AdviserSource Acquires Advisory Equity

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Los Angeles-based financial advisory consulting provider AdviserSource.com says it has acquired Advisory Equity, a developer of a financial marketplace app developer. The company said the addition of Advisory Equity will will help AdviserSource improve the way financial advisors and institutions connect for M&A, succession, transition, recruiting, and funding opportunities. advisersource advisory equity merger acquisition fintech financial marketplace

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imre Gets Investment From RLH Equity Partners

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imre, a provider of strategic and creative marketing services to enterprise clients to clients in the life sciences and healthcare and consumer products and services areas, has received a private equity investment from Los Angeles-based RLH Equity Partners. imre equity partners strategic creative marketing merger acquisition private

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Platinum Equity Acquires Unical Aviation

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Unical Aviation, a provider of aircraft parts and components to the global commercial aerospace market. Platinum Equity acquired Unical Aviation from that firm's founders. Platinum Equity said Unical will operate as a standalone company as part of its portfolio. unical aviation merger acquisition platinum equity private

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Broadvoice Gets Private Equity Injection

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Financing with grants, not equity or debt

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If you can finance your enterprise through grants rather than equity or debt, you retain control and when it is time to sell your interest in the business, a lower sales price will create a higher return on your personal investment. First, an example of grant-based financing .

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CoreLogic Gets Shareholder Approval On Private Equity Acquisition

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Irvine-based property information provider CoreLogic said on Wednesday that its shareholders have approved the go-private, private equity acquisition of the company by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners. The two private equity companies will pay $80.00 corelogic merger acquisition private equity stone point insight partners property information data database

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When should you go for equity financing?

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Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. In most cases, these applicants for equity funding must be rooted in technology to apply to this limited discussion. The post When should you go for equity financing?

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Stamps.com Stockholders Approve Private Equity Acquisition

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El Segundo-based Stamps.com, which provides e-commerce shipping and online postage services, said last week that its stockholders approved a merger with private equity investor Thoma Bravo. The deal calls for Stamps.com stockholders to receive $330.00 per shar in cash for each share of Stamps.com common stock they own. The company said the acquisition is expected to close this week. The "go private" deal is worth approximately $6.6 billion in cash.

Maury Microwave Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Ontario, California-based Maury Microwave, a developer of RF calibration, measurement, and modeling products, said on Thursday that it has been acquired by private equity investor Artemis Capital Partners. maury microwave merger acquisition private equity radio frequency hardware electronics

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QAD In $2 Billion Private Equity Acquisition

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Santa Barbara-based supply chain software developer QAD has entered into a $2 billion acquisition deal with private equity investor Thoma Bravo, the company said on Monday. merger acquisition thoma pravo private equity software supply chainAccording to QAD, its shareholders will receive $87.50 per share in cash from Thoma Bravo, in an all-cash transaction. The take-private deal will result in QAD no longer trading on public markets.

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GeoLinks Gets Private Equity Injection

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Camarillo-based wireless internet service provider (WISP) GeoLinks has scored private equity backing, saying on Tuesday that it has received private equity funding from Rock Mountain Capital. geolinks wisp wireless communications merger acquisition fixed venture capital private equity rock mountain

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5 Equity Crowdfunding Reflections Before You Sign Up

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Most of the experience so far has been cash versus the equity feature defined by the JOBS Act – Equity Crowdfunding (Title III) , introduced back in 2016 with 685 pages of rules. In equity crowdfunding, no investor is representing their own interest.

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AutoVitals Gets Private Equity Investment

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Goleta-based AutoVitals , which develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for the automotive repair and maintenance software business, has raised a round of private equity, the company recently announced, from private equity investor Tritium Partners. Financial details of the private equity deal were not announced. autovitals private equity investment auto automotive software saas growth strategic belmonte executive

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Angeles Equity Partners Takes Board Seat At Xanitos

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners said today that it has appointed Debbie White to the board of directors of one of its portfolio companies, Xanitos. angeles equity partners private xanitos board executive services hospital healthXanitos is a provider of environmental services (EVS), patient transport, and linen services to hospitals and other acute care settings. White was previously Group CEo of INterserve Group, and also served at Sodexo SA.

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Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt?

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Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt? These are just some of the ways to creatively raise funds without offering equity or taking on new debt. The post Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt? By Dave Berkus. First, my story as an example.

