Happy Saint Patrick’s Day (Office Closed)

Red Hook Capital and it’s portfolio companies do deals 7 x 24 x 365 most years!  However, this year our offices are closed for the day!  HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

Happy Saint Patricks Day


THE BAD: Call an Boston or New York City based Equity Firm and leave a message saying “Happy St. Patrick’s Day and call me as I have a great deal!”

THE GOOD: Pray to Saint Patrick! Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick

THE GREAT: Find a Four-Leaf Clover! Read More: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/st-patricks-day/traditions/fun-facts-about-four-leaf-clovers/

BOTTOM LINE: Try again Monday and enjoy a Saint Patrick Day Parade or green beer! Cheers!

2012 saint Patrick Day Parade Dublin, Irland:


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day,

JD Morris

JD Morris

P.S. It is my little girls Birthday today! Born 2004 on Saint Patrick’s Day in Washington, DC!


Bimbo can not eat Twinkies! Plus other deals that closed!


Red Hook Capital continues to look at investing in EBITDA positive deals and provide several referrals to other firms.  Our portfolio company The Morris Team is looking for great 1031 exchange deals for clients ( contact: JD.Morris@KW.com for real estate and deals@RedHookCapital.com for EBITDA deals ).


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  • Bridge ( www.bridge.sg )a social investment group focused on the rural Philippines, has launched with $24 million in equity funding from Accion, Bamboo Finance, DEG, FMO and chairman Paul Kocourek.  
  • Energy Capital Partners (www.ecpartners.com/ ) has agreed to acquire three merchant generation power stations fromDominion (NYSE: D). No financial terms were disclosed. The stations are in Illinois and Massachusetts.www.dom.com 
  • Equistone Partners Europe (www.equistonepe.com ) has acquired a majority stake in Bretèche Industrie Group, a France-based provider of manufacturing and production equipment for the agro-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The seller was Azulis Capital, while Céréa Capital co-invested alongside Equistone. No financial terms were disclosed. www.breteche.com
  • Heart to Heart Hospice, ( www.hearttohearthospice.com )  a Plano, Texas-based provider of hospice care, has secured a minority equity investment from Summit Partners.
  • Hostess Brands (www.hostess.com ) formally announced that it would sell its snack cake business, including Twinkies, toApollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos. The two firms had previously been named “stalking horse” bidders, and Hostess says it did not receive any subsequent offers. 
  • Source Refrigeration & HVAC (www.sourcerefrigeration.com ) a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired TP Electrical, a White, Ga.-based provider of electrical and EMS contracting to commercial clients in the Southeastern United States. 
  • Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd. ( www.vss.com ) a provider of SaaS-based benefit and pension administration, workflow and reporting solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
  • TPG Capital ( www.tpg.com )has won the auction for Australian poultry producer Inghams Enterprises at an enterprise value reported to be between A$900 million and $1 billion. TPG beats out The Blackstone Group, in a process managed by Investec Bank. www.inghams.com.au

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  • TripWire (www.tripwire.com) , a provider of IT security and compliance automation software, has acquired nCircle, a San Francisco-based provider of information risk and security performance management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. TripWire is owned by Thoma Bravo, while nCircle raised VC funding from such firms as Alta Partners, JK&B Capital, Guide Ventures and Menlo Ventures. 
  • W.H. Smith Co. (www.whsmithco.com )a maker of hose assemblies and other products for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial clients, has acquired the IP and select assets of LaBargeProducts Inc., a St. Louis-based maker of critical systems and components for expeditionary military operations. No financial terms were disclosed. W.H. Smith is a portfolio company of JWI Capital

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

Contact Red Hook Capital about board of advisor, board of director, consulting, valuations, 1031 exchanges, and other service at INFO@RedHookCapital.com for more detail.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris


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It is Monday = 15 real estate, 2 PEG, & 2 VCs deals!

