacksmith include: EFFERDENT ® denture cleaner; EFFERGRIP ® denture adhesive cream; LUDEN ’S® throat drops; NASALCROM ® nasal allergy relief spray; and PEDIACARE ® children’s cough and cold medicine and Gentle Vapors waterless vaporizer. The top two brands in this portfolio, EFFERDENT® and LUDEN’S®, are market leaders in niche categories, and all five represent meaningful growth opportunities. Blacksmith Brands intends to invest significant advertising, ... market research, surveys and trends
Vancouver-based Papa Murphy's sale wraps up |
Papa Murphy's reported sales of $630 million in 2009, a 7 percent increase in a year in which many other restaurant chains reported sales declines. Companywide, sales have increased 63 percent since 2004. Papa Murphy's International announced today that its sale to New York-based Lee Equity Partners is now complete. "We have worked very hard to complete this transaction, and we are all eager to get on with the next chapter in the life of the Papa Murphy's brand," John Barr, chairman and chief executive of the Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain, said in a news release. "The management team ... market research, surveys and trends


Fund-Raising By U.S. Venture Capital Funds Fell 55% in 2009: We ...
half, though, was raised by two Boston buyout funds, Charlesbank Capital Partners ($1.5 billion) and TA Associates ($4 billion). Among Boston-area venture firms, Bain Capital Ventures raised the largest amount—$475 million for a fund that remains open. Charles River Ventures ($320 million) and Matrix Partners ($450 million) both raised more funds than they had targeted. —In Seattle, Dow Jones found that five funds raised a total of nearly $28.6 million last year, although all five remain open to additional investments. Four of those were classified as venture funds: Alliance of Angels; Denny Hill Capital; Divergent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Crosstex Energy Services | Crosstex Energy, L.P. | Investors ...
(NASDAQ: XTEX) (the Partnership) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its assets in Mississippi , Alabama and South Texas for $220 million to Southcross Energy, LLC , a Dallas -based natural gas transportation and processing company. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down more than $200 million of the Partnership’s outstanding debt, which will satisfy the targets for debt reductions in September 2009 and December 2009 established in the Partnership’s recent amendments to its debt facilities. The Partnership expects the sale to close on industry trends, business articles and survey research
California Pizza Kitchen earnings less grim than expected
As California Pizza Kitchen Inc. announced that its second-quarter earnings weren't quite as grim as expected, rumors bubbled over a reportedly dead deal between the casual dining chain and its would-be buyer, private-equity firm American Securities Capital Partners. The Los Angeles-based company declined Thursday to comment on talk about whether a deal was quashed, as was reported this week in the New York Post. The company, which offers unusual items such as Korean barbecue steak tacos and pear and gorgonzola pizza, reported net income of $4.2 million, or 17 cents a share, for the quarter ended July 4. That's a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces Semi-Annual Dividend
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jul 29, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Wintrust Financial Corporation ("Wintrust" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors approved a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.09 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on August 26, 2010 to shareholders of record as of August 12, 2010. This cash dividend is the same as the per share common stock dividend paid in January of 2010. WINTRUST SUBSIDIARIES AND LOCATIONS Wintrust is a financial holding company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market . Its 15 community ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Mar 3, 2009 ... group, now including Charlesbank Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley AIP, ... Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
PRIM Board >Asset Allocation (12/31/05)
Capital Resource Lenders. • Charles River Ventures. • Charlesbank Capital Partners. • Commonwealth Capital Ventures. • Crossroads Group ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Board of Visitors
We are grateful to the members of our Board of Visitors (including Laura H. Milton '51, second from right) who give generously to The College and contribute to life on campus through mentoring, research, enterprise, and service.   Richard W. Babinecz ’67, G’69 General Counsel Consolidated Edison New York, New York S. Jeffrey Bastable ’69, G’73 Director for Major and Planned Gifts in Upstate New York American Cancer Society Syracuse, New York Kevin J. Bell ’74 Director, President, and CEO Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Illinois David Bing ’66, G‘95 Mayor City of Detroit ...
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What group bought out Captain D's restaurant?
Captain D’s is a U.S.-based chain of fast-food restaurants, specializing in seafood and fish and chips. The restaurant also features a low-carbohydrate menu. The first Captain D’s restaurant opened in Donelson, Tennessee, in 1969 under the name “Mr. D’s”. The “D” is the initial of the last name of the co-founder, Ray Danner. Many Captain D’s locations were originally selected to be near extant Shoney’s restaurants. Captain D’s has grown to become a restaurant chain with more than 600 locations in about twenty three states (primarily in the South and Midwest) as well as overseas. Its main competitor is Long John Silver’s. Captain ...
Shoppers Drug Mart at AllExperts
shopping mall). By 1962, Koffler's had created a chain of 17 pharmacies, which he renamed "Shoppers Drug Mart". Koffler revamped the concept of the twentieth century "drug store" in Canada by removing the soda fountain and emphasizing the dispensary, requiring his pharmacists to wear starched white coats as a symbol of their professionalism. In the mid-1950s, he began acquiring other drug stores and organized them around a then-novel franchising concept: pharmacist "associates" would own and operate their own stores within the system and share in the profits; among the more notable drug store ...