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The Scherzer Deal Report: Jan 22-29, 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
Benhamou Global Ventures Palo Alto, CA $150M Fourth fund
GLS Capital Chicago, IL $345M Debut litigation finance fund
Intermediate Capital Group London, UK $2.4B Third fund
Kinderhook Industries  New York, NY $1.11B Sixth private equity fund
Prime Movers Lab Jackson, WY $100M First seed-stage fund 
Ribbit Capital Palo Alto, CA $420M Sixth flagship fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
TPG Growth Denali Water Solutions Undisclosed Russellville, AR-based provider of specialty waste and environmental recycling and disposal services
Incline Equity Partners  Foundation Source Undisclosed Fairfield, CT-based provider of support services to private foundations
Gryphon Investors PestRoutes Undisclosed Mckinney, TX-based provider of business management software for pest control companies
Warburg Pincus Scale Microgrid Solutions Undisclosed Ridgewood, NJ-based distributed clean energy and microgrid platform


Private Equity Investors
Company 
Amount
Description
Susquehanna Growth Equity, Silversmith Capital Partners ActiveCampaign $100M Chicago, IL-based customer experience automation startup
SBI Material Innovation Fund, Future Shape, PeopleFund, Thiel Capital, DCVC,  YC Advano $18.5M New Orleans, LA-based developer of solutions for improving rechargeable battery life
Sequoia Capital, IVP, Eniac Ventures, NextView Ventures Attentive $70M New York-based personalized mobile messaging platform for brands
Centana Growth Partners, Pimco, Global Atlantic Beacon Platform $20M New York-based provider of capital markets software
Lightspeed Venture Partners, MizMaa Ventures, TLV Partners Bond $15M New York-based maker of electric tricycles for last-mile delivery
Greylock, Battery Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Clubhouse $25M New York-based software provider for engineers to produce new features or standalone apps
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Industry Ventures, Prudence Holdings, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures Crexi $30M Los Angeles, CA-based commercial real estate marketplace
Samsung, Industry Ventures, AvidBank, M12, Costanoa Ventures, True Ventures, Northgate Directly $20M San Francisco, CA-based developer of crowdsourced chatbots for customer service
Mubadala Capital, Canvas Ventures Gabi $27M San Francisco, CA-based startup aimed at helping consumers save money on home and auto insurance
Insight Partners Hivebrite $20M New York-based community management and engagement platform
Union Square Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Spark Capital, Thrive Capital Justworks $50M New York-based provider of HR management software
Horizons Ventures, Alibaba, CDIB, Himax Technologies, Qualcomm, Thundersoft, Sequoia Capital Kneron $40M San Diego, CA-based on-device edge startup
Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, HPE, Sapphire Ventures OpsRamp $37.5M San Jose, CA-based startup that helps IT teams automate and manage hybrid environments
Coatue Management, First Round Capital Persona $17.5M San Francisco, CA-based identity verification startup
KKR, Norwest Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, Susa Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, MassMutual Ventures,Transamerica Ventures Policygenius $100M New York-based online insurance marketplace
RA Capital, Abbvie Ventures, Atlas Venture, Arix Bioscience Quench Bio $50M Cambridge, MA-based biotech focused on inflammatory diseases
Anchor Group, Comcraft Roambee $15.2M Santa Clara, CA-based on-demand shipment monitoring platform
General Catalyst, Mayfield Securiti.ai $50M San Jose, CA-based provider of cybersecurity and compliance automation tool
Felicis Ventures, Next47, Sequoia Capital, Meritech Capital Verkada $80M San Mateo, CA-based developer of physical security cameras for the enterprise
Eminence Capital, Raine Ventures Whip Media Group $50M Santa Monica, CA-based maker of the TV Time tracking app for television and film viewing

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