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French insurance brokers Active Assurances and AFI Assurances merge

French insurance brokers Active Assurances and AFI Assurances have merged. No financial terms were disclosed. Active Assurances is backed by Activa Capital, Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners and Bpifrance Financement. PRESS RELEASE Nine months after Active Assurances teamed up with Activa Capital and Bpifrance, the specialist digital insurance broker has announced a merger with AFI Assurances (expert in health, accident and life insurance brokerage). This transaction enables the group to accelerate i...
Tags: France, Trends, M&a, Financial Services, Idinvest Partners, AFI, Bpifrance, Activa Capital, Christophe Parier, Alexandre Masson, Boulogne Billancourt, Allianz Group, AFI Assurances, Activa Capital Bpifrance Idinvest Partners, Evry Essonne, Frédéric Bacmann


WI Watchlist: Rockwell, Wellbe, Generac, API Healthcare & More

Here’s a roundup of recent news from Wisconsin’s high-tech industries:—Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), the Milwaukee-based seller of hardware and software that enables industrial automation, is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), a maker of products for drilling and other tasks in the oil and gas industry. The new venture, called Sensia, plans to sell software-based automation products and services aimed at helping oil and gas customers improve their operationa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Fashion, Ge, Milwaukee, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a, Wisconsin, Iot


PE-backed Red Collar acquires Hampshire Pet

Red Collar Pet Foods, which is backed by Arbor Investments, has acquired Joplin, Missouri-based Hampshire Pet Products LLC, a provider of baked and cold formed pet products. No financial terms were disclosed. Duff & Phelps Securities was sell-side financial adviser to Hampshire Pet on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE Franklin, TN – February 21, 2019 Red Collar Pet Foods (“Red Collar”) announced today the acquisition of Hampshire Pet Products, LLC (“Hampshire Pet”). Based in Joplin, Missouri, the c...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, North America, Hampshire, Kirkland Ellis, Arbor, LANG, Chris Hamilton, PE, Catterton, Joplin Missouri, Miami Oklahoma, Duff Phelps Securities, Mars Petcare, Arbor Investments


About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly

Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, , decided a couple years after the deal to go it alone, and spun About.me back out to become an independent company. Today, About.me announced it’s being acquired by the Oakland-based startup Broadly. About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad called the deal “definitely a meeting of the minds,” as About.me has been more recently focused on helping people and companies showcase their professional talents an...
Tags: Startups, Tech, M&a, Oakland, True Ventures, Acquisition, Foundry Group, Exit, U S, Tony Conrad, Conrad, Broadly, Calibrate Ventures, Lauck, About.me, Google Facebook TripAdvisor


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


Qlik to buy Attunity for $560 million: Reuters

Data analytics company Qlik said on Thursday it will buy software services provider Attunity Ltd for about $560 million in an all-cash deal. Attunity shareholders will receive $23.50 in cash per share, which represents a premium of 18 percent to Attunity’s last close on Wednesday. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter, the companies said.
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, Reuters, Attunity Ltd, Attunity, Qlik


DoubleVerify acquires digital video tech company Zentrick

DoubleVerify has acquired Zentrick, a digital video technology company. No financial terms were disclosed. Zentrick’s backers included Fortino Capital. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and GHENT, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, today announced that it has acquired Zentrick, a digital video technology company that provides middleware solutions to drive the seamless execution and performance of online v...
Tags: New York, Trends, Tech, M&a, Belgium, Ghent Belgium, Doubleverify, Wayne Gattinella, Zentrick, Fortino Capital PRESS, Pieter Mees Zentrick Co Founder, Frederik Neus Zentrick Co Founder, DoubleVerify DoubleVerify


Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform

Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com, a cloud-based video-editing platform for amateurs that had raised $12.4 million before this acquisition and currently holds six video technology patents. Powtoon, which says that it has more than 25 million users, plans to integrate into its own products many of Showbox.com’s features, including...
Tags: Startups, Video, Tel Aviv, Tech, M&a, Acquisition, Showbox, Exit, Powtoon, Showbox.com, Ilya Spitalnik Powtoon


