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Back to blog March 09, 2017 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Automotive Components

Industrial Opportunity Partners
Acquired GT Technologies (Westland, MI, US), an international supplier of custom-engineered gasoline and diesel engine valvetrain actuation components and assemblies.

Kinderhook Industries
Acquired Racing Winning Brands (Mentor, OH, US), a manufacturer of performance and racing pistons and related engine components.

Sterling Group
Acquired Time Manufacturing Company (Waco, TX, US), a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of vehicle-mounted aerial lifts.

Management Software

Diversis Capital
Acquired ServicePower (McLean, VA, US), a provider of mobile workforce management software.

Pamlico Capital
Invested in Veson Nautical (Boston, MA, US), a company that develops and delivers advanced, user-friendly, commercial maritime management and trading software solutions.

Vista Equity Partners
Acquired SunGard Public Sector (Lake Mary, FL, US), a provider of enterprise management software to local governments, municipalities, and public safety agencies.

Oil & Gas Services

Pelican Energy Partners
Invested in Quinn Artificial Lift Services (Red Deer, Alberta, CA), a manufacturer of high quality downhole rod pumps and components and also provides specialized aftermarket repair services.

SCF Partners
Invested in BCCK Holding Company (Midland, TX, US), a provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, focusing on midstream oil and natural gas processing applications.

Trive Capital
Recapitalized Circle 8 (Boston, MA, US), a provider of operated and maintained crane lifting and pumping services.