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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1 .Family LLB 2. ABlawg.ca 3. RT Blog 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. BC Injury Law Blog Family LLB What is the Cheapest Way to Get a Divorce? Let’s be clear, a “divorce” is simply the ...
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Minnesota sports littered with examples of reviled figures who got one big thing right

Kevin Fiala's ascent as one of the Wild's best and most promising players has turned into a victory lap in absentia for former general manager Paul Fenton. There were plenty of questionable things about his tenure, the full weight of which added up to Fenton being fired after just one season on the job, but trading Mikael Granlund for Fiala is looking like his brightest shining moment. It got me thinking about other figures in Minnesota sports history who maybe, ahem, aren't viewed favorably ove...
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Littlejohn-backed Cook & Boardman acquires ABS

Cook & Boardman Group LLC, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co LLC, has acquired American Building Services LLC, a provider of architectural doors, frames, hardware and related products. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Cook & Boardman Group LLC (“Cook & Boardman” or “C&B”), a leading specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services announced today the acquisition of Wheeling, IL base...
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Ex-inmate robbed gun dealer while hyping prisoner re-entry

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who was lauded for turning his life around after getting out of prison now faces nearly 16 years imprisonment for robbery. Thirty-three-year-old Desmond Littlejohn of Norfolk was sentenced Tuesday for robbing a gun dealer in 2017. The Virginian-Pilot reports the robbery occurred shortly before Littlejohn discussed how he […]
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Littlejohn to take majority stake in Outcome Health

Littlejohn & Co LLC is acquiring a majority stake in Outcome Health, a healthcare innovation company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Outcome Health, a healthcare innovation company focused on making the point of care experience more meaningful for patients and physicians, today announced that it has reached an agreement to complete a recapitalization in partnership with its lenders and investors. The agreement provides for a significant new e...
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PE-backed Benevis taps Beckman as CEO

Benevis LLC, a provider of support functions to dental offices, has named Rich Beckman as CEO. He is the former CEO of Great Expressions. Benevis is backed by Littlejohn & Co and Tailwind Capital. PRESS RELEASE MARIETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Benevis LLC (“Benevis” or the “Company”) a leading dental support organization (“DSO”) that provides non-clinical support functions to dental offices nationwide, today announced that Rich Beckman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Littlejohn & Co. an...
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PE-backed Cook & Boardman buys A3

Cook & Boardman has acquired Columbia, South Carolina-based A3 Communications Inc, a systems integrator focused on electronic security, enterprise networking, structured cabling, electrical services, unified communications, virtualization/storage solutions, audio/visual, and managed services. No financial terms were disclosed. Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. LLC. PRESS RELEASE WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 1, 2019–The Cook & Boardman Group (“Cook & Boardman” ...
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Littlejohn acquires Western Industries Plastic Products

Littlejohn Capital has acquired Winfield, Kansas-based Western Industries Plastic Products LLC, a manufacturer of large blow-molded products. No financial terms were disclosed. Western was a portfolio company of Speyside Equity LLC. PRESS RELEASE SAVANNAH, GA, March 15, 2019 – LJC Investments IV, LLC, an investment vehicle controlled by Littlejohn Capital, LLC (“Littlejohn Capital”), today announced the acquisition of Western Industries Plastic Products LLC (“Western”), a niche technical manufac...
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Littlejohn-backed HSS buys FoodStaff

Hospitality Staffing Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Littlejohn Capital, has acquired Charleston, South Carolina-based acquired FoodStaff, a provider of food and beverage personnel. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, February 26, 2019 – Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC (HSS), the nation’s leading provider of contingent labor and outsourced services to the Hotel & Resort industry, announced today the acquisition of FoodStaff, a specialty provider of food and bevera...
Tags: Usa, Trends, Atlanta, United States, M&a, Hss, Puerto Rico, Charleston South Carolina, Marriott International, Mid Atlantic, Bailey, Littlejohn, Bolen, Charleston SC, Business Services, Littlejohn Capital


Littlejohn carries Tennessee St. over E. Illinois 75-60

Michael Littlejohn scores a season-high 21 points as Tennessee State gets past Eastern Illinois, 75-60            [Author: AP]
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Littlejohn announces promotions

Littlejohn & Co has made a number of promotions. Among them include Drew Greenwood, who has become managing director and Charles Leung and William McDavid, who are now vice presidents. Also, the firm has hired Ana Goizueta as director of investor relations. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT – January 16, 2019 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced a series of promotions. Drew Greenwood has been promoted to Managing Director, and Charle...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Jp Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Charles, Ana, Greenwood, Leung, Kaitlyn, Michael Klein, Littlejohn, Klein, McDavid, Houlihan Lokey, Greenwich Connecticut


