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First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its minority equity investment from Perrigo
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its $50 million strategic investment by Perrigo Company (PRGO). In collaboration with Perrigo, the investment will be applied to scale up Kazmira’s facilities and laboratories, proactively engage with regulatory authorities, further develop Kazmira’s product portfolio, extend Kazmira’s reach into retail mass markets, and enhance Kazmira’s strong management and technical teams.
August 24, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its $50 million strategic investment by Perrigo Company (PRGO). In collaboration with Perrigo, the investment will be applied to scale up Kazmira’s facilities and laboratories, proactively engage with regulatory authorities, further develop Kazmira’s product portfolio, extend Kazmira’s reach into retail mass markets, and enhance Kazmira’s strong management and technical teams.
August 24, 2020
First Analysis invests in Fortress Information Security, a risk management solution provider
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Fortress Information Security, an information security and cyber risk mitigation company that has redefined traditional risk management. Fortress combines automation, continuous monitoring, vulnerability scanning and other powerful technology with human assets to deliver risk management solutions for critical infrastructure clients such as electric utilities.
August 04, 2020
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Fortress Information Security, an information security and cyber risk mitigation company that has redefined traditional risk management. Fortress combines automation, continuous monitoring, vulnerability scanning and other powerful technology with human assets to deliver risk management solutions for critical infrastructure clients such as electric utilities.
August 04, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io for its minority equity investment
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io (formerly LimeLight CRM) for its capital financing led by Flexpoint Ford. The First Analysis team worked closely with sticky.io to understand the industry and create a unit-based economic model while positioning the company optimally in the marketplace.
July 02, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io (formerly LimeLight CRM) for its capital financing led by Flexpoint Ford. The First Analysis team worked closely with sticky.io to understand the industry and create a unit-based economic model while positioning the company optimally in the marketplace.
July 02, 2020
First Analysis announces enhanced cutting-edge research focus
As First Analysis approaches its 40th year of using integrative research to uncover and leverage the best opportunities in emerging high-growth segments in technology and healthcare, it is enhancing its research model and increasing its commitment to publishing research on cutting-edge trends in technology and healthcare.
April 22, 2020
As First Analysis approaches its 40th year of using integrative research to uncover and leverage the best opportunities in emerging high-growth segments in technology and healthcare, it is enhancing its research model and increasing its commitment to publishing research on cutting-edge trends in technology and healthcare.
April 22, 2020
First Analysis invests in VIDA, the leader in AI-powered lung imaging analysis
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in VIDA Diagnostics Inc. (VIDA). VIDA provides the new standard of pulmonary care by using AI-powered CT imaging software and services to aid early detection, evaluation, and treatment planning for patients with or at risk of lung diseases. First Analysis led an $11 million initial close of the Series C round to accelerate the commercialization of VIDA’s LungPrint® solution suite.
March 17, 2020
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in VIDA Diagnostics Inc. (VIDA). VIDA provides the new standard of pulmonary care by using AI-powered CT imaging software and services to aid early detection, evaluation, and treatment planning for patients with or at risk of lung diseases. First Analysis led an $11 million initial close of the Series C round to accelerate the commercialization of VIDA’s LungPrint® solution suite.
March 17, 2020
First Analysis invests in innovative eClinical solution provider 4G Clinical
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new minority investment in 4G Clinical. 4G Clinical is a global leader in randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) for the life sciences industry. First Analysis participated in the investment along with existing investors.
January 29, 2020
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new minority investment in 4G Clinical. 4G Clinical is a global leader in randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) for the life sciences industry. First Analysis participated in the investment along with existing investors.
January 29, 2020
New First Analysis white paper: Going beyond the pill
First Analysis Vice President Joseph Munda’s latest white paper explores the dynamic and rapidly evolving array of digital technology solutions related to drug commercialization. Munda highlights numerous promising opportunities in this burgeoning emerging sector. His work builds on his broad involvement in medical and pharmaceutical technology as well as his 2018 white paper, “eClinical Solutions: Streamlining the introduction of new drugs and medical technology.”
