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CenterOak Partners Acquires GNAP

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a majority recapitalization of GNAP (“Company”), a leading specialty distributor of industrial abrasive products, equipment, specialty ceramics and ancillary services. Chief Executive Officer Michael Currie and the existing management team will continue to lead the Company following CenterOak’s investment. Terms Read More

CenterOak Partners Continues to Grow Aakash Chemicals

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company Aakash Chemicals & Dye-Stuffs, Inc. (“Aakash Chemicals”) acquired Sandream Impact, LLC (“Sandream Impact” or the “Company”). Based in Fairfield, N.J., Sandream Impact is a value-added supplier of colorants and other specialty chemicals to the cosmetic, personal care, and nutritional markets. Read More

CenterOak Partners Announces Formation of TruRoad Holdings, Inc.

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced the formation of TruRoad Holdings, Inc. (“TruRoad” or the “Company”), through its investment in JN Phillips Auto Glass and subsequent combination with Techna Glass, Inc. The combination creates the second largest automotive glass and claims-management company in the United States. CenterOak’s investment will provide Read More

CenterOak Partners Acquires FullSpeed Automotive

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a majority investment in FullSpeed AutomotiveTM (“Company”). Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, FullSpeed Automotive is one of the nation’s largest independent franchisors of automotive quick lube centers. President and Chief Executive Officer John B. Adams and the existing management team Read More

CenterOak Partners Acquires Aakash Chemicals

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a majority investment in Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. (“Aakash Chemicals” or the “Company”). Based in Glendale Heights, Illinois, Aakash Chemicals is a value-added supplier of colorants, additives and other specialty chemicals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aakash Read More

CenterOak Partners Adds Three to Team

CenterOak Partners, LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle market companies, today announced it has hired three new professionals. Joining the firm are Ben Adams, Vice President; Carrie Calhoun, Senior Associate of Business Development and Investor Relations; and Josh Weaver, Associate. With these hires, the staff at CenterOak now Read More

CenterOak Partners Acquires Wetzel’s Pretzels

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle market companies, today announced it has completed a majority investment in Wetzel’s Pretzels LLC (“Wetzel’s Pretzels” or the “Company”), the second largest owner and franchisor of soft pretzel stores. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Read More

CenterOak Partners Hits Hard Cap with $420 Million CenterOak Fund I

Oversubscribed First Fund Focuses on Industrial Growth, Consumer and Business Services CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle market companies, today announced the final close of CenterOak Equity Fund I, L.P. (“Fund”), with total commitments at the Fund’s hard cap of $420 million. The significantly oversubscribed Read More

CenterOak Partners Acquires Cascade Windows

CenterOak Partners LLC (“CenterOak”), a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle market companies, today announced it has completed a majority investment in Cascade Windows Inc. (“Cascade”), a leading manufacturer of windows and patio doors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Spokane, WA, Cascade has been designing, Read More

CenterOak Partners Hires Three

Firm Rounds Out Investment and Operations Team CenterOak Partners, LLC (“CenterOak” or the “Firm”), a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on making control-oriented investments in middle market companies, today announced it has hired three professionals. With these hires, the team numbers 21individuals, including 12 members of the investment and operations team and three operating partners. Read More

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