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The Scherzer Deal Report: July 24-30, 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
Adams Street Partners Chicago, IL $1.1B New private credit fund
Gallant Capital Los Angeles, CA $378M Debut fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
WindRose Health Investors Caregiver Undisclosed Fort Worth, TX-based provider of long-term care services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Gemspring Capital Cforia Software Undisclosed Westlake Village, CA-based provider of order-to-cash automation software
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice  Cheney Bros Undisclosed Family-owned food distributor serving the Southeastern United States
Tenex Capital Management Consolidated Label Undisclosed Sanford, FL-based provider of custom-printed, pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves
Berkshire Partners CrossFit Undisclosed Washington, DC-based fitness brand
TA Associates and Francisco Partners Edifecs Undisclosed Bellevue, WA-based provider of health care IT solutions
Core Industrial Partners Incodema Undisclosed Merger of Incodema – an Ithaca, NY-based precision sheet metal engineering firm, and Newchem, a Newark, NY-based photo chemical etching manufacturer
Crestview Partners Upwell Water Undisclosed San Francisco, CA-based specialty finance firm focused on the water market
TowerBrook Capital Partners Validity Finance $100M New York-based commercial litigation firm


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
MSD Partners BioTheryX $35M San Diego, CA-based biotech focused on restoring protein homeostasis
Versant Ventures Bright Peak Therapeutics $35M San Diego, CA-based biotech focused on chemically synthesizing and optimizing proteins
Pitango Growth, Square Peg Capital ClimaCell $23M Boston, MA-based weather intelligence platform
Kleiner Perkins, 01 Advisors, Upfront Ventures, Founders Fund, Ludlow Ventures, Launch, DTA, Alex Rodriguez, LBC Ventures, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Cyan and Scott Banister Density $51M San Francisco, CA-based startup that measures indoor headcount
Gilde Healthcare, Longitude Capital, NEA, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, Nan Fung Life Sciences Eargo $71M San Jose, CA-based medical device startup focused on hearing loss
Accel, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Target Global Ermetic $17.3M Palo Alto and Tel Aviv-based cloud access risk security startup
Zeev Ventures, Dynamic Loop, Emerge, F2 Capital Explorium $31M San Mateo, CA-based data science startup
PXV Fund, Drive Capital Forge Biologics $40M Columbus, OH-based viral vector gene therapy startup
Kayne Partners, 8VC, Fontinalis Partners, Revolution Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Prologis Ventures, Story Ventures, Engage Ventures FreightWaves $37M Chattanooga, TN-based freight data startup
CPT Capital, WTT Investment Geltor $91.3M San Leandro, CA-based animal-free “ingredients-as-a-service” startup
Humana Heal $100M Los Angeles, CA-based physician house call and telemedicine platform
Canaan Partners, Stanford StartX, Root Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, First Round Capital Instrumental $20M Palo Alto, CA-based computer vision startup focused on detecting manufacturing anomalies
Frazier Healthcare Partners, OrbiMed, NEA, IU PhV, BioCrossroads, Twilight Venture Partners MBX Biosciences $34.6M Carmel, IN-based biotech focused on rare endocrine diseases
Argentum, Breakwater Mediant, Compo Seven Capital, Mathers Associates, First Analysis Corp Mediant $18.5M New York-based investor communications platform
The Column Group, Samsara BioCapital, Euclidean Capital Nura Bio $73M San Francisco, CA-based developer of neuroprotective drugs
Flagship Pioneering Omega Therapeutics $85M Cambridge, MA-based epigenomics startup
Eventide Asset Management, Avoro Capital, Surveyor Capital, Point72, Cormorant, Qatar Investment Authority, Irving Investors, Adage Capital Management, Verition Fund Management, Ample Plus Fund, Vida Ventures, Novo Holdings, Blackstone Life Sciences, OCV Partners Praxis Precision Medicines $110M Cambridge, MA-based biotech focused on CNS disorders
Energy Impact Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Cisco Investments Rangeforce $16M Manassas, VA-based cybersecurity training startup
PayU, DN Capital, Generation Investment Management, Owl Rock Capital, Princeville, Stripes, Threshold Ventures, Top Tier Capital Remitly $85M Seattle, WA-based digital remittance company
General Catalyst, The Chernin Group, FirstMark Capital, Torch, SignalFire, TQ Ventures, Initialized Capital, 3L, BoxGroup Ro $200M New York-based DTC pharmacy focused on men’s health
BlackRock, Deerfield Management, Moore Capital Sema4 $120M Stamford, CT-based health intelligence company
GIC, Silver Lake Waterman, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Spark Capital, USV Stack Overflow $85M New York, NY-based coding Q&A site
Norwest Venture Partners, General Catalyst Tempo $60M Connected home gym startup
Casdin Capital, Section 32, Bain Capital Life Sciences, Brown Advisory, Driehaus Capital, Intermountain Ventures, Janus Henderson Investors, Lux Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Perceptive Advisors, Rock Springs Capital, Sands Capital, T. Rowe Price Thrive Earlier Detection $257M Cambridge, MA-based early cancer detection startup
Khosla Ventures, Centana Growth Partners True Link Financial $35M San Francisco, CA-based provider of digital financial services targeting retirees
CoVenture, GPS Partners, Golden Ventures, Sweet Capital Wave.tv $32M Los Angeles, CA-based interactive sports media platform

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