Monthly Archives: June 2008

PlayCore Announces Acquisition of Ultra Play Systems, Inc.

PlayCore, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of playground equipment and related play products, and a portfolio company of BSMB, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ultra Play Systems, Inc. For more than 20 years, Ultra Play has manufactured and supplied park amenities, outdoor athletic equipment, preschool equipment, and […]

BSMB Announces Plans to Become Independent Private Equity Firm

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (BSMB), a leading private equity firm focused on middle-market investments, today announced that it soon will become an unaffiliated independent company. The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will retain a passive interest in certain affiliates of BSMB and will continue to be responsible for co-investment […]