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Press Release  •  21-Nov-2022

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches 1GT Growth-Oriented Private Equity Platform Focused On Companies Seeking To Mitigate Climate Change 

Vikram Raju, Neha Champaneria Markle, David N Miller
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) announced today that it has launched the 1GT growth-oriented private equity platform (1GT or the Platform) focused on investments in companies that will collectively avoid or remove one gigaton of CO2-equivalent (CO2e) emissions from the Earth’s atmosphere from the date of the Platform’s investment through 2050, the date by which the United Nations has mandated “Net Zero” must be achieved.

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Press Release  •  21-Oct-2022

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Emler Swim School 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, David Thompson
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have completed an investment in Emler Swim School (Emler or the Company). MSCP is partnering with the current management team and investor group led by Emler Chief Executive Officer Greg Laird and President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Draudt, who will continue to lead the business.

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Press Release  •  20-Oct-2022

Morgan Stanley Survey: Pension Funds Are Leading the Way in Diversity-Based Investments, Yet Perceived Financial Trade-Off Creates Hurdles for Many Asset Owners 

According to a new report and survey released by Morgan Stanley, while a large majority of pension funds say incorporating gender and racial diversity into investment decisions can be financially beneficial, more than half of asset owners broadly say they believe they must choose between financial gains and a diversity-based approach. This disparity suggests that many asset owners remain sceptical of the financial ROI of diversity, with the exception of public pension funds who are setting the standard for action, according to the survey data.

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Press Release  •  19-Oct-2022

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Significantly Exceeds Target With Second Co-Investment Fund 

Michael Carroll, Neha Champaneria Markle, David N Miller
Morgan Stanley Private Markets Solutions (“Private Markets Solutions” or the “Team”), the multi-manager private markets platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today the final close of Private Equity Co-Investment Fund II (“PECO II”). PECO II was oversubscribed, closing on $1.25 billion in total commitments and exceeding its fundraising target of $750 million.

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Press Release  •  04-Oct-2022

Waud Capital Partners Closes Continuation Fund for Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy 

Nash Waterman, Yash Gupta, Brian Towsen, David N Miller
Waud Capital Partners (“WCP”), a growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced the closing of a single-asset continuation fund in connection with the recapitalization of its portfolio company Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (“Ivy” or the “Company”). The continuation fund, sponsored by WCP, has been supported by new and returning limited partners and is anchored by funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Secondaries Team, an investment team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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Press Release  •  22-Sep-2022

DataGuard raises €61 million Series B from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Lincoln Isetta, David N Miller, Pete Chung
DataGuard, Europe’s leading data privacy, information security and compliance platform for small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) and corporates, has raised a €61 million Series B round led by San Francisco-based Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and existing investor One Peak. Further investors in the round include strategic angel investors such as SaaS unicorn founders Bastian Nominacher (Celonis), Hanno Renner (Personio), and Carsten Thoma (Hybris), as well as Kreos Capital.

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Press Release  •  19-Sep-2022

PowerToFly Raises Over $30 million to continue building diverse and inclusive workplaces 

Lincoln Isetta, David N Miller, Pete Chung
End-to-end diversity recruiting and retention platform PowerToFly has secured over $30 million in funding led by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital ("Expansion Capital"). Additional investors include the Morgan Stanley Next Level Fund ("Next Level Fund"), Chartline Ventures, and Grasshopper Bank (through debt financing).

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Press Release  •  15-Sep-2022

OneTeam Partners Announces Sale of RedBird Capital Stake to HPS, Atlantic Park and Morgan Stanley, Recapitalizing the Premier Athlete Licensing and Marketing Company 

Morgan Stanley Tactical Value Investing
OneTeam Partners, the leader in commercializing group licensing rights of professional and collegiate athletes, announced today that HPS Investment Partners (HPS), Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund (Atlantic Park) and Morgan Stanley Tactical Value (Morgan Stanley) are joining as investment partners. The syndicate replaces RedBird Capital Partners (RedBird) who founded OneTeam in 2019 alongside the NFL Players Association and MLB Players Association.

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Press Release  •  08-Sep-2022

Dealpath Raises $43M Series C Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Steven Cao, David N Miller, Pete Chung
Dealpath—the real estate industry’s leading and most trusted, purpose-built Deal Management platform—today announced it has closed a $43M Series C funding round. This round was led by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from notable existing investors including Blackstone, 8VC, JLL, Nasdaq Ventures as well as GreenSoil PropTech Ventures.

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Press Release  •  07-Sep-2022

Fairway Lawns Acquires Luv-A-Lawn and Plant It Earth 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Fairway Lawns, backed by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), recently completed two acquisitions in the residential lawncare space, partnering with Luv-A-Lawn and Plant It Earth. Both companies are strong regional brands based in the Central Florida market and strategically expand Fairway Lawns’ Southeast footprint.

