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Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email Big Fish Communications Inc., a Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based provider of e-mail protection and message management services, has received $6.5 million in new funding led by Sierra Ventures. Quanta Services Inc., a Houston-based provider of specialized contracting services, has closed on a […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email Need Boston Celtics tickets? Ask a venture capitalist. Earlier this year, Wycliffe Grousbeck of Highland Capital Partners and Stephen Paliuca of Bain Capital announced plans to buy the fabled NBA franchise for a record $360 million. On Tuesday, the pair unveiled a […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email The San Jose Mercury News in October filed a Public Records Act request with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), asking the pension fund to disclose fund-by-fund performance data from within its $4.4 billion private equity portfolio. This morning, the newspaper […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email Kadiri, a Burlingame, Calif.-based provider of enterprise compensation management applications, today announced that it has completed a $7.5 million round of private financing. Voyager Capital led the round, joined by existing investors ONSET Ventures, Wheatley Partners and Towers Perrin. PE Week subscribers […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email The private equity disclosure battle took an unexpected turn earlier this week when the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) revealed that it once published partial valuation information on approximately 850 California-based private companies in which it had invested. The information appeared […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email Sockeye Networks, Waltham, Mass.-based provider of automated network management equipment, has received $12 million in a second round of venture financing from Baker Capital and Polaris Venture Partners. It had previously raised $28 million in a January 2001 round with a post-money […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email  David Wilhelm, co-founder of venture capital and political consultancy Wilhelm & Conlon, has been asked to put together a transition team for Illinois Governor-elect Rod Blagojevich. Wilhelm, who is not expected to stick around beyond the transition, had been a senior advisor […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email. Leonard Green & Partners is nearing a final close on its fourth buyout fund. The vehicle was launched with a $1.5 billion target, but sources say it will close closer to $1.8 billion, with CalPERS as the lead institutional investor. Buyouts subscribers […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email. General Electric (GE) this morning told Private Equity Week that its GE Equity group will no longer originate new private equity investment opportunities, although it will continue to support its existing portfolio companies. In addition, GE Equity will no longer act as […]
Get The Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email. Apriso Corp., a Long Beach, Calif.-based enterprise software developer, announced the closing of its second round of financing at $16.1 million. SAP Ventures, contributed the final sum toward the investment announced initially in April of this year. Apriso will use the funds […]
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