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Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Pet Food

Dane Creek Capital Corp.

Acquired Mountain Dog Enterprises (Edmonton, Alberta, CA), a manufacturer of frozen raw pet food.

Rutland Partners

Acquired Armitage Pet Care (Nottingham, UK), a manufacturer and supplier of premium branded pet treats and accessories.

TA Associates

Invested in PetPeople (Worthington, OH, US), a retailer of natural and high-quality pet food and supplies.

Payment Processing

Francisco Partners

Invested in Network Merchants (Roselle, IL), a provider of payment gateways to the e-commerce industry.

Providence Equity Partners

Invested in Pineapple Payments (Pittsburgh , PA), a full-service provider of omni-channel payment processing technology solutions.

Waud Capital Partners

Invested in Anovia Payments (Irving, TX), a comprehensive suite of payment processing and merchant relationship management solutions including financial reporting and tracking capabilities.


NVM Private Equity

Invested in Volo Commerce (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK), a SaaS based ERP platform that supports online merchants and brands selling through market places such as Amazon and eBay.

Sageview Capital

Invested in CallRail (Atlanta, GA), a provider of call tracking and analytics software, enabling businesses of all sizes to measure the effectiveness of their marketing spend and to execute data-driven marketing strategies.

Vista Equity Partners

Acquired Applause (Framingham, MA), a provider of customer-driven digital testing and user feedback software for digital experiences (DX) across Web, mobile, and IoT.

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