The Top 8 Add-on Investors Of 2017

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The Top 8 Add-on Investors Of 2017
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Excelligence Learning, a provider of elementary school supplies and teacher training services, has acquired Frog Street Press, another supplier of education tools and services. Brentwood Associates has owned a majority stake in Excelligence since 2014.

Private equity investors have completed 736 add-on deals worldwide thus far in 2017, according to the PitchBook Platform, with 37.9% of those transactions coming in the B2B sector, ahead of IT (20.8%), B2C (15.6%) and healthcare (13.7%)—roughly mirroring the figures across PE deals of all types. The US has been home to about 60% of all add-on activity, nearly twice as much as Europe (32%), with the highest share of US deals occurring in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Which firms are leading the way? Here are the top eight:

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1. Harbourvest Partners (19)
2. Audax Group (17)
3. KKR (15)
T-4. TA Associates (13)
T-4. AlpInvest Partners (13)
T-4. ABRY Partners (13)
T-7. The Carlyle Group (11)
T-7. CI Capital Partners (11)

Want a more complete look at PE activity this year? PitchBook subscribers can take a look at every 2017 deal to date.

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