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Univar, a global chemicals distributor, said on Thursday that it has acquired Quimicompuestos, a leading Mexico-based distributor of commodity chemicals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and CVC Capital Partners, Univar has more than 260 facilities in North America, Europe, ...

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Summit Investments said on Friday that it has launched Polar System, which is is designed to gather 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day, in Williams County, North Dakota. Summit Investments (or Summit Midstream Partners, LLC) owns a 69% limited partnership stake in Summit Midstream Partners, LP, which is focused ...

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Tableau Software has raised $254.2 million after selling 8.2 million shares at $31 each, above its $28 to $30 range, via join bookrunners Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Tableau itself is selling 5 million shares while certain stockholders are unloading 3.2 million. New Enterprise Associates and Meritech Capital own stakes ...

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Skyword has received $6.7 million in growth capital from a financing round led by Cox Media Group. In addition to Cox Media Group, Skyword is also backed by Allen & Company, Progress Ventures, and American Public Media Group. Skyword is a content marketing platform based in Boston. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, ...

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Assisted Living Concepts announced on Thursday that its stockholders had approved TPG‘s previously announced plan to acquire the company. Under the agreement, ALC stockholders will receive $12 in cash for each share of Class A common stock while holders of ALC’s Class B common stock will receive $12.90 in cash ...

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Pebble has received $15 million in Series A funding from Charles River Ventures. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Pebble makes an e-paper smart watch that connects to iPhone and Android smartphones. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – Pebble, maker of the e-paper smart watch that connects to iPhone ...

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Blackstone Group LP is planning to create a hedge fund which will consist of the boldest trades from the third-party hedge funds it invests with, the Financial Times reported. (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP is planning to create a hedge fund which will consist of the boldest trades from the ...

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I’m excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz, along with Google Ventures, is investing $10.7M in Airware, a startup that makes operating systems for flying robots, popularly known as drones. Drones were first developed by the military. But as component prices drop and software becomes more sophisticated, drones are starting to ...

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For a long time, entrepreneurs and investors shied away from hardware. This seems to be changing. As Paul Graham says, there are many reasons for this: Hardware does well on crowdfunding sites. The spread of tablets makes it possible to build new things controlled by and even incorporating them. Electric ...

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The Internet dramatically reduced the costs of a number of creative activities. For example, publishing written work used to require a large upfront investment. As a result, publishing was controlled by corporations who acted as creative arbiters. The Internet enabled writers to bypass those corporations, leading to an explosion of ...

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Verdesian Life Sciences, which is backed by Paine & Partners, has acquired all of the assets of Plant Syence Ltd and its affiliates. Financial terms weren’t announced. Plant Syence, of the U.K., supplies plant nutritional solutions to the agriculture and horticulture markets. PRESS RELEASE Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC (“Verdesian”), a ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 371 days ago

HAPILABS said it has begun a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the manufacture and distribution of its HAPIfork. The electronic fork, that vibrates when a user eats too quickly, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and is still in prototype. The $100,000 Kickstarter campaign will ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 371 days ago

PLH Group Inc., which is backed by U.S. private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, has acquired Pipeworx Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced. The Acheson, Alberta-based Pipeworx, founded in 2004, delivers infrastructure services to the oil and gas industry across the Western Canadian Sedimentary ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 371 days ago

Gainsight, a provider of customer service management software, has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Battery Ventures. The company, formerly known as Jbara Software, uses big data analytics to monitor and predict customer behavior. Gainsight previously raised about $300,000 in seed-stage funding. As part of the Series ...

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The Carlyle Group, in partnership with Palamon Capital Partners, has acquired DBG Limited. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale represents an exit for Synova Capital. PRESS RELEASE Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Palamon Capital Partners today announced the acquisition of DBG (UK) ...

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