Summit Partners provides $95 mln to Healthline Media

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Summit Partners has invested $95 million in San Francisco-based Healthline Media, a consumer health info site. In addition to the investment, Dr. Craig Frances, MD, a managing director at Summit Partners, has been added to Healthline’s board of directors. Houlihan Lokey and Morgan Lewis advised Healthline on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP did likewise for Summit.

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Avista Capital-backed Telular completes Reltima and GPS North America acquisitions

By Iris Dorbian — 7 months ago

Telular Corporation, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, has closed its previously announced buy of Reltima and GPS North America. No financial terms were disclosed. Media Venture Partners advised Reltima and GPS North America on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Telular and Avista. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Reltima is a provider of solutions for GPS fleet tracking and fleet performance optimization aimed at light duty vehicle fleets. Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based GPS North America is Reltima’s largest distribution partner.

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PE-backed Telular to acquire Reltima and GPS North America

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Telular Corporation, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire Reltima and GPS North America. No financial terms were disclosed. Media Venture Partners advised Reltima and GPS North America on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Telular and Avista. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Reltima is a provider of solutions for GPS fleet tracking and fleet performance optimization aimed at light duty vehicle fleets. Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based GPS North America is Reltima’s largest distribution partner.

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Francisco Partners invests in ShoreGroup

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Francisco Partners has made an undisclosed investment in ShoreGroup Inc. Moelis & Co and Locke Lord advised ShoreGroup on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Evercore advised Francisco Partners. Headquartered in New York City, ShoreGroup is a managed services company.

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EQT Infrastructure II to acquire WASH

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

EQT Infrastructure II Fund has agreed to buy El Segundo, California-based WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, a provider of laundry services to multifamily apartments and universities. The seller is CHS Capital LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Bain & Company and KPMG advised EQT Infrastructure II on the deal while Moelis & Company LLC, William Blair & Co and Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised WASH. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Natixis will provide financing for the transaction.

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Kirkland Ellis taps PE lawyer Harris as a partner

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Global law firm Kirkland & Ellis has hired private equity /M&A lawyer Ryan Harris as a partner in its corporate practice group. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Kirkland, Harris worked at Will & Emery where served as a partner.

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Fried Frank taps White to head firm’s European PE practice

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

International law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has appointed Graham White as head of the firm’s private equity practice in Europe. He has also been named partner in Fried Frank’s corporate department and managing partner of the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Fried Frank, White was a senior partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis.

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