The Scherzer Deal Report: April 8-15, 2020


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
BlackRock  New York, N Y $5.1B Third global energy and power infrastructure fund
Clearlake Capital Group  Santa Monica, CA $7B + Sixth fund
Corigin Ventures New York, NY $36M First institutional fund
Entrée Capital Israel $100M Third fund
GCM Grosvenor Chicago, IL $540M Second buyouts co-investment opportunities fund
Lightspeed Venture Partners Menlo Park, CA $4.2B Thirteenth flagship fund ($890M), fourth “select fund ($1.83B), and new opportunity fund ($1.5B)
Mayfield Menlo Park, CA $750M Sixteenth early-stage fund and its second overage fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Stone Point Capital, Further Global Duff & Phelps $4.2B New York-based corporate advisor and valuation firm
Grain Management Hunter Communications Undisclosed Provider of bandwidth infrastructure in southern Oregon and northern California
Wynnchurch Capital Western Forge & Flange Undisclosed Cleveland, TX-based manufacturer of forgings and flanges


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, GV Alkira $30M San Jose, CA-based multi-cloud networking start-up
Volcanics Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz Alluxio $15.5M San Mateo, CA-based provider of open-source cloud data orchestration software
Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management Attentive $40M New York-based personalized mobile messaging platform for brands
Evolution Equity Partners, Energize Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Greylock Awake Security $36M Santa Clara, CA-based network traffic analysis startup
Koch Disruptive Technologies and NEA Beyond Identity $30M New York-based provider of password-less ID management solutions
Polaris Partners, D1 Capital Partners, OCV Partners, Red Sea Ventures, Sean Parker, Bellco Capital, Two River ByHeart $70M New York-based provider of infant and baby nutrition products
GGV Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Uncork Capital, In-Q-Te Coder $30M Austin, TX-based software development platform
Wavecrest Growth Partners, Beringea, Hermes GPE Edited $29M New York-based “retail decision platform”
David Roux (Silver Lake), John Hammergren (McKesson), and Gregg Engles (WhiteWave Foods) Kate Farms $23M Santa Barbara, CA-based provider of plant-based liquid meal formula for hospitals
Iconiq Capital, Cross Creek, Meritech Capital Partners, Spectrum Equity Lucid $52M South Jordan, UT-based maker of visual workspace app
TPG Growth Onfido $100M San Francisco, CA-based identity verification company
Andreessen Horowitz,  General Catalyst,  GV, Sequoia Stripe $600M Digital payment platform
Peak6, Upper90, WTI, River Park Venture Thrasio $75M New York-based acquirer of Amazon third-party private-label businesses
Next47, 83North, Commonfund Capital, Dell Technologies Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greenfield Partners, Mellanox Capital, Norwest Venture Partners Vast Data $100M New York-based universal storage startup

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