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BV sells Reimagine to Dynata

BV Investment Partners has sold Reimagine Holdings LLC to Dynata. No financial terms were disclosed. Westport, Connecticut-based Reimagine is a provider of data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, February 21, 2019 – BV Investment Partners (“BV”), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, today announced the sale of Reimagine Holdings LLC, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Tech, Asia Pacific, M&a, North America, Company, The Company, Westport Connecticut, North America Europe, BV Investment Partners, Reimagine, Hugh Davis, Dynata, Reimagine Holdings LLC, Reimagine Holdings


Standout Capital acquires VisBook

Standout Capital has acquired VisBook, a Norweigan provider of property management systems for hotels, activity centers and camping sites. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Standout Capital partners with the founders of VisBook, a Norwegian based provider of Property Management Systems for hotels, activity centers and camping sites. With Standout Capital as a new majority owner, VisBook will benefit from increased resources to realize and accelerate the Company’s long-term growth ...
Tags: Sweden, Trends, Tech, Eu, European Union, Norway, Council, European Parliament, Stockholm, Nordics, Company, Gothenburg Sweden, Øystein, Property Management System, PE Deals, Cosme


Ardian to buy Study Group from Providence Equity

Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell Study Group to Ardian. No financial terms were disclosed. Study Group is a provider of international education in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. PRESS RELEASE London, February 21, 2019 – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education in the UK and Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America, from...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, New York, London, Australia, Americas, US, Trends, Tech, Santiago, North America, Group, Seoul, Zurich, International Education


Aquiline to buy Relation Insurance Services

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC has agreed to acquire Walnut Creek, California-based Relation Insurance Services, an independent insurance broker. The sellers are Parthenon Capital and Century Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Sandler O’Neill + Partners and Waller Helms Advisors served as financial advisers to Relation on the deal. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK & WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York and London-based private equity firm investing...
Tags: New York, London, Boston, Trends, United States, Parthenon, Ed, Financial Services, Joe, Company, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Walnut Creek California, Insurance Journal, LLP, Boston San Francisco, PE Deals


Lytics raises $35 mln

Lytics said Feb. 21 that it raised $35 million in a Series C round of financing led by JMI Equity. Also participating were current investors Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. Lytics, of Portland, Oregon, provides a customer data platform for marketers. PRESS RELEASE JMI Equity-Led Investment to Accelerate Strategic Growth Initiatives in Product Development and Customer Success, and Expand Lytics’ Team Portland, Oregon – February 21, 2019 – Lyti...
Tags: Trends, Cdp, Lytics, Jmi Equity, Company, VC Deals, Customer Data Platform, Suken Vakil, Voyager Capital Lytics of Portland Oregon, James McDermott CEO of Lytics, Lytics Lytics, Economist AEG Atlassian, Portland Oregon Lytics, Webtrends Urban Airship Tripwire


CDPQ invests in Allied Universal

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said Feb. 21 that it has invested in Allied Universal. CDPQ’s investment includes about $400 million of capital to Allied. Investors currently include Allied’s management, Warburg Pincus and Wendel. Allied is a security and facility services company with more than 210,000 employees. The deal values Allied at more than $7 billion. PRESS RELEASE MONTRÉAL, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) announced today a major inv...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Canada, North America, Quebec, Warburg Pincus, Steve Jones, Company, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Business Services, Wendel, PE Deals, Morgan Stanley Co LLC, CDPQ, Allied Universal


Meyer named CFO of Hercules Capital

Hercules Capital Inc said Feb. 21 that Seth Meyer was named CFO effective March 4. Meyer replaces David Lund, who served as interim CFO for the prior 16 months and will continue to serve as a special consulting advisor to the company through April. Most recently, Meyer served as CFO of Swiss Re’s commercial insurance business. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) (“Hercules” or the “Company”), the largest and leading specialty finance provider to in...
Tags: Trends, People, David, Hercules, Meyer, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nyse, Company, Manuel, Seth, Henriquez, New York Stock Exchange NYSE, B, Swiss Re, David Lund, Seth Meyer