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Press Release  •  17-Aug-2022

Swander Pace Capital Announces First Continuation Fund with Captek Softgel International. Inc. in Partnership with Morgan Stanley and Rabo Investments 

Nash Waterman, Yash Gupta, David N Miller
Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in consumer product companies, announced the closing of a continuation fund transaction with Captek Softgel International, a leading Vitamin, Mineral & Supplement (“VMS”) soft gel manufacturer in North America. Morgan Stanley was the lead investor in the continuation fund and is joined by Rabo Investments, the investment arm of Rabobank, as well as Swander Pace reinvesting LPs and GPs.

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Press Release  •  18-Jul-2022

Morgan Stanley Investment Management and iCapital expand partnership to provide Wealth Managers globally with access to Private Markets Funds 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management announce the expansion of its partnership with iCapital to provide wealth managers globally with access to private markets offering.

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Press Release  •  21-Jun-2022

Platform.sh Secures $140 million in Series D Funding to Support Enterprises in Scaling Fleets of Websites and Applications 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Platform.sh, a unified, secure, enterprise-grade platform for building, running and scaling web applications, today announced it has raised $140 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Munich-based Digital+Partners, San Francisco-based Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, and Paris-based Revaia, alongside existing investors BGV, Eurazeo, Hiinov, and Partech, all re-investing.

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Press Release  •  18-May-2022

Jason Rabbino Named Chief Executive Officer of Sila Heating & Air Conditioning 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Sila Heating & Air Conditioning’s Board of Directors announced today that Jason Rabbino will be joining the company as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. During his 30-year career, Jason has held numerous leadership roles in the Industrial, Business and Consumer Services sectors, most recently as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer of Towne Park.

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Press Release  •  18-May-2022

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Fairway Lawns 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have completed an investment in Fairway Lawns (Fairway). MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by CEO Kyle DeMilt, who will continue to lead the business

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Press Release  •  04-May-2022

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches ESG Strategies Across Europe Managed by Calvert Research and Management 

John Streur, Jacques Chappuis
Calvert Research and Management (Calvert), a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced the European launch of a suite of responsible investing strategies focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. The new Calvert strategies meet the SFDR Article 9 criteria and have a sustainable investment objective across the ESG spectrum. This news follows MSIM’s acquisition of Eaton Vance, Calvert’s parent company in March, 2021.

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Press Release  •  05-Apr-2022

Conversica Announces the Completion of a $25 Million Financing With Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital to Further Its Growth 

David N Miller, Nick Nocito, Pete Chung
Conversica Inc., a leading provider of Conversational AI solutions for enterprise revenue teams, announces the successful completion of a $25 million financing with investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. Conversica will use the capital to support strategic business initiatives as it prepares for exponential growth.

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Press Release  •  31-Mar-2022

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners Completes Investment in StraitNZ 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a private infrastructure team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have acquired StraitNZ Holdings Limited.

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Press Release  •  30-Mar-2022

Gozio Health Announces Financial Partnership with Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
Gozio Health, an industry-leading location-aware mobile patient engagement platform, announced the closing of an investment from funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment round will be used to accelerate Gozio's growth and sets the stage for a long-term financial partnership.

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Press Release  •  02-Mar-2022

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $2 Billion for North Haven Capital Partners VII 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced that it has raised $2 billion for North Haven Capital Partners VII and its related funds (collectively, NHCP VII or the Fund), exceeding its original fundraising target and surpassing the size of its predecessor fund, North Haven Capital Partners VI (NHCP VI), by more than 40%.

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Press Release  •  02-Mar-2022

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in SpendMend 

Steve Rodgers, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have acquired a controlling interest in SpendMend (the “Company”), from Sheridan Capital Partners. MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by CEO Dan Geelhoed and President Rob Heminger, who will continue to lead the business, as well as Sheridan Capital Partners, who will retain a minority stake in the Company.

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Press Release  •  17-Feb-2022

AWT Labels & Packaging Extends Labeling Portfolio with Labeltronix Acquisition  

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Minneapolis-based AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT), a leading provider of specialty labels and packaging for the healthcare, food & beverage, personal care, and industrial durable end markets, today announced the acquisition of Labeltronix.

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Press Release  •  13-Jan-2022

GoFundMe to Acquire Classy 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
GoFundMe, the trusted leader in online fundraising, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Classy, a leading modern nonprofit fundraising software company.

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Press Release  •  15-Dec-2021

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Sale of 24 Seven to New Continuation Investment Vehicle 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”) today announced the sale of 24 Seven (“24 Seven” or the “Company”) to a single asset GP-led continuation investment vehicle managed by an affiliate of MSCP. The continuation fund is led by Glendower Capital with participation from other secondary investors including Pantheon.

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Press Release  •  17-Nov-2021

Cohesion Announces $15 Million Series A Financing to Advance the Commercial Real Estate Transformation to Data-Driven, Smart Buildings Amid a New Era of Hybrid Work 

David Cook, Alice Vilma, David N Miller, Carla Harris
Cohesion, a leader in smart building and digital twin SaaS technology, raised $15 million in its Series A financing round co-led by Morgan Stanley Next Level Fund and Hyde Park Angels (HPA).

