Pipeline and Rest


We are developing some interesting ideas for 2018 Beta of “Investor Network” and also taking a little rest this week!

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Pipeline Venture Capital 2017-12-18


Just for fun as the blog is on hold!

One of our friends has an amazing popcorn deal that has raised more than $5 million and has buyers already talking to them!

Popcorn???  Hershey agreed to buy Amplify Snack Brands, the owner of Tyrell’s potato chips and SkinnyPop popcorn for $921 million.

FYI: We are still looking at Unicorn deals and Moonshot deal, but we love EBITDA deals!

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JD meeting with friends at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (false Unicorn sighting)

PIPELINE ( Venture Capital )

• Virgin Hyperloop One, a Los Angeles-based tubular transit system startup, agreed to raise $50 million in funding, according to Axios. Investors include Caspian Venture Capital and DP World. Read more.

• Leadspace, a San Francisco and Tel Aviv-based B2B audience management platform for marketing and sales, raised $21 million in Series C funding. Arrowroot Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partners led the round.

• Huddly, an Oslo, Norway-based developer of a easy-to-use video collaboration technology, raised $10 million in Series C funding. Graham Williams led the round.

• Spotlite recently raised more than $10 million from Sequoia Capital China and BlueRun Ventures. The plan is to use the funding to build out the product, make key hires and expand its marketing and advertising efforts.

• Univercells, a Belgium-based provider of biomanufacturing solutions, raised $3.56 million in Series A funding. The investors included Takeda Ventures Inc.

• Aunt Fannie’s, a Portland-based CPG company focused on microbiomic cleaning products and pest solutions, raised $2.375 million in Series A. Investors include Monica Nassif, David Charne, and Stuart Erickson.

• Reniac Inc, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of intelligent data-aware architecture for applications, servers, and data stores, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Intel Capital.

Happy Investing & Networking,

Investor Network by JD

Pipeline plus delta future


NOTE: Posting just for fun!

A lot of the future will already happened in the future, so focus on what you can change.  Your company will pay taxes, but the amount you pay depends on a lot on the money you make for your company!  Plus good accounting!

ACTION: Look at what you know will happen for sure in the future and list five things you can add to make it better = greater success (what percentage or how large a delta can you make)!

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PIPELINE ( Private Equity)

• Quantum Energy Partners agreed to invest $489 million in FourPoint Energy, a Denver-based oil exploration and production company.

• Apollo Global Management agreed to acquire Sun Country Airlines, the largest privately-held fully independent airline in the United States. (IN knows Apollo)

• Goldman Sachs recapitalized Financeit Canada, a Toronto-based point-of-sale financing provider. Goldman is now a majority owner. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Thomas H. Lee Partners agreed to invest in Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based retail mortgage company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• St. George Logistics, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, acquired, Channel Distribution Corpa Benesville, Ill.-based provider of the ocean and air CFS solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• L Catterton agreed to invest in Ganni, a Danish contemporary fashion brand. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Feeney Brothers Utility Services, a portfolio company of CAI private equity, acquired DDS Companiesa Rochester, N.Y.-based provider of telecom services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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 Investing and Networking,

Investor Network by JD

 

Start Business with your kids


The BETA blog is on hold until 2018! These posts are just for fun!

START A BUSINESS WITH YOUR KIDS

My wife supported our kids starting a Poshmark account and learning everything.  The even has a very small EBITDA already!  It took them 24 hours to launch and 48 hours to start making cash!  Here is the URL:

https://poshmark.com/closet/cjsonline

Sound great!  However, Ryan with “Ryan ToysReviews” started at 4 years old and is making $11 million gross on YouTube.  The are both a far cry from a lemonade stand, but let us be honest that moms do most the work to make a lemon stand.

More about Ryan ToysReviews URL:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/11/6-year-old-made-11-million-in-one-year-reviewing-toys-on-you-tube/?utm_term=.93514e2569ba

Look at helping your kids start an online business today! Time for Santa to take some time off!

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Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

 

Pipeline & Little Fun


Remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

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Remember our Senior Executive Advisers have worked with KKR, SoftBank, Blackstone, and many more!

Here are a few deals that closed!

• KKR has completed the acquisition of PharMerica Corp, a Louisville, Ky.-based pharmacy services provider, for $29.25 per share or $1.4 billion.

• SK Capital agreed to acquire the fire safety and oil additives businesses the Israel Chemicals Ltd for about $1 billion.

•  SoftBank Vision Fund invested $450 million in Compassa New York-based real estate tech company.

• Blackstone acquired a majority stake in TITUS, an Ottawa-based provider of data classification and categorization solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• New Mountain Capital acquired majority ownership stakes in CenseoHealth, a   Dallas-based provider of prospective health assessments for health plans; and Advance Health, a Chantilly, Va.-based provider of prospective health assessment. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Mill Point Capital invested in KKSP Precision Machininga Glendale Heights, Ill.-based machined metal components producer. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Greystar Real Estate Partners acquired Resa, a Spain-based student accommodation provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Tiger Infrastructure Partners invested in Crosslake Fibre, which was formed to develop fiber optic cable projects in North America. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• LOGOS Resources II, a portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners, agreed to acquire WPX Energy‘s legacy gas properties and undeveloped Mancos acreage of the San Juan Basin. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• DexKo Global, a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, acquired E&P Hydraulics, a German maker of professional leveling system solutions for caravans, motor homes and light commercial vehicles. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Riskonnect, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, acquired Aruvio, a California-based provider of cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• MFG Partners invested in Mail Communications Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based MCG provider of omnichannel communication services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Wind Point Partners acquired Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, two California-based businesses in custom foods manufacturing. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• EyeSouth Partners, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, completed a  strategic partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Southfield Capital acquired American Refrigeration Company, an Andover, Mass.-based industrial refrigeration services company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Togetherwork, a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners, acquiredCapturepoint, a Ridgewood, N.J.-based recreation management software maker. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• A group of investors led by Bernhard Capital Partners has acquired three infrastructure management companies: Moreland Altobelli Associates, PAVETEX Engineering and Engineering Testing Services to form Atlas Technical Consultants. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Mill Point Capital invested in KKSP Precision Machining, a Glendale Heights, Ill.-based manufacturers of machined metal components produced on automatic screw machines. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners with management and co-investors recapitalized  GrayMatter, a Pittsburgh, Penn.-based, software maker for the industrial space. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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,

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Pipeline & Unicorn Club


“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Ducker

Unicorn by Country

PIPELINE ( PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS )

• Baring Private Equity Asia nears deal to acquire Prometric, a Baltimore-based test administration firm, for roughly $1 billion, including debt, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Rhône Capital closed its $500 million investment in Hudson Bay Company, a Toronto-based retailer.

• Wealth Enhancement Group, a portfolio company of Lightyear Capital, acquired CPA Retirement Planning, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based financial adviser. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• New Harbor Capital acquired LGM Pharma, a Nashville-based API company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Auxo Investment Partners acquired MG, a New Orleans-based dry barge transportation and logistics company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sedgwick Claims Management, a portfolio company of KKR, acquired Cunningham Lindsey, a Tampa-based global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Alexandria Moulding, a portfolio company of Industrial Opportunity Partners, acquired House of Fara, a  LaPorte, Ind.-based maker of hardwood mouldings. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Long Point Capital closed its minority recapitalization of Woolpert, an architecture, engineering and geospatial firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• H.I.G. Growth Partners invested in Carlton Group, a Toronto-based tech firm specializing in SaaS based solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Sprout Socialbacked by NEA, acquired social analytics firm, Simply Measured, a Seattle-based social analytics firm.

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,

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