GTCR-backed AssuredPartners buys Premiere Coastal Insurance Group

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired Premiere Coastal Insurance Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Bluffton, South Carolina and St. Simons Island, Georgia, Premiere Coastal specializes in providing insurance for executive and high net worth individuals, businesses, and the aviation sector.

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Good night for private equity candidates

Remember Mitt Romney’s presidential run and the ripple effects the negative campaigning had on the private equity industry? Last night might have been a bit of vindication when it comes to politics and private equity.

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GTCR-backed Sterigenics acquires Gammarad

Sterigenics International, a portfolio company of GTCR, has bought Gammarad. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Bologna, Italy, Gammarad is a gamma sterilization provider.

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Danaher Corp’s Leica Biosystems to buy GTCR-backed Devicor

Danaher Corp‘s Leica Biosystems has agreed to acquire Devicor, a portfolio company of GTCR. No financial terms were disclosed. J.P. Morgan Securities and Jefferies provided financial advice to Devicor on the transaction. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Devicor is a medical device firm that specializes in products to be used in breast biopsy procedures.

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GTCR-backed AssuredPartners buys Turner & Hamrick

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired the assets of Turner & Hamrick. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Troy, Alabama, Turner & Hamrick specializes in providing insurance for the trucking sector.

AssuredPartners buys Casualty Assurance of Chaska

AssuredPartners, a GTCR portfolio company, has acquired Casualty Assurance of Chaska. Financial terms weren’t announced. Chaska, Minn.-based Casualty Assurance specializes in commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance, and serves clients throughout that state.

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PE-backed AssuredPartners buys Crawford Advisors

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired Crawford Advisors. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Crawford Advisors is a provider of employee benefits and compliance solutions for mid-market and large firms.

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PE pumps $2.25 mln into Rauner campaign: Buyouts

People with close ties to the private equity and venture capital industries had contributed more than $2.25 million to former GTCR partner Bruce Rauner’s Illinois gubernatorial campaign as of Sept. 19, according to a Buyouts analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections data.

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Top 10 posts: private equity

Trending in private equity this week: Hellman flies through monster fundraising, CalPERS hires Mahboob Hossain to lead co-investment team and Apax.

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GTCR-owned Vocus and Cision buy Visible Technologies

Newly merged PR software providers Vocus and Cision have acquired Visible Technologies. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Visible Technologies is a maker of social media monitoring and analytics software. Vocus and Cision are owned by GTCR.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Apple denies that an iCloud breach caused the theft of celebrity nude photos, Credit Suisse investigates two traders on its European equities sales team in London and FanDuel raises $70 mln.

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GTCR completes Cole-Parmer acquisition

GTCR said Monday that it has closed its buy of Cole-Parmer from Thermo Fisher. No financial terms were disclosed; however, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs provided financing for the deal. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cole-Parmer is a maker of specialty laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies.

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GTCR and Snow form healthcare IT startup Cedar Gate

GTCR said Thursday that it has teamed up with David Snow to launch Cedar Gate Technologies. GTCR is planning to invest up to $200 million in Cedar Gate while Snow will invest up to $20 million. Snow will serve as chairman and CEO of Cedar Gate. Headquartered in Darien, Conn., Cedar Gate will focus on buying companies and products in the healthcare information tech sector.

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Sterigenics closes $826 mln buy of Nordion

Sterigenics International said Wednesday it has closed its $826 million buy of Nordion. Ottawa-based Nordion provides products and services for the health science sector. Jefferies advised Nordion, while Goldman, Sachs & Co. served as financial advisor to Sterigenics. Sterigenics is a portfolio company of GTCR.

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PE-backed AssuredPartners acquires The Wright Group Services

AssuredPartners, a portfolio company of GTCR, has acquired The Wright Group Services. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Denver, The Wright Group Services specializes in employee benefits, property and casualty insurance and retirement services.

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