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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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from http://www.pehub.com 621 days ago

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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InboundWriter, maker of an online content optimization system for writers, has raised $2.5 million in new funding and named Skip Besthoff as its chief executive officer. The company is backed by Castile Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Formative Ventures, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund III, and Crosslink Capital. Besthoff takes the top post ...

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Dowden Health Media, a company backed by High Road Capital Partners, has completed its acquisition of QD Healthcare Group, a Connecticut-based medical communications firm. Terms were not released. PRESS RELEASE High Road Capital Partners (www.highroadcap.com) announced today that its portfolio company Dowden Health Media has completed the acquisition of QD ...

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Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a company backed by Hellman & Friedman, has named John Carlyle as its chief executive. Carlyle previously served as founder and CEO of Accuro Healthcare Solutions; founder and CEO of Magella Healthcare; co-founder and CEO of Concentra; and Chief Financial Officer of Medical Care International. Sheridan is ...

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Premier Alliance Group Inc. is buying New York-based environmental sustainability company Ecological LLC in a cash and stock deal. Terms were not released. PRESS RELEASE Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCQB: PIMO) (“Premier Alliance” or “the Company”) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ecological, LLC, a ...

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General Electric has emerged as the front runner to acquire Avio, a privately held airplane parts supplier, and will present its plans to Italian government officials on Friday, Reuters reported. The sale is being managed by Cinven, a private equity fund that controls Avio. Avio, based in Turin Italy, supplies ...

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Private equity firm KKR Co & LP and a partnership of buyout firms TPG Capital and Onex Corp advanced to the next round of bidding for Gardner Denver Inc., several people familiar with the matter said this week, Reuters reported. The industrial machinery maker shortlisted a small group of bidders ...

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from http://www.avc.com/ 621 days ago

It might seem strange that a service that is seven years old would just be getting around to gift cards, but Etsy did not have its own payment service until this year. Paypal was the default payment system on Etsy for the first seven years of its life. Sellers can ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 621 days ago

Flash-sales site Zulily raised $85 million in a funding round that values the company at $1 billion, Reuters reported. Zulily, which launched two years ago, focuses on mothers and sells everything from baby products to home-decor merchandise. It expanded to Britain last year. Its latest funding round was led by ...

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