Mark Connelly joined the global advisory business of Rothschild & Co as a managing director to lead its equity capital markets offering in North America. In this newly established role, Connelly will lead and develop Rothschild & Co’s strategy for the firm’s equity markets solutions business in North America.
Man Group entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Varagon Capital Partners, a middle-market private credit manager with $11.8 billion of assets under management and $15.4 billion of total client commitments.
Monster Beverage and Vital Pharmaceuticals (which, together with certain of its debtor affiliates, does business as Bang Energy and VPX Sports) entered into an asset purchase agreement under which a subsidiary of Monster would acquire substantially all of Bang Energy’s assets, including a beverage production facility located in Phoenix.
Nordic Aviation Capital entered into a restructuring support agreement with its equity holders and lenders and filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. As part of the restructuring, the company obtained $170 million in debtor-in-possession financing.
Alpha Latam Management received bankruptcy court approval for the proposed sale of the loan portfolio and certain related assets of debtor entities Alpha Capital and Vive Créditos Kusida to CFG Partners Colombia following an auction process.
A fund managed by Ares Management’s private equity group signed a purchase agreement to sell Farrow & Ball, a UK-based manufacturer and retailer of paint and wallpaper, to Hempel Group.
KPS Capital Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business of Crown Holdings. Barclays and Deutsche Bank led debt financing to support the transaction.
Global Eagle Entertainment completed the sale of substantially all of its assets to a group consisting of its first lien investors. Global Eagle’s new owners include certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, among others.
Oxford Finance, a finance firm focused on senior debt for healthcare services and life sciences companies, closed a $47 million senior credit facility for Averhealth, a provider of substance use testing and monitoring services tailored to the needs of courts and social service agencies.
Jacobs is acquiring a 65% stake in PA Consulting and also providing debt financing in the form of a £650 million ($845 million) term loan and a revolving credit facility of up to £100 million ($130 million) to fund future growth.