PE-backed Tilray to acquire Manitoba Harvest for C$419 mln

Compass Diversified Holding, an owner of middle-market businesses, has agreed to sell Manitoba Harvest, a Winnipeg, Manitoba-headquartered provider of branded, hemp-based foods, for to C$419 million. The buyer is Tilray Inc, a Nanaimo, British Columbia-based cannabis researcher, cultivator, producer and distributor. Jefferies LLC was financial adviser to CODI on the deal while Stikeman Elliott LLP acted as legal counsel. The transaction is expected to close within the next 30 days. Tilray is a p...
Tags: Trends, M&a, North America, Seattle, British Columbia, Manitoba, Company, The Company, Winnipeg Manitoba, Jefferies LLC, PE, Sabo, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Codi, Tilray, Compass Diversified Holdings


Pfingsten acquires Full Spectrum

Pfingsten has acquired Pleasanton, California-based Full Spectrum Group, a provider of repair, maintenance and validation services for laboratory instrumentation. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal that was done in partnership with Full Spectrum’s founders Tom Fider, Alan Chan and John Martin. PRESS RELEASE Pfingsten announces the acquisition of Full Spectrum Group, LLC (“Full Spectrum” or the “Company”), a brand-agnostic provider of repair, maintenance and validation services for la...
Tags: Trends, United States, Chicago Il, Company, John Martin, Pleasanton CA, Chennai India, Business Services, Pleasanton California, PE Deals, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Full Spectrum Group, Tom Fider Alan Chan, Full Spectrum Group LLC Full Spectrum


Blue Sage invests in All-State

Blue Sage Capital has made an investment in Des Moines, Iowa-based All-State Industries, a manufacturer of non-metallic components for OEMs. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Sage Capital is pleased to announce its recently completed investment in All-State Industries, Inc. (“All-State”). Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa with six manufacturing facilities located throughout the Midwest and Texas, All-State is a leading manufacturer of non-metalli...
Tags: Trends, Midwest, Company, Austin Texas, DES MOINES Iowa, All State, PE Deals, Peter Huff, Blue Sage, Texas BUSINESS WIRE Blue Sage Capital, Industrial/Manufacturing, All State Industries, All State Industries Inc, Texas All State, Bob Pulver, Scott Pulver


PE-backed Village Fertility Pharmacy buys Integrity

Village Fertility Pharmacy, a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, has acquired Integrity Rx Specialty Pharmacy, a fertility-focused pharmacy. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY – February 19, 2019 – Village Fertility Pharmacy (“Village” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, LLC (“BelHealth”), a New York-based healthcare private equity firm, today announced that the Company, through one of its affiliates, has completed ...
Tags: New York, Integrity, Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Scottsdale, New York Ny, Company, Jeff, Waltham, Boston Chicago, PE, Scottsdale AZ, BelHealth Investment Partners, BelHealth, Jeffrey Karp


GPP-backed Spine & Sport acquires Complete Care

Spine & Sport Physical Therapy, a portfolio company of Great Point Partners, has acquired Palm Springs, California-based Complete Care Physical Care Therapy, a physical therapy provider. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT and SAN DIEGO, CA – Great Point Partners’ (“GPP”) portfolio company, Spine & Sport Physical Therapy (“Spine & Sport”), a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services in San Diego, CA, has acquired Complete Care Physical...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, San Diego, M&a, Palm Springs, Northern California, Company, Gpp, San Diego CA, Palm Springs California, United States Canada, Greenwich CT, Western Europe GPP, Great Point Partners, Palm Springs CA, Spine Sport Physical Therapy


TAL to raise about $500 mln

TAL Education Group, a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, has agreed to secure about $500 million in funding. The investor was not identified. PRESS RELEASE BEIJING, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) (“TAL” or the “Company”), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, today announced that a long-term equity investment firm has agreed to purchase a total of approximately US$500 million of newly issued Class A common shares of th...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Beijing, New York Stock Exchange, Company, Tal, VC Deals, TAL Education Group, TAL Education Group NYSE, TAL TAL, About TAL Education Group TAL Education Group


