Great Hill Partners invests in bswift

Great Hill Partners has made a minority investment in bswift. Financial terms weren’t announced. Chicago-based bswift offers software and services that aim to streamline benefits, HR and payroll administration for employers and public and private exchanges nationwide. Great Hill’s investment came from its fourth investment fund that closed at $1.1 billion in 2009. Raymond James & Associates acted as financial advisor to bswift.


Online home decor retailer Wayfair grabs $157 mln

Wayfair said Friday that it has closed $157 million in Series B financing. T. Rowe Price Associates led the round with participation from TripAdvisor CFO Julie M.B. Bradley. Headquartered in Boston, Wayfair is an online retailer of home furnishings and decor. Its backers include Battery Ventures, Spark Capital, HarbourVest Partners and Great Hill Partners.

Wayfair Raises $36.3M From Battery, Great Hill, HarbourVest & Spark

Wayfair.com said it raised $36.3 million in equity financing from Battery Ventures, Great Hill Partners, HarbourVest Partners and Spark Capital. The money will be used to grow Joss & Main, the company’s private sale site for the home. The site has nearly three million members and is operating at a $100 million annual revenue run-rate.

Veracity Payment Secures $80 Mln Commitment from Great Hill Partners

Great Hill Partners has made a $80 million commitment to Veracity Payment Solutions. Veracity’s founders, current management team and GTX Partners will retain a significant stake. Atlanta-based Veracity provides payment transaction processing services. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey provided financial advice to Veracity. PRESS RELEASE Veracity Payment Solutions, Inc., a privately-held merchant acquirer based in Atlanta, GA, […]

Great Hill Partners Buys Plimus for $115 Mln

A shareholder group including Susquehanna Growth Equity has sold Plimus for $115 million. Great Hill Partners was the buyer. Other selling shareholders include Plums founders, key management members and employees. Milpitas,Calif.-based Plimus provides e-commerce services. Great Hill, of Boston, is a PE firm that manages more than $2.5 billion in capital.

CSN Stores Inks $165M in Financing

Online home goods retailer CSN Stores has raised $165 million in its first round of institutional financing from Battery Ventures, Spark Capital, HarbourVest Partners and Great Hill Partners. The nine-year-old company, which says it is profitable, will use the cash infusion to expand as it consolidates its catalog under the brand Wayfair.com, the company said Tuesday. The company will also use the funds for potential acquisitions.

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