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The Scherzer Deal Report: September 11-18, 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
Black Unicorn Factory Miami, FL $225M Startup accelerator
Conductive Ventures Palo Alto, CA $150M Second fund
Greenfield Partners Tel Aviv, Israel $150M First fund
Greylock Menlo Park, CA $1B Sixteenth flagship VC fund
KKR New York, NY $11B Fourth Asia-focused fund
Mantis Silicon Valley, CA $35M Debut fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Nvidia Arm c. $40B British chip design firm
JMI Equity Bloomerang Undisclosed Indianapolis, IN-based provider of nonprofit donor management software
Peak Rock Capital Halo Foods Undisclosed U.K.-based maker of cereal bars and other snacks
Highlander Partners Hilo Nutrition Undisclosed Columbus, OH-based maker of pre-workout gummies
Thomas H. Lee Partners Insurance Technologies Undisclosed Colorado Springs, CO-based provider of sales and regulatory automation software to the insurance and financial services industries
Oxford Properties Group, D1 Capital Partners, BentallGreenOak Lineage Logistics $1.6B Colton, CA-based cold storage company
Sun Capital Partners Mancini’s Sleepworld Undisclosed Livermore, CA-based mattress retailer
Warburg Pincus MLM II c. $1B New York-based information services and software platform
Spectrum Equity, Blue Venture Fund, Sandbox PWNHealth Undisclosed New York-based provider of diagnostic testing enablement solutions
GI Partners Sectigo Undisclosed Roseland, NJ-based provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions
The Carlyle Group Victory Innovations Undisclosed Minneapolis, MN-based maker of high-tech electrostatic sprayers used to disinfect offices, airplanes, and schools
Baring Private Equity Asia Virtusa c. $2B Southborough, MA-based IT consultant
KKR Zwift $450M Long Beach, CA-based indoor cycling and running platform
Clearlake Capital Group Zywave Undisclosed Milwaukee, WI-based SaaS provider of front office insurance solution


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Escalate Capital, Peloton Equity, Hamilton Lane, Flexstone Partners, Wave Equity Partners AeroSafe Global $47.5M Rochester, NY-based cold-chain-as-a-service company
GIC, Durable Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford, Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Fidelity Affirm $500M San Francisco, CA-based credit card alternative
Thrive Capital, D1 Capital, Benchmark, Coatue Management, Caffeinated Capital, CRV Airtable $185M San Francisco, CA-based coding platform
Canapi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Avid Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures Alloy $40M New York-based identity operating system for financial services
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, JPMorgan, Inovia Capital, Mithril Capital AppDirect $185M San Francisco, CA-based subscription commerce platform
VenBio Partners Attralus $25M San Francisco, CA-based biotech focused on systemic amyloidosis
Torch Capital, Crosscut Ventures, and individual investors Boosted Commerce $87M Los Angeles, CA-based e-commerce brand portfolio
Lewis & Clark AgriFood Brightseed $27M San Francisco, CA-based developer of phytonutrient discovery tech
San Francisco Equity Partners BrüMate $20M Fort  Lauderdale, FL-based DTC provider of insulated drinkware for adult beverages
General Catalyst, EA, PUBG, mixi, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Supercell, Riot Games, Miniclip, COLOPL, LVP, Northzone, Streamlined Ventures, Konvoy Ventures, OneTeam Ventures, Velo Partners, Golden Venture Partners, Alven Capital Partners Bunch $20M New York-based party app for multiplayer games
Tritium Partners, investors Altos Ventures, Azure Capital, OATV Chairish $33M San Francisco, CA-based online marketplace for home furnishings
DST Gloal, Aspect Ventures, Menlo Ventures Chime $485M San Francisco, CA-based U.S. challenger bank
Georgian Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners Devo Technology $60M Cambridge, MA-based big data analytics platform
SanofiVentures, Cowen Healthcare Investments, Redmile Group, Perceptive Advisors, The Column Group, 5AM Ventures, Osage University Partners Escient Pharmaceuticals $77.5M San Diego, CA-based biotech focused on neuro-immuno-inflammatory and autoreactive diseases
Baupost Group, Humboldt Fund, MSD Capital, MSD Partners, Octave Group, OMX Ventures, Avenir Growth Capital, OCV Partners, Shumway Capital, SIG, SymBiosis, TPTF, Willett Advisors Finch Therapeutics $90M Somerville, MA-based microbiome drug development company
Versant Ventures led, and was joined by Samsara BioCapital Graphite Bio $45M San Francisco, CA-based gene editing startup focused on sickle cell disease
The Column Group, Two Sigma Ventures, 8VC Hexagon Bio $47M Menlo Park, CA-based synthetic biology platform
Blackhorn Ventures, Tenfore Holdings, Fontinalis Partners, Airbus Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Presidio Ventures Humatics $30M Waltham, MA-based developer of microlocation sensors for industrial robots
Bain Capital Ventures, Rain Capital, LifeOmic JupiterOne $19M Indianapolis, IN-based cyber asset management automation startup
Wu Capital, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Surveyor Capital, Cormorant Asset Management, MP Healthcare Venture Management, Alexandria Venture Investments, Atlas Ventures, NEA Korro Bio $91.5M Cambridge, MA-based developer of RNA editing therapies
Partech, Maor Investments, YL Ventures, USVP,  Blumberg Capital Medigate $30M Israel and New York-based security and asset management platform for connected care
Insight Partners, Grant Verstandig, Root Ventures, Canaan Partners, DCVC, Haystack nTopology $40M New York-based 3D printing platform for manufacturing
General Catalyst, Drive Capital, Ascension Ventures, Oak HC/FT, SVB Capital Olive $106M Columbus, OH-based provider of health care administration automation software
Matrix Capital Management, Surveyor Capital, SR One, Pfizer Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC, Takeda Ventures, AbbVie Ventures Palleon Pharmaceuticals $100M Waltham, MA-based developer of cancer checkpoint drugs
Lennertz & Co RapidAI $25M San Mateo, CA-based provider of neuroimaging tech for strokes
GV, Deerfield Management, City Light Capital, Town Hall Ventures, Frist Cressey Ventures Ready $54M New Orleans, LA-based provider of on-demand home health care services
Norwest Venture Partners, State Farm Ventures, Atomic, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures Replicant $27M San Francisco, CA-based developer of voice chat bots
EQT Ventures, FAM AB Seeqc $22.4M Elmsford, NY-based quantum computing startup
Canaan Partners, Samsara BioCapital, The Column Group Synthekine $82M Menlo Park, CA-based engineered cytokine therapeutics startup
Sapphire Sport, Shasta Ventures, Mayfield, Evolution Media, THVC, L Catterton, Delta-v Capital, Amazon Alexa Fund, Mousse Partners, and individual investors Tonal $110M San Francisco, CA-based connected at-home strength and personal training platform
Truist Ventures Veem $31M San Francisco, CA-based business payments network
Icon Ventures, Harpoon Ventures, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Lightspeed Venture Partners, YC Volansi $50M San Francisco, CA-based developer of long-range delivery drones

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