BPOC invests in Health-E Commerce

Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company has made a majority investment in Health-E Commerce, a parent company of pre-tax health and wellness shopping sites. No financial terms were disclosed. Financo provided financial advice to Health-E Commerce while O’Melveney & Myers LLP acted as legal adviser. And, Paul Hastings LLP served as legal adviser to Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 15, 2019 Health-E Commerce, the parent company of the nation’s leading family of e-co...
Tags: New York, Trends, Chicago, Healthcare, Irs, Miller, Company, Jeremy Miller, Paul Hastings LLP, PE Deals, PRWEB, Financo, Children 's Health Fund, BPOC, Beecken Petty O Keefe Company, Beecken Petty O Keefe Company BPOC


PE-backed Continental Batteries buys BDI

Continental Batteries, a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners, has acquired Atlanta-based Battery Distributors Inc, a provider of aftermarket batteries to the automotive, commercial, golf and marine markets. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”), a Pittsburgh-based lower middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce its portfolio company, Continental Batteries (“Continental”), has acquired Battery Distributors Inc. (“BDI” or the ...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, M&a, BDI, Jacksonville, Continental, Pittsburgh, Company, PE, Incline Equity Partners, John Morley, Incline, Continental Batteries, Battery Distributors Inc


Mason Wells sells Aquion to Pentair

Mason Wells has sold Roselle, Illinois-based Aquion Inc, a maker of water treatment equipment and water quality solutions, to Pentair plc. The value of the deal was $160 million. Robert W. Baird advised Aquion while Quarles & Brady provided legal counsel. PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE (FEBRUARY 14, 2019) – Mason Wells announced the closing of the sale of Aquion, Inc. (“Aquion” or the “Company”), a Mason Wells Buyout Fund III, LP portfolio company, to Pentair plc (“Pentair”) (NYSE:PNR). The transaction...
Tags: Milwaukee, Trends, United States, M&a, Belgium, Pnr, Midwest, Company, Robert W Baird, Pentair, Quarles Brady, Tom Smith, RainSoft, Mason Wells, Roselle Illinois, Aquion


NewSpring and Larsen MacColl back Turning Point

Eatontown, New Jersey-based Turning Point, a restaurant chain, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors were NewSpring Mezzanine and Larsen MacColl Partners. PRESS RELEASE RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NewSpring (the “Firm”), a family of private equity strategies, announced today that NewSpring Mezzanine (“NewSpring”), the Firm’s dedicated mezzanine strategy, and Larsen MacColl Partners have completed a growth investment in Turning Point Holding Company, LLC (“Turning Point” or ...
Tags: Trends, Company, Kirk, Lancaster County, Mid Atlantic, Radnor, Eatontown New Jersey, PE Deals, NewSpring, Turning Point, Anne Vazquez NewSpring Partner, Consumer/Retail, Larsen MacColl, Larsen MacColl Partners, Turning Point Holding Company LLC, Larsen MacColl Partners Turning Point


Main Post invests in Not Your Mother’s

Main Post Partners has invested in DeMert Brands, parent company of Not Your Mother’s. Financial terms weren’t announced. Not Your Mother’s, of Tampa, Florida, is a haircare brand, offering shampoos, conditioners and styling products. PRESS RELEASE TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DeMert Brands, parent company of Not Your Mother’s, a fast-growing, solution-driven haircare brand, today announced it has received a strategic growth investment from Main Post Partners, a San Francisco-based ...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Tampa, Company, Bethany, Fla, Josh McDowell, Tampa Florida, PE Deals, Main Post Partners, Main Post, Sean Honey, Consumer/Retail, DeMert Brands, Bethany Pagliarulo, Rocky Pagliarulo


