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Back to blog June 19, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

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


Primary Capital

Acquired ICS Learn (Glasgow, Scotland, UK), an online professional education platform offering learners flexible courses, accredited by industry-leading awarding bodies in human resources, accounting and fitness.

Sumeru Equity Partners

Invested in GoGuardian (El Segundo, CA, US), an education technology SaaS provider that powers K-12 personalized learning and enhances student safety.

Summit Partners

Acquired Teaching Strategies (Bethesda, MD, US), a provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.

Industrial Manufacturing

Aterian Investment Partners

Acquired Vander-Bend Manufacturing (San Jose, CA, US), a developer, manufacturer, and assembler of precision products sold into medical technology, data center infrastructure, semiconductor capital equipment, and other end market applications.

Source Capital

Acquired M&M Refrigeration (Jamesburg, NJ, US), a designer, builder, manufacturer of industrial refrigeration equipment and control systems.

Trive Capital

Acquired the assets of SSW Holding Company (Fort Smith, AR, US), an engineered products manufacturer for the appliance, HVAC and other industrial segments.

Payment Solutions

Marlin Equity Partners

Acquired FrontStream (Cambridge, MA, US), a provider of software and payment processing solutions for non-profit fundraising and corporate giving.

W Capital Partners

Invested in Billtrust (Jamesburg, NJ, US), a provider of paper and electronic billing / payment solutions.

WestView Capital Partners

Invested in Cognito Forms (Columbia, SC, US), an online form builder and data / payment collection platform.


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