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.

PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Ardian Paris, France $19B Eighth private equity secondaries and co-investments funds
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $7.45B Sixth flagship buyout fund
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $1.5B Second mid-market fund
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $750M Opportunistic credit fund
KKR New York, NY $4B Dislocation fund
MassMutual Ventures Springfield, MA $100M Third fund

Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Shamrock Capital Adweek Undisclosed New York-based ad industry publication
GTCR Captrust Financial Advisors Undisclosed Raleigh, NC-based registered investment advisor
Osceola Capital Central Medical Group Undisclosed Flanders, NJ-based provider of outsourced equipment management solutions for hospices
AE Industrial Partners Deep Space Systems Undisclosed Boca Raton, FL-based provider of payloads, systems, and components to the space industry
Thoma Bravo Exostar Undisclosed Herndon, VA-based information-sharing platform for highly-regulated industries
The Carlyle Group and T&D Holdings Fortitude Group Holdings $2.2B US-based reinsurer
Wellspring Capital Management Steele Solutions Undisclosed Franklin, WI-based provider of steel infrastructure for distribution, warehouse, and manufacturing facilities
LLR Partners TrueLearn Undisclosed Mooresville, NC-based provider of online study tools for medical licensing
H.I.G. Capital USALCO Undisclosed Baltimore, MD-based provider of clean water and alumina cemical solutions

Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Goldfinch Partners Vesta $125M Lake Oswego, OR-based fintech pioneer in fraud protection and fully guaranteed payment technologies
Alkeon, Spark Capital, Lux Capital, Iconiq Capital, Thrive Capital, Benchmark Benchling $50M San Francisco, CA-based life sciences R&D cloud platform
Abbot Labs, Smile Group, Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson, Cormorant Asset Management Bigfoot Biomedical $55M Milpitas, CA-based developer of digital therapies for diabetes
FirstMark Capital, Accomplice, Seedcamp, Credo Ventures, Founders Future, LDV Capital Ezra $18M New York-based provider of early cancer screening solution
Illumina, General Atlantic, Viking Global Investors Gingko Bioworks $70M Boston, MA-based DNA design startup that is working on large-scale COVID-19 testing
Zebra Technologies Locus Robotics $40M Wilmington, MA-based developer of autonomous mobile robots for e-commerce fulfillment warehouses
Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkin Loom $23M San Francisco, CA-based video enterprise collaboration platform
CAM Capital, Samsara BioCapital, BVF Partners, Adams Street Partners, Opaleye Management, Ligand Pharma, Agent Capital, BioAdvance, Nolan Capital Palvella Therapeutics $45M Wayne, PA-based biotech focused on rare genetic diseases without approved treatments
Artis Ventures Tae Life Sciences $30M Foothill Ranch, CA-based radiation therapy startup
Threshold Ventures, Acme Ventures, Define Homebrew, Compound, John Doerr Tia Health $24M San Francisco, CA-based provider of women’s telehealth and clinical services
Finistere, Origin Ventures Tovala $20M Chicago, IL-based smart oven and meal service startup
Silver Lake, Riverwood Capital, Level Equity Vacasa $108M Portland, OR-based vacation rental management platform
Lux Capital Varient Bio $16M New York-based biotech that studies “the genes of people from understudied populations who are outliers for medically relevant traits,”
Gallatin Point Capital, The Rise Fund, TPG, Bono, Jeff Skoll, HarbourVest Partners, Progressive Insurance Varo Money $240M San Francisco, CA-based mobile banking app