The Bernard Madoff trustee, who will try to reinstate hundreds of lawsuits through an appeal to be argued March 5 in Manhattan, had his chances of success dealt a blow last week when the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case involving R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.
UrtheCast Corp., the digital-imaging company whose largest shareholder is Fidelity Investments, has surged almost 40 percent in the past seven months as investors bet it has found an inexpensive niche in the $1.5 billion market for pictures from space.
Square Inc., the payments startup co-founded by Twitter Inc. Chairman Jack Dorsey, has authorized a tender offer of 1 million shares at $135.28 each, valuing the closely held company at $5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Kior Inc., operator of the first U.S. commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant, received commitments for $100 million in financing from Khosla Ventures LLC and Gates Ventures LLC to expand production at its Columbus, Mississippi, plant.
Nutanix Inc., a maker of software and hardware for data centers, closed a $101 million funding round today, a move that could lead to a share sale as soon as the end of 2014, said Chief Executive Officer Dheeraj Pandey.