Landmark promotes 31 professionals, including one to partner


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Landmark Partners promoted 31 people, including Kathryn Regan, a member of the private equity team since 1999, who was made partner. Regan works on LP portfolio acquisitions, fund recaps, joint venture partnerships and primary commitments. Also, Landmark promoted Greg Lombardi, John Stott and Avi Turetsky to managing directors.

Press Release

Landmark Partners has promoted 31 professionals across its investment teams and operations group. Founded in 1989, Landmark has one of the longest track records in the secondary market with more than 100 professionals across five offices.

Kathryn Regan was promoted to partner. Kathryn has been a member of the private equity team since 1999 and is engaged in private equity transaction underwriting, negotiation and execution. She has a direct role in private equity portfolio acquisitions, fund recapitalizations, joint venture partnerships, SBA buyouts and primary commitments.

Kathryn also leads the Quantitative Research Group’s LIVE Program. She is based in

Continue reading “Landmark promotes 31 professionals, including one to partner”

Aterian-backed SourceLink adds on Path Interactive


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: PE-Backed Mergers and Acquisitions


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Aterian Investment Partners-backed SourceLink acquired Path Interactive, a digital direct marketing agency that provides paid search, SEO, digital media and creative strategy services. The acquisition creates a middle market, marketing services provider in online and offline direct marketing capabilities.

Press Release

SourceLink, LLC (“SourceLink”), a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners (“Aterian”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Path Interactive, Inc. (“Path”).

Headquartered in New York, NY and with over a decade of digital marketing experience, Path is an industry leading full service, ROI-driven digital direct marketing agency providing paid search, search engine optimization (“SEO”), digital media and creative strategy services. Together with SourceLink, the combined entity creates a unique middle market omni-channel marketing solutions provider with industry leading capabilities in online and offline direct marketing solutions.

The acquisition of Path by SourceLink also represents a continuation of Aterian’s efforts during its ownership period to support SourceLink’s

Continue reading “Aterian-backed SourceLink adds on Path Interactive”

Rockwood Capital hires two for fundraising


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Rockwood Capital hired Tara McCann as managing director and Injong Kim as director. Both based in the firm’s New York office. McCann will manage the firm’s global fundraising efforts, while Kim will focus on fundraising in Asia. McCann joins from USAA Real Estate, where she led capital raising for the firm’a affiliate Square Mile Capital. Kim joins from National Pension Service of the Republic of Korea, where she focused on global real estate.

Press Release

Rockwood Capital, LLC (“Rockwood”), a private real estate investment firm, today announced that it has added two senior professionals to its Capital and Client Strategies team: Tara McCann, as Managing Director, and Injong Kim, as Director. Both will be based in Rockwood’s New York City office.

Ms. McCann will manage Rockwood’s client relations and fundraising initiatives on a global basis and will sit on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Mr. Kim will focus

Continue reading “Rockwood Capital hires two for fundraising”

Kline Hill expands with several hires


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Kline Hill Partners, a small-market focused secondaries shop, has made several hires over recent months. The firm, based in Greenwich, Conn., hired Aristidis Economou and Kathryn Cholko as deal associates last year. Economou joined from Deutsche Bank, while Cholko joined from Deloitte. More recently, Kline Hill hired Alyson Seufert as an executive assistant; Eric Giorno as a junior fund accountant; and James Bradshaw as a deal associate. Seufert formerly worked as an executive assistant at Greenfield Partners; Giorno graduated from Pace University in December; and Bradshaw previously worked as an assistant manager at Deloitte.

Fireman Capital hires ex-Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive Wes Mendenhall


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Fireman Capital Partners hired Wes Mendenhall as a principal to focus on business development and investor relationships. Mendenhall previously worked as director in global banking and markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch cross asset solutions group. Before, he worked in global wealth management division’s managed solutions group. Mendenhall served as an active duty paratrooper in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.

Press Release

Fireman Capital Partners (“FCP”), a consumer-focused private equity firm, today announced that Wes Mendenhall has joined the firm as a Principal. He will be based in Seattle and will focus on business development and strategic corporate and investor relationships.

Mr. Mendenhall brings over 10 years of experience in financial services encompassing roles in both Institutional Global Markets and Private Client Wealth Management platforms.

“We are thrilled to welcome Wes to Fireman Capital Partners. His proven financial services skills and track record of success in providing

Continue reading “Fireman Capital hires ex-Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive Wes Mendenhall”

ShoreView invests in California Retina Associates alongside management


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




ShoreView Industries invested in a newly formed administrative services organization that will provide administrative and non-clinical support services to California Retina Associates, an ophthalmology practice based in southern California. ShoreView invested alongside the founders of California Retina Associates.

