H.I.G. Capital-backed Surgery Partners unveils IPO

Surgery Partners, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has rolled out its IPO after pricing its 14.29 million shares at $19 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SGRY.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies LLC are serving as lead underwriters. Surgery Partners is surgical services provider. PRESS RELEASE NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgery Partners, Inc. (the “Company”), a leading healthcare services company, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 14,285,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $19.00 per share. The underwriters have also been granted an option to purchase up to 2,142,750 secondary shares from certain of the Company’s stockholders at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol “SGRY” on October 1, 2015. The offering is expected to close on October 6, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions. BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Jefferies LLC will be acting as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets will be acting as joint book-runners, and Stifel will be acting as co-manager. A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 30, 2015. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and copies may be obtained, when available, by contacting (i) BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com, (ii) Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or (iii) Jefferies LLC, Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 821-7388, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Surgery Partners Surgery Partners is a leading healthcare services company with a differentiated outpatient delivery model focused on providing high quality, cost effective solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of both patients and physicians. Founded in 2004, Surgery Partners is one of the largest and fastest growing surgical services businesses in the country, with a portfolio of 99 surgical facilities comprised of 94 ambulatory surgery centers and 5 surgical hospitals across 28 states.

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Norse raises $11.4 mln

Norse has raised $11.4 million in a Series A1 round led by KPMG Capital. Foster City, California-based Norse provides security solutions that aim to help companies block the threats. PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2015 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Norse, the leader in live attack intelligence, today announced the successful closing of its Series A1 round of funding led by a strategic investment from KPMG Capital, KPMG International’s global investment fund. The investment will enable KPMG’s member firms to offer Norse threat intelligence products and services to clients through the KPMG network’s global cyber security practice. The remainder of the $11.4 million total raised in this round was provided by a group of existing investors, and the funds will be used by Norse primarily to bolster the company’s product development efforts and accelerate the expansion of its global sales organization to capitalize on high-growth market opportunities abroad. The additional Series A1 funding now brings the total venture funding raised by Norse to $42 million. “KPMG clearly understands the complex challenges that public and private organizations face and that threat intelligence and the insights that it brings are at the heart of the next generation of information security. They also have a strong presence in the parts of the world where we see our greatest opportunities for growth,” said Norse CEO Sam Glines. “KPMG Capital’s strategic investment in Norse is a strong endorsement of our technology and our approach, and we are thrilled to have our efforts recognized by such an established and highly regarded global consultancy with deep business and technology experience.” “As trusted advisors to governments and industries around the world, KPMG member firms work to find smart, creative and forward-thinking technologies like Norse threat intelligence solutions to help address cyber security challenges,” said Mark Toon, CEO, KPMG Capital. “Through KPMG Capital’s strategic investment in Norse, we can ensure that clients will benefit from their industry-leading technologies today and in the future.” Norse has already taken important steps towards achieving its product development and sales expansion goals. Norse recently announced the appointment of Andrew Lewman to the newly created position of vice president of data development, where he will extend Norse’s lead in gathering, processing and applying live threat intelligence for the next generation of enterprise security solutions. Norse also named David Weier, an accomplished sales executive with more than 20 years of experience building and leading high-performance sales teams, as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Norse’s family of enterprise threat intelligence solutions includes the Norse Appliance™ 10g and the Norse Intelligence Service™, a turnkey “early-warning-as-a-service” that helps large financial services firms and government agencies quickly identify compromised systems, spot malicious activity and track attacks while they are still under way. By analyzing the large amount of data that comes through its network, Norse’s suite of solutions gives organizations the ability to instantly assess the risk level and threat context of connections both inside and outside their networks. Threats are identified in near real time, allowing companies to block the sources of threats as they happen. Norse’s in-house team of cyber intelligence and counterintelligence fusion analysts, many recruited directly from military and government intelligence organizations, are at the core of the Norse Threat Intelligence Service. These security professionals deeply understand the wider threat landscape and each customer’s incident response options and offer the crucial human touch missing from fully automated solutions. About KPMG Capital KPMG Capital Limited and KPMG Capital Holding Limited comprise an investment fund for KPMG member firms. The investment fund is not open to third-party investment and will not, itself, provide professional services to clients. KPMG Capital Limited and KPMG Capital Holding Limited are legally distinct and separate from KPMG International Cooperative and each KPMG member firm. Like every member firm in the KPMG global network, KPMG Capital, and the entities it invests in, is subject to the same rules and regulations promulgated by the regulatory, bodies responsible for establishing standards for auditor Independence (for example, the US SEC, PCAOB, AICPA, IESBA and those established by the various countries in which the investments reside). These rules apply to member firms, the individuals at such member firms and the targets for potential joint venture, alliance or acquisition related to the activities of KPMG Capital. All existing Independence protocols apply to KPMG Capital. About KPMG International KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. About Norse Norse is the global leader in live attack intelligence, helping companies block the threats that other systems miss. Serving the world’s largest financial, government and technology organizations, Norse intelligence dramatically improves the performance, catch-rate and return-on-investment of the entire security infrastructure. The Norse Intelligence Network, a globally-distributed distant early warning grid of millions of sensors, honeypots, crawlers and agents, delivers unmatched visibility into difficult-to-penetrate geographies and darknets, where bad actors operate. Norse processes hundreds of terabytes daily against a 7 petabyte attack history database, and weighs over 1,500 variables to compute real-time risk scores for millions of IP addresses and URLs every day. For more information, visitwww.norsecorp.com.

