Pipeline PEG 2018-07-16


Still a Beta Blog and working on a new strategy for 3q2018 format.  However here a few deals that closed!

Private Equity Pipeline

• General Atlantic invested $250 million in Greensilla London-based provider of working capital finance to businesses. The deal values the company at $1.64 billion.

• TA Associates made an investment in Prudent Corporate Advisory Services, an India-based distributor of mutual fund and other wealth products. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• SSP Innovations, which is backed by Warren Equity Partners, acquired TC Technology, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based IT services and software company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• RSE Ventures made an investment in Bluestone Lane, an Australia-based lifestyle and hospitality brand. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) is receiving takeover interest from private equity firms including Apollo Global Management, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• FTV Capital invested $54.5 million in A-LIGN, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of security and compliance solutions.

• Arrowhead Engineered Products, which is backed by Riverside Co and Investcorp, acquired Ratioparts, a Germany-based distributor of aftermarket replacement parts for outdoor power equipment and forestry applications.

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Pipeline – Private Equity 20160627


Always happy to see San Diego company raise large VC round as well as funds we know like TPG Growth.  Let our Senior Executive Advisors help your company.

Pipeline Private Equity

• Cibus, a San Diego, Calif.-based developer of application of gene editing technologies for directed mutagenesis, raised $70 million in a Series C funding. Fidelity Management and Research Company co-led the round, and was joined by investors including Alexandria Venture Investments and Cormorant Asset Management.

• Noodle.ai, a San Francisco-based provider of enterprise AI applications, raised $35 million in Series B funding. Dell Technologies Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including TPG Growth.

• Jama Software, a Portland, Ore.-based product development platform provider for building complex products and integrated systems, raised $200 million in funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Madrona Venture Group.

• TourRadar, an Austria-based operator of a multi-day tour marketplace, raised $50 million in Series C funding. TCV led the round, and was joined by investors including Cherry Ventures, Endeit Capital, Hoxton Ventures and Speedinvest.

• Celonis, a Germany-based provider of process mining software, raised $50 million in Series B at a $1 billion valuation. Investors include Accel and 83North.

• Cedar, a New York-based patient financial management platform for hospitals, health systems and independent medical groups, raised $36 million in Series B funding. Kinnevik led the round, and was joined by investors including Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Lakestar, Sound Ventures, Kevin Systrom of Instagram and Nat Turner of Flatiron Health.

• Parachute, a Venice, Calif.-based home essentials brand company, raised $30 million Series C funding. H.I.G. Growth Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Upfront Ventures, Susa Ventures, Suffolk Equity, JAWS Ventures, Grace Beauty Capital and Daher Capital.

• DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based drone software platform, raised $25 million in Series C funding. Investors include AirTree, Scale Venture Partners, Uncork Capital, Emergence Capitaland AngelPad.

• Aclima Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of environmental intelligence, raised $24 million in Series A funding. Social Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including The Schmidt Family Foundation, Radicle Impact, Rethink Impact, Plum Alley, Kapor Capital and First Philippine Holdings.

• CashShield, a Singapore-based provider of online fraud management solutions for mid- to large-sized enterprises, raised $20 million in Series B funding. Temasek and GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Tony Fadell, Wavemaker Partners and Tao Zhang.

• SimpleNexus, a Lehi, Utah-based digital mortgage platform, raised $20 million in funding. Investors include Insight Venture Partners.

• Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based developer of an autonomous drone logistics platform, raised $16 million in Series A funding. Boeing HorizonX Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Swiss Post, Sony Innovation Fund and Levitate Capital.

• Roadster, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of commerce solutions for car buying and leasing, raised $15 million in funding. Investors include Costanoa Ventures.

• Silverfort, an Israel-based developer of an agentless multi-factor authentication provider, raised $11.5 million Series A in funding. TLV partners led the round, and was joined by investors including StageOne Ventures and Singtel Innov8.

• WaterBit, a San Jose, California-based precision irrigation company, raised $11.4 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round,and was joined by investors including TJ Rodgers, former CEO of Cypress Semiconductor and Heuristic Capital.

• Pared, a San Francisco-based operator of a restaurant labor marketplace, raised $10 million in Series A funding. CRV led the round, and was joined by investors including Uncork Capital and True Ventures.

