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November 14, 2019

PwC’s Exit Strategies Report: When It’s Time To Sell, Make Sure You’re Ready

It’s OK if you’re not ready to sell now. Just be sure you’re ready when that time comes, say PwC’s Fentress Seagroves and Shari Forman....

By Mark Scott

November 13, 2019

Huron Capital’s Brian Demkowicz Shares His Secrets To Good Dealmaking

Brian Demkowicz has a process for everything, enabling Huron Capital to continually make the right call on dealmaking opportunities....

By Mark Scott

November 7, 2019

BGL Sells Warnock Food Products To Calbee

BGL has investment banking offices in Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia, and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, San Antonio and San Diego....

By Mark Scott

November 6, 2019

MPE Partners Sells Division Of B&E Group

The B&E Group, headquartered in Southwick, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of complex, precision machined aerospace and defense components....

By Mark Scott

November 5, 2019

O2’s Jay Hansen: M&A Works Best When Both Sides Are Ready To Deal

Dealmaking works better when there is M&A expertise on both sides of the table, says the private equity firm's managing partner....

By Mark Scott

October 31, 2019

U of M’s David Brophy: Michigan Needs To Retain More Talent, Secure More Investment Dollars

The Michigan Private Equity Conference is part of an effort to spur private equity investment and activity in the state....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Shore Capital Partners’ Justin Ishbia: Shared Vision Often Leads To Great Deal Opportunities

Shore Capital Partners's Justin Ishbia sees tremendous potential for growth at Akron, Ohio-based Main Street Gourmet....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Winbridge’s Chris MacLaren: Due Diligence Should Always Rate High On Your M&A Priority List

Chris MacLaren crunches the numbers at Winbridge, enabling PE/VC firms time to raise capital and source new deals....

By Mark Scott

October 30, 2019

Riverside Reaches Deal To Merge OmniUpdate, Destiny Solutions

The combined company will be led by OmniUpdate’s Lance Merker as CEO and Destiny Solutions’ Peter DeVries as president and COO and be headquartered in Camarillo, California....

By Mark Scott

October 29, 2019

Peaceable Street Capital gets investment from Declaration Partners

Peaceable Street Capital, a specialty finance company, has received a minority equity investment from Declaration Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

October 29, 2019

Riverside Exits ProSites

During Riverside’s hold, ProSites transformed from a website designer into a company considered to be the industry’s leading comprehensive online marketing solutions provider....

By Mark Scott

October 29, 2019

Rockbridge Growth Equity Buys ProSites

The ProSites acquisition is the second investment that Detroit-based Rockbridge has announced in the past month....

By Mark Scott

October 24, 2019

Rothschild & Co. To Buy Livingstone’s U.K. Team

Livingstone provides M&A, debt and special situations advice to entrepreneurs, and private and private equity-backed companies in the mid-market segment....

By Mark Scott

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

Platinum Equity Affiliate To Buy Cision Ltd. In $2.74B Deal

Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world....

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

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 A. Filippell

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