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In the first nine months of 2012, the Canadian buyout and private equity market sustained a robust pace of activity, with deal volume showing year-over-year growth, while levels of Canadian venture capital investment came in virtually identical to the prior year. These were among the findings of statistics released today ...

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Jerusalem Venture Partners for the first time publicly released net IRRs for several of its funds, showing solid performance for a pair of 1990′s vintage funds. The firm, based in Israel, said its 1993 vintage JVP I generated an IRR of 54.2% and its 1997 vintage JVP II posted an ...

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Tonka Bay Equity Partners, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based private equity firm, has announced that one of its principals, Molly Simmons, has been elected as chair of the board of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA). Simmons has served on the SBIA board for four years. PRESS RELEASE: Tonka Bay Equity Partners ...

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Willow Laboratories, based in Lynn, Mass., has been acquired by Ampersand Capital Partners. Willow is a clinical and forensic toxicology laboratory that provides urine, hair, and saliva testing services to a wide range of healthcare providers, including treatment centers. Ampersand is a Boston-based, middle market private equity firm. Terms of ...

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Blueprint Medicines, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that’s developing cancer therapies, has made Chris Varma, its founding president and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Third Rock Ventures, its permanent president and CEO. The company has also named Daniel Lynch as executive chairman of its board. Lynch spent nearly five years at ImClone Systems, ...

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Zoomdata said it raised $1.1 million in seed-round funding from angel and institutional investors. The 12-person data visualization company will use the money to hire new engineers. Investors include Hemang Gadhia, former founder of Condaptive. PRESS RELEASE Big Data Visualization Startup Zoomdata Launches with $1.1M of Seed Funding RESTON, Va., ...

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I was talking to a friend who has been displaced because of Sandy. They are struggling to get back to their daily routine and it is hard living out of a suitcase without access to the things they rely on from day to day. I was talking to the CEO ...

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DataSift said it raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by Northgate Capital and Daher Capital. Rory O’Driscoll, managing director at Scale, has joined the board. PRESS RELEASE DataSift Accelerates Into the Enterprise with $15 Million in Series B Funding Scale Venture Partners ...

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Simply Hired, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based job search engine company, has appointed James Beriker as president and CEO. Beriker recently led targeting and performance businesses at Yahoo; he also cofounded Search123, one of the first pay-per-click search engines, which was acquired by ValueClick in 2003. PRESS RELEASE: SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 13, ...

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The Chicago-based, middle-market lender and investor Monroe Capital has launched a new healthcare finance company to provide greater liquidity to middle-market healthcare companies. The new firm is called MC Healthcare Finance; it’s being led by James Irwin, the former founder of Meridian Healthcare Finance; and it will target companies across ...

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Activate Networks Inc. raised $10 million in a Series B round led by Reed Elsevier Ventures. Existing investor Excel Venture Management, and new investor Premier healthcare alliance also participated. Newton, Mass.-based Activate Networks Inc. is a provider of network analytics for business. PRESS RELEASE Activate Networks, Inc., the leading provider ...

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Animal Supply Co. has completed the acquisition of Schertz, Texas-based Lone Star Pet Supply. Terms of the deal were not released. Animal Supply is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group. Lone Star Pet is a wholesale distributor of pet products in the south central United States, serving Texas, Louisiana, ...

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Risk I/O, maker of a vulnerability intelligence platform, has raised $5.25 million in a Series A round led by U.S. Venture Partners. Tugboat Ventures and Greg Sands’ Costanoa Venture Capital also contributed. As a result, USVP partner Jacques Benkoski joins the company’s board. The company is based in Chicago. PRESS ...

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Advent is among a handful of private equity firms due to submit final round bids for discount retailer B&M, banking sources said on Tuesday, according to a Reuters report. Advent joins Blackstone, BC Partners, Clayton Dubilier & Rice and KKR to battle it out for a significant stake in the ...

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Entrepreneur and investor Ross Fubini, who’s been a partner with seed-stage investor Kapor Capital for the past year, has joined Canaan Partners as a venture partner. Fubini, who’s listed as an advisor to Palantir Technologies, led investments in Piazza, CitrusLane, GingerIO, KarmaLoop, ElationEMR, Omada Health and HealthLoop and others while ...

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