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Press Release  •  29-Oct-2021

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners Completes Investment in SpecialtyCare 

Chris Ortega, John Klopp, Markus Hottenrott
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a private infrastructure team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have acquired SpecialtyCare, Inc. from Kohlberg & Company, LLC.

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Press Release  •  28-Oct-2021

Vbrick Appoints Paul Sparta as Chief Executive Officer 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Vbrick, the leader in enterprise video solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul Sparta as Chief Executive Officer in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective immediately he will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and spearhead its next phase of product innovation and global growth.

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Press Release  •  01-Oct-2021

Lightspeed Announces Closing of Acquisition of Ecwid 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Lightspeed Commerce Inc. (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced the closing of the previously reported acquisition of Ecwid, a best-in-class, global eCommerce platform, that allows customers to create standalone businesses in minutes.

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Press Release  •  23-Sep-2021

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Ally Bridge Group Lead $135 Million Investment in Elligo 

Steven Cao, David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Ally Bridge Group, announced the firms have completed an investment in Elligo Health Research, a healthcare-enabling research organization powered by the novel IntElligo technology. The $135 million Series E financing also included participation from Norwest Venture Partners and all major existing investors, including Cerner, Hatteras Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, Piper Sandler Merchant Banking, Shumway Capital, and Syneos Health.

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Press Release  •  14-Sep-2021

SkyKick Announces $130 Million Financing to Accelerate Cloud Automation Platform Globally 

Morgan Stanley Private Credit
SkyKick, a global provider of no-code and low code cloud automation software for Information Technology Services Providers (ITSPs), announced today that it closed a $130 million financing bringing its total capital raised to over $200 million.

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Press Release  •  09-Sep-2021

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $3.1 Billion for North Haven Real Estate Fund X Global 

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Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, the private real estate investment arm of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced it has raised ~$3.1 billion for North Haven Real Estate Fund X Global, exceeding its original fundraising target and surpassing the size of its predecessor fund, North Haven Real Estate Fund IX Global. G10 investors include a sophisticated group of public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and individuals from around the world.

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Press Release  •  04-Aug-2021

Presidio Petroleum Closes Inaugural Issuance of Asset Backed Securities 

John Moon, David N Miller, Robert Lee
Presidio Investment Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, announced today that it has closed upon the issuance of term asset backed securities in a private placement transaction with a syndicate of U.S.-based institutional investors. The Notes are the largest single issuance of asset backed securities by an energy producer, the first such issuance to a syndicate of Note purchasers, and include two investment grade rated tranches.

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Press Release  •  04-Aug-2021

Press Release to the Announcement pursuant to Section 14 para. 3 sentence 1 no. 2 of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act 

As of today, the offer document for the public delisting tender offer (cash offer) of Kublai GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, an affiliate of funds managed and advised by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc., to the shareholders of Tele Columbus AG, Berlin, Germany, for the acquisition of their registered no-par-value shares in Tele Columbus AG (ISIN DE000TCAG172) as well as its non-binding English convenience translation are available for distribution free of charge at BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A., Frankfurt Branch, Europa-Allee 12, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Press Release  •  03-Aug-2021

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $1.6 billion for North Haven Credit Partners III  

Morgan Stanley Private Credit
Morgan Stanley Investment Management announced that it has raised $1.6 billion for North Haven Credit Partners III, exceeding its original fundraising target by 29%. Investors in North Haven Credit Partners III, the successor fund to North Haven Credit Partners II, include public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and individual investors.

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Press Release  •  22-Jul-2021

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Alliance Technical Group 

Eric Kanter, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have acquired a controlling interest in Alliance Technical Group, from Align Capital Partners. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is partnering with the current management team led by CEO Chris LeMay, who will continue to lead the business.

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Press Release  •  12-Jul-2021

Patriot Growth Insurance Services Raises Additional Capital to Support Continued Growth 

Morgan Stanley Private Credit
Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, today announced that it has closed on a new round of financing in support of its aggressive organic and acquisition-driven growth strategy. The additional capital represents another significant expansion of Patriot’s existing debt facility; this raise was co-led by existing lenders Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Antares.

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Press Release  •  08-Jul-2021

Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Onex Falcon Complete Investment in CSS Corp 

Morgan Stanley Private Credit
Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Onex Falcon recently announced the completion of their investment in CSS Corp, a global customer experience and technology services provider. The investment includes both mezzanine financing and equity participation. Additionally, Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Onex Falcon will be involved with the company’s board of directors.

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Press Release  •  07-Jun-2021

Lightspeed to acquire Ecwid and NuORDER to unify commerce ecosystem and ignite business creation 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Lightspeed (TSX: LSPD) (NYSE: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two global leaders in digital commerce. Once closed, the acquisitions will provide Lightspeed customers new entry points to the digital economy, unprecedented supply chain management as well as increased opportunities to provide outstanding customer experiences online.

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Press Release  •  21-May-2021

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Nivel Parts & Manufacturing 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have completed an investment in Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, sold by funds managed by Kelso & Company. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is partnering with the current management team led by Brent Moore, who will remain as CEO.

