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November 2, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Cymer Laser Technologies, a small San Diego laser manufacturer, has yet to begin marketing its first product, it already can boast of such big-name Japanese partners as Nikon and Canon. Cymer and dozens of other fledgling firms in Orange and San Diego counties have received an early introduction into foreign markets from Ventana Growth Funds, a venture capital firm in Irvine that specializes in linking foreign investors with local start-up companies. While the U.S.
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July 20, 1994 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Environmental Companies Sought: Ventana, a venture capital firm, is looking for young companies in the environmental market and is collaborating with the national accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand to find likely survivors in the $150-billion environmental services industry. The Irvine financing company and Coopers & Lybrand have agreed to look together for North American companies they could help with funding.
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BUSINESS
November 2, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Cymer Laser Technologies, a small San Diego laser manufacturer, has yet to begin marketing its first product, it can already boast such big-name Japanese partners as Nikon and Canon. Cymer and dozens of other fledgling firms in Orange and San Diego counties got an early introduction into foreign markets from Ventana Growth Funds, a venture capital firm in Irvine that specializes in linking foreign investors with local start-up companies. Although the U.S.
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January 28, 1994 | Chris Woodyard; Times staff writer
Business Goes South: A private investment group in Irvine is positioning itself to take advantage of environmental improvements that are sure to come in tandem with increased trade with Mexico. Ventana Growth Funds recently signed an a $5-million agreement to build three water treatment plants in Mexico. The plants are run by Grupo Fypasa, an environmental company based in Mexico City that was founded in 1942.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1994 | Chris Woodyard; Times staff writer
Business Goes South: A private investment group in Irvine is positioning itself to take advantage of environmental improvements that are sure to come in tandem with increased trade with Mexico. Ventana Growth Funds recently signed an a $5-million agreement to build three water treatment plants in Mexico. The plants are run by Grupo Fypasa, an environmental company based in Mexico City that was founded in 1942.
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June 28, 1990 | James S. Granelli / Times staff writer
A New Direction: Ventana Growth Funds, an Irvine venture capital fund, is deviating from the traditional investments in new or very young firms with a new fund aimed at providing expansion capital for later-stage, medium-size companies. Ventana has raised $15 million in the first phase of a planned $50-million partnership fund that will help companies planning to add manufacturing facilities in Mexico under the maquiladora program, said Thomas O. Gephart, a managing partner.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1994 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Environmental Companies Sought: Ventana, a venture capital firm, is looking for young companies in the environmental market and is collaborating with the national accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand to find likely survivors in the $150-billion environmental services industry. The Irvine financing company and Coopers & Lybrand have agreed to look together for North American companies they could help with funding.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1990 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventana family of financial companies said Tuesday it has invested in a new firm called the VenTuer Co. to handle mergers and acquisitions for the small and mid-size companies it services. Irvine-based VenTuer, aspiring to become a major player in the U.S. merger and acquisition field, will be competing against Geneva Cos., the nation's largest mergers and acquisitions firm.
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April 15, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a year of laying the groundwork, an Irvine venture capital company has launched a $50-million fund to invest in environmental companies that do business in Mexico. Ventana Growth Funds will jointly manage the North America Environmental Fund with Nacional Financiera S.N.C., Mexico's biggest state-owned development bank, said Glenn Kline, a Ventana vice president. Nacional Financiera has contributed $12.5 million--or 25%--of the investment fund.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a year of laying the groundwork, an Irvine venture capital company has launched a $50-million fund to invest in environmental companies that do business in Mexico. Ventana Growth Funds will jointly manage the North America Environmental Fund with Nacional Financiera S.N.C., Mexico's biggest state-owned development bank, said Glenn Kline, a Ventana vice president. Nacional Financiera has contributed $12.5 million--or 25%--of the investment fund.
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January 23, 1991 | James S. Granelli; Times staff writer
Venture Capital: Ventana Growth Funds, a venture capital operation in Irvine, has agreed to invest $500,000 in a San Diego firm that has developed a new laser technology. The investment in Intelligent Surgical Lasers Inc. gives Ventana 45 companies in its investment portfolio and more than $100 million of investments under management. Ventana's focus is providing money to help commercial and technology companies expand.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Cymer Laser Technologies, a small San Diego laser manufacturer, has yet to begin marketing its first product, it already can boast of such big-name Japanese partners as Nikon and Canon. Cymer and dozens of other fledgling firms in Orange and San Diego counties have received an early introduction into foreign markets from Ventana Growth Funds, a venture capital firm in Irvine that specializes in linking foreign investors with local start-up companies. While the U.S.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Cymer Laser Technologies, a small San Diego laser manufacturer, has yet to begin marketing its first product, it can already boast such big-name Japanese partners as Nikon and Canon. Cymer and dozens of other fledgling firms in Orange and San Diego counties got an early introduction into foreign markets from Ventana Growth Funds, a venture capital firm in Irvine that specializes in linking foreign investors with local start-up companies. Although the U.S.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1990 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventana family of financial companies said Tuesday it has invested in a new firm called the VenTuer Co. to handle mergers and acquisitions for the small and mid-size companies it services. Irvine-based VenTuer, aspiring to become a major player in the U.S. merger and acquisition field, will be competing against Geneva Cos., the nation's largest mergers and acquisitions firm.
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