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Akoya Capital welcomes new healthcare technology operating partner, Brian Bussey

October 26, 2017, Chicago, IL - Akoya Capital Partners, LLC ("Akoya Capital"), a sector-focused private investment firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Bussey as an Operating Partner. Mr. Bussey is working with Akoya Capital's investment team to identify and evaluate new investment opportunities across the healthcare technology space.

Century Park Capital Partners and Akoya Capital Partners Announce Sale of ICM Silicones Group

August 28, 2017, Los Angeles, CA - Century Park Capital Partners and Akoya Capital Partners are pleased to announce that ICM Silicones Group ("ICM" or the "Company") has completed its sale to the CHT Group ("CHT"), a specialty chemicals conglomerate headquartered in Germany.

Akoya Capital and Dos Rios Invest in the 
Future Growth of the DiSTI Corporation

February 6, 2017, Orlando, FL - The DiSTI Corporation, the pioneer and leading provider of customized 3-D virtual maintenance training solutions and graphical user interface software, announces a financial investment from Akoya Capital Partners and Dos Rios Partners.

Akoya Capital Partners, Marquette Capital Partners and Merion Investment Partners Complete Acquisition of Indigo Signworks

September 19, 2016 – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC, in partnership with Marquette Capital Partners, Merion Investment Partners and current management, has acquired Indigo Signworks (www.indigosignworks.com). Indigo, based in Fargo, ND.

Akoya Capital Partners With Two New Specialty Chemicals Executives

July 6, 2016, Chicago – Akoya is excited to announce it has teamed with K'Lynne Johnson and Dave Burger - two highly experienced executives in the specialty chemicals industry to pursue new platform acquisitions.

Akoya Capital Partners, Balance Point Capital, and Plexus Capital expand their Food Evolution platform investment with the acquisition of Fresh & Ready Foods, Inc.

January 26, 2016, Chicago – Food Evolution LLC, a platform company of Akoya Capital Partners and its partners Balance Point Capital and Plexus Capital, has acquired Fresh & Ready Foods, Inc. the first add-on to the Food Evolution platform and a significant step in expanding the combined company's geographic and end market reach.

Akoya Capital Partners Announces Mark Breckheimer, New Industrial Distribution Sector Leader

January 6, 2016, Chicago – Akoya Capital Partners, a sector focused investment firm announced that Mark Breckheimer joined the firm as Managing Director and new Sector Leader for Industrial Distribution. Akoya's business model and success is based on its industry sector and strategic focus led by former CEOs and executives with deep domain experience.

Akoya Announces the Sale of Lawlogix Group, Inc.

November 9, 2015 – Akoya Capital and its partner, PNC Riverarch, are pleased to announce the sale of LawLogix Group, Inc. to Hyland Software, a developer of enterprise content management software. Hyland is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo.

Akoya Capital Partners Announces Ken Kunin, New Industrial Products Sector Leader

March 20, 2015, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, a sector focused investment firm announced that Ken Kunin joined the firm as Managing Director, and new sector leader for Industrial Products. Akoya's business model and success is based on its industry sector and strategic focus led by former CEOs with deep domain experience.

Akoya Capital Partners, Periscope Equity, and Fidus Investments Complete Acquisition of Inflexxion, Inc.

January 13, 2015 – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC, in partnership with Periscope Equity LLC, Fidus Investment Corporation, and current management, has acquired Inflexxion, Inc. (www.inflexxion.com).

Akoya Capital Partners Announces New Specialty Chemicals Sector Leader

November 4, 2014, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on specialty chemicals, consumer products, information services and consumer foods, today announced that Charles R. (Chas) Eggert has joined the firm as a Managing Director and new leader of its chemicals sector.

Akoya Capital Partners, Balance Point Capital Partners, and Plexus Capital Complete acquisition of Food Evolution, LLC

September 12, 2014 – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC, in partnership with Balance Point Capital Partners and Plexus Capital and current management, has acquired Food Evolution LLC (www.foodevolution.com).

