Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Kraft Heinz spurned in Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz was formed through a combination of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and investment firm 3G Capital, which had teamed up two years earlier to buyout of H.J. Heinz

Belgium's Sonaca buys aerospace parts designer LMI for U.S. expansion

AEI, Aircraft Technical, Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River recently acquired aerospace industry suppliers

The weekly wrap: Bregal Sagemount, Riverside Partners, Softbank

Bregal Sagemount purchases Single Digits; Riverside Partners purchases MRA; Softbank buys Fortress Investment Group

PE firms fundraising: JMK Consumer Growth and Soundcore Capital

Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies is also raising a fund

One Equity Partners bolsters W.W. Williams with truck maintenance service ASH

Carl Icahn, Driven Brands, Platte River and Ridgemont have all made deal s in the repair services sector

High Road Capital buys doorknob supplier Midwest, planning to expand its geographic footprint

Dormakaba and Ridgemont has recently purchased door-related companies

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Audax-backed schwag distributor Halo buys corporate rewards program developer MCF

Accent Food, Laborie Medical and RelaDyne were recently acquired by the Boston PE firm

Banks, credit unions queue up for acquisitions of advisory practices, RIAs

Raymond James-affiliated MainSource Bank and Salem Five Bank have made deals in the space

Colfax subsidiary Esab buys welding tool maker Arc Machines from Marwit Capital

Berkshire Hathaway, CI Capital, Graycliff, LFM and Liberty Hall are recent buyers of metal and welding equipment businesses

SoftBank, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, buys Fortress Investment Group to help grow Vision fund

The deal comes as the federal government looks to dismantle post-recession rules, which is expected to drive financial services M&A

Bregal Sagemount backs Internet access provider Single Digits; SaaS deals carry on

Single Digits, led by CEO Robert Goldstein, gives mobile users access to broadband Internet access in public spaces

Riverside Partners adds to healthcare tech M&A with purchase of MRA

Transactions for medical payment service providers include dealmakers such as Equian, HGGC and Riverside Co

Aetna, Humana abandon merger blocked by judge

Anthem is still planning on moving forward with the Cigna deal, despite regulatory challenges

Chinese auto part makers buy U.S. counterparts to expand relationships with manufacturers

Suppliers to Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen are some of the buyers in the space

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Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector