Terrorist Acts Will Trigger Security Overhaul

Air travel in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist acts against New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., has brought to the forefront failures in the airline and airport security systems that include underpaid, undertrained security personnel, facilities that are tough to monitor and numerous openings for someone to take on the… Read more »

Intelex, Ltd., Announces a Program for Discounted Background Investigative Services for Limited Partners and Clients of Atlantic~Pacific Capital

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelex, Ltd. a leading provider of business intelligence and investigative services, announced it will offer a new cost-effective product line tailored to limited partners investing in private equity. Intelex’s new program provides investors reduced pricing on comprehensive background information regarding general partners, entrepreneurs, corporations and other entities seeking financing. Matthew Cherry, President of… Read more »

Every Step You Take, LPs Will Be Watching You

By Tom Stein, January 1, 2003 People have been fudging their resumes for years, even though it can lead to embarrassment. Well, here’s a reason to make sure that your resume is 100% accurate: It may be scrutinized by an ex-cop hired by a potential limited partner when you go out to raise your next… Read more »

Investors tougher on big VC firms

By Sarah Lacy, Pg. 1 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers won’t invest all of its 10th fund. Accel Partners will split its $1.4 billion fund into two sequential funds, charging management fees on only one-half at a time. Charles River Ventures now has four fewer general partners — leaving only one in its Sand Hill… Read more »

Bottom of the Pile

By Vicky Meek, September 4, 2002 Predictions of a mass consolidation in the private equity market might lead some to assume that there will be a clear-out of all the market’s worst performers. Some bottom quartile funds will certainly disappear from the scene; others, however, are likely to be more enduring. Ask any investor what… Read more »

From Boom…

SILICON VALLEY’S VENTURE CAPITALISTS HAVE TRADED IN THEIR SOAPBOX-DERBY DUELING FOR AN EVEN BIGGER TEST: HELPING THEIR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES SURVIVE By Chris Gaither, Globe Staff, Pg. D11   MENLO PARK, Calif. – Once a year during the height of the Internet run-up, venture capitalists would nestle into custom built soapbox derby cars here and zip… Read more »

Businesses Abused? Be Truthful

By Dana Ambrosini, Pg. C1 NEW HAVEN – Entrepreneurs with skeletons in their closets should be upfront about them when looking for venture capital, a due diligence expert advises. An entrepreneur might be cringing over a $50,000 lawsuit against his firm, but that’s peanuts to a company considering a $2 million investment, said Matthew J…. Read more »

Plenty to Investigate for Due Diligence Firms

Does That Car Fly? GPs Turning to Specialists to Help Substantiate a Company’s Worth By Lauren Wiley, Pg. 56 A couple of years ago, a group of angel investors hired Intelex, Ltd., a Greenwich , Conn. based due diligence firm, to investigate a claim by an inventor that he ad developed a flying car. Intelex… Read more »

GHS Adds to Security Staffing

By Ivan H. Golden, Pg. 1 Greenwich High School will have a larger, more visible security force this year. The school hired one new security guard this summer, bringing the total to seven, and administrators hope to hire two more guards soon, Assistant Headmaster Alan Capasso said yesterday. The school also bought uniforms for the… Read more »

Investment Detectives

Intelex investigators follow paper, electronic trails By Don Dzikowski, Pg. 1 Wary investors have discovered a secret in Intelex Ltd. of Greenwich, a business intelligence and research that performs “due diligence” background checks on officers and companies entering into public or private offerings. According to Intelex president Matthew J. Cherry, investigations are conducted on behalf… Read more »