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Now We Know Some Stuff

By Andy Greenberg, CEO GF Data and Greenberg Variations Capital Back in April, I wrote a commentary titled “Nobody Knows Anything” that described the immediate challenges facing the M&A industry in the wake of a

Stellex Closes Big Fund, Opens New Office

Stellex Capital Management has closed Stellex Capital Partners II LP with total commitments of more than $1.77 billion and exceeding the fund’s original $1.25 billion target. Stellex closed its debut fund in July 2017 with

Berkshire Launches El Dorado Foods

Berkshire Partners has partnered with food executive Javier Vélez-Bautista to form El Dorado Foods. Mr. Vélez-Bautista now becomes the CEO of El Dorado and the new platform will be active acquiring Latin-inspired food and beverage

Benford Closes First Fund

Benford Capital Partners has held a final closing of its inaugural private equity investment fund, Benford Capital Partners Fund I LP. The new fund closed with total limited partner commitments of $130 million, markedly above

Houlihan Lokey Builds Med Tech Group

Investment bank Houlihan Lokey has added Keith Barry to its team as a managing director and the head of medical technology, a new practice within the firm’s healthcare group. Mr. Barry joins Allan Burton who

GI Closes Data Infrastructure Fund

GI Partners has held a final closing of its inaugural Data Infrastructure Fund LP, with $1.8 billion in capital. The new fund was oversubscribed and beat its target of $1.25 billion. Investors in the Data

Monroe Backs CORE’s Build of “Industry 4.0”

Monroe Capital provided financing for last month’s buy of GPI Prototype & Manufacturing by Midwest Composite Technologies (MCT), a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners. Monroe is an active provider of senior and junior debt

Arbor Adds Operating Partner

Arbor Investments has named Tom Halverson as a new operating partner of the firm. Since March 2019, Mr. Halverson has served as the chief financial officer for Inari Agriculture, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company active with

Lindsay Goldberg Names New Managing Partners

Lindsay Goldberg has appointed Michael Dees, Jack Lew and Russ Triedman as managing partners of the firm. “Russ and Michael are two of the best investors in the industry,” said CEO Alan Goldberg. “They’ve been

Longshore Closes Debut Fund, Stocks BPO Portfolio

Longshore Capital Partners has closed its debut private equity fund, Longshore Capital Fund I LP, with total and oversubscribed capital commitments of $203 million. The new firm was formed earlier in 2020 by LaSalle Capital

Lauren Smyers Joins Validor

Validor Capital has added Lauren Smyers to its investment team as Principal, Business Development. As her title implies, Ms. Smyers will be active sourcing new transactions for Validor with a specific focus on family-owned manufacturing

Shyam Shah Joins O2

O2 Investment Partners has hired Shyam Shah as the firm’s newest associate. Mr. Shah will be responsible for evaluating new transactions, due diligence, underwriting, and working with O2’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining O2, Mr.

Imperial Advises GPI on Sale to CORE

Imperial Capital was the financial advisor to GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services on its just closed sale to FATHOM, a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners. GPI uses direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) – a

Gemspring Staffs Up

Middle-market private equity firm Gemspring Capital has added to its investment team with the hirings of Michael Fan, Brad Liff, and Jack Tucker. Mr. Fan joins Gemspring as a principal and he will be active

The Deals Done – and Not Done

GF Data’s just-released report for the second quarter of 2020 provides a clear view of the M&A marketplace in the months following the onset of Covid-19: Virtually no change in valuations, dramatically reduced volume and

TCF Backs Cathay’s IOP Add-On

Innovative Office Products, a portfolio company of Cathay Capital Private Equity, has acquired SiS Ergo with backing from TCF Capital Funding. TCF provided just over $80 million of secured financing and was the sole lead

Do Reps and Warranties Insurers Pay Claims?

Law firm Lowenstein Sandler has just published a report, Getting Paid: A Look at Representations & Warranties Insurance, that explores whether insurances companies actually pay reps and warranties (R&W) claims. According to Lowenstein Sandler the

PE Actively Supporting Portfolio Companies

According to a new report from Lincoln International, as the initial shockwaves of the global pandemic subside, both middle market private equity firms and lenders have proven supportive as portfolio companies navigated the financial challenges

McCarthy Beats Target

Omaha-based McCarthy Capital has held a final, oversubscribed, and above target closing of McCarthy Capital Fund VII LP with $535 million of capital. The firm’s earlier fund, McCarthy Capital Fund VI LP, closed in April

Patient Square Launched by Ex-KKR Pro

Patient Square Capital has been launched in Menlo Park, California by Jim Momtazee and Maria Walker. Patient Square will invest across the health care industry with a specific interest in technology-enabled services, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, medical

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