Document Dump – December 19, 2006

Just someassortedfiles sitting on my desktop

Law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges issues a monthly private equity report, and the new one discusses: (1) The proposed Fortress Investment Group IPO; (2) What sponsors should be aware of when negotiating “go shop” provisions and; (3) Some recent warning shots fired by Delaware judges at management teams and boards of directors of companies contemplating going private transactions. Read it here: WeilGotshalAlert.pdf

Following last weeks discussions of the Texas venture capital market, a local booster sent over the following charts: TX_VC_Activity_05-06.xls

Not quite a document, but MIT has put a webcast of its 9th Annual VC Conference up at:

PE Week Wire today reported that the biodiesel refinery project from Seattle Biofuels is raising up to $75 million in Series B funding. It already has around $43 million, according to a regulatory filing:Imperium Renewables.pdf

NVCA releases its 2007 predictions data: 07nvcapredictions.pdf

Plus a bunch of individual comments: 2007NVCAPredictionquotes.doc