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RLJ Equity Partners Completes Sale of Cleaning and Maintenance Services Provider
Audax Private Equity, along with CEO and Founder of EnviroVac Kevin Jackson, and the EnviroVac Management team have acquired EnviroVac, a leading provider of mission-critical cleaning and maintenance services to the power & utilities, pulp & paper, chemical, steel, and manufacturing industries. The seller is RLJ Equity Partners, LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to EnviroVac on the transaction. July 10, 2017 09:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAVANNAH & BOSTON–EnviroVac Holdings, LLC (“EnviroVac,” or the “Company”), a leading provider of mission-critical cleaning and maintenance services, and Audax Private Equity (“Audax”), a leading private equity firm headquartered in Boston, today announced that Audax has acquired the ownership interest in EnviroVac held by RLJ Equity Partners, LLC (“RLJ”). EnviroVac, headquartered in Savannah, GA, utilizes a state-of-the-art fleet of highly technical, innovative, and specialized equipment to perform a broad suite of complementary, high-value added services, ranging from routine
Clearlake Capital to Sell Software Providers in $1.26B Deal
Santa Monica, CA – July 6, 2017 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) today announced a definitive agreement to merge enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated (“Syncsort”) and Vision Solutions, Inc. (“Vision”) as well as the simultaneous sale of a significant ownership position in the combined company to Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”). Upon completion of the $1.26 billion transaction, Clearlake, which acquired Syncsort in 2015 and Vision in 2016, will retain a meaningful ownership stake. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The combined company, led by Syncsort CEO Josh Rogers and operating under the Syncsort name, will be headquartered in Pearl River, NY. Each business is expected to benefit from the dramatic increase in global presence, as well as significantly expanded product offerings, afforded by the combination. Vision CEO Nicolaas Vlok is anticipated
New MainStream Capital Invests in Optometric Referral Practice
New York, NY, July 6, 2017 – New MainStream Capital (“NMS”), announced today that, in partnership with Drs. Christopher Quinn, Douglas Grayson, Burton Wisotsky and Michael Veliky, it has made a strategic investment in Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants, LLC and its affiliates (“Omni” or “Omni Eye Services”) to provide practice management services to Omni Eye Specialists P.A. (“OES”) and, following receipt of the necessary consents and approvals, to acquire a majority interest in Essex Specialized Surgical Institute, LLC (“ESSI”). In connection with the transaction, NMS will invest in Omni alongside management, and provide additional capital to further support Omni’s future growth through acquisitions, de novo office openings, provider recruitment and investment in infrastructure. Founded in 1998, Omni is an optometric referral practice providing a full range of specialty services for the advanced treatment of eye diseases through a network of six offices, including one which operates an ophthalmology-focused ambulatory surgery
Stellex Capital Management Closes Debut Middle Market Fund at $870 Million
NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stellex Capital Management (“Stellex”), a middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and London, today announced the successful closing of its debut fund, Stellex Capital Partners LP (the “Fund”), with aggregate commitments of $870 million, exceeding the Fund’s $750 million target. Stellex has a flexible investment strategy that executes deep value control-oriented middle market investments through structured private equity buyouts or purchases of secondary market debt. Stellex’s target investment size is $25 million to $100 million, with additional capacity as needed. Stellex primarily focuses on manufacturing and service businesses within sectors such as automotive, aerospace, building products, defense, industrial equipment, metal fabrication and transportation. To date, Stellex has overseen investments in several portfolio companies. Stellex’s Founding Partners, Ray Whiteman and Michael Stewart, have worked together for over 14 years through numerous investment cycles and have extensive experience investing in the target industries. Messrs.
