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Private Equity Wire 02/21/2020 04:33
21st Feb 2020 - 9:33am. Willkie adds partner to private equity fund formation team. Submitted. 21/02/2020 - 9:33am. Willkie Farr & Gallagher has appointed Laura Friedrich as a partner in the firm's Asset Management Group in New York. Friedrich will join the group’s private equity fund formation team, focusing on advising US domestic and international private investment fund sponsors, distributors and investors on formation, investment and regulatory matters. Friedrich previously served as global head of the Investment Funds team at Shearman & Sterling, where she was a partner for 12 years. “Laura is a talented fund formation lawyer who is highly respected and a leader in the private fund and asset management community,” says Margery Neale, Chai.
Private Equity Wire 02/21/2020 04:27
21st Feb 2020 - 9:27am. Paul Hastings adds Bi-Coastal Partner team. Submitted. 21/02/2020 - 9:27am. Global law firm Paul Hastings has added a bi-coastal Finance and Restructuring partner duo from Winston & Strawn to its Finance and Restructuring practice. Justin Rawlins, who currently leads Winston & Strawn’s Restructuring practice, will join as a partner in Los Angeles, and Phil Ratner will join as a partner in New York. "The investments we are making in our Finance and Restructuring practice reflect the trust major financial institutions are placing in us to help them with their most important transactions and restructurings," says Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 11:51
20th Feb 2020 - 4:51pm. Thompson Street Capital Partners acquires Len The Plumber. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 4:51pm. Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St Louis, has partnered with management to acquire Len the Plumber (LTP), a leading full-service residential plumbing contractor in the Baltimore-Washington metro area and the surrounding regions. League Park Advisors advised LTP and Jefferies LLC advised TSCP through the transaction.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 11:37
20th Feb 2020 - 4:37pm. ThinCats supports two NVM private equity-backed businesses with GBP5.9m in debt funding. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 4:37pm. ThinCats, an alternative lender to mid-sized SMEs has provided a total of GBP5.9 million in funding facilities for two businesses backed by NVM Private Equity. Some GBP4.3 million of the funding is in support of Secure Retail (Secure), a market leading provider of high security payment software and hardware, whilst GBP1.6 million is for Mobius Networks Limited (MNL), a leading mobile virtual network operator. The funding is to refinance NVM and management loan notes issued when NVM supported MBOs for both businesses in September 2019. Kenny Hughes and Kevin Steven led the ThinCats team for both transac.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 11:35
20th Feb 2020 - 4:35pm. Elbrus Capital exits from OSG Records Management. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 4:35pm. Private equity manager Elbrus Capital's Elbrus Capital Fund II has sold its 75 per cent stake in OSG Records Management (OSG) to Iron Mountain Incorporated, a NYSE-listed company, for RUB6.0 billion, over 4.5 times the original investment amount. OSG was acquired by the Fund in 2013 and, under its ownership, the Company has established itself as the fast-growing leader of the records management markets in Russia and the CIS.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:48
20th Feb 2020 - 9:48am. VSS invests in Ascent Behavioral Health. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:48am. Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private investment firm investing in the healthcare, information, business services and education industries, has completed a structured capital investment in Ascent Behavioral Health (Ascent). Ascent provides wilderness therapy, residential treatment and therapeutic boarding school programs for adolescents with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and attachment disorder.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:46
20th Feb 2020 - 9:46am. Align Capital Partners closes Fund II at USD450m hard cap. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:46am. Align Capital Partners (ACP) has closed its second private equity investment fund, Align Capital Partners Fund II, LP and Align Capital Partners Fund II-A, LP (ACP II) at its hard cap of USD450 million. ACP began fundraising in November 2019 with an initial target of USD400 million.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:44
20th Feb 2020 - 9:44am. Parthenon Capital sells ScentAir. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:44am. Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm, has sold its position in portfolio company ScentAir Holdings (ScentAir). The transaction represents the culmination of a successful five-year partnership with ScentAir’s management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Dan Connors.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:44
20th Feb 2020 - 9:44am. Verdane acquires market research, customer experience and employee experience specialist Comfirmit. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:44am. Verdane, a Northern European specialist growth equity investor, has acquired Confirmit, a global solutions provider for Customer Experience (CX), Employee Experience and Market Research. Verdane is the major investor in data visualisation reporting firm Dapresy and will merge the two companies. "The combination of the Dapresy and Confirmit solutions will be unmatched in the market research and customer experience arena," says Pål Malmros, responsible for the investment at Verdane.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:43
20th Feb 2020 - 9:43am. Eventus Systems raises USD10.5m in Series A funding round. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:43am. Austin-based Eventus Systems, a global trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider, has just raised USD10.5 million of growth capital in a Series A investment round. Investors included a range of venture capital and financial services organisations, led by Chicago-based Jump Capital and Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners. The funds will enable Eventus to further enhance its technology, significantly increase its sales, development and service staff globally and continue to grow its customer base.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:36
20th Feb 2020 - 9:36am. Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Fountain Plating in Massachusetts. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:36am. Valence Surface Technologies (Valence), which is is majority owned by ATL Partners (ATL) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), has acquired Fountain Plating Co, a specialist in product finishing services for aircraft engine and critical components for the aerospace and defense industry in the Northeast region of North America. Fountain, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, maintains Nadcap and AS9100 accreditations along with extensive approvals supporting key engine manufacturers and A&D primes such as Pratt and Whitney, GE, Rolls Royce, Collins/UTC, Sikorsky, and Lockheed Martin.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:35
20th Feb 2020 - 9:35am. ICG Europe Mid-Market fund invests in Pageant Media. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:35am. Arrowpoint Advisory’s Media & Technology sector team has advised the shareholders of Pageant Media on the sale of a stake to Intermediate Capital Group’s Europe Mid-Market Fund. Pageant Media provides a unique combination of proprietary data, actionable insights and must-attend events across a range of asset management classes with a portfolio of high-quality brands.
Private Equity Wire 02/20/2020 04:27
20th Feb 2020 - 9:27am. HIG Capital acquires Vernacare. Submitted. 20/02/2020 - 9:27am. An affiliate of HIG Capital has acquired Vernacare Limited (Vernacare), an international healthcare products specialist. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Established in 1964, Vernacare is an industry-leading manufacturer of infection control systems. It has pioneered single-use toileting systems globally, offering patients hygienic care and provides healthcare institutions with efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound toileting and bathing solutions. With sales in over 60 countries, the business employs over 250 people across its UK headquarters in Chorley, its manufacturing plant in Bolton and its Canadian base in Toronto. James
Private Equity Wire 02/19/2020 11:41
19th Feb 2020 - 4:41pm. OTB Ventures launches USD100m fund for Growth Capital Investment in Technology. Submitted. 19/02/2020 - 4:41pm. Venture capital fund OTB Ventures (OTB) has launched an early growth technology fund with USD100m in commitments from international institutional investors, including the European Investment Fund (EIF), and high-profile backers including Greg Jankilevitch. Focusing on early stage, post-product, start-ups in the CEE region - spanning Cyber Security, Big Data and AI, Fintech, IoT and Robotics, as well as Cloud and SaaS industry verticals - the new investment vehicle is targeting investment in a total of 16 companies to comprise its portfolio by the end of 2022. The USD100 million fund is set to be the largest fun.
Private Equity Wire 02/19/2020 05:46
19th Feb 2020 - 10:46am. Leclanché secures convertible loan facility of up to CHF39m with Yorkville Advisors. Submitted. 19/02/2020 - 10:46am. Energy storage specialist Leclanché has signed an agreement with Yorkville Advisors Global, a US New Jersey-based investment firm offering debt and equity financing to global, small and micro-cap companies, for an unsecured US dollars convertible loan facility with a maximum ceiling of USD40 million (approximately CHF39 million). The initial proceeds will be used for Company operations and expansion. The terms of the agreement with Yorkville Advisors allows it to convert each loan note into Leclanché shares based on the prevailing Investor’s Spot Rate of Exchange at the time of conversion and divided by
Private Equity Wire 02/19/2020 05:40
19th Feb 2020 - 10:40am. The Craftory takes a stake in Dropps. Submitted. 19/02/2020 - 10:40am. The Craftory has invested USD15 million in Dropps, a direct-to-consumer provider of eco-responsible household cleaning products. This investment will allow Dropps to scale up and meet the growing demand for its subscription business.
Private Equity Wire 02/19/2020 05:37
19th Feb 2020 - 10:37am. Pamlico Capital closes USD1.4bn fund V. Submitted. 19/02/2020 - 10:37am. Pamlico Capital (Pamlico), a lower middle market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented businesses, has held the first and final close of Pamlico Capital V (PC V) at the fund’s hard cap with total commitments of USD1.4 billion. PC V was well oversubscribed with demand from existing and new investors significantly exceeding the original USD1.25 billion target. Commitments to PC V came from a diverse group of global investors comprised of leading funds of funds, insurance companies, corporate and foreign pension funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.
Private Equity Wire 02/19/2020 04:42
19th Feb 2020 - 9:42am. True Wind Capital hires Vice President. Submitted. 19/02/2020 - 9:42am. True Wind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of technology, has hired John Gray as a Vice President. Adam Clammer and Jamie Greene, Founding Partners at True Wind, says: "We are pleased to welcome John to True Wind as we expand our senior team and look forward to leveraging his experience and relationships as we continue to build our firm.".

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