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Mortgage.com Inc. –

19 years ago

PLANTATION, Fla.-Mortgage.com Inc., a provider of on-line mortgage services, went public August 11, offering 7,062,500 shares at $8 apiece. The company’s stock priced exactly at its filing price. Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray underwrote the initial public offering, which left 42 million shares outstanding. There were no […]

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Look Smart Ltd. –

19 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO – Look Smart Ltd., a category-based Internet directory provider, went public August 20, offering 7.7 million shares at $12 apiece. The company’s stock priced in the middle of its $11 to $13 filing range. Underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Hambrecht & Quist, the initial public offering left 84.1 […]

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Cobalt Group Inc. –

19 years ago

SEATTLE – The Cobalt Group Inc., a provider of Internet marketing and data aggregation services to the automobile industry, went public August 5, offering 4.5 million shares at $11 apiece. The company’s stock priced below its $13 to $15 filing range. Underwritten by BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc, SG Cowen and Wit […]

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IPOs IN REGISTRATION – Be Free Inc. –

19 years ago

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Be Free Inc., a provider of on-line performance marketing services, filed to go public August 5. The company placed the offering at $59.8 million, but the number of shares it will offer and the offering price per share have not been posted as yet. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., Hambrecht & […]

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homestore.com Inc. –

19 years ago

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Homestore.com Inc., an on-line provider of real estate information, went public August 5, offering 7 million shares at $20 apiece. The company’s stock priced at the high end of the $18 to $20 filing range. Underwritten by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Merrill Lynch & Co. and BancBoston […]

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. –

19 years ago

WESTBURY, N.Y. – 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc., an e-commerce provider of floral products and gifts, went public August 3, offering 6 million shares at $21 apiece. The company’s stock priced well above its $16 to $18 filing range. Underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse First Boston and Wit Capital Corp., the initial public offering left […]

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Active Software Inc. –

19 years ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Active Software Inc., a supplier of software used to exchange information between incompatible applications, went public August 13, offering 3.5 million shares at $11 apiece. The company’s stock priced in the middle of its $10 to $12 filing range. Underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Lehman Brothers and Dain Rauscher Wessels, […]

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Accel VII Garners $480M Quickly –

19 years ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Accel Partners in early August closed Accel VII on $480 million, with commitments from several new endowments and all of the firm’s previous backers, said Managing Partner Jim Breyer. The fund was launched in June, seeking $350 million from financial investors and $150 million from entrepreneurs and strategic corporate backers (VCJ, […]

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Dauphin Gets $30M For Health, IT Fund –

19 years ago

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. – Amid an ongoing convergence of the Internet and health-care services, Dauphin Capital Partners recently wrapped a 13-month fund raising effort for its first fund at $30 million. “A year ago, I would have expected [the fund] to focus on the traditional medical service industry,” said James Hoover, founder of Dauphin Capital. […]

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Benchmark’s Lawyer Joins Firm as Partner –

19 years ago

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Steve Spurlock, an attorney for Benchmark Capital for the last four years, was hired as a partner in July to help with the firm’s daily operations. Unlike Benchmark’s six other partners, Spurlock will not work on investments in portfolio companies but instead serve as an “operating partner,” managing the firm’s non-investment […]

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InsWeb –

19 years ago

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – InsWeb Corp., an on-line insurance marketplace operator that allows consumers to shop for automobile, term life, homeowners, renters and individual health insurance, held an initial public offering July 22. The company offered 5 million shares at $17 per share, at the top of its $16 to $17 filing range. Softbank Corp., […]

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Focal Communications –

19 years ago

CHICAGO – Focal Communications Corp., a provider of data and voice communications to large corporate customers, held an initial public offering July 28. The company offered 9.95 million shares at $13 apiece, above its $10 to $12 filing range. Salomon Smith Barney, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Credit Suisse First Boston and […]

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Net2Phone Inc. –

19 years ago

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Net2Phone Inc., developer of a technology that allows users to make inexpensive telephone calls over the Internet, went public July 29, offering 5.4 million shares. The company’s stock priced at $15, above its $12 to $14 filing range. Hambrecht & Quist, BT Alex. Brown and Wit Capital Corp. underwrote the initial public […]

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Interliant Inc. –

19 years ago

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Interliant Inc., a provider of hosting and enhanced Internet services that allows users to deploy and manage Web sites and network-based applications more effectively than internally developed solutions, went public July 7. The company sold 7 million shares at $10 per share, within its $9 to $11 filing range. The company’s venture […]

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VCs Engage In a First Half Spending Spree –

19 years ago

Venture capitalists put a record $12.6 billion to work in the first half of this year, completing more deals with bigger price tags than ever before. About half of the money, almost $6.1 billion, went into Internet companies, mostly content, e-commerce and services enterprises, according to Venture Economics Information Services (VEIS), a sister company to […]

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Delta Air Lines Looks To Soar with Private Equity –

19 years ago

When Delta Air Lines Inc. hired Terry Blaney from the Washington State Investment Board a year ago to take an aggressive stance in building its private equity program, the buyout community trumpeted the move. Blaney, well known for turning Washington into one of the larger LBO investors in the mid-1990s, was expected to make more […]

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Chemdex Corp. –

19 years ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Chemdex Corp., an e-commerce solutions provider, went public July 26, offering 7.5 million shares at $15 apiece. The company’s stock priced above its $12 to $14 filing range. Underwritten by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Volpe Brown Whelan & Co., the initial public offering left 31.76 million shares […]

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