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The Scherzer Deal Report: Dec 11-18, 2019

Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.

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PE and VC Firms Fundraising
Acrew Capital Palo Alto, CA $250M First fund
Gryphon Investors San Francisco, CA $300M Second mezzanine fund
Metric Capital Partners London, England €1.2B Fourth fund
Moxxie Ventures Mountain View, CA $25M Debut fund
Provident Capital Partners Singapore $200M Second fund focused on Southeast Asia
Rev1 Ventures Columbus, OH $15M Second fund
Sapphire Ventures Palo Alto, CA $1.15B $1 billion for its fourth flagship fund and $150 million for a new opportunities fund
Transformation Capital Boston, MA $425M Second fund
Tusk Ventures New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA $70M Second fund
Värde Partners Minneapolis, MN $2.47B 13th fund

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Apax Partners Coalfire Undisclosed Westminster, CO-based provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services
Thompson Street Capital Partners Data Dimensions Undisclosed Janesville, WI-based provider of business process automation software
Partners Group Eyecare Partners $2.2B U.S. optometry and ophthalmology services group
Lovell Minnick Partners Fortis Undisclosed Novi, MI-based provider of payments and merchant solutions to businesses and software developers
LLR Partners Geoforce Undisclosed Plano, TX-based provider of traceability solutions for field equipment and vehicles
Attention Capital Girlboss Undisclosed Los Angeles, CA-based millennial women-focused media company
The Riverside Company HealthTech BioActives Undisclosed Spanish manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients, flavourings and sweeteners for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries
Crestview Partners  ICM Partners $150M Hollywood talent agency
NewLook Capital InSite Undisclosed Hoover, AL-based designer, builder, and operator of wastewater treatment facilities
Thoma Bravo J.D. Power Undisclosed Wilmington, DE-based customer survey and car ratings company
Francisco Partners, Elliott Management LogMeIn Undisclosed Boston-based workplace software company
The Halifax Group Maverick Fitness Undisclosed Dallas-based owner of 30+ Orange Theory fitness centers
The Blackstone Group Tallgrass Energy Undisclosed Kansas-based midstream energy infrastructure company
Five Point Energy, GIC, Magnetar Capital WaterBridge Holdings Undisclosed Houston, TX-based water midstream platform

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Pantera Capital, Stanford University, Coinbase, Mayfield, SignalFire, Samsung, StartX, Kenetic, Dreamer Alchemy $15M San Francisco-based startup that helps companies build apps on top of blockchain tech
Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Intel Capital, Ant Financial, Amplify Partners, 11.2 Capital, The House Fund Anyscale $20.6M Berkeley, CA-based open-source platform for helping developers build distributed apps
Perceptive Advisors, Redmile Group, Soleus Capital, Driehaus Capital Management, ArrowMark Partners, Sands Capital, Longwood Fund, PBM Capital, Boulder Venture ArcherDX $55M Boulder, CO-based personalized genomic medicine startup
McCarthy Capital Big Belly Solar Undisclosed Needham, MA-based maker of solar-powered, sensor-equipped waste and recycling stations for public spaces
NEA, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Declaration Partners, Flare Capital Partners, Greenspring Associates, Meritech Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Town Hall Ventures Bright Health $635M Minneapolis, MN-based health insurance company
Goldman Sachs CallMiner $75M Waltham, MA-based provider of speech and customer interaction analytics
GGV Capital, Eldridge Industries, 3L Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners, SoftBank NY, Tenaya Capital, Upper90 Domio $50M New York-based renter of apartment-like hotel rooms
Avathon Capital, National Grid Partners, State Street Global Advisors, REV Venture Partners EdCast $35M San Francisco-based provider of personalized corporate learning software
Longitude Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Bluebird Ventures, Adams Street Partners, Vertex Ventures HC, The Longevity Fund Epirium Bio $85M San Diego, CA-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company
Arcline Investment Management Fairbanks Morse $450M Beloit, WI-based maker of diesel engines and generators
Insight Partners, Accomplice, Navitas Capital HqO $34M Boston-based tenant experience platform for commercial real estate
Tribe Capital, Amaranthine, Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital Huckleberry $18M San Francisco-based online insurance purchasing and management platform for small businesses
Lux Capital, A.Capital, Betaworks Hugging Face $15M New York-based natural language processing library and chatbot developer
Boxcar PMJ Immuneering $17M Cambridge, Mass.-based drug startup whose lead candidate is aimed at cancer cachexia
Jump Capital, High Alpha Capital, Greenspring Associates, SVB LogicGate $24.75M Chicago-based process automation startup for enterprise GRC
Scale Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Polaris Partners, 7wire Ventures OM1 $50M Boston-based startup focused on predicting medical patient outcomes
Healthcare Venture Partners, Breyer Capital Paige $45M New York-based computational pathology startup focused on cancer
BIP Capital, Jeff Vinik, Teall Capital, Crossover PlayOn Sports $25M Atlanta-based high school sports media company
Open Prairie, S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital Shenandoah Valley Organic $15M Harrisonburg, VA-based organic meat brand
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, Advancit Capital Solve $20M Venice Beach, CA-based maker of mobile crime mystery games
Sageview Capital Theatro $20M Dallas-based enterprise mobile voice platform
5AM Ventures TMRW Life Sciences $25M New York-based embryology and cryo-management startup
MPM Capital, Pfizer Ventures, Invus, Partners Innovation Fund, Alexandria Venture Investments, Atlas Ventures Triplet Therapeutics $49M Cambridge, MA-based developer of drugs for repeat expansion disorders 
Undisclosed Velano Vascular $25M San Francisco-based developer of vascular access technology products
Insight Partners, Battery Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, Bowery Capital, Cintrifuse Vndly $35M Cincinnati, OH-based management platform for gig economy workforce

