‘Big Data’ Giant Mu Sigma Raises $108 Million From General Atlantic, Sequoia

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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Mu Sigma, a provider of analytics and data-driven decision support services for enterprise customers, has raised $108 million in funding in a round led by growth equity firm General Atlantic.

The financing comes about half a year after Mu Sigma raised $25 million from Sequoia Capital, which also participated in this round.

Headquartered in Chicago with most of its 1,500+ employees working out of Bangalore, India, Mu Sigma is a professional services firm that helps companies analyze ‘big data’ to “institutionalize decision support”.

In a statement, Mu Sigma says it is already profitable and able to finance its operations on its own, but that it raised more venture capital to ‘accelerate growth’.

A portion of the new capital will be used to purchase shares held by existing shareholders, but the company did not disclose which shareholders and how much of the $108 million injection will be reserved for the buybacks.

Mu Sigma did say all current shareholders will retain stakes in the company.

More in this Wall Street Journal article.

Company: Mu Sigma
Website: mu-sigma.com
Funding: $133M

Mu Sigma is a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, helping companies institutionalize data-driven decision making.

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Financial-organization: General Atlantic

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. They combine a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. As a growth investor for over three decades, GA consistently generates long-term, superior returns by investing in and working with strong management to build outstanding companies. The unique evergreen capital structures affords us the flexibility to function...

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Financial-organization: Sequoia Capital
Website: sequoiacap.com

Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The Wall Street Journal has called Sequoia Capital “one of the highest-caliber venture firms” and noted that it is “one of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture-capital firms”. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and...

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