first read march 27

peHUB First Read

This morning catch up on the latest private equity and venture capital updates including a study of venture returns in cleantech IPOs, why more women in venture are needed and whether or not you can learn entrepreneurship.


H.I.G. Closes Fund V At $1B Cap

The multi-strategy private equity firm H.I.G. Capital LLC announced that it has closed its latest flagship buyout fund, H.I.G. Capital Partners V, at its $1 billion cap, sister magazine Buyouts reported. Miami-based H.I.G. Capital has dedicated funds and teams devoted to a number of specific strategies, including mid-market buyouts, growth equity, bio-sciences, real estate, special […]

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Reuters – University of California Must Reveal VC Data

The closely guarded performance of some top-tier venture capital funds in which the University of California invested a portion of its $10.65 billion endowment must become public, a judge said on Monday, Reuters reported. No information will come out immediately. The court is giving the university a stay until March 11 to allow the regents a chance to appeal.

Top Hub Posts this Week Focus on Dallas Shindig, a Slowdown in Distributions to U.C. from KP and Sequoia and VCs Cashing in on IPOs

Here are the 10 posts that garnered the most unique pageviews from peHUB’s regular readers from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18. A photo slideshow of our Dallas Shindig topped the list, followed by an analysis of how Kleiner’s and Sequoia’s distributions to the University of California have slowed down and a look at the VCs that made bank on IPOs this week.

ONE: Slideshow: Howdy, Dallas Shindigers!by Lawrence Aragon
TWO: How UC’s Distributions from Kleiner and Sequoia Have Slowed Since 2003 (slideshow)by Mark Boslet
THREE: VCs Could Cash in on Angie’s List and 4 Other IPOs this Week (slideshow)by Lawrence Aragon
FOUR: Scorecard: American Buyout Shops In Europeby David Toll
FIVE: Why Great Entrepreneurs Take Big Risks And Sometimes Get Firedby Ben Smith
SIX: Slideshow: Permira Ramps Up U.S. Activityby Bernard Vaughan
SEVEN: One to Watch: Manu Kumar of K9 Venturesby Connie Loizos
EIGHT: Summify CEO: U.S. Immigration Issues Drove Us to Vancouverby Connie Loizos
NINE: Top 10 U.S. Buyout and Mezz Fundraisings YTD (subscribers only) – by Angela Sormani
TEN: Slideshow: Top 10 Global Cleantech Funds Raised YTD (subscribers only) – by Angela Sormani

Distributions from Kleiner and Sequoia Have Noticeably Slowed Since 2003: peHUB Analysis

The University of California has seen cash distributions from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers decline over the past eight years, as dot-com era investments apparently haven’t been able to match the spectacular returns from earlier funds, according to peHUB’s analysis of data provided by the university system. PeHUB sought performance data for […]

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