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Readers of peHUB’s affiliated print publications (PE Week, VCJ and Buyouts) probably recognize a familiar byline, that of Constance Loizos. Connie came back to the Thomson family about a month ago to report on private equity in general and to cover the LP beat. One of her first stories was on Paul Capital Partners, a San […]
Last month, Hidden City Games Inc. announced that it raised $15 million in its first institutional funding from Trinity Ventures and Rustic Canyon Ventures. Even for investors who are growing accustomed to seeing casual gaming companies take hold (see story, page 1), Hidden CIty is not a typical VC portfolio company. The Seattle-based startup makes […]
Plenty of private equity groups have spun out of investment banks. Now, a private equity group that previously spun out and operated independently for several years has moved back in with a new Wall Street parent. Metalmark Capital Partners announced last week that it has agreed to be acquired by Citigroup Inc. for an undisclosed […]
In this week’s issue of Private Equity Week, Jim Jones of Scale Venture Partners says that the IPO of Memsic is an indication of the maturity of the MEMS market. Scale isn’t an investor in Memsic, but the venture firm has four companies in its portfolio that are MEMS-related. Interest in MEMS is being driven […]
After Thomson Financial and the NVCA released fund-raising stats yesterday, most media outlets focused on the number of funds raised or the total dollar amount pulled in (68 funds raised $7.1 billion). But the big takeaway should be the growth of expansion-stage and late-stage fundraising. Although 39 early-stage funds (led by such stalwarts as Draper Fisher Jurvetson […]
I used to enjoy covering the E3 gaming expo and the Consumer Electronics Show. There was Comdex, too, in the perfect party setting of Las Vegas. But Comdex is no more and now even E3 has scaled back somewhat. This year, the gaming expo (produced by IDG) became an invitation-only affair, meaning that instead of […]
I had an editor who liked to tell me all the time, “Don’t try to re-invent the wheel” every time I was working on a story. In corporate speak, it’s like saying, “Keep It Simple Stupid.” So with that wisdom in hand, I thought I’d channel Dan Primack and clear off my desk and see […]
Dixon Doll, co-founder of DCM and the next in line to serve as chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, is not pulling any punches when it comes to his buyout industry peers.At an East Coast conference last week, Doll said that the NVCA is working nonstop to block changes in the tax code that […]
Bob Hambrecht has his eye on cleantech. The son of Bill Hambrecht and co-founder with his dad of the W.R. Hambrecht + Co., the San Francisco-based financial services firm that is known for promoting the OpenIPO, announced last month that he left the firm to explore new opportunities in the cleantech space. “I intend to […]
While Bill Hambrecht is trying to launch a new football league, with the financial backing of Google exec Tim Armstrong and Internet billionaire turned basketball team owner Mark Cuban, his prodigy Bob Hambrecht has his eye on cleantech. The younger Hambrecht has seen his last day at W.R. Hambrecht + Co., the San Francisco-based financial […]

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