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Bayside Capital, the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, has agreed to buy the first pool of real-estate assets sold by Sareb, known as Project Bull. Sareb will retain a 49% stake while Bayside will have 51%. The deal values the portfolio at €100m and allows Sareb to participate in future ...

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William Hickey, the former Chairman and CEO of Sealed Air Corp., has joined Ares Management as an Operating Advisor in the firm’s private equity group. He will assist in the sourcing and evaluation of new investment opportunities. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ares Management LLC today announced the engagement of William ...

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Maersk Inc., a subsidiary of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, has agreed to sell Bridge Terminal Transport to Platinum Equity. Financial terms weren’t announced. The deal is expected to be completed on or about Sept. 1. Bridge Terminal Transport is a marine drayage company in the United States. PRESS RELEASE MADISON, ...

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(Reuters) – Hilton Worldwide Inc has selected banks to lead an initial public offering, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Hilton, owned by Blackstone Group LP, has selected Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley to lead the deal. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and ...

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(Reuters) – About seven bidders are lining up for Telediffusion de France’s (TDF) domestic business and lenders are preparing debt packages of more than 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for a deal worth about 4 billion euros, people familiar with the matter said. Interested parties include U.S. mobile tower operators ...

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(Reuters) - TPG Capital LP has been exploring a sale of Aptalis Pharma, a specialty drugmaker it has owned since 2008 and values at more than $3 billion, four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The private equity firm has been working with JPMorgan Chase & Co and ...

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Perseus has sold their controlling stake in Physicians Interactive to the Global Health Innovation Fund. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reading, Mass.-based Physicians Interactive provides online and mobile clinical resources. Global Health Innovation previously invested in Physicians Interactive in January 2012. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug ...

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Venture capitalists in Silicon Valley express greater enthusiasm for future business conditions, according to a study of industry confidence. The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index rose to 3.78 in the second quarter, the fourth quarter in a row of improvement. The index is published by University of San Francisco ...

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from http://cdixon.org 472 days ago

The pop culture view of startups is that they’re all about coming up with a great product idea. After the eureka moment, the outcome is preordained. This neglects the years of toil that entrepreneurs endure, and also the fact that the vast majority of startups change over time, often dramatically. ...

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from http://cdixon.org 472 days ago

Steve Jobs predicted that tablet computers would become so dominant that “PCs would become like trucks” – special-purpose industrial devices. Skeptics replied that tablets were only useful for consumption and not creation and therefore couldn’t replace PCs, to which Jobs said: We are just scratching the surface on the kinds ...

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from http://cdixon.org 472 days ago

- People tend to lump smartphones and tablets together as “mobile”. This can be misleading. Ask people who run internet companies and they’ll tell you that user behavior on tablets is far more similar to user behavior on desktops/laptops than it is to user behavior on smartphones. That said, the ...

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from http://www.feld.com 553 days ago

At this year’s NVCA meeting, my partner Jason Mendelson (who was the chair of the event) interviewed Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter. Dick is an awesome CEO, awesome human, and awesome interviewee. Among other things, he’s hilarious, and PandoDaily wrote a fun summary of the interview in their post ...

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from http://www.feld.com 553 days ago

As I’m coming out of my depression, I’ve been reflecting on the hundreds of emails I’ve gotten from entrepreneurs, investors, friends, and people I don’t know talking about their own struggles with depression. It’s remarkable how much stigma is associated with depression in our society, which makes the struggle with ...

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from http://www.feld.com 553 days ago

I’m excited to join David Cohen and his team in announcing TechStars in Austin. From the TechStars blog: “The Managing Director of TechStars Austin is Jason Seats. Jason is a “techie” and entrepreneur. Rackspace acquired his company Slicehost in 2008 and then made him VP of Engineering. Jason is an ...

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from http://www.feld.com 553 days ago

When I was in Rio a few months ago for the Global Entrepreneurial Congress, I did a talk called “Day1” that Endeavor puts on. It’s a 20 minute presentation about “your day 1″ – a profound moment that impacted your entrepreneurial journey. I decided to talk about a number of ...

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