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Private Equity – Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for January 2017 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Marketing Services

BV Investment Partners
Invested in C-4 Analytics (Saugus, MA, US), a technology enabled digital marketing services and analytics business.

Carlyle Group
Acquired Claritas (Ithaca, NY, US), a provider of consumer segmentation analysis with a comprehensive view into consumer behavior patterns through proprietary segmentation analysis.

Platinum Equity
Acquired Cox Target Media (Saint Petersburg, FL, US), a direct marketing service provider, reaching consumers primarily through Valpak “Blue Envelope” household mailers, as well as, an online provider of digital coupons and promotional codes.

Medical Products

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Invested in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare (Port Washington, NY, US), a manufacturer of mobility products, sleep and respiratory products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices.

J.H. Whitney & Co.
Invested in 3B Scientific (Tucker, GA, US), a manufacturer and marketer of anatomical and biological teaching aids for science, healthcare and patient education.

Shore Capital Partners
Made a growth investment in Argentum Medical (Geneva, IL, US), a manufacturer of innovative wound care products across a wide number of clinical applications, including the Silverlon brand, its proprietary range of silver-based antimicrobial products.

Organic or Natural Food

San Francisco Equity Partners
Acquired a majority stake in Red Monkey Foods (Springfield, MO, US), a provider of premium organic spices, seasonings and other natural dry food products.

Sunrise Strategic Partners
Invested in Pure Growth Organic (New York, NY, US), a maker and distributor of healthy, organic snack foods.

Winona Capital Management
Made a growth investment in Incredible Foods (Boston, MA, US), a manufacturer of allergen-free foods made of natural ingredients. These all-natural snacks are free from the Big 8 food allergens (dairy, wheat / gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs and soy) and contain no artificial flavoring, GMOs, colors or preservatives.