Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Hello Music Launches Site For Vintage Music Gear
Los Angeles-based Hello Music, which operates an online marketplace for musicians, said Wednesday morning that it has launched a new site focused on vintage and used music gear. The firm said Hello Music Vintage sales channel is partnering with retail partners such as Normís Rare Guitars and Chelsea Guitars to offer up products from the two retailers. Hello Music said it now has over 110,000 members. Hello Music is headed by Rick Camino, and was founded in 2010; the firm is a portfolio firm of E (More info...)

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BeachMint Teams With Facebook For Home Shopping Event
Santa Monica-based BeachMint, the celebrity-meets-ecommerce startup run by Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said today that it has partnered with Facebook, R to Z Media, and LiveStream, to run live video shopping videos on Facebook. Beachmint said the videos will feature Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen of StyleMint, starting on Cyber Monday. BeachMint said the live broadcasts will include both of the Olsens, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Bilson and will enable real type shopping and Cyber Monday dea (More info...)

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Puma Biotechnology Raises $60M
Los Angeles-based Puma Biotechnology, a developer of biopharmaceuticals aimed at treating cancer, said this morning that it has completed a second tranche of a $60M private financing. The company said that Leerink Swann LLC was the lead placement agent, and National Securities Corporation was the co-placement agent on the deal. Puma's shareholders include Adage Capital Partners, Brookside Capital, H&Q Healthcare Investors, H&Q Life Science Investors, and T. Rowe Price Associates.

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TriNet: Principles for Building an Effective Human Capital Plan
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PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree - Dec 1 - Santa Monica
Please join LAVA, PwC and a distinguished panel of industry experts and
local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q3 2011 PwC/National
Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson

Thursday December 1, 2011
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

Moderator: Randy Churchill, Director, Emerging Company Services, PwC

Confirmed Panelists

Scott Lenet, Managing Director, DFJ Frontier
Albert Oaten, VP Market Development, AppFolio
Shahin Farshchi, Senior Associate, Lux Capital
John Babcock, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners

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Siemer & Associates Q3 Digital Media and Software M&A Activity Report
Siemer & Associates LLC, the global merchant bank serving the digital
media, software and technology industry, has completed its Q3 2011 Exit
Report focusing on M&A deal trends and public company valuation metrics
in the digital media and software industries.

The report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and public company
valuation metrics in the digital media and software industries during the
third quarter quarter of 2011.

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth: Winner of the ACG NY Champions Award
The M&A Advisor and ACG New York has awarded Stradling Yocca Carlson &
Rauth, along with Marlin & Associates, for Strategic Acquisition of
the Year, in the sale of iSuppli Corporation to IHS, Inc.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the
middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A
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distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,"
said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "Despite the continued
challenging economic conditions, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth has
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