Google launches growth stage initiative Google Capital

Google on Wednesday launched Google Capital, a growth stage initiative designed to complement its venture capital arm, Google Ventures. Google Capital will be led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz, and, according to a Bloomberg report, has $300 million to invest.

TPG Capital and SurveyMonkey To Buy MarketTools

TPG Capital and SurveyMonkey, which is backed by Bain Capital Venture Partners, have agreed to buy MarketTools. Financial terms weren’t announced. Terms of the deal call for TPG to buy MarketTools and transfer Zoomerang, ZoomPanel and TrueSample businesses to SurveyMonkey in exchange for a minority stake in SurveyMonkey. TPG will retain the Research Solutions and CustomerSat businesses.

SurveyMonkey Buys 49.9 Percent Of Clicktools

SurveyMonkey.com of Palo Alto, Calif., acquired a 49.9 percent interest in Clicktools, a U.K.-based survey provider on salesforce.com’s AppExchange. The companies plan to form a partnership that will offer cloud-based survey tools integrated with Salesforce CRM. SurveyMonkey is backed by Bain Capital and Spectrum Equity Investors.

Spectrum & Bain Buying SurveyMonkey

Spectrum Equity Investors and Bain Capital Ventures have agreed to acquire a majority interest in SurveyMonkey, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of of online survey solutions. No pricing terms were disclosed for the deal, which included leveraged financing from Bank of America, CIT and NewStar Financial. Dave Goldberg will take over as CEO, after having spent the past two years as an entrepreneur-in-residence with Benchmark Capital.

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