The Scherzer Deal Report: Jan 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.


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PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Lexington Partners New York, NY $14B Ninth fund
Define Ventures San Francisco, CA $87M Debut fund
HarbourVest Partners Boston, MA 2.61B Eleventh US fund-of-funds
Hollyport Capital London, UK $1B Seventh private equity secondaries fund
KKR  New York, NY $2.2B Second tech growth equity fun
Manulife Investment Management Boston, MA $1.5B First Private Equity fund of funds
Pathway Capital Management   $1B Third private credit fund
Siguler Guff New York, NY $1.6B Fourth fund
The Blackstone Group New York, NY $3.4B Life Science fund


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
AFV Partners Aircraft Performance Group Undisclosed Castle Rock, CO-based provider of flight operations software to business and charter aviators
Goldman Sachs Aptos Undisclosed Atlanta, GA-based provider of retail industry software
Denham Capital  Ceiba Energy $250M Developer and owner of power generation assets in Latin America
MiddleGround Capital  EDSCO Fasteners Undisclosed Denton, TX-based maker of anchoring systems for power transmission poles and other large steel structures
KPS Capital Partners IKG $85M Channelview, TX-based manufacturer of steel and aluminum bar grating
One Rock Capital Partners Innophos $932M Cranbury, NJ-based food additives maker
Freeman Spogli & Co. Kamps Undisclosed Grand Rapids, MI-based pallet management service provider
TPG Sixth Street Partners Medsphere Systems $40M Carlsbad, CA-based provider of healthcare IT software
Harvest Partners MRI Software Undisclosed Solon, OH-based provider of real estate management software
May River Capital NSL Analytical Services Undisclosed Cleveland, OH-based materials testing lab
Visa Plaid $5.3B San Francisco, IL-based provider of analytics software for accessing transaction data
Gemspring Capital  Skyline Displays Undisclosed St. Paul, MN-based provider of trade show displays
Arcapita  Waste Harmonics Undisclosed Victor, NY-based provider of waste management solutions


Private Equity Investors
Company
Amount
Description
Insight Partners 6sense $40M San Francisco, CA-based predictive intelligence platform for marketing and sales
March Capital Partners, Cisco Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital ActionIQ $32M New York-based customer data platform
Cigna Ventures Arcadia $29.5M Burlington, MA-based developer of population health management software
Cox Enterprises, Drive Capital, Heritage Group, Hearst Ventures, NCT Ventures Aver $27M Columbus, OH-based provider of bundled healthcare payment solutions
Qatar Investment Authority, Temasek, Calridge, Green Monday Ventures Califia Farms $225M Los Angeles, CA-based almond and oat milk producer
Adjuvant Capital, Euclidean Capital, Topspin Partners Codagenix $20M Farmingdale, NY-based developer of prophylactic vaccines and oncolytic virus therapies
Declaration Partners, Maverick Ventures, AllianceBernstein PCI, SymphonyAI Group Concerto HealthAI $150M Boston, MA-based provider of data and “enterprise AI tech” for precision oncolog
Insight Partners, Prism Ventures Covera Health $23.5M New York-based radiology diagnostics startup
AnGes, OrbiMed and Takeda Ventures Emendo Biotherapeutics $61M New York-based gene editing company
GV, Arch Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Casdin Capital, Section 32, Nextech, and Arboretum Ventures EQRx $200M Cambridge, MA-based developer of drug equivalars
L Catterton FlashParking $60M Austin, TX-based parking tech startup
Stray Dog Capital, Rocana Ventures, Almanac Investments, CPT Capital, New Crop Capital, Greenleaf Foods, 301 INC Gathered Foods $32M New York-based maker of plant-based seafood products
Grey Sky Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Think.Health Ventures Inflammatix $32M Burlingame, CA-based developer of point-of-care infection diagnostics
MTech Capital, Viola FinTech, MassMutual, Nationwide Insurify $23M Cambridge, MA-based online insurer
Northpond Ventures IsoPlexis $20M Branford, CT-based developer of single-cell functional proteomics
Toyota, Baillie Gifford, Global Oryx, SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures Joby Aviation $590M Santa Cruz, CA-based developer of electric air taxis
Brentwood Associates KeyMe $35M New York-based developer of key duplication kiosks
Gilead Sciences, Vida Ventures, Westlake Village BioPartners Kyverna $25M Berkeley, CA-based developer of cell therapies for serious autoimmune diseases
Bessemer Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Uncork Capital, Vertex Ventures, Bloomberg Beta LaunchDarkly $54M Oakland, CA-based feature management platform for software developers
Turning Rock Partners Next Level Aviation $15M Sunrise, CA-based supplier of spare parts for commercial aircraft
Fortress Investment Group, Columbia Capital, Future Fund, Telcom Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, Oak Investment Partners NextNav $120M Sunnyvale, CA-based developer of a non-GPS indoor positioning system
Madrone Capital Partners, Arch Venture Partners, Decheng Capital, Domain Associates, Biomatics Capital Partners, Altitude Life Sciences Ventures, Nan Fung Life Sciences Omniome $60M San Diego, CA-based DNA sequencing platform
Vida Ventures, AbbVie Ventures, Foresite Capital, Canaan Partners PACT Pharma $75M San Francisco, CA-based developer of personalized adoptive T cell therapies
Updata Partners, Equity Venture Partners Practifi $16.3M Chicago, IL-based business management platform for financial advisors
Pavilion Capital, Decheng Capital, Hansjörg Wyss ReadCoor $27M Cambridge, MA-based multi-omic spatial sequencing platform
TIO Bioventures Treadwell Therapeutics $27M New York-based oncology pharma startup
Georgian Partners, Kleiner Perkins, M12, OurCrowd, Seven Peaks Ventures Trusona $20M Scottsdale, AZ-based multi-factor authentication startup
Alta Partners, RA Capital Management, Boxer Capital, Canaan Partners Tyra Biosciences $50M Carlsbad, CA-based developer of therapies targeted at drug-resistant cancer cells
Caffeinated Capital, Venrock, Obvious Ventures, Creandum, Playground Global, SciFi VC Virta Health $93M San Francisco, CA-based biotech that aims to reverse Type 2 diabetes,
Iconiq Capital, Tiger Global, Accel, Founders Fund, NGP Capital, Newfund Capital, Qualcomm Ventures Zinier $90M San Francisco, CA-based field service automation startup
Vertical Venture Partners, Health Velocity Capital, Healthworx, Horizon Healthcare Services Zipari $22.5M Brooklyn, NY-based customer experience platform for health insurance

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