Datavail raises $47 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 2 months ago

Datavail raised $47 million in funding led by Catalyst Investors. Tahosa Capital and Lumerity Capital Partners participated in the round, as did existing investors Boulder Ventures, Meritage Funds and MC Investment Fund. Broomfield, Colorado-based Datavail provides remote database administration services in North America, offering 24×7 managed database services, database design, architecture, and staffing.

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PresenceLearning raises $25 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 3 months ago

PresenceLearning Inc. has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Catalyst Investors. Existing investors Birchmere Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Catamount Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners also participated in the round. Catalyst Partner & Co-Founder Ryan McNally has joined the company’s board of directors. San Francisco-based PresenceLearning provides live online speech therapy.

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Catalyst Investors hires two analysts

By Luisa Beltran — 4 months ago

Catalyst Investors said Wednesday that it has added two analysts, Courtney Nelson and David Sack. Nelson joins Catalyst from Greenhill & Co. where she was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York. Sack was most recently with New York-based Berenson & Company, where he served as an investment banking analyst on M&A and capital raise transactions.

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Catalyst exits Codero Hosting

By Luisa Beltran — 8 months ago

BLM Acquisition Corp. has acquired a majority of Codero Hosting. The sellers were Catalyst Investors and other shareholders. Financial terms weren’t announced. BLM is a consortium of 32 regional telecom and broadband providers. Codero, with data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Ashburn, Virginia, provides hybrid cloud hosting services. Webster Bank of Hartford, Conn. provided senior financing to BLM while DH Capital acted as financial advisor.

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Catalyst Investors closes $377 mln for fourth fund

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Catalyst Investors has raised $377 million for its oversubscribed fourth fund, beating its $350 million target. According to the firm, Catalyst Investors IV will make investments between $10 and $60 million, focusing on growth sectors that range from business and consumer services to cloud computing and communications infrastructure.

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Catalyst Investors promotes three, hires two

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Catalyst Investors has made some promotions and new hires. The firm has promoted Eric Steele to vice president, and Mia Hegazy and Rob Schnitzler to associate. Catalyst also has hired Kapil Desai from Credit Suisse’s Global Technology Group as analyst and Isaac Schlecht from Samson Capital Advisors as business analyst.

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Spring Lake Equity-backed MediaMath buys Rare Crowds

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Ad tech firm MediaMath has acquired Rare Crowds, a provider of targeted media solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, MediaMath has named Eric Picard, CEO and co-founder of Rare Crowds, as vice president of strategic partnerships. MediaMath’s backers include Spring Lake Equity Partners, Akamai Technologies, Safeguard Scientifics, Catalyst Investors and Observatory Capital.

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Catalyst Investors-backed RI names Bedard as president and CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Reputation Institute, which is backed by Catalyst Investors, has hired Jamie Bedard as its global president and CEO. Bedard will be replacing Jonathan Ewert who will transition to serving on the company’s board of directors. Bedard has worked previously at Aberdeen Group and Benchmarking Partners. Reputation Institute, which has headquarters in both New York City and Copenhagen, Denmark, is a global corporate reputation measurement and management firm.

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Catalyst Investors promote Bihler to vice president

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has named Susan Bihler as vice president. Bihler is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. She joined the firm as an analyst in 2009.

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