Variations on the Theme of Investment Banking

Variations on the Theme of Investment Banking

Greenberg Variations Capital (GVC), a new investment banking firm devoted to clients engaged in one-off or lightly competitive transactions, has opened for business, according to Andrew Greenberg, GVC’s chief executive officer. “Wide-open auctions will always have a place in the M&A market,” said Mr. Greenberg.  “But more and more processes involve counterparties who have more […]

Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg Form PearlRock

Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg Form PearlRock

The Kroger Co. and Lindsay Goldberg have formed PearlRock Partners to invest in consumer product brands. According to the two founders, PearlRock will be one of the largest data-driven investment vehicles singularly focused on consumer brands. In order to help emerging consumer brands reach new customers and grow their business, PearlRock (www.pearlrockpartners.com) will leverage Kroger’s […]

Wafra and Landmark Invest in Siris

Wafra and Landmark Invest in Siris

Wafra and Landmark Partners have made a non-voting minority investment in Siris Capital Group. Siris Capital makes control investments in data, telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. The firm was founded in 2011 by Frank Baker, Peter Berger and Jeffrey Hendren and is based in New York (www.siriscapital.com). “Peter, Jeff and […]

GTCR Forms Corza Health

GTCR Forms Corza Health

GTCR has partnered with Gregory Lucier to form Corza Health as a new platform company to acquire life sciences and medical technology companies. GTCR will invest in Corza Health through GTCR Fund XII which closed in October 2017 with $5.25 billion of capital. Mr. Lucier will serve as the chief executive officer of Corza Health […]

Blackstone Invests in GI Partners

Blackstone Invests in GI Partners

Blackstone has acquired a minority stake in middle market private equity firm GI Partners. The investment by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) was made through its Strategic Capital Holdings Fund which is part of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), the firm’s hedge fund business which specializes in acquiring stakes in alternative asset managers. GI Partners makes control […]

Dyal Invests in American Securities

Dyal Invests in American Securities

Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, has made a minority non-voting investment in American Securities. Dyal’s investment in American Securities will result in no change in the firm’s management, strategy, investment process, or day-to-day operations. American Securities invests in businesses with $200 million to $2 billion of revenue and $50 million to $250 […]

Goldman’s Petershill Invests in Harvest

Goldman’s Petershill Invests in Harvest

Goldman Sachs has made a minority investment in Harvest Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. The investment by Goldman was made through Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Private Equity fund which closed in February 2018 at an above-target $2.5 billion. The fund makes minority interests in private equity firms. The passive investment, which represents 15 […]

Waud Looks to Home Care Market

Waud Looks to Home Care Market

Waud Capital has partnered with healthcare executive Chris Rucker to pursue investments in the home care market. The new effort, backed by a $100 million equity commitment from Waud, will focus on targeted subsectors, including home health nursing, hospice, personal care and other home and community-based services. “I’m excited by the opportunity to partner with […]

Hennepin Partners Launched

Hennepin Partners Launched

The partners of two Minneapolis investment banking firms, Quetico Partners and the Craig-Hallum M&A, have joined together to launch Hennepin Partners to offer financial advisory services to companies valued under $250 million. The founders of Hennepin Partners include the following partners of Craig-Hallum: Steve Beck, Jamie Frommelt, and Neil Weinstein; and the following partners of […]

Blackstone Invests in Kohlberg

Blackstone Invests in Kohlberg

Blackstone has acquired a minority equity interest in private equity investor Kohlberg & Company. The investment by Blackstone was made through its Strategic Capital Holdings Fund which is part of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), the firm’s hedge fund business which specializes in acquiring stakes in alternative asset managers. Kohlberg & Company invests in companies […]

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