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Press Release  •  21-May-2021

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Sila Heating & Air Conditioning 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, have completed an investment in Sila Heating & Air Conditioning, from investment funds managed by Dubin Clark & Company, Inc. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners is partnering with the current management team led by CEO Lou Pellegrini, and founder, Jack Rothacker, who will continue to lead the business.

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Press Release  •  04-May-2021

ValGenesis Inc. Secures $24 Million Investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
ValGenesis, Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Validation Lifecycle Management Systems (VLMS), announced the closing of a $24 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. Proceeds will bolster sales and accelerate ValGenesis’ focus on innovation in digital validation technologies and global deployment.

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Press Release  •  23-Mar-2021

Dataminr Announces $475M Financing Round, Raising its Valuation to $4.1B 

Thomas Cahill, Pedro Teixeira, David N Miller
Dataminr, the leading real-time information discovery platform, today announced the close of a $475 million financing round at a $4.1 billion valuation. Investors in the financing include Eldridge, Valor Equity Partners, MSD Capital, Reinvent Capital, ArrowMark Partners, IVP, Eden Global and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value.

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Press Release  •  10-Mar-2021

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation 

The Sustainable Finance Regulation Disclosure (SFDR) seeks to enhance sustainability-related disclosures by imposing requirements on financial market participants (e.g. asset managers and investment advisers) and financial products (e.g. Funds). The regulation is part of the European Commissions’ Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and applies to products domiciled in the European Union (EU) or sold to EU investors.

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Press Release  •  23-Feb-2021

Patriot Growth Insurance Services Raises Additional Capital to Support Continued Growth 

Morgan Stanley Private Credit
Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, today announced that it has closed on a new round of financing in support of its aggressive acquisition and organic growth strategy. The additional capital raised represents a significant expansion of Patriot’s existing debt facility. The raise is co-led by existing lenders Barings Global Private Finance and Antares Capital LP, and also includes new participant Morgan Stanley Private Credit.

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Press Release  •  09-Feb-2021

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Completes Investment Alongside RunTide Capital in Axispoint Technology Solutions Group 

Nash Waterman, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley AIP Private Markets Secondaries Team, an investment team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Axispoint Technology Solutions Group through a transformational secondary partnership with RunTide Capital.

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Press Release  •  13-Jan-2021

Morgan Stanley Private Credit Announces Junior Capital Financing for Talent Systems 

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Morgan Stanley Private Credit (“MSPC”) is pleased to announce its role as co-lead arranger in providing junior capital securities to Talent Systems LLC that will support refinancing of existing debt facilities and the company’s acquisition of Spotlight Unlimited. Talent Systems is a portfolio company of Caltius Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

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Press Release  •  12-Jan-2021

airSlate Announces $80 Million in Total Capital Raise from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, General Catalyst and HighSage Ventures 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
airSlate, a leader in no-code business automation solutions, today announced the closing of $40 million in additional investment from leading growth investors for a total of $80 million in capital raised to date. The financing will be used to bolster sales to over $100 million ARR in 2021 with a focus on expanding product functionality and integrations for additional use cases, building up the sales and marketing organization, and entering new international markets.

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Press Release  •  07-Jan-2021

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with SolMicroGrid 

Ryan Jordan, John Moon, David N Miller, Andrew Griffin
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Alpharetta, Georgia-based SolMicroGrid. This strategic partnership will support the growth of SolMicroGrid’s business, which offers innovative microgrid solutions through an Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) business model.

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Press Release  •  23-Dec-2020

Unilever Acquires SmartyPants Vitamins 

Lincoln Isetta, David N Miller, Pete Chung
SmartyPants, Inc., a Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital portfolio company and a leading producer of premium multi-vitamins, was acquired by Unilever (NYSE: UL), a leading global supplier of personal care products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Press Release  •  18-Dec-2020

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in AWT Labels & Packaging 

Eric Kanter, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Advanced Web Technologies Holding Company, which operates as AWT Labels & Packaging and Citation Healthcare Labels.

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Press Release  •  06-Nov-2020

The Carlyle Group Acquires Leading Pet Health and Nutrition Provider Manna Pro Products from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
The Carlyle Group today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Manna Pro Products (Manna Pro) from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Press Release  •  29-Oct-2020

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in US HealthConnect 

Steve Rodgers, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), a Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in US HealthConnect.

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Press Release  •  13-Aug-2020

Manna Pro® Products Acquires Doggie Dailies® to Expand Category Leadership in Companion Pet Care and Wellness 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, has agreed to acquire Doggie Dailies, a family-owned and operated online pet brand that offers premium nutritional supplements and wellness products for dogs.

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Press Release  •  06-Aug-2020

Presidio Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Assets from Templar Energy in Partnership with Morgan Stanley Energy Partners 

John Moon, David N Miller, Robert Lee
Presidio Investment Holdings LLC (“Presidio Petroleum”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the oil and natural gas producing properties of Templar Energy LLC and certain affiliates in the Anadarko Basin (“Templar”). Presidio Petroleum is a leading oil and gas efficiency company founded to acquire, operate, and optimize producing oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko Basin and other established U.S. onshore basins.

