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Axial Monthly Digest: Deals, Announcements & Top Stories [March Edition]


Every month, Axial’s monthly digest profiles the biggest deal announcements and top stories being published by our members.

March was an exciting month over at Axial. We had 21 new buy-side members and 52 new sell-side advisory firms participating on the platform for the first time this month.

From an activity perspective, March was a BIG month for private equity firms closing on new platform investments. Axial members including One Equity Partners, Altus Capital, LLR Partners, ARC Industries, Greenbriar Equity, SFW Capital, Harbour Group and Advent International all acquired new portfolio companies.

There’s a lot to cover in our 3rd edition of Axial’s monthly digest, so let’s get into it.

New Member Highlights

  • Family Offices: River Trading Company, Eden Capital, Solamere Capital
  • Private Equity Firms: Zelnick Media, Quarry Capital, Ten Point Capital
  • Corporations: Bufab Group, Teknor Apex Company, Denver Realty Group
  • Investment Banks: Butler Snow Advisors, Daybreak Capital, Bryant Park Capital

Deal of the Month

G2VP is a technology-focused private equity firm based in Menlo Park. The 8-person firm joined Axial back in October to cover sub $100M revenue growth equity and buyout opportunities.

This past month, G2VP invested $33M into a Series C round for Fictiv, a technology company that positions itself as the Amazon Web Services for Manufacturing. Fictiv works across manufacturing plants in China and the Bay Area, covering a range of processes, including injection molding, CNC machining, 3D printing and urethane casting.


  • Summit Partners¬†Raises $4.9 Billion for Tenth U.S. Growth Equity Fund.¬†Read More
  • Hammond Kennedy Whitney¬†portfolio company¬†Fresh Direct Produce earns Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Status.¬†Read More
  • Founding partner and Managing Director of¬†SSG Capital Advisors¬†J. Scott Victor¬†Receives Influencer of Finance Award from The Inquirer.¬†Read More
  • Vology¬†and¬†Google Cloud Celebrate Partnership.¬†Read More¬†

Thought Leadership

  • Plante Moran Corporate Finance¬†publishes quarterly industry reports on¬†Plastics¬†&¬†Industrial Distribution.
  • Lawrence Evans & Co¬†publishes Virtual Reality in Health Care white paper.¬†Read More
  • Bravaldo Capital¬†publishes “Leverage Guidance Repeal May Stimulate Competition Among Lenders.”¬†Read More
  • Richard Kestenbaum,¬†Co-founder of investment bank¬†Triangle Capital,¬†publishes the “Biggest Toy Industry Trends In 2019 through Forbes.”¬†Read More

People Moves

  • Nick Moscaritolo¬†Joins¬†Platte River Equity¬†as Director of Portfolio Company Operations.¬†Read More
  • PNC Riverarch¬†Promotes¬†Wiechkoske¬†to Managing Director.¬†Read More
  • Edgewater Capital¬†Announces New Operating Partner,¬†Chris Springer, to Lead Specialty Materials Practice.¬†Read More
  • Christian Dougherty¬†Joins¬†Objective Capital Partners¬†As Managing Director, Valuation.¬†Read More
  • Ryan Oleski¬†Joins¬†Three Twenty-One Capital Partners¬†as Vice President.¬†Read More
  • Tim Brady¬†joins¬†Copper Run¬†as Vice President.¬†Read More
  • Capital Partners¬†has promoted¬†John Willert¬†to¬†Managing Director,¬†Andrea Vandersall¬†to Vice President, and¬†Anshul Chawla¬†to Senior Associate.¬†Read More
  • IES Holdings¬†Announces Appointment of¬†Gary Matthews¬†as Chief Executive Officer.¬†Read More
  • Bruce Adams¬†joins¬†Kasper & Associates.¬†Read More

Deal News from Sell-Side Members

  • Marlin & Associates¬†Advises BidFX on Strategic Investment by SGX.¬†Read More
  • Cascadia Capital¬†Advises Western Polymer Corporation in its Acquisition by Ingredion.¬†Read More
  • Objective Capital Partners¬†Completes Sale of Carl Warren to Claims Technology Group of America, Inc.¬†Read More
  • Baker Tilly¬†advises AmesburyTruth on its Divestiture of Schlegel Specialty Products to Right Lane Capital LLC.¬†Read More
  • Berkery Noyes¬†represents LLR portfolio company LEARN Behavioral in its sale to Gryphon Investors.¬†Read More
  • Bundy Group¬†Advises Templeton-Vest on its sale to VSC.¬†Read More
  • The Principium Group¬†represents Bayou Lawn & Landscape in its sale to¬†Landscape Workshop.¬†Read More
  • De NES Partners, LLC Announces the Sale of Diversified Inspections/Independent Testing Laboratories, Inc. and CraneCare, Inc.¬†Read More
  • Dresner Partners¬†Advised Socomec On Expansion Of Rapidly Growing Product Portfolio With Acquisition Of Boltswitch.¬†Read More
  • Copper Run¬†Advises Screen Machine on its Acquisition of Diamond Z.¬†Read More
  • SSG Advises¬†Argos Therapeutics, Inc. in the Sale of Substantially all of its Assets to an Affiliate of SCM Lifescience Co., Ltd. and Genexine, Inc..¬†Read More
  • ROTH Capital Partners¬†Acts as Sole Placement Agent for Altimmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALT) in its $14 Million Registered Direct.¬†Read More

Deal News from Buy-Side Members

  • Advent portfolio company¬†Quala expands operations with acquisition of Container Experts.¬†Read More
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company¬†Traditions Health Enters Arizona, Acquires Reflections Hospice and Palliative Care.¬†Read More
  • Sallyport Commercial Finance¬†Provides New Credit Facility to Trucking Company in Washington.¬†Read More
  • Huron Capital‚Äôs Sciens Building Solutions Completes Latest Add-on Acquisition.¬†Read More
  • CapX Partners¬†Wraps Up Equipment Financing for Food Packaging Business.¬†Read More
  • Harren Equity Partners¬†Sponsors Recapitalization of Velosio, LLC.¬†Read More
  • Greenbriar Equity¬†Portfolio Company¬†Frauscher Sensor Technology joins the Delachaux Group.¬†Read More
  • Markforged Raises $82 Million Round Led by¬†Summit Partners¬†to Bring Industrial 3D Printing to Mass Production.¬†Read More
  • Thermal Solutions Manufacturing, Inc. Acquired by¬†Altus Capital Partners III, L.P.¬†Read More
  • Harbour Group¬†acquires RailFX, LOFA and Cattron.¬†Read More
  • One Equity Partners¬†to Acquire Walterscheid Powertrain Group.¬†Read More
  • LLR Invests¬†in CareATC, Leader in Employee Population Health Management.¬†Read More
  • ARC Industries¬†Acquires Canco Hydroblasting.¬†Read More
  • First Aviation Services¬†and¬†Greenbriar Equity Group¬†acquire rotorcraft components manufacturer DART Aerospace.¬†Read More

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  • How New Tax Law Limiting Deductions for Interest Expense Impacts M&A.¬†Read More
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