Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) (“Hilltop”) and Align Financial Holdings, LLC (“Align”) today announced the completion of the sale of Hilltop’s wholly owned subsidiary, National Lloyds Corporation (“National Lloyds”), to Align on June 30. The transaction, which was first announced in January 2020, closed following the receipt of required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Gross proceeds (before transaction expenses) at closing to Hilltop from the transaction were approximately $154.1 million,

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Mergers & Acquisitions is recognizing nine dealmakers as the 2020 Rising Stars of Private Equity: David Farsai, Principal, Mainsail Partners, who is the first at the firm to rise from associate to principal Andrea McGuirt, Senior Associate, Palladium Equity Partners, who established a strategy for sourcing and executing opportunities in the current deal environment Molly Fitzpatrick, Vice President, Rallyday Partners, who led three investments and a divestment for the new PE firm Jenny Zhang, Vice

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Combined Company Renamed Open Lending and Will Trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market -- Open Lending, LLC (“Open Lending”), a leading provider of lending enablement and risk analytics solutions to financial institutions, and Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: NEBU) ("Nebula"), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by True Wind Capital, L.P. (“True Wind Capital”), announced today that they have closed their previously announced business combination agreement under which Nebula acquired Open Lending. The business combination was

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Corcentric, a leading provider of business spend management and revenue management software and services, announced today a significant minority growth equity investment from New York-based private equity firm, Bregal Sagemount. The $80 million capital raise will support Corcentric’s product innovation and solution integration efforts as the company continues its global expansion; helping businesses reduce costs and spend more efficiently. The investment comes on the heels of a busy 24 months for Corcentric, during which the

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Company Delivers Consolidated Solution to Secure 3rd Party Communications Across Email, File Sharing, Enterprise Apps, Web Forms, SFTP, MFT, and Mobile -- Accellion, Inc., provider of the enterprise content firewall that consolidates, controls, and secures sensitive third party communications, today announced a $120 million financing round led by Bregal Sagemount. Baring Private Equity, having led previous rounds, will retain a significant stake in the business. The Accellion enterprise content firewall protects the IP, PII, PHI,

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Fund was oversubscribed, surpassing $1.35 billion target -- Bregal Sagemount, a leading growth-focused private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the final closing for Bregal Sagemount Fund III (“Fund III” or the “Fund”) at the Fund’s hard cap of $1.5 billion, exceeding its $1.35 billion target. Fund III will continue the investment strategy Bregal Sagemount has pursued since its inception in 2012 and focus on providing flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading

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Fleet software leader expands its portfolio with advanced field service solution -- GPS Insight, a leading provider of fleet software for organizations with vehicles, trailers and other mobile assets, today announced the acquisition of Chicago-based ServiceBridge, a leading field service management software company for small businesses and franchises with tools that empower field service teams to better serve their customers. The move further broadens the scope of the GPS Insight software portfolio to deliver more

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Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced a significant growth investment by Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector focused private equity firm. The transaction will enable the firm’s executive team to significantly accelerate its growth strategy, pursue strategic M&A targets, invest further in the firm’s technology platform and expand Options’ reach in key financial centers globally. No further terms of the transaction were disclosed. Options, founded in 1993

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