• Cleeng, a Netherlands-based provider of video e-commerce solutions for broadcasters, raised 5 million euros ($5.8 million) in Series B funding. Walvis led the round, and was joined by investors including C4 Ventures.

• RE’FLEKTa Germany-based augmented-reality company, raised $4.4 million from BASF Venture Capital.

• Cypress.io, a Atlanta-based automated testing framework built for the modern web, raised $4 million in seed funding. Las Olas Venture Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners co-led the round.

• IMGN Media, a New York-based tech-driven media company, raised $3 million in Series A financing. Investors include Dot Capital, Rhodium, talent agency UTA, KDC Media Fund, Big Block Media, and Ron Zuckerman.

 

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Here are a few private deals of interest:

• KKR invested $172 million in Cherwell Software, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based  ITSM platform. In February 2017, KKR previously made a $50 million investment in the firm.

• Wind River, an Almaeda, Calif.-based software provider to the embedded systems world, was acquired by TPG from Intel.

• Blue Wolf Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in The State Group,a Toronto-based industrial service contractor. Yellow Point Equity Partners has a minority investment. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Azuga, a San Jose, California-based a provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, gained a majority investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• AeroCisiona Chester, Conn.-based provider of aerospace engine components, was acquired by Liberty Hall Capital Partners. AeroCision will be integrated into portfolio company Bromford Industries. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Owen & Co., a Toronto-based portfolio company of Novacap mattress maker, merged with sister company Kingsdown. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ATA RiskStation, a Dallas-based provider of cloud-based portfolio risk analytics, gained an investment from Caruth Capital Partners. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Conga, a Chicago-based portfolio company of Salesforce Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, acquired Counselytics, a New York City-based firm using AI analytics on emails, invoices, and more. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Kian Capital recapitalized The Retrofit Source, an Atlanta-based automotive lighting maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Prairie Capital recapitalized Family Allergy & Asthma, a consortium of allergists in Kentucky and Indiana. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 Texas Hydraulics, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, acquired The Oilgear Company, a Traverse City, Mich.-based provider of hydraulic pumps and valves. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sorenson Capital and Webster Capital recapitalized Home Brands Group Holdings, a Phoenix-based bathroom remodelling franchise. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Bain Capital Private Equity acquired World Wide Packaging,  Florham Park, N.J.-based provider of cosmetic packaging components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Davey Coach Sales, a portfolio company of Progress Equity Partners, acquired Intermountain Coach, a Colorado Springs-based dealer of mid-sized buses. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• PPC Partners acquired C.H. Guenther & Son, a San Antonio, T.X.-based private label food maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 

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Pipeline – Private Equity 18-03-24

Growth capital and private equity


“The Future will not just happen, you make it happen!”

Again this is just a fun BETA blog website with a few goals.  Our main goal is networking for results!  Our motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

Here are a few deals that closed of interest that our Senior Executive Advisors can help provide.

• The Riverside Company acquired Safety First Contracting, a Canada-based provider of traffic management solutions for utilities, utility contractors and telecommunication companies, as an add-on for its Area Wide Protective platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Eckhart, a portfolio company of LFM Capital, acquired Logic Plus, a Reed City, Mich.-based electrical controls and automation company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Harvey Building Products, a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, acquired Thermo-Tech Windows & Doors, a Sauk Rapids, Minn.-based maker of new and replacement windows and doors. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• GrayMatter, a portfolio company of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, acquired Technical Marketing Manufacturing, Inca Denver, Colo.-based supplier of electrical control equipment and software.

• Entertainment Studios acquired the Weather Group, parent company of the Weather Channel television network and Local Now streaming service. The sellers were Blackstone, Bain Capital and Comcast/NBC Universal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Talk with our senior executive advisors (SEA) that can help you explore options.

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JD Morris

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Pipeline plus delta future


NOTE: Posting just for fun!

A lot of the future will already happened in the future, so focus on what you can change.  Your company will pay taxes, but the amount you pay depends on a lot on the money you make for your company!  Plus good accounting!

ACTION: Look at what you know will happen for sure in the future and list five things you can add to make it better = greater success (what percentage or how large a delta can you make)!

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PIPELINE ( Private Equity)

• Quantum Energy Partners agreed to invest $489 million in FourPoint Energy, a Denver-based oil exploration and production company.

