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

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