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StreamSets grabs $12.5 mln Series A

San Francisco-based StreamSets Inc, a provider of data ingest technology for the next generation of big data applications, has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding. Battery Ventures and New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Accel Partners and Ignition Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Pete Sonsini of NEA and Dharmesh Thakker of Battery Ventures have been appointed to StreamSets’ company’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE September 24, 2015 07:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–StreamSets Inc., a company that speeds access to enterprise big data, today announced it has closed a $12.5 million round of Series A funding co-led by experienced big data investors Battery Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Accel Partners and Ignition Partners. In addition, StreamSets today launched a revolutionary new data ingest infrastructure, called StreamSets Data Collector, which helps businesses accelerate data analysis and decision-making. Available under an open source Apache license (ALv2), this technology automates data movement in order to give data scientists and analysts continuous access to big data. As companies’ data explodes, operators are spending more time sanitizing raw data before it can be used to inform business decisions. This is because the current data environment contains constantly changing infrastructure and semantics, which slows down the process of collecting and moving data so it can be used for reliable analytics – the problem of “data drift.” StreamSets ingests, cleanses and monitors data in motion to address this challenge and fuel real-time analysis. “We invested in StreamSets because of the team’s expertise in delivering an enterprise-grade data management platform that enables timely operational decisions,” said Dharmesh Thakker, general partner at Battery Ventures. “There is a massive opportunity for StreamSets’ technology to bring world-class transparency and monitoring to data – the next generation of performance management in enterprise IT,” added Pete Sonsini, general partner at NEA. StreamSets co-founder and CEO Girish Pancha was previously chief product officer at Informatica, where he was responsible for the company’s entire data integration product portfolio. Co-founder Arvind Prabhakar was an early employee of Cloudera, where he led teams working on integration technologies such as Apache Flume and Apache Sqoop. A member of the Apache Software Foundation, Arvind is heavily involved in the open-source community, and was formerly an architect for the Informatica platform. “Over the years, Arvind and I have seen first hand that the single biggest barrier to a successful enterprise analytics platform is the challenge of ingesting data. That problem is exacerbated when the data is constantly shifting underfoot,” said Girish Pancha, StreamSets co-founder and CEO. “Current solutions are simply too opaque and brittle to handle a fluid data landscape. We were inspired to start over from the ground up and bring unprecedented transparency and event processing to data in motion.” Lithium Technologies’ message fabric uses StreamSets to enhance customer experience by enabling near real-time message flow across its Total Community social software suite. In addition, Cisco will use StreamSets to more easily uphold its software-as-a-service (SaaS) customers’ expectations of data pipeline flexibility and uptime. “We are constantly adding products and services to our Intercloud offering,” said Ken Owens, chief technology officer of cloud services at Cisco Systems. “StreamSets automatically handles such infrastructure changes, and provides intelligent monitoring and dynamic shaping of our internal operational log as well as multi-datacenter data ingestion logs to help us meet strict service level agreements for our development team as well as future customers.” StreamSets developed this enterprise-grade data infrastructure to support data-intensive applications that rely on several disparate sources of real-time, streaming and batch data from both machine-generated feeds and transactional enterprise systems. As opposed to traditional schema-centric approaches, StreamSets leverages intent-driven machine learning techniques to automatically validate and continuously prepare all of this data for consuming applications. This approach saves DevOps teams the work of building, operating and maintaining custom-coded solutions. Starting today, data infrastructure teams can download the open source StreamSets Data Collector software and join the community at streamsets.com, or purchase a commercial subscription license for development or production support. StreamSets will use its Series A funding to build a thriving open source community, advance the company’s product roadmap, and incrementally invest in partnerships and other go-to-market activities. In addition, Pete Sonsini from NEA and Dharmesh Thakker from Battery Ventures will join the company’s board of directors. About StreamSets Founded in 2014, StreamSets provides data ingest technology for the next generation of big data applications. Its enterprise-grade infrastructure accelerates data analysis and decision-making by bringing unprecedented transparency and event processing to data in motion. The company was founded by Girish Pancha, a long-time executive and former chief product officer of Informatica, and Arvind Prabhakar, an early employee and engineering leader at Cloudera. StreamSets is headquartered in San Francisco, and backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms and angel investors, including Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). For more information, visit www.streamsets.com.

