Data for VCs Investment 2q2012 plus TPG Biotech’s deal Trevi Therapeutics


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Today we profile a Venture Capital fund of TPG Capital called TPG Biotech and its deal Trevi Therapeutics announced December 18, 2012.  Plus a few graph’s

VC DATA 2Q2012

They reached this conclusion by analyzing several years’ worth of historical data. Looking back, CB found that around 40 percent of seed-funded startups fail to attract Series A money. There’s been a huge uptick in seed financing activity in recent quarters — which means that there will be a bigger number of startups that will end up on the sidelines in terms of follow-on funding over the next year or two.

Read More about Insight Data: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/19/study-more-than-1000-seed-funded-startups-are-destined-to-be-orphaned-at-the-series-a-stage/

VC Data

PROFILE TPG BIOTECH

TPG Biotech is the life science venture investment arm of TPG (formerly known as Texas Pacific Group), a global private investment firm. TPG Biotech® is a team of investors excited by the challenge of translating discoveries and insights in the biomedical sciences into tangible products. We invest with scientific founders and business entrepreneurs to create novel companies, and we focus on helping to drive the growth of our existing portfolio

TPG BIOTECH INVEST IN TREVI THERAPEUTICS INC.

Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. (“Trevi”) today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A financing to advance the clinical development of T111 in the lead indication of uremic pruritus. The Series A investment was completed with TPG Biotech, the life science venture investment arm of TPG which had previously made a seed investment in the Company.

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If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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JD Morris

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Private Equity’s Top 50 Firms for 2012


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that is a partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Today’s we profile the top 50 in size Private Equity Funds.   TPG, The Blackstone Group, KKR, Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group are all well know names, but as we know their are thousand of Private Equity Groups ( PEGs).  Here is a great chart about the top 50:

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E-mail me about your deal and I can make an introduction based on it being a great deal.

Happy Investing & Networking

JD Morris

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Deals that closed this month in review plus profile of TPG Capital


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that is a partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Today’s profile is TPG Capital.  I had the pleasure of working with David Bonderman with their Newbridge Capital fund on a telecom deal.  Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

DEALS THAT CLOSED THIS MONTH:

  • Advantage Sales and Marketing Acquired Action West Group
  • Amgen, Inc Acquired deCODE genetics
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Acquired CharterLakes Marine Insurance
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Acquired Western Benefit Solutions
  • Avnet Inc. Acquired Universal Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Belden Inc. Acquired Project Performance Corporation
  • Bergmann Associates Acquired Gantt Huberman Architects
  • BioScrip Inc Acquired HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
  • CCC Information Services Inc. Acquired Injury Sciences LLC
  • Dropbox Inc Acquired Audiogalaxy Inc
  • Evans Analytical Group (EAG) Acquired SEAL Laboratories
  • Finn Partners Acquired M. Silver Associates Inc
  • Furmanite Corporation Acquired ENGlobal Corporation
  • glendonTodd Capital Acquired Aztec Systems, Inc.
  • Golden Gate Capital Acquired Ex Libris
  • Gores Technology Group LLC Acquired Harris Broadcast Communications
  • Group 1 Automotive, Inc Acquired Rivertown Ford
  • HealthEdge Acquired Click4Care Inc
  • Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Acquired Heritage Bank
  • Henderson Engineers, Inc. Acquired Acoustical Design Group, Inc
  • Hertzbach & Company, P.A. Acquired Connor & Loubier CPAS, LLC
  • Highlander Partners, L.P. USA Acquired Custom Window Systems, Inc.
  • InComm Acquired Adility
  • Intermec Inc. Acquired Honeywell International Inc
  • Laurus Corporation Acquired Sofitel
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation Acquired TripAdvisor Inc
  • Navitas System USA Acquired A123 Systems
  • Oracle Corporation Acquired DataRaker Inc.
  • Outbrain Inc Acquired Scribit
  • Patheon Inc Acquired Banner Pharmacaps Inc.
  • PERNIX Therapeutics Acquired Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Pharmerica Corp Acquired Amerita, Inc.
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L. P. Acquired Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Praxair Inc Acquired Portagas Inc.
  • Raytheon Company Acquired SafeNet, Inc
  • Rhino Linings Corporation Acquired BioBased Insulation LLC
  • Rosco Vision Systems Acquired Mirror Lite Company Inc
  • SCBT Financial Corporation Acquired The Savannah Bancorp, Inc
  • Schlumberger Limited (ADR) Acquired GeoKnowledge
  • Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. Acquired Bryce Rx Laboratories
  • Sutherland Global Services Acquired Apollo Health Street Ltd
  • The Clark Group Inc. Acquired Preprint Logistics Management Inc
  • Trio Merger Corp Acquired SAExploration
  • Uni-World Capital L.P. Acquired VanDeMark Chemical, Inc.
  • VizStar, Inc Acquired Kimberly Parry Corporation
  • Watchdox Inc Acquired InstallFree, Inc
  • William Lyon Homes Acquired Village Homes

