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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Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division for residential construction

Arsenal Capital closed a $1.3 billion private equity fund in October 2016

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

Dormakaba and Ridgemont has recently purchased door-related companies

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

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

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys German Pipe Company Wilhelm Schulz to Expand in Europe

Berkshire is making the acquisition through Precision Castparts

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

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

Praxair and Germany’s Linde Plan Merger, Forging World’s Largest Industrial Gas Supplier

The merger comes amid industry consolidation after France’s Air Liquide completed the acquisition of Airgas in May

Maroon Group Expands with Purchase of Water Treatment Chemical Maker Cadence

Advent, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, FMC, Hastings, Lariat, Platform Specialty, and Platte River have engaged in chemical-related deals

Bain Capital Purchases Memory Foam Maker Innocor from Sun Capital

Hooker Furniture, Mattress Firm and Z Capital made recent deals for home goods businesses

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

Hastings Taps Third Equity Fund to Buy Oil and Gas Chemical Provider Impact

Kimmeridge, Sun Capital and Total SA recently sold oil and gas-related companies

AEA Wraps Up Glass Bottle Packager TricorBraun from CHS Capital

Recent buyers of glass manufacturers include CVC, LKQ, and Vitro

Quad-C Buys Stanton Carpet from Norwest Equity Partners

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

Tesla Adds Germany's Grohmann Engineering to Speed Up Production of Model 3

Roaring car sales have fueled M&A, with Crestview, Grakon, Take 5 Oil and Watermill among the buyers

CVC Buys Bottle Maker Anchor Glass, as Packaging M&A Remians Robust

Berry Plastics, Novolex, Packaging Corp. and Platinum Equity invested in the sector

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

Platinum Equity Adds Fabric Maker ITG to Manufacturing Portfolio

The target's clothing brands include Burlington, Burlington Contract Fabrics, Carlisle Finishing, Cone Denim and Safety Components

Gridiron Closes Third PE Fund, Twice the Size of Previous Fund

Counsel On Call, Dent Wizard and Engage 2 Excel are portfolio companies of the firm

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