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Private Equity Firms with Good Timing

In a previous data study titled “Smart, Contrarian Private Equity Firms”, I wrote about private equity firms with prescient timing during the last recession… those that exited at the peak, just before the last recession, and those PE firms that acquired new portfolio companies at the lower valuations of 2009-2010.

Today, we’ll look at private equity firms that exited portfolio companies in January and February (and a few in the first part of March) of 2020, just prior to the onslaught of the Coronavirus. Here are those firms:

7 PE Firms with Two Exits in 2020 (to date)

Carlyle Group exited Hermes (Lima, Peru) and On Location Experiences (New York, New York).

Hermes is a cash management company. Hermes provides cash in transit services, processing and custody of money, document management, mining services, messaging, collections and payments.

On Location Experiences is an experiential hospitality business with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment.


FSN Capital exited VITA (Oslo, Norway) and Fitness World (Valby, Denmark).

VITA is a beauty product specialty retailer in Norway.

Fitness World offering large, well-invested clubs and a broad array of group training classes at competitive prices.


Graycliff Partners exited NAL Group (Buffalo, New York) and 901D (Tallman, New York).

NAL Group is a provider of last-mile delivery, dispatch, simple and complex installation, warehousing and direct fulfillment services.

901D is a US provider of engineering, design, assembly and integration services for highly-engineered, ruggedized consoles and protective enclosure systems.


H.I.G. Capital exited SCUF Gaming (Suwanee, Georgia) and Centerfield (El Segundo, California).

SCUF Gaming is a designer, manufacturer, and e-commerce platform for sales of advanced feature, customized gaming controllers and accessories for use on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

Centerfield develops intelligent digital advertising technology focused on real time biddable media which enables targeting and acquisition of high performing, high life time value customers for its clients across numerous industries.


Summit Partners exited Trident University International (Cypress, Capifornia) and Sipartech (Paris, France).

Trident University International is a regionally accredited, online university. Its technology-enabled online learning model and solutions provide programs that lead to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Sipartech operates neutral dark fiber networks in the Paris metro area, Marseille and Lille. Through its own network, Sipartech provides high-capacity, low-latency connectivity to data centers, telecom operators and corporate clients.


Victoria Capital Partners exited Elemidia (Pinheiros, Brazil) and Prevaler (Brazil).

Elemidia is one of the leading media out of home companies in Brazil.

Prevaler is specialized in financial solutions for private post-secondary education in Brazil.


WindRose Health Investors exited Trust Healthcare Consulting Services (Springfield, Missouri) and Medical Knowledge Group (New York, New York).

Trust Healthcare Consulting Services is a provider of outsourced coding and health information management services. The Company partners with U.S. hospitals, physician groups, and healthcare systems to provide a complete offering of revenue cycle management services.

Medical Knowledge Group is an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel healthcare marketing and communications provider servicing the biopharmaceutical industry.


80 PE Firms with One Exit in 2020 (to date)

  • ABS Capital Partners
  • Accent Equity Partners
  • Advent International
  • AEA Investors
  • Afinum
  • Altus Capital Partners
  • Artemis Capital Partners
  • Battery Ventures
  • Behrman Capital
  • Blue Point Capital Partners
  • Blue Sea Capital
  • Bruin Sports Capital
  • C5 Capital
  • Capvis
  • Caymus Equity Partners
  • Century Park Capital Partners
  • Clairvest Group
  • Clarity Partners
  • CoBe Capital
  • CVF Capital Partners
  • ECI Partners
  • Edgewater Capital Partners
  • Ellis Company, The
  • Enhanced Healthcare Partners
  • EQT Partners
  • Expedition Capital Partners
  • Five Points Capital
  • Foresight Group
  • Frontenac Company
  • GenNx360 Capital Partners
  • Genstar Capital
  • Grey Mountain Partners
  • Gridiron Capital
  • GTCR
  • Hastings Equity Partners
  • IK Investment Partners
  • Insight Equity
  • J.H. Whitney & Co.
  • Jordan Company, The
  • Kelso & Company
  • Kirk Kapital
  • LFM Capital
  • Liberty Hall Capital Partners
  • Lindsay Goldberg
  • Littlejohn Capital
  • Lovell Minnick Partners
  • Marlin Equity Partners
  • Maven Capital Partners
  • McCarthy Capital
  • Mentha Capital
  • NexPhase Capital
  • Nordic Capital
  • Olympus Partners
  • One Equity Partners
  • Onex Partners
  • OrbiMed Advisors
  • ORIX
  • Palladium Equity Partners
  • Parallel49 Equity
  • Polaris Partners
  • Primus Capital
  • Prospect Partners
  • Qualium Investissement
  • Quantum Energy Partners
  • The Raine Group
  • RedBird Capital Partners
  • Serent Capital
  • Sherpa Capital
  • Spell Capital Partners
  • Stone-Goff Partners
  • Stonehaven Capital
  • Succession Fund – Argosy Partners
  • Swander Pace Capital
  • Terra Firma Capital Partners
  • Turn/River Capital
  • TZP Group
  • Valedo
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • YFM Equity Partners


View the private equity firms from our 2008-2009 data study.