IN on Deck – Bad To Bone! vs. Assume!

Wow!  Did a Google image search for private equity vs. venture capital = bad information via lot speakers!  You would ASSUME the first few images would be good! Quote by Urban Dictionary:

assume = to make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’ (i.e. can write book about this issue)!

More to come toward the end of the post as I could write a 20 foot long blog post on this one! However, even writer in PE Hub image was not cool at all (little bit wrong vs. dead wrong other top images).


Our goal is networking for results!  Our moto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris


We are looking at three funds today!  You can co-invest in all three with us.  To request more information about the funds text +1 858-869-9483 or anytime!

  • SEED CAPITAL – I have seen few friends pull rabbit out of a hat over and over! for most seed capital is more of a “rabbit hole.”   I do believe in magic as these people know tricks to find deal!
  • VENTURE CAPITAL – Again I know people that invested in e-bay, Uber, Waze, and other amazing deals!  A little less magic and little more luck; however, again amazing 20+ percent return (best to date was 146% return in 45 days from investment).
  • FUND OF FUNDS – This is our own fund that will invest into funds and also have the option to invest directly in some deals with this fund.

Again, if you want to invest in directly into the new fund or want an introduction to fund we will invest from our fund, contact us via text +1 858-869-9483 or anytime.


We are looking into investing into a fund that found and invested in a Unicorn.  Need to get out my reading glass as it is croweded!  And speaking of crowd, we will provide more information via our crowd fund events.CB Unicorn


EBITDA deals with more than $5 million EBITDA.  After meeting with several private equity groups (PEGs) this week, it is clear that their is lots of money and few deals with EBITDA need.  What is hot about that?  If you have a deal with $5 million plus in EBITDA, you going to see high valuations and lots of money going for the deal.



My bottom line say I am only taking board position with companies for $20,000 USD for growth and $100,000 USD for EBITDA deals as the market is hot and I have seen last 30 days so many deals that need help pitching and access to correct capital.  P.S. Google “private equity vs venture capital” and look under images.  How many major and minor errors did you find in these slide of decks.

We have access to more than 30 experts in our Senior Executive Advisor (SEA) Program.  Let me place you in contact with expert that can help your bottom line!


See below for dump raw data on deals that closed

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We have done few deals with a few!  However, we did not acquire “BUT.”

  • AdvisorEngine, formerly Vanare, a New York digital wealth management platform for investment advisors, raised $20 million in Series A funding from WisdomTree Investments.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has acquired BUT, a French home equipment retailer, from Steinhoff International Holdings. No financial terms were disclosed.
  • Comvest Partners and JW Levin Management Partners have agreed to acquire Lasko Holdings, a West Chester, Pa.-based provider of portable fans and heaters.
  • Crestview Partners has closed its previously announced $424 million acquisition of Accuride Corp., an Evansville, Ind.-based provider of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The deal values Accuride Corp.’s stock at $2.58 per share in cash, a 55% premium on the company’s September 1 close.
  • Dyal Capital Partners, a Neuberger Berman Private Equity affiliate, has acquired a minority stake in New York City-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • Electric, a New York City automated support channel for small and medium-sized companies, raised $2 million in seed funding. Bowery Capitalled the round, and was joined by Primary Venture Partners, Charge Ventures, Gunderson Dettmer, and Anchor Worldwide.
  • Garmentory, an e-commerce marketplace for independent boutiques and emerging fashion designers, has raised a $2 million round of investment led by MHS Capital.
  • Genalyte, a San Diego, Calif. diagnostics company developing tests that require only a drop of blood, raised $36 million in funding from existing investors Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group.
  • Grupo Los Grobo, a Argentina-based agribusiness company, has raised $100 million in capital from an international investment group led by Victoria Capital Partners. The group includes The University of Texas Investment Management Company, the International Finance Corporation and FMO, the Dutch development bank.
  • Huron Capital Partners-owned Drake Automotive Group, a Henderson, Nev.-based automotive products manufacturer, has acquired Fender Gripper, a Tyler, Texas-based maker of protective fender covers, trunk mats, and carpet underlayments for the automotive aftermarket. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • Joya Communications, the Palo Alto, Calif-based creator of video messaging app Marco Polo, has raised around $20 million in funding at an approximate $100 million valuation from Benchmark, according to Recode.
  • Macom Technology Solutions has agreed to buy Applied Micro Circuits, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker, for about $770 million. The deal values Applied Micro’s stock at $8.36 per share ($3.25 of cash and 0.1089 in Macom shares), a 15% premium on the company’s Friday close.
  • Oracle has acquired Dyn, a Manchester, N.H.-based cloud-based Internet performance and DNS performance management company. Dyn raised $88 million from investors including Pamplona Capital Management and North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity
  • RapidAPI, a Tel Aviv-based API marketplace, raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from FundersClub, SV Angel and Green Bay Advisors.
  • Rapid Healthcare, an Irvine, Calif. mobile medical apps software company, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Watermark Venture Capital.
  • Symantec has agreed to acquire LifeLock, a Tempe, Ariz.-based identity theft protection services company, for $2.3 billion. It will finance the deal with cash and $750 million in debt.
  • Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is buying U.S.-based Selexys Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to $665 million, according to Reuters.


Author: JDM

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