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Back to blog December 09, 2016 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Industrial Manufacturing

Ardenton Capital
Invested in OES Inc. (London, Ontario, CA), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary control systems, electronic products, scoreboards and quality assurance devices.

Aterian Investment Partners
Acquired Stewart Tubular Products (Houston, TX, US), a manufacturer of critical, quick-turn premium tubular accessories and threaded applications for downhole oil and gas completion activities.

Platte River Equity
Invested in In-Place Machining (Milwaukee, WI, US), a designer and developer of specialized machine tool systems and a provider of precision field machining.

Managed Security Services

Abry Partners
Invested in Nuspire Networks (Commerce, MI, US), a global provider of managed security services delivering threat detection and remediation through a skilled team of experts, advanced R&D, and proprietary solutions that merge big data and deep human analytics.

Insight Venture Partners
Invested in Prevalent (Warren, NJ, US) a third-party risk management and cyber threat intelligence, helping global organizations manage and monitor the security threats and risks associated with third and fourth-party vendors.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
Invested in Proficio (Carlsbad, CA, US), a managed security service provider.


Ardenton Capital
Invested in Combat Networks (Ottawa, Ontario, CA), a provider of voice, data and video communications solutions to Government, Health Care, Education, and Fortune 500 companies across Canada.

Foresight Group
Invested in Simulity (Bangor, Wales, UK) a specialist technology business, powering the future of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IOT), through its embedded communications software for SIM, eSIM and next generation connected products.

Audax Private Equity
Invested in Mobileum (Santa Clara, CA, US), a provider of mobile telecom roaming and analytics software.