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Back to blog August 27, 2019 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – July 2019 Investment Trends

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

Defense

Acorn Growth Partners

Acquired Black Sage Technologies (Boise, ID, US), a developer of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) solutions. Black Sage identifies, classifies, tracks and defeats UAS threats for military, government, law enforcement, and civil applications.

ATL Partners

Acquired Valence Surface Technologies LLC (The Woodlands, TX, US), an independent aerospace surface finishing platform. The company provides critical surface treatments such as non-destructive testing, shot peening, chemical processing, plating, painting and spray coating to aerospace and defense components.

RedNest Partners & Admiral Capital Group

Acquired Tecmotiv Corporation (Niagara Falls, NY, US), a provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (“MRO&U”) services and related components for military vehicle platforms including the M113, M109, M60, M88A1 and M88A2 with a specialty in Air-Cooled, V-Configuration, Diesel, Super-turbocharged (AVDS) powertrains.

Retail Services

Gemspring Capital

Acquired Rapid Displays, Inc. (Chicago, IL, US), a provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. The company offers custom retail displays, store fixtures and kiosk merchandising for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution.

Marlin Equity Partners

Acquired Clarus Commerce (Rocky Hill, CT, US), a provider of premium loyalty programs for retailers.

Providence Equity Partners

Invested in Chatmeter (San Diego, CA, US), a firm that helps enterprise retail brands and agencies managing multiple locations increase their revenue by identifying areas in their online presence that drive customers to choose their stores over competitors.

Security Technology

Insight Partners

Invested in OneTrust (Atlanta, GA, US), a privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform trusted by more than 3,000 companies to comply with the CCPA, GDPR, ISO27001 and hundreds of the world’s privacy and security laws.

McNally Capital

Invested in Altamira Technologies (McLean, VA, US), a provider of innovative, mission-focused analytics and engineering solutions to the U.S. national security community. Altamira was formed to address the growing gap in mid-sized innovators that possess the ability to scale as well as the agility to adapt to a rapidly changing threat environment and technology landscape.

Post Capital Partners

Recapitalized IntraLogic Solutions (Massapequa, NY, US), a provider of cutting edge and user-friendly security software and solutions to businesses, municipalities, government agencies and school districts.

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