Berkshire Partners completed an acquisition of Melissa & Doug LLC, buying the toymaker from private equity firm Metalmark Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mergers & Acquisitions first reported on the transaction in the second week of December, when the deal received early termination under the Hart Scott Rodino waiting period.
Inquiries into Metalmark, which has owned the company for roughly three and a half years, were not immediately returned by press time. Berkshire is investing out of its 2006-vintage, $3.1 billion Berkshire Fund VII.