Goldman Takes Minority Stake in Arlington Capital

Goldman Takes Minority Stake in Arlington Capital

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has made a non-voting minority equity investment in Arlington Capital Partners. Arlington Capital was founded in 1999 and has completed over 90 acquisitions since its inception. Sectors of interest include government-regulated industries and adjacent markets including aerospace & defense; government services; and technology, healthcare, and business services. The investment in […]

Brand Investor Prelude Growth Hits Hard Cap

Brand Investor Prelude Growth Hits Hard Cap

Prelude Growth Partners, an investor in consumer brands, has closed Prelude Growth Partners II LP at its hard cap of $250 million. The firm’s second fund was oversubscribed and was raised in just four months. Institutional limited partners in the new fund include university endowments, charitable foundations, pension funds and global banks. New York City-based […]

Grafine Continues Team Build

Grafine Continues Team Build

Grafine Partners has hired Julie Fisher as a new managing director. In her new position with Grafine, Ms. Fisher will focus primarily on business development and investor relations. Grafine sources, screens, structures and invests in direct private investment opportunities – across a range of sectors, geographies, and capital structures – for its institutional capital partners. […]

Praesidium Adds Business Development Pro

Praesidium Adds Business Development Pro

Praesidium has added Daniel McHale to its investment team as its new Director of Client Service and Business Development. Mr. McHale has more than 20 years of alternative investment and business development experience. “Dan is a valuable addition to our team and his deep knowledge and experience working with sophisticated clients will be a huge […]

Wind Point Closes its Largest Fund

Wind Point Closes its Largest Fund

Wind Point Partners has held a hard-cap close of the firm’s ninth fund, Wind Point Partners IX LP, with approximately $1.5 billion in capital commitments. This is the largest fund ever raised by Wind Point. Limited partner commitments to the new fund totaled $1.4 billion and includes capital from institutional investors – public and corporate […]

Praesidian Names New Partner

Praesidian Names New Partner

Praesidian Capital has added a new partner to its investment team with the promotion of Tom Duffy. At Praesidian, Mr. Duffy has been active sourcing new investments, conducting due diligence, structuring and executing transactions, and portfolio management. “Tom has made significant contributions to Praesidian’s success since joining the firm in 2012,” said Jason Drattell, the […]

O2 Adds New Associate

O2 Adds New Associate

O2 Investment Partners has named Sam Wegenke as the firm’s newest associate. At O2, Mr. Wegenke will be actively evaluating new transactions, conducting due diligence, underwriting new investments, and working with the firm’s portfolio company management teams. “On behalf of O2, we are pleased to have Sam join the team and believe his relevant transaction […]

The Tide is High, But We’re Holding On

The Tide is High, But We’re Holding On

After being buffeted by two COVID-19 shocked quarters in the middle of 2020, middle-market M&A managed to ride the wave in the fourth quarter, closing with a burst of productive activity, according to GF Data’s just- released year-end report. GF Data’s 230 active private equity contributors completed 117 transactions in Q4 2020 meeting the data […]

Novacap Closes its Largest Fund

Novacap Closes its Largest Fund

Novacap has closed Novacap TMT VI LP (Nova VI) with just over $1.8 billion of capital. The new fund is the largest ever raised by Novacap. Nova VI was significantly oversubscribed and beat its target of $1 billion. Novacap’s earlier fund (Nova V) closed at its hard cap in November 2019 with $840 million of […]

Mill Point Hits Fund II Hard Cap

Mill Point Hits Fund II Hard Cap

Mill Point has held a final, oversubscribed, and hard cap close of Mill Point Capital Partners II LP with $886 million of total capital. The raising of Fund II was conducted entirely virtually and completed in just under four months. The new fund’s limited partners include endowments, foundations, government and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, […]

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