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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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Infrastructure

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

GI Partners Acquires Seattle’s Komo Plaza, as Data Centers Fuel M&A


Equinix, Fusion, TierPoint and Verizon all made deals involving data centers

Cybersecurity Provider Coalfire, Backed by Carlyle and the Chertoff Group, Buys Veris Group


Strategic buyers and private equity firms are vying for cybersecurity providers, as cyberattacks intensify

Gemalto, Amsterdam's Digital Security Giant, Buys 3M's Identity Management Business


Cybersecurity providers have become highly sought M&A targets; meanwhile 3M has been divesting to focus on core businesses

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

Quad-C Buys Stanton Carpet from Norwest Equity Partners


Ardian, Home Meridian and Mattress Firm recently purchased home decor-related companies

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


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

Trump’s Impact on M&A May Reflect Traditional Republican Policies: Guest Article


Areas of alignment between Trump and traditional Republicans include: lower taxes for businesses; more spending on infrastructure and defense; and fewer regulations of financial services

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

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies


Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

More Construction-Related M&A Expected in 2017


There’s still room for growth, said dealmakers at the 2016 Building & Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry


Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

Genstar Acquires Cable Connector Supplier from Windjammer


Earlier in 2016, Audax-backed Winchester bought SRI Connector

Germany’s Evonik Snags Coatings Business from Air Products, as Specialty Chemical M&A Thrives


Other recent purchases include Rentech Nitrogen, U.S. Chemicals and Viakem

Ridgemont-Backed APE Expands with Corrosion Specialties Deal


Ridgemont recently raised a second fund and purchased Unishippers

Nautic Partners Backs Property Restorer Response Team 1, which Made Three Deals


The target purchased Emergency Reconstruction, JFS Construction Group and Venturi Technologies

Altus Acquires Pump Manufacturer Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin


The PE Firm recently bought GED Integrated and exited Aqua-Chem

Arsenal-Backed Accella Makes Another Add-On in Quadrant Spray Foam


The company previously bought Burtin Polymer, RDT Manufacturing and Premium Spray

Ardian, Led by Dominique Senequier, Raises Fourth Infrastructure Fund


The investment firm recently closed a co-investment fund and a European debt fund

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