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Back to blog July 24, 2018 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – Industry Trends

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

Electrical Products & Services

Cerberus Capital Management

Acquired Electrical Components International (St. Louis, MO, US), a global manufacturer and marketer of wire harnesses and a provider of value-added assembly services.

Gryphon Investors

Invested in Shermco Industries (Irving, TX, US), a provider of testing, maintenance, and repair services for electrical infrastructure including substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, and generators.

Trilantic Capital Partners

Acquired Sunbelt Transformer (Temple, TX, US), a provider of new and re-manufactured electrical power and distribution equipment, including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, and related repair and field services.

Financial Technology

General Atlantic

Invested in SigFig (San Francisco, CA, US), a financial technology company powering the future of banking for banks, advisors, and consumers.

Insight Venture Partners

Invested in SimpleNexus (Lehi, UT, US), a digital mortgage solution provider, enabling lenders to originate and process loans from anywhere.


Invested in Munnypot (Crawley, UK), an automated online investment platform.

Sportswear & Gear

Audax Private Equity

Acquired Revolution Dancewear (Niles, IL, US), a supplier of dance recital costumes, competition costumes, footwear, and dancewear.

Eurazeo PME

Acquired 2RH Group (Marseille, FR), a designer and manufacturer of protective motorcycle and winter sports equipment.

Sentinel Capital Partners

Acquired GSM Outdoors (Grand Prairie, TX, US), a provider of technologically-advanced, branded accessories for the hunting, sport shooting, and outdoor enthusiast markets.

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