TA Associates invests in SkinnyPop Popcorn

TA Associates has invested in SkinnyPop Popcorn. Details of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the transaction, Tom Ennis, former chief executive officer of Oberto Brands, will join SkinnyPop’s executive team.


Kinderhook celebrates 23x gain on Tectum Holdings

Kinderhook Industries has sold a majority stake in Tectum Holdings (THI) to TA Associates. The sale represents a return in excess of $300 million for Kinderhook Capital Fund II, translating to approximately 23x Kinderhook’s invested capital.


Qualcomm commits $150 mln to Chinese venture

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm Incorporated has announced a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the development of mobile technologies in areas such as Internet, e-commerce, semi-conductor, education and health.


Baring Asia acquires Cath Kidston stake from TA

Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired a stake in UK-based global lifestyle brand company, Cath Kidston, from its existing majority shareholder TA Associates and members of the company’s management team. Baring Asia will have equal ownership with TA.


SpeedCast buys SatComms Australia

SpeedCast, a portfolio company of TA Associates, has acquired SatComms Australia. Financial terms weren’t announced. SatComms, of Queensland, Australia, is a specialized provider of mobile and fixed satellite solutions in the Australian market and in the Asia-Pacific region.


TA Associates acquires stake in Bomgar

TA Associates has made an undisclosed investment in Bomgar. Shea & Company was financial adviser to Bomgar on the transaction. Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Bomgar is a provider of enterprise remote support solutions.

PE-backed Accruent hires new COO

Accruent, which is backed by TA Associates and Vista Equity Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired Wayne Roberts as its chief operating officer. Previously, Roberts worked at Rackspace. Headquartered in Austin, Accruent is a provider of real estate and facilities management solutions.

Bain Capital invests in Viewpoint Construction Software

Bain Capital has made an undisclosed investment in Viewpoint Construction Software. As part of the transaction, Updata Partners and TA Associates are selling their stakes in Viewpoint. Credit Suisse and Canaccord Genuity advised Viewpoint on the deal while Wells Fargo advised Bain Capital. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Viewpoint is a provider of software solutions and services to the construction sector.

TA Associates to acquire CMOSIS

TA Associates is to acquire CMOSIS, a supplier of high performance standard and custom CMOS image sensors. The transaction is conditional on regulatory clearance and is expected to be completed by early 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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