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Back to blog March 13, 2019 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for February 2019 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Business Management Software

H.I.G. Capital

Invested in Digital Ware (Bogota, CO), a specialist in the development and sale of software solutions through four business lines: (i) Kactus, a human capital management (HCM) solution; (ii) Seven, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution; (iii) Hosvital, a hospital information system; and (iv) Ophelia, a business process management (BPM) solution.

Thoma Bravo

Acquired ConnectWise (Tampa, FL, US), a provider of business automation software solutions to the Managed Service Provider (MSP) and SMB ecosystem.

Vector Capital

Acquired Aspect Software (Phoenix, AZ, US), a provider of fully integrated customer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service omni-channel solutions.

Healthcare Technology

Abry Partners

Invested in Sermo (New York, NY, US), a global social platform for physicians that fosters peer-to-peer collaboration & discussions through meaningful insights, data, and trends.

Polaris Partners

Invested in KenSci (Seattle, WA, US), a healthcare data science company that uses machine learning to provide operational and clinical insights for hospital and health systems.

Radian Capital

Invested in Vantage Point Logistics (Columbus, OH, US), a provider of supply chain software and technology-enabled services to the healthcare industry.

Industrial Manufacturing

Equistone Partners Europe

Acquired RENA Group (Gütenbach, DE) a manufacturer of technologically high-quality machinery for wet-chemical surface treatments.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

Acquired American Roller (Union Grove, WI, US), a provider of engineered services and industrial rollers including rubber and urethane coverings, plasma coatings, and core fabrication.

Wynnchurch Capital

Acquired Mid-America Fittings (Overland Park, KS, US) a manufacturer of high quality, engineered, industrial brass fittings, valves, and custom components.

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