Join IND events! San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

GOOD: We have room for one more couple for sailing on a 70-foot charter yacht for San Diego Parade of Lights.  Must be an owner or CEO of an EBITDA company or accredited investor.  Our group has some of the most wired people in San Diego as well as Venture Capital partners, EBITDA CEOs ($100 million plus valuations, and more).

BAD: It a little cold here in San Diego getting down to 60s for our cruise.

UGLY: We have amazing people on the cruise, but I need a bigger boat for 2019 feeder events.

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Repost – IND Pipeline 20181211

REPOST from Investor Network Destinations >> IND Pipeline 20181211

#indpick Plaid, a San Francisco-based fintech company, raised $250 million in Series C funding.  Mary Meeker led the round (from Kleiner Perkins’ growth fund), and was joined by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Spark Capital.


  • Tomahawk Robotics, a Melbourne, FL-based startup bringing advanced robotic control systems to enterprise markets, raised $2.4m in seed funding

  • GenEdit, Inc., a Berkeley, CA-based developer of novel polymer nanoparticle technology platform for non-viral-based delivery of gene therapeutics, completed an $8.5m seed financing

  • WhyHotel, a Washington, D.C.-based alternative lodging service that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings, secured $10M in Series A funding


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We are looking at our different options for 2019 to provide information to investors with “Investor Network by JD.”

We are launching a New Company called “Investor Network Destinations” and you can cut and paste the following URL to learn more:

Look every business day for posting about Funds investing in companies.  Special reports such as new Venture Capital Funds will also be provided.  Here is a re-post from our 1st post:


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I am JD Morris your host for Investor Network Destinations (IND).  We are under beta and plan to launch in 2019. We have two goals.

One is to host special events pre and post great conferences and summits at amazing destinations.

Two is to provide information via our blog to help invest in alternative assets. During our beta our educational focus is on co-investing with venture capital.

Investor Network origins began more than 50 years ago in Washington, DC. with a group of like-minded investors that we would call a multi-family office today.  Investor Network Destinations is our next evolution to bring together friends, accredited investors, and family offices to invest in alternative assets.

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INbyJD 20181116

#pickbyjd >> Blackberry pushes into cybersecurity with $1.4bn takeover of Cylance

Plus other M&A news below, but let us start with a quote of the day!

** Siemens and Alstom said they will not seek a hearing in front of European Union regulators to address antitrust concerns about their planned rail merger.

** Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd said it is in preliminary talks with struggling Jet Airways Ltd but has not made a proposal to acquire a stake, cooling speculation that a deal was imminent.

** Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is the leading bidder for the aviation financing business of Germany’s No.2 lender DZ Bank, people close to the matter said.

** Union Bank, Albania’s eighth biggest bank, has bought the smaller Malaysian-owned International Commercial Bank (ICBank), the Albanian central bank told Reuters.

** ABB is in talks with Hitachi Ltd and Mitsubishi Electric Corp to sell all or part of the Swiss engineering group’s embattled power grids business, sources familiar with the issue told Reuters.

** Lufthansa is considering divesting its catering business LSG Sky Chefs, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told business daily Boersen-Zeitung.

** JO Hambro, a top-5 shareholder in Restaurant Group , said it backed a proposed 357 million pounds ($456.39 million) deal to buy noodle chain Wagamama.

** Germany’s SAP still expects its margins to expand after its $8 billion takeover of Qualtrics, a U.S. company that specializes in tracking the sentiment of consumers online, Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic said.

** T-Mobile US Inc’s Chief Financial Officer said there is a possibility that its $26 billion acquisition deal of Sprint Corp will close as early as the first quarter of 2019.

INbyJD 20181115

L3 Harris

ASK JD ABOUT THIS DEAL:  The U.S. government is still reviewing a merger of Hais Corp and L3 Technologies, a top Pentagon official said, adding that she had no fundamental concerns about further consolidation in the U.S. defense sector.

QUOTE BY JD:  Keep moving your goals and objectives forward as there is only one final ending!  Being a bulldozer is often needed – JD Morris  11-15-2018  inspired by Peter Drucker quote: Objectives are not fate; they are a direction.

ACTION: Today pick one area to be a bulldozer as you move in the right direction.  JD’s action today is pushing for private equity firms to back his teams vs. providing referrals.


