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Private Equity – August 2019 Investment Trends

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

Artificial Intelligence

Francisco Partners

Invested in Lucidworks (San Francisco, CA, US), a builder of AI-powered search solutions.

O3 Industries

Acquired Peer39 (New York, NY, US), a provider of AI-powered contextual targeting and fraud protection technology for digital advertising.


Invested in AU10TIX (Nicosia, CR), a global cloud-based, machine learning, ID verification and authentication platform.

ERP Software

EQT Partners

Acquired Acumatica (Bellevue, WA, US), a software as a service (SaaS) company providing customers with true cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.

Genstar Capital

Invested in insightsoftware (Raleigh, NC, US), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise performance management (EPM) reporting software.

Serent Capital

Invested in Davisware (West Dundee, IL, US), a provider of ERP software for field services businesses.

Metal Components

GreyLion Capital

Acquired Alloy Die Casting Corporation (Buena Park, CA. US), a provider of value-added manufacturing and supply-chain solutions for highly-engineered metal components serving the aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, and industrial markets.

Staple Street Capital & Thompson Capital Partners

Acquired Precise Metal Products (Phoenix, AZ, US), a manufacturer of mission-critical metal assemblies for aerospace and defense end markets.

Tinicum Incorporated

Acquired PRV Metals (Irwindale, CA, US), a provider of specialty forged titanium and high-performance steel products to the aerospace, defense, medical, energy and industrial sectors.


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