December 20th, 2019|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: Dec 4-11, 2019

Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.

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PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Centana Growth Partners New York, NY $375M Second fund
Hyde Park Venture Partners Chicago, IL and Indianopolis, IN $100M Third fund
Kaiser Permanente Ventures Oakland, CA $141M Fifth fund
Leonard Green & Partners Los Angeles, CA $14.75B $12 billion for its eighth flagship buyout fund, and $2.75 billion for its first middle-market fund
May River Capital Chicago, IL $300M Second fund
Omega Funds Boston, MA $438M Sixth fund
Parthenon Capital Boston, MA $2B+ Sixth PE fund
Pear Palo Alto, CA $160M Third fund
Piva San Francisco, CA $250M Debut fund
PXV Fund  New York, NY $210M Debut biotech VC fund
SignalFire San Francisco, CA $500M $300 million for its second growth-stage venture fund and $200 million for its third seed fund
Spring Lane Capital Boston, MA and Quebec, Canada $157M Debut fund

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Boathouse Capital Fresh Dining Concepts Undisclosed Coral Gables, FL-based Auntie Anne’s franchisee with over 50 stores
Growth Street Partners HR Acuity Undisclosed Florham Park, NJ-based provider of software to manage, track, and investigate employee issues
Harvest Partners Lazer Spot Undisclosed Alpharetta, GA-based provider of outsourced rail yard management services
KKR  Metro Pacific Hospitals Holding $685M Philippines’ largest hospital chain
Varsity Healthcare Partners Peak Undisclosed Colorado Springs, CO-based provider of gastroenterology services and related patient diagnostic and remedial treatment services

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Piper Jaffrey Merchant Banking, Telegraph Hill Partners, Agilent Technologies, Innovatus Capital Partners Akoyo Biosciences $50M Menlo Park, CA-based spatial biology startup
G2VP, Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Commodities, Global Markets, Mitsui USA, Seek Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, Box Group, ValueAct Capital Arcadia $30M Washington, DC-based tech company focused on consumer energy
Boxer Capital Black Diamond Therapeutics $85M Cambridge, MA-based cancer precision medicine company
Bain Capital Ventures, The KCK Group, Founders Fund, Winklevoss Capital, Polychain Capital Crusoe Energy Systems $70M Denver-based provider of innovative solutions for the energy industry
Tao Capital Partners FoodMaven $15.3M Colorado Springs, CO-based food-sourcing startup
Vitruvian Partners Gelesis $63.4M Boston, MA-based developer of an oral hydrogel for treating obesity and chronic GI tract diseases
Iconiq Capital, General Catalyst, G20, Pillar, American Family Ventures Hometap $100M Boston,vMA-based startup that helps homeowners take out cash without assuming new debt
Ally Bridge Group, Bain Capital Life Sciences, Ascension Ventures, Delos Capital, Rock Springs Capital, 3H Health Investment, Incept LLC IImperative Care $85M Campbell, CA-based developer of neurovascular devices for treating ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
Andreessen Horowitz, Geodesic Capital, Khosla Ventures Imply $30M Burlingame, CA-based provider of real-time analytics
Paladin Capital Group Inscripta $125M Boulder, CO-based developer of genome-engineering devices
Viking Global Investors, CRV, Index Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Harmony Partners, Stereo Capital Iterable $60M San Francisco, CA-based cross-channel growth marketing platform
Abingworth, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Surveyor Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments Jasper Therapeutics $35M Palo Alto, CA-based developer of safer, non-chemo conditioning and therapeutic agents for hematopoietic stem cell transplants and gene therapies
S3 Ventures, Next Coast Ventures LeanDNA $15M Austin, TX-based analytics platform for factory management
Goldman Sachs LeanTaaS $40M Santa Clara, CA-based provider of SaaS for managing operating room and infusion center operations
Ganot Capital Notal Vision $25M Manassas, VA-based provider of ophthalmic diagnostic services
Scale Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Steadview Capital, 01 Advisors, Emergent Ventures ObserveAI $26M San Francisco, CA-based provider of voice customer service agent enablement software
Battery Ventures, Wing VC, 1011 Ventures, Unusual Ventures Ordr $27.5M Boston, MA-based enterprise IoT security startup
Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners, ThornTree Capital Partners Passport $65M Charlotte, NC-based mobility management platform
Millennium Technology Value Partners, Third Point Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners PrecisionHawk $32M Raleigh, NC-based developer of drones for the enterprise
PXV Fund Quellis Biosciences $17M Boston, MA-based drug startup focused on rare diseases
Grand Oaks Capital Viridi Parente $29M Buffalo, NY-based maker of renewable power systems for heavy machinery and storage applications
Durable Capital Partners, T Rowe Price, L Catterton Vroom $254M New York, NY-based platform for buying and selling used vehicles
Vitruvian Partners, Insight Partners WalkMe $90M San Francisco-based digital adoption platform for enterprises
Harbert Growth Partners, Camber Creek, Highland Capital Partners, Working Lab Capital, Geolo Capital, Rise of the Rest WhyHotel $20M Washington, DC-based operator of pop-up hotels in luxury apartment buildings
Benchmark, Bessemer Venture Partners Wildlife Studios $60M San Francisco, CA-based mobile gaming studios
Matrix Capital, Viking Global Investors, Redmile Group, Farallon Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Surveyor Capital, and Eventide Asset Management Zentalis Pharma $85M New York and San Diego-based cancer drug startup
Airbnb, Comcast, CEAS Investments, TI Platform Management, Alumni Ventures Group, Initialized Capital, NFX, Spike Ventures Zeus Living $55M San Francisco, CA-based corporate housing startup

