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Back to blog May 14, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

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

Automotive Products

Clearlake Capital Group

Acquired Wheel Pros (Denver, CO, US), a designer, marketer, and distributor of branded automotive aftermarket wheels, performance tires, and accessories.

Gamut Capital Management

Invested in International Automotive Components Group S.A. (Luxembourg, LU), a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including instrument panels, console systems, door panels, headliners and overhead systems.

Stellex Capital Management

Acquired Fenix Parts (Westchester, IL, US), a recycler and reseller of OEM automotive products.

Compliance Services


Invested in HelpSystems (Eden Prairie, MN, US), a provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions.

Silversmith Capital Partners

Invested in Validity (Boston, MA, US), a global provider of a data integrity and compliance offerings.

Technology Crossover Ventures & Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Invested in Avetta (Irvine, CA, US), a provider of cloud-based contractor risk management and compliance software.

Food Processing

Arable Capital Partners

Acquired Fresh Innovations (Oxnard, CA, US), a processor of fresh sliced apples and other packaged fruits.

Gauge Capital

Recapitalized American Nuts (Sylmar, CA, US), a value-added supplier and processor of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.

Main Street Capital Corporation

Acquired California Splendor (San Diego, CA, US), a processor of a variety of organic and conventional fruits for blue-chip customers in both the consumer packaged goods and foodservice sectors.


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