LFM Capital hires business development VP

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Nashville-based lower middle market private equity firm LFM Capital appointed Jessica Ginsberg as vice president of business development. Previously, she worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch‘s middle market general industrials group in Nashville where she served as portfolio management officer.

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Aequitas Capital expands capital markets capabilities with two hires

By Chris Witkowsky — 6 months ago

Aequitas Capital has expanded its capital markets team. The firm hired Jeff Mazer, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive, as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury. He will be responsible for managing the firm’s portfolio of investment offerings, executing senior and junior debt and credit strategies and working as an advisor to executive management. The firm also brought on Katya Baron as a managing director of capital markets. Baron previously worked at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities.

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Thoma Bravo buys iPipeline

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Thoma Bravo has acquired Exton, Pennsylvania-based iPipeline, a tech provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance sector. The sellers were NewSpring Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and Volition Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Golub Capital and Ares Capital Corp provided funding for the deal. Credit Suisse was the lead financial advisor to iPipeline on the transaction while Bank of America Merrill Lynch and William Blair served as co-advisors.

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Liberty Hall buys LaCroix

By Iris Dorbian — 6 months ago

Liberty Hall Capital Partners has acquired Kent, Washington-based LaCroix Industries Inc, an aerospace components provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Bank of America Merrill Lynch provided the financing for the transaction. Cascadia Capital and Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson advised LaCroix on the deal.

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Evercore expands team with new hire

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Evercore has hired Edmund D. Baxter as a senior managing director in its healthcare group. Prior to joining Evercore, Baxter worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served as a senior managing director.

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Goldsmith teams up with Stone Point to form Cross Ocean Partners

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Graham Goldsmith and Stone Point Capital have launched Cross Ocean Partners, an asset management platform focused on stressed and distressed credit investment opportunities. Goldsmith, Stone Point and management provided $240 million to Cross Ocean. A former head of global credit and special situations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldsmith will serve as Cross Ocean’s CEO and co-chief investment officer. In addition to the launch, Cross Ocean has acquired Capula Investment Management‘s European special situations business. No financial terms were disclosed. Barclays provided financial advice to Capula on the transaction.

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Maranon adds principal to team and promotes another to VP

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Maranon Capital has added Theresa D. Mozzocci as a principal and promoted Andrew C. Eshelman to vice president. Mozzocci’s previous work experience includes stints at Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors and Crestline Investors. And, prior to joining Maranon, Eshelman worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group.

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Apax Partners offers to buy Norwegian IT firm EVRY

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Apax Partners has agreed to make a cash offer of 16 kroner per share for EVRY. ABG Sundal Collier is serving as financial advisor to EVRY while Bank of America Merrill Lynch and DNB Markets are financial advisors to Apax. Based in Norway, EVRY is an IT services provider.

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Context Relevant nabs $13.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Context Relevant has raised $13.5 million in Series B-1 funding. The investors were Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Formation 8, New York Life and Bloomberg Beta. In addition to the funding, Don Duet, global co-head of Goldman Sachs’ technology division, has been added to Context Relevant’s advisory board. Based in Seattle, Context Relevant is a provider of predictive analytics.

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