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Riverside buys Northern Colorado Traffic Control

The Riverside Company has acquired Northern Colorado Traffic Control, a traffic management provider. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has acquired Northern Colorado Traffic Control, Inc. (NCTC), a full-service provider of outsourced traffic management serving the Colorado market. NCTC is an add-on to Riverside’s Area Wide Protective (AWP) platform that also provides temporary traffic management solutions to utilities, utility c...
Tags: Colorado, Trends, Kirkland Ellis, Riverside, Richards, CDOT, Tom Anderson, Business Services, Riverside Company, NCTC, Cohn Reznick, PE Deals, Colorado Department of Transportation CDOT, Riverside Company The Riverside Company, AWP, Greeley Colorado


PE-backed Intapp buys OnePlace

Intapp, which is backed by Temasek and Great Hill Partners, has acquired OnePlace, a provider of cloud-based solutions for marketing and business development teams. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, Calif. — May 23, 2019 — Intapp today announced it has acquired OnePlace, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for marketing and business development teams. Intapp and OnePlace are joining forces to address the growing need for a unified front office solution spanning ...
Tags: Trends, M&a, Temasek, Palo Alto Calif, Tim Smith, Business Services, PE, Great Hill Partners, Intapp, DealCloud, Industry Cloud for Professional Services With, Dan Tacone Intapp, Intapp Intapp


Zebra Technologies intends to acquire VC-backed Profitect

Zebra Technologies intends to buy Profitect Inc, a provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. No financial terms were disclosed. Profitect is backed by Cedar Fund, Benhamou Global Ventures, Grayhawk Capital and Vertical Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. & BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to ga...
Tags: America, Trends, M&a, Securities And Exchange Commission, Forbes, Savanna, Linkedin Twitter, Business Services, Zebra, CPG, Zebra Technologies, Anders Gustafsson, Zebra Ventures, ZBRA, Profitect Inc, LINCOLNSHIRE Ill BURLINGTON


Fullbay secures funding from Mainsail

Mainsail Partners has made an investment in Fullbay, a business management software provider for the heavy-duty truck repair industry. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Fullbay, a business management software provider for the heavy-duty truck (HDT) repair industry, today announced that it has received an investment from Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm. Fullbay is a web-based platform that allows HDT repair shop...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cto, Phoenix, Findlay, Business Services, PE Deals, Mainsail Partners, Mainsail, David Hoover, Mainsail Partners Mainsail Partners, Vinay Kashyap, HDT, Fullbay, Jacob Findlay Co, David Hoover Co Founder


CIVC launches Specialized Elevator Services Holdings

CIVC Partners has formed Specialized Elevator Services Holdings, a provider of elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization services in California. The company was formed via CIVC’s recapitalization of San Francisco Elevator, Ascent Elevator and Specialized Elevator. No financial terms were disclosed. Lift Business Advisors served as financial adviser to San Francisco Elevator, Ascent Elevator and Specialized Elevator on the deal. PRESS RELEASE DUBLIN, CA — CIVC Partners, L.P. (“CIVC”), a Chi...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, San Diego, Dublin, Wright, Robert Williams, Ropes Gray LLP, Business Services, PE Deals, CIVC, CIVC Partners, CIVC Partners L P CIVC Partners, Yellowstone Landscape, Kellermeyer Building Services


LDC buys marketing agency MSQ Partners

LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. No financial terms were disclosed. GP Bullhound was the financial adviser to MSQ on the deal. PRESS RELEASE GP Bullhound acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MSQ Partners on its sale to private equity firm LDC. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, As...
Tags: Usa, UK, New York, Trends, Unilever, Peter Reid, Merkle, Oliver, Business Services, Digital Services, LDC, PE Deals, London San Francisco, Solita, UK Asia, Bullhound


H.I.G. to invest in Riveron

H.I.G. Capital has agreed to make an investment in Riveron, a business adviser. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close by the end of May. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Riveron, a national business advisory firm, announced that an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a global investment firm focused on partnering with middle market companies, has entered into a definitive agreement to make a growth investment in Riveron. Riveron offers a comprehensive suite of ...
Tags: New York, London, Minneapolis, Washington, Trends, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Smith, Sao Paulo, Dallas Texas, Landon, Business Services, PE Deals, CLO, BDC WhiteHorse Finance


PE-backed Climate Pros makes two acquisitions

Climate Pros, a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital, has acquired two Texas-based providers of refrigeration and HVAC services, Norfoxx Refrigeration and Tri-Temp Refrigeration. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Saw Mill Capital Partners II, LP and affiliated private equity investment funds managed by Saw Mill Capital LLC (“Saw Mill Capital”), in partnership with the management of Climate Pros, LLC (“Climate Pros”), are pleased...
Tags: Texas, Trends, M&a, Chicagoland, Houston, McAllen, Business Services, PE, Tim Nelson, Climate Pros LLC Climate Pros, Saw Mill Capital, Todd Ernest, Climate Pros, Briarcliff Manor New York Saw Mill Capital, Norfoxx Refrigeration, Tri Temp Refrigeration