Press Release

The Partners of ShoreView Industries are pleased to announce that ShoreView has partnered with the founders of California Retina Associates (“CRA”), a leading retina surgery and ophthalmology practice based in Southern California. CRA is one of the largest retina-focused eye care practices in Southern California and operates across three clinical sites and one ambulatory surgery center in San Diego and Imperial Counties. CRA’s specialist physicians provide a diverse range of treatments related to retina and vitreous diseases and other common eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts.

ShoreView invested alongside the founders of CRA in a newly formed administrative services organization (“ASO”) that will provide administrative and non-clinical support

Continue reading “ShoreView invests in California Retina Associates alongside management”

Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Mark Albert to the corporate department in Chicago. Albert most recently worked as general counsel of Magic Leap, a tech company building a computing platform. Before, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office.

Press Release

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Mark S. Albert to the Corporate department in Chicago. Albert recently served as general counsel of Magic Leap Inc., a technology company building the next generation computing platform.

As a member of its senior leadership team, Albert built and managed Magic Leap’s legal department. In his role as general counsel, Albert oversaw all company legal aspects, including corporate governance matters, financing transactions, hardware and software procurement, mergers and acquisitions, content development, telco and other distribution partnerships, privacy matters and information security. Magic Leap is developing the next generation computing

Continue reading “Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert”

Pine Brook promotes two to partner


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Pine Brook promoted Ted Maa and Scott Schaen to partner. Maa joined Pine Brook’s energy team in 2012, prior to which he was a vice president at Denham Capital. Schaen joined the firm in 2010, prior to which he worked at Lightyear Capital.

Press Release

Pine Brook, a New York-based investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, today announced the promotions of Ted Maa and Scott Schaen to partner.

“Ted and Scott have been with our firm for the better part of a decade, and their advancement demonstrates Pine Brook’s commitment to promoting from within,” said Howard Newman, Pine Brook’s chairman and CEO. “My colleagues and I look forward to seeing them grow even further as they take on greater responsibility in their new roles.”

Maa joined Pine Brook’s energy investment team in July 2012. He currently represents Pine Brook as a Board

Continue reading “Pine Brook promotes two to partner”

Spectrum Equity promotes four


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Spectrum Equity promoted Jeff Haywood to managing director, Parag Khandelwal to principal, Adam Gassin to vice president and Maureen Sullivan to manager of investor relations. Haywood joined Spectrum in 2007 and focuses on healthcare IT, software and information services. He was closely involved in Spectrum’s investments in Passport Health, Net Health, MedHOK and RainKing. Khandelwal joined in 2012 and focuses on software, information services and internet. Gassin joined in 2017 while Sullivan joined the same year from Harvard Management Co.

Press Release

Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on the information economy, is pleased to announce four promotions. Jeff Haywood has been promoted to managing director, Parag Khandelwal to principal, Adam Gassin to vice president and Maureen Sullivan to investor relations manager. The firm is proud to recognize the significant contributions and accomplishments made by these professionals, adding to the firm’s investment, portfolio and investor services

Continue reading “Spectrum Equity promotes four”

TA completes investment in Behavioral Health Works


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




TA Associates completed an investment in Behavioral Health Works, a behavioral health services provider focusing on therapy and services for children with autism spectrum disorder. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. TA’s Emily McGinty will join Behavioral Health Works’s board of directors.

Press Release

TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a strategic growth investment in Behavioral Health Works (“BHW”), a behavioral health services provider specializing in therapy and ancillary services for children with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 2009, BHW works with families, schools and other professionals to offer comprehensive therapy services based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (“ABA”). Care is delivered by therapists at home, in schools and in regional centers. The company provides care across 11 states, serving approximately 1,800 clients.

“We believe

Continue reading “TA completes investment in Behavioral Health Works”

Spectrum Equity, Health Enterprise Partners invest in Payer Compass


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Spectrum Equity and Health Enterprise Partners invested in Payer Compass, which provides healthcare reimbursement technology. Jeff Haywood, Steve LeSieur and Michael Radonich from Spectrum Equity, and David Tamburri from Health Enterprise, will join the Payer Compass board.

Press Release

Payer Compass, a leading provider of healthcare reimbursement technology and price transparency solutions, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm focused on the information economy, and Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), a healthcare-focused investment firm.

This investment positions Payer Compass to continue its rapid growth while further extending its comprehensive product offering serving health plans, self-insured employer groups, third-party administrators and brokers.