Littlejohn & Co Fund VI raises $2.84 bln

Littlejohn & Co LLC said Nov. 20 that its latest fund closed on $2.84 billion. The firm’s prior fund raised $2 billion in 2014. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT – November 20, 2018 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced the successful final closing of Littlejohn Fund VI, L.P. with $2.84 billion of committed capital, exceeding the fund’s target of $2.5 billion. The firm’s previous fund, Littlejohn Fund V, L.P., with $2.0 billion of committed capital...
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PE-backed ILG acquires Coleman Floor Company

Interior Logic Group Inc has acquired Coleman Floor Company, a design center services and flooring installation business. The seller was BMC Stock Holdings Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. ILG is jointly owned by Littlejohn & Co. LLC and Platinum Equity. PRESS RELEASE IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interior Logic Group, Inc. (“ILG”) announced today the acquisition of Coleman Floor Company (“Coleman”), a design center services and flooring installation business, from BMC Stock Holdings, In...
Tags: Trends, United States, M&a, District Of Columbia, Coleman, Mid Atlantic, Carolinas, Irvine, Littlejohn, Business Development, Greenwich Connecticut, ILG, PE, Platinum Equity, Littlejohn Co LLC, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV


Littlejohn puts PlayPower Holdings on the block: Bloomberg

Littlejohn & Co has put PlayPower Holdings Inc up for sale, Bloomberg reported. Littlejohn has hired an adviser; a sale could value the playground equipment maker at more than $800 million, the story said.
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Littlejohn, PE Deals, Littlejohn Co, PlayPower Holdings, PlayPower Holdings Inc


Littlejohn buys Cook & Boardman

Littlejohn & Co. LLC has acquired Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based The Cook & Boardman Group, a provider of commercial door entry solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Goldman Sachs, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc and KKR Capital Markets LLC provided the financing for the transaction. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT, October 22, 2018 – Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced that it has acquired The Cook & Boardman Group (“Co...
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Littlejohn hires two and promotes one

Littlejohn & Co. LLC has hired Beth Pollack and Thomas Bennet as vice presidents. Also, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm promoted Bart Stout to vice president. Previously, Pollack was at Marble Ridge Capital while Bennet, who recently rejoined Littlejohn having started his career there in 2011, was at ScenarioTwo. And, Stout joined Littlejohn in 2011. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich,...
Tags: Trends, People, Bennet, Stout, Pollack, Bart, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Tom, Georgia Institute of Technology, Beth, Michael Klein, Littlejohn, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Greenwich Connecticut, Goldman Sachs Co, Littlejohn Co LLC


Cornerstore Caroline Apologizes for Lying About Being “Sexually Assaulted” by Black Boy

A white woman dubbed “Cornerstone Caroline” sparked outrage yesterday after a video showing her calling the police on a young black boy she falsely accused of sexually assaulting her in a Brooklyn store went viral. 53-year-old Teresa Sue Klein has since apologized for her lies.The hella delayed apology from Klein came Friday (Oct. 12) after she watched surveillance footage from the Sahara Deli clearly showing the 9-year-old boy’s backpack brushing up against her as she was at the counter. “I ...
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Travel News: October 15, 2018

Japan to introduce electronic visa system for tourists from April 2020 The Japan Times The government will introduce an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020 in an effort to help achieve its goal of 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030, government sources said Sunday. The online system will first be available to Chinese tourists for single-entry visa applications and then to travelers from other countries, the sources said. Tourist visas for Chinese visitors accoun...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Germany, Singapore, New York City, Pwc, Airbus, Newark, Singapore Airlines, Las Vegas Strip, News And Deals, Newark Liberty International Airport, Las Vegas Review Journal, Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises


St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church to be re-named pro-cathedral in Long Island diocese

A release from the Diocese of Long Island: St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights to be designated pro-cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island on Sunday, September 16, 2018 Church history will repeat itself when the Right Reverend Lawrence Provenzano, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, re-designates St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights as pro-cathedral of the diocese at a festive celebration on Sunday, September 16 at 5:30 pm. The church ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Religion, Brooklyn, Queens, ANN, Long Island, Suffolk, Clinton, Nassau, St Ann the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, Littlejohn, Montague Street, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, The Lead


Homeless woman making a difference downtown

Bakersfield's homeless population is growing. That's according to the Kern County Homeless Collaborative. Earlier this year their representatives estimated nearly 900 people are living on Bakersfield's street.   On Monday 23 ABC met one of those homeless people, Christine Teagarden, in Jastro Park in Downtown Bakersfield.   Teagarden leaned over and picked up a rusted piece of metal. While holding it in her hand she said, "It makes me feel insane. It’s disgusting.” And as she ...
Tags: Abc, Local News, Bakersfield, Littlejohn, Teagarden, Kern County Homeless Collaborative Earlier, Christine Teagarden, Jastro Park, Bakersfield Teagarden, Jastro Park Teagarden, Teagarden She, Jeremiah Littlejohn