PROFILE OF TPG CAPITAL

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ABOUT TPG CAPITAL

TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group) is one of the largest private equity investment firms globally, focused on leveraged buyout, growth capital and leveraged recapitalization investments in distressed companies and turnaround situations. TPG also manages investment funds specializing in growth capital, venture capital, public equity, and debt investments. The firm invests in a broad range of industries including consumer/retail, media and telecommunications, industrials, technology, travel/leisure and health care.

The firm was founded in 1992 by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III. Since inception, the firm has raised more than $50 billion of investor commitments across more than 18 private equity funds.

TPG is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco, California. The company has additional offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

More about TPC Capital website: http://www.tpg.com/

ABOUT DAVID BONDERMAN

Bonderman, a principal and general partner of TPG Partners, L.P., Fort Worth, Texas, was previously chief operating officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), which now does business as Keystone Inc. He previously served on the boards of Washington Mutual, Inc., American Savings Bank, Denbury Resources, Inc., and Burger King Holdings, Inc., resigned. Bonderman serves on the boards of Continental Airlines, Inc., Böwe Bell & Howell Co., Ducati Motorcycles S.P.A., Credicom Asia, the National Education Corp., Beringer Wine Estates, Carr Realty Co., Virgin Cinemas, Ltd., CoStar Group, Inc., GemAlto N.V., Ryanair Holdings, Inc. and Ryanair, Ltd. He has been the Chairman of Ryanair Holdings and Ryanair Limited since December 2003. He also serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, the World Wildlife Fund, The University of Washington Foundation and the American Himalayan Foundation.

More about David Bonderman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bonderman

 

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Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

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LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

EVENTS: https://accreditedinvestornetwork.wordpress.com/investor-network-event/

PROMOTION: Accredited Investor Event Jan. 9th


Accredited Investors that RSVP before the New Year will get an VIP package for the event.  The event is free for accredited investors, self-direct IRA, and crowdfunding investors.

Investor Network host “Investors Network’s Deal Night”.

Topics presented:

  • Investing in convertible notes (JD Morris, Red Hook Capital)
  • Crowdfunding Update (TBA)
  • BioTech Deal (Red Hook Capital deal TBA)
  • Real Estate Deals (KW Commercial Deal TBA)
  • GPS Deal (TopAlphaCapital deal TBA)
  • Other Deals TBA

RSVP FOR LIVE SAN DIEGO EVENT:  jdm.networking@gmail.com

RSVP TO ATTEND VIA WEBINAR: Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3441837879236909568

We have confirmed accredited investors, private equity firms, Venture Capital firms, and other investors. Look for more information soon!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY: Investor Network Nights TBA

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JD Morris

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M&A Deals that closed plus profile of Thoma Bravo


