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2006 Data: Top VC Deals

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

Official 2006 venture capital data will be coming later this month, but I’m impatient by nature (just ask US Air, which forced me to wait four extra days before flying to Costa Rica, because a self-important gate attendant who thought I had tampered with my passport). Anyway, I’ve tabulated the 15 companies that raised the most venture capital […]

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Calling All Entries–Deal Of Year Awards

By David M. Toll — 11 years ago

Buyouts Magazine is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Deals of the Year Awards, which honor LBO firms and other participants for exceptional majority-stake transactions. Winners will be selected in 14 categories; results will be published in a special yearbook to be distributed along with the April 16 edition of the magazine. Awards will […]

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Techdirt raises insider round

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

Technology analyst and consultancy firm Techdirt raised a $600,000 round from six investors including each member of the five-person management team, documents show. The firm, founded a decade ago, runs a popular technology weblog. It started a customized information aggregation product called InfoAdvisor in the spring. It launched a conference called “Techdirt Greenhouse” during 2006 […]

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2006 Data: Leveraged Buyouts

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

My colleagues at Buyouts Magazine are putting the finishing touches on their latest issue, which will include a vast smorgasbord of 2006 data and analysis. In the meantime, they’ve sent over a few tasty nuggets. First up is disclosed LBO deal volume, which comes in at $314.78 billion for 316 transactions (including leverage). There also were 691 deals with undisclosed […]

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A New Year for Day

By Alastair Goldfisher — 11 years ago

The New Year brings new beginnings, especially for Rob Day, who just sent an email to say that he’s moving on to join @Ventures in Boston. Day, who was a principal at San Francisco-based Expansion Capital Partners, is well known in investment circles for his blog, which covers the world of cleantech. Apparently, nothing will change with the […]

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Email of the Day

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

In a nifty piece of sports analogizing, reader Jason Sowers submits the following outlook on 2007: Tom Brady – He is always great but never fancy, backbone of the team, pro bowler every year (… or should be) Trend: This is easy, RSS. Although RSS clearly had a huge 2006, I think 2007 will be […]

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2006 Data: VC-Backed Exits

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

As I begin to hoist myself back into the saddle (email is a curse), take a gander at the first set of year-end 2006 data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial. This one is VC-backed IPOs and M&A volume: Q406exitpoll_final.doc     

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New Year’s Resolutions

11 years ago

In the spirit of the annual tradition of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve complied a few points to reflect upon while you ponder the upcoming year…  HIDING THE DILUTION A savvy entrepreneur or prior investor might engage in a little “Hiding the Dilution” game playing during a financing. Now, if you READ all the legal documents, […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

11 years ago

In the spirit of the annual tradition of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve complied a few points to reflect upon while you ponder the upcoming year…  HIDING THE DILUTION A savvy entrepreneur or prior investor might engage in a little “Hiding the Dilution” game playing during a financing. Now, if you READ all the legal documents, […]

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Inside Sequoia

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

Sequoia Capital must feel like an elephant hiding behind a telephone pole. No matter how hard it tries to conceal itself—declining media interview requests and maintaining its ban on press releases—it can’t help but draw attention. Subscribers to the Venture Capital Journal get the full image of Sequoia’s busiest year since 1999. From a survey […]

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Inspire Someone by Saying More Than No

By Clint — 11 years ago

Recently, one of our companies presented to another venture group as they were out looking for their next financing round. After a reasonably positive report on the meeting from the CEO, he received an email from the firm that was said something like “We think you’re tackling a huge opportunity, but we don’t have the […]

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Murdoch, Soros Bet on China VC

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

Subscribers to PE Week get a treat today! We uncovered a new venture capital fund backed by some of the world’s most powerful people and run by the veritable godfather of China’s Internet. Find out the details at PE Week. It’s a good time for me to remind regular PEHub.com readers that great content comes […]

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Danes Take American Planes

By Amanda Palmer — 11 years ago

The Copenhagen-based, Icelandic investment house FL Group now owns 5.98% of the share capital of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American, American Eagle and The AmericanConnection airlines. The group has been building its stake for a considerable period and its total investment now exceeds US$400m, making it the third largest investor in the airline. […]

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Voyager drops Audino from filings

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

Voyager Capital Management has closed on $93 million toward its third fund, according to recent regulatory documents. That’s just $5 million more than it had closed in May. Voyager’s fund-raising has slowed since the Seattle Post Intelligencer reported that firm founder Tony Audino resigned in July. Audino was still listed as “A Manager of the […]

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Lawsuits, Lawsuits, Lawsuits

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

There’s nothing like a lawsuit for airing dirty laundry. Here are some of our favorites from 2006: Rapt executives sued Accel and Levensohn over the loss of equity. Founders claimed they were smashed down out of their equity stake by the VCs that backed their company. After we covered the story, the VC firms settled […]

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Troubled Funds

By Alexander Haislip — 11 years ago

We wrote about a handful of funds in trouble this year. We’ve made a handful of the stories from PE Week and VCJ free for you. We broke the news on how Star Ventures lost four of its general partners, how Harvard was looking to terminate ITU Ventures III and how Invesco tried to retain […]

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Going South

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

I’ll be off for the next week, visiting the in-laws in Costa Rica (yes, life is hard). Alex Haislip will hold down the fort in my absence, after which I’ll return tanned, rested and ready to blog. Thanks to everyone who has checked out peHUB over its first six weeks of life, and I look forward […]

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Document Dump

By Dan Primack — 11 years ago

Just clearing off the desktop… * Download audio files of my keynote interview of John Connors, a partner with Ignition Partners and the former CFO of Microsoft, from the VentureNorthwest event in Portland, Oregon: https://www.oef.org/blog/?p=87 * Quarterly Review from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association: EMPEA.pdf * Private equity consultant RFP for Illinois TRS: IllinoisTRS.doc […]

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