JMI Equity-backed PointClickCare files for IPO

Ontario-based PointClickCare, a software provider for the senior care industry, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The company plans on trading the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PCLK” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PCC.” J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets LLC are serving as the lead underwriters. PointClickCare is backed by JMI Equity.


Bain Capital Private Equity to invest in Sundial Brands

Bain Capital Private Equity has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Sundial Brands. No financial terms were disclosed. Demeter Group provided financial advice to Sundial Brands while Financo did likewise for Bain Capital. Goldman Sachs is providing financing for the transaction. Sundial is a maker of natural skin and hair products.


MidOcean invests in Image Skincare

MidOcean Partners said Tuesday that it has invested in Image Skincare. Financial terms weren’t announced. Palm Beach, Florida-based Image Skincare develops, markets and distributes skincare products. Goldman, Sachs & Co. advised Image Skincare.


Investor group buys LP stakes in Palamon funds, commits new capital

Adams Street Partners, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PGGM and the Rothschild Merchant Banking Group bought LP stakes in Palamon European Equity Funds I and II as part of a tender offer process. The investor group also committed new capital into a vehicle that will invest alongside Palamon Auxiliary Partnership 2013. Credit Suisse ran the process. The two newer vehicles have committed to the purchase of Currencies Direct in partnership with Corsair Capital.


PE-owned Hearthside makes two acquisitions

Hearthside Food Solutions, which is owned by Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital Partners, is buying VSI, a European provider of nutrition, diet and functional bars. Also, in a separate deal, Hearthside is acquiring a nutritional supplement bar production facility in Boise, Idaho from a Post Holdings subsidiary. No financial terms were disclosed for either transaction.


Mirantis grabs $100 mln in Intel Capital-led round

Intel Capital has led an $100 million funding round for Mountain View, California-based software solutions provider Mirantis. Other investors were Goldman Sachs, August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are reportedly forming a data company, VAIO computers minus Sony branding are returning to the U.S. and according to a new study, social networks aren’t drawing in American adults like they used to.


The Odyssey taps Goldman Sachs’ Shalett as CMO

Social content platform The Odyssey has hired Lisa Shalett as chief marketing officer. Previously, Shalett worked at Goldman Sachs where she was a partner and most recently served as head of brand marketing.


PE HUB First Read

First Read kicks off your week with news that Cargill has acquired Norway’s EWOS for $1.5 billion, AT&T reportedly helped the NSA in internet spying and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says the New York Times’ expose on Amazon got it all wrong.


PE HUB First Read

First Read ends the week with news Apple will reportedly delay its TV service to 2016 as negotiations stall, Zirtual faces class-action lawsuit over sudden layoffs and the American flag is set to be raised today over the reopened embassy in Cuba.

VC-backed GBT goes public

South San Francisco-based Global Blood Therapeutics Inc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating blood-based disorders, has raised $120 million for its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “GBT.” Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are serving as the lead underwriters. GBT’s backers included Wellington Management Company, RA Capital, Deerfield Management, Sabby Capital and Perceptive Life Sciences.


FIS to buy SunGard in $9.1 bln deal

Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS) said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy SunGard in a deal valued at $9.1 billion, including the assumption of debt. Wayne, Pennsylvania-based SunGard is a financial software company with $2.8 billion in annual revenue. Seven private equity firms – Silver Lake, TPG, Bain Capital, KKR, Blackstone Group, Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs’ private equity unit – acquired SunGard in 2005 in a $11.3 billion deal. BofA Merrill Lynch and Centerview Partners LLC acted as financial advisors to FIS. Goldman Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse acted as financial advisors to SunGard.

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