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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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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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• 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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Pipeline & The purpose of a business is to create a customer – 2017-11-19


THINK:  Why do business fail?  “The purpose of a business is to create a customer.” – Peter Drucker  Tackling problems that are interesting to solve rather than those that serve a market need was cited as the number one reason for failure in a notable 42% of cases. – CB Insight

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PIPELINE ( Private Equity 2017-11-19 )

• Optiv Security, which is backed by KKR, acquired Decision Lab, a big data, automation and orchestration services company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. (riseSEA knows KKR)

• Cerberus acquired a 3% stake in Deutsche Bank (DB:DBK), according to Reuters. (One of our riseSEA members has $300 million term sheet with DB)

• Bridgepoint agreed to buy the Burger King brand in the UK, according to Reuters. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Shore Points Capital acquired GenAlpha Technologies, a Brookfield, Wisc.-based provider of software and services for original equipment manufacturers. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Equistone Partners Europe Limited made an investment of an undisclosed amount in BFT Mastclimbinga U.K.-based independent specialist for the specification, rental, and installation of mast climbing work platforms. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Serent Capital made an investment of an undisclosed amount in CallRevu, a Baltimore-based provider of automotive dealer call management software.

• Caligor Holdco LLC, which is owned by Diversis Capital, acquired The Coghlan Group, a Bastrop, Texas-based materials management service company for clinical trials. No financial terms were disclosed.

• Spanos Barber Jesse & Co made an investment of an undisclosed amount in DENNIS, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of school uniforms. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Magna5, which is backed by NewSpring Holdings, acquired NetServe365, a  Pittsburgh, Penn.-based managed services provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• The Riverside Company acquired iView Systemsa Toronto-based provider of public safety software solutions for the gaming and hospitality markets, as an add-on for its Omnigo Software platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Pipeline – Identifying the Future 2017-11-07


“The import thing is to identify the “future that already happen.”” – Peter

BOTTOMLINE:  Identify the major trends in your market that have already appeared.  What is the likely longevity and impact on your life and organization?

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

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Jitterbit, an Alameda, Calif.-based API transformation company,  raised $25 million in Series C funding. KKR led the round. (IN knows KKR)

CargoX, a Brazil-based technology company that offers trucking services for corporations, raised $20 million in Series C funding. Goldman Sachs led the round, and was joined by investors including George Soros, Qualcomm Ventures, Agility Logistics, Valor Capital Group and Oscar Salazar. (IN knows Qualcomm Ventures)

Optibus, an Israel-based provider of real-time operations and planning for city-wide mass transportation, raised $12 million in Series A funding. Pitango led the round, and was joined by investors including Verizon Ventures and Sir Ronald Cohen. (IN knows Verizon Ventures)

Madison Dearborn Partners agreed to acquire a majority stake in AmTrust Financial Services’ U.S-based fee businesses. The enterprise value of the deal is $1.15 billion. At the closing, AmTrust, a multinational insurance holding company, will receive gross cash proceeds of about $950 million and retain a 49% stake in the business. (IN knows Madison Dearboard Partners)

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PEG Pipeline and Telecom


TPG Capital has agreed to acquire regional broadband services providers RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications Networks from ABRY Partners, via a pair of separate transactions valued at $1.6 billion and $650 million, respectively.

I have been very luck to help some top telecom executive over last past few decades and yes I can now say decades with an “S” on the end.  From early mobile, long distance, satellite, and apps are the big hit or miss.  If you own an early stage app company or better yet a EBITDA telecom company, contact me at +1 858-869-9483 anytime.

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• Advent International has agreed to acquire Fort Dearborn Co., an Elk Grove, Ill.-based provider of prime labels for the consumer goods industry, from KRG Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed, although earlier media reports suggested an $800 million price-tag. Losing bidders included The Carlyle Group and CCMP Capital Partners.

