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March 14, 2007
Castle Harlan Sells Gravograph and Technifor, Global Leader in Permanent Marking Tools

NEW YORK, March 14, 2007 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today it and members of management have sold the Gravograph-Technifor Group, the world leader in the manufacture of permanent marking machines, devices, accessories…

March 07, 2007
Castle Harlan Australian Affiliate Buys New Zealand Printing Firm

NEW YORK, March 7, 2007 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today that its Australian affiliate, CHAMP Private Equity, has acquired Blue Star Print Group Ltd., the leading printing company in New Zealand. The…

November 21, 2006
Castle Harlan Completes Acquisition Of Large Steel Castings Manufacturer

NEW YORK, November 21, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York private equity investment firm, announced today it has completed the purchase of AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., a North American leader in the design and manufacture of large, complex steel…

November 14, 2006
Castle Harlan To Buy AmeriCast, A Leading North American Producer of Steel Castings

NEW YORK, November 14, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York private equity firm, announced today that an investment fund it manages has agreed to acquire AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., a North American leader in the design and manufacture of…

September 12, 2006
Castle Harlan and CHAMP Private Equity Create Leading Global Malt Producer

NEW YORK, September 12, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private-equity investment firm, and CHAMP Private Equity, its affiliate based in Sydney, Australia, announced today that private-equity investment funds they manage have acquired Great Western Malting, Canada Malting…

September 06, 2006
Advanced Accessory Systems Completes Sale Of Its Towing System Businesses to Thule for $203 million

STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, September 6, 2006 - Advanced Accessory Systems (AAS), a leading maker of automotive roof racks and towing systems, announced today that it has completed the divestiture of its towing system businesses in the U.S. and Europe to…

August 04, 2006
Castle Harlan Australian Affiliate Agrees to Buy Leading International Private Education Group

NEW YORK, August 4, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York private equity investment firm, announced today that its Australian affiliate, CHAMP Private Equity, had agreed to acquire Study Group International, one of the world's largest private providers of…

July 27, 2006
Castle Harlan's Affiliate In Australia Purchases Two Transport Companies

New York, July 27, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today that a company controlled by its Australian affiliate CHAMP Private Equity has acquired two specialty transport companies, one a U.S. enterprise, in transactions…

July 05, 2006
Castle Harlan Completes Purchase of Baker & Taylor, Leading Distributor of Books to Libraries and Stores

NEW YORK, July 5, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The…

July 05, 2006
Two Private Equity Investment Firms Complete Purchase of Upscale Casual Italian Restaurants

NEW YORK, July 5, 2006 - Two New York-based private equity investment firms, Castle Harlan, Inc., and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS), announced today that their joint acquisition of Bravo Development Inc., operator of 50 upscale casual Italian restaurants,…

June 01, 2006
Castle Harlan Names Wender President; Harlan To Chair Executive Committee

NEW YORK, June 1, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York private equity investment firm, announced today the widely anticipated promotion of Justin B. Wender to president of the firm. He succeeds Leonard M. Harlan, who will continue his…

May 11, 2006
Castle Harlan Agrees to Acquire Baker & Taylor, Leading Distributor of Books to Libraries, Stores

NEW YORK, May 11, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today that a private-equity investment fund it organized and manages has agreed to buy privately held Baker & Taylor, a leading domestic and…

May 03, 2006
Perkins, Marie Callender's Complete Combination

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 3, 2006 - The Restaurant Company (TRC), operator and franchisor of a national chain of family restaurants under the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery name, and Marie Callender's, a chain of casual dining restaurants best known for freshly…

April 27, 2006
CHAMP Ventures Announces New Fund

CHAMP Ventures, the mid-market private equity specialists of the CHAMP Group, today announced that the close of its new fund, CHAMP Ventures Investment Trust Numbers 6A and 6B (CVIT #6) oversubscribed at A$300 million. Demand for the CVIT#6 funds greatly…

April 19, 2006
Castle Harlan's Australian Affiliate, CHAMP, Acquires Leading Specialty Food Companies

NEW YORK, April 19, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York private equity investment firm, announced today that a holding company formed by its Australian affiliate, CHAMP Private Equity, had acquired four top distributors of branded specialty foods in…

April 10, 2006
Perkins Family Restaurants Reports Plan to Acquire Marie Callender's

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 10, 2006 - The Restaurant Company (TRC), operator and franchisor of a national chain of restaurants under the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery name, announced today it is pursuing an acquisition of Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, a…

March 17, 2006
Horizon Lines Charters New Ships Vessel enhancement program commences for America's largest domestic ocean container carrier

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The leading American domestic ocean carrier, Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) announced today it reached an agreement in principle to charter five new U.S. flag, foreign built vessels for 12 year terms from Ship…

February 07, 2006
Castle Harlan Acquires RathGibson, Manufacturer of Specialty Tubing

NEW YORK, February 7, 2006 - Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today that it has purchased RathGibson, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly engineered premium stainless steel and alloy welded tubing products, in a…

January 13, 2006
Private Equity Firm Castle Harlan Buys Companies You've Never Heard Of

Private equity investing is one of the hottest games in town, and Castle Harlan is one of its most respected players. The firm, founded by John Castle and Leonard Harlan in 1987, has acquired 47 companies with a total value…

December 12, 2005
Castle Harlan Wins Award For Purchase of Polypipe

NEW YORK, December 12, 2005 - Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading New York private equity investment firm, has won the award for the 2005 International/Cross Border Deal of the Year for its acquisition of Polypipe Group, a major supplier of…

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