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Here are a few private deals of interest:

• KKR invested $172 million in Cherwell Software, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based  ITSM platform. In February 2017, KKR previously made a $50 million investment in the firm.

• Wind River, an Almaeda, Calif.-based software provider to the embedded systems world, was acquired by TPG from Intel.

• Blue Wolf Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in The State Group,a Toronto-based industrial service contractor. Yellow Point Equity Partners has a minority investment. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Azuga, a San Jose, California-based a provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, gained a majority investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• AeroCisiona Chester, Conn.-based provider of aerospace engine components, was acquired by Liberty Hall Capital Partners. AeroCision will be integrated into portfolio company Bromford Industries. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Owen & Co., a Toronto-based portfolio company of Novacap mattress maker, merged with sister company Kingsdown. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ATA RiskStation, a Dallas-based provider of cloud-based portfolio risk analytics, gained an investment from Caruth Capital Partners. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Conga, a Chicago-based portfolio company of Salesforce Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, acquired Counselytics, a New York City-based firm using AI analytics on emails, invoices, and more. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Kian Capital recapitalized The Retrofit Source, an Atlanta-based automotive lighting maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Prairie Capital recapitalized Family Allergy & Asthma, a consortium of allergists in Kentucky and Indiana. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 Texas Hydraulics, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, acquired The Oilgear Company, a Traverse City, Mich.-based provider of hydraulic pumps and valves. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sorenson Capital and Webster Capital recapitalized Home Brands Group Holdings, a Phoenix-based bathroom remodelling franchise. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Bain Capital Private Equity acquired World Wide Packaging,  Florham Park, N.J.-based provider of cosmetic packaging components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Davey Coach Sales, a portfolio company of Progress Equity Partners, acquired Intermountain Coach, a Colorado Springs-based dealer of mid-sized buses. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• PPC Partners acquired C.H. Guenther & Son, a San Antonio, T.X.-based private label food maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 

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Pipeline – Private Equity 18-03-24

Growth capital and private equity


“The Future will not just happen, you make it happen!”

Again this is just a fun BETA blog website with a few goals.  Our main 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

Here are a few deals that closed of interest that our Senior Executive Advisors can help provide.

• The Riverside Company acquired Safety First Contracting, a Canada-based provider of traffic management solutions for utilities, utility contractors and telecommunication companies, as an add-on for its Area Wide Protective platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Eckhart, a portfolio company of LFM Capital, acquired Logic Plus, a Reed City, Mich.-based electrical controls and automation company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Harvey Building Products, a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, acquired Thermo-Tech Windows & Doors, a Sauk Rapids, Minn.-based maker of new and replacement windows and doors. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• GrayMatter, a portfolio company of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, acquired Technical Marketing Manufacturing, Inca Denver, Colo.-based supplier of electrical control equipment and software.

• Entertainment Studios acquired the Weather Group, parent company of the Weather Channel television network and Local Now streaming service. The sellers were Blackstone, Bain Capital and Comcast/NBC Universal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Talk with our senior executive advisors (SEA) that can help you explore options.

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Pipeline – Wining Strategies


“One prays for miracles but works for results” – Saint Augustine

“Good intentions are nice, but it is the hard work behind the strategy that moves mountains” – JD Morris

PIPELINE

• Helix, a provider of DNA-powered products, raised $200 million in Series B funding. DFJ Growth led the round and was joined by investors including Illumina, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mayo Clinic, Sutter Hill Ventures and Warburg Pincus. – Let our SEA program help you fast track with DFJ, Kleiner Perkins and Illumina.

• Aurora Innovationa self-driving vehicle startup, raised $90 million in funding. Investors include Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Read more at Fortune.

• Mist, a Cupertino, Calif.-based maker of a self-learning wireless network powered by artificial intelligence, raised $46 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round, and was joined by investors including Lightspeed Venture PartnersNorwest Venture PartnersGVNTT Docomo Ventures and Dimension Data.

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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.

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Pipeline PE – Back to basics


We are back to basic of posting deals. Still in BETA and still just for fun!

