Welcome to “PIF Updates”; a listing of articles discussing recent liquidity events related to portfolio companies in which Pomona Investment Fund (“PIF” or the “Fund”) invests through its private equity holdings.
Please refer to the recent headlines and corresponding links below for more information on these liquidity events. There is also an archive related to historical transactions labeled “PIF Updates Archive” below.
“Vista Equity Partners and Bain Capital have agreed to sell Vertafore, a Denver-based provider of insurance software, to software conglomerate Roper Technologies for $5.35 billion. Vista and Bain acquired Vertafore from TPG Capital in 2016 for around $2.7 billion, including debt.”
“Chinese online classifieds 58.com Inc. WUBA.N said on Monday it would be taken private by a consortium of investors, backed by private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic, in a deal that valued the company at about $8.7 billion.”
“Shareholders in Far Point Acquisition have approved the special-purpose acquisition company's agreement to purchase Swiss payments company Global Blue from Silver Lake in a $2.6 billion reverse merger.”
“Two private equity firms, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Frazier Healthcare Partners, are teaming up to acquire a leading specialty contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). The firms are buying Adare Pharmaceuticals a global provider of advanced pharmaceutical technologies, development and manufacturing. The company utilizes its differentiated pharmaceutical technology and microbiome scientific platforms to develop novel, improved medicines and therapies for the global market.”
“Global franchising company FAT Brands — global franchising company and owner of Fatburger, Hurricane Grill & Wings and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses — has completed the acquisition of retro diner brand Johnny Rockets that was first announced in August.”
PIF Updates Archive (Previous 4 Quarters of Articles)
Bill.com stock pops 61% after above-range IPO
Article issued by PitchBook on December 13, 2019
Thomas H. Lee Partners to sell Ten-X commercial real estate unit for $190M
Article issued by S&P Global on May 13, 2020
GHO Capital buys biotech company from Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman
Article issued by Private Equity News on June 3, 2020
NortonLifeLock agrees to repurchase $625M of convertible senior notes
Article issued by S&P Global on May 18, 2020
Top investor in Italy's Nexi cuts stake as M&A looms
Article issued by Reuters on May 27, 2020
Insight Equity Completes the Sale of Micross Components
Article issued by Insight Equity on February 14, 2020
Lytx Announces Majority Investment from the Permira Funds
Article issued by PR Newswire on January 8, 2020
Advent International Sells its Stake in Ocensa
Article issued by Advent International on February 11, 2020
Byron Allen Reaches Agreement to Purchase Eleven Television Stations from USA Television for $290 Million
Article issued by ShareCast on January 10, 2020
Saw Mill Capital Completes Sale of Pine Environmental Services, LLC
Article issued by PR Newswire on October 1, 2019
Apollo Sells 33m Watches of Switzerland Shares
Article issued by PRNewswire on January 7, 2020
Sun Capital ships toy maker to Giochi Preziosi
Article issued by PitchBook on July 1, 2019
Platinum Equity Nears $500 Million Deal for TruckPro
Article issued by Bloomberg on October 4, 2019
Advent International, Temasek arms sell 8.2% in CG Consumer
Article issued by Economic Times on December 4, 2019
Audax Private Equity Completes the Sale of CURT Group to Lippert Components, Inc.
Article issued by BusinessWire on December 30, 2019
Providence Agrees to Sell Majority Stake in OEConnection
Article issued by Providence Equity on August 1, 2019
TPG, Goldman profit from ProSight's post-IPO pop
Article issued by PitchBook on July 26, 2019
Castle Harlan and Branford Castle buy Sunless
Article issued by PE Hub on August 13, 2019
BlackRock set to take major stake in Sports Illustrated owner Authentic Brands
Article issued by MarketWatch on August 11, 2019
WorkForce Software Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Evergreen Coast Capital
Article issued by GlobeNewswire on June 24, 2019
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