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Back to blog November 20, 2017 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Investment Trends

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

Financial Services Software

Francisco Partners

Invested in Dynamo Software (Watertown, MA, US), a provider of premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry.

Genstar Capital

Acquired Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (Rockville, MD, US), a provider of critical, end-to-end workflow software solutions with embedded content for governance and risk management linking the asset owner, asset manager and corporate ecosystems.

Mainsail Partners

Invested in GTreasury (Lake Zurich, IL, US), a provider of management software that illuminates a treasury’s liquidity by centralizing all incoming and outgoing banking activities, along with tracking all financial instrument activities.

Marketing Services

ESW Capital

Acquired Infer, Inc. (Austin, TX, US), a provider of predictive sales and marketing solutions.

Equistone Partners Europe

Invested in Inspired Thinking Group (Birmingham, UK), a technology-led provider of outsourced multichannel marketing services.

Norwest Venture Partners

Invested in Bluecore (New York, NY, US), an automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands.

Sports-Related Products

Cardinal Equity Partners and Centerfield Capital Partners

Invested in Wild Sports (Westfield, IN, US), a manufacturer and provider of licensed and branded tailgating, homegating and outdoor games.

KLH Capital

Invested in Victory Tailgate (Orlando, FL, US), a manufacturer and direct-to-consumer retailer of customized tailgating and backyard games and accessories.

KPS Capital Partners

Acquired TaylorMade Golf (Carlsbad, CA, US), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment.

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