REPOST: RHC Pipeline Report

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Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a San Mateo, CA-based business spend management (BSM) company, is to acquire Exari, a provider of contract lifecycle management

Press Release:

(Coupa Software – SEA Link)


  • Apollo Global Management will acquire Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for approximately $1.1 billion, including debt.
  • Gen.Ga Playa Vista, Calif.-based esports organization, raised $46 million in funding. Investors include Will Smith, Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong, New Enterprise Associates, Conductive Ventures, Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, SVB Capital, and Stanford University.

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20180830 IN Pipeline – Healthcare & Life Sciences

“Rare disease is becoming an increasing area of focus in the pharmaceutical industry, with a market size estimated to reach $169B by 2022.” -CB Insight

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• RootPath, a Cambridge-based biotechnology developing personalized T cell therapies for cancer, raised $7 million in seed funding. Sequoia Chinaled the round, and was joined by investors including Volcanics Venture, BV (Baidu Ventures) and Nest.Bio Ventures.

Nebula Genomics, a San Francisco and Boston-based human genome sequencing and health big data company, raised $4.3 million in seed funding. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Arch Venture Partners, Fenbushi Capital, Mayfield, F-Prime Capital Partners, Great Point Ventures, Windham Venture Partners, Hemi Ventures, Mirae Asset, Hikma Ventures and Heartbeat Labs.

Nanovis, a seller of nano-technology enhanced spinal implants, raised $5.5 million in funding.   Investors include Elevate Ventures, 1st Source Capital Corporation, Purdue’s Foundry Investment Fund, Commenda Capital and Ellipsis Ventures.

Harbour BioMed, a China-based biopharmaceutical company, raised $85 million in Series B funding. GIC Private Ltd led the round, and was joined by investors including China Life Private Equity Investment Co, Vertex Ventures, AdvanTech and Legend Capital.









20180829 IN Pipeline – Fast Track Private Equity

Blurred Vission

Is Softbank’s Vision fund more a blurred vision of private equity for acquisitions and venture capital?

Our motto for our BETA blog is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

Let our Senior Executive Advisors fast track your deal with Softbank to Arlington Capital Partners! #fasttrack  #seaprogram #inpipeline

IN Pipeline – Private Equity – 08-29-18

• Arlington Capital Partners acquired Black Box Corp‘s government solutions division. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The division will operate as Tyto Athene, a systems integrator and managed services provider of communications systems for the Department of Defense.

• Apollo Global Management agreed to buy Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE:AHL) in a deal valued at $2.6 billion. Apollo is paying $42.75 cash for each outstanding Aspen share.

• Serent Capital made a minority investment in GDS Link, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of credit risk management software. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Baum Capital Partners recapitalized Goettl Air Conditioning, a Las Vegas-based provider of HVAC and plumbing maintenance, repair and replacement services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sage Capital LLC made an investment in Check Corp, a Troy, Mich.-based maker of flexible heating elements, control systems, and related components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc acquired Urban Armor Gear LLC, a Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based maker of branded, patented, and rugged protective cases for mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• BGF invested £7.5 million ($9.7 million) in Purity Brewing Co, a U.K.-based independent brewery that’s behind beers such as Mad Goose and Pure Ubu.

20180823 IN Pipeline – Private Equity

Let our Senior Executive Advisors (via SEA Program) fast-track you EBITDA companies need for growth capital!  Our guys know Trinity Hunt Partners!

Today’s highlighted deal is Trinity Hunt Partners acquired Veracity Research Company, a Denton, Texas-based provider of outsourced investigative services.  This is a good example of private equity investing in management and cash flow in any company.  Our friends have invested in special leather companies with a wide range of deals ( can we say Pig Farms).  The key is always strong EBITDA!!!

NOTE:  This is a BETA blog and we look forward to the day we can spend time and money to provide a stronger blog posting to you.


  • Ridgemont Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in Amerit Fleet Solutions, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based provider of fleet maintenance and repair services to fleets. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Insight Venture Partners made an investment in EveryAction, a Washington D.C.-based provider of software. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice agreed to acquire PowerTeam Services LLC, a Cary, North Carolina-based provider of maintenance and construction services to the U.S. utility industries. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Prism Spectrum Holdings LLC, which is backed by White Oak, acquired Copper Environmental Consulting Inc, a Montana-based environmental consulting, engineering and project management firm. No financial termswere disclosed.
  • Tuatara Capital LP acquired Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc, a licensed medical cannabis cultivator in the state. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.
  • Mediware Information Systems Inc, which is backed by TPG Capital, acquired Rock-Pond Solutions, a Conway, Ark.-based business intelligence and analytics software provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • NewSpring made an investment in Total Care RX Inc, a Flushing, N.Y.-based specialty pharmacy. Gemini Investors and Celerity Partners also participated. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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20180821 IN Pipeline – Private Equity + Slack

slack numbers

$7 billion valuations for Slack?  Yes $400 million plus in new funding with $7 billion-plus valuation.

