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Top 10 Industries for PE Platform Investments in 2020

We reviewed all private equity platform investments in 2020 and ranked them by industry. The following Top 10 industries represent nearly a third of all private equity platform deals in 2020:


  1. Software
  2. Healthcare
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Technology
  5. Industrial Products
  6. Business Services
  7. Food & Beverage
  8. Life Sciences
  9. Insurance
  10. Financial Services

Sample Private Equity Portfolio Companies Investments


WinWorker (Goch, Germany)

March 2020 – Battery Ventures acquired Sander + Partner GmbH (dba WinWorker).

WinWorker provides business management software and mobile tools for SME craftsmen companies.



AMT (Irvine, CA)

August 2020 – One Equity Partners acquired American Medical Technologies. The Silverfern Group partnered with One Equity Partners in the acquisition of American Medical Technologies.

American Medical Technologies (AMT) is an advanced wound care company that delivers comprehensive wound care, ostomy, urological, and tracheostomy programs to health care providers in the long-term care and post-acute environments.



Precinmac (South Paris, ME)

April 2020 – Pine Island Capital Partners and Bain Capital Credit acquired Precinmac Precision Machining from GenNx360 Capital Partners.

Precinmac Precision Machining is a diversified manufacturer of high-precision machined components and assemblies. The Company specializes in precision milling and turning, multi-axis machining, molding and grinding, close tolerance fabrication, and complex geometries.



Aquant (New York, NY)

January 2020 – Insight Partners invested in Aquant.

Aquant’s service intelligence platform transforms how organizations deliver service through artificial intelligence. The platform unlocks prescriptive and actionable insights from scattered data and free text and combines them with the collective experience and tribal knowledge of your most trusted experts. It empowers teams to use that intelligence to predict outcomes, optimize service team performance and solve problems to deliver exceptional customer experiences.


Industrial Products

Victory Air and Equipment (Victoria, TX)

April 2020 – ShoreView Industries invested in Victory Air and Equipment, LLC.

Victory Air and Equipment, LLC is a distributor of abrasives, paint, blasting equipment and accessories, and replacement parts used in surface preparation and industrial painting.


Business Services

ProPharma Group (Kansas City, KS)

October 2020 – Odyssey Investment Partners acquired ProPharma Group from Linden Capital Partners.

ProPharma Group is a provider of regulatory and compliance services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device customers.


Food & Beverage

Farnese Vini (Pescara, Italy)

March 2020 – Platinum Equity acquired Farnese Vini from NB Renaissance Partners.

Farnese Vini is a distributor of specialty label wines to customers internationally. The company acquires grapes from local farmers, oversees production and markets wines under specialty labels.


Life Sciences

X-Chem (Waltham, MA)

June 2020 – GHO Capital Partners acquired X-Chem, Inc. from an affiliate of The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman LLC.

X-Chem, Inc. is a provider of DNA-Encoded Library (DEL)-based discovery services.



Global Risk Partners (London, UK)

June 2020 – Searchlight Capital Partners invested and became the majority shareholder in Global Risk Partners.

Global Risk Partners is an independent insurance intermediary.


Financial Services

Wilshire Associates (Santa Monica, CA)

October 2020 – CC Capital and Motive Partners acquired Wilshire Associates.

Wilshire Associates is a global financial services firm, providing independent investment advice to investors.


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