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Chatmeter Finds Private Equity Funding

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San Diego-based Chatmeter , a provider of local search marketing and reputation management services for multi-location businesses, has raised a round of investment from private equity investor Providence Strategic Growth (PSG). Providence Strategic Growth is the growth equity fund of Providence Equity Partners. chatmeter private equity funding venture capital local search marketing reputation management

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Marlin Equity Acquires Propelics

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity has acquired San Jose-based Propelics , a developer of mobile apps for enterprise customers, Marlin Equity said on Thursday. Marlin Equity said it merged Propelics with Anexinet to accelerate Anexinet's modernization and digital business strategy. propelics anexinet mobile enterprise merger acquisition marlin private equity

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Should you include your sweat equity in a business plan?

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The post Should you include your sweat equity in a business plan? Investors love it when entrepreneurs draw little or no money from their startups.

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HelpWith Black Equity Launches To Connect Volunteers With Racial Equity Efforts

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A new effort-- HelpWith Black Equity , said on Tuesday that it has launched, to help connect people with time and skills to projects advancing racial equity across the globe. racial disparity equity racism market marketplace helpwithcovid helpwithblackequity deed altman ycombintaor

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RLH Equity Backs Utegration

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Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners (RLH Equity), the private equity investor founded by former LA mayor Richard Riordan and former USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, along with J. Christopher Lewis, have made a private equity investment in Utegration , a provider of SAP consulting and implementation services. Christopher Lewis is still active among RLH Equity's namesakes, which is managed by a large team which has offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, and Illinois.

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RLH Equity Partners Invests in MCA Connect

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners (RLH) has made an investment in Denver-based systems integrator MCA Connect, LLC , the two announced t morning. RLH Equity's founders include former LA Mayor Richard Riordan and Pat Haden, the former athletic director at the University of Southern California, who helped found the firm before leaving for that position at USC in 2010.

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Wilshire Associates Acquired By Private Equity Firms

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Santa Monica-based Wilshire Associates , which provides investment, consulting, and technology advisory services, has been acquired by a pair of private equity investors. wilshire associates private equity merger acquisition assets dennis tito finance financialCC Capital and Motive Partners said last week they have acquired Wilshire Associates. Wilshire says it currently advises on over $1 trillion in assets and manages $73 billion in assets.

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Kajabi Gets Funding From Spectrum Equity

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Irvine-based Kajabi , which develops a platform that helps both individuals, as well as small- and mid-sized businesses monetize online courses, training materials, and other content, has receive an investment from private equity investor Spectrum Equity. As part of the funding, Spectrum Equity's John Connolly and Steve LeSieur will join the company's board. kajabi spectrum equity online learning training venture capital private software saas cloud

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Grow Credit Scores $106M In Equity, Debt For Consumer Credit

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Santa Monica-based fintech startup Grow Credit, which helps consumers build their credit score through payments for subscription services, said on Tuesday that it raised $106M in a combination of equity and debt. in equity, and $100M in debt. The funding included $6.3M

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Angeles Equity Partners Buys APCT

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners announced this morning that it has acquired printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer APCT, Inc. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronicsFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. APCT is a manufacturer of quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes.

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JMI Equity Promotes Two

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity announced this morning that it has made two promotions. Chang is in San Diego, and has been at JMI Equity since 2013. equity executive larry controlla paul chang private investmentThe company said it has named Larry Contrella as Principal at the company, and named Paul Chang as Vice President. Contrella is based in Baltimore, and has been at the firm since 2010.

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MediaAlpha Gets Private Equity Injection

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Los Angeles-based programmatic advertising software developer MediaAlpha announced Monday afternoon that it has raised a new, strategic investment, from private equity investor Insignia Capital Group. will remain a "significant equity holder" in the company, according to MediaAlpha, with 42 percent ownership interest in the company after the investment. mediaalpha venture capital programmatic advertising software merger acquisition private equity insignia

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BQE Software Scores Private Equity Funding

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Torrance-based BQE said on Wednesday that it has received a "significant investment" from private equity investor Serent Capital. Serent Capital is a private equity investor that invests in technology and tech-enabled software companies. Financial details of the investment were not announced. BQE develops time billing and project management software for engineering and professional firms, including the architecture industry. The company was founded by Shafat Qazi in 1995.

Bel Air Internet Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Los Angeles-based Bel Air Internet , an Internet Services Provider (ISP) which serves over 800 buildings with multi-family and commercial services in Los Angeles, has been acquired by Boston-based private equity investor M/C Partners. equity private mcpartners aeroconnect acquisition merger internet belairinternet

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Traliant Gets Majority Funding From Private Equity Investor

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Manhattan Beach-based Traliant, which provides online workplace compliance training solutions, said it has received a majority investment from private equity investor PSG. traliant merger acquisition venture capital private equity workpliance compliance softwareFinancial terms of the investment were not announced. Traliant was founded in 2016, and says it has over 5,000 customers.