Payer Compass’s core software platform, VISIUM™, is a purpose-built healthcare pricing engine and contract management system focused on addressing the complexities of Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial claims pricing. With the rise of healthcare costs and shift to self-funded

™

Continue reading “Spectrum Equity, Health Enterprise Partners invest in Payer Compass”

Pfingsten-backed Oliver Printing & Packaging adds-on DISC Graphics


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: PE-Backed Mergers and Acquisitions


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Pfingsten-backed Oliver Printing & Packaging acquired packaging business DISC Graphics, the platform’s second add-on. Pfingsten first invested in Oliver in May 2016. In 2017, Oliver acquired Pohlig Bros. Packaging.

Press Release

Pfingsten announces its portfolio company, Oliver Printing & Packaging (“Oliver”), has acquired DISC Graphics, Inc. (“DISC”). DISC is a manufacturer of high quality folding carton packaging, micro-fluted corrugated boxes and pressure sensitive labels, serving the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer products and health and beauty markets. Headquartered in Hauppague, NY, DISC will continue delivering innovative packaging solutions from its current facility as part of the Oliver platform.

“The acquisition of DISC greatly strengthens our platform, bringing new markets, customers, capabilities and capacity. We could not be more excited to welcome the DISC team to the Oliver family,” said Dan Rodenbush, President and CEO of Oliver. “DISC is a highly complementary business with a similar customer-centric culture and

Continue reading “Pfingsten-backed Oliver Printing & Packaging adds-on DISC Graphics”

BGU launches $1 mln, student-run venture fund


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Venture Capital Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is launching a $1 million student-run venture capital fund called Cactus Capital. The fund will invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial projects. The fund will be led by BGU students who completed training in venture investing by fresh.fund, Israel’s university-focused venture fund. The fund will target investments of up to $5,000 for tech startups still being developed; up to $20,000 for more developed startups and up to $5,000 for social entrepreneurship across market verticals.

Press Release

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is launching Cactus Capital, a $1 million student-run venture capital fund to invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial initiatives.

Cactus Capital will be led by BGU students who have completed a hands-on training course in VC investing run by fresh.fund, Israel’s first university-focused venture capital fund.

Continue reading “BGU launches $1 mln, student-run venture fund”

Abry-backed Hilb Group adds-on H.J. Knight International Insurance Agency


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: PE-Backed Mergers and Acquisitions


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Abry Partners-backed Hilb Group acquired Massachusetts-based H.J. Knight International Insurance Agency effective Dec. 1, 2018. HJK is a full-service brokerage in commercial insurance and risk management industry. Managing Director Matt Lanza and his team will continue to operate out of HJK’s Braintree, MA location.

Press Release

The Hilb Group, LLC (THG) announced today the acquisition of Massachusetts-based H.J. Knight International Insurance Agency, Inc. (“HJK”). The transaction became effective December 1, 2018.

HJK is a leading full-service brokerage in the commercial insurance and risk management industry. Founded in 1987, the company specializes in alternative risk management solutions for commercial clients throughout the United States. Managing Director, Matt Lanza, and his team will continue to operate out of HJK’s Braintree, MA location.

“In the past few years, HJK has developed a reputation as one of the fastest growing insurance and risk management advisory firms in Massachusetts,” said Ricky Spiro,

Continue reading “Abry-backed Hilb Group adds-on H.J. Knight International Insurance Agency”

Campbell Lutyens hires ex-Park Hill exec Fred Han


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Human Resources


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Campbell Lutyens hired ex-Park Hill Group executive Fred Han as a principal. Han has worked at Park Hill, where he was most recently principal, UBS and Greenhill Cogent.

Press Release

Campbell Lutyens, one of the leading global private capital advisors, has further strengthened its global secondaries advisory team in the US with the appointment of Fred Han as a Principal. The firm has the largest secondary advisory team globally and its US team has advised on over $5 billion in transactions for leading North American LPs and GPs in the past 18 months.

Fred, who will be based in Campbell Lutyens’ New York office, has more than 13 years of experience in secondaries advisory in the US. He joins Campbell Lutyens from Park Hill Group, where he was most recently a Principal. Previously, he worked in secondary advisory at UBS and Greenhill Cogent. Fred holds a BBA in Finance

Continue reading “Campbell Lutyens hires ex-Park Hill exec Fred Han”

Lexington leads TPG secondary deal on older Asia funds


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Lexington Partners led a deal to deliver liquidity to limited partners in TPG Asia Fund V and VI in a deal valued at about $1 billion. Lazard worked as secondary adviser on the transaction.