JFrog buys Shippable

JFrog has acquired Seattle-based Shippable, a continuous integration and DevOps automation platform company. No financial terms were disclosed. Shippable was backed by Madrona Venture Group. PRESS RELEASE SUNNYVALE, California, February, 2019 – JFrog, the DevOps technology leader known for enabling liquid software via continuous update flows, is announcing the strategic acquisition of Shippable, a continuous integration and DevOps automation platform company. Shippable’s portfolio of cloud-nativ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Tech, M&a, North America, Seattle, Madrona Venture Group, Jfrog, Sunnyvale California, North America Europe, AWS Microsoft, Amazon Facebook Google, Shippable, Asia Learn, Shlomi Ben Haim, Avi Cavale


N3K buys compliance solutions provider Cygna Labs

N3K has acquired Cygna Labs, a provider of compliance solutions.  No financial terms were disclosed. Cygna Labs was backed by from Blackbird Ventures. PRESS RELEASE MIAMI (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 21, 2019 Cygna Labs announced today that the company was acquired by N3K, a globally acting systems integrator and leading provider of network management solutions. It is a portfolio company of the private equity firm VR Equitypartner, one of the very reputable private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Switzerland, M&a, Germany Austria, PRWEB, N3K, Cygna Labs, VR Equitypartner, Blackbird Ventures N3K, Cygna Labs N3K, Rainer Maurer, Christian Ehrenthal, Ehrenthal, Cygna Labs Cygna Labs


PE-backed PRA buys Koncept Events

PRA, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired Koncept Events, an event planning company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PRA, a leading business event management company in the United States, announced that it has acquired Koncept Events of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through eight strategic add-on acquisitions completed under CI Capital’s ownership, PRA has established an end-to-end event management company and enhanced its se...
Tags: Florida, Mexico, New York City, Trends, Chicago, United States, M&a, Pra, Nashville, North America, Smith, Caribbean, Nelson, South Florida, Tony, Lorenz


PE-backed Drillinginfo buys Cortex

Drillinginfo, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, has acquired Cortex, a network-as-a-service company that enables automation of accounts payable and receivable processes for the oil and gas industry. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2019 – Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, healthcare, and financial services industries, announced that its portfolio comp...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, M&a, North America, Cortex, Austin Texas, Jeff Hughes, PE, Genstar Capital, Genstar, Eli Weiss, PLS, Drillinginfo, Drilling Info Holdings Inc, About Drillinginfo Drillinginfo, Energy/Power


JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform

JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the tools and services it provides to developers on its software operations platform: it has acquired Shippable, a cloud-based continuous integration and delivery platform (CI/CD) that developers use to ship code and deliver app and microservices updates, and plans to integrate it into its Enterprise+ platform. Terms of the deal — JFrog’s fifth acquisition — are ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Enterprise, Developer, M&a, Docker, Devops, Kubernetes, Jfrog, Jenkins, PitchBook, Ben Haim, AWS Google Cloud Platform, Shippable


Authority Brands buys Clockwork

Authority Brands, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, said Feb. 21 that it acquired Clockwork Inc from Direct Energy Group, a unit of Centrica. Financial terms weren’t announced. Clockwork provides home services through brands Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky® electric, and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. PRESS RELEASE Authority Brands welcomes the Clockwork brands into its family · Addition doubles Authority Brands’ overall system revenue to over $1 billion New York and Columbia...
Tags: New York, Trends, United States, M&a, Centrica, Benjamin Franklin, Sparky, Business Services, Apax Partners, Apax Partners Apax Partners, Tech Telco Services Healthcare, Ashish Karandikar Partner, Authority Brands, Rob Weddle, About Authority Brands Headquartered, Columbia Maryland Authority Brands LLC


Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing


PE-backed Lemonade and Modern Market Eatery to form new restaurant platform

Butterfly portfolio companies Lemonade Restaurant Group and Modern Market Eatery have agreed to merge and form Modern Restaurant Concepts, a restaurant platform. As part of the deal, KKR will invest in Modern Restaurant Concepts. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis acted as legal adviser to Butterfly and Lemonade on the transaction while Davis Wright Tremaine did likewise for Modern Market Eatery. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA and DENVER, CO February 20th, 2019 – Lemonade Restaur...
Tags: Maryland, California, Los Angeles, Trends, M&a, KKR, Butterfly, Kirkland Ellis, Los Angeles California, Carl, Jr, Sullivan, Denver CO, Davis Wright Tremaine, Hardee, PE


Pinnacle Dermatology buys Calumet Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology, which is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, has acquired Illinois and Indiana-based Calumet Dermatology, a provider of dermatology services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Pinnacle Dermatology has acquired Calumet Dermatology in Calumet City, Illinois and Dyer, Indiana, further expanding their footprint and dermatology expertise in Northwest Indiana. Loris A. Tisocco, MD has joined Pinnacle effective immediately. To provide the best patient care experienc...
Tags: Trends, Indiana, Chicago, Healthcare, M&a, Chad, University Of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Il, Brown, Northwest Indiana, Dyer, Joliet, Pinnacle, University of Michigan Medical School, Cook County Hospital


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


Godiva Chocolatier to sell Asia-Pacific assets to MBK Partners

Godiva Chocolatier, backed by Yildiz Holding, said Feb. 20 they agreed to sell select Godiva assets to MBK Partners. These include Godiva’s retail and distribution operations Japan, South Korea, Australia as well as the future rights to develop New Zealand. This includes consumer packaged goods, digital-commerce, travel retail (for Japan and South Korea) and more than 300 retail stores. The transaction also covers Godiva’s production facility in Brussels that supplies product to these markets. F...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Japan, New York, Trends, Turkey, Beijing, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, M&a, Belgium, Brussels, Morgan Stanley, Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey, Brussels Belgium


Clearlake-backed Symplr to buy API Healthcare

Symplr, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Group LP, said Feb. 20 that it agreed to buy API Healthcare. Financial terms weren’t announced. Veritas Capital is the seller. API, of Hartford, Wisconsin, provides healthcare human capital management software solutions. PRESS RELEASE SANTA MONICA, Calif. and HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — symplr, a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (to...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Houston, Veritas, Calif, Robert W Baird, GRC, HCM, Clearlake, Veritas Capital, Clearlake Capital Group, Clearlake Capital Group LP, Prashant Mehrotra, Paul Huber, Veritas Capital Veritas Financial


GN Audio acquires Altia Systems for $125 mln

GN Audio has acquired Cupertino, California-based Altia Systems, a provider of video communications solutions, for $125 million. Altia was backed by Naya Ventures. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Altia Systems, based in Cupertino, California (USA), is a leading innovative developer of premium video communications solutions utilizing digital multi-camera array technology. This market is expected to grow significantly from a currently low penetration rate fueled by easy to use (...
Tags: Usa, US, Trends, Tech, M&a, Intel Capital, Unified Communications, Naya, Cupertino CA, Cupertino California, Aurangzeb, Naya Ventures, Altia, Altia Systems, Gn Audio, Aurangzeb Khan


PE-backed Aveanna to buy Maxim’s home healthcare unit

Aveanna Healthcare, which is backed by Bain Capital and J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire Maxim Healthcare Services‘ home healthcare division. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Edge Healthcare Partners, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Jefferies and Deutsche Bank provided financial advice to Aveanna on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA and COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Aveanna Healthcare (“Aveanna”)...
Tags: Trends, Atlanta, Barclays, Healthcare, M&a, Deutsche Bank, Columbia, Maxim, Bob Williams, Atlanta Georgia, Dechert LLP, Maxim Healthcare Services, Greenberg Traurig LLP, PE, J H Whitney Capital Partners, Rod Windley