We are still looking to work with Management Buy-Outs and deals with great than $4 million EBITDA.

Here are a few deals that closed:

• HG Capital will sell Iris Software Group Ltd, a U.K.-based provider of accounting and payroll software, in a deal that could value the software company at over 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion), according to SkyNews.

• Cerberus Capital Management LP agreed to buy Bluestone Holdings Australia. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but media reports peg the sale at approximately $103 million.

• Francisco Partners agreed to buy a majority of Discovery Education, a Silver Spring, Md.-based provider of digital content for students, from Discovery Communications Inc for $120 million.

• Catalyst Development, which is backed by Livingbridge, acquired Knadel, a London-based investment management consultancy. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• A consortium of unnamed private equity firms acquired PhishMe, a Leesburg, Va.-based provider of phishing defense solutions. The deal values PhishMe at $400 million. PhishMe is rebranding as Cofense.

• M&Q, a portfolio company of Capital Partners, acquired Flavorseal, an Avon, Ohio-based food packaging company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Parthenon Capital Partners invested in RedCard, a St. Louis, Mo.-based provider of claims communications, payments and enrollment solutions to healthcare providers, payors and members.

• L Squared Capital Partners invested in United Scope, a provider of microscopes and related accessories. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Butterfly acquired Modern Market, a farm-to-table fast casual restaurant company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Pipeline & $60 USD Unicorn


Just for fun a deals are closing.  As 2017 ends, so does our search for Unicorn deals.  We are going back to focusing on growth capital for EBTIDA deals.

If you really need a Unicorn, I know where you can find one for $60 USD vs. a billion!

 

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• Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital 3D manufacturing company, raised $200 million in Series D funding. Investors include Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company ARCHINA CapitalGeneral Electric, JSR CorporationSequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Reinet Investments.

• Respicardia, Inca Minnesota-based medical technology company, raised $58.5 million in funding. ZOLL Medical Corporation led the round.

• ACL, a Canada-based SaaS provider helping governments and companies quantify risk, raised $50 million in funding. Norwest led the round.

• Passport, a Dover, Delaware-based mobile payments company specializing in the transportation industry, raised $43 million in Series C funding. Bain Capital Venturesled the round, and was joined by investors including Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital.

• Common, a New York-based co-living startup, raised $40 million in Series C funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round.

• Convercent, a Denver-based ethics and compliance cloud software provider, raised $25 million in Series E funding. Rho Ventures led the round.

• SendBird, a provider of a messaging and chat API for mobile apps, raised $16 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Shasta Ventures and August Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Y Combinator and Funders’ Club. (IN knows Funders’ Club)

• Anodot, an Israel-based AI-powered analytics company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Redline Capital Management led the round, and was joined by investors including investors Aleph Venture Capital and Disruptive Technologies Venture Capital.

• Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based maker of ice cream, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Rosecliff Ventures led the round and was joined by Bullish, Lerer Hippeau, RiverPark Ventures, The Allana Group, and Charles Cohen of Cohen Media.

• Happy Returns, a technology, logistics and service provider for online retailers, raised $8 million in Series B funding. USVP led the round, and was joined by investors including Upfront Ventures and Trunk Club founder Brian Spaly.

• Asimov, a company creating computer-aided biology design tools, raised $4.7 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Andreessen HorowitzRead more.

• Fiit, a U.K.-based social workout app, raised 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in seed funding. Connect Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including JamJar Investors, Rooks Nest Ventures and Westminster Capital.

• Ataata, a Bethesda, Md.-based cyber security training platform, raised $3 million in funding. Next Frontier Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including TEDCO, 2M, SaaS Ventures and ARRA Capital.

• Radar Relaya Fort Collins, Colo.-based decentralized crypto currency exchange, raised $3 million in seed funding. Blockchain Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including SV Angel, Digital Currency Group, Reciprocal Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Kindred Ventures, Kokopelli Capital, Notation Capital, Sparkland Capital, and V1.VC.

• Ocean Protocola decentralized data exchange protocol, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Outlier Ventures.

• Mobike Japan, the Chinese bike rental company’s entity in Japan, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Line, according to TechCrunch

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