The Scherzer Deal Report: Oct 9-16, 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
BoxGroup New York, NY $165M Flagship vehicle ($82.5M) and an opportunities fund ($82.5M)
Craft Ventures San Francisco, CA $500M Second fund led by David Sacks
Day One Ventures San Francisco, CA $20M Third fund
Jackson Square Ventures San Francisco, CA $193M Third VC fund
KPS Capital Partners New York, NY $7B Fifth flagship buyout fund,($6B) and debut middle-market buyout fund ($1B)
M13 Los Angeles, CA $175M Second fund


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Lovell Minnick Partners Billhighway Undisclosed Troy, MI-based provider of software and payment solutions to membership-based organizations
Whitney, Bradley & Brownn BRTRC Federal Solutions Undisclosed Vienna, VA-based provider of support services to U.S. military and intelligence agencies
The Carlyle Group Cepsa Undisclosed Spanish oil company
GHK Capital Partners Dura-Supreme Undisclosed Howard Lake, MN-based maker of semi-custom and custom cabinetry
Five Elms Capital FMX Undisclosed Columbus, OH-based provider of facilities and maintenance management software
The Carlyle Group HireVue Undisclosed Salt Lake City, UT-based provider of talent assessment and video interviewing software
KKR Hyperoptic Undisclosed British residential gigabit broadband provider
Blue Wolf Capital Partners Kirlin Design Build Undisclosed Rockville, MD-based engineering and construction company focused on large government and private-sector projects
Cornell Capital Lorom Undisclosed Taipei-based specialized cable manufacturing and assembly company
HGGC Monotype Imaging $825M Woburn, MA-based font licensor
Ampersand Capital Partners New England Peptid Undisclosed Gardner, MA-based provider of custom peptides and antibodies to the life sciences market
Lincolnshire Management Powerhouse Undisclosed Crowley, TX-based construction and facilities maintenance company
Baymark Partners Presidium Network Services Undisclosed Lakeland, FL-based IT services provider
Thoma Bravo Sophos Group Undisclosed British cybersecurity company
Cornell Capital Spectrum Automotive Undisclosed Fairfield, NJ-based agent, marketer and administrator of auto finance and insurance products
Revelstoke Capital Partners The Care Team Undisclosed Farmington Hills, MI-based provider of home health and hospice services
Rockbridge Growth Equity White Glove Undisclosed Birmingham, MI-based seminar marketing and planning company
Marlin Equity Partners Whitlock Undisclosed Richmond, VA-based provider of audiovisual and video collaboration solutions


Venture Capital Investors Company Amount Description
Accelled, Salesforce Ventures Algolia $110M San Francisco, CA-based search-as-a-service startup
Bond, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackbird, Sequoia China Canva $85M Australian design software company
Prelude Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Moore Strategic Ventures, Next47 Citrine $20M Redwood City, CA-based materials data and AI platform
Tiger Global, Sequoia India CleverTap $35M Mountain View, CA-based mobile marketing and customer analytics platform
Novo Holdings, Venrock, DROIA Oncology Ventures, Osage University Partners, Lightstone Ventures, Celgene Cyteir Therapeutics $40.2M Lexington, MA-based cancer therapy startup
Union Grove Venture Partners, Ajax Strategies, Crosslink Capital, March Capital Partners Descartes Labs $20M Santa Fe, NM-based satellite imagery analytics startup
Edison Partners, Allos Ventures, Cultivation Capital Emplify $15M Indianapolis, IN-based employee engagement improvement startup
The Chernin Group Exploding Kittens $30M Los Angeles, CA-based maker of card games
e.ventures, Evolv Ventures, Poseidon Flowhub $23M Denver, CO-based provider of cannabis retail management software
Accel Galileo Financial $77M Salt Lake City, UT-based provider of backend software for fintech companies
Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau, Kickstart Ventures, Gingerbread Capital Havenly $32M Denver, CO-based interior design platform
H.I.G Growth, Upfront Ventures, Accel, Morgan Stanley Invoca $56M Santa Barbara, CA-based provider of call tracking and conversational analytics software
Tiger Global Lattice $25M San Francisco, CA-based employee management platform
Walmart, Hut 8 Ventures, Lennar Level Home $71M Redwood City, CA-based smart-lock developer
White Star Capital, FirstMark Capital, Amplo, Alpha Edison Partners, Arkitekt Ventures, Galaxy Digital Parsley Health $26M New York, NY-based personalized holistic health services startup
Sapphire Ventures, General Atlantic, Tiger Global, Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital, FirstMark, Geodesic Capital, Cross Creek Pendo $100M Raleigh, NC-based customer analytics platform
HP Enterprise, Lightspeed Venture Partners Pensando $145M San Jose, CA-based developer of new edge services models of enterprise and cloud computing
Contour Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners Radius Networks $15M Washington, DC-based provider of physical customer traffic analytics
IAC, Slow Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, Open Ocean Thimble $22M New York, NY-based provider of short-term insurance to small businesses and freelancers
DBL Partners Wheels $50M Los Angeles, CA-based dockless e-bike rental company

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