After home run debut fund Garnett & Helfrich considers a second: Buyouts

Terry Garnett and Dave Helfrich, the guys behind technology buyout firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital, could probably raise a second fund. The question is, why haven’t they? Their first fund, a $350 million vehicle put together nearly a decade ago, has performed remarkably well, sister magazine Buyouts reports.

Reuters – Actian to Acquire Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software has agreed to be acquired by Actian Corp, after the privately held big data management company raised its earlier offer by about 8 percent to $161.9 million, writes Reuters. Actian will offer $9.20 in cash to Pervasive shareholders for each Pervasive share. Actian is backed by private equity firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital.

Is eBay/Skype Just The Beginning for Tech Carve-Outs?

There’s some tech industry rumbling that’s gotten louder with the news of eBay’s Skype and StumbleUpon spinoffs. Once-acquisitive tech companies are taking a harder look at whether their subsidiaries make sense, with an eye toward possible sales. It may not ultimately lead to increased divestitures, but the pace of analysis on the topic has, as […]

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