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The Scherzer Deal Report: October 23-30, 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
Accel-KKR Menlo Park, CA $640M New evergreen fund
Amplify Partners San Francisco, CA $275M Fourth early stage fund
Amplify Partners San Francisco, CA $100M First growth fund
Camber Creek Washington, D.C. $155M Third fund
Eureka Equity Partners Philadelphia, PA $200M Fourth small-cap buyout fund
Impact Engine Chicago, IL $31.5M First private equity fund
RA Capital Management Boston, MA $461 m New biotech-focused venture fund
Ryder System Miami, FL $50M Debut fund
The Blackstone Group New York, NY $8B Second long-hold private equity fund
Thoma Bravo Chicago, IL $17.8 b Fourteenth flagship buyout fund
Thoma Bravo Chicago, IL $3.9 b Third mid-market fund
Thoma Bravo Chicago, IL $1.1 bi First lower-mid market fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
GTCR  Consumer Cellular Undisclosed Portland, OR-based wireless company focused on older users
Tiger Global, Fidelity, BlackRock, Neuberger Berman DoubleVerify $350M New York-based digital media engagement analytics company
Francisco Partners Forcepoint Undisclosed Austin, TX-based cybersecurity company
Atwater Capital Freepik Undisclosed Los Angeles, CA-based provider of digital visual content
Rock Mountain Capital  GeoLinks Undisclosed Camarillo, CA-based CLEC
AE Industrial Partners PCI Undisclosed Columbia, MD-based provider of IT services and support to the intelligence and defense communities
Newlight Partners Pondurance Undisclosed Indianapolis, IN-based provider of managed detection and response services
The Blackstone Group Simply Self Storage $1.2B Orlando, FL-based self-storage company
Cohere Capital Sonobi Undisclosed Winter Park, FL-based ad platform for digital media
Lion Equity Partners TY-Harbor Undisclosed Marlton, NJ-based provider of linens to the hospitality and hospital markets
Brookwood Financial Partners Yesway $235M Fort Worth, TX-based convenience store operator


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Ginkgo Bioworks, Battelle, General Atlantic, Cascade Investment, Viking Global Investors Allonnia $40M Boston, MA-based bioremediation company focused on waste management
Lux Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Applied Intuition $125M Sunnyvale, CA-based simulation platform for autonomous systems development
Prelude Ventures, M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, Tridon, S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, Ajax Strategies, Chase Field Arable $20M San Francisco, CA-based provider of data solutions for agriculture
Viking Global Investors, DTCP, and existing backers Arctic Wolf $200M Sunnyvale, CA-based security operations center-as-a-service company
Atlas Venture, RA Capital Management, Alta Partners, Longwood Fund, Takeda Ventures Be Biopharma $52M Cambridge, MA-based developer of engineered B-cell therapies
Macquarie, Napier Park Global, Camden Partners Bluefin $25M Atlanta, GA-based provider of payment and data security services
Highland Capital Management, Coatue Management, T. Rowe Price, OrbiMed, Millennium Management, Neuberger Berman, ClearBridge Investments, First Light Asset Management Caris Life Sciences $235M Irving, TX-based precision medicine company
Point72 Ventures, Mouro Capital, Fidelity, Raptor Group, SBI Holdings, Route 66 Ventures DriveWealth $56.7 m Chatham, NJ-based developer of global digital trading tech
Accel Eagle Eye Networks $40M Austin, TX-based cloud video surveillance company
General Catalyst, Capital One Ventures, Foundation Capital, IVP, Lightspeed Venture Partners Eightfold AI $125M Mountain View, CA-based talent intelligence platform
CNO Financial Group, Guardian Life, Nippon Life, Samsung Ventures, Securian Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners Fabric $18M New York-based family finance planning startup
NEA, Sound Ventures, Neo, Geodesic Capital, Operator Collective, K9 Ventures Forethought $17M San Francisco, CA-based AI and machine learning platform for customer support teams
PeakEquity Partners Grayshift $47M Atlanta, GA-based provider of mobile device digital forensics
7wireVentures, Pitango HealthTech Homethrive $18M Northbrook, IL-based eldercare platform
Baillie Gifford, T. Rowe Price, Rock Springs, Andreessen Horowitz, Prosus Ventures, 8VC, Thrive Capital Honor $140M San Francisco, CA-based provider of tech-enabled senior care services
Greycroft, Okta Ventures, B Capital Group, First Round Capital Kandji $21M San Diego, CA-based Apple enterprise management solution
Citi, Motley Fool Ventures, Illuminated Funds Group Ketos $15M Milpitas, CA-based provider of water quality and logistics monitoring software
Coatue, 645 Ventures, Primary Ventures Lunchbox $20M Platform that lets restaurants build ordering experiences
Thrive Capital Nava $20M New York-based employee benefits brokerage
Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Partech, Salesforce Ventures, Serena Odaseva $25M San Francisco, CA-based enterprise cloud trust platform
SoftBank Ordermark $120M Los Angeles, CA-based cloud kitchen company
Koch Disruptive Technologies, Evolv Ventures, Henry Crown & Co., NEA, 8VC, Prologis Ventures Outrider $65M Golden, CO-based developer of warehouse yard robots
CAM Capital, Polaris Partners, Samsara BioCapital, Oberland Capital, McDermott, BioRock Ventures, BioBrit Primmune Therapeutics $27.4M San Diego, CA-based biotech focused on acute viral diseases and cancer
Madrona Venture Group, Tola Capital Pulumi $37.5M Seattle, WA-based cloud engineering platform
OrbiMed, Acorn Bioventures Q32 Bio $60M Cambridge, MA-based developer pf biologic therapeutics to restore immune regulation
Jazz Venture Partners, Playground Global, Liquid2 Ventures, Fontinalis Partners Robust.ai $15M Palo Alto, CA-based collaborative robotics startup
Sequoia Capital, Greylock Rockset $40M San Mateo, CA-based real-time indexing database company
TDM Growth Partners Rokt $80M New York-based ecommerce marketing company
Wellington Management, NewView Capital, TSG Consumer Partners, CPP Investments, BlackRock, D1, Battery Ventures, Eldridge, Declaration Partners, Moore Strategic Ventures. Additional investors include Greycroft, Baillie Gifford, Sands Capital, Revolution Growth, and Highland Capital Partners Scopely $340M Los Angeles, CA-based mobile games company
Atlas Venture, Omega Funds, and Vida Ventures, Abingworth, Partners HealthCare Innovation Scorpion Therapeutics $108M Boston, MA-based precision oncology startup
Walvax Biotech, Sunshine Riverhead Capital, Rotating Boulder Fund, Longmen Capital, HongTao Capital, Alpha Win Capital Sirnaomics $105M Gaithersburg, MD-based developer of RNAi therapeutics
Sequoia Capital StrongDM $17M Burlingame, CA-based database access control platform
IVP, SoftBank, Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Thursday Ventures, Nextview Ventures, Promus Ventures, Cavu Ventures, D20 Capital, LionTree Partners Whoop $100M Boston, MA-based maker of fitness-tracking wearable

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