M&A and IPOsSeptember 4, 2013: 11:16 AM ET
Bridgepoint Advisers has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for Dutch textbook publisherNoordhoff Uitgevers, according to Bloomberg. Bridgepoint paid €774 million to acquire the company back in 2007. www.noordhoffuitgevers.nl
EATEL, a Louisiana-based telecom operator, has acquired Venyu, a Baton Rouge, La.-based provider of data center solutions, from Madison Parker Capital and Gladstone Investment Corp. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Madison Parker said the exit generated an 84.3% IRR on its investment. www.venyu.com
Fiera Capital (TSX: FSZ) has paid US$156.3 million to acquire two companies: Bel Air Investment Advisors, a Los Angeles-based wealth management firm; and Wilkinson O'Grady & Co., a New York-based global asset manager. www.fierasceptre.ca
Eventbrite, a San Francisco-based event ticketing platform, has made two acquisitions: Lanyard, a London-based event data company; and Eventioz, an Argentina-based ticketing company. No financial terms were disclosed for either deal. Eventbrite has raised around $140 million in VC funding, including a recent $60 million investment from Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Lanyard had raised around $1.4 million in seed funding from individuals like Esther Dyson, Joi Ito and Joshua Schachter, while Eventioz was backed by Kaszek Ventures. www.eventbrite.com
OCI Resources, operator of the trona ore mining and soda ash production business of OCI Wyoming, has set its IPO terms to five million shares being offered at between $19 and $21 per share. It would have an initial market cap of around $399 million, were it to price in the middle of its range. The company plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol OCIR, with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs serving as co-lead underwriters.
Tecogen Inc., a Waltham, Mass.-based maker of combined heat and power products, has set its IPO terms to three million shares being offered at between $5.50 and $7.50 per share. It would have an initial market cap of approximately $108 million, were it to price in the middle of its range. The company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol TGEN, with Northland Capital Markets and Scarsdale Equities serving as co-lead underwriters. www.tecogen.com
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