Vista Combines Financial Software Providers to form Finastra
LONDON and TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Today Misys and D+H have joined forces to create a diversified global financial software provider, unmatched in terms of depth and breadth of solutions. Operating under the new company name Finastra (www.finastra.com), the combination will create the third largest financial services technology company in the world. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and over 9,000 customers across 130 countries, including 48 of the top 50 banks globally. This follows the acquisition of D+H by Vista Equity Partners, which already owns Misys, creating a merger of two highly complementary financial technology providers. Finastra will be led by Nadeem Syed in the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Syed was previously CEO of Misys and has over 27 years of experience leading global technology companies through transformation and growth. The company has U.S. $2.1 billion* in revenues and has offices in 42 countries around the
HarbourVest Partners Invests in Performance Analytics and Reporting Solutions Developer
June 20, 2017 – Investment Metrics, a leading provider of performance measurement, investment analytics, risk attribution, market intelligence and reporting software to the investment management industry, announced today that it has received a significant equity investment from Resurgens Technology Partners and HarbourVest Partners. The new partnership will enable Investment Metrics to make continued investments in its existing solutions and to support its growth and market expansion globally. Investment Metrics provides a full suite of performance analytics and reporting solutions to institutional consultants, plan sponsors, asset managers and private wealth advisors. Built by institutional investment consultants, the company’s products are utilized by industry leaders across the investment management industry. In aggregate, the Investment Metrics platform enables performance analytics and client reporting across $7 trillion of assets under advisement for over 2,500 institutional plans. “Investment Metrics was looking for strategic investors with the experience, resources and network to help scale our business
Vista Equity Partners Invests in Cloud-Bbased e-Discovery Software Provider
PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – May 16, 2017) – Zapproved Inc., the market leader in cloud-based e-discovery software for corporate legal departments, today announced that the company has received a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) to accelerate their growth in the e-discovery software market. Vista is a leading private equity firm that invests in software, data and technology companies. The partnership with Zapproved is the first from Vista’s newly launched Endeavor Fund, which focuses exclusively on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue. Vista offers these companies and their management teams the financial capital, expertise and support to build an operational foundation for sustainable growth while maintaining and advancing their market leadership. “Zapproved has been at the forefront of providing software to in-house legal teams to help them take control of their litigation response and electronic discovery,” said Zapproved CEO and founder Monica Enand. “Our customers require
Sycamore Partners Acquires NBG Home
NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sycamore Partners today announced that it has acquired NBG Home (“NBG”), a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of affordable home décor products from Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. NBG offers an extensive array of home décor products, including ready-made and custom framing, lighting, accent furniture, wall décor, and soft goods under a portfolio of leading brands. The company serves a wide variety of retail clients, including mass merchants, specialty stores, discount stores, home centers, warehouse clubs, and internet retailers. “The NBG management team has built the market leader in affordable home décor through a relentless focus on serving their retail partners and end consumers,” said Peter Morrow, Managing Director at Sycamore Partners. “We are excited about the opportunity to invest in an attractive niche of the consumer products industry and look forward to building NBG alongside its best-in-class management team.” “Across our numerous
ICV Partners Invests in Client Acquisition and Lead Generation Specialist
TAMPA, FL, May 9, 2017 – ICV Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm focused on middle market companies, announced today its investment in LeadingResponse, aclient acquisition and lead generationspecialist to professional service firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1995, LeadingResponse offers technology enabled, data-drivenclient acquisition services to professional services end markets.Headquartered in Tampa, FL and with operations in Plano, TX, the company has annual revenues of approximately $70 million and employs 150 people. Lloyd Metz,Managing Director of ICV Partners, said, “Leading Response, under CEO Charles DallAcqua’s leadership,has become more focused and results oriented driving an improvement in the customer experience as well as the bottom line. The Company has built strong capabilities to target high quality client prospects which helps its customers meet their sales goals. ICV Partners is excited to work with the Company’s founder Jorge Villar, Charles and his leadership team to build upon
GenNx360 Capital to Sell Manufacturer of Dump Truck Bodies
GenNx360 Capital Partners (“GenNx360”), a New York-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its portfolio company, Truck Bodies and Equipment International (“TBEI”), a leading U.S. manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers, to Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) (“Federal Signal”), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, for $270 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The transaction is expected to close post customary closing conditions. During the twelve months ended March 31, 2017, TBEI generated revenues of $206 million and an EBITDA margin of approximately 18%. GenNx360 acquired TBEI in September 2015. During the investment period, the strategic acquisition of Travis Body and Trailer further strengthened TBEI’s brand providing expertise in aluminum dump trailers and dump bodies, expansion into the Southwest, a strong and loyal dealer network, and positioned TBEI as a platform for growth. TBEI has successfully built a portfolio