News Archive

Aug 29, 2014

Clairvest today announced the recap of Light Tower Rentals, a high growth and diversified specialty equipment rental and services company focused on the oil & gas sector. Constitution Capital Partners (“CCP”), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Clairvest in Light Tower Rentals.

Jul 8, 2014

London Broadcasting Company (LBC), a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners, today announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of six Texas-based television stations to Gannett Co. Inc., an international media and marketing solutions company, for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC. LBC is a Dallas, TX based media company, which owns and operates media properties in Texas.

Jul 7, 2014

Insignia Capital Group (Insignia) today announced that it has acquired Truco Enterprises. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American Buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Insignia. Truco is a leading developer and marketer of tortilla chips, salsa and queso under the On The Border® brand. The Company’s products are sold nationally through grocery retailers, club stores and mass merchandisers.

Jun 30, 2014

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced that it will acquire Flagstone Foods, the leading provider of private label healthy snacks, one of the fastest growing on-trend categories in the food industry. TreeHouse has agreed to pay Gryphon Investors and other shareholders $860 million in cash for the business, subject to an adjustment for working capital. Constitution Capital Partners (“CCP”), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Gryphon Investors in acquiring Flagstone Foods. Flagstone Foods purchases, prepares, packages, distributes and sells over 1,500 branded and private label varieties of snack nuts, trail mixes, dried fruit, snack mixes and other wholesome snacks to major retailers in North America.

Jun 18, 2014

Kinderhook Industries today announced that it has sold EQ to US Ecology. The Environmental Quality Company (EQ) is a fully-integrated environmental services company. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, is a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Industries in EQ. EQ is a fully-integrated environmental services and waste management organization based in Wayne, Michigan.

Jun 4, 2014

Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) today announced the acquisition of PATS Aircraft Systems (PATS), a boutique provider of a diverse array of aircraft services, components and integrated systems to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), airline operators, ultra-high net worth individuals, governments and corporations worldwide. Constitution Capital Partners (“CCP”), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Moelis Capital Partners in acquiring PATS Aircraft Holdings.

May 14, 2014

London Broadcasting Company (LBC), a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of six Texas based television stations to Gannett Co. Inc., an international media and marketing solutions company, for $215 million in an all cash transaction. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC.

Apr 14, 2014

Custom Ecology, Inc. ("Custom Ecology"), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC ("Kinderhook"), announced today the acquisition of B.J. Bear Grain Co. LTD., ("B.J. Bear"). B.J. Bear is the fourth acquisition by Kinderhook on the Custom Ecology platform. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, is a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Industries in Custom Ecology.

Apr 7, 2014

US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EQ -The Environmental Quality Company (EQ), a fully-integrated environmental services company. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP) is a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Industries in EQ.

Mar 17, 2014

Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. ("Armored AutoGroup"), a leading manufacturer of car care products primarily under the Armor All® and STP® brands, today announced that it has acquired IDQ Acquisition Corp. ("IDQ"). IDQ is the leading manufacturer of do-it-yourself air conditioner recharge products and was previously owned by an affiliate of Kinderhook Industries, LLC. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, is a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in Armored AutoGroup.

Mar 17, 2014

Wind Point Partners announced that that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell portfolio company Hearthside Food Solutions to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital. Constitution Capital Partners is a co-investor alongside Wind Point in Hearthside.

Feb 19, 2014

TGR Financial, Inc. (TGR) and First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (FIRST NATIONAL BANK) announced the final approval of the bank’s merger with Shamrock Bank. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as an equity investor alongside other investors in TGR.

Feb 11, 2014

Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR) announced today that it has completed an initial public offering. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, is a co-investor alongside Towerbrook in Ladder Capital.

Dec 6, 2013

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital in a transaction involving the acquisition of a pharmaceutical company named Acino Holding AG.

Nov 21, 2013

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Moelis Capital Partners in a transaction involving the acquisition of OmniSYS.

Oct 22, 2013

EmployBridge announced today that it has acquired certain branch operations of Employment Plus. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in EmployBridge.

Oct 3, 2013

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, completed the sale of its co-investment alongside Catterton Partners in Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores.

Jun 24, 2013

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in a transaction involving the acquisition of Telular Corporation.

May 15, 2013

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in a transaction involving the merger of Two Portfolio Companies: Hearthside Food Solutions and Ryt-Way Industries.

May 9, 2013

Hearthside Food Solutions (“Hearthside”), a Wind Point Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Golden Temple business, a manufacturer of all-natural ready-to-eat cereals and granola, to Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST). Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in Hearthside.

Apr 24, 2013

Alegeus Technologies announced its acquisition of Workable Solutions, a leading provider of private health insurance exchange technology solutions. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as co-investor alongside Lightyear Capital in Alegeus.

Jan 7, 2013

London Broadcasting Company (LBC) announced today the acquisition of Fox Affiliates and MyNetwork TV stations in Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC.

