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Private Equity – August 2022 Investment Trends

While the most prolific PE investment sectors for August 2022 were Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Software, we wanted to highlight some more specialized sectors this month as well.

The trending (more specialized) private equity investment sectors for August 2022 were Advisory Platforms, Pharma-Contract Research, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Fintech.

Sample transactions for each category are highlighted below.

Advisory Platforms

Kelso & Company invested in WilliamsMarston (Boston, MA, US), an accounting advisory and management consulting firm. Core services include technical accounting, interim management, and finance effectiveness.

WestView Capital Partners invested in Purple Strategies (Alexandria, VA, US), a provider of reputation strategy and strategic communications advisory services to Fortune 500 companies.

PAI Partners invested in HKA (London, UK), a global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services. HKA provides end-to-end advisory services at every level – from project to enterprise – and across the entire infrastructure lifecycle, from strategic planning, development, and delivery to claims and disputes.

Pharma – Contract Research

Edgewater Capital Partners invested in GL CHEMTEC INTERNATIONAL (Oakville, Ontario, Canada), a discovery-phase contract research company, delivering custom solutions and technologies to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials science sectors.

Summit Partners invested in LumaBridge (San Antonio, TX, US), a specialty clinical research organization (CRO) focused on creating innovative clinical trial solutions for biopharma companies.

SFW Capital Partners invested in Sannova Analytical (Somerset, NJ, US), a contract research organization (CRO) that provides bioAnalytical and Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) testing services to the life sciences industry.

Artificial Intelligence

Thoma Bravo invested in Aisera (Palo Alto, CA, US), a provider of an AI-driven service experience solution that automates operations and support for IT, sales, and customer service.

Insight Partners invested in Afresh (San Francisco, CA, US). an AI-powered solutions optimize critical functions in fresh food, including ordering, inventory, merchandising, and operations.

Insight Partners invested in Expedock (San Francisco, CA, US), an AI-powered automation software for the international freight supply chain that transforms paper documents into data, quickly classify them, and bring them into existing freight forwarder tools.

Data Analytics

Permira invested in Reorg (New York, NY, US), a global provider of data, analytics, and intelligence for the credit markets.

Recognize invested in Blend360 (Columbia, MD, US), a global provider of data, analytics, and talent solutions.


FTV Capital invested in Solid (San Mateo, CA, US), a fintech-as-a-service (financial technology) platform that offers a modern infrastructure for any company to launch and scale fintech products.

TPG invested in EarlySalary (Pune, India), a consumer lending financial technology company.

Private Equity Transactions

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