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The Scherzer Deal Report: October 30 – November 5, 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
Homestead Capital San Francisco, CA $596M Third fund
Oceans Ventures New York, NY $11M Debut fund
Veritas Capital New York, NY $400M First credit fund
Zeal Capital Partners Washington, DC $22.3M Debut fund

Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
True Wind Capital AIA Contract Documents Undisclosed Washington, DC-based provider of customizable legal contracts to the construction market
Macquarie Capital, GCM Grosvenor Alaska Communications Undisclosed Anchorage, AK-based telecom company
Inspire Brands Dunkin’ Brands $11.3B Canton, MA-based restaurant platform 
Clearlake Capital Group Endurance International Group  $3B Burlington, MA-based provider of cloud solutions for SMEs
Auxo Investment Partners GC Dies Undisclosed Elmhurst, IL-based steel rule die manufacturer
GreyLion Capital, Stone Point Capital  Hyphen Solutions Undisclosed Addison, TX-based provider of residential construction management software
AE Industrial Partners Linkware and Pangiam Undisclosed Merger of Alexandria, VA-based provider of custom software to federal government clients, and a security and travel consulting services company
Advent International  Nielsen’s Global Connect unit $2.7B New York-based company that tracks consumer goods sales
Kohlberg & Co. Parts Authority Undisclosed New Hyde Park, NY-based aftermarket distributor of replacement car and truck parts
Guardian Capital Partners Upper Echelon Products Undisclosed Austin, TX-based e-tailer of consumer products under such brands as Everlasting Comfort and Café Du Chateau
Court Square Capital Partners Veregy Undisclosed Phoenix, AZ-based energy engineering company


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Wheatsheaf Group, GV, Argonautic Ventures, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Emart, GS Group, Louis Dreyfus Company, iSelect Fund, Fall Line Capital, Mercury Fund, Prelude Ventures, Prolog Ventures, S2G Ventures Benson Hill $150M St. Louis, MO-based crop design company
NTTVC, Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Cervin Ventures Celona $30M Cupertino, CA-based private mobile networking startup
Meritech Capital Partners, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Zac Bookman, Initialized Capital, Axon, Bedrock Capital, Matrix Partners, Founders Fund, YC Flock Safety $47M Atlanta, GA-based developer of local surveillance systems
Canaan Partners, Khosla Ventures, Bling Capital, Rise of the Rest Hermeus $16M Atlanta, GA-based developer of a Mach 5 aircraft
Francisco Partners MyFitnessPal $345M San Francisco, CA-based smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise
SoftBank, Mubadala, Oaktree Capital, UBS Asset Management, Target Global REEF Technology $700M Miami, FL-based provider of parking lot tech and services
USVP, Lightstone Ventures, Alumni Venture Partners, Wakestream Ventures, Biosciences Research & Commercialization Center of Western Michigan University, Invest Michigan, Michigan Angel Fund Shoulder Innovations $21.6M Holland, MI-based developer of shoulder replacement systems
Ribbit Capital, NFX, Zigg Capital Tomo Networks $40M Stamford, CT-based home mortgage platform
SIG Asia Investments, Accomplice, Golden Ventures, Jump Capital TVision $16M New York-based provider of TV performance metrics
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners US HealthConnect   Fort Washington, PA-based provider of pharma-sponsored continuing medical education and promotional education to health care providers
NGP Energy Technology Partners, Prelude Ventures, Ajax Strategies Voltus $25M San Francisco, CA-based distributed energy resources platform
Stage 1 Ventures, Mitsubishi WiTricity $34M Watertown, MA-based wireless power transfer company

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