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 […]

Mason Wells Looks to Specialty Chemicals

Mason Wells Looks to Specialty Chemicals

Milwaukee-based private equity firm Mason Wells has partnered with Doug MacRae to seek and acquire a specialty chemicals company that is active in the coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) markets. Mr. MacRae has 30 years of specialty chemicals experience in a variety of commercial, operational, and executive leadership roles. Beginning in May 2013 he […]

Stellex Takes Aim at Automotive

Stellex Takes Aim at Automotive

Stellex Capital Management has partnered with Bruce Swift, an executive with over 30 years of senior management experience in the automotive industry, to pursue an acquisition strategy in the manufacturing and automotive space. Stellex invests from $25 million to $100 million per transaction in companies experiencing some form of financial, operational or industry-driven distress. Target […]

Using Sell Side Diligence to Increase Returns

Using Sell Side Diligence to Increase Returns

By Kay Cruse, Vice President, Strategex – Customer diligence pre-close is one of the more underutilized tools in private equity target assessments. More times than not, it’s a “check the box” exercise that nets very little value other than understanding whether or not a customer is stable or secure. At Strategex, we’ve identified ways to […]

How Supply Chain Initiatives Create Value and Enhance ROI for PE Firms

How Supply Chain Initiatives Create Value and Enhance ROI for PE Firms

Managing and operating partners are continually tasked with the job of improving EBITDA. An oft overlooked area usually ripe with optimization opportunity is the supply chain. Many times, it’s difficult to gain a clear big-picture supply chain view from one end to the other. The complexities can hide redundancies, outdated and inefficient practices and processes, […]

Waking Up to Cybercrime: The Real Risk to Private Equity

Waking Up to Cybercrime: The Real Risk to Private Equity

By Jason Lawrence, IT Director and Group Information Security Officer, Augentius – Cybercrime is one of the most serious threats currently facing financial services firms. Yet, while the risk is also present for private equity funds, the level of recognition towards the threat is notably absent in this sector. So why is this? It appears […]

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