dtoll wrote a new post, Blackstone pursues sale or IPO for Polymer Group Inc; deal could approach $3 bln, on the site PE HUB 3 days, 12 hours ago
Blackstone Group is shopping specialty materials company Polymer Group Inc. to prospective buyers in a deal that could approach $3 billion in value, according to a source familiar with the process. The firm is said to be preparing the company for either a sale or IPO.
Citigroup is advising on the process, which may or may not lead to a…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, The case for venture over growth equity–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 7 hours ago
Growth-equity returns are typically expected to outpace those of venture capital, but that isn’t the case at the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System.
Venture performance over the past decade remains several […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Hedge funds continue to pour money into venture–VCJ data spotlight, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 13 hours ago
Hedge and mutual funds continue to pour money into private venture-backed companies this year, chasing big-dollar deals with only slightly more reserve than last year.
These non-traditional private-market […]
Venture fundraising in Europe took off in the second quarter, primarily due to a new Index Ventures growth fund. Investing ticked up, too, but not at the same pace.
The combined activity shows a growing […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Index Ventures raises $66.5 mln toward new life sciences fund, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 2 days ago
Y Combinator has made its mark as an ambitious, large-class accelerator with two annual Silicon Valley-based instructional sessions for promising startups with funding for each company of $120,000.
Now the […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Remedy Partners raises $50 mln from Bain Capital Ventures, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 2 days ago
Remedy Partners said it has raised $50 million of Series B backing from Bain Capital Ventures. The capital is the initial close of a round that will target between $70 million and $80 million. As part of the deal, […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Be fair and transparent in your fee structure–Ask an LP, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 3 days ago
You asked, and Beezer Clarkson answered.
A new feature launched by pehub and affiliate publication VCJ allowed you, dear reader, the opportunity to Ask an LP questions about the hottest topics in venture. Anything was on the table and open for discussion, whether it regards secondaries, what keeps an LP up at night or their feelings on today’s…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Mid-sized funds bring solid results to Hawaiian portfolio–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 4 days ago
The Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System built a venture portfolio over the past decade with an emphasis on mid-sized early-stage funds. And the results haven’t been bad.
With a median IRR just north of 15 […]
Revolution Ventures backed OrderUp has been acquired by Groupon, according to a press release. No terms of the deal were disclosed.
Groupon said the food ordering market is an untapped opportunity for the […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Even in a strong quarter for investments, VCs show a sign of caution, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 1 day ago
On the surface, venture investors showed little let up in the second quarter, when invested dollars jumped as much as 30 percent and 26 deals took place of $100 million or more.
But the quarterly numbers, as […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture capital on pace for largest investment year since 2000, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 2 days ago
IA Ventures has raised a third fund which at $160 million is its largest, according to an SEC filing.
The new fund, IA Ventures Strategies Fund III, follows the firm’s $105 million second fund raised in 2011 […]
VTS said it raised $21 million of Series B financing in a deal led by OpenView Venture Partners and joined by existing investors. The New York based company that is developing asset-management software for the […]
Rokk3r Labs said it has raised $5 million from investors including Jon Gosier, and Scout Ventures. Miami-based Rokk3r Labs plans to build 20 new companies each year for the next five years and co-invest in its portfolio companies.
Rokk3r Labs Announces $5 Million in Funding, Will Cobuild 100 New Startups in 5 Years
– With…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Corporate venture looks different this time–VCJ interview, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 4 days ago
He announced earlier this month his retirement as part of a bigger change in […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Tola raises $202.7 mln for venture fund, TLV sets out to raise $100 mln, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Tola Capital has raised $202.7 million for an enterprise-focused venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing says the fund hopes to raise another $22.3 million toward a $225 million […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture capital fundraising jumps to eight-year high, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Venture capital fundraising jumped to an eight-year high in the second quarter as LPs showed a continued warming to the asset class.
The three-month period saw 74 funds raise $10.3 billion, the most since before the financial crisis in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson…[Read more]
Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Partnership just finished raising a $600 million third fund, the firm’s largest by a wide margin.
Now the four-year-old partnership, which mixes philanthropy and financial […]
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