BETA Capitalization Report v20.05.04

KEYWORDS: Apollo Global Management, Advent International, The Blackstone Group, HealthpointCapital, Spectrum Equity, Cinven, KPS Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, General Atlantic

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  • Apollo Global Management is investing $300 million in Cimpressan Irish printing services provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Blackstone acquired a near 7% stake in Energy Transfer, a transporter of natural gases and crude oils, including shares held by Harvest Fund Advisors, per Bloomberg citing sources. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • HealthpointCapital acquired IlluminOss Medicalan East Providence, RI-based provider of technologies for fracture repairs.
  • Cinven and Advent, the private equity firms behind planned Europe’s largest deal in a decade, are seeking other investors to help them pay for the €17.2 billion acquisition for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business, per the Financial Times citing sources.
  • KPS Capital Partners agreed to acquire Lufkin, a Missouri City, Texas-based maker of rod lift products, from Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR).  Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Ocean Link, Warburg Pincus, and General Atlantic have offered to buy, a Chinese classified ads marketplace, for roughly $8.2 billion.
  • AE Industrial Partners acquired Adcole Maryland Aerospace, a Marlborough, Mass.-based provider of satellite components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Spectrum Equity invested in OurFamilyWizard, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based co-parenting application. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Vander-Bend Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners, acquired TMK Manufacturing, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based specialty prototyping and precision machining provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Macquarie Capital Principal Finance ​acquired a majority stake in Multifuels Midstream Group, a Houston-based operator of lateral natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure in the U.S. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group invested in Restoration 1, a Waco, Texas-based property restoration company and sister brand Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, a plumbing franchise.
  • Warburg Pincus invested in Polyplus-transfection SA, a Illkirch, France-based, developer of gene and cell therapies, alongside the existing majority shareholder, ArchiMed. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Gary Busey vs. Warren Buffett – Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years!

For a  simple quote here is Gary Busey on the subject of “buy low and sell high!” And yes he is not “high” in the video:


“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” – Warren Buffett

This is a great quote for private equity firms!  And now for deals that private equity firms hope are not 10 year holds!


Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

  • General Atlantic has agreed to acquire a 22.8% stake in London-based insurance intermediaryHyperion Insurance Group from 3i Group for an equity value of £250
  • GenNx360 Capital Partners has acquired Horsburgh & Scott Co., a Cleveland–based custom gearing manufacturer. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include The Edgewater Funds and Bolder 
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has entered into exclusive talks to acquire French fashion brands Maje,Sandro and ClaudiePierlot, according to Reuters. The brands are currently controlled by L Capital Partners and the family of Bernard Arnault, and could be valued at more than €650
  • Med Opportunity Partners has agreed to acquire Pfanstiehl Laboratories, a provider of specialized products and services for niche pharma and biotech applications, from Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE) for up to $24.9 million, including a $16.9 million cash payment.
  • Sequential Brands Group (OTC BB: SQBG) has acquired the IP company that owns consumer lifestyle brands Ellen Tracy and Caribbean Joe. The deal is valued at around $82 million, including $62.3 million in cash and around 2.8 million shares of Sequential common stock. Sequential Brands shareholders include Tengram Capital Partners and Siguler Guff & Co.
  • TriMark USA LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Group, has acquired Strategic Equipment and Supply Corp. from Brazos Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. SESC is a Coppell, Texas-based provider of foodservice equipment, supply, and design solutions.

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

Happy Investing and Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris


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