On Monday, the ban on general solicitation was lifted. There were no ads for Blackstone’s new fund in Times Square (yet), but it is still too early to feel any impact. While some expect the greater availability of information will disintermediate many PE firms and VC firms, others think it will cause PE firms to be more visible with their performance metrics.

This week also saw many confident predictions about the future of M&A. Tony James, for example, thinks the still-nascent U.S. recovery, European stabilization, and growth in China set the stage for “good times.”  The boom may already be here, as fundraising has hit the best nine-month record since 2008.

And the surge of tech IPOs continued this week — including King, the British computer game maker, which indicated yesterday its intent to file for IPO on Nasdaq.

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In June 2013, Shore Points announced the addition of Colyar Consulting Group (CCG) as its latest portfolio company.  CCG represents the fifth investment in standalone software businesses sponsored by the principals of Shore Points.  Shore Points is actively seeking follow-on acquisitions for CCG, as well as new software platform companies.

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