REPOST: IND Pipeline v 19.03.28


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IND PIPELINE HIGHLIGHT

Proxy, a startup that provides a universal identity signal, raised $13.6 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round and was joined by investors including WeWork, Y Combinator, and Coatue Management.

Read More Via AP Press Release: https://www.apnews.com/Globe%20Newswire/e42158fc650970987993c7086600987f

IND PIPELINE

  • Nodin (Formerly called Appli), a Denver, CO-based AI-driven augmented analytics platform, completed an initial round of funding of $5m

  • Boundless Immigration, a Seattle, WA-based technology company that enables immigrants to navigate the green card and citizenship processes, raised $7.8m in Series A financing

  • PhotoShelter, a NYC-based digital asset management platform for visual storytellers, raised $8m in funding

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Pipeline 2017-11-15 & Consolidation


“Roll or be Rolled” – JD Morris

ACTION: Make a list of company you could acquire and list of strategic acquisition for your company.  Almost all companies have made key acquisition to grow and often find their best exits from a strategic buyer.

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PIPLELINE – FOCUS M&A 2017-11-15

** Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has sold another large piece of its stake in IBM Corp, backing further away from an investment that the billionaire has admitted was not one of his best.

** Airbus SE is close to agreeing a blockbuster order worth more than $40 billion at list prices to sell around 400 aircraft to U.S.-based investment fund Indigo Partners, founded by low-cost airline pioneer Bill Franke, two sources said.

** SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany’s Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

** Atlantia Chief Executive told the Financial Times that there is room for the Italian infrastructure group to improve its offer on Spain’s Abertis.

** The Vietnamese government aims to complete a stake sale in the country’s biggest brewer Sabeco in December, the trade ministry said, in the clearest signal yet that the long-awaited state divestment might happen this year after repeated delays.

** Legal & General (L&G), the owner of Britain’s biggest fund manager, has staked its claim for a slice of the growing market for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with a deal to buy Europe-focused platform, Canvas.

** German energy group Innogy will at some point pull out of the planned British retail supply joint venture with SSE, its chief executive said.

** Carlyle Group, the world’s largest private equity firm, is raising $1 billion for a new fund to invest in oil and gas outside the United States as a stronger outlook for oil prices rekindles investor appetite, banking sources told Reuters.

** India’s Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd has launched a share sale to institutions to raise as much as 20 billion rupees ($307 million), according to a deal term sheet seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

** Oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy said on Wednesday it would buy rival Bonanza Creek in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $746 million to expand its presence in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado.

** U.S. buyout fund Cerberus has taken a 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank, Germany’s flagship lender said.

** A ruling on Qualcomm Inc’s proposed $38-billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV may come in 2018, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said.

** Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to buy Cardinal Health Inc’s China drug distribution business for $557 million, winning a highly competitive auction in a move that will expand its presence nationwide.

** French facilities management and vouchers group Sodexo is buying Centerplate, a U.S. company that provides food and hospitality services, for $675 million to expand in the U.S. sports and leisure market.

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Beyond Listening & Pipeline 2017-11-13


BEYOND LISTENING: “The most important thing in pitches is hearing what is not said.” – JD Morris

ACTION TO RESULTS:  What are you hiding from yourself or your partners in your business plan or pitch.  Address this issue in a backup slide or take you partners out to lunch to have a long talk about can this issue be addressed! – riseSEA Analysis Program

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PIPELINE (IPO Focus)

• Apellis Pharmaceuticals, a Crestwood, Kentucky-based company raised $150 million in an offering of 10.7 million shares at $14 a piece. In 2016, the company posted loss of $27.1 million. Morningside Venture Investments(28% pre-IPO), Potentia Holdings(9.9%), and venBio Funds(9.4%) back the company. Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are underwriters in the deal. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq as “APLS.”

• Luther Burbank, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based residential loan-focused bank, filed for an $150 million IPO. In 2016, the company posted income of $52.1 million and assets of $5.1 billion. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Sandler O’Neill + Partners are joint bookrunners in the deal. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq as “LBC.”

• Erytech Pharma, a Lyon, France biotech developing cancer treatments, raised $109 million in an offering of 4.7 million ADSs at $23.36 a piece. In 2016, the company, posted revenue of $4.9 million and loss of $25.7 million. Baker Bros Advisors(15.4% pre-offering) and Auriga Partners (9.8%) back the company. Jefferies, Cowen & Company, and Oddo BHF are joint bookrunners in the deal. The firm plans to list on the Nasdaq as “ERYP.”