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BlackRock, THL Credit invest more into A10 Capital

BlackRock and THL Credit have made a follow-on investment in A10 Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. A10 Capital, of Boise, Idaho, is a middle-market commercial real estate lender. PRESS RELEASE BOISE, IDAHO (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 A10 Capital, the nation’s leading middle-market commercial real estate lender, announced today it has received a significant follow-on investment from BlackRock and THL Credit to fuel the future growth of its loan origination platform and on-balance sheet loan portfolio. “We consider this additional investment by BlackRock to be a validation of our business model and leadership position in the industry,” said A10 CEO Jerry Dunn. “Being associated with the BlackRock family will enable A10 to continue to bring innovative solutions to our clients and fresh ideas on how middle-market commercial real estate can be financed.” BlackRock is the world’s largest investment firm, with over $4.72 trillion under management. Funds managed by BlackRock along with THL Credit, a $5.6 billion alternative credit investment manager, made an undisclosed investment in A10 Capital’s platform in support of its fast-growing loan portfolio. A10 will use this second round of funding to further enhance its industry-leading commercial mortgage products and to expand its sales and marketing activities. “We continue to view A10 Capital as a very impressive platform in the commercial real estate lending arena,” said Ron Redmond, managing director at BlackRock. “Their full-service platform is powered by an exceptional team and the use of sophisticated technology. We are very excited to continue to be part of their success and growth.” About A10 Capital Commercial real estate investors rely on A10 Capital as their one-stop balance sheet lender for middle-market commercial mortgages. Our broad menu of bridge, perm, bridge-to-perm, and note purchase loans cover the entire life cycle of commercial properties across the United States. Our full-service lending platform, which incorporates focused origination, speedy underwriting, in-house legal, and servicing for the life of the loan, has made A10 Capital the most active lender in the middle-market commercial mortgage space. With loans ranging from $1 million to more than $20 million per property, A10 has funded nearly 26 million square feet of commercial properties. An innovator in the industry with a scalable funding model, A10 is backed by four significant institutions: $4.7 trillion asset management firm BlackRock, the $19 billion global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, a Fortune 500 insurance company, and the credit affiliate of Thomas H. Lee Partners. We are based in Boise, ID and Dallas, TX and have regional offices in Annapolis, MD; Darien, CT; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; Nashville, TN; Newport Beach, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, please visit us at http://www.a10capital.com. About BlackRock BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.721 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of June 30, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,400 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit BlackRock’s website at http://www.blackrock.com. About THL Credit THL Credit is an alternative credit investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and commingled funds THL Credit and its subsidiary maintain a variety of advisory or sub-advisory relationships across its investment platform, including THL Credit, Inc., a publicly traded business development company and THL Credit Senior Loan Fund, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. THL Credit has investment teams in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. In addition, THL Credit is the credit affiliate of Thomas H. Lee Partners, one of the largest buyout firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit THL Credit’s website at http://www.thlcredit.com.

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Expway raises $3.3 million

Expway said Tuesday it closed a $3.3 million financing round with a new investor Isatis Capital. Sunnyvale, California-based Expway provides LTE Multicast solutions. PRESS RELEASE SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Expway, the leading provider of LTE (Long Term Evolution) Multicast solutions, today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million financing round with a new investor Isatis Capital. This new funding will accelerate Expway’s continued global expansion and investment in LTE public safety solutions. The funds will help Expway further scale its worldwide expansion through the recently opened office in China, and develop new products for the fast emerging usage of LTE multicast by public safety agencies. LTE multicast offers faster access to large data and dynamic multicast communications possibilities with improved economies of scale and reliability. The public safety community is quickly embracing LTE-based solutions to provide emergency service access and multicasting capabilities to first responders. “An increasing variety of applications, from in-stadium broadcasting to public safety, are being implemented using LTE,” said Thierry Sergent, CEO of Expway. “We’re excited to have the continued backing from our investors who strengthen our ability to sustain our dominant position in these rapidly growing markets.” Expway has enjoyed on average 50% growth year over year and has been profitable for the last 5 years, and was also recently ranked as one of the leading start-ups in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ EMEA report. Isatis Capital, a spin-off of BNP Paribas Private Equity, dedicated to investments in SMEs through direct funds, will join previous Expway investors: CDC Innovation, a subsidiary of the Group Caisse des Dépôts, the largest investment entity in Europe with a portfolio valued at 227 billion euros; iSource, and TechFund – both focus on early stage venture investments. About Expway Expway is the world leader in LTE multicast from network to devices. It enables network operators and service providers such as Verizon Wireless, Huawei, NTT DoCoMo, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, and ODMs such as Intel and Sony to monetize the mobile data explosion opportunity. To find out more, please visitwww.expway.com.

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