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Private Equity – March 2019 Industry Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for March 2019 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Educational Technology

Madison Dearborn Partners

Invested in Lightspeed Systems (Austin, TX, US), an education technology solutions provider.

Technology Crossover Ventures

Invested in Newsela (New York, NY, US), an edtech company, customizing news, speeches and reviews for children of different reading abilities.

Weld North

Acquired Glynlyon (Chandler, AZ, US), a digital curriculum company serving students in the institutional and consumer education markets across its two brands: Odysseyware and AOP.

IT Security

ABS Capital Partners

Invested in Deepwatch (Saint Petersburg, FL, US), a provider of intelligence-driven managed security services to minimize, detect, and rapidly respond to perpetually evolving cyber attacks and threats against organizations.

DFW Capital Partners

Invested in Sev1Tech (Woodbridge, VA, US), a provider of information technology, cybersecurity, cloud, and program management support services to the federal government.

Insight Venture Partners

Invested in Aqua Security (Burlington, MA, US), an enterprise security company for cloud native, container-based and serverless applications from development to production. Aqua bridges the gap between DevOps and security, promoting business agility and accelerating digital transformation.

Payment Processing

The Beekman Group

Invested in Convenient Payments (Draper, UT, US) a provider of integrated payment solutions, with a focus on convenience fees, service fees, and other solutions that offset or eliminate the cost of payment processing for merchants.

Great Hill Partners

Invested in MineralTree (Cambridge, MA, US), a provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions for middle market businesses.

One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V)
Invested in Pay At Holdings Proprietary Limited (Pay@) (Stellenbosch, ZA), a payments aggregator that enabling its customers to make account payments at major retailers and other Pay@ payment networks using non-traditional (QR-codes, mobile phones) and traditional payment tenders (cash, credit- and debit cards and EFT).


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