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Press Release  •  04-Aug-2020

Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Comvest Partners Announce Junior Capital Financing for von Drehle Corporation 

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Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Comvest Partners are pleased to announce their role as co-lead arrangers in providing $90.0 million in junior capital securities to von Drehle Corporation, a leading manufacturer of away-from-home paper products.

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Press Release  •  21-May-2020

Ecwid Secures $42 Million to Democratize Access to E-Commerce Solutions for Small Businesses 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Ecwid, a leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce company, today announced a funding round of $42 million led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and PeakSpan Capital. Ecwid provides online selling solutions for small businesses and enables them to establish a digital storefront in a matter of hours.

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Press Release  •  04-May-2020

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team Expands $800 Million Impact Investing Platform with Global Climate Impact Fund 

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Alternative Investment Partners Private Markets, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced it has built upon its $800 million impact investing platform by closing on a fund which will focus on climate solutions. The $110 million fund seeks to address critical climate issues including global warming and pollution, depleting resources and eco diversity.

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Press Release  •  03-Apr-2020

TSG Consumer Partners Acquires Pathway Vet Alliance from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
TSG Consumer Partners, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer and retail sectors, today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Pathway Vet Alliance LLC from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. As part of the transaction, Pathway management will continue to lead the Company and retain a significant minority stake. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Press Release  •  26-Feb-2020

cPacket Networks Secures $15 Million Investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
cPacket Networks, a leading provider of network-aware application and security assurance solutions, announced it has completed a $15 million round of funding by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment will be used to accelerate cPacket’s focus on product innovation and deployment of its broad range of high-performance network visibility products for the cloud, data center, and branch offices.

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Press Release  •  12-Feb-2020

Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Cadence Education from Funds advised by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, David Thompson
Funds advised by Apax Partners today announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP). The transaction is expected to complete in March 2020. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Press Release  •  05-Feb-2020

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in World 50 

James Howland, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced recently that they have completed an investment in World 50, Inc., a leading provider of private peer communities. MSCP partnered with the current management, led by CEO David Wilkie, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic growth and acquisitions during the investment.

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Press Release  •  30-Jan-2020

OpsRamp Secures Investment Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital to Fortify Enterprise IT with a Single Platform for Digital Operations Management 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
OpsRamp, service-centric AIOps platform for hybrid enterprise IT operations, today announced the closing of its latest round of investment led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, and with new investor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). OpsRamp will use the investment to grow and scale the industry’s first cloud-based platform for discovery, monitoring, and automation of hybrid, multi-cloud, enterprise environments.

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Press Release  •  27-Jan-2020

Comar Announces Acquisition of iMARK Molding 

James Howland, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Comar, a premier plastic packaging, dispensing, and medical device provider serving the Medical, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Healthcare, Personal and Home Care, Food and Beverage, and other niche market segments is thrilled to announce the acquisition of iMARK Molding, a custom contract manufacturer focused on serving the medical device industry.

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Press Release  •  19-Dec-2019

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $5.5 Billion for Its Third Global Infrastructure Fund 

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Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, the private infrastructure investment team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced that it has raised $5.5 billion for North Haven Infrastructure Partners III, six months after the fund’s first close on June 19, 2019.

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Press Release  •  19-Aug-2019

Alternative Behavior Strategies Receives Funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS), a leading provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, announced today it has received funding from private equity platform Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital along with Petra Capital Partners, investing in the next stage of ABS’ growth.

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Press Release  •  30-Jul-2019

Thailand’s SAFE Fertility Center Receives an Investment from a Morgan Stanley Managed Fund 

Chin Chou, David N Miller
SAFE Fertility Centre Co., Ltd announced that North Haven Thai Private Equity L.P., a fund managed by Morgan Stanley, has invested an undisclosed amount in the Company for a minority stake.

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Press Release  •  29-Jul-2019

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Completes Sale of HighQ Solutions Limited 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital announced the sale of their interest in HighQ Solutions Limited, a leading collaboration platform for legal and regulated industries, to Thomson Reuters. HighQ provides secure cloud-based business collaboration, workflow automation and client engagement software to over 400 customers, including more than half of the top 100 global law firms.

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Press Release  •  24-Jul-2019

HR Outsourcing Provider CoAdvantage to be Acquired by Aquiline Capital Partners from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
CoAdvantage, one of the nation’s top privately held professional employer organizations (PEO) and a leading national provider of strategic human resource (HR) solutions for small to mid-sized companies, announced today a definitive agreement to be acquired by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in financial services and technology. CoAdvantage is being acquired from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), which have owned the company since 2015.

