The Scherzer Deal Report: Nov 27-Dec 4, 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
8-Bit Capital San Francisco, CA $25M Debut fund
Accel Palo Alto, CA $550M Sixth India-focused VC fund
Commerce Ventures San Francisco, CA $60M Third fund
Harlem Capital New York, NY $40M Debut fund for diversity-focused venture capital firm
Plexo Capital San Francisco, CA $42.5M Debut fund
Portag3 Ventures Toronto, Canada $320M Second fund
Revelstoke Capital Partners Denver, CO $1.4B Second fund
Storm Ventures Menlo Park, CA $130M Sixth fund


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
AE Industrial Partners AIM MRO Undisclosed Ohio-based maker of consumable repair products and materials for the aerospace engine aftermarket
Permira Cambrex $2.4B New Jersey-based life sciences contract manufacturer
TZP Capital Partners Christy Sports Undisclosed Lakewood, CO-based winter sports and outdoor furniture retailer
CapitalG, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, Drive Capital, Ashton Kutcher, Tim Ferriss Duolingo $30M Pittsburgh, PA-based language-learning platform
Thoma Bravo Instructure approx $2B Salt Lake City,UT-based education software company
Stone Point Capital PrismHR Undisclosed Hopkinton, MA-based HR technology platform powering payroll, benefits, and HR for small and medium-sized businesses
Gemspring Capital  Shrieve Chemical Co. Undisclosed Texas-based provider of industrial chemicals, performance fluids and specialty lubricants
Monomoy Capital Partners  Sportech Undisclosed Elk River, MN-based maker of cab components and systems for powersports
WILsquare Capital Versare Solutions Undisclosed Minneapolis, MN-based manufacturer and e-commerce based marketer of branded space efficiency and acoustical products


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
SoftBank Group, New Ground Ventures, Toyo Kanetsu Corporate Venture Investment Partnership, RevTech Accel Robotics $30M San Diego, CA-based computer vision startup focused on cashier-less stores
Deerfield Management Civetta Therapeutics $53M Cambridge, MA-based developer of drugs targeting beta-propeller proteins
Sequoia Capital Dolls Kill $40M Los Angeles-based fashion brand and retailer
Morgan Creek Digital, MUFG Innovation Partners, DCM, Digital Currency Group, HCM Capital, Ribbit Capital, RPM Ventures, partners of DST Global Figure $103M San Francisco-based consumer lending platform
NEA, American Express, Latitude Ventures Flow $37M Hoboken, NJ-based provider of cross-border ecommerce software for brands and retailers
Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Shlomo Kramer, Wing Venture Capital, NextWorld Capital, Cisco Investments Gong $65M San Francisco-based revenue intelligence platform
Omega Funds, Atlas Venture, Abingworth IFM Therapeutics $55.5M Boston-based biotech focused on autoimmune diseases
Coatue Management, Battery Ventures, Tiger Global Management Kustomer $60M SaaS platform for enterprise customer service
Toyota May Mobility $50M Ann Arbor, MI-based operator of autonomous shuttle services
Valor Equity Group, The Rise Fund, Velocity Capital Migo $20M San Francisco-based consumer credit platform for emerging markets
Oak HC/FT, Aleph, Lane Bess Panorays $15M New York-based security lifecycle management startup
Durable Capital Partners Rapyd $20M Half Moon Bay, CA-based fintech-as-a-service provider
LLR Partner Relay Network $30M Radnor, PA-based personalized mobile engagement company
 LLR Partner Suvoda $40M Conshohocken, PA-based provider of software for randomization and trial supply management

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