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Back to blog July 26, 2016 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors in recent weeks are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Pharma Outsourced Services

GHO Capital Partners
Acquired Caprion Biosciences (Montréal, Québec, CA), a provider of proteomics and immune monitoring services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

GHO Capital Partners & Ardian
Acquired Envision Pharma Group (Philadelphia, PA, US), a scientific communications and technology company.

Persistence Capital Partners
Invested in AlliancePharma (Thetford-Mines, Québec, CA), a solution and service provider to the pharmaceutical market.

Food & Beverage

NexPhase Capital
Acquired Zing Zang, LLC (Glenview, IL, US) a nationally-distributed, independent marketer of non-alcoholic cocktail mixes under the Zing Zang™ brand, with particular focus on bloody mary mixes.

Arlon Capital Partners
Acquired Idaho Pacific Holdings, Inc. (Ririe, ID, US), a producer of dehydrated potato products for the foodservice, industrial, bakery and export channels.

Standard Chartered Private Equity
Invested in Phoon Huat Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, SG), a home-grown wholesaler and retailer of branded food ingredients with a focus on baking-related products.

Healthcare Technology Solutions

Blue Heron Capital
Invested in Avizia (Reston, VA, US), an end-to-end telehealth platform that combines video devices with software solutions to streamline care coordination, provider collaboration, and patient engagement.

Invested in ESO Solutions, Inc. (Austin, TX, US), is a provider of solutions that empower emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals to improve community health through the power of data. Key products include ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, a healthcare interoperability platform, ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE), and specialty software products for fire departments, ambulance billing operations, and other important markets.

Snow Phipps
Acquired Winchester Electronics (Norwalk, CT, US), a provider of custom engineered interconnect solutions for high reliability applications in the military/aerospace, medical, semiconductor, data infrastructure, test & measurement, oil and gas, and other diversified end markets.

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