The Scherzer Deal Report: Feb 19-26, 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
Corsair Capital  New York, NY $1B Fifth private equity fund 
Fifth Wall Ventures Los Angeles, CA $100M Fifth Wall Ventures Retail Fund
Lakestar Zurich, Switzerland $735M European investment funds
M33 Growth Boston, MA $260M Second fund
MPM Capital Boston, MA $100M MPM Oncology Innovations Fund (INV)
QED Investors Alexandria, VA $350M Sixth fund
Ridgewood Infrastructure New York, NY $600M Debut private equity fund
Speedinvest Vienna, Austria €190 m Third pan-European VC fund
Ubiquity Ventures Palo Alto, CA $40M Second fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
TA Associates AffiniPay Undisclosed Austin, TX-based payments tech company
BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Creed Undisclosed London-based luxury fragrance company
Sverica Capital Management Cytracom Undisclosed Allen, TX-based provider of cloud-based voice and messaging solutions for MSPs
Siris Capital Digital River $50M Minneapolis, MN-based e-commerce enabler for brands
Brookstone Partners Hudson Valley Undisclosed New Hampton, NY-based mitigation and restoration company
The Blackstone Group  iQ £4.66B British student housing company
The Stephens Group Kele Undisclosed Memphis, TN-based distributor of building automation peripherals and controls solutions
The Carlyle Group Mak-System Undisclosed Brussels-based provider of blood management software
Align Capital Partners Marco Rubber & Plastics Undisclosed Seabrook, NH-based distributor of elastomer components
NEXT Investors NorthPoint Undisclosed Reston, VA-based product suite and technology consulting practice
Wynnchurch Capital Penn Machine Undisclosed Aston, PA-based maker of high-pressure forged fittings and branch connections
Industrial Opportunity Partners PolyVision Undisclosed Johns Creek, GA-based maker of surfaces used in whiteboards and chalkboards
BV Investment Partners TopBloc Undisclosed Chicago, IL-based Workday services partner
Hellman & Friedman, Blackstone Group Ultimate Software and Kronos Undisclosed Merger to create one of the largest human capital management (HCM) and workforce management cloud solutions
Searchlight Capital Partners, ForgeLight Univision Undisclosed Nation’s largest Spanish-language broadcaster


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Xeraya Capital, Longview Ventures, Catalyst Health Ventures, BioStar Ventures, Cedar Point Capital, Frontcourt Group Aria CV $31M St. Paul, MN-based developer of medical devices for treating pulmonary arterial hyperextension
Acrew Capital, Munich Re Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Shlomo Kramer At-Bay $34M Mountain View, CA-based cybersecurity insurance startup
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Behavox $100M New York-based provider of compliance and employee-monitoring software
Undisclosed DigitalOcean $100M New York-based cloud infrastructure company
Cobalt Capital, Spark Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Bain Capital Ventures, Y Combinator, SV Angel, PJC, Fuel Capital, Wildcat Capital Management  Feather $30M New York-based furniture rental servic
SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners Flock Freight $50M Solana Beach, CA-based freight logistics matching platform
LS Corp., Forte Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, GE Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, March Capital Partners, Darling Ventures FogHorn $25M Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of edge computing intelligence software
Dell Technologies Capital, Iconiq Capital, Tiger Global Management, Kearny Jackson, Alpha Square Group HeadSpin $60M Palo Alto, CA-based provider of mobile app performance software
Health Velocity Capital, USVP, Chicago Ventures, Epic Ventures HealthJoy $30M Chicago, IL-based employee benefits platform
Anterra Capital Invetx $15M Boston, MA-based veterinary medicine startup
14W, Mangrove Capital, Anthem, Lerer Hippeau, Primary Ventures K Health $48M New York-based digital primary care service
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Karius $165M Redwood City, CA-based startup that tests for and identifies infectious diseases
Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Canaan, Launchub Leanplum $27M San Francisco, CA-based provider of customer engagement software tools
Breakthrough Energy Ventures, The Engine, Lowercarbon Capital, The Grantham Foundation Lilac Solutions $20M Oakland, CA-based lithium mining technology company,
Dawn Capital, Battery Ventures, Goldman Sachs, ProSieben, Qumra Capital, Vintage Investments, Gemini Ventures, North Base Media, La Maison, Remagine Ventures, Hamilton Lane, Maor Investments Minute Media $40M New York-based sports media company that recently acquired The Player’s Tribune
RPS Ventures, Founder’s Circle Capital, IAC, Foundry Group, Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital, TransLink Capital Molekule $58M San Francisco, CA-based developer of connected indoor air purifiers
DCVC Bio, 8VC, Novo Holdings, Future Tech Labs, AgFunder, Susa Ventures, Cthulhu Ventures, Wireframe Ventures MycoWorks $17M San Francisco, CA-based developer of a leather alternative
Charter Communications, Qualcomm, Belkin, Service Electric Cablevision, Liberty Global, Shaw Communication Plume $60M Palo Alto, CA-based consumer experience management platform for smart home services
Toyota Pony.ai $462M California and China-based self-driving car startup
Andreessen Horowitz Q Bio $40M San Carlos, CA-based quantitative, clinically-relevant assessment of personal human health
CDK Global, Kleiner Perkins, GV, SVB, Lux Capital, Tyche Partners, Icon Ventures, Baidu, Steve Wozniak Ripcord $45M Hayward, CA-based robotics digitization startup
Andreessen Horowitz, Temasek, Tencent, Altos Ventures, Meritech Capital, Tiger Global Management Roblox $150M San Mateo, CA-based gaming platform
BlackRock, Intel Ventures, GV, Walden International, WRVI Capital, Redline Capital SambaNova Systems $250M Palo Alto, CA-based developer of software-defined AI hardware
Salesforce Ventures, Silver Lake ServiceMax $80M Pleasanton, CA-based provider of field service management software
ABS Capital Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Jim Lombardi SquadLocker $20M Warwick, RI-based provider of custom apparel and equipment purchasing software for teams and organizations
Jump Capital, Granite Point Capital, Jerry Hausman, Ed Baker Teikametrics $15M Boston, MA-based startup that offers tools to brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart
Georgian Partners, Insight Partners, Ignition Partners Tractable $25M London-based insuretech startup
Aquiline Technology Growth, World Innovation Lab, Goldman Sachs Unqork $51M New York-based no-code enterprise app platform
NextWorld Van Leeuwen $18.7M Brooklyn, NY-based artisanal ice cream brand

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