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Back to blog January 28, 2019 No Comments Author: Kendra Jalbert

Private Equity – December 2018 Investment Trends

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


American Industrial Partners

Acquired AHF Products (Lancaster, PA, US), a manufacturer of solid and engineered hardwood flooring products under the brand names Armstrong, Bruce, Capella, Homerwood, Robbins and T. Morton.

Aterian Investment Partners

Acquired Xpress Global Systems (Chattanooga, TN, US), a non-captive provider of rolled floor coverings including, carpet, area rugs, turf as well as hard surface floor coverings.

Sterling Group

Acquired Artisan Design Group (Southlake, TX, US), a dealer of flooring products and services, providing design, procurement, installation and quality control of flooring and complimentary products for homebuilders.

Healthcare Software

Clearlake Capital Group

Acquired symplr (Houston, TX, US), a healthcare governance, risk and compliance software-as-a-service platform.

Elaia Partners

Invested in Sancare (Paris, FR), an artificial intelligence software for healthcare facilities.

TA Associates

Invested in Netsmart Technologies (Overland Park, KS, US) a healthcare software company delivering electronic medical records and integrated care technology to the health and human services (HHS) and post-acute end markets.

Talent Management

Lakewood Capital & L2 Capital Partners

Acquired Orion Talent and Orion Novotus (Cary, NC, US) a human capital management platform offering an end-to-end talent acquisition and recruitment process solution.

PeakEquity Partners

Invested in CareerArc (Burbank, CA, US), an HR technology company helping business leaders recruit and transition the modern workforce.

Strattam Capital

Invested in Acendre (Arlington, VA, US) a cloud-based talent management software for regulated industry verticals. Acendre helps organizations recruit, onboard, measure, engage and develop their people to improve workforce performance.

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