TheStreet closes sales of The Deal and BoardEx

TheStreet Inc said Feb. 14 that it closed the sales of The Deal and BoardEx to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. The transaction was announced in December. PRESS RELEASE TheStreet, Inc. Completes Sale of its Institutional Business NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TheStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: TST), a leading financial news and information company, today announced it has completed the sale of its institutional business units, The Deal and BoardEx, to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Eu...
Tags: New York, Trends, London Stock Exchange, M&a, SEC, Lundberg, Company, Euromoney, TheStreet, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Business Services, TheStreet Inc, Company s Board of Directors, Tst, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Eric Lundberg


Canaccord Genuity buys Petsky Prunier

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc said Feb. 13 that it acquired Petsky Prunier. Terms of the deal call for Petsky to receive C$40.0 million (US$30.0 million) in cash and C$20.0 million (US$15.0 million) in Cannaccord shares. Petsky will get another C$53.2 million (US$40.0 million) in additional contingent consideration that will be paid in cash over a four-year period subject to meeting certain revenue targets over that period. Petsky Prunier, of New York, is an investment bank focused on mid-market t...
Tags: New York, Australia, France, China, India, US, Toronto, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, M&a, North America


Bow River to recap Kivu Consulting

Bow River Capital has agreed to recapitalize Kivu Consulting, a cybersecurity consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP served as legal adviser to Bow River. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bow River Capital 2017 Fund (“Bow River”) today announced that it has agreed to recapitalize Kivu Consulting, Inc. (“Kivu” or the “Company”), a cyber security consulting firm providing incident response, risk management, and cyber forensics inve...
Tags: Trends, Rocky Mountains, Company, Denver Colorado, Bow River, Business Services, LLP, PE Deals, Kivu, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Kivu Consulting, Kivu Consulting Inc, Rick Pederson, Kim Niquette CEO of Kivu, Buyout Real Estate


Bow River to recap Kivu Consultin

Bow River Capital has agreed to recapitalize Kivu Consulting, a cybersecurity consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP served as legal adviser to Bow River. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bow River Capital 2017 Fund (“Bow River”) today announced that it has agreed to recapitalize Kivu Consulting, Inc. (“Kivu” or the “Company”), a cyber security consulting firm providing incident response, risk management, and cyber forensics inve...
Tags: Trends, Rocky Mountains, Company, Denver Colorado, Bow River, Business Services, LLP, PE Deals, Kivu, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Kivu Consultin, Kivu Consulting, Kivu Consulting Inc, Rick Pederson, Kim Niquette CEO of Kivu


Millpond invests in Futuri Media

Millpond Equity Partners has made an investment in Futuri Media LLC, a provider of SaaS technology for audience engagement and sales intelligence to broadcasters and publishers. No financial terms were disclosed. Petsky Prunier served as financial adviser to Futuri Media on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Millpond Equity Partners (“Millpond”) has made an investment in Futuri Media LLC (“Futuri” or the “Company”), a leading provider of SaaS technology...
Tags: America, Trends, Tech, Company, CLEVELAND Ohio, Fla, PE Deals, Petsky Prunier, Daniel Anstandig, Millpond Equity Partners, Millpond, Larry Shagrin, Millpond Equity Partners Millpond Equity Partners, Headquartered in Boca Raton Florida the Millpond, Futuri Media, Futuri Media LLC


PE-backed BCM One buys SIP.US

BCM One, a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired Alpharetta, Georgia-based SIP.US, a provider of on-demand, enterprise-class IP communications software solutions to businesses. No financial terms were disclosed. Croft & Bender was financial adviser to SIP.US on the deal. PRESS RELEASE February 11, 2019 – Croft & Bender, an Atlanta-based investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the successful sale of its client, SIP.US LLC and SIPTRUNK Inc. (“SIP.US”), to BCM O...
Tags: US, Trends, Tech, Atlanta, M&a, Michael, Michael Rand, Company, The Company, Marc, Alpharetta Georgia, PE, Thompson Street, Croft Bender, Thompson Street Capital Partners, US LLC


MoviePass' parent company has been kicked off the Nasdaq, but claims it 'has no effect on the day-to-day business' (HMNY)

Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY), the parent company of MoviePass, has been kicked off the Nasdaq, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. The company had failed to meet the Nasdaq's listing standards by trading below $1 per share since July. "HMNY’s delisting has no effect on the day-to-day business operations of HMNY or its subsidiaries, including MoviePass and MoviePass Films," the company said in a statement to Business Insider.   Helios and Mathe...
Tags: Hbo, New York, India, Trends, Netflix, SEC, Nasdaq, Panel, Moviepass, Securities And Exchange Commission, Helios, Company, Moviefone, Matheson, Nasdaq Capital Market, Matheson Analytics


Darby invests in Biopas

Darby Private Equity has made an investment in Biopas, a Latin American specialty pharmaceutical distribution company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Panama City, Panama and Washington, DC, February 12, 2019 – Darby Private Equity (“Darby”), a private equity arm of Franklin Templeton, today announced that Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III, L.P. (“DLAPDF III”) completed an investment in Pharma Consulting Group, S.A. (known as “Biopas”), a specialty pharmaceutical distri...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Colombia, Washington Dc, Ifc, Treasury, Panama, Latin America, Company, Darby, Panama City Panama, Central and Eastern Europe, PE Deals, Latin America Asia, Franklin Resources Inc


Acacia Partners exits Perennials & Sutherland

Acacia Partners said Feb. 6 that it sold its investment in Perennials & Sutherland LLC. Bertram Capital is investing in the company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Perennials, of Dallas, designs and makes 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic performance fabric and rugs for indoor and outdoor use and luxury outdoor furniture. Piper Jaffray advised Perennials & Sutherland while McGuire Woods served as legal counsel. PRESS RELEASE February 6th, 2019 – Acacia Partners is proud to announce the succe...
Tags: Trends, David, Dallas, ANN, Sutherland, Board, Company, Feb, Austin Texas, Piper Jaffray, Acacia, Business Services, PE Deals, McGuire Woods, Acacia Partners, Acacia Partners Acacia Partners


RMS Updates Reverse Mortgage Borrowers As Parent Company Restructures

Ditech Holding Corporation (NYSE: DHCP), parent company of Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS), announced today that it has filed filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. As a result of the process, some borrower payments may have been temporarily impacted, the company said in a notice to customers. Certain subsidiaries including Ditech Financial, LLC and RMS will be entering into a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with some of its lenders that hold over...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Rsa, DHCP, Nyse, Walter, Company, Lenders, Ditech, Thomas F Marano, New York Stock Exchange NYSE, RMS, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Ditech Financial LLC, Ditech Holding Corporation, Ditech Holding Corporation NYSE


Mason Wells sells Eddy Packing to Insight Equity

Insight Equity has acquired Eddy Packing from Mason Wells. No financial terms were disclosed. Eddy Packing is a processor of smoked, cooked and fresh pork, beef and poultry products. PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE (FEBRUARY 11, 2019) – Mason Wells announced today the closing of the sale of Eddy Foods, Inc. (“Eddy Packing”, or the “Company”), a Mason Wells Buyout Fund III portfolio company, to Insight Equity III LP (“Insight Equity”). The transaction closed on February 8, 2019. Based in Yoakum, Texas, E...
Tags: Milwaukee, Trends, Midwest, Company, Robert W Baird, Quarles Brady, PE Deals, Mason Wells, Insight Equity, Consumer/Retail, Greg Myers, Mason Wells Buyout Fund III, Mason Wells Buyout Fund, Eddy Packing, Eddy Foods Inc, Yoakum Texas Eddy Packing


H.I.G. sells Caraustar to Greif to $1.8 bln

H.I.G. Capital has sold Caraustar Industries Inc to Greif Inc for $1.8 billion. Based in Austell, Georgia, Caraustar is a maker of recycled materials and paper products. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of its portfolio company Caraustar Industries, Inc. (“Caraustar” or the “Company”) to Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF...
Tags: Usa, New York, London, Trends, Atlanta, United States, M&a, Miami, North America, Sao Paulo, Mike Patton, Company, Caraustar, Greif, CLO, Greif Inc



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