Investment Summary

Northstar Capital and ShoreView Industries Invests In Avidity Science

On February 1, 2016, mezzanine finance firm Northstar Capital LLC and private equity firm ShoreView Industries invested in life science company Avidity Science LLC

Investment Highlights
  • This is Northstar Capital’s 2nd and ShoreView Industries’ 1st transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Northstar Capital’s 70th and ShoreView Industries’ 25th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Northstar Capital’s 5th and ShoreView Industries’ 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

Investment Summary

Date 2016-02-01
Target Avidity Science LLC
Sector Life Science
Investor(s) Northstar Capital LLC
ShoreView Industries
Deal Type Growth Capital

Target

Avidity Science LLC

Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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Avidity Science is a designer and manufacturer of automated watering and monitoring solutions for the animal and laboratory research markets. Avidity Science was established in 1969 and is based in Waterford, Wisconsin.

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Investor(S) 2

Investor

Northstar Capital LLC

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1993
PE ASSETS 1.7B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Northstar Capital is a mezzanine finance firm that provides junior capital to middle-market companies operating in the value-added distribution, light manufacturing, business services, financial services, education, and specialty healthcare sectors. Northstar's typical investment size is $5 to $30 million in businesses generating sales of $20 to $300 million with an EBITDA of at least $3 million. Prospective companies have stable cash flows and sustainable margins. Investments typically have maturities of five to eight years. Northstar does not invest in start-ups, real estate development, natural resource exploration, or high technology companies. Northstar Capital was formed in 1993 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 73 of 104
Sector (Life Science) 2 of 3
Type (Growth Capital) 15 of 21
State (Wisconsin) 5 of 9
Country (United States) 70 of 98
Year (2016) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-09 SP Industries, Inc.

Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States

SP Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of specialty equipment, scientific glassware, and laboratory and lab safety supplies serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, educational, industrial, and OEM markets. SP Industries is based in Warminster, Pennsylvania.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-02-16 Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

Boyne City, Michigan, United States

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. is a provider of highly engineered solutions for magnetic separation and material handling, particle processing, and process automation applications. Industrial Magnetics was founded in 1961 and is based in Boyne City, Michigan.

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Investor

ShoreView Industries

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 1.3B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ShoreView Industries is a middle-market private investment principally focused on partnering with family or entrepreneurial-owned companies. ShoreView will consider a variety of investment situations, including buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, minority investments, and industry consolidations. Areas of interest include engineered products, distribution, industrial services, business services, and niche consumer products. ShoreView industries was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 26 of 39
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Growth Capital) 5 of 10
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 25 of 38
Year (2016) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-12 Niagara Thermal Products LLC

Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Niagara Thermal Products LLC is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty heat removal systems such as heat sinks, thermal heat exchangers and fin materials.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-02-16 G.E.T. Enterprises LLC

Houston, Texas, United States

G.E.T. Enterprises LLC is a provider of premium-quality, creative alternative tabletop solutions to the foodservice industry.

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