January 13, 2020
First Analysis Vice President Joseph Munda’s latest white paper explores the dynamic and rapidly evolving array of digital technology solutions related to drug commercialization. Munda highlights numerous promising opportunities in this burgeoning emerging sector. His work builds on his broad involvement in medical and pharmaceutical technology as well as his 2018 white paper, “eClinical Solutions: Streamlining the introduction of new drugs and medical technology.”
January 13, 2020
First Analysis welcomes Andrew Walsh to its Investment Banking Group
Chicago-based First Analysis Securities Corporation announced Andrew Walsh has joined the firm as a Managing Director. This move expands First Analysis's investment banking practice and its commitment to advising premier companies in the firm's healthcare sector.
January 09, 2020
Chicago-based First Analysis Securities Corporation announced Andrew Walsh has joined the firm as a Managing Director. This move expands First Analysis's investment banking practice and its commitment to advising premier companies in the firm's healthcare sector.
January 09, 2020
First Analysis portfolio company Checkpoint Surgical receives FDA breakthrough designation for nerve regeneration device
First Analysis portfolio company Checkpoint Surgical, a leader in hand-held, intraoperative neurostimulation technology for nerve protection and repair, announced it has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Checkpoint brief electrostimulation therapy (BEST) system.
September 17, 2019
First Analysis portfolio company Checkpoint Surgical, a leader in hand-held, intraoperative neurostimulation technology for nerve protection and repair, announced it has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Checkpoint brief electrostimulation therapy (BEST) system.
September 17, 2019
First Analysis leads investment in video telematics solution provider SmartWitness
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in SmartWitness, an end-to-end video telematics solutions provider that offers hardware, network connectivity, and robust cloud platform software.
August 27, 2019
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in SmartWitness, an end-to-end video telematics solutions provider that offers hardware, network connectivity, and robust cloud platform software.
August 27, 2019
First Analysis Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Built In for its $22 million Series C Financing Led by Updata Partners
Updata Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including MATH Venture Partners, which led Built In's previous two funding rounds.
August 01, 2019
Updata Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including MATH Venture Partners, which led Built In's previous two funding rounds.
August 01, 2019
First Analysis leads investment in restaurant management technology platform SynergySuite
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in SynergySuite, a cloud-based restaurant management platform. First Analysis led a $6 million Series A round to support growth in the U.S. market and product innovation.
July 16, 2019
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in SynergySuite, a cloud-based restaurant management platform. First Analysis led a $6 million Series A round to support growth in the U.S. market and product innovation.
July 16, 2019
First Analysis leads investment in smart charger technology leader Current Ways
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Current Ways, a company with operations mainly in California that specializes in power conversion, communication, and battery charging applications.
July 02, 2019
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Current Ways, a company with operations mainly in California that specializes in power conversion, communication, and battery charging applications.
July 02, 2019
First Analysis welcomes Terry Kiwala and Logan Bender to its investment team
Terry Kiwala and Logan Bender have joined Chicago-based First Analysis’s venture capital investment and research team.
June 04, 2019
Terry Kiwala and Logan Bender have joined Chicago-based First Analysis’s venture capital investment and research team.
June 04, 2019
First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River Technologies merges with Certify
Certify Inc., the world’s largest independent provider of travel, expense, and invoice management software, has merged with First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River Technologies, which provides cloud-based expense and invoice automation solutions for more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.
March 26, 2019
Certify Inc., the world’s largest independent provider of travel, expense, and invoice management software, has merged with First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River Technologies, which provides cloud-based expense and invoice automation solutions for more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.
March 26, 2019
First Analysis leads investment in global digital risk protection company AppDetex
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Boise, Idaho, based AppDetex, leading its $10 million Series B equity financing to expand sales and marketing and to invest in product development.
March 20, 2019
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Boise, Idaho, based AppDetex, leading its $10 million Series B equity financing to expand sales and marketing and to invest in product development.
March 20, 2019
First Analysis acted as the Exclusive Financial Advisor to PrescribeWellness in its sale to Tabula Rasa HealthCare
First Analysis provided advisory expertise to PrescribeWellness throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, investor coordination and contact, due diligence and negotiation.
March 07, 2019
First Analysis provided advisory expertise to PrescribeWellness throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, investor coordination and contact, due diligence and negotiation.
March 07, 2019
First Analysis acted as the Exclusive Financial Advisor to Mirixa in its sale to Cardinal Health
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor in the sale of Mirixa, a leading healthcare technology and services company specializing in medication therapy management (MTM).
January 10, 2019
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor in the sale of Mirixa, a leading healthcare technology and services company specializing in medication therapy management (MTM).
January 10, 2019
First Analysis Acted as the Exclusive Financial Advisor to ClearCompany for $60 Million Minority Growth Equity Investment
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ClearCompany for its $60 million growth capital financing round led by Primus Capital.
August 20, 2018
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ClearCompany for its $60 million growth capital financing round led by Primus Capital.
August 20, 2018
First Analysis closes on new $91 million private growth equity fund
First Analysis, a leading mid-stage venture capital investor, has closed on its 13th fund (First Analysis Fund XII+) at $91 million in committed capital. With the new fund, First Analysis will continue its 33-year track record in technology and healthcare investing. To date, the fund has invested in three companies.
July 10, 2018
First Analysis, a leading mid-stage venture capital investor, has closed on its 13th fund (First Analysis Fund XII+) at $91 million in committed capital. With the new fund, First Analysis will continue its 33-year track record in technology and healthcare investing. To date, the fund has invested in three companies.
July 10, 2018
First Analysis leverages human capital tech expertise as co-manager on Pluralsight IPO
First Analysis recently acted as co-manager for Pluralsight Inc.'s $311 million initial public offering. Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe.
June 27, 2018
First Analysis recently acted as co-manager for Pluralsight Inc.'s $311 million initial public offering. Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe.
June 27, 2018
First Analysis Acted as the Exclusive Financial Advisor for the Growth Equity Investment in FairWarning
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Mainsail Partners’ $60 million growth equity investment in FairWarning LLC, a leader in data protection and governance solutions. First Analysis provided advisory expertise to FairWarning throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, investor coordination and contact, due diligence and negotiation.
June 13, 2018
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Mainsail Partners’ $60 million growth equity investment in FairWarning LLC, a leader in data protection and governance solutions. First Analysis provided advisory expertise to FairWarning throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, investor coordination and contact, due diligence and negotiation.
June 13, 2018
First Analysis leads investment in high-impact employee voice platform Waggl
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Sausalito, Calif., based Waggl, leading its $7 million Series A equity financing to accelerate product and business development.
May 25, 2018
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Sausalito, Calif., based Waggl, leading its $7 million Series A equity financing to accelerate product and business development.
May 25, 2018
First Analysis Acted as the Exclusive Financial Advisor in the Sale of Club Automation
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor in the sale of Club Automation, a leading provider of web-based member management software for gyms and health clubs. First Analysis provided advisory expertise to Club Automation throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, due diligence and negotiation.
January 30, 2018
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor in the sale of Club Automation, a leading provider of web-based member management software for gyms and health clubs. First Analysis provided advisory expertise to Club Automation throughout the transaction, including preparation, positioning, due diligence and negotiation.
January 30, 2018
First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River raises $35 million to leverage strong growth trajectory in SaaS expense management
First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River Technologies, a global leader in expense and invoice management software, recently raised $35 million in an inside investment round that included existing investors First Analysis, Argentum Group, Great Hill Partners, and Bain Capital.
January 18, 2018
First Analysis portfolio company Chrome River Technologies, a global leader in expense and invoice management software, recently raised $35 million in an inside investment round that included existing investors First Analysis, Argentum Group, Great Hill Partners, and Bain Capital.
January 18, 2018
First Analysis portfolio company Princeton Lightwave acquired by Ford-backed Argo AI for self-driving car effort
Argo AI, an artificial intelligence and robotics company backed by Ford Motor Co. as part of Ford’s self-driving car initiative, has acquired First Analysis portfolio company Princeton Lightwave, which develops and commercializes high performance photonic sensors that can be used to create a three-dimensional view of the world via LiDAR (light detection and ranging) for autonomous vehicles.
November 08, 2017
Argo AI, an artificial intelligence and robotics company backed by Ford Motor Co. as part of Ford’s self-driving car initiative, has acquired First Analysis portfolio company Princeton Lightwave, which develops and commercializes high performance photonic sensors that can be used to create a three-dimensional view of the world via LiDAR (light detection and ranging) for autonomous vehicles.
November 08, 2017
First Analysis leads investment in connective software provider Blue Medora
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Blue Medora, leading its $8 million Series B1 equity financing to expand sales and marketing and to invest in further strengthening solution capabilities.
October 23, 2017
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in Blue Medora, leading its $8 million Series B1 equity financing to expand sales and marketing and to invest in further strengthening solution capabilities.
October 23, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company Yello honored for the second year in a row by ITA CityLIGHTS Awards
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, has been honored with the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards.
October 02, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, has been honored with the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards.
October 02, 2017
First Analysis leads investment in high-engagement video digital marketing company ViralGains
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in ViralGains. Headquartered in Boston, ViralGains provides a machine learning platform for engaging consumers in a two-way conversation through video advertising.
September 21, 2017
First Analysis, a leading venture capital investor, has made a new investment in ViralGains. Headquartered in Boston, ViralGains provides a machine learning platform for engaging consumers in a two-way conversation through video advertising.
September 21, 2017
First Analysis analysts once again ranked among top performers by Thomson Reuters 2017 Analyst Awards
First Analysis analysts once again ranked among the top performers in their sectors in the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards for the United States. First Analysis’s Corey Greendale was recognized in multiple categories and for the second year in a row.
July 25, 2017
First Analysis analysts once again ranked among the top performers in their sectors in the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards for the United States. First Analysis’s Corey Greendale was recognized in multiple categories and for the second year in a row.
July 25, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company etouches acquired by HGGC
etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, recently announced it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. HGGC’s investment will help etouches significantly expand its business and further invest in its market-leading cloud platform to win a greater share of the $6 billion event management software (EMS) and venue sourcing market.
July 11, 2017
etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, recently announced it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. HGGC’s investment will help etouches significantly expand its business and further invest in its market-leading cloud platform to win a greater share of the $6 billion event management software (EMS) and venue sourcing market.
July 11, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company Yello receives strategic growth investment
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, recently closed a $31 million series C funding round, led by new investor JMI Equity with participation from First Analysis, which first invested in 2014.
June 26, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, recently closed a $31 million series C funding round, led by new investor JMI Equity with participation from First Analysis, which first invested in 2014.
June 26, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company CSA Medical cleared for cryotherapy label expansion
First Analysis portfolio company CSA Medical, which provides a proprietary spray cryotherapy technology platform to flash freeze and destroy unwanted tissue in the body, recently received FDA clearance for its truFreeze label to refer specifically to Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia (HGD).
June 14, 2017
First Analysis portfolio company CSA Medical, which provides a proprietary spray cryotherapy technology platform to flash freeze and destroy unwanted tissue in the body, recently received FDA clearance for its truFreeze label to refer specifically to Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia (HGD).
June 14, 2017
New First Analysis white paper: Engaging and driving the modern workforce
Building on their extensive work in human capital technology, Corey Greendale and Ken Wang's latest white paper provides a deep dive into the world of performance management and employee engagement, analyzing the economic, demographic, and technology drivers underpinning rapid evolution in approaches and solutions and profiling more than 50 private and public companies, many of which they believe are well positioned to be category leaders.
January 13, 2017
Building on their extensive work in human capital technology, Corey Greendale and Ken Wang's latest white paper provides a deep dive into the world of performance management and employee engagement, analyzing the economic, demographic, and technology drivers underpinning rapid evolution in approaches and solutions and profiling more than 50 private and public companies, many of which they believe are well positioned to be category leaders.
January 13, 2017
First Analysis Acted as Exclusive Placement Agent in Certona’s Series B Financing Led by Primus Capital
First Analysis acted as the exclusive placement agent in an equity investment in Certona, the leader in omnichannel personalization solutions for the world’s largest brands and retailers.
September 27, 2016
First Analysis acted as the exclusive placement agent in an equity investment in Certona, the leader in omnichannel personalization solutions for the world’s largest brands and retailers.
September 27, 2016
First Analysis portfolio company Yello honored with a top award at the 2016 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, has been honored with the top award for Outstanding Technology Development at the 2016 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards for its Yello Referrals solution.
September 23, 2016
First Analysis portfolio company Yello, the leading talent acquisition software company, has been honored with the top award for Outstanding Technology Development at the 2016 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards for its Yello Referrals solution.
September 23, 2016
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