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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

M&A

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

Fundraising

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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Building Products

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


Dormakaba and Ridgemont has recently purchased door-related companies

IOP Acquires Roof Maker Union Corrugating, as Construction M&A Picks Up


In 2016, the operations-focused PE firm acquired Alexandria Moulding from the same fund

Jaguar Closes First Real Estate Fund, as PE Firms Continue Raising


Aliansce, LatAm Logistic and Tenda have all received capital commitments from the fund

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017


Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

Dormakaba Buys Door and Mechanical Security Division from Stanley Black & Decker


Stanley Black & Decker recently bought the Irwin line of tools from Newell Brands to broaden its global tools and storage business

Littlejohn Acquires Brown Jordan, Maker of Luxury Patio Furniture


The target provides indoor/outdoor furniture primarily to resorts and other hospitality businesses under the Brown Jordan, Charter, Texacraft, and Tropitone brands

Ridgemont-Backed Cook & Boardman Buys Delta Door for Geographic Growth


ABC, Blue Wolf, Meridian General, Southwire and United Subcontractors recently purchased construction companies

Blue Wolf Buys Tenon’s North American Mill Business, as Construction M&A Grows


ABC, Meridian General, Southwire and United Subcontractors recently purchased construction companies

Boral Buys Stone Maker Headwaters to Boost U.S. Operations


Other construction purchases have come from ABC Supply, Southwire and United Subcontractors

Roper Tech’s ConstructConnect Acquisition Shows Strength in the Construction Sector


Deltek recently purchased a software company for its construction clients

Ardian, Led by Dominique Senequier, Buys German Lighting Maker SLV from Cinven


PetSmart is among the companies backed by the French private equity firm, which recently expanded in the U.S. middle market

United Subcontractors Buys Southern Foam, as Construction Picks Up


Positive construction trends help drive deals by Meridian, ABC Supply and Hardwoods Distribution

ABC Supply Purchases Steel Frame Distributor L&W, as New Home Sales Rise


Other recent construction deals have come from Apollo, Hardwoods Distribution and Hennessy Capital

Vitro, Mexico-Based Glass Maker, Picks Up PPG’s Flat Glass Operations


As PPG focuses on its core businesses, recent acquisitions have included Chemfil Canada and MetoKote

Hardwoods Distribution Buys Rugby Architectural, As Building Products Percolate


Leading Ridge Capital Partners invested in the architectural wood distributor in 2011 and made 16 add-on acquisitions, including Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

British Melrose Buys U.S. Fan Maker Nortek in First Major U.K. Purchase Since Brexit


Melrose is betting a strengthening of the U.S. economy will boost the construction sector, helping Nortek’s sales of kitchen range hoods, AC and home-security systems

Lovell Minnick-Backed Construction Consultant J.S. Held Purchases Lovett Silverman


The buyer also acquired Chroma Building Corp.’s property loss division and Wakelee Associates

Westlake Chemical Wins Takeover Battle for Vinyl Maker Axiall


Dupont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge and China National reached a deal for Syngenta

Rugby Architectural Buys Lumber Producer, Leveraging Soaring New Home Sales


Backed by Leading Ridge Capital, Rugby picks up Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Arsenal-Backed Polymer Solutions Group Adds Rubber Maker Sasco


PSG was formed when Arsenal bought Peach State Labs, and the portfolio company later added Flow Polymers

Guest Article: Chemical Makers Keep Drawing Buyers


Spin-offs of the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont and other mega mergers will create buying opportunities for PE firms that invest in coatings, adhesives and sealants

PE-Firm Arsenal Adds to Elite Comfort Platform with Peterson Chem Purchase


Earlier targets for the platform include Elite Foam, Hickory Springs and Pacific Urethanes

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