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Back to blog January 30, 2020 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – December 2019 Investment Trends

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

Automotive Parts

Crossplane Capital

Invested in Truck-Lite (Southfield, MI, US), a provider of safety lighting and filtration systems for commercial vehicles as well as LED lighting to the off-road industry.

Gamut Capital Management

Acquired Grede (Southfield, MI, US), a manufacturer and supplier of ductile iron castings for automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway equipment and industrial end-markets.

Genstar Capital

Invested in Truck-Lite (Falconer, NY, US), a provider of safety lighting and filtration systems for commercial vehicles as well as LED lighting to the off-road industry.

Building Materials

Accent Equity Partners

Acquired Lunawood (Lahti, FI), a supplier of thermally modified Nordic softwood, a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials.

Arborview Capital

Invested in Alpen (Boulder, CO, US), a designer and manufacturer of high efficiency windows, doors and commercial glass.

Novo Holdings A/S

Invested in bioMASON (Durham, NC, US), a biotechnology manufacturing company with a natural process that will revolutionize the building and construction industry, employing natural microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cement-based masonry building materials.

Metal-Related Manufacturing

Blue Point Capital Partners

Acquired Mattco Forge (Paramount, CA, US), a designer and manufacturer of quality engineered forged metal products primarily for the aerospace & defense industry.

MiddleGround Capital

Acquired Banner Industries (Carol Stream, IL, US), a contract manufacturer/distributor of centerless ground & turned and ground & polished bar products from metals.

UPG Enterprises

Acquired Metalex (Libertyville, IL, US), is a manufacturer of Perforated Products, Expanded Metal, Safety Grating, Perforated Tubes, Architectural Metals.

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