Clearlake-backed Wheel Pros merges with MHT Luxury Wheels

Wheel Pros, a Clearlake Capital portfolio company, has combined with MHT Luxury Wheels Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. MHT shareholders have invested in the combined company while founder Art Hale Jr, MHT’s CEO continues to be involved in product design and operations and is a member of the board of directors of the combined company. MHT, of Rancho Dominguez, California, is a custom wheel manufacturer. PRESS RELEASE CLEARLAKE CAPITAL-BACKED WHEEL PROS TO COMBINE WITH MHT LUXURY WHEELS Tr...
Tags: Trends, M&a, White, Company, Greenwood, Denver Colorado, Dominguez, Business Services, Clearlake, ING, Clearlake Capital Group, Clearlake Capital, Greenwood Village Colorado, Clearlake Clearlake Capital Group, Mr Hale, Rancho Dominguez


Firmament invests in Fortbrand

The Firmament Group has made an investment in Fortbrand Services, which sells, leases and rents aircraft ground support equipment and airfield maintenance equipment to commercial airlines, ground handling companies and airports in North America. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Firmament Group (“Firmament”), a leading provider of tailored debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), announced today an i...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Boston, Trends, United States, North America, Company, Business Services, PE Deals, Firmament Group, Firmament, Fortbrand, Fortbrand Services, Fortbrand Services Fortbrand, Company Fortbrand


MDP acquires InMoment

Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired InMoment, a provider of customer experience management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Union Square Advisors was financial adviser to InMoment on the transaction while Stifel Nicolaus did likewise for MDP. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InMoment, a leader in customer experience management, today announced that it has received a strategic growth investment from funds advised by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading pri...
Tags: Asia, John Lewis, Trends, Chicago, United States, John, Nielsen, North America, Dla Piper, Company, Lewis, Stifel Nicolaus, Xi, Joiner, Kirkland Ellis LLP, North America Europe


MDB acquires InMoment

Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired InMoment, a provider of customer experience management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Union Square Advisors was financial adviser to InMoment on the transaction while Stifel Nicolaus did likewise for MDP. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InMoment, a leader in customer experience management, today announced that it has received a strategic growth investment from funds advised by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading pri...
Tags: Asia, John Lewis, Trends, Chicago, United States, John, Nielsen, North America, Dla Piper, Company, Lewis, Stifel Nicolaus, Xi, Joiner, Kirkland Ellis LLP, North America Europe


OpenGate buys Saint-Gobain’s silicon carbide unit

OpenGate Capital said May 15 that it acquired the silicon carbide division of Saint-Gobain SA. Financial terms weren’t announced. The business will be renamed Fiven A/S. Fiven provides Silicon Carbide grains and powder that are used in applications including metallurgy, refractory materials, filtration products and technical ceramics. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired the silicon carbide division...
Tags: Asia, Europe, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Paris, Venezuela, Epa, North America, Sargent, Paris France, Decker, Los Angeles California, Oslo Norway, Greenleaf, Saint Gobain


CenterOak Partners invests in Service Champions

CenterOak Partners LLC said May 15 that it completed a majority investment in Service Champions. Financial terms weren’t announced. CEO Leland Smith is retaining a stake. Service Champions, which is merging with CenterOak portfolio company Moore Home Services, provides residential service and replacement services including air conditioning repair and replacement, plumbing, solar and electrical services. PRESS RELEASE CenterOak Partners Forms Leading Residential HVAC Maintenance & Repair Company ...
Tags: Trends, United States, Dallas, Orange County, Company, Dallas Texas, Orange County California, Leland, Business Services, PE Deals, CenterOak Partners LLC, CenterOak, CenterOak Partners LLC CenterOak Partners LLC, Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger LLP, CenterOak Partners


M&A Quarterly News In The Business Services Industry Sector

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Business Services Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Business Services sector for Q1 2019 included 443 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet. One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in April when Juniper Networks, Inc. acquired Mist Systems, Inc., a portfolio company of NTT DOCOMO Ventures Inc, GV Management Co LLC,...
Tags: Business, US, Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Juniper Networks, Acquisitions, Cisco Investments, Cupertino California, FactSet, Juniper Networks Inc, Business Services, Corporate Finance Associates, Brad Purifoy, Business Services Industry Sector, Entire Business Services, Merger-and-acquisition


