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Accel-KKR invests in HighWire Press

Accel-KKR has acquired a majority stake in HighWire Press. No financial terms were disclosed. Stanford University, which founded HighWire Press in 1995, will retain its “significant” minority stake. Based in Redwood City, Calif., HighWire Press is a provider of tech solutions to scholarly publishers.

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Accel-KKR leads funding round for Ektron

Ektron, a web content and digital management solutions provider in Nashua, New Hampshire, has received an undisclosed amount of funding. Accel-KKR led the round. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for product development and expansion. Concurrent with the funding, Greg Williams and David Cusimano of Accel-KKR will join the firm’s board of directors.

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Accel-KKR raises second structured capital fund

Accel-KKR has closed Accel-KKR Structured Capital Partners II with $325 million in committed capital, exceeding its target. The new fund continues the predecessor fund’s focus on making minority equity investments in growing technology companies via senior equity and other structured securities.

Oildex gets Accel-KKR backing

Transzap, a provider of Oildex smart information management solutions for the oil and gas industry has received a majority equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR. The new partnership enables Oildex to make continued investments in its customers, existing solutions, new product development initiatives and market expansion. Oildex has offices in Denver and Houston.

NBGIPE Makes 4x on Ochre House

NBGI Private Equity has sold its majority stake in Ochre House Limited to US-based Pinstripe backed by Accel-KKR. The sale delivers a 4x return on NBGIPE’s original investment.

Big Data Company Applied Predictive Technologies Lands $100M from Goldman Sachs

Applied Predictive Technologies, a cloud-based data analytics software company, has received a $100 million minority investment from the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs, the company announced today. APT, founded in 1999, was recapitalized in 2006 with $54 million from Accel-KKR and Adams Street Partners, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). APT says that 80 of the world’s largest corporations use its products. Its customers include American Greetings, OfficeMax and Owens Corning.

Accel-KKR Invests in PageUp People

Accel-KKR has backed PageUp People™, a multinational talent management solutions provider. The new funding will support the expansion of the company into global emerging and high growth markets.

Kana Software Completes Acquisition of Netherlands-Based Trinicom

Kana Software, a Silicon Valley-based customer service software company that has been majority owned by Accel-KKR since 2009, has completed its acquisition of Trinicom, a cloud-based Web customer service company in the Netherlands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE: KANA Software, Inc., a global leader of customer service solutions used by more […]

Accel-KKR Deals Majority Position in Endurance International to GS Capital, Warburg

Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and GS Capital Partners will acquire the majority position in Endurance International Group, a hosting service for online businesses, from investor Accel-KKR, which will retain a stake in the company. Specifics on the deal were not publicized. Credit Suisse acted as the financial advisor to Warburg Pincus and provided the debt financing for the transaction. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acted as legal advisor to Warburg Pincus and Goodwin Proctor LLP acted as legal advisor to GS Capital Partners. Morgan Stanley served as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Endurance and Accel-KKR.

Accel-KKR Backs YourEncore

YourEncore, the maker of an enterprise platform focused around research, development and commercialization challenges, has sealed an undisclosed amount from Accel-KKR, the company announced Tuesday. The money will be used for expansion efforts.

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Accel-KKR Backs Paymentus

Accel-KKR has taken an undisclosed stake in Paymentus Corp., a provider of electronic bill payment, presentment and customer communication technology and services. Terms of the deal were not released. The cash infusion will be used to expand the company’s platform development and distribution efforts. The Paymentus platform provides enterprise bill payment, presentment and revenue management technology through a self-service model, the company says. Pagemill Partners advised Paymentus.

‘Big Data’ Company Opera Solutions Raises $84M

Data analytics company Opera Solutions has raised $84 million from a group of investors including Silver Lake Sumeru, Accel-KKR, Invus Financial Advisors, JGE Capital Management and Tola Capital, Reuters reported Wednesday. Silver Lake led the round, which is the company’s first institutional funding.

Slideshow: 5 Top Strategic Buyers Of Sponsor-Backed Companies

Corporations and other strategic buyers are presenting buyout shops with serious competition in today’s heated market, but they’re also supplying a rich source of exits, according to the Buyouts cover story, published June 20. As of June 13, strategic buyers around the world bought 15,825 companies, including full or partial stakes, with a combined value […]

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