M&A Deals that closed recently plus profile of ClearLight Partners


Let us help you look at deals that closed in your space.  Here is a list of deals just announced:

  • Birko Corporation Acquired Espy Technologies Inc
  • Borden Hamman Agency Inc Acquired Barry J. Fisher Insurance Marketing Inc
  • C.J. Brown Realtors Acquired M.A. Allen
  • Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc Acquired Faith Prosthetic-Orthotic Services Inc
  • Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc Acquired SCOPE Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Jannsen & Company Acquired TBG Networks
  • Max Sound Corporation Acquired Liquid Spins Inc
  • Perdue Partners LLC Acquired Benton Express, Inc.
  • Quad/Graphics Acquired Vertis Inc.
  • Rocket Farms Inc Acquired Herbthyme Farms

Do you have $4 million plus in EBITDA?  Let us introduce you to partner at private equity firm such as ClearLight Partners.  Just check my LinkedIn profile for great introductions: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris 

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ClearLight Partners LLC Profile:

ClearLight’s heritage, dating back to the 1980’s, consists of investing in and then growing a diverse collection of operating businesses on behalf of a large, highly regarded public company. As operators, we successfully grew small companies into mid-size market leading companies. We also developed many successful investments as a holding company. Through these experiences, we developed a strong, long-term relationship with our investor, who nearly three decades later remains our sole limited partner. The backing, agility and autonomy provided by this structure has proven effective in positioning ClearLight as a different sort of capital partner – unusually patient and operator-centric – for growing middle-market companies.

As the capital partner for a growing business, we seek to:

• Serve as a thoughtful and experienced sounding board for
discussing management’s ideas
• Help management respond to challenges and opportunities with
understanding, fresh ideas and a long-term viewpoint
• Invest in building lasting value and growing profits

To date, our principals have partnered with over 30 privately held businesses. Our team of investment professionals has assisted these businesses and their management teams in reaching a variety of objectives:

• Diversifying family wealth and providing shareholder liquidity
• Facilitating leadership succession
• Accelerating internal and external company growth
• Developing strategic plans
• Creating potential tax advantages from financial structure
• Accessing high-level contacts and best practices

Learn more at:  http://www.clearlightpartners.com

Deals do happen in December plus profile of BlueRun Ventures


Deals do get done in December.  Have a great deal? What an introduction to BlueRun Ventures or many of our other VC and Private Equity friends? Just check my LinkedIn profile for great introductions:http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris 

SAMPLE OF DEALS FUNDED THIS MONTH:

  • AppFirs $8.7 million Series B round
  • ClickFuel $4 million Series B round
  • Cloudera $65 million series E round
  • Flexion Therapeutics Inc. $25 million series B round
  • Kapow Events $1.6 million series A round
  • Kona Medical $10 million series C round
  • Restore Medical Solutions $2.5 million A round
  • Zafgen $21 million series D round

PROFILE OF BLUERUN VENTURES:

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About BlueRun Ventures:

BlueRun Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on mobile opportunities in key global markets.  Since inception, BlueRun has focused on working with mobile startups to shape the ever-evolving ecosystem.  We choose key geographic markets where mobile is a driving force in the way consumers and businesses interact with each other.  Today, we have offices in Menlo Park, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.

Mobile today

Mobile is today’s pervasive computing platform and will only continue to grow, overtaking desktops and traditional software.  At BlueRun, we think of the mobile ecosystem as more than just devices.  Mobile embodies software and services, platforms and applications, infrastructure and brands.  It is the first and most often used computing interface for consumers and therefore integral to their lives.  The opportunities we see in the ecosystem are just beginning to unfold and we look for passionate entrepreneurs who will make those opportunities a reality.

How we work

We focus on early stage opportunities and we work actively with our companies to build value.  The investment is just the beginning.  Our investments are partnerships and we help our entrepreneurs reach their goals of bringing disruptive,positive change to existing markets.

Learn more:  http://brv.com/about/

Blue Run Venture Investments

M&A deals of the day! Plus AutoNation Inc. leads the charge on M&A for the day!


