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Golden Gate Capital has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Global Holdings, a provider of library automation technology. Under the new ownership, Ex Libris will remain an independent business based in Jerusalem, run by the current management team. Terms of the transaction were not released. PRESS RELEASE Golden Gate Capital ...

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Spanish travel company Globalia has agreed to buy debt-laden peer Orizonia in a deal that will value the business at 141 million euros ($182 million) after lenders cut their debt claims substantially, Reuters reported Monday. Orizonia’s value has tumbled since private equity firms Carlyle Group and Vista Capital bought the ...

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Middle-market buyout shop GI Partners has exited its investment in portfolio company Plum Healthcare Group. Bay Bridge Capital Partners acquired the company, which runs skilled nursing facilities and home health and hospice agencies. The sale generated a return of approximately three times invested capital for limited partners in GI Partners ...

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British baker Greggs said on Monday its Chief Executive Ken McMeikan is to quit the firm to take up the CEO role at catering firm Brakes Group, Reuters reported. McMeikan, CEO since 2008, will stay in his position whilst a successor is appointed. Brakes, which supplies food and machinery to ...

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Game development startup MoMinis has closed on $6 million in Series B financing. Gemini Israel Ventures led the round, which included participation from existing investor BRM Group. Formed in 2008, the company has also raised money from Mitsui Ventures. PRESS RELEASE MoMinis, recently highlighted as a top game developer for ...

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Ingersoll-Rand Plc is expected to announce as soon as Monday it will spin off its security division, as the industrial conglomerate cedes to pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz to unlock more shareholder value, Reuters wrote Monday. The company, which has a market value of more than $14.5 billion, also ...

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from http://cdixon.org 631 days ago

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the markets for startup financing. Many of the discussions use words like “valuations” “bubble” “crunch” etc. Words like that generally mean the writer is discussing the world through the lens of finance. This is a useful lens, but I’d like to ...

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from http://cdixon.org 631 days ago

Andrew Parker had a great post a few years ago where he sketched out all the startups going after pieces of Craigslist: Startups that have tried to go head-to-head against the entirety of Craigslist (the “horizontal approach”) have struggled. Startups that have tried to go up against pieces of Craigslist ...

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from http://cdixon.org 631 days ago

VCs are experts at analyzing industries and identifying new opportunities, which is why it’s odd that the VC industry itself has so stubbornly resisted change. Two years ago I wrote a post where I argued that innovative new VC firms are finally starting to change this: Top tier entrepreneurs are ...

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Outdoor Channel Holdings said Friday it is merging with InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, which controls The Sportman Channel. Press reports pegged the deal value at $208 million in cash and stock. InterMedia Partners, the PE firm, owns InterMedia Outdoors. The Sportsman Channel is a cable TV network for outdoor enthusiasts. InterMedia ...

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Dell Inc. agreed to buy privately held Gale Technologies and said on Friday that it would form a new business unit specializing in delivering technology to enterprise customers. Dell said it would keep the employees of Gale, a Santa Clara, California-based infrastructure automation software company, and invest in additional engineering ...

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Nike Inc. is selling its Cole Haan handbag and shoe brand to private equity firm Apax Partners for $570 million, nearly 24 years after buying it, the company said on Friday. Nike, which is focusing on its namesake brand and Jordan, Converse and Hurley, planned selling its Umbro and Cole ...

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Intarcia Therapeutics Inc., a privately held biotech company, has completed two financings totaling $210 million. The financing includes $160 million in preferred stock private placement and $50 million in debt financing. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, New Leaf Venture Partners, Venrock, The Baupost Group, and Farallon Capital Management. PRESS RELEASE ...

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Montreal-based Fortem, maker of 3D security systems, has sealed $1.43 million in new financing. The investment came from seven members of the Anges Québec group, the Anges Québec Capital fund, and other private investors. The company is targeting a total of $3.5 million for the round, which remains open until ...

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Anand Prasanna is joining Morgan Creek as a director in the global investments team, and will be based in Shanghai. Prior to joining Morgan Creek, Prasanna was a senior investment professional at Squadron Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity group. PRESS RELEASE Anand Prasanna will be joining Morgan Creek in ...

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