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June 09, 2020 1 Comment Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Firms Investing in Battery Companies

Private equity firms currently hold more than 40 portfolio companies in the battery industry. These investments range from…

…Battery Manufacturers:

Lionano (Woburn, MA) manufactures proprietary cathode materials that improve energy density, cost, durability and safety of lithium ion batteries. The company’s other division develops solid state batteries.

September 2018 – Lionano completed a $22 million Series B financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners, Helios Capital Ventures and NXT Ventures.


EaglePicher Technologies (St. Louis, MO) develops specialized batteries and advanced power management systems for defense, aerospace and medical applications.

March 2018 – Vectra Co., a portfolio company owned by certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), completed the sale of its EaglePicher Technologies business to affiliates of GTCR LLC.


…to Battery Distributors:

June 01, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Aged Private Equity Portfolio Companies – June 2020

The median holding period for private equity portfolio companies is currently 4.8 years, as reported in our recently updated portfolio company holding periods study.

Given this, it is reasonable to assume that portfolio companies held five years or longer might be good candidates/prospects for an exit.

Our M&A Research Database currently shows 218 portfolio companies that will reach the 5-year holding period milestone in the month of June, 2020. A few sample companies are presented below.

April 09, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Infectious Disease-Related Companies

With the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are suffering economic consequences beyond their control. However, certain industries might experience an increase in demand. Of particular interest, are companies specializing in infectious diseases.

Using data pulled from the PrivateEquityInfo M&A Research Database, I have listed private equity investments in companies working specifically within the area of infectious diseases.