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Bets pay off for venture funds in UC portfolio: VCJ

Last year saw several top performing funds in the University of California’s recent-vintage venture portfolio consolidate performance gains, as others continue to advanced, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reported.

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Gains in venture performance lift University of California portfolio: VCJ

A maturing slice of the University of California’s venture portfolio is benefiting from the venture industry’s performance gains of the past year, according to affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal. The majority of the 20 funds the university holds with vintages of 2003 to 2006 advanced smartly in 2013 and 17 now have positive IRRs.

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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.

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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 […]

Week’s Top 10 Posts Focus on Steve Jobs, Returns at UTIMCO and Euro FoFs Entering U.S.

Time to catch up on your reading. Here are the 10 most popular posts among peHUB’s regular readers for Oct. 3 to Oct. 7.

One: Slideshow: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25%by Lawrence Aragon
Two: Union Square, Other Early Stage Tech VCs Kick Ass for UTIMCO (slideshow)by Lawrence Aragon
Three: Slideshow: European Fund-of-Funds Build Up U.S. Officesby Angela Sormani
Four: Slideshow: PE-Backed M&A Jumps in Q3 and Here’s the Top 5 Dealsby Luisa Beltran
Five: Slideshow: More LBO Targets in the CRO Marketby Bernard Vaughan
Six: Promising Portfolios: Asset Values Top Contributed Capital In Recent Cal Regents Venture Funds (Slideshow)by Mark Boslet
Seven: Infographic: PE vs. VC in Battle of Compensationby David Toll
Eight: How Will You Remember Steve Jobs?by Lawrence Aragon
Nine: Comvest Group Lands $580M Fundby staff
Ten: A Pension Fund Does Away with the Middleman: the VCby Connie Loizos

Week’s Top 10 Hub Posts Focus on IRRs for Cal Regents, More Groupon Troubles and Partying Like It’s 1999

It’s Friday! Time to catch up on your reading. Here are the 10 most popular posts among peHUB’s regular readers for Sept. 26 to Sept. 30.

ONE: Bottled Up Liquidity: Ten Cal Regents Funds with High Portfolio Values and Often Low Liquidity (slideshow)by Mark Boslet
TWO: Slideshow: Top-Performing PE/VC Funds For State of Florida (subscribers only) – by David Toll
THREE: Analyst: Groupon Now Risks ‘Self-Reinforcing Path to Insolvency’by Connie Loizos
FOUR: After F8, a Dot-Com Boom Scaled Partyby Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters
FIVE: Harvard and Stanford Nearly Make Up Financial Crisis Lossesby Gregory Roth
SIX: As Groupon’s Fortunes Shift, Chicago Sticks By Itby Connie Loizos
SEVEN: Carlyle’s Sarkozy: The Financial Crisis of 2008 Never Endedby Luisa Beltran
EIGHT: Andreessen’s Jeff Jordan On Valuations, IPOs And Young Founders (subscribers only) – by Mark Boslet
NINE: CapitalSource Revs Up Lending in Middle Marketby Steve Bills
TEN: Reuters: Groupon Restates Revenue, Loses COOby Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters

Week’s Top Posts Focus on IRRs for UC and Florida, Q3′s Most Active Acquirors, Solyndra Fallout

Time to catch up on the stories your colleagues found most compelling on peHUB this week. Here are the top 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23.

One: Trouble Making Ends Meet: Top 10 Cash Returning Funds In Cal Regents’ Venture Portfolio (Slideshow)by Mark Boslet
Two: Slideshow: Face Scrubbers, Balloon Trips: 16 at CalPERS Face Fines for Alleged Gift Violations (subscribers only) — by Gregory Roth
Three: Slideshow: Q3’s Most Active Buyersby Bernard Vaughan
Four: Slideshow: Top-Performing PE/VC Funds for State of Floridaby David Toll
Five: Wringing Money from a Flagging Venture Fund — for a Price — by Connie Loizos
Six: Blackstone Looks to Advise Startupsby Luisa Beltran
Seven: Pressure on Solyndra Backers Intensifiesby Roberta Rampton, Reuters
Eight: Soros, Schwarzman Move Up On Forbes 400 Richest Listby Luisa Beltran
Nine: Obama Pitches Changes to Carried Interest; PEGCC Rebuts “Buffett Rule”by Luisa Beltran
Ten: MassPRIM Loses Second PE Managerby Gregory Roth

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