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LaSalle Capital Group Has Final Close on Fund 2

LaSalle Capital Group held a final closing on its second fund with $205 million in commitments, substantially exceeding its initial target of $150 million. Fund II commitments include significant institutional investments from pension funds, foundations,

Rothschild Hires Financial Sponsors Veteran

Rothschild & Co has added Timothy Lufkin to its investment banking team as a managing director in its financial sponsors group. Mr. Lufkin joins the firm after serving as a managing director in the financial

Pros from Pittsburgh Launch Continuim

A new private equity firm, Continuim Equity Partners, has been founded in Pittsburgh to invest in family and founder-owned manufacturers and industrial businesses. Continuim’s investment team is led by Managing Partner George Pilafas who has

Gridiron Adds Operations Pro

Gridiron Capital has added Jon Bostock to its team as an operating partner and CEO in residence. Mr. Bostock has more than 16 years of senior management experience in the areas of marketing and branding,

Encore Gets New Managing Director

Encore Consumer Capital has promoted Kate Wallman to managing director. Ms. Wallman joined Encore in 2016 as a vice president and was promoted to director in 2019. Encore invests from $5 million to $40 million

Houlihan Lokey Adds TMT Pro

Houlihan Lokey has announced the hiring of Walid Khiari as a managing director in its technology, media, and telecom (TMT) group. Mr. Khiari joins the firm after serving as a managing director in the technology

Houlihan Lokey Adds TMT Pro

Houlihan Lokey has announced the hiring of Walid Khiari as a managing director in its technology, media, and telecom (TMT) group. Mr. Khiari joins the firm after serving as a managing director in the technology

GI Partners Closes Fund VI

Middle-market investor GI Partners has held an oversubscribed and above target closing of GI Partners Fund VI LP with $3.9 billion in total commitments. The firm’s earlier fund closed at its hard cap in November

Palladium Creates Position, Hires Business Development Director

Palladium Equity has added Meahgan O’Grady to its team as Director of Business Development, a newly-created position. Through her past work experience, Ms. O’Grady brings to Palladium numerous relationships across multiple channels, including development teams

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Huron Builds Senior Leadership

Huron Capital has named Jim Mahoney as a new managing partner to work alongside Brian Demkowicz as part of the firm’s management succession plan. In his new role, Mr. Mahoney will manage Huron’s day-to-day operations

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