Contact me at jdm.networking@gmail.com for valuation or list of companies list of deals done in your space.  Here is our list of M&A deals of the day:

 

  • Prospect Brands Acquired Gerbing s Heated Clothing, Inc.
  • Bank of America Corporation Acquired HealthLogic Systems Corporation
  • Athena Real Estate, LLC Acquired Morningside R.V. Estates
  • Investview Inc. Acquired SAFE Management, LLC
  • States Industries Acquired Drawer Box Specialties
  • Tencarva Machinery Company Acquired Southern Sales Co. Inc
  • The Suddath Companies Acquired Cali America Logistics
  • EVO Payments Internationa Acquired PowerPay
  • Epoch Investment Partners Inc Acquired TD Bank Group
  • Bevilacqua-Knight Inc Acquired Geltz Communications Inc
  • HealthcareSource. Acquired NetLearning
  • AutoNation, Inc Acquired Park Cities Volkswagen
  • AutoNation, Inc Acquired Boardwalk Porsche
  • AutoNation, Inc Acquired Spring Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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Boardwalk Auto Group has signed agreement to sell its Audi, Porsche and three Volkswagen stores in the Dallas area to AutoNation Inc., the Florida-based chain of automotive dealerships.

AutoNation also agreed to buy Spring Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership in the Houston area.

Read More: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2012/12/04/boardwalk-auto-group-sells-5.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Tree is great resource about VC market! Plus 10+ Deals get funded!


Great Resource PWC Money Tree: https://www.pwcmoneytree.com/MTPublic/ns/index.jsp

From their website:

The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

For Information about VC funding contact jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime.

Here are few recently funded deals:

NAME; INDUSTRY; FUNDING INFO

  • Nantero Inc; Hardware Industry; $10M;Multiple
  • Applied DNA Sciences; Services Indystry; $16.5M;Advantage of Recent Development
  • ArmaGen Technologies, Inc.; Bio/Health Industry; $17M;Multiple
  • EverNote Corporation; Software Industry; $85M;Undisclosed
  • Wikia; Services Inustry; $10M;Multiple
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc;  Energy Industry; $175M;Fund for Program Development
  • Xero; Other; $49M;Undisclosed
  • Rent The Runway Inc; Retail Industry; $20M;Undisclosed
  • Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc; Bio/Health Industry; $8.6M;Undisclosed
  • Nomorerack.com Inc; Services Industry; $12M;
  • ClickFuel; Software Indsutry; $4M;Development of New Products

E-Mail for more information at jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime. For Example, ClickFuel funding:

a Boston-based marketing startup, has added an additional $4 million to its coffers from existing investor Baird Venture Partners. The firm previously invested $2.5 million in 2010 and another$2.5 million into the marketing services company in 2009. Clickfuel’s new funding round has room to go up to $5 million, according to an SEC filing.

The search marketing company was started in 2009 by vets of Monster Worldwide, the parent company of Monster.com and Colby West, founder of the “sell your stuff on eBay” utility site AuctionPal. The company’s goal is to bring online marketing tools to small and medium sized businesses.

Adam Symson, Chief Digital Officer at E. W. Scripps Company, is listed as a director at the company; James Pavlik of Baird is also on the board.

The funding comes at a time when most small and medium-sized businesses realize they need to spend money on online marketing, but are overwhelmed at how to approach it. Local ad dollars are basically the last frontier of digital media, which explains why companies from Groupon to Yelp to Foursquare to Patch are fighting to be the service provider of choice for these companies.

But aside from the dashboard wars, plenty of mom and pop operators spend a few thousand dollars a month on a basic Google Adwords campaign. The problem is that Google’s typical advice to them is “buy more.” There’s not a lot of help in the “is this working?” department.

Companies like Pricing Engine have sprung up to simplify search and display marketing efforts for small and medium businesses. Clickfuel’s “Fuel Station” dashboard includes an elaborate set of marketing tools such as site design, SEO optimization, email marketing and social. There’s also a white label option for larger companies.

Preview deals every Monday night with Investor Network Nights


More than 150 investors expressed interest in our last Investor Network event. Contact InvestorNetworkNights@gmail.com should you want to pitch your deal! We only take “The Great Deal.”

Every Monday night is “Investor Network Nights” and every month we will host a live conference. Hear The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and find your “The Great Deal!”

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INVESTOR NETWORK EVENTS:

Mon, Feb 25, 2013 Email Victoria at InvestorNetworkbyJDMorris@gmail.com should you want to pitch!

Happy Networking & Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Chairman

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