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The Scherzer Deal Report: September 26 – October 2, 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
Advent International Boston, MA $2B Seventh Latin America-focused fund
Bullpen Capital San Francisco, CA $130M Fifth fund
H.I.G. Capital Miami, FL $1.3B Sixth flagship fund focused on lower mid-market buyouts
SaaS Ventures Bethesda, MD $20M Second fund
Silversmith Capital Partners Boston, MA $880M Third fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Brand Velocity Partners BBQGuys Undisclosed Baton Rouge, LA-based e-commerce site for barbeque grills and related products
Partners Group Cote Restaurants Undisclosed British chain of French-style restaurants
Dyal Capital Partners CrossHabor Capital Partners Undisclosed Boston, MA-based alt assets firm
The Riverside Company G&A Partners Undisclosed Houston, TX-based PEO and HRO provider
Investindustrial, Black Diamond Capital Hexion PSR $425M Columbus, OH-based maker of specialty phenolic resins, engineered thermoset molding compounds and formaldehyde
TA Associates Netwrix Undisclosed Irvine, CA-based cybersecurity vendor
Snow Phipps Prototek Undisclosed Contoocook, NH-based provider of rapid prototyping services
Roark Capital ServiceMaster Brands $1.1B Memphis, TN-based provider of residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services
Mubadala Silver Lake Undisclosed Menlo Park, CA and New York-based tech-focused private equity firm
Greenbriar Equity  Uber Freight $500M San Francisco, CA-based logistics arm of Uber Technologies 


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Canaan Partners, Ten Eleven Ventures, Cyberstarts Axis Security $32M San Mateo, CA-based zero-trust access startup
General Catalyst, Revolution Ventures, Ludlow Ventures Bloomscape $15M Detroit, MI-based online garden retailer
ACME, Blockchange, Pantera, Multicoin, Variant Braintrust $18M San Francisco, CA-based freelance talent platform
Volition Capital, Egis Capital, RiverPark Ventures, Stifel Venture Bank ButterflyMX $35M New York-based smart intercom developer for building tenants
Aperture Venture Partners, Arboretum Ventures, Hostplus, Life Sciences Partners, Lumira Ventures, M. H. Carnegie & Co.  Cardiac Dimensions $17.5M Kirkland, WA-based developer of treatments for functional mitral regurgitation
Amgen , Column Group, Horizons Ventures Carmot Therapeutics $47M Berkeley, CA-based biotech focused on metabolic diseases
Red Dot Capital Partners, O.G. Tech Ventures, Aleph VC, StageOne Ventures, Janvest Capital Partners, 2B Angels Coralogix $25M San Francisco, CA-based log management startup
Arch Venture Partners, Maverick Ventures, Bellco Capital, Bayer, EcoR1 Capital, Polaris Partners, Samsara BioCapital, Innovation Endeavors Dewpoint Therapeutics $77M Cambridge, MA-based drug discovery startup focused on biomolecular condensates
Warburg Pincus Facet Wealth $25M Baltimore, MD-based provider of financial planning benefits for employees
Lego Ventures, Sesame Workshop, 3One4 Capital, Trustbridge Partners, Interlock Partners Homer $50M Menlo Park, CA-based developer of spatial proteomics
Sam Altman, Lachy Groom, Marc Benioff, Valia Ventures, Plexo Capital, Kindred Ventures Humane $30M San Francisco, CA-based stealthy consumer tech startup from a pair of former iPad developer
Samsara BioCapital, Bruker Corp., Genoa Ventures, ND Capital, Paladin Partners Investments, Norwich Ventures, Vertical Venture Partners IONpath $18M Menlo Park, CA-based developer of spatial proteomics
Spring Mountain Capital, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, MBX Capital, Merck, Waterline Ventures Koneksa $16M New York-based developer of digital biomarkers for drug development
Pernod Ricard Group, Fat Mike, Velvet Sea Ventures Liquid Death $23M Santa Monica, CA-based canned water startup
Insight Partners PayCargo $35M Coral Gables, FL-based payments network for global supply chains
Upfront Ventures, Porsche Ventures, Raptor Group, Global Brain, Relay Ventures, Alexis Ohanian Rally $17M New York-based fractional investing platform for unique collectibles
Ohio Innovation Fund ScriptDrop $15M Columbus, OH-based prescription delivery platform
Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Jackson Square Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price Seismic $92M San Diego, CA-based sales process automation company
SoftBank Vision Fund, Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, YC ShipBob $68M Chicago, IL-based e-commerce fulfillment startup
GV, Juxtapose, Redpoint, Tiger Global, Zigg Capital, Good Friends Tend $37M New York-based dental practice startup
Tiger Global, Lone Pine Capital, Constellation, Endeavour Catalyst, SoftBank VTEX $225M New York-based provider of e-commerce solutions for retailers and brands
SoftBank, PICC Capital, Morningside VC, Tencent, Sequoia Capital China, China Life, SIG XtalPi $319M Cambridge, MA-based AI-based drug molecule designer

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