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Centennial Hits Goal With Its First Close –

19 years ago

DENVER – Denver-based Centennial Funds in May held a $307.5 million close on Centennial Fund VI L.P., exceeding its $300 million target. Launched in January, Fund VI is expected to hold a final close in July at $400 million, nearly doubling the size of the $221 million Centennial V, which closed in February 1997. “We […]

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Merlin and Rothschild Unit Form Global Bioscience Group –

19 years ago

LONDON – Merlin Ventures, the biotechnology venture group founded by Dr. Chris Evans in 1996, looks set to become the largest fund dedicated to bioscience development in the world. Merlin announced in April that Jeremy Curnock Cook, a director of Rothschild Asset Management and head of Rothschild Bioscience Unit (RBU), along with other key individuals […]

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Battery Hires Abate, Seeks More Staff –

19 years ago

WELLESLEY, Mass./SAN MATEO, Calif. – Having recently wrapped a $400 million fund, Battery Ventures is boosting the staff in its East and West Coast offices. Tony Abate joined Battery in early April as a principal from J.H. Whitney & Co., where he spent three years as a vice president spearheading deals in telecommunications services and […]

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Ireland Fund Targets American Investors –

19 years ago

DUBLIN, Ireland – Agincourt Capital, a new independent Irish venture capital firm founded by a group of more than 25 Irish and American businessmen with strong contacts and experience in the technology sector, aims to raise $200 million for investment in early-stage Irish technology companies with the potential to tap the North American market. Despite […]

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Accredo Health Inc. –

19 years ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Accredo Health Inc., a marketer of specialized pharmaceutical products for patients with costly chronic diseases, went public April 15 offering 3 million shares of common stock. The stock priced at $16, in the middle of the company’s $15 to $17 filing range. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VII was the only venture […]

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Methodologies of Marketing Private Equity Returns –

19 years ago

For general partners who ask themselves how their competitors market returns, value unrealized gains and choose appropriate benchmarks, this article might shed some light. Following are comments and statistics on how the private equity industry markets its performance data based on an examination of 75 private equity offering memoranda (OM). The sample is made up […]

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William Blair Capital Partners, L.L.C. –

19 years ago

CHICAGO – William Blair Capital Partners, L.L.C., founded in 1982, invests in early- to expansion-stage companies, as well as buyouts and recapitalizations. The firm prefers to invest in the health-care, software, business and customer service sectors throughout the mid-Atlantic region between the Rocky and Appalachian mountain ranges. William Blair has backed more than 125 companies […]

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BUCA Inc. –

19 years ago

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – BUCA Inc., which owns and operates 21 full-service BUCA di BEPPO restaurants, went public April 21, offering 3.07 million shares at $12 apiece. The stock priced near the top of the company’s $10.50 to $12.50 filing range. Norwest Equity Partners V, Consumer Venture Partners II, Northwood Ventures, Regent Capital Partners, Walden Investors, […]

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GTCR Golder Rauner, L.L.C. –

19 years ago

CHICAGO – GTCR Golder Rauner, L.L.C., founded in 1980 under the name Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner, Inc., is a private equity firm that invests in the information technology, marketing, niche financing, payroll processing and education/training industries. Two years ago, Golder Thoma split into two firms, GTCR Golder Rauner and Thoma, Cressey Equity Partners – due […]

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Informatica Corp. –

19 years ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Informatica Corp., a provider of software solutions, went public April 28, offering 2.75 million shares of common stock. The stock priced at the company’s offering price of $16 apiece. Partech Entities, Bay Partners, Integral Capital, Weiss, Peck & Greer Entities and Discovery Ventures I L.L.C. were venture backers. There were no […]

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Extreme Networks Inc. –

19 years ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Extreme Networks Inc., a provider of switching solutions for local area networks, or LANs, held an initial public offering April 8, offering 7 million shares of common stock. The stock priced at $17, well above the $13 to $15 filing range. There were no selling shareholders. Venture backers included AVI Capital […]

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Value America, Inc. –

19 years ago

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Value America Inc., an online retailer of business and consumer technology products went public April 8, offering 5.5 million shares of common stock. The stock priced at $23, slightly above the company’s $20 to $22 filing range. Underwriters include BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. and The Robinson-Humphrey Co. Union […]

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WorldGate Communications Inc. –

19 years ago

BENSALEM, Pa. – WorldGate Communications Inc., a provider of television-based Internet services, went public April 15, offering 5 million shares at $21 apiece. The stock priced above the company’s $18 to $20 filing range. The initial public offering, underwritten by Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. Inc., Jefferies & Co. Inc. and Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., […]

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Marimba –

19 years ago

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Marimba, a provider of Internet-based software management solutions went public April 29, offering 3.54 million shares of common stock at $20 apiece. The stock priced well above the company’s $13 to $15 filing range. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Credit Suisse First Boston, BT Alex. Brown and Hambrecht & Quist underwrote the […]

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Mpath –

19 years ago

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Mpath, a provider of solutions for real-time Internet communities, went public April 29, offering 3.9 million shares of common stock. The stock priced at the company’s offering price of $18. BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Thomas Weisel Partners L.L.C., Warburg Dillion Read L.L.C. and Wit Capital Corp. underwrote the offering, which left 21.2 […]

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Net Perceptions –

19 years ago

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Net Perceptions, a provider of Internet marketing solutions, held an initial public offering April 23. The company offered 3.65 million at $14 apiece, well above its $10 to $12 filing range. The initial public offering, underwritten by BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Hambrecht & Quist and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, left 21.2 million shares […]

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PLX Technology Inc. –

19 years ago

SUNNYDALE, Calif. – PLX Technology Inc., a producer and supplier of semiconductor devices and software to aid in the transfer of information to computers, held an initial public offering April 5. The company offered 3.3 million shares at $9 apiece, slightly above the company’s $8 filing price. Venture backers include Associated Venture Investors and Draper […]

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Rhythms NetConnections Inc. –

19 years ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Rhythms NetConnections Inc., a provider of Internet access services, went public April 6, offering 9.3 million shares at $21 apiece. The stock priced slightly above the company’s $18 to $20 dollar filing range. Underwriters include Merrill Lynch & Co., Salomon Smith Barney, Hambrecht & Quist and Thomas Weisel Partners. Brentwood Venture Capital, […]

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