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Back to blog April 13, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for March 2018 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Entertainment

MPK Equity Partners

Invested in Urban Air (Grapevine, TX, US), an operator and franchiser of active family entertainment centers with indoor adventure parks.

Silver Lake Partners

Invested in Oak View Group (Los Angeles, CA, US), an entertainment and sports facilities company.

ZMC

Invested in Dynasty Sports & Entertainment (Boca Raton, FL, US), a provider of ticket pricing, yield optimization and analytics services for professional sports teams and other live event rights holders.

Fire Protection

Pacific Growth Investors

Invested in Conquest Firespray (Warren, MI, US), a manufacturer of fire-rated architectural and engineered duct systems.

SK Capital Partners

Acquired Perimeter Solutions (St. Louis, MO, US), a formulator and manufacturer of fire management chemicals.

YFM Equity Partners

Invested in Checkmate Fire (Elland, YSW, UK), a passive fire protection company, providing fully compliant services including survey, design, specification and installation of solutions for fire stopping/air sealing, compartmentation, fire boarding and structural steel protection.

Training Solutions

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Invested in Poka (Quebec, QC, CA), a training and knowledge platform for manufacturers.

Frontenac Company

Acquired TPC Training (Buffalo Grove, IL, US), a provider of in-person and online technical, maintenance, and continuing education industrial skills training.

Leeds Equity Partners

Acquired Keir Educational Resources (Middletown, OH, US), a provider of training solutions for financial services professionals seeking to prepare for various financial and insurance certification exams, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and several property and casualty examinations.

 

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