** Two sugar mills in Brazil owned by India’s Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd, which filed for bankruptcy protection three years ago, will be put up for sale in a judicial auction on Dec. 18, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

** Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF is exploring the acquisition of up to a $700 million stake in Legendary Entertainment, the U.S. movie studio behind films such as “Jurassic World” and “Interstellar”, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Shareholders in Vodacom Tanzania approved the sale of a 26 percent stake owned by Mirambo Holdings Ltd to South Africa’s Vodacom Group.

** Food group Barilla said it had presented an offer to buy the second-largest pasta plant in Italy from domestic rival Pasta Zara to boost its production capacity.

** French drugmaker Ipsen plans to bring in multiple new medicines through a series of transactions and sees the recent price drop of biotech stocks as increasing deal opportunities, its chief executive said.

** Bulgaria’s central bank has given Hungary’s OTP Bank the green light to buy Societe Generale’s Bulgarian businesses, the central bank said in a statement.

** British packaging group DS Smith gained EU antitrust approval for its 1.9-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) purchase of Spanish rival Europac after agreeing to sell production plants in Portugal and France.

** Dutch-Belgian supermarket group Ahold Delhaize, the owner of the Stop & Shop and Giant Food stores, is looking for acquisitions in the United States, its chief executive said in a Dutch newspaper report.

** National carrier Garuda Indonesia said it will take over operational control of rival Sriwijaya Group, giving the airlines a majority share of the fast-growing domestic aviation market.

** Two shareholders of Restaurant Group Plc called on the owner of Frankie & Benny’s to cancel its proposed 357-million-pound ($463 million) deal to buy the Wagamama noodle chain.

** Italy’s Treasury is mulling the idea of selling a stake of around 3.3 percent in oil major Eni and 53.3 percent in air traffic controller ENAV to state lender CDP, two sources said.

** Buyout group Cerberus is in exclusive talks with NordLB to take on 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) of non-performing shipping loans that the German public sector lender wants to shed ahead of a planned stake sale, sources close to the matter said.

** An Indian tribunal has ruled that UltraTech Cement Ltd’s more than $1 billion bid for the cement unit of Binani Industries Ltd was valid, UltraTech said.

** Korean petroleum products maker SK Innovation and several buyout groups have been short-listed in an auction for Evonik’s methacrylates plastics unit, which makes clear acrylic sheets, people close to the matter said.

** German fintech company Wirecard hiked its profit target after reporting a jump in third-quarter net earnings by 51 percent to 97 million euros ($110 million) thanks to a boom in e-commerce and digital payments.


** British regional airline Flybe Group Plc said it was in talks with potential buyers, as it grapples with higher fuel costs, lower demand and a weak British pound, sending its shares up as much as 44 percent in early trading.

** British shopping center owner Intu Properties said it had given a consortium considering a takeover more time to make an offer for the company.

** Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL), a Thai petrochemicals producer, has acquired 74 percent of Egypt’s packing and packaging Medco Plast for 843 million Egyptian pounds ($47.15 million), Egypt’s HC Securities said in a statement.

** UK’s Grainger Plc said it would acquire Grip REIT plc for 396 million pounds ($514.6 million) to expand in the private-rented sector.

** Pan American Silver Corp said it has agreed to buy Tahoe Resources Inc in a $1.07 billion cash and stock deal that would create a top global silver miner but also include some troublesome assets.

** British engineer Smiths Group plans to spin off its healthcare business to focus on industrial technology, two months after a 7 billion pound ($9.1 billion) deal to merge it with U.S.-based ICU Medical collapsed.

** France’s Alstom voiced confidence it would finalize a merger with Siemens’ railway business by the middle of next year despite an investigation by European authorities as it reported a big rise in first half profit.

** Barclays has been appointed by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) to advise on a potential merger plan involving Union National Bank (UNB) and Al Hilal Bank, banking sources told Reuters.

** Dexia Israel Bank said it has accepted an offer to be acquired by Israel Discount Bank for 670 million shekels ($181 million) in cash.

** The U.S. government is still reviewing a merger of Harris Corp and L3 Technologies, a top Pentagon official said, adding that she had no fundamental concerns about further consolidation in the U.S. defense sector.

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog.  The 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 or venture capital firm for a press release as this is a beta blog that does not update information.  Our goal is networking for results and provide information on deals.  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