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Back to blog September 15, 2017 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Industrial Manufacturing

HBM Holdings

Acquired Schafer Industries (South Bend, IN), a producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, as well as transaxles, brake assemblies and other components for off-road vehicles.

May River Capital

Acquired BJM Pumps (Old Saybrook, CT), a provider of submersible pumps for demanding applications in industrial and municipal/wastewater environments.

Watermill Group

Acquired Cooper & Turner (Sheffield, England), a manufacturer and distributor of high-strength industrial fasteners including large diameter anchors, studs, bolts, and nuts.

Medical Devices


Invested in Cirtec Medical (Brooklyn Park, MN), a provider of outsourced medical device design, engineering and manufacturing.

Excellere Partners

Invested in Biocare Medical (Pacheco, CA), a provider of immunohistochemistry (IHC) instrumentation, as well as a full range of reagents for IHC and molecular testing.

Resilience Capital Partners

Formed Innovatus Imaging Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA), a combination of three medical device service and manufacturing units.

Product Management Software

JMI Equity

Invested in Arena Solutions (Foster City, CA), a provider of cloud-based product lifecycle management and product development software.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

Invested in rfXcel (San Ramon, CA), a product serialization, traceability, and compliance software.

New Mountain Capital

Acquired Sparta Systems (Hamilton, NJ), a provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software.