Working on 15 real estate deals, two private equity deals, and two venture capital deal = looking at resumes!  Will post deals that closed in few days!

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For real estate deals visit www.TheMorrisTeam.com

For Selling Your Company or other deals you are here at Red Hook Capital! Contact information:



Call asap my mobile at 858-869-9483 anytime should you have a great / hot deal! Now is the time to find the value of your assets!

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Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

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BEST BUY SATURDAY = Waze, iPads, and Skylander

Time for Investor Network by JD Morris review of new tech companies after a visit to Best Buy!   NOTE: Red Hook Capital has not invested or plans to invest directly in any of the below companies.

NEED A PC?:  Red Hook Capital last week went 100% iPads with few Laptop PCs in the house (writing blog on laptop). Still thinking about the Lenova yago 13 vs. HP Envy Spectre XT! iPads are great, but Lenova yago 13 is a real winner!  Will we see a new tech company make killer PC, Tablet, or does Apple have the game still in the bag (i.e. iPhone are not the best selling phone anymore thanks to the S3). Read more: http://laptops.techcrunch.com/compare/958-965/Envy-Spectre-XT-vs-IdeaPad-Yoga-13

GPS: Sorry, Garmin and others as it Waze for Red Hook Capital.  After testing all my GPS options, it Waze on the iPad, iPhone, and Android for us!  Thank you BlueRun Ventures ( BRV ) for bring this great company to the US ( www.Waze.com ). Red Hook Capital hope to get into future rounds of investing. Read more: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57481606-48/waze-social-navigation-stays-in-the-game/

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KIDS CORNER:  Skylander is better than garlic to keeping the kids away if you work on Saturday (joking).  Marketing strategy as strong as Disney and McDonalds.  Junior members of The Morris Team ( www.TheMorrisTeam.com ) are reseach this every day (i.e. the kids)!  I need to learn more about the developer and as it looks like it going to be better than Mafi Wars, Star Wars Clone Wars, and Hannah Montana (all great marketing until somebody made a BIG mistake).  Google or visit their website at: http://www.activision.com

Look soon for all the deals that closed this month!

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris



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PRESS RELEASE: Red Hook Capital tracks 1,000 plus deals that closed in 2013!

SAN DIEGO, California – March 1, 2013 – Red Hook Capital is pleased to announce that it’s database has reached 1,000 plus in deals from angel investors to private equity deals with enterprise value in excess of $10 billion USD for 2013.  JD Morris, Managing Partner of Red Hook Capital, says “I am very interested in looking at the trends in different industries and return for investors on these deals down the road.  Based on information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), we have seen huge increase for 1031 exchange investors over the past year in Real Estate.  I look forward to looking at the numbers for Venture Capital and Private Equity that we find interesting vs. industry averages provide by other organizations.”

Red Hook Capital provides several industry averages provide by organizations such as the National Venture Capital Association, CB Insight, and other organizations that provide data about the deals. Contact us at Consulting@RedHookCapital.com for consulting services based our database and other databases Red Hook Capital uses for its investments and clients.

