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August 03, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investing in SaaS Companies

Private equity platform investments in Software-as-a-Service companies increased significantly in 2020YTD as a percentage of all PE deals. Many SaaS companies have been less negatively impacted by the economic impacts of the coronavirus compared to other industries, both in terms of continued demand for their product or service as well as the agility to continuing operations, working from home. In many cases, SaaS companies have benefitted by the sudden change in industry dynamics.

June 09, 2020 1 Comment Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Firms Investing in Battery Companies

Private equity firms currently hold more than 40 portfolio companies in the battery industry. These investments range from…

…Battery Manufacturers:

Lionano (Woburn, MA) manufactures proprietary cathode materials that improve energy density, cost, durability and safety of lithium ion batteries. The company’s other division develops solid state batteries.

September 2018 – Lionano completed a $22 million Series B financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners, Helios Capital Ventures and NXT Ventures.

 

EaglePicher Technologies (St. Louis, MO) develops specialized batteries and advanced power management systems for defense, aerospace and medical applications.

March 2018 – Vectra Co., a portfolio company owned by certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), completed the sale of its EaglePicher Technologies business to affiliates of GTCR LLC.

 

…to Battery Distributors: