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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Aurora Capital Group Sells Market Track To Vista Equity

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Aurora Capital Group has sold Chicago-based Market Track , a provider of advertising, e-commerce, brand protection, and other information to retailers, brands, manufacturers, and others, to private equity buyer Vista Equity Partners. Aurora Capital acquired Market Track five years ago. market track auroracapital private equity vista

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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. Equity is divided between the founders and the business begun. In other words, you cannot create bargain options at below “market rates.” Close.

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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. Utegration is based in Houston, Texas, and serves the North American electric, gas, and water utility market.

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JMI Equity Leads $35M Investment In Lytics

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead investor in Lytics , a developer of marketing personalization software, in a $35M, Series C investment announced by Lytics on Thursday. Lytics--which is based in Portland, Oregon--said the funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included existing investors Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

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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. Jvion said it will use the funding to accelerate expansion across its market.

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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. Logi is based in Mclean, Virginia, and develops software that is used by application developers create analytics apps for the enterprise, business intelligence market. Marlin Equity has more than $6.7 logi analytics marlin equity merger acquisition private software business intelligence

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As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

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TC Venture Capital economy entrepreneurship finance Los Angeles Mark Suster money Private Equity United States upfront ventures venture capitalAs the firm looks ahead to its own future, Suster and the firm he's helped grow remain committed to the future of Los Angeles.

As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

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TC finance Private Equity venture capital money economy entrepreneurship Los Angeles United States Mark SusterAs the firm looks ahead to its own future, Suster and the firm he’s helped grow remain committed to the future of Los Angeles.

Private Equity Firm Puts Epicor Software On Market

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Epicor Software , the supply chain management software company whose roots are in Orange County, has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, according to reports Tuesday. epicor software merger acquisition private equity exit apax The WSJ said that Apax Partners, which owns Epicor, is looking to sell Epicor for around $3.5 billion, and has hired investment banking firm Jeffries to handle the sale.

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Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups

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There are three classes of equity investors for early stage businesses that we have not yet considered. They look for businesses that are in large markets, that can grow fast, and that can achieve revenues in excess of $40 million within five years of founding.

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ChiroTouch Gets Private Equity Investment

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San Diego-based ChiroTouch , a developer of electronic health records and practice management software for the chiropractic market, has raised a round of private equity funding. chirotouch private equity health records practice management venture capital lifescience softwareThe funding came from Waud Capital Partners. Size of the funding was not announced.

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Angeles Equity Partners Finds $360M For First Private Equity Fund

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Los Angeles-based Angeles Equity Partners , a new private equity investor, said this morning that it has raised $360M in its first private equity fund. The fund, Angeles Equity Partners I, L.P., Angeles Equity said it is looking to make investments in closely held or family-owned businesses, in non-core subsidiaries of larger companies, and "build and buy" opportunities with proven executives. erppower investment private partners equity angeles

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JMI Equity Backs CampusLogic In $55M Funding

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JMI Equity , the private equity firm which has one of its main offices in La Jolla, is the lead investor in a round for Phoenix, Arizona-based CampusLogic. CampusLogic, which develops software tools to help streamline the management of student financial aid for schools, said Wednesday morning that it had raised $55M in a funding round from JMI Equity. CampusLogic said it will use the new investment for product development, customer success, and sales and marketing.

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IQMS Finds Private Equity Funding

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Paso Robles-based IQMS , a 25 year old developer of manufacturing ERP software, said Tuesday that it has raised a strategic growth equity investment from Technology Crossover Ventures and Banneker Partners. IQMS said it will use the investment for sales, marketing, and product development.

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JMI Equity Invests $35M In Cosential's Construction Proposal Software

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La Jolla-based private equity investor JMI Equity has made a $35M strategic growth investment in Cosential , a developer of customer relationship management (CRM) and proposal automation software for the architecture and engineering market. Cosential announced on Wednesday that it has raised $35M in the strategic growth investment, which came from private equity investor JMI Equity. cosential venture capital construction proposal software equity

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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

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I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. Founders are likely not paid for a long time and have a sizeable equity percentage for early risk and having the concept.

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Marlin Equity Partners Buys 6N Systems

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners announced this morning that it has acquired 6N Systems , a developer of financial and clinical software aimed at the long-term and post-acute care market. Marlin Equity Partners manages over $2.6

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PSI Services Finds Private Equity Funding

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Burbank-based PSI Services , a provider of professional testing services to both the commercial and government market, said today that it has scored a private equity investment. capital venture professional testing employment funding equity private services

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Marlin Equity Acquires Tangoe, Merges It With Asentinel

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Los Angeles-based private equity and investment firm Marlin Equity said on Friday that it has completed its take-private acquisition of Tangoe, Inc. , Both companies operate as part of the technology lifecycle management (TLM) market. Malin Equity had said earlier it would pay $6.50 marlin equity tangoe private merger acquisition

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Urban Armor Gear Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Laguna Niguel-based Urban Armor Gear , a maker of ruggedized, protective cases for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, has been acquired by private equity investor Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. UAG was founded in 2011, and develops protective cases which it says meets military specifications--but which it markets to the outdoor market. Davidson says that management owners of UAG will retain "significant" equity ownership in the company.

