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Back to blog October 04, 2016 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for September 2016 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Automotive

Nautic Partners
Acquired a majority stake in Vantage Mobility Holdings (Phoenix, AZ, US), a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Lineage Capital
Recapitalized PerTronix (San Dimas, CA, US), a supplier of branded performance parts primarily to the automotive aftermarket. The Company offers performance ignition and exhaust products with a variety of applications across classic and late-model automobiles.

Charme Capital Partners
Acquired JD Classics (London, UK), a premium Classic Car business that provides restoration, sales and related lifestyle and racing services.

Software

TA Associates
Invested in Radixx International, Inc. (Orlando, FL, US), a provider of cloud-based SaaS travel distribution and passenger service system software for airline reservations, distribution and merchandising.

Vista Equity Partners
Acquired a majority stake in Granicus (Denver, CO, US), a provider of cloud-based software solutions to improve government efficiency and transparency.

American Industrial Partners
Acquired Gerber Technology (Tolland, CT, US), a provider of integrated software, automation and vision systems for the apparel, graphics, packaging and other industrial markets.

Infrastructure Services

Resource Capital Funds
Acquired Ausenco (Brisbane, AT), a provider of engineering design, project management, process controls and operations solutions to the minerals & metals, power, environment & sustainability, oil & gas, process infrastructure and program management sectors.

First Reserve
Acquired Applied-Cleveland Holdings, Inc. (Cleveland, OK, US), a provider of inspection and integrity management services for energy infrastructure assets in North America.

Bregal Freshstream
Acquired a majority stake in Verwater (Hoogvliet, RT, NL), a one-stop shop for storage tanks and related infrastructure, providing a range of services including oil tank maintenance, construction and repair as well electrical & instrumentation and engineering & automation services via its Verwater Industrial Services business.