January 23, 2020
January 21, 2020
Incline Equity Partners has closed Incline Equity Partners V, L.P. and Incline Equity Partners V-A, L.P. on $1.165 billion of capital commitments. The fund was oversubscribed above its initial target of $850 million.
January 15, 2020
Digital Dream Labs has acquired Anki Robotics and Artificial Intelligence assets without taking on any liabilities, effective immediately. The Pittsburgh company plans to relaunch the product line, deploy new features and develop new robots.
January 8, 2020
Wabtec Corp. has acquired RELCO Locomotives Inc., a player in the locomotive overhaul and maintenance industry. The acquisition expands Wabtec’s freight services capabilities and capacity to support growth in the remanufacturing and repair business.
January 8, 2020
PPG has agreed to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana S.p.A., a manufacturer of paints and coatings for the automotive refinish and light industrial coatings industries. The strategic deal will complement PPG’s current product offering and add specialized, value-added products.
December 16, 2019
Gecko Robotics, which develops and operates robots to automate infrastructure inspections, has raised a Series B funding round of $40 million, led by Columbus-based Drive Capital. The Pittsburgh startup and Y-Combinator alum plans to use the funds to support its quickly scaling business operations.
December 6, 2019
Colorado Springs-based Century Casinos Inc. has completed the acquisition of the operations of New Cumberland, West Virginia’s Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, as well as two Missouri casinos, from Eldorado Resorts Inc. for approximately $107 million.
December 4, 2019
Duolingo has reached a $1.5 billion valuation after closing a $30 million Series F funding round from CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund and an existing investor in the company. This brings Duolingo’s total venture funding to $138 million.
December 4, 2019
Aspirant, a Pittsburgh-based global management consulting and technology firm, has acquired HR Imagined, an outsourced HR solution organization in Pittsburgh. As part of the deal, HR Imagined President Cheryl Paxton-Hughes will join Aspirant.
November 7, 2019
Atkins Companies has acquired a 26,174-square-foot medical office building in West Mifflin. The outpatient facility is fully leased by Allegheny Health Network and bolsters the New Jersey firm's portfolio in the rapidly growing Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
November 1, 2019
Pittsburgh’s GT Entrepreneurs has closed its third deal, as Gabriel Chick, a GTE operator-in-residence, has completed the final paperwork to acquire Service-Tech Corp., a Cleveland-based HVAC and industrial cleaning company.
October 28, 2019
Target Freight Management has acquired National Traffic Service Inc., a freight auditing and payment service. The strategic acquisition will better serve the end-to-end logistical needs of TFM’s less-than-truckload, full truckload and parcel freight customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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October 21, 2019
LyGenesis Inc., a Pittsburgh biotechnology company focused on organ regeneration, has completed a $4 million in private financing of convertible notes from Juvenescence Ltd. and Longevity Vision Fund. This will enable LyGenesis’s lead program in liver regeneration to transition into clinical development.
October 18, 2019
Ontario-headquartered Sangoma Technologies Corp. has acquired VoIP Innovations LLC for $42 million, if certain conditions are reached. The acquisition, Sangoma’s eighth in eight years, should provide the combined company with increased scale, more recurring revenue, a new product category, robust EBITDA margins, and a new sales channel within Sangoma’s broader portfolio.
October 3, 2019
Evoqua Water Technologies has agreed to divest its Memcor® membrane product line to DuPont Safety & Construction. The transaction, which includes the product line’s global workforce, its manufacturing site in Windsor, Australia, associated operations and intellectual property, is expected to close by the end of 2019. The sale allows Evoqua to focus on core products and solutions.
October 1, 2019
Under joint venture partnership agreement, United States Steel Corp. has taken first step toward acquiring Big River Steel, purchasing a 49.9 percent ownership interest for approximately $700 million in cash, with a call option to acquire the remaining interest within the next four years. Acquiring Big River, which operates the most advanced, state-of-the-art and sustainable mill in North America, will strengthen the Pittsburgh-headquartered company’s competitive positioning.
September 24, 2019
II‐VI Inc., a global provider of engineered materials and optoelectronic devices, has completed its acquisition of Finisar Corp. The acquisition was first announced Nov. 9, 2018. II-VI, which is headquartered in Saxonburg, expects to achieve $150 million in run rate synergies over the next three years.
September 18, 2019
Idelic, a Pittsburgh-based data and analytics startup, closed an $8 million Series A financing round, led by Chicago’s Origin Ventures with participation from TDF Ventures, Birchmere Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and SaaS Venture Capital. Idelic will use the funds to grow its engineering and sales teams, and pave the way to release a mobile application.
September 16, 2019
The merger is expected to produce a sports, entertainment and media enterprise surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
September 10, 2019
New Culture, the San Francisco startup making animal-free dairy cheese, closed $3.5 million in seed round funding. The round was led by Evolv Ventures, the $100 million venture fund backed by Kraft Heinz investing in emerging tech companies transforming the food industry.