Dec 18, 2012

Wind Point Partners today announced that portfolio company Petmate acquired JW Pet Company and Canine Hardware. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in Petmate.

Oct 2, 2012

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity in a transaction involving a majority investment in Creative Circle.

Sep 28, 2012

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today it has completed the acquisition of 180 Medical Holdings, Inc. (“180 Medical”). Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in Convatec.

Aug 15, 2012

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Lightyear Capital in a transaction involving the creation of Alegeus Technologies.

Jul 20, 2012

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Naples, Florida, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) to assume all of the deposits, substantially all of the assets, and certain liabilities of The Royal Palm Bank of Florida, Naples, Florida. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as an equity investor alongside other investors in First National Bank of the Gulf Coast.

Jul 17, 2012

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in a transaction involving the acquisition of WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (WOW!).

Mar 6, 2012

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Industries in a transaction involving the acquisition of First Tee by Custom Ecology.

Mar 2, 2012

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care today announced that Amcare Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConvaTec Holdings UK Ltd, has acquired SureCalm Healthcare Holdings Ltd and subsidiaries (“SureCalm Healthcare”), a UK-based homecare services group that specializes in the home delivery of prescribable stoma care and continence devices. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in Convatec.

Nov 22, 2011

Hearthside Food Solutions (“Hearthside”) announced today the acquisition of the Roskam’s Granola business unit including manufacturing operations in Grand Rapids, Mich. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in Hearthside.

Sep 1, 2011

ConvaTec Inc., a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care today announced that the company has acquired Boston Medical Device, Inc. (BMD). Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in Convatec.

Jul 25, 2011

Petmate, a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners, today announced that it has acquired Kennel-Aire. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in Petmate.

May 24, 2011

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the acquisition of Employbridge.

May 9, 2011

Construction Partners, Inc. (CPI) today announced the acquisition of the highway construction assets of FSC II, LLC dba Fred Smith Company (Smith) with operations in the Raleigh, North Carolina MSA. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in CPI.

Apr 19, 2011

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, commits capital alongside other investors in First National Bank of the Gulf Coast.

Mar 16, 2011

Construction Partners, Inc. (CPI) today announced the acquisition of the highway construction assets of Everett Dykes Grassing Co., Inc (Dykes). Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in CPI.

Jan 24, 2011

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in a transaction involving the acquisition of Petmate.

Dec 1, 2010

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in a transaction involving the creation of a new company called Armored AutoGroup.

Nov 15, 2010

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Gryphon Investors in acquiring Ann’s House of Nuts, Inc (Ann’s) and American Importing Company, Inc (Amport).

Aug 31, 2010

London Broadcasting Company, Inc. (LBC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABC affiliate KIII-TV from Channel 3 of Corpus Christi, Inc., a company owned by Michael D. McKinnon and his family. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC.

Aug 25, 2010

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, completed an additional co-investment alongside Catterton Partners in a transaction involving Mid -Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) and the acquisition of an additional convenience stores/fuel stations.

Aug 23, 2010

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside American Securities acquires Fairmount Minerals.

Jun 24, 2010

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Catterton Partners in a transaction involvingthe creation of Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (“MACS”) and the acquisition of a portfolio of convenience stores from Uppy’s Convenience Stores, Inc. and ExxonMobil Corporation.

May 19, 2010

The Environmental Quality Company (“EQ”) today announced that the company has acquired Envirite. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, is a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Indutries in EQ.

Jul 31, 2009

London Broadcasting Company, Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of KBMT-TV from Texas Telecasting, Inc. Broadcasting both the ABC and NBC affiliates; KBMT-TV serves the citizens of Southeast Texas including the cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC.

May 1, 2009

London Broadcasting Company, Inc. (LBC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of KCEN-TV NBC 9 from Channel 6, Inc. and Mrs. Sue Mayborn. KCEN-TV serves the citizens of Temple, Waco, Killeen and Bryan-College Station. Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners in LBC.

Apr 13, 2009

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Wind Point Partners in the acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions.

Nov 28, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside SunTx Capital Partners with an investment in the formation of London Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Nov 26, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Kinderhook Industries in a transaction involving the acquisition of The Environmental Quality Company.

Nov 12, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Towerbrook Capital Partners in a transaction involving the creation of Ladder Capital Finance which is a newly formed specialty finance company.

Aug 1, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Avista Capital Partners in the acquisition of Convatec from Bristo-Myers Squibb Company.

Jul 28, 2008

Backed by Britain’s second-largest pension fund, Dan Cahill of Constitution Capital Partners has got the firepower he needs to take the US mid-market by storm.

Jul 15, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, participated as a co-investor alongside Nautic Partners in the acquisition of Canada Cartage.

Jun 19, 2008

Constitution Capital Partners (CCP), a new private equity firm focused on North American buyouts, and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the United Kingdom's second largest pension fund, today announced that CCP has raised $600 million from USS to invest in North American middle market private equity funds and direct co-investments.