Interlink Electronics expands board with two additions

Interlink Electronics has added Angela Blatteis and Dr. Frank Levinson to its board of directors. Blatteis is currently an ambassador to The Gores Group where she remains a key consultant while Levinson is a venture partner with Phoenix Venture Partners. Headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., Interlink Electronics is a provider of sensor and human-machine interface technologies.


The Gores Group invests in Tweddle

Tweddle Group has received an undisclosed amount of funding from LA investment firm The Gores Group. Headquartered in Clinton Township, Michigan, Tweddle is a provider of information and publishing solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers.

Powerwave Technologies Secures Financing; Appoints CEO

Powerwave Technologies, a global supplier of end-to-end wireless solutions for wireless communications networks, has entered into a financing agreement with P-Wave Holdings, an affiliate of The Gores Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Khurram Sheikh as chief executive officer.

Gores Group Acquires Harris Broadcast Communications for $225m

The Gores Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Harris Broadcast Communications from Harris Corporation for $225 million. Headquartered in Denver, CO, Harris Broadcast Communications is a supplier of hardware and software that creates, manages, transmits, distributes and monetizes video content.

Gores Group Acquires DMN

The Gores Group Small Capitalization Partners fund in partnership with David Matton has completed the acquisition of DMN Ltd. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DMN provides communications network infrastructure, engineering services and support to communication providers and contractors in the UK and internationally.

Gores Group to Purchase Therakos

The Gores Group, a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses, is to acquire Therakos from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pep Boys to Go Private

Automotive aftermarket service and retail chain Pep Boys is to become a privately-held company and delist from the New York Stock Exchange. Los Angeles based private equity firm The Gores Group announced the merger agreement in January and the parties expect to complete the merger during the second fiscal quarter of 2012, subject to customary […]

Gores Group Acquires The Hay Group

Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group has signed an agreement to acquire The Hay Group, a European manufacturer of high precision forged and machined components for engines, gearboxes and axles for the automotive, commercial vehicle and bearing industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE The Gores Group, a leading Los […]

Gores Keeps On Evergreen

The Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has retained Evergreen Capital Partners and its principals, John A. Janitz and Dominick J. Schiano, to provide strategic and operational advisory services to the firm on an exclusive basis.

PE Firms Close in on Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia and Siemens are allowing two private equity consortia to look at the books of join venture Nokia Siemens Networks, in attempts to sell the company, Reuters reported. The consortia are The Gores Group with Platinum Equity, and TPG Capital with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Nokia Siemens Networks has struggled to make a profit since its 2007 start, Reuters wrote.

GE Strikes Power Deal With the Gores Group

GE has struck a deal with The Gores Group to acquire the private equity firm’s Lineage Power Holdings Inc. Deutsche Bank is financial advisor to GE on the transaction. Morgan Stanley was financial advisor to Lineage Power and the Gores Group.


Middle Market Buyout Pros Contemplating Debt Funds

The big surprise from my evening with a group of middle market buyout pros assembled by Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management was that two out of the three had discussed launching debt funds. Something like a quarter of all middle market buyout deals done are financed by GE Capital, the panelists told nearly […]

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