Bain Capital has acquired stake in Portland-based Viewpoint Construction Software, the biggest investment in a privately held Oregon tech company since 2007, for the amount of $230 million.

Bain is acquiring the equity stakes of Viewpoint’s two original outside investors, Updata Partners and TA Associates. Combined, Updata and TA Associates invested $86 million in the company in 2010 and 2012, fueling a streak of acquisitions that fueled growth and drove revenue from $19 million in 2009 to “more than” $140 million in 2014.

The Bain deal, slated to close later this week, positions Viewpoint to accelerate growth and is one of the country’s largest venture deals to date for 2014.

Sequoia Capital’s $325 million investment in San Francisco-based Dropbox Inc. was the largest deal of the first quarter, followed by a $200 million investment by a consortium of investors in Airbnb Inc.

Source: Portland Business Journal


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PitchBook Mobile, the first mobile application for the global private equity & venture capital markets, to be launched by PitchBook Data, Inc., the foremost data and technology provider.

“PitchBook Mobile enables me to be more effective out of the office, especially when I need to access important company and investor information between business meetings,” said Michael Pitruzzello, Vice President at Prospect Private Partners.

PitchBook Mobile, the first application of its kind, enables industry professionals to quickly access critical intelligence on all aspects of the PE and VC lifecycle.

“PitchBook Mobile was developed in response to the markets’ increasing need for mobile access to reliable private equity and venture capital data. We recognize that the professionals we serve are constantly on the go and on the road. Because of this, we saw a huge opportunity to support our clients’ needs by providing mobile access to the PitchBook Platform wherever they are,” said Fabrice Forget, PitchBook’s Vice President of Products.

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