MMC Ventures announces new job appointments

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

MMC Ventures has named Jon Coker as co-managing partner and David Kelnar as its investment director and research head. Prior to joining MMC, Coker worked at JPMorgan while Kelnar co-managed European software research at Goldman Sachs in London and at New York hedge fund Calypso Capital.

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Goldman Sachs backs Ten K Solar

By Iris Dorbian — 4 weeks ago

Minneapolis-based Ten K Solar Inc, a provider of photovoltaic solutions for commercial rooftop, carports and ground-mount applications, has closed $25 million in funding. Goldman Sachs was the lead investor. Piper Jaffray advised Ten K Solar on the transaction.

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Global travel search engine Skyscanner racks up $192 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

Global travel search engine Skyscanner has raised $192 million in funding. The company’s investors include Sequoia, Artemis, Baillie Gifford, Khazanah, Vitruvian Partners and Yahoo! JAPAN. Goldman Sachs International and Numis Securities Ltd advised Skyscanner on the transaction.

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NuVasive to buy VC-backed Ellipse for $380 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

NuVasive has agreed to acquire Ellipse Technologies Inc, a medical tech company focused on treating complex skeletal deformity, for $380 million. The transaction also includes a possible $30 million payout. Goldman Sachs is providing financial advice to NuVasive on the deal while Piper Jaffray is doing likewise for Ellipse. According to Crunchbase, Ellipse’s backers included BioStar Ventures, Wexford Capital and HBM BioVentures.

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Drug maker Valeant appoints Schiller as interim CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has named Howard B. Schiller as interim CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Schiller is Valeant’s former chief financial officer. Prior to joining Valeant, Schiller worked at Goldman Sachs where he served as chief operating officer for the company’s investment banking division. Valeant’s current CEO J. Michael Pearson is on a medical leave of absence.

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Tastemade garners $40 mln Series D

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Digital media company Tastemade Inc has raised $40 million in Series D funding. Goldman Sachs‘ merchant banking division led the round with participation from return backers Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media, Scripps Networks Interactive and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

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HCA invests in Goldman Sachs-backed Digital Reasoning

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

U.S. health care provider Hospital Corporation of America has made an undisclosed investment in Digital Reasoning, a provider of cognitive computing technology. Also, Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, HCA’s president of clinical services and chief medical officer, has been added to Digital Reasoning’s board. Digital Reasoning is backed by Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse NEXT Investors.

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