December 12th, 2019|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: Nov 27-Dec 4, 2019

Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.

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PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
8-Bit Capital San Francisco, CA $25M Debut fund
Accel Palo Alto, CA $550M Sixth India-focused VC fund
Commerce Ventures San Francisco, CA $60M Third fund
Harlem Capital New York, NY $40M Debut fund for diversity-focused venture capital firm
Plexo Capital San Francisco, CA $42.5M Debut fund
Portag3 Ventures Toronto, Canada $320M Second fund
Revelstoke Capital Partners Denver, CO $1.4B Second fund
Storm Ventures Menlo Park, CA $130M Sixth fund

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
AE Industrial Partners AIM MRO Undisclosed Ohio-based maker of consumable repair products and materials for the aerospace engine aftermarket
Permira Cambrex $2.4B New Jersey-based life sciences contract manufacturer
TZP Capital Partners Christy Sports Undisclosed Lakewood, CO-based winter sports and outdoor furniture retailer
CapitalG, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Drive Capital, Ashton Kutcher, Tim Ferriss Duolingo $30M Pittsburgh, PA-based language-learning platform
Thoma Bravo Instructure approx $2B Salt Lake City,UT-based education software company
Stone Point Capital PrismHR Undisclosed Hopkinton, MA-based HR technology platform powering payroll, benefits, and HR for small and medium-sized businesses
Gemspring Capital  Shrieve Chemical Co. Undisclosed Texas-based provider of industrial chemicals, performance fluids and specialty lubricants
Monomoy Capital Partners  Sportech Undisclosed Elk River, MN-based maker of cab components and systems for powersports
WILsquare Capital Versare Solutions Undisclosed Minneapolis, MN-based manufacturer and e-commerce based marketer of branded space efficiency and acoustical products

Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
SoftBank Group, New Ground Ventures, Toyo Kanetsu Corporate Venture Investment Partnership, RevTech Accel Robotics $30M San Diego, CA-based computer vision startup focused on cashier-less stores
Deerfield Management Civetta Therapeutics $53M Cambridge, MA-based developer of drugs targeting beta-propeller proteins
Sequoia Capital Dolls Kill $40M Los Angeles-based fashion brand and retailer
Morgan Creek Digital, MUFG Innovation Partners, DCM, Digital Currency Group, HCM Capital, Ribbit Capital, RPM Ventures, partners of DST Global Figure $103M San Francisco-based consumer lending platform
NEA, American Express, Latitude Ventures Flow $37M Hoboken, NJ-based provider of cross-border ecommerce software for brands and retailers
Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Shlomo Kramer, Wing Venture Capital, NextWorld Capital, Cisco Investments Gong $65M San Francisco-based revenue intelligence platform
Omega Funds, Atlas Venture, Abingworth IFM Therapeutics $55.5M Boston-based biotech focused on autoimmune diseases
Coatue Management, Battery Ventures, Tiger Global Management Kustomer $60M SaaS platform for enterprise customer service
Toyota May Mobility $50M Ann Arbor, MI-based operator of autonomous shuttle services
Valor Equity Group, The Rise Fund, Velocity Capital Migo $20M San Francisco-based consumer credit platform for emerging markets
Oak HC/FT, Aleph, Lane Bess Panorays $15M New York-based security lifecycle management startup
Durable Capital Partners Rapyd $20M Half Moon Bay, CA-based fintech-as-a-service provider
LLR Partner Relay Network $30M Radnor, PA-based personalized mobile engagement company
 LLR Partner Suvoda $40M Conshohocken, PA-based provider of software for randomization and trial supply management

December 6th, 2019|Scherzer Deal Report|
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