The Scherzer Deal Report: Oct 23-30, 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
Crestline Investors Fort Worth, TX $360M Third Europe-focused opportunities fund
KKR New York, NY $2B Second tech-focused growth equity fund
Rise of the Rest Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA $150M Second seed fund
The Carlyle Group New York, NY €6.4B Fifth European buyout fund


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Anixter International Undisclosed Glenview, IL-based distributor of solutions for network & security, electrical & electronic solutions and utility power
Graham Partners Gatekeeper Systems Undisclosed Foothill Ranch, CA-based provider of intelligent shopping cart systems for retailers
SK Capital  GEON Performance Solutions Undisclosed Avon Lake, OH-based plastic compounded solutions group
The Carlyle Group Hilb Group Undisclosed Richmond, VA-based insurance brokerage
Rockbridge Growth Equity ProSites Undisclosed Temecula, CA-based online marketing firm
Granite Creek Capital Partners, Red Arts Capital  Sunset Pacific Transportation Undisclosed Chino, CA-based leasing logistics company


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Tiger Global, Accel, Vulcan Capital, Founders Co-op Ally $15M Seattle, WA-based goal-setting and business performance management software provider
Ampersand Capital Partners Arranta Bio $82M Watertown, MA-based microbiome contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO)
CRV, Formation 8, Ignition Partners, Liberty Global Ventures Aviatrix $40M Santa Clara, CA-based provider of networking and security services for multi-cloud enterprises
Evolution Ventures, Macy’s, Khosla Ventures, Peak State Ventures b8ta $50M San Francisco, CA-based retail-as-a-service startup
Volition Capital Burst Oral Care $20M Los Angeles, CA-based sonic oral care company
OMERS Ventures, Emergence Capital, Mayfield, Cowboy Ventures, Verizon Ventures Crunchbase $30M San Francisco, CA-based provider of private-company prospecting and research solutions
Forerunner Ventures Curated $27.5M San Francisco, CA-based personalized online shopping platform
Breakout Ventures, Blackhorn Ventures, Western Technology Investment Cytovale $15M San Francisco, CA-based developer of biomarkers for early detection of sepsis
ST Telemedia, Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Nextworld Capital, Citi Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners Datameer $40M San Francisco, CA-based big data analytics platform
Novo Holding, Access Biotech, Atlas Venture Disc Medicine $50M Cambridge, MA-based hematology startup
JAFCO, Goldman Sachs, NEC Corp DotData $23M San Mateo, CA-based data science automation startup
Intel Capital, Hearst Ventures, Team8 Duality Technologies $16M Newark, NJ-based provider of privacy-enhancing data science solutions based on homomorphic encryption
Guidepost Growth Equity Green Rabbit $31M Braintree, MA-based provider of cold chain e-commerce logistics for the food industry
Samsung Catalyst, Mubadala, ACME Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, Tao Capital Partners, Correlation Ventures, A&E Investment, Amazon, NEA, GV, Osage University Partners IonQ $55M College Park, MD-based quantum computing startup
Point72 Ventures, Lululemon, LionTree, Spark Capital, Lerer Hippeau Mirror $34M New York, NY-based maker of at-home “mirrors” that stream studio fitness classes
Omega Funds, Aisling Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Baupost Group, Boxer Capital, EDBI, ECOR1 Capital, Fidelity, Pavilion Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Redmile Group, Surveyor Capital Nuvation $275M New York, NY-based stealth biotechnology company developing proprietary therapies for oncology
ATW Partners, SJF Ventures, Health Catalyst Capital, Inova Health Systems, RTI International, ARUP Labs PierianDx $27M St. Louis-based clinical genomics informatics startup
Greylock, Thomvest, Bain Capital Ventures, NFX, NYCA Ventures Ribbon $30M New York, NY-based home finance startup
TDM Growth Partners Rokt $48M New York, NY-based e-commerce marketing company
NewView Capital, CPPIB, Baillie Gifford, Greycroft, Revolution Growth, Sands Capital Ventures Scopely $200M Los Angeles, CA-based mobile gaming company
Companion Fund, TTV Capital, FJ Labs, Struck Capital Scratchpay $15M Los Angeles, CA-based provider of payment plans for veterinary care
Georgian Partners Shipwell $35M Austin, TX-based software platform for managing trucking logistics
SignalFire, NextWorld Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Hillsven Capital Stampli $25M Mountain View, CA-based accounts payable automation and communications platform 
Andreessen Horowitz, Westlake Village BioPartners, Gilead Sciences, UPenn, Be The Match BioTherapeutics, American Cancer Society Tmunity Therapeutics $75M Philadelphia, PA-based developer of T-cell immunotherapies
WestRiver Group, RNS Partner Toca Football $25M Costa Mesa, CA-based soccer training startup
Health Enterprise Partners, MemorialCare Innocation Fund Twistle $16M Seattle, WA-based healthcare process automation startup
Silver Lake Vacasa $319M Portland, OR-based vacation rental management company

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