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• Aclara Technologies LLC, a Hazelwood, Mo.-based portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, has acquired the smart grid business of Tollgrade Communications Inc., a Cranberry Township, Penn.-based portfolio company ofGolden Gate Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. www.aclaratech.com

• Axiom Materials, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based provider of composites development and manufacturing, has secured an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Sorenson Capital. www.axiommaterials.com

• The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire NetMotion Wireless Inc., a Seattle-based provider of mobile security software, from Clearlake Capital Group. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close later this quarter. www.netmotionwireless.com

• Davalor Mold Corp., a Chesterfield, Mich.-based manufacturer of injection molded plastic products, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Blackford Capital. www.davalor.com

• KKR is considering a takeover offer for Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), a British television distributor that owns preschool cartoon Peppa Pig, according toBloomberg. The possible approach comes after Entertainment One rejected a bid from ITV PLC (LSE: ITV). Entertainment One has a current market cap just north of £1 billion.

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• Norland Capital, Iconiq Capital and RIT Capital Partners have jointly acquired CSL, a UK-based provider of connectivity solutions for machine-to-machine communications, from Bowmark Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. www.csldual.com

• Oncap has agreed to acquire Tecta America Corp., a Rosemont, Ill.-based provider of commercial roofing services, from Oaktree Capital Management. The deal is valued at $280 million. www.tectaamerica.com

• Tall Tree Foods, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has acquired The January Co., a Kent, Wash.-based manufacturer of Chinese-style meat products. No financial terms were disclosed. www.januarycompany.com

• Topspin Partners has acquired a majority stake in Texas Family Fitness, an operator of fitness clubs in suburban Dallas, from founder Trevor Rogers (who will retain an ownership stake). No financial terms were disclosed. Going forward, the company will be led by new CEO Aaron Watkins, former president of Gold’s Gym International Inc. www.texasfamilyfitness.com

TPG Capital has agreed to acquire regional broadband services providers RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications Networks from ABRY Partners, via a pair of separate transactions valued at $1.6 billion and $650 million, respectively.

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• Trident Maritime Systems, a Virginia-based portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Co., has agreed to acquire Callenberg Technology Group, a Swedish maker of HVAC, electrical energy management and insulation systems for commercial and government vessels, from Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS. No financial terms were disclosed. www.tridentmaritimesystems.com

• Velodyne LiDAR, a Morgan Hill, Calif.-based provider of  technology that lets self-driving cars see and avoid what’s around them, has raised $150 million in equity funding from Ford Motor Co. and Baidu.

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PEG Deals that close 2016-07-06


Text JD Morris at 858-869-9483 if you own a communication companies.  I have advised and sold more than $42 billion in communication companies.  From creating new billion dollar ventures to selling off assets for NYSE company.  Referrals to EBITDA companies is always welcome.  Below are deals that closed with PEGs such as the telecommunication deal Camusat Group.

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• Convenience Valet, a portfolio company of Weinberg Capital Group, has acquired Mendex Merchandising, a Melrose Park, Ill-based provider of branded health and beauty care products. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.cvalet.com/

• Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake in Camusat Group, a French provider of maintenance and installation of telecom infrastructure networks. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include MBO Partenaireshttp://www.camusat.com/

• Gryphon Investors has acquired CORA Health Services Inc., an operator of operator of outpatient physical therapy services with a focus on the Southeastern U.S. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.gryphon-inv.com/

• Kingswood Capital Management has acquired AVAD LLC, a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based distributor of audio and video solutions focused on the commercial and residential custom installation markets, from Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM). No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.avad.com/

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• KKR has agreed to acquire Epicor Software Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of sales and supply chain management software, from Apax Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.epicor.com/default.aspx

• Mountain Capital Management, a Houston-based private equity firm, has agreed to acquire the oil and gas subsidiary (Compass Production Partners) of HRG Group Inc. (NYSE: HRG) for $145 million.  http://www.hrggroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=118763&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2181994

• RoundTable Healthcare Partners has completed its previously-announced $150 million take-private acquisition of Symmetry Surgical Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based maker of reusable, reposable, and single-use surgical instrumentation and specialty devices. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.symmetrysurgical.com/Welcome/

• Valet Waste, a Tampa, Fla.-based portfolio company of Ares Management and Harvest Partners, has acquired Simple Turns, a Denver-based provider of carpet cleaning, painting, porter services, apartment cleaning and turn services to the multifamily housing industry. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.valetwaste.com/

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