• Apollo Global Management agreed to acquire Sun Country Airlines, the largest privately-held fully independent airline in the United States. (IN knows Apollo)

• Goldman Sachs recapitalized Financeit Canada, a Toronto-based point-of-sale financing provider. Goldman is now a majority owner. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Thomas H. Lee Partners agreed to invest in Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based retail mortgage company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• St. George Logistics, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, acquired, Channel Distribution Corpa Benesville, Ill.-based provider of the ocean and air CFS solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• L Catterton agreed to invest in Ganni, a Danish contemporary fashion brand. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Feeney Brothers Utility Services, a portfolio company of CAI private equity, acquired DDS Companiesa Rochester, N.Y.-based provider of telecom services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Pipeline & Little Fun


Remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

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Debt funding

Remember our Senior Executive Advisers have worked with KKR, SoftBank, Blackstone, and many more!

Here are a few deals that closed!

• KKR has completed the acquisition of PharMerica Corp, a Louisville, Ky.-based pharmacy services provider, for $29.25 per share or $1.4 billion.

• SK Capital agreed to acquire the fire safety and oil additives businesses the Israel Chemicals Ltd for about $1 billion.

•  SoftBank Vision Fund invested $450 million in Compassa New York-based real estate tech company.

• Blackstone acquired a majority stake in TITUS, an Ottawa-based provider of data classification and categorization solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• New Mountain Capital acquired majority ownership stakes in CenseoHealth, a   Dallas-based provider of prospective health assessments for health plans; and Advance Health, a Chantilly, Va.-based provider of prospective health assessment. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Mill Point Capital invested in KKSP Precision Machininga Glendale Heights, Ill.-based machined metal components producer. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Greystar Real Estate Partners acquired Resa, a Spain-based student accommodation provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Tiger Infrastructure Partners invested in Crosslake Fibre, which was formed to develop fiber optic cable projects in North America. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• LOGOS Resources II, a portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners, agreed to acquire WPX Energy‘s legacy gas properties and undeveloped Mancos acreage of the San Juan Basin. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• DexKo Global, a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, acquired E&P Hydraulics, a German maker of professional leveling system solutions for caravans, motor homes and light commercial vehicles. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Riskonnect, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, acquired Aruvio, a California-based provider of cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• MFG Partners invested in Mail Communications Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based MCG provider of omnichannel communication services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Wind Point Partners acquired Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, two California-based businesses in custom foods manufacturing. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• EyeSouth Partners, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, completed a  strategic partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Southfield Capital acquired American Refrigeration Company, an Andover, Mass.-based industrial refrigeration services company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Togetherwork, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, acquiredCapturepoint, a Ridgewood, N.J.-based recreation management software maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• A group of investors led by Bernhard Capital Partners has acquired three infrastructure management companies: Moreland Altobelli Associates, PAVETEX Engineering and Engineering Testing Services to form Atlas Technical Consultants. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Mill Point Capital invested in KKSP Precision Machining, a Glendale Heights, Ill.-based manufacturers of machined metal components produced on automatic screw machines. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners with management and co-investors recapitalized  GrayMatter, a Pittsburgh, Penn.-based, software maker for the industrial space. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Pipeline & Unicorn Club


“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Ducker

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PIPELINE ( PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS )

• Baring Private Equity Asia nears deal to acquire Prometric, a Baltimore-based test administration firm, for roughly $1 billion, including debt, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Rhône Capital closed its $500 million investment in Hudson Bay Company, a Toronto-based retailer.

• Wealth Enhancement Group, a portfolio company of Lightyear Capital, acquired CPA Retirement Planning, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based financial adviser. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• New Harbor Capital acquired LGM Pharma, a Nashville-based API company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Auxo Investment Partners acquired MG, a New Orleans-based dry barge transportation and logistics company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sedgwick Claims Management, a portfolio company of KKR, acquired Cunningham Lindsey, a Tampa-based global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Alexandria Moulding, a portfolio company of Industrial Opportunity Partners, acquired House of Fara, a  LaPorte, Ind.-based maker of hardwood mouldings. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Long Point Capital closed its minority recapitalization of Woolpert, an architecture, engineering and geospatial firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• H.I.G. Growth Partners invested in Carlton Group, a Toronto-based tech firm specializing in SaaS based solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sprout Socialbacked by NEA, acquired social analytics firm, Simply Measured, a Seattle-based social analytics firm.

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