Pipeline & Beta Blog (ideas for 2018)

This is a beta blog and we are looking for ideas for 2018!  We will try a quote of the day and pipeline.  We wish we saw an amazing  .JPG or item every day to share!

What would you like to see in 2018? Our whiteboard is open for ideas!


PIPELINE (VC & Private Equiity)

• Investors include Oaktree-managed OCM Growth Holdings invested $275 million in Runway Growth Credit Fund Inca Woodside, Calif.-based provider of term debt to companies seeking an alternative to raising equity.

• Oak Spring Holdings and Wentworth acquired Purshe Kaplan Sterling, a Albany, N.Y.-based financial services firm. Monroe Capital provided $43.5 million in financing to support the acquisition. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Growth Catalyst Partners and PSP Capital acquired a majority stake in Beachfront Media, an Ormond Beach, Fla.-based mobile video monetization company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Shamrock Capital acquired a minority stake in Branded Cities, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based out-of-home media company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• In-Q-Tel (IQT) invested in Enveil, a Washington D.C.-based data security company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• One Equity Partners acquired OneLinkan outsourcing offshoring service with offices in Guatemala and El Salvador, as outlined further in the attached press release. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Shire invested in Rani Therapeuticsa San Jose-Calif-based maker of robotic pills that will enable injected drugs to be taken orally. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Apis Partners and other investors invested $60 million in Greenlight Planet Inc., a Nairobi, Kenya-based provider of off-grid solar products and solar financing for underserved populations around the world.

• Zeta Global acquired Disqusa San Francisco-based audience engagement platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• RESIDE Worldwide, a portfolio company of Westbridge Capital, acquired ABODA, a Seattle-based provider of housing solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Oasis Outsourcing, a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital and Kelso, acquired Staff One HRDallas-based based provider of human resources services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Prosci, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Being Human Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based change management services firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• China Broadband Capital invested in investment in Payoneera New York City-based digital payments company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• H.I.G. Capital acquired Velocity Solutions Inc, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based provider of software and solutions to financial firms. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith Capital Partners acquired Swift Prepaid Solutions Inc, a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based provider of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Canadian pension funds and private equity investors are lining up to buy German metering company Techem with a multi-billion euro sale expected to launch in early 2018, sources familiar with the matter said.

• Global ID, a portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners, acquired Bioagricert, a Bologna, Italy-based provider of organic certification services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ABRY Partners acquired a majority stake in Breakthrough Technology Group, a Morganville, N.J.-based private cloud service provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• VPI Holding Co, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, acquired Aware Products, a Los Angeles-based beauty industry branding firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

DISCLAIMER:  This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune,  preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources.  Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

Happy Networking and Investing,


Author: JDM

Simi Private

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