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Press Release  •  23-Jul-2019

Presidio Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Assets From Apache Corporation in Partnership With Morgan Stanley Energy Partners 

John Moon, David N Miller, Robert Lee
Presidio Investment Holdings LLC announced today that it has completed its acquisition of all the oil and natural gas producing properties in the western Anadarko Basin of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas from Apache Corporation and its affiliates (NYSE: APA). Presidio Petroleum is a portfolio company majority owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, the energy private equity business of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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Press Release  •  08-Jul-2019

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Announces Agreement to Sell DocuWare GmbH 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their interest in DocuWare GmbH, a leading global provider of content services software, to Ricoh (TYO:7752). Expansion Capital invested in Founder-backed Docuware in June 2012 in a transaction designed to accelerate Docuware’s growth, recapitalize select holders and position the company for future growth.

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Press Release  •  18-Jun-2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Project Management Academy 

James Howland, Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), announced today that they have completed an investment in Project Management Academy, a leading provider of training and exam preparation services for project management professionals. MSCP is partnering with the current CEO, Jason Cassidy, and the rest of the management team, who will remain in place and retain an equity stake in the business.

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Press Release  •  17-Jun-2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Ovation Fertility 

James Howland, Steve Rodgers, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Ovation Fertility. MSCP partnered with the current management team and physician shareholders, led by Nate Snyder, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic and acquisitive growth.

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Press Release  •  11-Jun-2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Impact Fitness 

James Howland, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Impact Fitness, a leading Planet Fitness franchisee with 29 clubs across the United States and Canada. MSCP partnered with the current management team, led by CEO Adam Willaeys, as well as founder Chris Klebba, who will remain as Executive Chairman.

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Press Release  •  04-Jun-2019

Manna Pro Products Acquires Hero Pet Brands to Increase Category Presence in Companion Pet Care and Wellness 

James Howland, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, has agreed to acquire Dallas-based Hero Pet Brands, a company that provides solutions to pet owner needs including nutrition, grooming, waste pickup and cleanup.

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Press Release  •  20-May-2019

Tikehau Capital Advisors strengthens its financial resources with an equity raise of at least €300m 

Thomas Cahill, Pedro Teixeira, David N Miller
Tikehau Capital Advisors, Tikehau Capital SCA’s main shareholder, today announced that it has secured from institutional partners firm and irrevocable commitments of €195m in new equity as part of a share capital increase of at least €300m.

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Press Release  •  17-May-2019

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $785 million for North Haven Senior Loan Fund 

David N Miller, Hank D'Alessandro
Morgan Stanley Investment Management today announced it has raised $785 million for the North Haven Senior Loan Fund L.P. and its related vehicles (collectively “NH SLF”) exceeding its original fundraising target. When combined with target leverage, NH SLF has approximately $1.1 billion of capital available for investment. NH SLF seeks to invest in privately negotiated senior secured loans issued by lower middle market companies in North America.

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Press Release  •  24-Apr-2019

PE-backed XRI buys Fountain Quail Water Treatment 

John Moon, David N Miller, Logan Burt
XRI Holdings, LLC (“XRI”), a leading water midstream company with owned infrastructure throughout the Permian Basin, announced today that it has acquired the water treatment and recycling division of Fountain Quail Energy Services, LLC (“Fountain Quail Water Treatment”). Fountain Quail Water Treatment is a leading produced water treatment, recycle, and reuse business with operations throughout the Permian Basin and other key producing basins across the United States.

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Press Release  •  11-Apr-2019

SolarWinds Sets Its Sights on the ITSM Market through Acquisition of Samanage and Introduction of a SolarWinds Service Desk Product 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Samanage, a highly reviewed and highly rated IT service desk solution company based in Cary, NC. Over the past 7 years, Samanage has built a strong, well-respected product guided by a customer-centricity that aligns well with SolarWinds’ mission and commitment to the technology professional community.

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Press Release  •  25-Jan-2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Clarity Software Solutions 

James Howland, Steve Rodgers, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Clarity Software Solutions. MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by founder Sean Rotermund, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic growth and product development during the investment.

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Press Release  •  20-Dec-2018

Vbrick Appoints Christian Rockwell as Chief Marketing Officer 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Vbrick, a Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital portfolio company and the leader in enterprise video platform solutions, today announced that Christian Rockwell, an accomplished marketing executive for high-growth technology businesses, has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role Rockwell will be responsible for marketing strategy and will lead the global marketing organization for the rapidly-growing company.

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Press Release  •  13-Dec-2018

Medsphere Closes $32 Million Financing Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Bill Reiland, David N Miller, Pete Chung
Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today announced the closing of $32 million in financing from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and East West Bank. The company will use the funds to address accelerating demand for Medsphere’s comprehensive suite of healthcare IT solutions and services, and for strategic acquisitions.

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Press Release  •  12-Dec-2018

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises Over $1.4 Billion for North Haven Tactical Value Fund 

Thomas Cahill, Pedro Teixeira, David N Miller
Morgan Stanley Investment Management announced it has raised over $1.4 billion for North Haven Tactical Value Fund LP and its related funds, significantly exceeding its original fundraising target. The Fund seeks to invest in private, long-term and often illiquid opportunities that are identified primarily by leveraging the global Morgan Stanley network and come from a wide range of asset classes, sectors and geographies.

