B. Riley Financial agreed to acquire FocalPoint Securities, an independent investment bank based in Los Angeles, for total consideration of up to $175 million.
Mizuho Americas signed an agreement to acquire Capstone Partners, an independent middle-market placement agent focused on fundraising and advisory services to private equity, credit, real asset and infrastructure investment firms.
Regions Financial, the parent company of Regions Bank, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Clearsight Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions firm. Regions Financial plans to incorporate Clearsight Advisors into Regions Bank’s capital markets division.
Galaxy Universal, a portfolio company of Gainline Capital Partners, agreed to acquire the And1, Avia, Gaiam and SPRI brands from Sequential Brands Group for approximately $330 million. KKR led the debt financing for the acquisition and will participate as a co-investor.
An affiliate of Fundamental Advisors completed its acquisition of MMA Capital Holdings, an infrastructure finance company focused on providing debt financing for renewable energy projects, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $162 million.
H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm with $45 billion of equity capital under management, sold its portfolio company, US Medical Supply, to Advanced Diabetes Supply, a portfolio company of Court Square Capital Partners.
Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, acquired boutique advisory firm Baylor Klein as it continues to grow its corporate finance business in Europe.
JAKKS Pacific refinanced its existing term loan facility with a new first lien term loan facility from Benefit Street Partners and entered into a new $67.5 million asset-based revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase.
VSS Capital Partners, a private investment firm, completed a growth capital investment in Ambulatory Management Solutions, a turnkey provider of outpatient anesthesia, surgical and administrative services.
Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, hired Jonathan Guskind as a managing director in its healthcare group covering medical technology, adding to a growing list of senior professionals covering medical technology for the firm.