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Back to blog June 14, 2017 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Healthcare Business Services

Great Hill Partners

Acquired PartsSource (Aurora, OH), a provider of medical parts and supplies procurement solutions for hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician offices.

LLR Partners

Invested in Kemberton Healthcare Services (Brentwood, TN), a provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services, specializing in the management and collection of workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident claims and the resolution of complex insurance denials for hospitals and physician practice groups.

Warburg Pincus

Invested in Modernizing Medicine (Boca Raton, FL), a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) and other health technology solutions.

Industrial Manufacturing

Speyside Equity

Acquired Ashland Foundry & Machine Works, Inc. (Ashland, PA), a manufacturer of complex, highly engineered steel, chrome iron and high-alloy castings, ranging in size from 50 to 7,500 pounds, primarily for OEMs of pumps.

Speyside Equity

Acquired Avon Gear (Shelby Charter Township, MI), a designer and producer of large, complex, precision parts for heavy equipment industries.

Wincove Capital

Acquired Bluff Manufacturing (Fort Worth, TX), a provider of industrial equipment that enhances the safety and efficiency of loading docks and warehouses.

Software Development

Battery Ventures

Acquired Concurrent Real-Time (Pompano Beach, FL), a producer of software and systems for applications or simulations serving industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, energy and finance.

Francisco Partners

Acquired SmartBear (Somerville, MA), a provider of powerful, affordable and easy to use software development, testing, performance and post deployment monitoring tools that work well in small-company environments and easily scale for enterprise use.

Insight Venture Partners

Invests in QASymphony (Atlanta, GA), an agile software company that provides enterprise test case management and exploratory testing solutions for development and QA teams.