Private Equity

‘Affecting Every Aspect of Our Society’: McKinney Startup Aims to Identify Mental Health Issues

by | May 31, 2022
Many who are diagnosed with a mental health condition had no idea the symptoms they suffered were related to mental health. McKinney-based Connected Mind aims to change that with technology that screens people for the most common types of mental health conditions. “It's like being interviewed by a psychologist, but it's a computer,” says CEO and CTO Christian Lehinger.
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Amping Up: Fort Worth Battery and EV Charger Company Acquired by PE Firm
by | Apr 20, 2022
Schumacher Electric, a 75-year-old company that relocated to Fort Worth from Chicago last summer, is reimagining the future of power innovation.
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Dallas Cybersecurity Company Acquired by Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury-Owned Firm in a $525M Deal
by | Mar 29, 2022
Dallas-based Zimperium, a mobile security platform, is set to be acquired by Washington, D.C.’s Liberty Strategic Capital, a firm led by former Goldman Sachs CIO and Trump Administration appointee Steve Mnuchin.
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Follow the Money: MLTPLY Makes Second Investment Since Launching Last Year, RumbleOn Finalizes $130M Acquisition of Fort Worth Powersport Dealer, and More
by | Feb 23, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
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6 Dallas Private Equity Firms Make Inc.’s ‘Founder-Friendly’ Investor List

by | Oct 13, 2021
The Dallas firms are among 14 Texas shops "that founders will love" on Inc.'s 2021 list of private equity and venture capital firms.

Inc.'s list of 146 founder-friendly investors is its biggest yet.
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Dallas-Based PE Firm Partners With Two Aerospace Companies to Form New Missile and Space Platform
by | Jan 26, 2021
The new platform, now operating in Los Angeles, is already among the largest independently owned suppliers focused on manufacturing complex systems in the space, missile, interceptor, and hypersonic markets, the firm says.
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Richardson-Based RealPage Is Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $10B Deal
by | Dec 21, 2020
The real estate software and data analytics provider expects to continue operating under Chairman and CEO Steve Winn and his existing leadership team in Richardson. Winn founded the company, which now serves some 12,200 clients worldwide, in 1998.

In an earnings call in February, Winn said, “This is a good time to be in the real estate technology space.” The company is committed to the “North Star of Innovation and simplification,” he said at the time.
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New Dallas PE Firm Bootstrap Ventures Makes $1M Investment in Behavior-Driven Ad Platform
by | Jun 16, 2020
The investment in Perpetual Media, which can turn most any screen into a targeted advertising platform, is the boutique firm's first strategic tech investment. Founded in April, Bootstrap Ventures specializes in deals related to water rights.
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Follow the Money: VanillaSoft Nets $4M, Riveron Gets Growth Funding, Mass Luminosity Acquires Fort Worth Firm

by | May 16, 2019
You’ll also find news about Carl Sparks, RumbleOn, Sky Island Capital, Center Oak Partners, Fund Architects, Checkpoint ID, Revint Solutions, AccentCare Inc., and Top Image Systems in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies and investors in North Texas.
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Follow the Money: Nimbix Gets $4M, Energy Spectrum Raises $867M; Sentrics Acquires SeniorTV
by | Apr 11, 2019
You’ll also find news about Caregiver Inc., FieldPulse, Labora Group, EMPOWER Series, Anonymous, ActivTrak, Graco, and Mizuni in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity involving North Texas companies.
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Follow the Money: TPG Raises $12B for Flagship Fund; Pizza Hut Acquires Online Ordering Platform
by | Dec 8, 2018
Also, you'll find news about deals involving Cypress Growth Capital, D.R. Horton, Aspira, ECi Sofware Solutions, Ryan, and Accenture in this roundup of activity by companies and investors with ties to North Texas.
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Follow the Money: Caris Raises $150M, Meritize Gets $13.2M, iDonate Secures $10M, BenefitMall Buys Phoenix Firm
by | Oct 4, 2018
From Dallas investor Carl Sparks and 7-Eleven Ventures to Conversable and Hospice Source, here are notable funding and acquisition deals with North Texas ties.
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Follow the Money: Jerry Jones Firm Invests $75M, Gradalis Raises $44M

by | Apr 3, 2018
From oilfield companies, to pharma, and elevator services, here are some of the latest capital raises, mergers, and acquisitions with North Texas ties that are giving the economy a lift.
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Follow the Money: Nuvothera Raises $2.06M, Naya Ventures Nets $2M, Investar Seeks $5M
by | Mar 1, 2018
From a maker of a psoriasis treatment to a warm-cookie delivery company, here are some of the latest capital raises, mergers, and acquisitions with North Texas ties.
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Chamber, Capital One Create Online Guide to Help Innovators Succeed
by | Jan 23, 2018
A new online guide on Dallas Innovates aims to help innovators find funding, mentorship, and other valuable resources they need to succeed in an ever-changing environment.
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