Entries by Mike Rendel

Andrew Brennan Joins ClearLight Partners

ClearLight Partners is pleased to announce the return of Andrew Brennan to the firm as Partner. Andrew will focus on the execution of new investments and governance of portfolio companies. Andrew brings to the firm more than 20 years of industry experience across operations, private equity, and management consulting. Most recently, Andrew spent over a […]

ClearLight Partners Invests in Walker Advertising

Newport Beach, CA September 3, 2015 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made a major investment in Walker Advertising, in partnership with Mary Ann Walker, the founder and CEO of Walker Advertising.  Walker Advertising is the leading provider of legal marketing services in California, with a particular emphasis on serving […]

Q4 2014 Newsletter

The last couple years have been eventful and positive for ClearLight Partners. We have had three successful sales of portfolio companies, made several promising new investments, added a number of great folks to our team, and raised our third fund. We‟re glad to share these developments with you, and thank you for taking a moment […]

Another Successful Portfolio Company Sale for ClearLight Partners

Newport Beach, CA July 25, 2014– ClearLight Partners has sold Apple & Eve, LLC (“Apple & Eve”) to Lassonde Industries, Inc. for total cash consideration of $150 million, subject to adjustments for working capital and other items. Founded in 1975, Port Washington, NY-based Apple & Eve is the largest privately held producer of 100% fruit […]

Another Successful Portfolio Company Sale for ClearLight Partners

Newport Beach, CA June 12, 2014– ClearLight Partners, LLC has sold TASI Group (“TASI”) to Berwind Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TASI is a leading global provider of highly engineered test, measurement, inspection and automation solutions for mission-critical applications in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company’s solutions focus on enhancing […]

ClearLight Partners Acquires Leading Planet Fitness Franchisee

Newport Beach, CA – October 15, 2013-Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has acquired a significant ownership interest in Planet Fitness franchisee, Taymax Fitness LLC, a leading health club operator in Texas and Tennessee. Planet Fitness is the fastest- growing full size health club franchise in the U.S., and provides its members […]

Another Successful Portfolio Company Sale for ClearLight Partners

Newport Beach, CA July 10, 2013 — ClearLight Partners, LLC has sold The Outsource Group, Inc. (“TOG”) to Parallon Business Solutions, LLC a wholly-owned subsidiary of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA). Terms were not disclosed. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, TOG provides revenue cycle management services to more than 160 hospital clients and physician practices […]

ClearLight Partners II, LLC Acquires Consumer Safety Technology

Newport Beach, CA June 25, 2012 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has acquired a significant ownership interest in Consumer Safety Technology, LLC, manufacturer of the state-of-the-art Intoxalock® breath alcohol monitoring devices. Commonly used by DUI offenders in order to retain driving privileges, Consumer Safety Technology’s core ignition interlock products prevent […]

ClearLight Partners, LLC Announces Sale of Switchcraft to HEICO

Newport Beach, CA December, 2011 – ClearLight Partners, LLC recently completed the sale of Switchcraft, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance electronic connectors, to HEICO Corporation, a public-traded company with headquarters in Florida that is focused on the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunication and electronic industries. ClearLight originally invested in Switchcraft in March 2005, and […]