Catalyst Investors promote Bihler to vice president

Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has named Susan Bihler as vice president. Bihler is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. She joined the firm as an analyst in 2009.


VC-backed Ascentis buys Starfield

Ascentis Corp., backed by Palm Ventures and Catalyst Investors, has acquired Starfield. No financial terms were disclosed. Starfield is a provider of talent management software solutions.


MediaMath nabs more than $175 mln in funding

MediaMath said Tuesday that it has closed $73.5 million in Series C funding. Spring Lake Equity Partners led the round with participation from Akamai Technologies, Safeguard Scientifics, Catalyst Investors and Observatory Capital. Also, the firm received a $105 million debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank. GCA Savvian provided financial advice in connection with the equity portion of the transaction. MediaMath is a provider of digital marketing solutions.

Decisyon raises $22 mln

Decisyon said Thursday it received received $22 million in Series B funding from a group of investors led by Catalyst Investors. Stamford, Conn.-based Decisyon, Inc. provides business intelligence and performance management software solutions.


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Mindbody Inks $35m Led by IVP

Mindbody, a provider of online business management software to the beauty, health and wellness industry, has completed a $35 million investment round led by Institutional Venture Partners. The company’s existing investors Catalyst Investors and Bessemer Venture Partners also participated in the latest investment. PRESS RELEASEGlobal Software Provider MINDBODY Raises $35 Million Institutional Venture Partners joins […]

F+W Media Acquires Aspire Media

F+W Media has acquired Aspire Media, parent company of Interweave, from private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors, and several members of the Interweave management team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE F+W Media, Inc. Chairman & CEO David Nussbaum announced today the acquisition of Aspire Media LLC, parent company of […]

Catalyst Backs InSite Wireless Group—Again

Insite Wireless Group, the Virginia-based wireless infrastructure facility developer, took on a follow-on investment from Catalyst Investors, the New York-based private equity firm. The deal represents the latest in a series of investments from the PE shop—Catalyst’s third; it is separate from and follows an investment from Cox Enterprises. Specifics of the transaction were not […]


Tyler Newton: What is Growth Equity?

Growth private equity is a hot topic in alternative asset management these days but even with all of the attention, growth equity remains ill-defined. Often times, growth equity is defined by what it is NOT: venture capital or buyout. A simple way to explain growth equity is to revisit the classic S-curve of industry evolution. […]

Catalyst Investors Adds Eric Steele to Team

Eric Steele has joined Catalyst Investors as a senior analyst. He was formerly an investment banking senior analyst in the communications and media group of Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. Catalyst Investors is a growth private equity firm based in New York.

Interop Adds Fred Tannenbaum, Brian Rich to Board

Wireless technology company Interop Technologies has added Fred Tannenbaum and Brian Rich to its board. Tannenbaum is a managing partner of the Chicago law firm Gould & Ratner LLP. Rich is a managing partner of New York-based firm Catalyst Investors LLC. Interop Technologies is based in Fort Myers, Fla.

Catalyst Invests $10 Mln in Barrett Xplore

Catalyst Investors said Tuesday that it has invested $10 million in Barrett Xplore, which provides 4G wireless and satellite broadband services to rural Canada. Catalyst, of New York, is a PE firm.

BLI Messaging Raises Second Round

BLI Messaging, a Providence, R.I.-based provider of email, voice, fax and text messaging marketing solutions, has raised its second round of private equity funding from Catalyst Investors. It announced an initial investment back in July, but has not disclosed dollar details.

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