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that is a partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors.  I have spent a lot of time looking at deals in Thoma Cressey Equity Partners office, so today we profile Thoma Bravo LLC with its new $1.25 billion fund.  Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

CLOSED DEALS:

  • Avnet Inc. Acquired Universal Semiconductor, Inc.
  • BioScrip Inc Acquired HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
  • Dropbox Inc Acquired Audiogalaxy Inc
  • Evans Analytical Group (EAG) Acquired SEAL Laboratories
  • Pharmerica Corp Acquired Amerita, Inc.
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L. P. Acquired Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Raytheon Company Acquired SafeNet, Inc
  • Rosco Vision Systems Acquired Mirror Lite Company Inc
  • SCBT Financial Corporation Acquired The Savannah Bancorp, Inc
  • Schlumberger Limited (ADR) Acquired GeoKnowledge

PROFILE THOMA BRAVO LLC

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ABOUT THOMA BRAVO

Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm has continued to apply the concept of industry consolidation investing, which seeks to create value through the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate business growth. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, with a particular focus in enterprise and infrastructure software and financial and business services, and works in partnership with management to implement its operating and consolidation expertise to build long-term value. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing almost $4 billion of equity commitments.  In software, Thoma Bravo has completed 54 add-on acquisitions across 26 platform companies with total annual earnings of approximately $1 billion.  For more information: www.thomabravo.com.

ABOUT CARL THOMA:

  • American Amicable Holding, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Datatel, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Desgrippes Gobe Group, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Excelligence Learning Corporation (Board Member)
  • Global DocuGraphiX, Inc.
  • LAGA, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Local Media of America, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Meridian Mortuary Group, Inc.
  • Viecore, Inc. (Board Member)

More about Carl Thoma: http://www.thomabravo.com/team/thoma/

X MARKS SPOT (NEW 1.25 BILLION FUND X):

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced today it has completed fundraising for Thoma Bravo Fund X. The Fund closed at $1.25 billion and was substantially oversubscribed.

Thoma Bravo will invest Fund X by continuing to apply its buy and build strategy in consolidating industries with a focus on enterprise and infrastructure software and financial and business services. The firm is led by its four managing partners: Orlando Bravo, Scott Crabill, Lee Mitchell and Carl Thoma, and two partners: Holden Spaht and Seth Boro.

“We are very pleased with the success of our last three funds which, of course, was an important factor in the strong reception Fund X achieved,” said Carl Thoma. “With the new fund, we expect to continue our investment focus on consolidating industry sectors, support for existing management, immediate operational improvements, and rapid growth through accretive acquisitions–all part of our more than 30-year heritage.”

Read More: http://www.thomabravo.com/2012/02/28/thoma-bravo-completes-fundraising-for-newest-fund-2/

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JD Morris

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Deal that closed plus profile of ABS Capital Partners


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that is a partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors.  Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • Advantage Sales and Marketing Acquired Action West Group
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Acquired CharterLakes Marine Insurance
  • Belden Inc. Acquired Project Performance Corporation
  • Bergmann Associates Acquired Gantt Huberman Architects
  • Finn Partners Acquired M. Silver Associates Inc
  • Furmanite Corporation Acquired ENGlobal Corporation
  • HealthEdge Acquired Click4Care Inc
  • Highlander Partners, L.P. USA Acquired Custom Window Systems, Inc.
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation Acquired TripAdvisor Inc
  • Navitas System USA Acquired A123 Systems
  • Outbrain Inc Acquired Scribit
  • PERNIX Therapeutics Acquired Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Rhino Linings Corporation Acquired BioBased Insulation LLC
  • Sutherland Global Services Acquired Apollo Health Street Ltd
  • Trio Merger Corp Acquired SAExploration
  • Uni-World Capital L.P. Acquired VanDeMark Chemical, Inc.
  • Watchdox Inc Acquired InstallFree, Inc

PROFILE OF ABS CAPITAL PARTNERS:

ABS Capital

Learn more: http://www.abscapital.com

ABS INVESTMENT CRITERIA:

– Revenues greater than $20 million
– Capacity for revenue growth greater than 25%
– Where a $10 to $50 million investment allows for active partnership

THE DEAL RED HOOK CAPITAL MISSED:

ARLINGTON, VA — February 23, 2012 – Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stephen M. Swad as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

“Steve has become a key operating executive at the company and established a close working relationship with the Board and the Rosetta Stone team, with positive involvement in major initiatives and strategic decision-making since he joined Rosetta Stone in November 2010,” said Rosetta Stone Inc. Chairman of the Board, Laurence Franklin. “Steve has been instrumental in establishing the infrastructure, management and processes to position Rosetta Stone to execute on the company’s worldwide growth objectives. Steve has also been active in corporate strategy over the past year and has instituted a robust discipline and rigor surrounding the company’s decision making.”

Read more: http://www.abscapital.com/news/portfolio-company-rosetta-stone-inc-elevates-stephen-m-swad-to-president-and-chief-executive-officer/

PROFILE OF DERIC EMRY (from LinkedIN):

I assist growth companies in the media and communications industry on behalf of ABS Capital Partners. We provide “growth equity” investments of $10-40 million. ABS defines growth stage companies as those growing at a rate of 30% or greater and with trailing revenues of at least $10-20 million. I am interested in compelling companies run by experienced executives that are participating in the transformation of advertising spend and content delivery.

Read more from website: http://www.abscapital.com/our-team/#deric-emry

FROM JD MORRIS:

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  1. ABS Capital Partners is a great private equity and I will not hold it against them for for beat me to buying Rosetta Stone due to my strategy of buying with the the management team.
  2. We will be hosting Investor Network Event Jan. 9th in San Diego, CA and a live Webinar. To learn more: https://accreditedinvestornetwork.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/investor-network-deals-and-investors-night/

Happy Networking and Investing,

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Profile of Edison Ventures (new fund, great GP, and closing deals)


If you have a great deal located in the Mid-Atlantic (key word is great vs. good), then you need to meet Gary Golding with Edison Ventures.  Contact me at jdm.networking@gmail.com should you want an introduction for your great deal to great partner of a great fund! Visit me on LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

PROFILE OF EDISON VENTURES:

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GENERAL PARTNER GARY GOLDING (from website):

“Dealmaker” is more than just a job description for Gary, as he is a recipient of the Dealmaker of the Year Award—recognition of substantial success by the Association for Corporate Growth.

Gary directs the Virginia investment team, leading by example. He further shares his knowledge with frequent speaking engagements and professional memberships.

With beginnings in marketing and business development, Gary made his first investment in 1987. His career as a venture capitalist has continued ever since, showing that personal innovation is the key to achieving great results.

Read More: http://www.edisonventure.com/our-team/team-profiles/gary-golding/

RECENT DEAL (from press release):

Edison Ventures proudly announces leading $10M growth financing of Magnetic. New York–based Magnetic is an emerging advertising leader in search retargeting for brands, media agencies and direct marketers. Edison’s $8.0M investment accelerates national sales expansion, fuels product innovation and increases vendor partnerships domestically and abroad. Co-investors include Charles River Ventures, IA Capital Partners, Neu Venture Capital, NYC Seed and NYC Investment Fund.

Read More: http://www.edisonventure.com/assets/Uploads/Magnetic-Investment-initial-investment-final.pdf

NEW FUND (from press release):

Edison Ventures is pleased to announce the final closing of Edison Venture Fund VII at 249 million. Limited Partners include pension funds, financial institutions, endowments, family offices and fund of funds.

Edison VII is off to a fast start, already investing $55M in 10 portfolio companies. The portfolio delivered outstanding performance in 2011 with 50% revenue growth and current fair value rising to 1.4X investment cost.

Read More: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9234138.htm?PID=4166869