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Francisco Buys PayScale

PayScale, a provider of SaaS-based compensation data and analytics and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has been acquired by Francisco Partners at an enterprise value of $325 million. PayScale is a provider of compensation software and data that is used by more than 8,000 customers – from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies –…

BV Continues Investing in Outsourced Services

BV Investment Partners has acquired Franco Signor, a provider of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance services to self-insured companies, insurers, and third-party administrators. Franco Signor is a full-service outsourced provider of MSP compliance software and services. The company’s services are used by its customers to manage MSP-related matters on workers’ compensation, no-fault, and liability claims…

Willcrest and Curran Acquire Precision Aerospace

Precision Aerospace, a provider of metal assemblies for aerospace and industrial applications, has been acquired by Willcrest Partners and Curran Companies, two operationally focused family offices. Precision Aerospace is a supplier of machined sheet metal fabrications, including welded and mechanical assemblies, that are used in the aerospace industry, primarily for engine and exhaust applications. Specific…

Crestview Sells JR Automation to Hitachi

Crestview Partners has agreed to sell JR Automation Technologies to Hitachi for $1.4 billion. Crestview acquired JR Automation in March 2015 from Huizenga Automation Group. A source close to Private Equity Professional reports that this transaction netted Crestview a 7.5x return on its equity. With a four-year hold this calculates to a 65% IRR. JR…

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Partners has acquired VanDeMark Chemical, a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, from Verus Investment Partners. Phosgene is a colorless gas and is extremely hazardous to manufacture and transport. The chemical compound is a critical raw material for many pharmaceutical, agricultural, and specialty chemical products. VanDeMark’s phosgene products include a range of more than…

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Peterson American Corporation (DBA Peterson Spring), a specialty spring manufacturer. Peterson is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered springs, wire forms, related components, and sub-assemblies. The company’s products are used in a range of applications in the automotive OEM, industrial, motorsport/racing, truck and trailer, heavy equipment, and consumer products sectors.…

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Arsenal Has Quick and Oversubscribed Fund V Close

Arsenal Has Quick and Oversubscribed Fund V Close

Arsenal Capital Partners has completed fundraising for Arsenal Capital Fund V LP with an oversubscribed $2.3 billion of committed capital. The firm’s previous fund closed in October 2016 with $1.3…

Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

According to Bain & Company’s eighth Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report healthcare private equity outperformed other asset classes in 2018. In the face of growing economic and…

WILsquare Expands Investment Team

WILsquare Expands Investment Team

WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, has added Drew Caylor to its investment team as a managing director. Mr. Caylor joins WILsquare from St. Louis-based Louis York Capital,…

Navab Capital Partners Formed in New York

Navab Capital Partners Formed in New York

Alexander Navab, a former senior executive at KKR, has formed Navab Capital Partners. Navab Capital Partners (NCP) will make equity investments in North American-based upper mid-cap to larger companies that…

Shore Closes Two Funds, Expands Into Food

Shore Closes Two Funds, Expands Into Food

Shore Capital Partners has held a first and final closing of its third institutional healthcare private equity fund, Shore Capital Healthcare Partners Fund III LP (HC Fund III) at $293…

BGL Adds Business Services Pro

BGL Adds Business Services Pro

Cleveland-based investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has added Peter Hill to its team as a new managing director in its business services practice. Mr. Hill’s background includes…

Bregal Closes at $650 Million

Bregal Closes at $650 Million

Bregal Partners has closed its second fund, Bregal Partners II LP, with $650 million of capital commitments. With the closing of the new fund, Bregal Partners now has a total…

Martis Closes Third Fund

Martis Closes Third Fund

Martis Capital Management, formerly Capricorn Healthcare, has closed its third fund, Martis Partners III LP, at its hard cap with $545 million in capital commitments. Fund III will continue the…

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Francisco Buys PayScale

Francisco Buys PayScale

PayScale, a provider of SaaS-based compensation data and analytics and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has been acquired by Francisco Partners at an enterprise value of $325…

BV Continues Investing in Outsourced Services

BV Continues Investing in Outsourced Services

BV Investment Partners has acquired Franco Signor, a provider of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance services to self-insured companies, insurers, and third-party administrators. Franco Signor is a full-service…

Willcrest and Curran Acquire Precision Aerospace

Willcrest and Curran Acquire Precision Aerospace

Precision Aerospace, a provider of metal assemblies for aerospace and industrial applications, has been acquired by Willcrest Partners and Curran Companies, two operationally focused family offices. Precision Aerospace…

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Buys VanDeMark Chemical

Comvest Partners has acquired VanDeMark Chemical, a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, from Verus Investment Partners. Phosgene is a colorless gas and is extremely hazardous to manufacture…

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Closes Second Buy

MiddleGround Capital has acquired Peterson American Corporation (DBA Peterson Spring), a specialty spring manufacturer. Peterson is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered springs, wire forms, related components,…

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