Press Release

Lexington Partners (“Lexington”), one of the largest independent managers of secondary acquisition funds, today announced the successful closure of a secondary liquidity transaction for commitments to TPG Asia V, L.P. (“TPG Asia V”) and TPG Asia VI, L.P. (“TPG Asia VI”). In aggregate, the transaction represents a total capital commitment of approximately $1 billion. Lexington is the lead investor and acted as the Buyer Representative on behalf of the buyer group. Other terms of the transaction, which closed on December 7, 2018, were not disclosed.

TPG Asia is one of the most established private equity managers in Asia with a proven and longstanding track record dating back to 1994. Since inception, it

Continue reading “Lexington leads TPG secondary deal on older Asia funds”

Clearlake closes acquisition of symplr from Pamlico, CapStreet


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Clearlake Capital Group completed its acquisition of symplr, which provides a software-as-service platform for the healthcare industry, from Pamlico Capital and CapStreet Group. The company will continue to be led by CEO Rick Pleczko and CFO Tres Thompson.

Press Release

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), today announced that it has completed its acquisition of symplr (or the “Company”), a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform, from Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. The Company will continue to be led by Rick Pleczko, CEO, and Tres Thompson, CFO, who will join the Board of Directors.

symplr’s mission-critical SaaS platform offers provider management, credential management and payer enrollment services to over 1,500 customers representing more than 4,000 healthcare facilities in North America. symplr’s broad platform provides an end-to-end software solution for healthcare organizations to manage the compliance and credentialing requirements of their

Continue reading “Clearlake closes acquisition of symplr from Pamlico, CapStreet”

Versa closes sale of Bell and Howell to WestView


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Versa Capital Management closed the sale of Bell and Howell, which provides technology services to enhance communications and ecommerce experiences, to WestView Capital Partners. Versa acquired Bell and Howell in 2011 and last year sold two of the company’s divisions.

Press Release

Versa Capital Management, LLC (“Versa”) announced today the successful closing of the sale of Bell and Howell, LLC (“Bell and Howell” or the “Company”) to Boston-based WestView Capital Partners (“WestView”). Founded in 1907 and based in Durham, NC, Bell and Howell today is a leading national provider of technology-enabled solutions focused on enhancing communications and e-commerce experiences.

Versa, along with co-investor Access Value Investors, acquired Bell and Howell in 2011, and this sale is the culmination of the successful repositioning and realization of the investment which included two previous division divestitures in 2017 (BCC Software and Fluence Automation).

Versa worked closely with Bell and Howell’s management to

Continue reading “Versa closes sale of Bell and Howell to WestView”

H.I.G. sells Constructive Media to Sandbox & Co.


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




H.I.G. Capital is selling digital education platform Constructive Media, LLC to Sandbox & Co. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Digital Capital Advisors Managing Director Elgin Thompson led the transaction.

Press Release

Digital Capital Advisors, a premier global investment bank dedicated to serving innovative digital media and technology companies through sell-side and buy-side M&A, announces the sale of Constructive Media, LLC (“CM” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), to Sandbox & Co (“Sandbox”) on behalf of Figjam Group Ltd. The transaction was led by Elgin Thompson, Managing Director at Digital Capital Advisors.

Established over 20 years ago, CM is one of the largest digital media platforms at the intersection of education and casual gaming through its properties CoolmathGames.com, Coolmath4Kids.com and Coolmath.com. The Company has curated and developed a large selection of highly entertaining thinking

Continue reading “H.I.G. sells Constructive Media to Sandbox & Co.”

Clearlake merges portfolio companies to create rental equipment business Knight Energy Services


This post is by Chris Witkowsky from PE Hub Blog: Buyout Deals


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Clearlake Capital Group merged its portfolio companies IronGate Energy Services and Knight Oil Tools to create Knight Energy Services, a rental tool company for the North American oil and gas industry. Dwight Gross, former president and CEO of IronGate, will lead the larger company.

Press Release

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), a leading private investment firm, today announced the formation of Knight Energy Services (“Knight Energy” or the “Company”) through the merger of its portfolio companies IronGate Energy Services and Knight Oil Tools. The newly-formed Knight Energy is one of the largest independent rental tool companies serving the North American oil and gas industry.

Knight Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, provides a full suite of rental and tubular services, manufacturing packages, drilling jars, inspection, hardbanding, and safety training to onshore and offshore producers in the North American oil and gas industry. Dwight Gross,

Continue reading “Clearlake merges portfolio companies to create rental equipment business Knight Energy Services”