Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Headquarters Location

Ireland, Dublin

About

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 1992. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Dublin. The fund is located in Ireland, Europe.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Energy, Data Center. In addition, there are 23 more industries where it has achieved success. SolarCity, Vivint Solar, SurveyMonkey are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United States.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Besides Bank of America Merrill Lynch, start-ups are typically funded by Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and 5 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank, overall with 13 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Tiger Global Management, Social Capital, RBC Capital Markets, and 3 VCs in total.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 22 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. At the time of investment by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. Bank of America Merrill Lynch participates, on average, in 42 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Year Founded

1992

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: baml.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first '_' last, first_initial '.' last, first_initial last, first last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

90.9% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

<1

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

3.8% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x9.4

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.23 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

3

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

4

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Tiger Global Management, Social Capital, RBC Capital Markets

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