BOTTOMLINE: At $7 billion valuations the IPO option looks like the only exit for investors!

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• Saxet III Minerals, a Houston-based oil and gas company, raised $100 million in funding from Post Oak Energy Capital LP.

• Sverica Capital Management acquired a majority interest in Gener8, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based manufacturer of life science instrumentation and clinical devices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• General Atlantic made an investment in European Wax Center, an Aventura, Fla.-based beauty lifestyle brand franchise. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.

• Scania Growth Capital invested SEK 35 million (~$3.8 million) in Corebon AB, a Sweden-based carbon fiber startup.

• Washington Equity Partners acquired Accu-Tube Corporation, a manufacturer of highly engineered small-diameter stainless steel tubing. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Rizing, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, acquired 3D Results, a Libertyville, Ill.-based professional services firm. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.

• Winchester Interconnect Corporation, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, acquired W- Technology Inc, a Houston, Texas-based developer of rotatable and molded connectors, precision-machined components, and specialized cable assemblies. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.


IN Pipeline – 20180807

Beta Blog still here and deals are also closing!  Below are a few private equity deals that closed during summer (deals are getting done).  Our Senior Executive Advisors can help you with Alion, Silver Lake, and other amazing companies and private equity firms.

Private Equity Pipeline

• Silver Lake made an investment in GoodRx, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of prescription and healthcare savings. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• DataOnline, which is backed by FFL Partners, acquired Independent Technologies, a provider of hardware, software and services for the telecommunications, oil and gas and power industries. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ONCAP acquired Precision Global, a Greenville, S.C.-based maker of dispensing solutions. Peak Rock Capital was the seller. ONCAP said it invested about $111 million in the deal.

• Webster Capital acquired JBR Clinical Research, a Salt Lake City-based clinical research site manager conducting post-op pain studies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Wynnchurch Capital will acquire Logistik Unicorp Inc, a Canada-based provider of managed uniform programs to corporate and government organizations. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• CoolSys, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, acquired Energy Squared LLC, a Princeton, N.J.-based energy design consulting engineering firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Guardian Capital made an investment in Direct Line, a Fremont, Calif.-based provider of network cabling, infrastructure and staffing services to data centers and other mission critical environments. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Alion, which is backed by Veritas Capital, agreed to acquire MacB, a provider of complex engineering and mission critical technology solutions and services for national security missions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Source Capital made an investment in Texan Allergy, an Austin, Texas-based provider of management support services to affiliated allergy practices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Strand Equity made an investment in Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, a Brooklyn-based artisan ice cream brand. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Vista Equity Partners is considering selling Tibco Software Inc, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of infrastructure and business intelligence software. Vista has held early stage talks with potential suitors.

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IN Pipeline – Private Equity – 20180729

Beta Blog = showing you deals are closing!


• Trinity Hunt Partners acquired Improving, a Dallas-based provider of technology and custom software development services. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.

• Pamlico Capital agreed to invest in Personify, an Austin, Texas-based provider of tech solutions for nonprofit organizations. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• New Mountain Capital made an investment in Beeline, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based provider of cloud-based vendor management solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• CID Capital made an investment in ProSource, a Greenville, S.C.-based plumbing, kitchen and lighting solution provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Claritas Capital invested $4.3 million in TwelveStone Health Partners, a Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based provider of chronic care medication services.

• Outward Hound, a portfolio company of J.W. Childs Associates LP, acquired Wholesome Pride, a Chesterfield, Mo.-based maker of pet treats. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• DME Express, which is backed by WayPoint Capital Partners, acquired Advanced Therapeutics, a Maryland-based provider of medical equipment to hospice providers. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Blackstone and Carlyle Group made a joint takeover approach for Arconic (NYSE: ARNC), according to The Wall Street JournalApollo Global Management, KKR, and Onex Corp have also expressed interest.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

Happy Networking and Investing,

Investor Network By JD

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