Year: 2020

Legal Technology Leader DISCO Raises $60 Million

Company valuation of $785 million demonstrates investor confidence in legaltech as a category of enterprise cloud computing‍ AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 15, 2020 — Legal technology leader DISCO today announced a $60 million equity financing, valuing the company at $785 million. Georgian Partners led the financing. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, and […]

Written by on November 9, 2020

Sustainable Growth: Revolution Completes Acquisition of Polar Plastics

Plastic Recycler and Manufacturer Expands Commercial Products Division with Purchase of Minnesota-based Company LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – OCTOBER 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Revolution, a leading manufacturer of sustainable plastic solutions, today announced that it has acquired Polar Plastics Corporation (“Polar Plastics”) from Spell Capital Partners in order to expand its production footprint and further penetrate […]

Written by on October 26, 2020

DISCO is Named to the 2020 Forbes Cloud 100

As the Only Ediscovery Company Recognized, DISCO Continues to Stand Apart from Competition with Innovative Cloud-Native Solutions‍ AUSTIN, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 — Legal technology leader DISCO has been named to the Forbes 2020 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. […]

Written by on September 16, 2020

The Stephens Group Promotes Two to Senior Associate

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – AUGUST 12, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Rob Dickinson and Jens Talbert to Senior Associate. Mr. Dickinson joined the firm in 2018 and works on investments in Catalyst Acoustics Group, Pearlman Group, and Spitzer Industries. Mr. Talbert joined the firm in 2020 […]

Written by on August 12, 2020

Catalyst Acoustics Group Acquires Fräsch, LLC

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – JULY 15, 2020. Catalyst Acoustics Group, Inc. (“Catalyst Acoustics Group”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) and a platform for an elite group of acoustic, seismic, vibration and noise control companies that together offer the broadest portfolio of noise control solutions in the market, announced today that […]

Written by on July 15, 2020

The Stephens Group Announces Promotions

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – JULY 7, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC is pleased to announce the promotions of Grant Jones and Tim Trzebiatowski to Managing Director and Mark Steenhoek to Principal, Operations. Mr. Jones leads the firm’s investments in the Commercial and Industrial Products sector and oversees investments in Catalyst Acoustics Group, CoreLink, Kele, and Pearlman […]

Written by on July 7, 2020

Pearlman Group Welcomes Scott McLendon as CEO

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – MAY 19, 2020.  Pearlman Group (“Pearlman”), the leading multi-channel developer and specialty distributor of supplies, tools and equipment used in the fabrication and maintenance of hard surfaces for residential, commercial and industrial end-markets, announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Scott McLendon as Chief Executive Officer.  McLendon will […]

Written by on May 19, 2020

Recent PE Publications Profile The Stephens Group

The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) is pleased to have been recently profiled in several publications, including Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity International, and The Deal. Managing Directors Aaron Clark and Clay Hunter sat down with reporters to discuss the firm’s history, strategy and vision for the future. The focus of the articles was on The Stephens […]

Written by on March 10, 2020

The Stephens Group Acquires Kele, Inc.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – FEBRUARY 25, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) announced today that it finalized its acquisition of Kele, Inc. (“Kele” or the “Company”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, and founded in 1983, Kele is the leading distributor of building automation peripherals and controls solutions.  Kele […]

Written by on February 25, 2020

Westrock Coffee Company to Acquire S&D Coffee & Tea from Cott Corporation

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — Westrock Coffee Company, LLC (“Westrock Coffee”) today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire North Carolina-based S&D Coffee & Tea (“S&D”) from Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT; TSX: BCB). The transaction is expected to close within the next several weeks and will create the leading integrated coffee company serving the needs of the […]

Written by on January 31, 2020