MidOcean Partners

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies.wikipedia
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MidOcean was originally formed by the managers of DB Capital Partners to acquire Deutsche Bank's late stage private equity investments in the United States and Europe in one of the largest private equity secondary transactions completed to date.
The most notable example of this type of transaction is the spinout of MidOcean Partners from Deutsche Bank in 2003.

Midtown Manhattan

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The firm, founded in February 2003, is based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with an office in London and more than 20 investment professionals globally.
Midtown contains the headquarters of major companies, including 4Kids Entertainment (formerly), Barnes & Noble, Bloomberg L.P., Ernst & Young, Calvin Klein, Cantor Fitzgerald, CBS Corporation, Citigroup, Colgate-Palmolive, Cushman & Wakefield, DC Comics, Deloitte, Duane Reade, Estée Lauder Companies, Foot Locker, Frederator Studios, JPMorgan Chase, Hess Corporation, Kroll Inc., L-3 Communications, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Marvel Entertainment, MetLife, MidOcean Partners, Morgan Stanley, NBC Universal, The New York Times Company, NexCen Brands, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Incorporated (Saks Fifth Avenue), The Sharper Image, Simon & Schuster, Six Flags, TBWA Worldwide, Thomson Reuters, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, The Travelers Companies, Univision Communications, and Viacom.

AlpInvest Partners

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Among the investors in the transaction were NIB Capital Private Equity (today AlpInvest Partners), HarbourVest Partners, Paul Capital Partners, Coller Capital, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and CPP Investment Board, with investments from Northwestern Mutual, The Yucaipa Companies and Presidential Life.

CCMP Capital

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The spinout of MidOcean came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).
The spinout of CCMP came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Deutsche Bank (MidOcean Partners) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).

Center Parcs UK and Ireland

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During a move in 2001 to concentrate on their core brewing business, Scottish and Newcastle sold the UK side of Center Parcs to venture capitalists Deutsche Bank Capital Partners.

Court Square Capital Partners

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The spinout of MidOcean came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).
The spin out of Court Square came at the same time as the spin outs of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital), Deutsche Bank (MidOcean Partners) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).

Palace Entertainment

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On February 27, 2006, it was announced that MidOcean Partners was to acquire Palace Entertainment.

Metalmark Capital

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
The spinout of MidOcean came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).
The spinout of MSCP came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Deutsche Bank (MidOcean Partners) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).

Deutsche Bank

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MidOcean was originally formed by the managers of DB Capital Partners to acquire Deutsche Bank's late stage private equity investments in the United States and Europe in one of the largest private equity secondary transactions completed to date.

Jenny Craig, Inc.

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In May 2002, Jenny Craig, Inc., was acquired by MidOcean Partners, a New York and London-based private equity investment firm, and ACI Capital, a New York-based private investment firm.

Avista Capital Partners

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The spinout of MidOcean came at the same time as the spinouts of private equity groups from other leading investment banks including: JPMorgan Chase (CCMP Capital), Citigroup (Court Square Capital Partners), Morgan Stanley (Metalmark Capital) and Credit Suisse First Boston (Avista Capital Partners, Diamond Castle Holdings).
Avista's spinoff from Credit Suisse was at the same time as private equity groups from other leading investment banks were formed including JPMorgan Chase's CCMP Capital, Citigroup's Court Square Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank's MidOcean Partners, and Morgan Stanley's Metalmark Capital.

Prestige Brands

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In 2004, MidOcean Partners sold Prestige Brands to GTCH Golder Rauner.

LegalShield

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In 2011, Pre-Paid Legal went from being traded on the New York Stock Exchange back to being a private company when it was acquired by MidOcean Partners for $650 million and subsequently changed its name to LegalShield.

Sbarro

Pizzarina SbarroSbarro Street Station
In early 2007, Sbarro was acquired by MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm with offices in New York and London.

United Biscuits

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In October 2006, MidOcean Partners sold the company to a consortium made up of the Blackstone Group and PAI Partners.

Bushnell Corporation

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* Bushnell Corporation, sold in 2013 to Alliant Techsystems/ATK
In 2007, Bushnell was acquired by MidOcean Partners, another private equity firm, which acquired it in a leveraged recapitalization.

Water Pik

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In 2013 it was sold to MidOcean Partners and Vulcan Capital.

Private equity firm

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies.

Leveraged buyout

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies.

Leveraged recapitalization

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies.

Growth capital

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies.

Middle-market company

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MidOcean Partners is an American private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments in middle-market companies. The firm has historically focused on investments in middle market companies in four core industries including business services; consumer and leisure companies, media and niche industrial services.

Mass media

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The firm has historically focused on investments in middle market companies in four core industries including business services; consumer and leisure companies, media and niche industrial services.

New York City

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The firm, founded in February 2003, is based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with an office in London and more than 20 investment professionals globally.

London

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The firm, founded in February 2003, is based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with an office in London and more than 20 investment professionals globally.