SmartBug Media Gets Private Equity Investment

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Irvine-based SmartBug Media , a marketing agency which helps businesses with lead generation, has received a private equity investment from American Discovery Capital (ADC). work remote agency marketing capital venture equity private media smartbugFinancial details of that investment were not announced. According to SmartBug Media, the two have formed a strategic partnership, and will use the funding to accelerate its growth.

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HBCUvc founder Hadiyah Mujhid on one way investors can advance racial equity

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We’ve created the HBCUvc Donor Circle as an opportunity for supporters and individuals to engage in our work and join a long-term strategy toward racial equity in venture capital and technology,” she wrote in the post.

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Platinum Equity Names New Executive

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity announced this morning that it has added Michael Fabiano, to head up a new credit investing division. Fabiano had been at GSO Capital Partners for more than a decade, according to Platinum Equity. Platinum Equity manages more than $13 billion in assets. platinum equity executive michael fabiano capital finance blackstone

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Marlin Equity Backs Elenion Technologies

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners unveiled a new company, Elenion Technologies , focused on silicon photonics. According to Marlin Equity Partners, Elenion has been in existence since 2014, and has been operating in stealth mode. Marlin Equity said that it has named Larry Schwerin, former CEO of Silicon Lightwave Services and Capella Intelligent Subsystems, as CEO of the company.

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Platinum Equity Buys Fischer Tech

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said last week that it is buying Singapore-based Fischer Tech Ltd. , The two said that Platinum Equity would pay S$3.02 Platinum Equity is merging Fischer Tech with Chinese company Ying Sing Enterprises Limited , which it acquired in 2015. platinum equity fischer tech singapore plastic manufacturing merger acquisition

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Platinum Equity Sells Mactac Americas

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said this morning that it has sold Mactac Americas LLC , a manufacturer and distributor of pressure sensitive labels, to LINTEC Corporation , in a deal worth approximately $375M. Platinum Equity acquired Mactac in November of 2014, from Bemis Company. The sale is the second by Platinum Equity from that acquisition; it also sold the European business of Mactac to Avery Dennison in August.

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Marlin Equity's AdvancedMD Acquires NueMD

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AdvancedMD , a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity , said this week that it has completed the acquisition of Marietta, Georgia-based Nuesoft Technologies. Marlin Equity acquired AdvancedMD in September of 2015. marlin equity private investment nuemd advancedmd merger acquisition practice management billing medical lifescience software

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American Medical Technologies Acquired By Private Equity Firms

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Irvine-based American Medical Technologies , a provider of wound care program for Long Term Care facilities, has been acquired by a group of private equity companies. According to American Medical Technologies, it was acquired by One Equity Partners and The Silverfern Group. acquisition merger term long care wound equity private technologies medical american

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Marlin Equity Acquires Inkling Systems

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity has acquired San Francisco-based Inkling Systems , a developer of enterprise software for field workforce operations management. marlin equity inkling systems enterprise field workforce software operationsFinancial details of the buy were not announced. The companies said Inkling will continue to operate from its headquarters in San Francisco with its existing executive leadership team.

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Careful about equity and options in early stage businesses

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For those negotiating equity allocations it covers some of the most complex issues to address in the process. Here is the warning: The execution of partnership equity allocations and of a good incentive program using equity is often mismanaged, damaging the corporate capitalization structure and even affecting the outcome of subsequent investment into the company. Equity is divided between the founders and the business begun. Close. This post is longer than usual.

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Marlin Equity Buys Logi Analytics

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners has acquired business intelligence and analytics software developer Logi Analytics , the two said Thursday morning. Marlin Equity has more than $6.7 logi analytics marlin equity merger acquisition private software business intelligence

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TPx Communications Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Los Angeles-based TPx Communications , a provider of unified communications services, including call center, contact center, managed WAN, managed Office 365, and other similar services, has been acquired by private equity investor Siris. was previously owned by another set of private equity investors, including affiliates of Investcorp and Clarity Partners. communications private equity call center contact managed office365 merger acquisition investcorp clarity

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JMI Equity Backs Jvion's Healthcare AI Software

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead backer of a developer of artificial intelligence software for the healthcare industry this morning. Jvion , a developer of clinical decision support software, said on Thursday that it received a "significant" growth equity investment for the startup, to expand its healthcare AI and prescriptive analytics platform. equity private capital venture software intelligence artificial healthcare jvion

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