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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Highlander buys auto-care supplier Hi-Tech for distribution reach

Delphi, Genuine Parts, Trim Parts and United Stationers also acquired auto-aftermarket companies.

Distressed investor Wilbur Ross confirmed as U.S. Commerce secretary by the Senate

Ross has restructured companies in steel, banking and textiles; says he will resign positions with 38 entities, including Invesco, which bought his PE firm in 2006.

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.

The weekly wrap: Accella, B. Riley, Restaurant Brands

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division; B. Riley purchases FBR; Burger King owner Restaurant Brands buys Popeyes

PE firms fundraising: Bregal Sagemount and Oaktreee

Tecum Capital Partners is also raising a fund

Carlyle raises fourth distressed fund, as PE firms continue fundraising

Audax, Monroe, NXT and Vector Capital are among the private equity firms raising capital

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

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

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

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

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

Genstar-backed Mercer expands advisory business with Duckworth Wealth Advisors

The target, led by founder Michael Duckworth, increases Mercer’s client assets to approximately $9.6 billion

TA Associates backs payments processor Retriever, as medical tech drives deals

Auris Surgical, MedData, McKesson, Thoma Bravo and Zimmer Biomet have engaged in healthcare technology deals

Elementis buys antiperspirant supplier SummitReheis from One Rock Capital to scale personal care business

Advent, Bayer AG, CenterOak and FMC recently acquired chemical businesses

Vector Capital closes $1.4 billion fund, as more PE firms target tech deals

Vector backs dozens of tech companies, such as Technicolor, used in many films, including Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck

The weekly wrap: CyrusOne, Sterling Group. Thomson Reuters

CyrusOne buys Sentinel Data Centers; Sterling Group backs Time Manufacturing; Thomson Reuters adds Clarient

PE firms fundraising: Centerfield Capital and Fidus Equity

Wilsquare Capital is also raising a fund

Priceline buys Cheapflights to bolster Kayak brand, showing confidence in travel sector

Expedia, KKR, KSL, TA Associates, Sabre and Wasserstein have invested in mid-market travel deals

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