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


PE-backed Probo Medical buys Trisonics

Probo Medical, a portfolio company of Varsity Healthcare Partners, has acquired Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Trisonics Inc, a provider of ultrasound equipment. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE FISHERS, Ind.- Probo Medical, one of the fastest-growing companies in medical equipment sales and repair and a portfolio company of Varsity Healthcare Partners, today announced the acquisition of Trisonics, Inc., which will expand its leading presence in the ultrasound industry. With the ...
Tags: Trends, Indiana, ISO, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tampa Florida, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, PE, Varsity Healthcare Partners, Riner, Probo Medical, Probo, David Trogden, MedCorp LLC


MCVS buys three infratech companies

Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, a platform launched by Macquarie Capital and R/GA Ventures, has acquired three infrastructure tech companies: AirMap Inc, Envoy Technologies and Teralytic Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macquarie Capital Venture Studio (MCVS), a platform launched by Macquarie Capital and R/GA Ventures to drive innovation at the intersection of infrastructure and technology, today announced the addition of three companies to the por...
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, Airmap, UTM, Macquarie Capital, T REX Group Inc, Mission Secure Inc, FreeWire Technologies, MCVS, Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, Macquarie Capital and R GA Ventures, Macquarie Capital Venture Studio MCVS, MCVS Macquarie Capital, MCVS Companies, Zero Mass Water Inc


Palo Alto Networks to acquire Demisto for $560M

Palo Alto Networks announced today that it intends to acquire security startup, Demisto, for $560 million. The company sees a tool that can help enhance the Palo Alto security portfolio by adding a higher level of automation. “The addition of Demisto’s orchestration and automation technologies will accelerate Palo Alto Networks Application Framework strategy and serve as a critical step forward in the company’s aim to deliver immediate threat prevention and response for security teams,” the c...
Tags: Travel, Security, Fundings & Exits, TC, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers And Acquistions, Palo Alto Networks, Demisto, Accel Greylock Stewart McClure, Slavik Markovich


Genstar-backed Mercer Advisors buys Arbor

Mercer Global Advisors Inc, which is backed by Genstar Capital, has acquired Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Arbor Asset Management LLC, a wealth management firm. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, February 19, 2019 – Mercer Global Advisors Inc. (“Mercer Advisors”), a national Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), today announced the acquisition of Arbor Asset Management, LLC (Arbor), a large wealth management firm located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serving households throughout the ...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, Michigan, Financial Services, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan, Neil, Arbor, RIA, Mid west, AUM, Genstar Capital, Genstar, Omaha NE


Genstar-backed Mercer Global buys Arbor Asset Management

Mercer Global Advisors Inc, a Genstar Capital portfolio company, said Feb. 19 that it acquired Arbor Asset Management LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. Arbor, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a wealth manger that serves households throughout the mid-west with assets under management (AUM) of approximately $350 Million. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, February 19, 2019 – Mercer Global Advisors Inc. (“Mercer Advisors”), a national Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), today announced the acquisition of Arbor...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, Michigan, Financial Services, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan, Neil, Arbor, RIA, Mid west, AUM, Genstar Capital, Genstar, Omaha NE


PE-backed National Express Wash buys El Car Wash

National Express Wash has acquired El Car Wash. Financial terms weren’t announced. El Car Wash owns and develops car wash locations in Miami and the broader South Florida market. National Express is backed by Wafra Inc, Audrose Partners and Fireside Investments. PRESS RELEASE INVESTOR GROUP FORMS EXPRESS CAR WASH ACQUISITION PLATFORM NATIONAL EXPRESS WASH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF EL CAR WASH   MIAMI, FL – February 19, 2019 – Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), Audrose Partners and Fireside Investments today a...
Tags: New York, Trends, M&a, Miami, North America, South Florida, National Express, Business Services, PE, Fireside Investments, Wafra, Russell Valdez, Wafra Inc, National Express Wash, Wafra Inc Audrose Partners, Audrose Partners