The Trade Desk Closes Up 67.22 Percent After IPO


Ventura-based The Trade Desk , the online advertising exchange operator, had a huge day on its first trading day on the NASDAQ Global Market, closing up 67.22% on Wednesday, at $30.10 -- well above its debut at $18.00 trade desk merger acquisition advertising exchange ventura

Trade Desk Files For IPO


Ventura-based Trade Desk has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M on an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The IPO filing is a huge win for the City of Ventura, and in particular its Ventura Ventures startup incubator, where The Trade Desk got its start. trade desk merger acquisition advertising exit ventura

ISSQUARED Acquires Starnet Data Design


ISSQUARED said the acquisition is its very first since being founded in 2010. issquared starnet data design merger acquisition consulting ventura countyNewbury Park-based ISSQUARED , an information technology provider, said this morning that it has acquired Westlake Village-based Starnet Data Design. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.

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The Trade Desk Sees Major Surge With IPO, Up Nearly 60 Percent


Ventura-based The Trade Desk , saw a huge pop in the markets this morning, with its stock trading up nearly 60 percent, at $28.66 The Trade Desk is venture backed by IA Ventures, Founder Collective, Wellington Management, and Highwind, and is a major win for the City of Ventura, which has not been known in the past for its technology startups. trade desk merger acquisition advertising exit ventura tradedesk

Shopzilla Buys Connexity


Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Symphony Technology Group (STG), announced today that it has acquired Ventura-based Connexity , the programmatic media buying company led by Dave Gross. According to Shopzilla, it will use the acquisition of Connexity to help bolster Aisle A, its "Audience Activation" division. connexity shopzilla merger acquisition online advertising fastclick

The Trade Desk Bumps Estimated IPO Pricing Range


In a sign that reception to the company's IPO is going well, Ventura-based The Trade Desk said in a regulatory filing on Monday that it now expects its initial public offering price to be between $16.00 The company had been part of the Ventura Ventures startup accelerator, the startup accelerator housed in Ventura's City Hall. accelerator marketplace market exchange advertising acquisition merger pricing desk trade

SloanLED Acquires Litecorr


Ventura-based SloanLED , a developer of LED lighting products and power supplies, has acquired Litecorr , a LED lighting products manufacturer, according to private equity investor Baird Capital. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. sloanled litecorr lighting products power merger acquisition consumer electrical solid state private equity bairdcapital baird

The Trade Desk Sets IPO Pricing Range


Ventura-based The Trade Desk has set the initial estimated pricing range for its IPO, saying in a filing on Tuesday that it now expects its IPO to be between $14.00 trade desk tradedesk merger acquisition advertisingand $16.00 per share. The company is selling 4,666,667 shares of its common stock in the offering. The Trade Desk has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as TTD. The Trade Desk operates an online advertising exchange. READ MORE>>.

The Trade Desk Prices IPO, To Hit NASDAQ Today


Ventura-based The Trade Desk , which operates an online advertising exchange, priced its IPO late Tuesday evening, saying that it will sell 4,666,677 shares of its Class A common stock at $18.00 trade desk pricing merger acquisition advertising exchange market marketplace accelerator incubator nasdaq global

Report: Snapchat Discussing IPO With Bankers, Eyes IPO Next Year


It appears that IPO season has just opened in Southern California's high tech community, with more IPO activity in the last couple of weeks than the region has seen in the last year, including an IPO in the works for Ventura-based The Trade Desk , which just set its estimated IPO range ; another for Everbridge , which was started in Glendale, also in pricing ; and another for Fulgent Genetics in Temple City. snapchat merger acquisition banker financial fintech fulgent everbridge tradedes

Key Information Systems Buys ISWest


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. ISWest is a provider of colocation, cloud services, and connectivity which has a major presence in Los Angeles, Ventura County, and beyond. As part of the acquisition, Key Information Systems said it is moving its corporate headquarters from Woodland Hills to ISWest''s corporate and data center facility in Agoura Hills.

Two SoCal IPOs On IPO Calendar For This Month


Two, Southern California tech companies-- The Trade Desk , based in Ventura, and Everbridge , which has major operations and was founded in Glendale--are on tap for IPOs this month, according to the NASDAQ's upcoming IPO calendar. merger acquisition everbridge tradedesk airgain fulgent snapchat

The Trade Desk, Acquisio Partner


Ventura-based The Trade Desk , the new online ad exchange firm headed by former AdECN founder Jeff Green , is announcing today that it has partnered with Acquisio , a PPC management software provider. Tags: exchange advertising acquisition desk trade According to the firms, the two will provide an integrated search and display marketing product. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

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The Trade Desk Names COO


Ventura- and New York-based online advertising firm The Trade Desk announced Thursday that it has named Rob Perdue as its new Chief Operating Officer. Perdue apparently helped to broker the acquisition of EyeWonder by MediaMind in 2011. Perdue was most recently COO at EyeWonder, a rich media and video ad serving firm, and also has been an investment banker with Jordan, Edmiston Group. The Trade Desk said Perdue will be based in The Trade Desk's New York offices.

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Total merger and acquisition deal volume in 2011 increased 24% from 2010, with over 16,000 transactions aggregating to $1.1 Panelists: Thomas Murphy, Managing Director, MandA Capital, LLC; Iain Douglas, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund; Matt Sweetman, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Ventura and Santa Barbara, Wells Fargo Commercial Bank. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 -- ACG 101's Annual MandA Update.

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Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS


billion dollar acquisition by LinkedIn to Bessemer’s substantial investment in ProCore , AppFolio ’s recent IPO filing and Sonos ’ $130 million secondary, the Santa Barbara tech scene is unquestionably on fire. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

The Trade Desk Raises $2.5M


Ventura-based The Trade Desk , a new online Internet advertising exchange firm headed by AdECN co-founder Jeff Green, has raised $2.5M Green was last COO at Microsoft AdECN, after AdECN's acquisition by Microsoft in 2007. in a venture funding round. The funding came from the Founders Collective and IA Ventures, led by Roger Ehrenberg, as well as strategic investors Jerry Neumann (Omnicom), and Josh Styleman (Reprise Media).

Interview with Jeff Green, The Trade Desk


Last week, Ventura-based The Trade Desk ( announced a $2.5M The two we're disclosing right now are Jerry Neumann, who ran mergers and acquisition for Omnicom, and Josh Styleman, CEO of Reprise Media, which was sold to IPG and became their search product.