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July 19, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Mental Health Companies

Private equity investments in the Mental Health space have increased significantly in the wake of COVID.

The chart below, from our Private Equity Database, shows varied PE appetite for mental health companies over time, but spiking in recent years.

PE Firms Investing in Mental Health Companies

Most Active

Five PE Firms with at least two current platform Mental Health investments:

  1. Pharos Capital Group (Dallas, TX, US)
  2. Shore Capital Partners (Chicago, IL, US)
  3. WindRose Health Investors (New York, NY, US)
  4. KKR & Co. (New York, NY, US)
  5. Polaris Partners (Boston, MA, US)

Sample Private Equity Investments in Mental Health Space

May 2022DFJ Growth invested in Osmind (San Francisco, CA, US), a public benefit corporation helping clinicians and researchers advance new life-saving mental health treatments.

May 2022Princeton Equity Group invested in Ellie Mental Health (Mendota Heights, MN, US), an operator and franchisor of outpatient mental health clinics.

March 2022KKR & Co. invested in Brightline (Palo Alto, CA, US), a national provider of virtual pediatric mental health services.

January 2022New Heritage Capital invested in AMFM Healthcare (San Juan Capistrano, CA, US), a mental health services company providing specialized treatment for mood & thought disorders.

December 2021Spectrum Equity invested in PresenceLearning (New York, NY, US), a provider of teletherapy and software for special education and mental health providers in K-12 schools.

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July 06, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Why Inflation Feels Higher Than Reported

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for May 2022 showed 8.6% inflation over May 2021. But when we go shopping, buy groceries, and fill up the gas tank, it feels like more than the reported value… because it is.

I recently posted an analysis on the underlying CPI data on my personal blog. Someone suggested the audience would also appreciate the content and insights. Consequently, here’s a link to my CPI analysis from my personal blog…


June 30, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Battery Companies

Private equity firms have shown an increased interest in battery companies over the past decade, with the exception of 2020, an anomaly year for all investments. Consistent with this trend, 2022 is on pace for a record year for PE firms investing in battery companies.

Our M&A Research Database shows 321 historical platform investments in battery companies, including:

  • 122 platform acquisitions since 2012 (see graph below)
  • 24 platform acquisitions in 2021 alone.
pe firms investing in battery companies
May 12, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in HVAC Companies

Private equity acquisitions of Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) companies have accelerated in recent years as PE firms employ an industry roll-up and consolidation strategy in this traditionally fragmented space.

Our M&A Research Database shows 673 historical PE investments in HVAC companies, including:

  • 379 platform acquisitions since 2010 (see graph below)
  • 55 platform acquisitions in 2021 alone.
Private Equity Investing in HVAC Companies

There are currently 233 active PE portfolio companies in the HVAC space (and 440 exits).

April 25, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Top Industries of Stated Interest for PE Firms

The single best metric of a private equity firm’s appetite for a particular industry is the constitution of their portfolio – investments they have already made. For this, we produce a monthly PE Industry Trends report, based on completed private equity deals.

We also summarized the Top 10 Industries for PE Platform Investments in 2021, based on deals closed.

While Manufacturing & Distribution was the most sought after industry among PE firms (by stated industry of interest) in 2021, Software deals actually topped the list of completed deals.