Norwest Heads Southeast

Norwest Heads Southeast

Minneapolis-based Norwest Equity Partners has opened a second office in Florida. Tim DeVries, NEP’s managing partner, is spearheading the firm’s current growth phase and expansion into the Southeast. The new NEP Florida office will be based in West Palm Beach in an office building currently under construction. Until occupancy in 2021, NEP is operating from […]

Investcorp to Acquire Mercury

Investcorp to Acquire Mercury

Mercury Capital Advisors Group, a capital raising and investment advisory firm, has agreed to be acquired by alternative investment giant Investcorp. As part of the transaction, Mercury will remain an independent business operating under its current management team. The Mercury team will continue to operate from their offices in New York, London, Boston, Chicago, San […]

Dyal Invests in HGGC

Dyal Invests in HGGC

Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman and an active investor in private equity firms, has acquired a non-voting minority stake in HGGC. HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) makes leveraged buyout, recapitalizations and growth equity investments in middle market companies. The firm invests from $25 million to $100 million of equity per transaction […]

J.W. Childs Rebrands

J.W. Childs Rebrands

J.W. Childs Associates (JWC) has announced that it is changing its name to Prospect Hill Growth Partners. Despite the name change, there are no changes to the firm’s senior staff and, as it has been over the past decade, the firm will continue to be led by Adam Suttin, managing partner, and David Fiorentino, Jeff […]

Canaccord Buys Petsky Prunier

Canaccord Buys Petsky Prunier

Canaccord Genuity Group has acquired investment bank Petsky Prunier and all of the firm’s partners have entered into employment agreements with Canaccord Genuity. Under the terms of the agreement, Canaccord Genuity acquired 100% of the business of Petsky Prunier via an asset purchase for initial consideration of US$30 million in cash and US$15 million in […]

Campbell Lutyens Opens Charlotte Office

Campbell Lutyens Opens Charlotte Office

Campbell Lutyens, a fund placement agent and secondaries advisor, has opened a new office in Charlotte, NC led by Principal Matt Flynn who joined the firm earlier this year. The opening of the Charlotte office brings Campbell Lutyens’ US office total to four and is an example of the continued growth of its activities in […]

Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma

Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma

The Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma benefit and cocktail party is planned for Wednesday, May 23, at the Summer Garden at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at the Melanoma Research Alliance website:www.curemelanoma.org/lffm. Funds raised at the event will support the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the world’s largest private funder of melanoma […]

Houlihan Lokey Builds Data & Analytics

Houlihan Lokey Builds Data & Analytics

Houlihan Lokey has agreed to acquire Quayle Munro Limited, a London-based investment bank. Quayle Munro, with a team of 40 financial professionals, specializes in providing advisory services to private and public companies, financial sponsors, and entrepreneurs that are active in the data & analytics, content, software, and services sectors. The firm also has advisory practices […]

Private Equity Leads the Way on Puerto Rico Aid

Private Equity Leads the Way on Puerto Rico Aid

Private Equity for Puerto Rico, formed by a group of leading private equity firms, including Clearlake Capital Group, Valor Equity Partners, StepStone Group, Palladium Equity Partners, and MoonSail Capital announced today an effort to raise significant funds from the private equity and financial communities to aid victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Private Equity […]

Donald Trump and Middle Market Private Equity

Donald Trump and Middle Market Private Equity

By David Acharya, ACG New York, Executive Vice President and Partner at AGI Partners   —  As unpredictable as Donald Trump was as a candidate, as President-elect, his policies continue to be difficult to forecast despite the approximate 1,000-point increase in the Dow Jones Index since the election. Once his cabinet appointments are confirmed, and […]

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