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Press Release  •  11-Dec-2018

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Sale of Hojeij Branded Foods 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller, Adam Shaw
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) today announced the sale of their majority interest in Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading North American airport food and beverage concessionaire, to Lagardère Travel Retail (Paris:MMB) for $330 million. MSCP acquired a majority stake in HBF from its founders in July 2015 in a transaction that valued the company at $155 million.

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Press Release  •  04-Dec-2018

EZ Texting Refocuses on Core Brand to Deliver Powerful Mobile Messaging to Businesses 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
EZ Texting, the leader in mobile marketing for business, announced it is consolidating all its communication brands, including CallFire, under EZ Texting. This move reflects the growing importance of text messaging as a business communications solution and supports the rapid growth of the company's flagship text messaging platform used by small and medium-sized businesses to more effectively reach their customers.

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Press Release  •  27-Nov-2018

PPC Flexible Packaging buys Temkin International 

Eric Kanter, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, which is backed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and is a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and healthcare markets, today announced the acquisition of Payson, Utah–based Temkin International.

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Press Release  •  08-Nov-2018

Samanage Raises $30M Series D Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Samanage, the service success company, today announced a $30 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Samanage seeks to accelerate their exceptional year-over-year growth and expand their global market share in the IT Service Management (ITSM) industry.

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Press Release  •  08-Nov-2018

Visionary Integration Professionals Secures Morgan Stanley Investment 

Ashwin Krishnan, David N Miller, Hank D'Alessandro
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced an investment by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners. The new funding will further accelerate the growth of VIP and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Meridian Knowledge Solutions (Meridian), based in Reston, VA.

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Press Release  •  05-Nov-2018

Firms Unite as a Unified Market Leader: Ardurra Group 

David N Miller, Hank D'Alessandro
Ardurra-King, the 4th fastest growing Engineering firm in the country, has rebranded itself Ardurra Group, Inc. The firm consists of 3PL Consulting, AndersonPenna Partners, BCG Engineering, CTT Engineering, King Engineering Associates, PCA Global, Eco Consultants, and Stouten Cramer. We are also introducing our new tag line: Collaborate. Innovate. Create.

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Press Release  •  05-Nov-2018

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises Approximately $400 Million for Eighth Private Growth Equity Fund 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), announced that it has closed on approximately $400 million of capital commitments for North Haven Expansion Equity LP and its related funds, exceeding its original fundraising target capital commitments by nearly $100 million.

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Press Release  •  01-Nov-2018

Neo4j Closes $80 Million in Series E Funding 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Neo4j, the leader in graph databases, announced today that it has closed an $80 million Series E funding round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and One Peak Partners.

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Press Release  •  12-Oct-2018

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises over $440 Million for North Haven Thai Private Equity 

Chin Chou, David N Miller
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, the Asia-focused private equity investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), today announced that it has secured over US$440 million in capital commitments for North Haven Thai Private Equity LP and its related funds, versus an initial target of US$300 million. The Fund was launched in partnership with Bangkok Bank, a market-leading Thai financial institution.

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Press Release  •  11-Oct-2018

EcoIntense, EcoWebDesk and NordSafety are now Quentic 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
EcoIntense merges its products and businesses into a single, global brand identity: With the release of version 11.0 on October 11th, the HSE and CSR software EcoWebDesk and the associated NordSafety app are rebranded under the uniform name Quentic. EcoIntense and NordSafety are now also operating as Quentic.

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Press Release  •  20-Aug-2018

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners and Catalyst Energy Services Announce Strategic Partnership 

John Moon, David N Miller, Logan Burt
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Midland, Texas-based Catalyst Energy Services LLC announced a strategic partnership whereby MSEP has made a majority equity investment in Catalyst to support the growth of the Company’s pressure pumping and other complementary services in premier U.S. oil and gas basins.

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Press Release  •  06-Aug-2018

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Raises $516 Million for Riverview Strategic Opportunities Fund III 

Mark van der Zwan
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, an investment team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has closed the unit’s latest investment fund, the Riverview Strategic Opportunities Fund III with over $500 million in commitments. The fundraise saw robust interest from both institutional and high net worth investors with the raise being completed within a few weeks. The Fund is an opportunistic hedge fund solution focused on hedge fund secondaries and co-investments.

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Press Release  •  25-Jun-2018

Clinipace Expands Leadership Team, Supports New CHALLENGE ACCEPTED Brand 

David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
Clinipace, a global full-service contract research organization (CRO), expands its leadership team and launches a new brand identity to support its future growth as a midsized CRO. To better serve its clients, Clinipace is committed to taking a personal approach that focuses on service supported by top CRO talent and technologies.

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Press Release  •  19-Jun-2018

Vbrick Closes $20 Million in Funding to Fuel Rapid Global Expansion of Enterprise Video 

David N Miller, Pete Chung, Melissa Daniels
Vbrick, the leading provider of enterprise video software, today announced it has received $20 million in funding led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, with participation from existing investors Acme Nova and Adams Capital. The funding will build upon the rapid adoption of Vbrick’s video platform into the enterprise market by accelerating the pace of innovation, growing sales and marketing, and fueling the company’s partner ecosystem.