Baronova Inc. ( www.baronova.com ) Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/02/19/the-daily-startup-baronova-digests-27-3m-for-obesity-device/
Brickell Biotech Inc. ( www.brickellbio.com ) Read more: http://www.fiercebiotech.com/press-releases/brickell-biotech-announces-7m-series-b-financing-fund-development-novel-der-0
BTI Systems (www.btisystems.com ) Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/02/24/bti-systems-grabs-10m-funding-for-software-defined-networks-that-span-data-centers/
Business of Fashion ( www.businessoffashion.com ) Read More: http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/2206043/imran-amedand39s-the-business-of-fashion-dressed-for-growth-with-index-ventures-backing.thtml
Contact us about valuations at valuations@RedHookCapital.com
Click Security (www.clicksecurity.com ) Read More:http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/022112-click-security-256169.html
Contact us about board of directors at BOD@RedHookCapital.com
Cohera Medical ( www.coheramedical.com ) Read More: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/cohera-medical
DropShip  Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130204005335/en/DropShip-Commerce-Announces-Funding-Led-Kickstart-Seed
Contact us about board of advisors at BOA@RedHookCapital.com
Elasticsearch ( www.elasticsearch.com ) Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/02/19/open-source-search-tool-elasticsearch-gets-24m/
Euclid (www.euclidanalytics.com/ ) http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=170446
Intersect ENT Inc. (www.intersectent.com ) More: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/intersect
Legend3D Inc Read more: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/02/04/2474907/phishlabs-secures-series-a-funding.html
PhishLabs  Read More: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/02/04/2474907/phishlabs-secures-series-a-funding.html
Pinterest ( www.pinterest.com ) Read More: http://www.inquisitr.com/535607/pinterest-raises-200-million-in-series-d-funding-round/
Piston Cloud Computing Inc. Read More: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/piston-cloud-closes-8-million-in-series-b-funding-to-accelerate-openstack-adoption-2013-02-05
Playnomics ( www.playnomics.com ) Read more: http://www.pehub.com/187947/vanedge-capital-leads-5m-financing-playnomics/
PolyActiva (www.polyactiva.com) Read More: http://www.pehub.com/186981/polyactiva-inks-9-5m/
Contact us about consulting at consulting@RedHookCapital.com
SocialFlow (www.socialflow.com ) Read More: http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/07/socialflow-opens-the-floodgates/
Stormpath ( www.stormpath.com ) Read More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stormpath-closes-8-2-million-123000914.html
Contact us about our SEA program at SEA@RedHookCapital.com
SynapDx Corp. ( www.synapdx.com ) Read More: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bioflash/2013/02/synapdx-gets-2m-from-labcorp-for.html
Contact us about deals in your space at consulting@RedHookCapital.com
uBank ( www.ubank.com ) Read more: http://goaleurope.com/2013/02/25/runa-capital-backs-mobile-payment-startup-ubank-with-8-million-in-capital/
Xirrus (www.xirrus.com ) Read More: http://www.socaltech.com/xirrus_raises_____m_more/s-0047889.html

Contact Red Hook Capital about board of advisor, board of director, consulting, valuations, and other service at SeniorExecutiveAdvisors@RedHookCapital.com for more detail. Below is an example video of our SEA program.

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DEAL OF THE MONTH! Cash flow in San Diego with real estate!

Just closed a 1031 exchange deal in Oceanside, CA with less than 20% down via Home Path (as an investor you can buy 20 of these homes)!  Learn more about ” The Morris Team ” and JD Morris investor real estate strategies for vacation homes and 1031 exchange deals!

JD Morris Homes Toured URL: http://www.trulia.com/profile/jdmorris/#__checkin

The Morris Team ” URL: http://www.themorristeam.com/

YouTube video of great vacation home for sale in Encinitas, CA where The Morris Team just closed another great vacation home for $840,000 USD. Had you done a 1031 exchange on his house in 2012 when it was a buyers market, you would been very, very happy!

Had you done a 1031 exchange on this home in 2010, you would be calling me from Hawaii to say thank you very very much!

Contact me at JD.Morris@KW.com to learn more about all cash vacation homes, all cash income properties, and great 1031 exchange deals!

Happy Networking & Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

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Deal of the week and deals that close! ($200 million for you know who!)


The San Diego real estate market is on fire in San Diego! Not the best words to use for San Diego, but real estate has seen a 16-20% increase in value in 2012 in most San Diego markets (source: NAR 1/2013).  For example, several homes below $200,000 provide strong rent and cash flow for all cash or 1031 exchange.  The Morris Team has one strong cash flowing home for all cash buyers in Encinitas and other great $200,000 for 1031 and all cash buyers.  More about San Diego home market: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/san-diego-home-prices-highest-in-4-12-years/


Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

more coming soon……

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Learn more about JD on LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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