Encore Gets New Managing Director

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 in consumer products companies that have revenues between $10 million and $100 million and where it can utilize its own […]

Houlihan Lokey Adds TMT Pro

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 investment banking group at Rothschild & Co. where he helped launch the firm’s investment banking practice in Silicon Valley. “To […]

GI Partners Closes Fund VI

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 2017 with $2.8 billion in capital. Limited partners in Fund VI include sovereign wealth funds, pensions, financial institutions, investment management […]

Palladium Creates Position, Hires Business Development Director

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 of both public and private corporations, investment banks and proprietary sources including entrepreneurs, industry executives, advisors and private wealth managers. […]

Topspin Closes New Consumer Fund at Hard Cap

Topspin Closes New Consumer Fund at Hard Cap

Topspin Consumer Partners has held a hard cap and final closing of Topspin Consumer Partners II LP with $205 million of capital. The firm’s new fund was oversubscribed and was backed by both existing investors and new limited partners including funds of funds, global asset managers and family offices. Topspin makes control investments of $15 […]

LongRange Expands Team

LongRange Expands Team

LongRange Capital has added several new members to its investment team with the hirings of Sunny Patel as a senior principal, Taylor Elliott as a senior associate, and Austin Marcus as an associate. “Our investment pipeline continues to grow,” said Bob Berlin, the managing partner of LongRange Capital. “I’m excited to welcome Sunny, Taylor and […]

D.A. Davidson Buys Marlin, Creates Top 5 Middle Market Investment Bank

D.A. Davidson Buys Marlin, Creates Top 5 Middle Market Investment Bank

Investment bank D.A. Davidson has agreed to acquire Marlin & Associates, a technology-focused investment bank. Marlin & Associates is a provider of strategic and financial advice to buyers and sellers of financial technology, data, analytics companies. Sectors of specific focus include financial, insurance, banking and legal technology as well as governance, risk management, and compliance […]

Rockbridge Closes Fund II

Rockbridge Closes Fund II

Rockbridge Growth Equity has closed its second fund, RB Equity Fund II LP and RB Equity Fund II-A LP, with $345 million of combined capital. Rockbridge invests from $20 million to $100 million of equity in business and technology services companies that have at least $20 million of revenue and $5 million to $25 million […]

SaaS-Focused Luminate Beats Target

SaaS-Focused Luminate Beats Target

Luminate Capital Partners has held an above-target close of its third fund, Luminate Capital Partners III LP, with $1 billion of capital commitments. Luminate’s target for its new fund was $700 million and the firm’s earlier fund closed in December 2018 with $425 million of capital. Limited partners in Fund III include endowments, foundations, public […]

Keystone Capital Closes Debut Institutional Fund

Keystone Capital Closes Debut Institutional Fund

Keystone Capital has held a first and final close of its debut institutional fund, Keystone Capital Fund II LP, with $420 million of capital commitments. Chicago-headquartered Keystone was founded in 1994 by Kent Dauten and Scott Gwilliam to launch Record Masters as a platform in the health records management sector. In early 1995, Record Masters […]

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