Akoya Capital Partners and Century Park Capital Partners expands their silicone chemicals business with the acquisition of Amber Chemical Company

April 15, 2014, Chicago, IL – ICM Products, Inc., a platform company of Akoya Capital Partners, LLC and its sponsor partner Century Park Capital Partners, has acquired Amber Chemical Company Ltd. in a major step to expand the company's geographic and end market reach and bolster its already strong presence in specialty silicone emulsions.

Akoya Capital Partners Increases Its Investment In Specialty Chemicals   with the Acquisition of Edge Adhesives

March 10, 2014 – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC, in partnership with Gladstone Investment Corporation and current management, has acquired Edge Adhesives Holdings, Inc. (www.edgeadhesives.com) in a move to increase its holdings in the Specialty Chemicals industry.

Akoya Capital Partners expands its platform in Workplace Safety Products with the acquisition of BlueWater Manufacturing

January 15, 2014, Chicago, IL – Safety Products Group, a platform company of Akoya Capital Partners and its investment partners Gemini Investors and TMW Enterprises, has acquired BlueWater Manufacturing.  The acquisition complements and expands Safety Products Group's strategy in the fast-growing workplace safety space.  The addition of BlueWater brings critical mass and expands the company's c

Akoya Capital Partners and Argosy Private Equity complete recapitalization of Panhandle Oilfield Service Companies, Inc.

June 20, 2013, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC has joined with Argosy Private Equity and current management to recapitalize Panhandle Oilfield Service Companies, Inc.  Founded in 1989 in Liberal, Kansas, Panhandle is an oil field services provider which serves a diversified base of customers in nine states.  The Company operates in several high growth areas of oil and gas exploration

Akoya Capital Partners and PNC Riverarch Capital Complete Acquisition of LawLogix Group, Inc.

January 8, 2013, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC partners with PNC Riverarch Capital and current management to acquire LawLogix Group, Inc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Akoya Capital Partners, LLC Completes Acquisition of FabEnCo, Inc.

September 20, 2012, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC partners with Gemini Investors, TMW Enterprises, and current management to acquire FabEnCo, Inc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Akoya Capital Partners, LLC partners with ShoreView Industries and current management to acquire CASS Polymers, Inc.

July 17, 2012 – Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK with additional production facilities in Irvine, CA and Charlotte and Madison Heights, MI, CASS is engaged in the formulation, manufacturing, and marketing of specialty chemicals, focused on complex adhesives, industrial composites, and coatings.

Century Park Capital Partners and Akoya Capital Partners Complete Acquisition of ICM Products, Inc.

January 31, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Century Park Capital Partners and Akoya Capital Partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of ICM Products, Inc.

Akoya Capital Partners, LLC   Acquires Eddy Packing Company, Inc.

January 16, 2012, Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital Partners, LLC acquires Eddy Packing Company, Inc. Akoya Capital Partners, LLC announced today that it has partnered with Mason Wells to acquire Eddy Packing Company, LLC.   The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Yoakum, Texas, Eddy is a broadly diversified, premier processor of beef, pork and poultry products.

Akoya Capital Partners with Talisen, Mycroft and E&Y/Capgemini Veteran Executive Terry Jost in IAM/BPM Merger

Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital, LLC announced today that it has initiated, structured and closed the merger of Talisen Technologies with Mycroft, Inc. Talisen has been a top provider of IT and business process management (BPM) solutions and managed infrastructure services, while Mycroft has been a recognized leader in identity and access management (IAM).

Akoya Capital, LLC Partners with DataBank IMX to Create a New Market Leader in the Document Management Industry

Chicago, IL – Akoya Capital’s Managing Partner, Max DeZara, announced that their organization has played a strategic role to help DataBank IMX, a newly formed combination of DataBank Inc. and the recently purchased assets of ImageMax Inc., realize their business objectives and begin operations under the new banner.