BMC Software completes privatization transaction

BMC Software has completed its acquisition by a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital together with Insight Venture Partners, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Elliott Management Corporation. As a result of the completion of the transaction, BMC Software common stock will no longer be listed for trading on NASDAQ.

Chegg Files For IPO; Kleiner, Foundation, Insight, Gabriel Hold Shares

The online site for students, Chegg, filed for a $150 million IPO. According to the company’s Form S-1 submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Chegg had revenue of $116.9 million in the first six months of 2013 and a net loss of $21.2 million. Its major venture investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Gabriel Ventures, Foundation Capital and Insight Venture Partners.

VC-Backed Pluralsight Buys TrainSignal for $23.6M

Venture-backed Pluralsight, a provider of online training resources to developers, has made its second acquisition in less than a month, announcing today it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal for $23.6 million. In late July, Pluralsight bought Seattle-based PeepCode for an undisclosed amount. Pluralsight raised $27.5 million in Series A funding from Insight Venture Partners in January.

HootSuite Raises $165M From Insight, Accel, OMERS: CORRECTION

HootSuite has raised $165 million of Series B funding in a deal led by Institutional Venture Partners and joined by Accel Partners and OMERS Ventures, according to a post on All Things D. IVP’s Jeff Leiberman, Accel’s Ryan Sweeney and OMERS’ John Ruffolo will join HootSuite’s board, the news site reported.


Insight’s Deven Parekh on Raising a $2.57B Tech Fund

Insight Venture Partners, a technology investor active in buyout, growth equity and later stage venture investments, is on a roll with a new fund and a fast exit from bloggin network Tumblr. Going forward, managing director Deven Parekh tells peHUB, he expects the pace of big M&A deals to pick up.

New Relic Raises $80m in Mezz Financing

SaaS-based application management provider New Relic has raised $80 million in mezzanine financing to help the company expand into the mobile market, extend operations to Europe in preparation for a future public offering. Insight Venture Partners led the financing, which also included a major investment from accounts managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Other participants included Dragoneer Investment Group LLC, Passport Ventures LLC, and the company’s existing investors Allen & Company, Benchmark Capital, Trinity Ventures and Tenaya Capital.

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