Littlejohn hires chief talent officer

Littlejohn & Co LLC has appointed Courtney Hagen as chief talent officer. Previously, she was senior vice president of human resources for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT – July 19, 2018 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced that Courtney Hagen has joined the firm as Chief Talent Officer. Courtney brings a background in talent acquisition and assessment, organization design and develop...
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ILG buys Sterling Manufacturing

Interior Logic Group Inc has acquired Sarasota, Florida-based Sterling Manufacturing, a countertop and cabinetry installation business. No financial terms wee disclosed. Interior Logic Group Inc recently merged with Interior Specialists Inc to form a new company owned by Platinum Equity and Littlejohn & Co. LLC. PRESS RELEASE IRVINE, Calif. & SARASOTA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interior Logic Group, Inc. (“ILG”) is pleased to announce that the company recently completed the acquisition of Sterling Ma...
Tags: Florida, Trends, United States, M&a, Sterling, Tampa, Sarasota, Littlejohn, Sarasota Florida, Greenwich Connecticut, ILG, Platinum Equity, Littlejohn Co LLC, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, Tom Gores Platinum Equity, Tom Shapiro


Cobb calls arrest of campaign worker ‘politically motivated’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Alabama governor says the arrest of a campaign worker accused of violating the state’s sex offender registration and notification act was “politically motivated.” Sue Bell Cobb tells AL.com she accepted Paul Littlejohn III’s resignation Friday. Littlejohn was her campaign’s Jefferson County field director. As a registered sex […]
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Ammo, Inc. Welcomes Special Guests at NRAAM

Charissa Littlejohn SCOTTSDALE, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- AMMO, Inc. (OTC:POWW), a technology leader and premier American ammunitions manufacturer, will have all of their products on display at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas May 4th through 6th. Air Force veteran and model Carissa Littlejohn, Green Beret and actor Grady Powell, and professional hunter Jeff Rann will all be present at the AMMO, Inc. booth # 10959Charissa Littlejohn served int the U.S. Air Force as an EMT Medic...
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PE-backed interior design companies ILG and ISI to merge

Interior Logic Group Inc, which is backed by Platinum Equity and Interior Specialists Inc, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. LLC, have agreed to merge. No financial terms were disclosed. The newly combined company will operate under the Interior Logic Group name and provide installation services to homebuilders, multifamily owners and big box retailers. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018. Moelis & Company LLC is acting as the joint M&A adviser on the transactio...
Tags: New York City, Trends, United States, M&a, ISI, The Company, Irvine, Littlejohn, Irvine Calif, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Greenwich Connecticut, ILG, PE, Platinum Equity, Littlejohn Co LLC, Littlejohn Co


Littlejohn invests in Motion Recruitment

Littlejohn & Co. LLC has made an investment in Boston-based Motion Recruitment Partners, a recruitment firm. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a leading middle market private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced it has made an investment, alongside company management, in Motion Recruitment Partners, a global recruitment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Bosto...
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Littlejohn promotes two to MD

Littlejohn & Co LLC has promoted Gentry Klein and Brian Michaud to managing director. Both joined the Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm in 2007. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT – March 12, 2018 – Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced the promotions of Gentry Klein and Brian Michaud to Managing Director. “We are proud of the high-caliber team we have built at Littlejohn and these promotions recognize individuals whose expert...
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Littlejohn’s Wellfleet raises $409 mln for third 2017 CLO

Wellfleet Credit Partners, Littlejohn & Co’s performing credit business, closed its third collateralized loan obligation for 2017 at $409 million. Bank of America Merrill Lynch arranged the CLO while Dechert LLP provided legal advice to Wellfleet. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wellfleet Credit Partners (“Wellfleet”) announced today the closing of a $409.0 million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”), referred to as “Wellfleet CLO 2017-3.” Wellfleet CLO 2017-3 represents the si...
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Littlejohn sells GSE Holding to Groupe Solmax

Littlejohn & Co LLC said Dec. 20 that it closed its sale of GSE Holding Inc to Groupe Solmax Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. GSE, of Houston, provides geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications. Littlejohn and SVPGlobal acquired GSE in 2014. Moelis & Co provided financial advice to GSE while Pepper Hamilton LLP served as legal adviser. PRESS RELEASE December 20, 2017 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”) and certain funds and accounts ma...
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Solmax buys GSE Environmental from Littlejohn, SVPGlobal

Groupe Solmax has acquired GSE Environmental LLC, a Houston, Texas-based maker of geosynthetic lining products and services. No financial terms were disclosed. The sellers were U.S. private equity firms Littlejohn & Co and Strategic Value Partners, which acquired GSE in 2014. The acquisition by Solmax, a Montréal-based maker of polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, was backed by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ. PRESS RELEASE M...
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