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Thoma Bravo said July 30 that it agreed to buy J.D. Power. Financial terms weren’t announced. J.D. Power provides data analytics and consumer intelligence.
Microsoft has acquired BlueTalon, a provider of unified data access control solutions for modern data platforms, according to a blog post on the Microsoft site. No financial terms were disclosed. BlueTalon's backers included Maverick Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners, Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Divergent Ventures, Bloomberg Beta and Stanford-StartX Fund.
CVC Capital has agreed to acquire Ontic, a provider of parts for aerospace platforms, from BBA Aviation plc. The enterprise value of the deal is $1.365 billion.
GTCR said July 30 that it agreed to buy Vyve Broadband from BBH Capital Partners. Financial terms weren’t announced. Vyve, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, provides high-speed data, television and voice services to residential and business customers in rural markets across Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Wyoming.
GTCR said July 30 that it agreed to buy the broadband assets of Eagle Communications. Financial terms weren’t announced. Eagle Communications, of Hays, Kansas, is a broadband services and media company that operates radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, as well as cable TV systems in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.
Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity arm of Apax Partners, agreed to buy MetaMetrics. Financial terms weren’t announced. MetaMetrics, based in the Research Triangle in North Carolina, uses predictive analytics and data science to improve educational outcomes.
EQT and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have agreed to acquire a majority equity stake in Waystar, a provider of revenue cycle technology. The seller is Bain Capital Private Equity, which will retain a minority stake in Waystar when the deal closes. The deal will put Waystar at a valuation of US$2.7 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Barclays and Triple Tree provided financial advice to EQT while J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank did likewise for Bain Capital.
Covius Holdings, a provider of technology-enabled services for the financial services industry, has closed its previously announced acquisition of certain businesses from Chronos Solutions. The businesses include Chronos Solutions’ credit, flood, income and tax verification services, government services, REO management and disposition, online foreclosure auction and homeowners association tracking units. No financial terms were disclosed. Covius is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners and New Residential Investment Corp.
Zayo Group Holdings Inc said July 26 that its shareholders have approved the sale to Digital Colony Partners and EQT Partners. The deal, announced in May, is valued at $8.2 billion. Zayo is a communications infrastructure provider.
Total deal value grew 24 percent in Q2 Less cyclical businesses are more favorable Lenders, GPs push back on heavily adjusted earnings Large private equity firms got more aggressive as deal activity heated up in the second quarter. Some firms are going the extra mile to win deals, whether it’s by getting in front of […]

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