• Bandwidth, a Raleigh, N.C.-based API software company, raised $80 million in an offering of 4 million shares at $20  a piece, the low end of its range. In 2016, the company posted revenue of $152 million and income of $22.4 million. The company is backed by Carmichael Investment. Morgan Stanley, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Baird, Canaccord Genuity, and JMP Securities are underwriters in the deal. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq as “BAND.”

 Quanterix, a Lexington, Mass.-based protein detection test maker, filed for a $57.5 million IPO. In 2016, the company posted revenue of $17.6 million and loss of $23.2 million. ARCH Venture Partners(21.8% pre-offering) and Bain Capital(12.7%) back the company. J.P. Morgan and Leerink Partners are joint bookrunners in the deal. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq as “QTRX.”

• PPDAI Group, a Shanghai, China-based peer-to-peer lending platform, raised $221 million in an offering of 17 million shares at $17, within its range. The company posted revenue of $175.1 million and loss of $8.7 million in 2016. Backers include Sequoia Capital China(25.5% pre-IPO) and Lightspeed China Partner(10.4%). Credit Suisse and Citi are underwriters in the deal. The company plans to list on the NYSE as “PPDF.”

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Pipeline & Practice of Abondonment 2017-11-12


SAGE ADVISE:  Practice of Abandonment >> IF we did not do this already, would we go into it now?

ACTION TO RESULTS:  Ask the question posed above and if the answer is no, make the tough choice to abandon a cherished business – Management Challenges for the 21st Century.

BOTTOMLINE: Let our senior executive advisors ( riseSEA ) help you look at your sunk cost vs. your future growth.  Abandonment could be important for growth.  Ask Victoria to setup call today!

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

PROVOCATIVE STATEMENT:  “Always try to pivot first.  Pivoting makes abandonment look like a part of the game plan!!” – JD Morris

PIPELINE 2017-11-12 M&A

** French agricultural group InVivo said on Friday it was buying gardening chain Jardiland for an undisclosed amount as it expands its presence in retailing.

** An overseas institutional investor paid $395.8 million on Friday to buy 3.33 percent of Vietnamese dairy firm Vinamilk , the country’s biggest listed company, the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange said on its website.

** Chinese steelmaker Delong Holdings has set up a steel manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia with Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park and Shanghai Decent Investment Group.

** Russia’s Alfa Telecom is interested in increasing its stake in mobile operator Turkcell by buying out Turkish firm Cukurova, which missed a recent debt repayment and could consider offers, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

** Russia’s largest electronics retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba about possible cooperation, an M.Video spokesman said on Friday.

** Pfizer Inc said on Friday it has sold its 49 percent stake to exit a joint venture it had set up with China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals in 2012 to develop and market generic drugs.

** Chinese online content platform Bytedance said it would buy popular lip-sync platform Musical.ly, in a deal seen valued at up to $1 billion that underlines the global ambitions of the fast-growing tech startup.

** Global asset manager Blackstone Group LP has reached a deal to acquire China-based cosmetics packaging firm ShyaHsin Packaging (China) Co Ltd for about $800 million to $900 million, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

** Mexico’s Alpek said on Thursday that it had entered into a 60-day period with ContourGlobal to negotiate final agreements for potential sale of cogeneration power plants in Mexico.

** Menswear group Trinity Ltd said Shandong-based textile maker Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Co Ltd has agreed to buy shares representing 51.38 pct of its enlarged share capital for HK$2.22 billion ($284.62 million), raising funds for future acquisitions and to repay debt.

** CBS Corp’s buyout of embattled Australian broadcaster Ten Network Holdings won approval from an Australian court, leaving only sign-off from the nation’s securities regulator before the deal is done.

** Greece’s Eurobank said it is close to finalising a deal to sell its Romanian subsidiaries to Banca Transilvania.

** Indonesia’s financial services authority (OJK) confirmed that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is interested in buying a stake in Bank Danamon Indonesia . (Compiled by Diptendu Lahiri and Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru)

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Abandonment & Pipeline 2017-11-10


THOUGHTS TO ACTION TO RESULTS

ABANDONMENT: There is nothing as difficult and as expensive, but also nothing as futile as trying to keep a corpse from stinking. – Ducker

ACTION: Stop squandering resources on obsolete businesses and free up your capable people to take advantage of new opportunities – Management in a TIme of Great Change

BOTTOMLINE:  Let our Senior Executive Advisers of riseSEA help you review your business.  We turn normal deals into Unicorns and Unicorns into Dragons for your investors!

