The Scherzer Deal Report: Feb 26 – March 4, 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
Regions Bank Ascentium Capital Undisclosed Kingwood, TX-based equipment finance lender
The Blackstone Group Dealpath Undisclosed San Francisco, CA-based provider of real estate investment and portfolio management software
Warburg Pincus Delta Midstream Undisclosed Houston, TX-based midstream energy company focused on multiple basins
Prospect Hill Growth Partners Fitness Ventures Undisclosed Orlando, FL-based franchisee of Crunch Fitness gyms
Nautic Partners Harrington Industrial Plastics Undisclosed Chino, CA-based distributor of industrial plastic piping
The Blackstone Group NRStor Undisclosed Toronto-based developer of battery storage solutions
Odyssey Investment Partners NSi Industries Undisclosed Huntersville, NC-based provider electrical connectors and wire management products
Highview Capital, Firstlight Media Quickplay Undisclosed Toronto, Canada-based provider of managed solutions for distributing video content to IP-connected devices
Francisco Partners Smith Technologies Undisclosed Spartanburg, SC-based developer of community pharmacy and long-term care technology
Charlesbank Capital Partners World Insurance Associates Undisclosed Tinton Falls, NJ-based insurance brokerage


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Pivotal bioVenture Partners, Cormorant Asset Management, Cowen Healthcare Investments, EcoR1 Capital, Fidelity, Polaris, Pagsgroup, Surveyor Capital, Wu Capital, 5AM Ventures, NEA, Novartis, Partners Innovation Fund, RA Capital Management, Sofinnova Investments Akuous $105M Boston, MA-based gene therapy startup focused on hearing loss
Fidelity, T-Rowe Price, Durable Capital Partners Alignment Healthcare $135M Orange, CA-based Medicare Advantage insurer
Omega Funds, Longitude Capital, Redmile Group, Polaris Partners, Casdin Capital, Two River, Venrock, Delian Capital, Frazier Healthcare Partners Amunix Pharmaceuticals $73M Mountain View, CA-based developer of T-cell engagers for treating solid tumors
Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund AxialHealthcare $15M Nashville, TN-based healthcare optimization startup focused on substance use issues
Rokk3r Fuel Bolt Mobility $30M Miami Beach, FL-based electric scooter company co-founded by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt
Summit Partners Brooklinen $50M Brooklyn, NY-based e-commerce company for bedding and home goods
JLL Technologies Eden $29M San Francisco, CA-based office management services platform
Deerfield Healthcare, Qiming Venture Partners US, Cormorant Asset Management, Invus Opportunities, Third Rock Ventures, GV Element Science $146M San Francisco, CA-based developer of wearable cardioverter defibrillators
Mercato Partners, Napier Park Financial Partners, Comcast Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Stereo Capital, Runa Capital Lendio $55M Lehi, UT-based small business loans marketplace
M33 Growth Mize Undisclosed Temple Terrance FL-based customer experience platform for manufacturers
Arrowroot Capital mParticle $45M New York-based consumer data platform
EQT Ventures, Preston-Werner Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Netlify $53M San Francisco, CA-based web development platform
Novartis, Redmile Group, Farallon Capital Management, Cormorant Asset Management, Surveyor Capital, Logos Capital, Eventide Asset Management, Cowen Healthcare Investments, Schroder Adveq, Menlo Ventures, SCubed Capital, Agent Capital Pliant Therapeutics $100M San Francisco, CA-based developer of fibrosis treatments
Rokk3r Fuel PredaSAR $25M Boca Raton, FL-based developer of a synthetic aperture radar satellite constellation
Bessemer Venture Partners, Vy Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, YC, DCVC, FF Science, AME Cloud Ventures, Morado Ventures, WTI Rigetti Computing $71M Berkley, CA-based developer of quantum computing for AI and computational chemistry
Susquehanna International Group, Morningside Group, SMiT, Palm Commerce Holdings Co., Chariot Gold, SV Tech Ventures, Innolinks Ventures Sensel $22M Sunnyvale, CA-based developer of pressure-sensitive touchpad devices
Craft Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Goldcrest Capital Sourcegraph $23M San Francisco, CA-based provider of universal code search for companies
Flare Capital Partners, Breyer Capital, Epsilon Health, First Round Capital, Venroc Suki $20M Redwood City, CA-based developer of a voice-enabled digital clinical assistant
Cornerstone OnDemand, HTC, Farmers Insurance Exchange Talespin $15M Los Angeles, CA-based provider of AR/VR workforce training
Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, DCM, Bling Capital Tempo $17.5M San Francisco, CA-based connected home fitness system
Draper Esprit, Lloyds Banking Group, IQ Capital, Backed, Playfair Capital Thought Machine $83M London-based core banking platform
Zeev Ventures, Lennar Ventures Veev $85M San Mateo, CA-based developer of smart home materials and systems
Silver Lake, CPPIB, Mubadala Investment Co., Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz, AutoNation, Magna International Waymo $2.25B Mountain View, CA-based self-driving unit of Alphabet
Takeda Ventures, SV Health Investors, MRL Ventures Fund, RiverVest Venture Partners, Bay City Capital, Solasta Ventures, M Ventures, Ipsen Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Atlas Venture Xilio Therapeutics $100.5M Waltham, MA-based developer of tumor-selective immuno-oncology therapies

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