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August 15, 2019

Macedonia’s Sunless bought by Castle Harlan after Riverside exit

Sunless Inc., a Macedonia-based manufacturer and marketer of spray tanning equipment and related accessories, has been acquired by New York private equity firm Castle Harlan Inc. The seller was Cleveland-based private equity firm The Riverside Co....

By Adam Burroughs

August 6, 2019

Elemica sold by Thoma Bravo

Elemica, a leading cloud-based digital supply network headquartered in Wayne, is being sold by private equity firm Thoma Bravo to the Paris-based private equity firm, Eurazeo....

By Adam Burroughs

August 2, 2019

Navigant to be bought by Guidehouse for $1.1B

Chicago-based consulting firm Navigant Consulting Inc. is set to be acquired by Guidehouse, a Washington D.C.-based management consulting firm for $1.1 billion....

By Adam Burroughs

July 30, 2019

Hamilton Lane closes $760M fund

Investment management firm Hamilton Lane has closed its Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund V, which represents more than $760 million in commitments....

By Adam Burroughs

July 25, 2019

Pritzker Private Capital Completes Valicor Deal

Pritzker is investing alongside Valicor’s management team, which will continue to lead the business....

By Mark Scott

July 25, 2019

Kassel Equity Shifts Buying From Properties To Businesses

After cutting his teeth on real estate investing, Kassel Equity found it could create more value in buying businesses than properties, says Managing Partner Brett Motherwell....

By Jayne Gest

July 22, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed Sciens Building Solutions Buys Firm

The transaction represents the latest acquisition for Sciens since Huron Capital formed the platform in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire service and integrated solutions sector....

By Mark Scott

July 11, 2019

Riverside leverages CertaSite into fire safety platform

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. is leveraging CertaSite into a fire and life safety platform....

By Adam Burroughs

July 11, 2019

Riverside invests in Compana, adds to GermanPersonnel portfolio company

The Riverside Co., a global private equity firm, has completed an investment in Compana, a German provider of recruitment software solutions for the temporary staffing sector and other verticals with complex recruiting requirements....

By Adam Burroughs

July 11, 2019

Incline Equity closes fund extension with $314.5M raised

Pittsburgh-based private equity firm Incline Equity Partners has closed its first fund extension platform, Incline Elevate Fund L.P., with $314.5 million in capital commitments, surpassing an initial target of $250 million after two months of marketing....

By Jayne Gest

July 9, 2019

Fahey Group buys Robin Autopilot

Fahey Group LLC, a Cleveland-based group led by entrepreneur Logan Fahey, has acquired Robin Autopilot, a rapidly growing maker of robotic mowers for the U.S. market....

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2019

Huron Capital Leverages Growing Number Of Independent Sponsors

Independent sponsors are a growing part of the M&A landscape, and Detroit’s Huron Capitalis taking advantage of the deal opportunities they provide, says Gretchen Perkins, business development partner....

By Mark Scott

June 25, 2019

Huron Capital’s Danielle Lalli Tabbed As PE Rising Star

Huron Capital Vice President Danielle Lalli was selected as one of 10 rising stars in private equity by Mergers & Acquisitions, a magazine and website that tracks the M&A industry."[Lalli] has quickly...

By Jayne Gest

June 25, 2019

For Stonewood's Kenn Moritz, patience, flexibility drive success

The PE firm's president talks about the importance of staying flexible during dealmaking and why the fewer owners in a deal, the better....

By Jayne Gest

June 24, 2019

Hamilton Lane closes $1.7 billion fund

Hamilton Lane has closed its Hamilton Lane Co-Investment Fund IV above its target with approximately $1.7 billion in total commitments from a wide range of global investors....

By Adam Burroughs

June 19, 2019

Non-control Capital Offers Liquidity Option For Family-Held Companies

Many family-held businesses don't realize there are minority investors out there, says Nicholas Stone, managing director at Cyprium Partners....

By Mark Scott

June 3, 2019

Aramark reportedly leveraged buyout target

Aramark is reportedly the target of a leveraged buyout by New York’s Mantle Ridge LP, which is rumored to be exploring the creation of a consortium with private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds to make an offer for the food services giant....

By Adam Burroughs

May 22, 2019

Granite Creek Closes $200M Fund

With the close of this fund, the Chicago-based private equity firm has a total of more than $400 million of assets under management across its strategies....

By Mark Scott

May 22, 2019

Stonehenge's Peter Davies: How to buy in a peak market

The managing partner of Stonehenge Partners shares his approach to buying with multiples approaching a peak, and how buying strategies have changed in the current environment....

By Jayne Gest

May 7, 2019

MCM's Mark Mansour: Stick To What You Know To Come Out Ahead

Mark Mansour was young, hungry and eager to establish his dealmaking credentials. Mal Mixon was an established entrepreneur who had already built a billion-dollar business at Invacare, but was always...

By Mark Scott

May 2, 2019

SunBridge sells off its Kyriba Japan Co. holdings

Beachwood venture capital firm SunBridge Partners is selling its holdings in Kyriba Japan Co., Ltd., the Japan Joint Venture between Kyriba Corporation and SunBridge, as part of Bridgepoint’s recent investment in Kyriba....

By Adam Burroughs

April 19, 2019

Foundation’s David Wood: Understanding Seller’s Needs Drives Better Deals

Foundation Investment Partners' David Wood talks about making smart acquisitions and the discerning approach he takes to dealmaking....

By Mark Scott

April 17, 2019

Leon Rubinov on Incline Equity’s M&A strategy and value creation

Leon Rubinov doesn’t like to play favorites with Incline Equity Partners investments. “All our kids are cute,” the senior partner says. “We don’t love one any more than the other. They’re all special."...

By Jayne Gest

April 5, 2019

Huron Capital’s Brian Demkowicz: Dealmaking is back in Detroit

The PE firm's co-founder explores the method that fuels his dealmaking productivity and the role Midwestern values play in the firm’s success....

By Mark Scott

March 5, 2019

Are you a futurist?

Riverside Co-CEO Stewart Kohl explains why it’s imperative for CEOs to be futurists if they want to ensure the success of their businesses....

By Stewart Kohl

March 1, 2019

Forward-thinking investors are monetizing the movement of people, products

As self-driving cars become a force on American roadways, Blue Victor Capital's Sherwin Prior is already looking ahead at new ways to leverage autonomous vehicle technology....

By Mark Scott

February 18, 2019

Riverside invests in 300-year-old rum producer

The PE firm has made a significant investment in E&A Scheer, the largest global blender and vendor of premium rum in bulk....

By Adam Burroughs

January 22, 2019

Lazear Capital’s Ted Lape on transparency, creativity and the rise of ESOPs

Ted Lape talks about transparency in dealmaking, when ESOPs make sense and his most memorable deals....

By Jayne Gest

January 17, 2019

Provariant’s Murad Beg

Provariant's Murad Beg talks about how he stays objective to make the right deals for his clients....

By Mark Scott

November 8, 2018

Blue Point Capital's Jim Marra

BluePoint's Jim Marra about the challenge of competing in today’s private equity market and the best strategy to minimize risk with your investments....

By Mark Scott

August 31, 2018

Riverside closes $1.2B Micro-Cap fund

The firm’s latest buyout fund closed at its hard cap of $1.2 billion in capital commitments in less than four months....

By Adam Burroughs

August 31, 2018

Signet's Tony Manna: Why I'm always ready for a deal

Tony Manna talks about his readiness to examine deals and some great advice he got in his youth from Worthington Industries founder John McConnell....

By Mark Scott

August 31, 2018

Beth Haas

Cyprium Partners' Beth Haas shares her thoughts on how to find the right vehicle to obtain the necessary capital for your business and how to work through any anxiety you may have over working with an outside firm....

By Mark Scott

August 24, 2018

Ron Weinberg

Ron Weinberg talks about the origins of today’s active private equity market and his hands-on approach to creating opportunities that lead to profitable deals....

By Mark Scott

August 3, 2018

Evolution Capital Partners’ Jeffrey Kadlic

Jeffrey Kadlic about what could be done to open up private equity investment to more people, the common pain points he sees in the M&A process and one of his most memorable deals....

By Mark Scott

July 27, 2018

Stewart Kohl

The co-CEO of The Riverside Co. talks about how he got his start and mentors who guided him early in his career....

By Mark Scott

July 19, 2018

Citymark Capital’s Daniel Walsh

Dan Walsh talks about his approach to crafting a deal, lessons learned about minimizing mistakes and what Cleveland needs to do to generate more liquidity....

By Mark Scott

June 22, 2018

Cyprium Partners’ John Sinnenberg

John Sinnenberg talks about his evolution as a dealmaker and the lessons he’s learned from deals good and bad....

By Brooke Bilyj

June 1, 2018

Anthony Manna

Anthony Manna talks about his approach to dealmaking and the team he’s built to vet and often take the lead on potential opportunities....

By Mark Scott

May 11, 2018

J.W. Sean Dorsey

Master dealmaker Sean Dorsey discusses how the dealmaking business has shifted through the decades and the insights he’s learned along the way....

By Brooke Bilyj

January 19, 2018

Resilience Capital’s Bassem Mansour

Resilience Capital Partners' co-CEO Bassem Mansour talks about the shifting entrepreneurial mindset, the value of an unbiased professional opinion and the state of today’s capital market....

By Mark Scott

December 8, 2017

Evolution sells firm to Align

Cleveland-based Evolution Capital Partners sold Indianapolis-based Lewellyn Technology LLC to fellow Clevelanders Align Capital Partners. Terms were not disclosed. Lewellyn, which provides electrical...

By Adam Burroughs

November 22, 2017

Mutual Capital Partners’ Wayne Wallace

What sellers need to know to get top dollar for their companies when they go on the market....

By Mark Scott

November 3, 2017

Riverside Co.'s Stewart Kohl

Stewart Kohl leads a global private equity firm with more than $6 billion in assets under management and nearly 500 acquisitions under its belt. None of that would have been possible if Kohl had not taken the time to prepare for each negotiation....

By Mark Scott