VC-backed Alarm.com files for IPO

Vienna, Virginia-based Alarm.com Holdings, a connected home platform solution, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The company plans on trading the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ALRM.” Goldman, Sachs & Co, Credit Suisse Securities LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as the lead underwriters. Alarm.com’s backers include ABS Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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Bain Capital completes Blue Coat acquisition

Bain Capital has closed its previously announced buy of cybersecurity company Blue Coat Systems Inc for about $2.4 billion in cash. The seller was Thoma Bravo LLCGoldman Sachs provided financial advice to Blue Coat on the transaction while Jefferies LLC did likewise for Bain Capital.

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MuleSoft racks up $128 mln

MuleSoft, a platform provider that helps businesses with connectivity, has secured $128 million in funding. Salesforce Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included ServiceNow, Cisco Investments, Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Bay Partners and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Goldman, Sachs & Co was the placement agent for the transaction.

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Apollo agrees to buy Protection 1 and ASG Security

Apollo Global Management LLC has agreed to acquire two security monitoring companies Protection 1 and ASG Security. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected be completed in mid-2015. Both companies will merge and operate under the Protection 1 brand. Credit Suisse, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies and RBC are providing the financing for the deal. Morgan Stanley and Raymond James are providing financial advice to Protection 1 while Goldman Sachs is doing likewise for ASG Security.

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VC-backed Glaukos Corp files for IPO

Laguna Hills, California-based Glaukos Corporation, a developer of treatments for glaucoma, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the IPO’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The company plans on trading the stock on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “GKOS.” J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman, Sachs & Co are serving as the lead underwriters. Glaukos’ backers include OrbiMed Advisors, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, InterWest Partners, Domain Associates, Fjord Ventures, Montreaux Equity Partners and Versant Ventures

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peHUB First Read

First Read starts your week with news that Goldman Sachs is in talks to sell its coal mines, Fosun offers $1 billion for 80 percent of Ironshore and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” pulls in an estimated $187.7 million, making it the second biggest weekend box office opening ever.

Actors Kevin Spacey (L) and Robin Wright are shown in a scene from Netflix's "House of Cards" in this publicity photo released by Netflix to Reuters January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix/Handout
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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Pimco hires Ben Bernanke as a senior advisor, a former Goldman Sachs banker is acquitted of all charges in a rape case and for the third straight quarter, Netflix beats rival HBO in revenue.

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PE-backed Enviva Partners goes public

Enviva Partners LP, a wood pellets provider to large power generations, has raised $200 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “EVA.” Barclays Capital Inc, Goldman, Sachs & Co, RBC Capital Markets LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc are the lead underwriters. Enviva Partners is backed by Riverstone/Carlyle Renewable Energy Partners.

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ResiModel reaches $3.5 mln

New York City-based ResiModel, a platform for aggregating and analyzing financial data for multifamily transactions, has raised about $900,000 in its latest funding round, bringing the total tally to $3.5 million. The investors included Osage Venture Partners, Leading Edge Ventures, Kevin Quinn, former global co-head of technology investment banking at Goldman Sachs, Kurt Roeloffs, former chief investment officer at Deutsche Bank Real Estate and Bob White, founder and president of Real Capital Analytics.

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Goldman Sachs invests in Perseus

Perseus, a managed services provider of high-speed connectivity, has secured $20.5 million in funding from Goldman Sachs. According to Perseus, the capital will be used to expand the company’s global managed services network.

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