Moravia, RWS, Clarion Capital Partners, Jonathan Haas, healthcare, private equity, merger, M&A

International Deal of the Year: Clarion Capital Partners, Moravia

The sale of Moravia to RWS was “a phenomenal result” for Clarion Capital Partners, said Jonathan Haas, who heads the firm’s healthcare and business services groups. But the path from thesis to exit was complicated, with false starts and setbacks along the way. Managing Partner Marc Utay said Clarion has long been interested in “companies that facilitate […]

Craig Clay, Donnelley Financial Solutions, private equity

Need to Meet: Craig Clay, president, global capital markets, Donnelley Financial Solutions

As president of global capital markets at Donnelley Financial Solutions, Craig Clay is charged with “partnering with private equity funds in understanding the market and their needs, and how their portfolio operations group can be assisted,” he said. “And we’re helping with diligence around deals, getting information disseminated in a number of ways.” The company’s virtual data room, Venue, enables […]

Hollie Haynes, Luminate Capital Partners, women in private equity, trailblazers

Luminate extends logistics-software investing with supply-chain SaaS firm Conexiom

Luminate Capital Partners’ investment in Conexiom, a supply-chain automation software company, is representative of the firm’s strategy and also something of an expansion, according to Founder and Managing Partner Hollie Haynes. “Our sweet spot has been enterprise-focused software companies who solve complex user problems,” Haynes told Buyouts. “All of our [previous] companies are selling into typically the finance […]

Dominic Ang, Turn/River Capital, private equity, Netsparker, merger, M&A

Turn/River raises $168 mln for Fund III, puts $40 mln into security firm Netsparker

Technology investment firm Turn/River Capital has raised $168 million for its third fund, holding “a single one-and-done close,” Managing Partner Dominic Ang told Buyouts. Fundraising took less than 90 days. Ang said all limited partners in Turn/River Capital II reupped and increased their commitments. Investors are a mix of endowments, family offices and funds-of-funds. Turn/River […]

Patricia Miller Zollar, managing director, Neuberger Berman

Need to Meet: Patricia Miller Zollar, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

From 2004 to 2006, Patricia Miller Zollar worked on a project at Lehman Brothers called the Partnership Solutions Group, “focused on creating new business opportunities with women- and minority-owned financial-services firms,” she said. “It was a firmwide initiative to make diversity a part of what people do every day, as opposed to something outside the […]

Enlightenment Capital, ByteCubed, private equity, venture capital, merger, M&A

Enlightenment Capital backs ByteCubed’s tech for government efficiency

Enlightenment Capital’s investment in ByteCubed, announced last week, represents a bet that a relatively small player can hold its own in a space that includes behemoths like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC. Based in Arlington, Virginia, ByteCubed provides technology and consulting services to federal and commercial clients. The company’s most interesting offerings are its business-intelligence solutions and […]

Jeff Crisan, Silversmith Capital Partners, private equity, venture capital, healthcare, software, fintech

Five Questions with Silversmith Capital Partners’ Jeff Crisan

Jeff Crisan left Bain Capital Ventures, where he was managing director, to co-found Silversmith Capital Partners in 2015. He focuses on investments in SaaS/information services and healthcare IT, the firm’s two core verticals. 1. Silversmith in late January closed its second fund at the hard cap of $670 million. What was the fundraising process like? We launched in the middle […]

Strattam Capital Partners, private equity, merger, M&A, sports, SSB, Bob Morse

Strattam invests in SSB as it eyes opportunity in high-quality datasets

Strattam Capital’s investment in data-management company SSB, the first deal out of its second fund, was about more than just technology, according to Managing Partner Bob Morse. “There’s a lot of talk about AI,” Morse said. “A lot of people have developed very sophisticated algorithms of different sorts. What’s hard to do … is to get long-run complete datasets […]

Monument Group, private equity, John McCormick

Five Questions with Monument Group’s John McCormick

John McCormick is a partner in the Boston office of Monument Group, with responsibility for investor coverage in the U.S. and Latin America. 1. What’s been driving the record fundraising pace? One of the key factors that I’m hearing more of from talking to LPs is the surprising rate at which GPs are coming back to market. […]

Gary Moon, managing partner, Nfluence Partners

Need to Meet: Gary Moon, Managing Partner, Nfluence Partners

In the wireless industry’s early days, Gary Moon started a business based on research he’d done as an engineering student at Stanford. “There were companies making products, but nobody could really figure out how to put them together with software and make them work in systems very effectively,” Moon said. “I ended up building a nice […]

private equity, Dave Goodsell, Natixis

Back to School: Managers say regulation down, cybersecurity top threat

More than half of alternative-asset managers say regulatory enforcement is down under the Donald Trump administration, according to a study from fund administration software provider Koger. Two hundred hedge-fund and private-equity executives took part in the online survey in January. While 56 percent say enforcement has become more lax of late, fully 85 percent view regulation in the […]