A Taste of Boston Networking Night | March 22

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ACG Boston invites you to March’s Networking Night: our second annual A Taste of Boston event — a special evening where you’ll have the chance to connect with your fellow deal professionals from across New England’s middle-market M&A community and sample dishes from some of the hottest chefs in Boston. Chefs will continue to be added.

Join your peers & colleagues to get warm from the cold, and connect over delicious food and drinks!

CHEFS

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Louis DiBiccari
Chef / Owner
Tavern Road

Will Gilson
Chef / Co-Owner
Puritan & Company

Jeremy Sewall
Partner & Executive Chef
Row 34, Island Creed Oyster Bar, Eastern Standard

EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Exchange Conference Center
212 Northern Ave | Boston, MA

Members: $125.00
Young Professional Members: $80
Non-Members: $175.00

Register here.

Mirus Capital Advisors Industry Report on IoT M&A Coverage

mirus_250x125The IoT sector is beginning to feel like the frontier of the Wild West in the mid-nineteenth century. Yes, indeed, it was the Gold Rush where Americans, European hunters and trappers, and wealth seekers from around the world risked everything to chase their fortunes in California. Over approximately a five-year period, 250,000 miners found a total of $200 million in gold (worth tens of billions in today’s dollars).

However, the vast majority of miners arriving late to the party ended up exhausted and broke. As panning gave way to more sophisticated and expensive mining technologies, so did the individual miner to large gold companies. At that stage, success on the frontier was defined by the ability to create and defend a community, improve productivity and use of the land, development of new markets, and ultimately, the conquest of competitors. Like the Gold Rush of the 1800s, IoT has started small and gathered momentum, changing company strategy, technology and social norms along the way.

The question in front of every IoT entrepreneur and investor now is: Where will you fit into the spectrum of success in this new era, the “Gold Rush of the 21st Century?”

Read the full report.

Audax Private Equity Announces 100 Closed Deals

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Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) announced it has completed its 100th platform acquisition by partnering with management to acquire Mobileum, Inc. (“Mobileum”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Mobileum is a leading provider of mobile telecom roaming and analytics software. Since its founding in 2001, Mobileum has been a key partner to over 600 mobile operator networks across 170 countries. Mobileum provides products including Voice and Data Roaming, Fraud Analytics, Data Monetization, Analytics for Customer Experience, and Service Performance Measurement & Assurance, which allow operator networks to deliver a superior customer experience and grow revenue.

Geoffrey Rehnert, Co-CEO of Audax, said, “Mobileum is one of the leading companies in the Mobile Roaming Software and Analytics industry. The company has developed an impressive suite of Analytics and Roaming products, making it an essential partner for mobile telecom carriers as they work to improve the roaming experience for their customers. We’re excited to partner with the team and support them in this next phase of growth. We are also pleased that Mobileum represents the hundredth platform acquisition for Audax since our founding in 1999, and we congratulate our hardworking and dedicated team on this great milestone.”

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Backyard Party at Blazing Paddles Networking Night | February 16

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ACG Boston invites you to our 3rd Annual Networking Night Backyard Party at Blazing Paddles — come inside from the cold to join your fellow deal professionals for an evening of summer games (ping pong, cornhole, Fenway batting cages), beer and wine, and backyard BBQ-style food as you network and create deeper relationships with your peers and colleagues from across New England’s M&A community.

Challenge your colleagues to games, practice in the same Fenway batting cages as visiting teams do, and enjoy a taste of summer in the winter!

Event Details

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Blazing Paddles at Game On!
82 Lansdowne St. | Boston, MA 02215

Members: $65.00 ($75.00 after 02/02)
Young Professional Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $105.00 ($115.00 after 02/02)

Learn more & register.

Berkshire Partners’ 2016 Year-End Summary

berkshirepartnersBerkshire Partners’ private equity team had an active year in 2016:

  • Invested in three new businesses: Masergy, Mattress Firm and Parts Town
  • Completed an initial public offering of Aritzia
  • Realized our investment in Tower Development Corporation
  • Achieved strong operating performance across the portfolio
  • Continued collaboration with Stockbridge, our marketable securities group

We are pleased to provide you with further details about our portfolio and the happenings at Berkshire in 2016. Click here to view the full summary in PDF format.

The BIG Deal: ACG Boston’s Most Exclusive Event | Jan. 17

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After two sellout years in a row, ACG Boston’s most exclusive members-only event — The BIG Deal — returns to Legal Harborside’s 2nd Floor in January 2017.

At The BIG Deal, senior-level ACG members of the private equity, investment banking, and corporate development communities across the US come together for an evening of unparalleled networking to build relationships with those who truly drive dealmaking in the Northeast. Key deal professionals will connect over delicious food and cocktails while enjoying one of Boston’s best views of the waterfront from Legal Harborside.

The BIG Deal is an annual invitation- and ACG members-only event for senior-level investment bankers, private equity investors, and corporate development professionals.

Event Details

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Legal Harborside, Floor 2
270 Northern Ave | Boston, MA

Members: $160.00
Non-Members can purchase ACG Boston Membership and receive complimentary BIG Deal registration.

Learn more here.