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Maranon Provides Mezzanine Loan to Support CIVC Partners Acquisition

October 03, 2014, 03:02 PM
Filed Under: Specialty Industries

Maranon Capital, L.P. (“Maranon”) announced a mezzanine investment to support the acquisition of KPA Services, LLC (“KPA”) in partnership with CIVC Partners, L.P. (“CIVC”) and company management. The transaction represented Maranon’s first investment from Maranon Mezzanine Fund II, L.P.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, KPA provides environmental, health, and safety compliance (“EHS”) and human resource (“HR”) management solutions to over 5,000 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships, and service companies. KPA's EHS solution combines onsite inspections by its risk management consultants with a proprietary SaaS platform to improve clients' ability to comply with federal and state regulations as well as lower workers' compensation claims expense. KPA's HR solution offers a proprietary SaaS platform focused on human resource management and compliance for the automotive dealership sector. KPA's solutions have been embraced by leading auto dealers including eight of the ten largest dealer groups and endorsed by 26 state dealer associations. For additional information on KPA visit

Maranon Capital provides senior and unitranche financing, mezzanine debt and equity co-investments for private equity-backed and non-sponsored middle market transactions. Maranon currently manages over $1 billion of committed capital. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Birmingham, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm with 25 years of experience. CIVC has invested $1.4 billion in 56 platform transactions and dozens of add-on acquisitions since 1989. CIVC is currently investing out of CIVC Partners Fund IV. CIVC focuses on companies operating within the business services and financial services industries.

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