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Welcome to “Investor Network by JD” (IN) and our goal is networking for results!  Our motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

This is a Beta Blog and we hope in the near future to launch an amazing blog for people interested in “Capital” ranging from Venture Capital to Private Equity.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD MorrisT

JD Morris

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This post was update 12/04/2017

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20180821 IN Pipeline – Private Equity + Slack


slack numbers

$7 billion valuations for Slack?  Yes $400 million plus in new funding with $7 billion-plus valuation.

BOTTOMLINE: At $7 billion valuations the IPO option looks like the only exit for investors!

More from Tech Crunch:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/21/slack-confirms-it-has-raised-427m-at-a-post-money-valuation-of-over-7-1b/

IN PIPELINE – PRIVATE EQUITY – 08-21-2018

• Saxet III Minerals, a Houston-based oil and gas company, raised $100 million in funding from Post Oak Energy Capital LP.

• Sverica Capital Management acquired a majority interest in Gener8, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based manufacturer of life science instrumentation and clinical devices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• General Atlantic made an investment in European Wax Center, an Aventura, Fla.-based beauty lifestyle brand franchise. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.

• Scania Growth Capital invested SEK 35 million (~$3.8 million) in Corebon AB, a Sweden-based carbon fiber startup.

• Washington Equity Partners acquired Accu-Tube Corporation, a manufacturer of highly engineered small-diameter stainless steel tubing. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Rizing, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, acquired 3D Results, a Libertyville, Ill.-based professional services firm. Financial termsweren’t disclosed.

• Winchester Interconnect Corporation, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, acquired W- Technology Inc, a Houston, Texas-based developer of rotatable and molded connectors, precision-machined components, and specialized cable assemblies. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 

20180820 IN Pipeline – IPO


Our motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

“I have made and lost a lot of money with IPOs as what goes up does go down” – JD Morris

My personal view is if you invest in a private company get some of your return from money raised from IPO (or sell some of your stock pre-IPO).

IN PIPELINE – IPO – 08-20-2018

SAFE-T GROUP LTD. (SFET)

TKK SYMPHONY ACQUISITION CORP (TKKSU)

PERTH MINT PHYSICAL GOLD ETF (AAAU)

ARIDIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (ARDS)

MESA AIR GROUP INC (MESA)

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a  beta blog.

IPO Up and Down

20180819 IN Pipeline – M&A


amazon-landmark

PIPELINE DEAL OF THE MONTH:  Amazon’s looking at acquiring Landmark Theaters.  Is Amazon the GE of the 80s or

Read More: http://fortune.com/2018/08/16/amazon-landmark-theatres-movie-chain/

Wiki List of Amazon acquisitions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Amazon

Our motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a  beta blog.

IN PIPELINE – M&A – 08-19-2018

** California Water Service Group ended its pursuit of SJW Group, clearing the way for SJW’s chief executive to move ahead with the $1.1 billion acquisition of a Connecticut-based water utility that he ran until last year.

** Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA has agreed to sell its U.S. subsidiary, a key McDonald’s supplier, to Tyson Foods Inc for $2.5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

** CAVA, a U.S. privately held restaurant chain focusing on casual Mediterranean cuisine, said it has agreed to acquire publicly listed peer Zoe’s Kitchen Inc for around $300 million including debt, with backing from a group of investors.

** Shares in Mexico’s Coca-Cola FEMSA, the world’s biggest coke bottler, jumped more than five percent on Friday after it said it would sell its 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines back to the Coca-Cola Company.

** Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks to use locally-made mobile phones instead of Apple’s iPhone.

** A.P. Moller-Maersk said it would spin off its offshore drilling operation and list it in Copenhagen next year, the latest move by the Danish shipping company to focus entirely on transport and logistics.

** Sweden’s Granges put on ice its plans to form an aluminium manufacturing joint venture in North America with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aluminum Co, saying that the project was less attractive in “current circumstances”.

** Turkey’s BTK communications authority has approved the transfer of a 55 percent stake in Turk Telekom owned by Ojer Telekom (OTAS) to a special purpose vehicle set up by creditor banks, Turk Telekom said. (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh and Karan Nagarkatti in Bengaluru)

20180818 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital


DEAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY

DoorDash Valuation Nearly Triples to $4 Billion in Six Months

READ MORE DOORDASH VIS BLOOMBERG VIA THIS URL:

 

WIKI DOORSASH URL:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DoorDash

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IN PIPELINE 20180818

 

20180816 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital


US unicorns had already raised over $19 billion this year (just remember:  unicorns are for show. Dragons are for dough.)

This is a beta blog that provides deals that are closing.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

IN PIPELINE – Venture Capital Deals that closed 08 – 16 -2018

•  Deposit Solutions, a Hamburg-based banking platform, raised $100 million in funding. Vitruvian Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Kinnevik and e.ventures.

