As a growth equity investor at New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount, Kirk Smith is wired to look for high-impact companies that maximize untapped opportunity, focusing on those that are primed for accelerated organic growth or perhaps a transformative acquisition. It’s not surprising that Kirk, along with two colleagues, recently applied their trained eyes for scouting opportunities within Bregal Sagemount itself, and proposed that the company take advantage of new, disruptive approaches to hiring

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Steve McLaughlin, Founder of FT Partners and Gene Yoon, Founder of Bregal Sagemount Form SPAC To Pursue Business Combination in FinTech, Enterprise Software or Tech-Enabled Services -- Independence Holdings Corp. (the "Company") announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 43,500,000 units at a price to the public of $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to commence trading on March 9, 2021 on The Nasdaq Capital Markets (the “Nasdaq”) under the ticker

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As we look forward to 2021, we at Sagemount are enthusiastic for the future and proud of the year we had in 2020. Some key highlights for us include: New Platform Investments We had an active year of new deal-making and are proud to welcome the following companies to the Sagemount portfolio: Minority Equity financing led by Sagemount. Accellion provides enterprise content firewall solutions that consolidate, control, and secure sensitive third party communications. Minority Equity

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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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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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Inc.'s inaugural list of founder-friendly private equity firms highlights shops that treat entrepreneurs as partners and operators--rather than as part of the furniture. -- Private equity firms have been called all kinds of nasty names over the years: asset strippers, corporate raiders, vulture capitalists. Don't be deterred by these labels. The PE firms making headlines over high-profile corporate bankruptcies such as Toys "R" Us are rarely the same investors who back small businesses. In fact,

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First Bregal Investments Fund to Open to Outside Investors -- Bregal Sagemount, a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in both control and non-control situations, today announced the first and final close of Bregal Sagemount II, LP ("Sagemount II"), at the hard cap with total commitments of $960 million. Sagemount II was oversubscribed and significantly exceeded the original $800 million target. Sagemount II will continue Bregal Sagemount’s proven strategy of providing flexible capital

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Partners from Bregal Sagemount, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and Turn/River Capital Top the List -- GrowthCap announced today its annual Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors ranking. The list was compiled based on nominations as well as a methodical review of the nominated investor's deal experience, overall background, firm reputation, and position as well as other key factors. The most weight was given to investors whose peers ranked them as the best of the best.

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