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Back to blog January 17, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

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

Energy Services

Clearlake Capital Group

Recapitalized Knight Oil Tools (Lafayette, LA), an oilfield rental tool and services company for drilling, completion and well control activities company.

Kelso & Company

Invested in Zenith Energy (Houston, TX), an early-stage midstream company focused primarily on international liquids and bulk storage terminals with an emphasis on the Atlantic Basin.

Rock Hill Capital

Invested in Ace Gathering Holdings (Katy, TX), a provider of crude oil marketing, gathering, and reclamation services.

Food & Beverage

AUA Private Equity Partners

Invested in Water Lilies (Astoria, NY), a manufacturer of frozen Asian appetizers and entrees.

Vestar Capital Partner

Acquired Nonni’s (Tulsa, OK), a manufacturer of premium artisan cookies and baked goods specializing in biscotti.

Wind Point Partners

Acquired Pacifica and Stir (Corona, CA), custom manufacturers of soups, sauces, dressings, fresh salsas, and muffin batters for both retail and food service customers.

Information Technology

Abry Partners

Recapitalized NexusTek (Greenwood Village, CO), a provider of managed cloud, security, business continuity and helpdesk solutions as well as hardware / software procurement and implementation services.

Agilitas Private Equity

Acquired Danoffice (Svendborg, Denmark), a global value added reseller of Information Technology & Information Systems providing IT hardware, services and solutions to international organizations working across borders, including developing and emerging markets.

Rubicon Technology Partners

Invested in AppNeta (Boston, MA), a provider of proactive application and network monitoring solutions built for distributed, cloud-connected, digital enterprises.


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