True Wind completes debut investment in public company

True Wind Capital, an emerging tech firm launched by two former KKR executives, made its first foray into public-company investing. This week, the firm said it took a minority stake in publicly traded Zix. Zix, almost simultaneously with True Wind’s investment, acquired AppRiver from Marlin Equity Partners for $274 million. The deal was unusual for True […]

Skyview Capital, private equity, family office, telecom, call center, software, technology, merger, M&A

Skyview Capital, investing on behalf of families, builds call-center platform

Skyview Capital, a family office in Los Angeles, is working to complete this month a deal that would create a call-center platform employing about 16,000 people worldwide. Launched by a former Platinum Equity executive, Skyview is acquiring a portfolio of customer-care contracts from Conduent Inc. The portfolio generated about $500 million in revenue in 2017. […]


Luminate looks to less software-reliant markets for deal flow

Luminate Capital, an emerging tech-focused shop that just raised its second fund, is focused on finding software opportunities in less tech-savvy markets. For example, the firm said Jan. 10 it made a growth investment in LiquidFrameworks, which makes software for the oil and gas industry. And in December, the firm invested in AutoQuotes, a software […]

Pamlico Capital, Littlejohn & Co, software, cloud services, merger, M&A

Littlejohn-, Pamlico-backed cloud-software company is said to seek add-ons

A new cloud-services-software company backed by Pamlico Capital and Littlejohn & Co sees opportunities to grow via add-ons in a consolidating market, a source told Buyouts. Littlejohn-backed Hostway and Pamlico-backed Hosting said Jan. 8 they’d merge the companies, creating a multiproduct global software business. The new company – it’s mulling naming ideas from customers and […]


With dividend, SFW gets most of its money back on Gerson Lehrman

SFW Capital, after three years, has made back most of its money from its investment in Gerson Lehrman Group, sources said. Gerson Lehrman paid out a dividend to its shareholders, which include SFW, people said. The distribution is the first for GLG under SFW’s ownership. Terms were not disclosed. Owl Rock Capital Partners provided debt […]