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PIPELINE

** Chinese online content platform Bytedance said it would buy popular lip-sync platform Musical.ly, in a deal seen valued at up to $1 billion that underlines the global ambitions of the fast-growing tech startup.

** Global asset manager Blackstone Group LP has reached a deal to acquire China-based cosmetics packaging firm ShyaHsin Packaging (China) Co Ltd for about $800 million to $900 million, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

** Mexico’s Alpek said on Thursday that it had entered into a 60-day period with ContourGlobal to negotiate final agreements for the potential sale of cogeneration power plants in Mexico.

** Menswear group Trinity Ltd said Shandong-based textile maker Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Co Ltd has agreed to buy shares representing 51.38 pct of its enlarged share capital for HK$2.22 billion ($284.62 million), raising funds for future acquisitions and to repay debt.

** CBS Corp’s buyout of embattled Australian broadcaster Ten Network Holdings won approval from an Australian court, leaving only sign-off from the nation’s securities regulator before the deal is done.

** Greece’s Eurobank said it is close to finalizing a deal to sell its Romanian subsidiaries to Banca Transilvania.

** Indonesia’s financial services authority (OJK) confirmed that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is interested in buying a stake in Bank Danamon Indonesia. (Compiled by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru)

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Organizational Ineria & Pipeline 2017-11-09


All Organizations need a discipline that makes them face up to reality. Leaders fail to update and revise their understanding of a situation when that situation changes, a phenomenon that acts as a psychological barrier to organizational change.

ACTION: Talk to an independent advisor or better have an independent board of directors vs. yes men! – JD Morris

Our Senior Executive Advisers through riseSEA can make you face reality and help you plan your future.  Contact Victoria at INFO@RedHookCapital.co for your strategy session.

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PIPELINE

  • Warburg Pincus acquired a stake in Cyrena McLean, Va.-based internet security-as-a-service provider, for about $19.6 million (IN know Warburg Pincus);
  •  Advent International and Bain Capital are among bidders looking to invest in BS Payone GmbH, a Germany-based payments company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (IN knows Advent and Bain);
  • Quidd, a New York City-based digital goods startup, raised $13 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round. (IN know Sequoia);
  • NeuVector, a Milpitas, Calif.-based container firewall company, raised $7 million in Series A funding. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners led the round. (IN know Winbal);
  • Equalum, a Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv-based provider of an enterprise data beaming platform, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Innovation Endeavors and GE Ventures. (IN know GE);
  • MyMusicTaste, a South Korea-based fan-initiated concert making platform for music artists, raised $11 million in Series C funding, according to TechCrunch. KTB Network led the round, and was joined by investors. Including Stonebridge and Yellow Dog. Softbank Ventures Korea, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Formation 8, Bokwang Investment and Golden Gate Ventures also participated.  (IN know Softbank);

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Pipeline – Identifying the Future 2017-11-07


“The import thing is to identify the “future that already happen.”” – Peter

BOTTOMLINE:  Identify the major trends in your market that have already appeared.  What is the likely longevity and impact on your life and organization?

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

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PIPELINE

Jitterbit, an Alameda, Calif.-based API transformation company,  raised $25 million in Series C funding. KKR led the round. (IN knows KKR)

CargoX, a Brazil-based technology company that offers trucking services for corporations, raised $20 million in Series C funding. Goldman Sachs led the round, and was joined by investors including George Soros, Qualcomm Ventures, Agility Logistics, Valor Capital Group and Oscar Salazar. (IN knows Qualcomm Ventures)

Optibus, an Israel-based provider of real-time operations and planning for city-wide mass transportation, raised $12 million in Series A funding. Pitango led the round, and was joined by investors including Verizon Ventures and Sir Ronald Cohen. (IN knows Verizon Ventures)

Madison Dearborn Partners agreed to acquire a majority stake in AmTrust Financial Services’ U.S-based fee businesses. The enterprise value of the deal is $1.15 billion. At the closing, AmTrust, a multinational insurance holding company, will receive gross cash proceeds of about $950 million and retain a 49% stake in the business. (IN knows Madison Dearboard Partners)

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