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July 26, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – June 2022 Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for June 2022 were Software, Technology, and Packaging.

Sample transactions for each category are highlighted below.

Software

LightYear Capital invested in vehlo (Knoxville, TN, US), a provider of software and financial solutions for the automotive repair industry.

Align Capital Partners invested in Schneider Geospatial (Indianapolis, IN, US), a SaaS provider of public access land management software and support services.

Insight Partners invested in Evinced (Palo Alto, CA, US), a software company powering accessible web and mobile development.

Technology

Insight Partners invested in Idoven (Madrid, Spain), a health technology company advancing early detection and precision medicine for cardiovascular diseases.

Pappas Capital invested in NuProbe (Houston, TX, US), a genomics and molecular diagnostics company with revolutionary molecular diagnostic technologies to improve the sensitivity of sequencing mutations and copy number variations by over 10-fold.

Brighton Park Capital invested in Coralogix (Tel Aviv, Israel), an in-stream observability platform, using proprietary Streama technology to provide modern engineering teams with real-time insights and trend analysis for their data with no reliance on storage or indexing.

Packaging

Next Wave Partners and Ara Partners invested in Petainer (London, UK), a provider of sustainable PET packaging solutions.

Red Arts Capital invested in Coregistics (Acworth, GA, US), a provider of packing-centric supply chain solutions, including package and process design, materials sourcing and procurement, contract packaging, and distribution (3PL Services).

Private Equity Transactions

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July 19, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Mental Health Companies

Private equity investments in the Mental Health space have increased significantly in the wake of COVID.

The chart below, from our Private Equity Database, shows varied PE appetite for mental health companies over time, but spiking in recent years.

PE Firms Investing in Mental Health Companies

Most Active

Five PE Firms with at least two current platform Mental Health investments:

  1. Pharos Capital Group (Dallas, TX, US)
  2. Shore Capital Partners (Chicago, IL, US)
  3. WindRose Health Investors (New York, NY, US)
  4. KKR & Co. (New York, NY, US)
  5. Polaris Partners (Boston, MA, US)

Sample Private Equity Investments in Mental Health Space

May 2022DFJ Growth invested in Osmind (San Francisco, CA, US), a public benefit corporation helping clinicians and researchers advance new life-saving mental health treatments.

May 2022Princeton Equity Group invested in Ellie Mental Health (Mendota Heights, MN, US), an operator and franchisor of outpatient mental health clinics.

March 2022KKR & Co. invested in Brightline (Palo Alto, CA, US), a national provider of virtual pediatric mental health services.

January 2022New Heritage Capital invested in AMFM Healthcare (San Juan Capistrano, CA, US), a mental health services company providing specialized treatment for mood & thought disorders.

December 2021Spectrum Equity invested in PresenceLearning (New York, NY, US), a provider of teletherapy and software for special education and mental health providers in K-12 schools.

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July 06, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Why Inflation Feels Higher Than Reported

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May 2022 showed 8.6% inflation over May 2021. But when we go shopping, buy groceries, and fill up the gas tank, it feels like more than the reported value… because it is.

I recently posted an analysis on the underlying CPI data on my personal blog. Someone suggested the PrivateEquityInfo.com audience would also appreciate the content and insights. Consequently, here’s a link to my CPI analysis from my personal blog…

WHY INFLATION FEELS LIKE IT’S MORE THAN REPORTED

June 30, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Battery Companies

Private equity firms have shown an increased interest in battery companies over the past decade, with the exception of 2020, an anomaly year for all investments. Consistent with this trend, 2022 is on pace for a record year for PE firms investing in battery companies.

Our M&A Research Database shows 321 historical platform investments in battery companies, including:

  • 122 platform acquisitions since 2012 (see graph below)
  • 24 platform acquisitions in 2021 alone.
pe firms investing in battery companies