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October 21, 2019

Harry Cendrowski: Take Steps To Ensure You Have A Comprehensive M&A Strategy

Any time you rush into M&A activity, the likelihood is that you’re not going to do very well, says Harry Cendrowski....

By Mark Scott

October 21, 2019

Huron Capital’s Gretchen Perkins: You Don’t Have To Walk Away After You Sell

Business owners have numerous options as they explore the sale of their business, explains Gretchen Perkins....

By Mark Scott

October 21, 2019

Mark A. Filippell: When You Play ‘Gotcha!’ In M&A, It Often Comes Back To Bite You

Buyers with a gotcha mentality win some due diligence battles, but they often lose the due diligence war, explains Citizens Capital Markets' Mark A. Filippell....

By Mark Scott

October 16, 2019

Riverside Exits Fisher Unitech

The Riverside Co. has sold Fisher Unitech, a provider of 3D design software tools and 3D printers, to Buffalo Grove, Illinois-based Computer Aided Technology, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners L.P....

By Mark Scott

October 10, 2019

Tecum Capital’s Matt Harnett: Investors should work on the business, not in it

The PE firm’s founding partner shares his insights into how Tecum Capital manages the investments in makes in its more than 40 portfolio companies....

By Jayne Gest

October 7, 2019

Stonehenge Partners sells MedVet stake

Stonehenge Partners sold a stake in MedVet Associates LLC to an undisclosed buyer, according to PitchBook. MedVet also received $56 million in financing at the end of September and has raised $276.64 million through corporate and PE growth/expansion deals since 2015....

By Jayne Gest

October 1, 2019

Wynnchurch Capital Invests In Eastern Metal Supply

Wynnchurch Capital has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto and is actively investing from its $1.3 billion Fund IV....

By Mark Scott

September 27, 2019

MHC Software acquires Vanguard Systems after Strattam Capital investment

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MHC, with this combination, now serves over 2 million users across more than 1,100 customers....

By Adam Burroughs

September 25, 2019

Mainstreet Computers Bought By PE-Backed Convenient Payments

Convenient Payments is the eighth and final platform investment for Beekman Investment Partners III LP and the second payments technology platform for The Beekman Group, which is based in New York....

By Mark Scott

September 20, 2019

ScaleCo Strives To Change The PE Model

Brendan Anderson launched ScaleCo to be more of a partner in scaling lower-middle-market businesses, using a permanent capital investment model to develop sustainable growth platform companies....

By Mark Scott

September 19, 2019

Riverside invests in Blue Moon Estate Sales

Blue Moon will complement existing Riverside platform Best Life Brand’s home care and assisted living placement services....

By Adam Burroughs

September 19, 2019

Foundation’s David Wood On Management Transitions

Foundation Investment Partners founder David Wood talks about his approach to minimizing trouble when making acquisitions....

By Mark Scott

September 17, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed Albireo Makes 10th Add-On Acquisition

Huron Capital formed Albireo in 2014 with the goal of building an industry leader in the fast-growing U.S. market for energy efficiency, building automation and energy management....

By Mark Scott

September 13, 2019

Riverside invests in Affinitiv

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has made a non-control investment in Affinitiv, Inc., a portfolio company of CIP Capital, in connection with its transformative acquisition of Loop LLC....

By Adam Burroughs

September 11, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed High Street Makes Sixth Acquisition

As one of the largest agencies in the Grand Rapids market, Ottawa Kent has operated for more than 40 years, providing insurance solutions to more than 10,000 customers, with offices in Jenison, Sparta, Holland and Byron Center....

By Mark Scott

September 10, 2019

Riverside sells RE Panels

The Riverside Co. has sold RE Panels S.A., parent company of EPCO and TECSEDO, to THI Investments....

By Adam Burroughs

September 10, 2019

Blue Point exits Hilsinger

Blue Point Capital Partners has exited The Hilsinger Co., which was a Blue Point III portfolio company....

By Adam Burroughs

September 10, 2019

How MCM Capital Looks At Acquisitions

Senior Managing Partner Mark Mansour takes us inside his approach for evaluating investment opportunities at MCM Capital....

By Mark Scott

September 3, 2019

Riverside sells Health & Safety Institute

The Riverside Co. has sold Health & Safety Institute, an environmental, health and safety compliance and training platform, to Waud Capital Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

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