September 9, 2019
NEP Group, a Pittsburgh-headquartered outsourced technical production partner supporting content producers of live sports and entertainment, has agreed to acquire Aerial Video Systems. The addition of AVS will complement and build upon NEP’s Broadcast Services, especially its wireless AV capabilities.
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August 22, 2019
Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, has acquired Shaler Self Storage in Allison Park. This transaction marks the Cleveland company’s fourth location in the Greater Pittsburgh area and its 90th location nationwide.
August 20, 2019
Indiana-based Elanco Animal Health has agreed to buy Bayer AG’s animal health business in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion. The transaction creates the second largest maker of medicines for pets and livestock and falls in line with Bayer's strategy to slash debt.
August 20, 2019
PNC Mezzanine Capital recently completed a minority recapitalization of a $15 million preferred stock investment with Mountainside Fitness. PNC Mezzanine Capital and the Mountainside management team plan to continue to expand the company’s leadership position in the Arizona fitness community and beyond.
August 19, 2019
Grove City Medical Center, Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health have signed an affiliation agreement. Pending government approval of the merger, the organizations expect to close on the affiliation in the next few months, establishing Grove City as AHN’s ninth owned hospital.
August 5, 2019
Warrendale, Pennsylvania-based Coeo, which brings people and spaces together, has raised $100,100 of angel funding in the form of SAFE notes from undisclosed investors. Additionally, the company raised $30,000 of angel funding from undisclosed investors on Feb. 22, 2019.
July 29, 2019
Mylan N.V. and Pfizer Inc. have agreed to combine Mylan with Upjohn, Pfizer’s off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, creating a new global pharmaceutical company. The strategic deal puts together Mylan’s pipeline and supply chain and Upjohn’s commercial and medical infrastructure and expertise, in order to serve more than 165 markets.
July 22, 2019
The Canadian provider of engineering solutions has significant nuclear expertise, which will help diversify the Cranberry Township company’s engineering capabilities.
July 11, 2019
Kennametal Inc. plans to close its manufacturing facility in Irwin, Pennsylvania, as well as two manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in Germany. The restructuring actions should facilitate a simplified and leaner structure, while further positioning the company for long-term profitable growth.
July 1, 2019
The Austin, Texas-based company plans to use the startup to expand its remote monitoring and predictive maintenance capabilities.
June 20, 2019
Next Tier Connect has acquired a 505,000 square-foot mixed-use campus in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, which served as the former Westinghouse Nuclear headquarters. The property is the first acquisition of a national portfolio that should include select real estate and mission critical properties.
June 13, 2019
Aurora’s existing partner Hyundai Motor Group has invested in Aurora as part of its Series B financing round. The self-driving technology startup now raised more than $700 million to develop Aurora Driver, strengthen its team and acquire cutting-edge technology.
May 29, 2019
The deal continues the relationship between the designer of screw and plating systems for the foot and ankle and Exactech, which had been distributing EPIC's products for the last year.
May 20, 2019
RE2 Robotics, a developer of humanlike robotic manipulator arms in Pittsburgh, has received $3 million in funding from the Office of Naval Research to develop a dexterous, underwater robotic hand with tactile feedback.
May 14, 2019
The McKees Rocks company, which initially focused on the sale of new and reconditioned steel drums, has evolved to become the area’s leading IBC re-bottler/reconditioner.
May 7, 2019
The proposed deal includes the reorganization of PNC’s family of liquidity, equity and fixed-income mutual funds into Federated funds; the acquisition of part of PNC’s separate account and separately managed account business; and the transition of a six-person international equity management team.
May 2, 2019
ANSYS has acquired the assets of DfR Solutions, the Maryland developer of Sherlock, the industry’s only automated design reliability analysis software.
April 24, 2019
IIP agreed to provide the Southwestern PA medical marijuana company reimbursement of up to $10 million to complete tenant improvements for the building.
March 14, 2019
Continental Batteries, a battery distributor and a portfolio company of Pittsburgh private equity firm Incline Equity Partners, is acquiring Battery Sales & Service in its sixth acquisition in just over seven months.
March 13, 2019
Health care companies Highmark Inc. and Geisinger have completed their previously announced clinical joint venture, which will invest more than $100 million to expand health care services and improve access to healthcare in four north-central Pennsylvania counties.
March 13, 2019
The transaction will enable PNC to focus on providing fiduciary investment advice to retirement clients — one of its core businesses — while helping Newport expand through the complementary acquisition.
March 11, 2019
NeuBase Therapeutics Inc., a Pittsburgh biotechnology company developing antisense therapies to address rare genetic diseases, has landed $9 million in financing ahead of the company’s proposed merger with Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
March 11, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University, specifically its Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, is being awarded $72 million from the U.S. Army over five years for fundamental (publishable) artificial intelligence research.
February 27, 2019
Managed database and cloud services provider RDX has acquired ClearDB as part of an aggressive strategic expansion of the RDX service portfolio.
February 25, 2019
The medical marijuana company reportedly will use the funds to establish additional dispensaries, an indoor growing facility and the relocate its headquarters.