Varagon’s three-deal week looks like a market microcosm

Varagon Capital Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that specializes in U.S. middle market lending, played a critical supporting role in each of three deals within one week, perhaps showcasing how hot the deal-making has become.

A private equity firm, Platte River, announced Monday, Oct. 4, that it has acquired Municipal Emergency Services Inc. (MES) from HB Equity Partners. Varagon was the administrative agent and joint lead arranger for the financing.

The following day United Safety & Survivability Corp, a Dubin Clark portfolio company, announced its acquisition of Fireby-Xintec. Again . . .

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Christopher Faille

Christopher Faille has written on a variety of legal, regulatory, and financial issues for decades. He is the author of "The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court" (1995), for example, and the coauthor, with David O'Connor, of "Basic Economic Principles" (2000). He was an early reporter with Lipper HedgeWorld and has contributed to Forbes and to the Hedge Fund Law Report.
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