Blackstone invests in Superbet

Superbet said May 14 that Blackstone has invested 175 million euros ($196.6 million) in the company for a minority stake. Superbet is a sports betting and gaming operator in Romania. PRESS RELEASE BUCHAREST, Romania & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Superbet (the “Company”), the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania, and Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announce a €175m strategic minority equity investment in Superbet by funds managed or advised by Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities bu...
Tags: Trends, Poland, Romania, Blackstone, Company, The Company, Bucharest, Stifel, Central Eastern Europe, Business Services, PE Deals, Jones Day, BX, Blackstone NYSE, Blackstone Blackstone, Superbet


Riverside Partners buys majority of 3Play Media

Riverside Partners LLC said May 14 that it completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. 3Play Media provides video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across industries. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Riverside Partners, LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm, announced today that it recently completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc. (“3Play Media” or the “Compan...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Josh Miller, Company, Riverside, Business Services, PE Deals, Media Inc, Riverside Partners, Riverside Partners LLC, Michelle Noon, David Belluck, 3Play Media Inc, Chris Antunes


Scout24 takeover offer by Hellman & Friedman, Blackstone fails: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – A takeover bid for Germany’s Scout24 led by Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone has failed as it did not secure the required support of 50 percent of shares, the bidders said on Tuesday. The offer from private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, in partnership with Blackstone, had valued the Munich-based company at 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt. It was pitched at 46 euros per share. Best known for its ImmobilienScout24 home listings in Germany and AutoScout24 car l...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Munich, Deutsche Telekom, Blackstone, Reuters, Hartmann, Business Services, Hellman, Hellman Friedman, PE Deals, Tobias Hartmann, Friedman Blackstone


Sale of EQT’s Swiss outsourcing company VFS stalls, say sources: Reuters

Buyout group EQT Partners is putting plans for a sale of outsourcing firm VFS on ice as suitors’ views on valuation were too far away from EQT’s expectations, people close to the matter said. Talks on the consular- and visa-services company – seen worth up to 2.5 billion Swiss francs ($2.5 billion) – have stalled, the people said, adding that they could be revived at a later stage and an initial public offering remains an option. EQT earlier this year launched an auction for VFS, formerly a part...
Tags: Trends, Kuoni, Reuters, Business Services, VFS, EQT, EQT Partners, PE Deals, Partners Group Cinven CVC Permira PAI, Onex EQT


PE-backed GTI acquires Jetco

GTI Transport Solutions Inc, a portfolio company of Novacap, has acquired Houston-based Jetco, a carrier serving small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. No financial terms were disclosed. Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco, will remain in his role. GTI is a provider of open-deck, specialized and over-dimensional freight services. PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce that its portfolio company GTI Transport Sol...
Tags: Texas, US, Trends, Canada, United States, M&a, Houston, North America, Montreal, Quebec, Ontario, GTI, Business Services, PE, Novacap, Brian Fielkow


New-Indy acquires Proactive Packaging and Display

New-Indy Containerboard LLC, a joint venture between Schwarz Partners LP and Kraft Group LLC, has acquired Ontario, California-based Proactive Packaging and Display, a provider of corrugated display packaging and merchandising formats for the retail environment. No financial terms were disclosed. Mesirow Financial served as financial adviser to Proactive on the deal. Proactive was backed by CK Pearl. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive finan...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, United States, M&a, Tokyo, National Football League, North America, Major League Soccer, Kraft, New England, Ontario, Fort Worth Texas, Ontario California, Royal Group, Crestline, Business Services


PE-backed Redwood Logistics buys Eminent Global Logistics

Redwood Logistics, which is backed by CI Capital Partners, has acquired Horsham, Pennsylvania-based Eminent Global Logistics, a provider of transportation management systems implementation and integration services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Redwood Logistics (“Redwood”), a strategically-integrated North American logistics company based in Chicago, Illinois, announced today that it acquired Eminent Global Logistics (“Eminent”). The additi...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, North America, Redwood, TMS, Chicago Illinois, Yeager, GTM, OTM, Business Services, PE, Horsham Pennsylvania, CI Capital, Kathy Moore, CI Capital Partners


Apax to buy Baltic Classifieds Group

Apax Partners said May 9 that it agreed to buy Baltic Classifieds Group from Media Investments & Holding OÜ. Financial terms weren’t announced. Baltic Classified operates a portfolio of online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, including Autoplius.lt, Aruodas.lt, Skelbiu.lt, CVBankas.lt, KV.ee, City24.ee, City24.lv, Osta.ee and Soov.ee. PRESS RELEASE LONDON, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Funds advised by Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds”) today announced a definitive agreement to acquir...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Spain, Lithuania, Coo, Baltics, Apax, BCG, Business Services, Apax Partners, Apax Funds, PE Deals, Osta, Apax Partners Apax Partners, Tech Telco Services Healthcare