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Press Release  •  19-Jun-2018

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Comar 

Eric Kanter, Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Comar Holding Company, LLC. MSCP partnered with the current management team, led by Michael Ruggieri, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic and acquisition growth.

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Press Release  •  11-Jun-2018

Cohesity Raises $250 Million in Funding Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced it raised $250 million in an oversubscribed Series D funding round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund with strong participation from strategic investors Cisco Investments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment is a testament to Cohesity’s leadership in transforming data center and cloud operations with web-scale simplicity for secondary data.

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Press Release  •  01-Jun-2018

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners and Presidio Petroleum Announce Strategic Partnership 

John Moon, David N Miller, Robert Lee
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Fort Worth, Texas-based Presidio Investment Holdings LLC announced today a strategic partnership whereby MSEP has made a majority equity investment in Presidio Petroleum.

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Press Release  •  08-May-2018

Fusion Completes Private Placement of Common Stock Led by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners 

Fusion (NASDAQ:FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that on May 4, 2018, it closed a private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 1,523,811 shares of its common stock. The shares were priced at $5.25 per share for gross proceeds of $8.0 million. Proceeds from the Private Placement will be used by Fusion for general corporate purposes.

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Press Release  •  07-May-2018

Fusion Announces Closing of Birch Acquisition 

Fusion (NASDAQ:FSNN), a Morgan Stanley Credit Partners portfolio company and a leading provider of cloud services, announced that on May 4, 2018, it closed its previously-announced acquisition of the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. The acquisition was completed through a merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fusion with and into Birch.

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Press Release  •  01-May-2018

Concentra Analytics Completes a £41 Million Growth Equity Investment 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Concentra Analytics, the creator of Software as a Service (“SaaS”) data solutions used to visualize, model and track business operations, today announced the completion of a £41 million growth equity investment led by One Peak Partners, with participation from co-investors Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Joseph Schull, Connected Capital, as well as existing shareholder, City Securities.

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Press Release  •  17-Apr-2018

VizExplorer Announces Strategic Investment by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
VizExplorer today announced that it has closed a strategic investment round by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The investment will enable VizExplorer to scale business operations, enhance its analytics platform and deliver new solutions for additional verticals including manufacturing, entertainment venues and healthcare.

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Press Release  •  10-Apr-2018

Instapage Raises $15M Series A Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

David N Miller, Pete Chung
Instapage, the landing page and post-click optimization solution for digital advertisers, has today announced a $15 million growth investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Investment funds will allow Instapage to accelerate the enterprise adoption of the Instapage post-click optimization solution, expedite platform development and expand sales and client service operations.

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Press Release  •  28-Mar-2018

Jana Small Finance Bank commences operations. To continue its focus on financial inclusion 

Chin Chou, David N Miller
Jana Small Finance Bank (formerly Janalakshmi Financial Services, India’s leading micro-finance company), a Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia portfolio holding, announced commencement of its banking operations. To cover its extensive customer base, Jana Small Finance Bank will initially open 19 branches across 18 states and expand to 200 banking outlets including the 25% unbanked rural branches by June 2018.

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Press Release  •  21-Mar-2018

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Completes Investment in Specialized Desanders, Inc. 

John Moon, David N Miller
Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP) announced today that they have completed an investment in Specialized Desanders, Inc (SDI). MSEP is partnering with CEO Chris Hemstock and the current SDI management team to support the growth of the company's innovative oilfield equipment and services business across North America and internationally.

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Press Release  •  15-Mar-2018

Orthofix Announces Agreement to Acquire Spinal Kinetics 

Bill Reiland, David N Miller, Pete Chung
Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and focused on musculoskeletal healing products and value-added services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Spinal Kinetics Inc., a privately held developer and manufacturer of artificial cervical and lumbar discs.

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Press Release  •  26-Feb-2018

Fisher Container Launches Company Rebrand to PPC Flexible Packaging 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
Fisher Container Holdings, LLC, which is backed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and is a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for food and healthcare industries, today announced the rebranding of its subsidiaries Fisher Container, LLC and Packaging Products Corporation, LLC into the new entity PPC Flexible Packaging.

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Press Release  •  05-Feb-2018

Clinton Burgess Appointed CEO of CoAdvantage 

Aaron Sack, David N Miller
CoAdvantage Corporation, a Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company and a leading national provider of strategic human resource solutions for small to mid-sized companies, today announced that Clinton Burgess has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the combined CoAdvantage organization. Mr. Burgess assumes this role following his prior successful leadership as CEO of Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), which merged with CoAdvantage in October 2017.

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Press Release  •  12-Jan-2018

SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies) Raises INR 230 Crores of Equity Capital in a Round Led by a Fund Managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia 

Chin Chou, David N Miller
Sahajanand Medical Technologies, the leading manufacturer of cardiac stents in India, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised equity to the tune of Rs. 230 crore in a funding round led by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia. Existing Investor Samara Capital also participated in the round.

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Press Release  •  10-Jan-2018