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PwC, Andrew Cristinzio, private equity, merger, M&A
PE exit activity slowed in the first half of the year, pushing the inventory of PE portfolio companies to an all-time high, according to a recent report by PwC. In June there were more than 9,600 U.S. PE-backed portfolio companies, a 78 percent increase since 2009, the report said. Almost 40 percent of the current […]
Application, Software, Cloud, Communication, Global Communications, Computer Network, Design, Technology, Downloading
Sumeru Equity Partners is looking for a buyer for expense-management tech company MDSL, three sources familiar with the process told Buyouts. The process has passed first-round bids, one source said. William Blair is advising MDSL on the sale, the people said. MDSL, of Phoenix, Arizona, provides technology expense management and market data management through a […]
Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake have bid for J.D. Power, an automotive marketing company backed by Chinese buyout firm XIO Group, sources familiar with the process told Buyouts. XIO Group is accepting second-round bids for the company, and two tech-focused buyout firms are in the mix, the people said. Evercore is said to be advising […]
HireVue has $93 mln in total funding The deal likely to have sponsor outcome Goldman Sachs advises company on the sale HireVue, a recruitment software company backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, Granite Ventures and Sequoia Capital, is on the block, sources familiar with the process told Buyouts. The process is in the early stages, the […]
The deal was signed on June 28 William Blair advised DocuWare on sale Initial investment came out of Expansion Capital fund Morgan Stanley’s growth focused Expansion Capital team is set to make more than 5.5x its money on sale of DocuWare, the firm told Buyouts. Expansion Capital, which sits within Morgan Stanley Investment Management sold […]
upstairs, on the rise
Deal could fetch up to $200 mln: source Raymond James advising Primus on sale Primus made the investment in 2014 Primus Capital is selling its stake in SkillSurvey, a provider of reference assessments, three sources familiar with the process told Buyouts. Raymond James is advising Primus on the sale, the people said. It’s unclear when […]
Sale may fetch up to $2.5 bln Flexera recently paid $200 mln dividend to TA and Ontario Teachers Bids were due the week of June 17 Flexera Software, backed by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and TA Associates, may remain owned by private equity. Bids for the Itasca, Illinois-based company were due the week of June 17, […]
Waud Capital, Anovia, TrustCommerce, fintech, private equity, merger, M&A
First round bids due at the end of month Jefferies is advising Sumeru on the sale Sumeru acquired majority stake in 2015 Sumeru Equity Partners is looking for a buyer for Cybera, three sources familiar with the deal told Buyouts. First round bids are due at the end of June, the people said. Jefferies is […]
Andrew Weinberg, Brightstar Capital Partners
Firm’s debut fund closed on $710 mln Brightstar’s Fund I is about 75 pct deployed Eaton Partners hired as a placement agent Middle-market investor Brightstar Capital Partners is preparing to raise its sophomore fund, sources familiar with the fundraising told Buyouts. The New York firm hired Eaton Partners as a placement agent, the people said. […]
Ford Taurus cars
First round bids due in two weeks Providence acquired OEC in 2016 from GM, Ford UBS is advising Providence Providence Equity Partners has put software maker OEConnection on the block after a three-year hold, three sources familiar with the process told Buyouts. First round bids are due in two weeks, the people said. UBS is advising Providence […]
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