White Wolf-backed NSC acquires two Indiana staffing companies

NSC Technologies, a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital, has acquired Indiana personnel agencies Staffing Resources Inc and ULG Companies LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Mesirow Financial provided financial advice to ULG on the transaction while Charter Capital Partners did likewise for SRI. PRESS RELEASE PORTSMOUTH, VA. (PRWEB) MAY 08, 2019 NSC Technologies (“NSC”), a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital (“White Wolf”), is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Staffing Resource...
Tags: Trends, Indiana, M&a, Portsmouth, North America, Midwest, EBITDA, NSC, White Wolf, Business Services, Mesirow Financial, PRWEB, Paul Rodriguez, Wolf White Wolf, United States Headquartered, White Wolf Capital


Accel-KKR backs Safeguard Global

Austin-based Safeguard Global, a provider of employment outsourcing services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was Accel-KKR. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, TX. – May 8, 2019 – Safeguard Global, a world leader in driving long-term growth through constant innovation of global workforce deployment for businesses, today announced it has secured a significant growth equity investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley-based investment firm. Safeguard Global will use the capital...
Tags: Mexico, Trends, Atlanta, Williams, Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, GMP, Accel KKR, Geo, Menlo Park California, Greg Williams, Business Services, PE Deals, Needham Company, Accel KKR Accel KKR, David Cusimano Principal


Fort Point recaps AMS

Fort Point Capital has recapitalized Valencia, California-based AMS Fulfillment Holdings, a provider of omnichannel fulfillment services. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis and RSM advised Fort Point on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE Fort Point Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired a new platform through the recapitalization of AMS Fulfillment Holdings, LLC (“AMS,” “Advantage Media Services, LLC.” or the “Company”), a full service outs...
Tags: Boston, Trends, B Corporation, Company, Kirkland Ellis, Fort Point, Business Services, Valencia California, PE Deals, Fort Point Capital, AMS Fulfillment Holdings, AMS Fulfillment Holdings LLC, Advantage Media Services LLC, Ken Wiseman Jay Catlin Betty Lou Wiseman, Christina Pai Partner, Jay Catlin


KKR completes MYOB buyout

KKR has acquired MYOB, an Australian online business management company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global investment firm KKR and leading Australian online business management company MYOB Group Limited (“MYOB” or the “Company”) today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of MYOB by KKR. David Lang, Member at KKR, said, “MYOB is a true leader in the growing and innovative business solutions software segment. We are excited ...
Tags: Australia, Trends, Sydney, New Zealand, KKR, Business Services, Tim Reed, MYOB, PE Deals, Enterprise Solutions, KKR KKR, KKR Co Inc, MYOB Group Ltd, BUSINESS WIRE Global, MYOB Group Limited, KKR David Lang


PE-backed Sign-Zone buys Promic

Sign-Zone, a portfolio company of Pfingsten, has acquired Promic, a designer and distributor of promotional displays in the Netherlands. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, Illinois – May 7, 2019 Pfingsten announces its portfolio company, Sign-Zone, LLC, has acquired Promic B.V. (“Promic”), a designer and distributor of promotional displays. Headquartered in Nederweert, Netherlands, Promic provides display hardware and custom printed flags, pop-up banners, counter displays ...
Tags: Trends, Netherlands, M&a, Chicago Il, CSO, Chicago Illinois, Chennai India, Business Services, PE, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Jansen Display Group, Sign Zone LLC, John Bruellman, Nederweert Netherlands Promic


Wind Point acquires A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners has acquired Louisville, Kentucky-based A&R Logistics, a provider of integrated dry bulk logistics solutions for the chemical and plastic industries. No financial terms were disclosed. Antares Capital, Bain Capital, First Eagle Investment Management and Varagon Capital provided the debt financing for the transaction. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL, May 7, 2019 – Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired A&R Logist...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, North America, Holden, Charleston, Savannah, Mark Holden, Company, Louisville Kentucky, KPMG LLP, Business Services, PE Deals, Wind Point Partners, Wind Point, About Wind Point Partners Wind Point Partners, Konrad Salaber


PE-backed Vector Media buys Laurel Outdoor

Vector Media, a portfolio company of Spire Capital, has acquired Laurel Outdoor, an outdoor advertising company in the New Orleans metro area. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spire Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of Laurel Outdoor (“Laurel”) through its portfolio company, Vector Media (“Vector”). Laurel is the exclusive municipal transit advertising partner of the city of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and St. Bernard Parish, op...
Tags: New York, Trends, M&a, New Orleans, North America, Securities And Exchange Commission, Spire, Out Of Home, Vector, Dana, Orleans, Laurel, Jefferson Parish, St Charles, St Bernard Parish, Tulane University



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