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Back to blog August 10, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for July 2018 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Artificial Intelligence

Edison Partners

Invested in Giant Oak (Arlington, VA), a data analytics software company that offers its customers threat protection using artificial intelligence and machine learning to support data analysis.

Goldman Sachs

Invested in Cogito (Boston, MA), a provider of behavioral analytics AI using live guidance to augment emotional intelligence.

Pilot Growth Equity

Invested in R4 Technologies (Ridgefield, CT), an artificial intelligence company that provides a cloud platform that applies AI across all enterprise functions and incorporates diverse data and augments functional silos and existing IT infrastructures.

Oil & Gas Products

Black Bay Energy Capital

Invested in Clean Chemistry Inc. (Boulder, CO), a provider of patented chemical solutions and technology for oilfield water treatment. Clean Chemistry developed a patented family of liquid chemistries that evolve Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).

Boyne Capital

Acquired ASAP Industries Manufacturing (Houma, LA), an American Petroleum Institute (API) certified manufacturer of a variety of flow control products that are used in drilling, completion, and production equipment. Products include drilling and adapter spools, sand separators, and frac heads.

Branford Castle Partners

Invested in Titan Production Equipment (The Woodlands, TX) a manufacturer of oil and gas production equipment for the separation, processing and treating of oil and gas hydrocarbon streams. Titan produces both pre-designed and custom separators, heater treaters, glycol dehydration units, as well as a wide range of other production equipment products.

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Acquired FirstLight (Albany, NY), a provider of fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services operating in the Northeast U.S.

Brightstar Capital Partners

Acquired QualTek USA (King of Prussia, PA), a provider of turnkey solutions to the North American telecommunications and power sectors.

Cotton Creek Capital

Acquired Young’s Communications Co., Inc. (Melbourne, FL), a provider of infrastructure services to the telecommunications and utility industries in the Southeast. Y-COM specializes in underground and aerial construction, directional boring, fiber installation, and emergency maintenance and response.

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