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from http://cdixon.org 614 days ago

It is widely believed that writing a business plan is a waste of time, because: 1) very few people will read it, and 2) you’ll end up changing it along the way. This is all mostly true. However, before you commit yourself to working on a project for 5+ years, ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

Warburg Pincus has appointed Lee Kranefuss as an executive-in-residence. Kranefuss, formerly the architect and Global Chief Executive Officer of iShares, will help Warburg Pincus identify and evaluate investment opportunities in the areas of exchange-traded funds, index investing and asset management, particularly in Europe, Asia and Latin America. PRESS RELEASE Warburg ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

Bicycle Therapeutics has closed on 3.75 million ($6 million) in new funding. Current investors Atlas Venture, Novartis Venture Fund, SR One and SV Life Sciences were joined by new investor Astellas Venture Management, the venture capital arm of Astellas Pharma. Bicycle Therapeutics is a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, U.K. ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

Verenium Corp., a biotech company focused on commercialization of high-performance enzymes, has closed $22.5 million in debt financing from Athyrium Opportunities Fund. The money will help Verenium to advance its product pipeline to commercialization, the company said. PRESS RELEASE Verenium Corporation (VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

Lone Star Investment Advisors has sold Petroplex Acidizing to One Rock Capital Partners. Based in Midland, Texas, Petroplex is a provider of acidizing and chemical stimulation treatments for oil, gas and injection wells. The sale of the company resulted in a 50% IRR and 6.24x cash-on-cash return to Lone Star, ...

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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

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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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

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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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

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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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

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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from http://www.pehub.com 742 days ago

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 742 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 742 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 742 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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from http://www.pehub.com 766 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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