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Charged Up Newsletter

Welcome to Charged Up, a newsletter from the private equity group at Battery Ventures. 

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Plixer Acquires Great Bay 

Plixer*, the Kennebunkport, Maine company that solves real-world security and network operations challenges, announced in November that it has acquired Great Bay Software, a leading provider of endpoint-visibility solutions that identify managed, unmanaged, and unauthorized devices across complex networks.

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ClearCare Acquired by WellSky

In October, ClearCare*, a software platform for home-care agencies, announced it had entered into an agreement to be acquired by WellSky Corp. The deal closed in November. Battery originally invested in ClearCare, based in San Francisco, in 2016 and was the majority owner.

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London Executive Dinner

Battery’s private equity group hosted its annual executive dinner in December at The Thomas Cubitt in London. The dinner brought together CEOs from around the UK and Europe and also featured a fireside chat with veteran journalist Anne McElvoy, currently an editor with the Economist and the producer of a recently aired documentary about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. McElvoy discussed Brexit and the broader British political and economic scene on the evening of the UK general election.

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Steve Sivitter Joins 1WorldSync

On November 5, 1WorldSync Holdings* named software-industry veteran Steve Sivitter CEO. Sivitter is an experienced CEO and operating executive with over 30 years of international experience spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. He recently served as president and CEO of Hexagon Production Software, and prior to that was the CEO of Vero Software*

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Diana Li Joins Battery as an Associate

Battery has hired Diana Li, a new associate based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Li will focus on investments in software, information services and enterprise technology. Li is a graduate of Columbia University and previously worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Co.