NEW YORK – Vaquero Capital received two major deal awards at the USA M&A Atlas Awards, held last week in a virtual ceremony. Vaquero was recognized with the award for Tech Deal of the Year in advising Top of Mind Networks on its sale to Black Knight. The firm was also awarded Growth Investment Deal … Continued
Accel-KKR LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth and middle market investments. It also makes mezzanine investments. The firm seeks to invest in buyouts of divisions of larger companies, divisional carveouts, subsidiaries and business units or operating assets from public companies; acquisitions and recapitalizations of closelyheld private companies; and going-private transactions of small and micro cap public companies. In buyouts, the firm specifically targets assets that are considered or are likely to be considered non-core assets that will typically include businesses with business models that are inconsistent or are incompatible with the parent and may have been under-invested in for some period. It pursues acquisition and recapitalization of private companies that prefer to remain private or which currently do not have the scale and/or growth profile to access the public markets but whose shareholder desire liquidity and/or access to growth capital including acquisition financing including founder and family owned businesses. The firm pursues going private transactions in public companies that are either subscale for the public markets or whose management teams have a business plan that is most appropriately executed as a private company. It primarily invests in technology industry including software, Internet technologies, and IT enabled services as well as in various sub-segments including enterprise and infrastructure software, vertical market application software, technical software, networking software, enterprise computing and data storage, storage networking, data communications, telecommunications equipment, Internet services, business process outsourcing, supply chain, and professional IT services. It seeks to invest globally. The firm commits a wide range of capital, from less than $10 million to over $100 million, and typically invests in companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $200 million. It prefers to acquire majority ownership position, control investments, and minority growth investments. The firm is an affiliate of Accel Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Accel–KKR LLC was founded in February 2000 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and London, United Kingdom.