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Platinum Equity Buys Two Chinese Manufacuring Companies

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity announced today that it has acquired two Chinese businesses from Broadway Industrial Group Limited. Platinum Equity said it acquired Foam Plastic Solutions (FPS) and Flow Control Devices (FCD) from Broadway Industrial. Platinum Equity said the acquisition is its second in Asia in the past 18 months. platinum equity chinese china international merger acquisition broadway industrial

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Gores Group, Platinum Equity Back Data Blue

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Los Angeles-based private equity investors Gores Group and Platinum Equity said this morning that they have backed Data Blue , an Atlanta provider of storage, backup and server virtualization and consolidation solutions for the enterprise market. data blue datablue private equity investment gores group platinum venture capital

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LegalZoom Sells $500M Secondary Stake To Private Equity Investors

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Glendale-based LegalZoom , which provides legal services and documents for the small business and family market, announced on Tuesday that it has sold a $500M secondary stake in the company to a set of private equity investors. legalzoom private equity francisco partners venture capital recap

JMI Equity Backs BrightLine

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a provider of marketing services for the interactive TV market. According to New York-based BrightLine , it has scored a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, with JMI Equity's General Partner Brad Woloson joining the company's board of directors. equity brightline venture capital private interactive televisoin content advertising

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JMI Equity Backs WhiteHat Security

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has backed a developer of website security tools this morning. WhiteHat Security , which is based in Santa Clara, said this morning it raised $31M in a new funding round, which will go towards international expansion and towards efforts in the small and medium sized business market. That funding came from both JMI Equity and existing investor Investor Growth Capital.

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StartEngine Raises $800,785 (So Far) In Its Very Own Equity Crowdfunding

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Los Angeles-based crowdfunding site StartEngine said on Friday that so far, it has raised $800,785 in the equity crowdfunding for itself. StartEngine launched that equity crowdfunding effort back in September. StartEngine operates an online marketplace which lets companies run equity crowdfunding efforts for themselves, letting contributors gain equity in companies by contributing to funding rounds for startups.

Is Convertible Debt Preferable to Equity?

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I have to say that I didn’t take the question to mean that convertible debt had won for the entire market, but either way it’s clear that convertible debt has become an increasing trend. prefer equity to convertible debt): If you’re an early stage investor (e.g.

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Marlin Equity Partners Buys Tellabs For $891M

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners is acquiring Tellabs , a provider of mobile backhaul, optical networking, and other products for the telecommunications networking market, in a deal worth $891 million. According to Marlin Equity, it will pay $2.45 Marlin Equity said the price is a premium of 4.3 tellabs private capital optical networking backhaul telecom equity merger acquisition

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CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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Platinum Equity Completes Ulticom Buy

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity said late Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Ulticom, Inc. , Platinum Equity said it paid $2.33 The deal takes Ulticom private; it had previously been traded on the NASDAQ Global Market as ULCM. platinum equity ulticom merger acquisition software communications privatea developer of signaling software for communications network. The deal was worth approximately $90M.

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NKP Medical Marketing Acquired By MB Growth Advisors

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Los Angeles-based NKP Medical Marketing , a provider of digital marketing and search engine optimization services focused on the specialty medical area, has been acquired by private equity investor MB Growth Advisors. NKP Medical Marketing serves specialty medical practices plastic and cosmetic surgeons, medical spas, dermatologists and dentists. medical marketing growth advisors private equity merger acquisition search engine optimization digital agency

Platinum Equity Sells NESCO To Energy Capital Partners

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said last week that it has sold NESCO , a provider of fleet equipment rental, sales, and services for the electrical transmission and distribution market, to Energy Capital Partners. Platinum Equity was advised by Morgan Stanley and Harris Williams, as well as Latham & Watkins on the sale. private acquisition merger partners capital energy nesco equity platinum

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LegalZoom Names Marketing Chief

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Glendale-based LegalZoom has appointed a new head of marketing, the company said this morning. LegalZoom said it has appointed Laura Goldberg as Chief Marketing Officer, to lead overall strategy and direction of the company, and lead the company''s marketing and product teams. LegalZoom is backed by private equity investor Permira Funds. legalzoom executive marketing

Pelican Products Names Consumer Marketing Chief

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Torrance-based Pelican Products said on Monday that it has named Jennifer Lim as its Director of Marketing for its Consumer Division. Pelican, best known for its protective cases, develops a range of products for the huntin and fishing, adventure, personal electronics, photography, and other markets. Pelican is owned by private equity investor Behrman Capital. pelican producs jennifer consumer marketing executive