• Sila Nanotechnologies, a maker of battery materials, is raised $70 Million in Series D funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Next47 and b.

• Sen Do Technology, a Ho Chi Minh City-based online marketplace, raised $51 million in Series B funding. SBI Group led the round, and was joined by investors including SoftBank Ventures KoreaDaiwa PI Partners, and SKS Ventures.

• Common Networks, a San Francisco wireless internet service provider, raised $25 million in Series B funding. General Catalyst led the round and was joined by investors including Eclipse Ventures and Lux Capital.

• AxiaMed, a Santa Barbara, California-based healthcare payments technology firm, raised $12.4 million in funding. Health Enterprise Partners led the round.

• Karma, a Stockholm-based startup that helps for restaurants and supermarkets to sell unsold food to consumers, raised $12 million in funding.  Kinnevik led the round and was joined by investors including Bessemer, Electrolux, and e.ventures.

• Clobotics, a Seattle and Shanghai-based maker of drones and retail intelligence solutions, raised another $11 million in its Series A round. New investors included Nantian Infotech VC and Wangsu Company.

• Lucidity, a Los Angeles-based digital advertising blockchain, raised $5 million in funding. 3RodeoCoinUsCypher GroupYouBi Capital, and Pithia were the investors.

• Visor, a real-time data and gaming improvement developer, raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. Accel led the round and was joined by investors including Y Combinator, Afore Capital, and NextGen Venture Partners.

• ListingSpark, an Austin-based real estate listing platform with a reduced fee, raised $2 million in Series A funding. The investor was Silverton Partners.

• ROOMa New York-based firm for office spaces, raised $2M in seed funding. Slow Ventures led the round

Investor Network by JD

Below are some of our largest subscribers and followers along with some newer (or not used accounts). Think of this as a master list!

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https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2593533

Twitter ( 1,600 + followers)

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coming soon!

IN Pipeline – 20180813 – Venture Capital


Still a beta blog and happy to share that deals are closing!

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

• MyDreamPlus, a China-based workspace service brand, raised $120 million in Series C funding. Hillhouse Capital and General Atlantic co-led the round, and were joined by investors including JOY Capital, Ocean Link, M31 Management Fund of Giant Network Group, and K2VC.

• Mines, a San Mateo, Calif.-based fintech startup that has built a credit platform for emerging markets, raised $13 million in Series A funding. TPG Growth led the round.

• Appcues, a Boston-based software company, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Sierra Ventures led the round.

• Lyvly, a U.K.-based community platform that helps landlords and renters find and manage shared living accommodation, raised $4.6 million in Series A funding. The investor was Mosaic Ventures.

• SenSat, a U.K.-based tech company that simulates reality, raised 3.31 million pounds ($4.2 million) in seed funding. Investors include Force Over Mass, Round Hill Venture Partners and Zagm.

• Carepoynt, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based digital health startup, raised $2 million in seed funding. The investors were not named.

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

Investor Network by JD

IN Pipeline – 20180807


Beta Blog still here and deals are also closing!  Below are a few private equity deals that closed during summer (deals are getting done).  Our Senior Executive Advisors can help you with Alion, Silver Lake, and other amazing companies and private equity firms.

Private Equity Pipeline

• Silver Lake made an investment in GoodRx, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of prescription and healthcare savings. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• DataOnline, which is backed by FFL Partners, acquired Independent Technologies, a provider of hardware, software and services for the telecommunications, oil and gas and power industries. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ONCAP acquired Precision Global, a Greenville, S.C.-based maker of dispensing solutions. Peak Rock Capital was the seller. ONCAP said it invested about $111 million in the deal.

• Webster Capital acquired JBR Clinical Research, a Salt Lake City-based clinical research site manager conducting post-op pain studies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Wynnchurch Capital will acquire Logistik Unicorp Inc, a Canada-based provider of managed uniform programs to corporate and government organizations. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• CoolSys, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, acquired Energy Squared LLC, a Princeton, N.J.-based energy design consulting engineering firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Guardian Capital made an investment in Direct Line, a Fremont, Calif.-based provider of network cabling, infrastructure and staffing services to data centers and other mission critical environments. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Alion, which is backed by Veritas Capital, agreed to acquire MacB, a provider of complex engineering and mission critical technology solutions and services for national security missions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Source Capital made an investment in Texan Allergy, an Austin, Texas-based provider of management support services to affiliated allergy practices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Strand Equity made an investment in Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, a Brooklyn-based artisan ice cream brand. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Vista Equity Partners is considering selling Tibco Software Inc, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of infrastructure and business intelligence software. Vista has held early stage talks with potential suitors.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

Happy Networking and Investing,

Investor Network By JD

Investor Network by JD