BETA Capitalization Report v20.05.04


KEYWORDS: Apollo Global Management, Advent International, The Blackstone Group, HealthpointCapital, Spectrum Equity, Cinven, KPS Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, General Atlantic

NEW FROM EDITOR: Look for good news on May 7th!  Our LinkedIn group “Sell Your Company” will be changing it name soon as it reaches 9,983 members.  Please join us with M&A news at the following URL: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2593533/

PRIVATE EQUITY NEWS:

  • Apollo Global Management is investing $300 million in Cimpressan Irish printing services provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Blackstone acquired a near 7% stake in Energy Transfer, a transporter of natural gases and crude oils, including shares held by Harvest Fund Advisors, per Bloomberg citing sources. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • HealthpointCapital acquired IlluminOss Medicalan East Providence, RI-based provider of technologies for fracture repairs.
  • Cinven and Advent, the private equity firms behind planned Europe’s largest deal in a decade, are seeking other investors to help them pay for the €17.2 billion acquisition for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business, per the Financial Times citing sources.
  • KPS Capital Partners agreed to acquire Lufkin, a Missouri City, Texas-based maker of rod lift products, from Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR).  Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Ocean Link, Warburg Pincus, and General Atlantic have offered to buy 58.com, a Chinese classified ads marketplace, for roughly $8.2 billion.
  • AE Industrial Partners acquired Adcole Maryland Aerospace, a Marlborough, Mass.-based provider of satellite components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Spectrum Equity invested in OurFamilyWizard, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based co-parenting application. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Vander-Bend Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners, acquired TMK Manufacturing, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based specialty prototyping and precision machining provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Macquarie Capital Principal Finance ​acquired a majority stake in Multifuels Midstream Group, a Houston-based operator of lateral natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure in the U.S. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group invested in Restoration 1, a Waco, Texas-based property restoration company and sister brand Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, a plumbing franchise.
  • Warburg Pincus invested in Polyplus-transfection SA, a Illkirch, France-based, developer of gene and cell therapies, alongside the existing majority shareholder, ArchiMed. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Contact us about our search for funding EBITDA growth companies.  The Capitalization Report is still under beta and we hope to provide a more regular report in the near future.

 

 

 

BETA Capitalization Report v04.04.27


KEYWORDS: Enov0, Goodpath, Nuvocargo, SingleOps, Qnergy, OpenInvest, Fishtown Analytics, Digits, LifeSprout, Brain Corp, The Closing Exchange, 

FROM EDITOR:  Good news is that deals are closing and we will try to profile them here as we develop our Report for our readers.

  • Env0, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a self-service cloud management platform for infrastructure as code (IaC) architecture, raised $3.3m in seed funding

  • Goodpath, a Cambridge, Ma.-based telehealth startup focused on  improve helping people managing common health conditions, raised $4m in seed funding

  • Nuvocargo, a New York and Mexico City, Mexico-based digital freight forwarder and customs broker for U.S./Mexico trade, raised $5.3M in seed funding

  • SingleOps, an Atlanta, Ga.-based SaaS business management software for outdoor services companies, raised $6m in funding

  • Qnergy, an Ogden, Utah-based provider of solutions for methane emissions mitigation, raised $10M in Series B financing

  • OpenInvest, a San Francisco, CA-based tech-enabled asset manager that provides customization, direct indexing, and ESG investing at scale, completed a $10.5m Series A1 round of strategic financing

  • Fishtown Analytics, a Philadelphia Pa.-based provider of an open-source data engineering platform, raised $12.9m in Series A funding

  • Digits, a San Francisco, California-based fintech startup, is coming out from stealth mode with $22m in Series B funding

  • LifeSprout, a Baltimore, Md.-based regenerative medicine company founded with technology licensed from Johns Hopkins University, closed a $28.5m Series A financing

  • Brain Corp, a San Diego, CA-based AI company creating core technology in the robotics industry, raised $36m in Series D funding

  • Miro, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a digital whiteboard for distributed teams, raised $50m in Series B funding round

  • The Closing Exchange, a Long Beach, CA-based dynamic vendor management and signing services company, received a multi-million-dollar investment from Decathlon Capital Partners (read here)

  • Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), a  San Francisco, Calif.-based global leader in experience management, is to acquire Voci Technologies, a provider of a real-time speech to text platform, for $59m

BETA: Capitalization Report AI v20.03.12


Keywords: artificial intelligence, AI, Unity Technologies, Artomatix, Deep North, SymphonyAI Group, TeraRecon, Dexai Robotics, Hailo, DocuSign, Seal Software, LinkSquares, K Health, Supersie.ai, 

Unity Technologies, a San Francisco, CA-based creator of a real-time 3D development platform, acquired Artomatix, an Ireland-based software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide

SymphonyAI Group, an operating group of business-to-business AI companies, acquired TeraRecon, a Durham, NC-based advanced visualization and AI solution provider for medical imaging

DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU) acquired Seal Software, a Walnut Creek, CA – based contract analytics and AI technology provider, for $188 million in cash

Deep North, a Foster City, Calif.-based computer vision and AI-powered video analytics company, closed its $25.7m Series A funding round

Superwise.ai, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider of an AI Assurance platform, secured $4.5m in seed funding

Dexai Robotics, a Boston, MA-based AI robotics company focused on commercial kitchen automation, raised $5.5M in seed funding

Hailo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI chipmaker delivering performance to edge devices, raised $60m in Series B funding

FastForward.ai​, a Mountain View, Calif.-based social media SaaS platform for digital marketing, commerce and payments, raised $8M in seed funding

DeepSig, an Arlington, VA-based company developing AI to transform wireless for 5G, IoT, and security, raised $5M in Series A financing

K Health, a NYC- and Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI powered telemedicine company, closed a $48m series C funding

Pony.ai, a Fremont, California-based autonomous driving company, raised $462m in funding

LinkSquares, a Boston, MA-based provider a comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract management and analysis tool, raised $14.5m in Series A financing

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BETA The Capitalization Report v20.03.10 Fund


Keyword for fund version of the report: Elevate Capital, LSP, Imperial College London, Kleiner Perkins, Vertica Capital Partners, Bregal Sagemount, Innovestor, Anthemis, BV Investment Partners,

 

Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has launched its nineteenth fund, KP19, with $700M

Elevate Capital, a Portland, Ore.-based venture capital fund that supports inclusion and diversity by targeting entrepreneur investments in women and minorities that includes founders of color, LGBTQ, immigrants, and veterans, is raising a second fund

LSP, a life sciences investor in Europe, has held its final close of LSP 6 at the $600m hard cap

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies spun out of the world top ten university

Vertica Capital Partners, a NYC-based private equity firm, closed its $205m maiden fund

RTP Global, a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investments, is launching a $650M fund to back tech startups

Bregal Sagemount, a NYC-based growth-focused private equity firm, closed its Bregal Sagemount Fund III, at $1.5 billion

Innovestor, a Helsinki, Finland-based venture capital firm, held the first close of its new B2B Industrial Technology Fund, at €30M

Anthemis, a London, UK and NYC-based venture platform dedicated to investing in the change in financial services, held the first close of its $90m latest discretionary fund

BV Investment Partners, a Boston, MA-based middle-market private equity firm, closed BV Investment Partners Fund X, at $1.1 billion

The Capitalization Report has identified 35 plus new funds.  Contact us at NewFunds@RedHookCapital.co anytime for more information.

PRESS RELEASE FROM KLEINER PERKINS:

Announcing KP19 Thursday, March 5, 2020

We’re excited to announce Kleiner Perkins’ nineteenth venture fund, KP19, with $700M to focus on early stage investments in Enterprise, Consumer, Hardtech, Fintech, and Healthcare companies.

The last few years in venture capital have been incredibly exciting with more amazing entrepreneurs and growing businesses than ever before. The momentum in our industry is palpable, and the opportunity is bigger than ever. Success requires a jedi-like focus and a small, nimble team of dedicated practitioners.

 

 

 

 

The Capitalization Report (AI) v20.03.02


KEYWORD FOR AI REPORT: DocuSign, Seal Software, Toba Capital, Pony.ai, Qure.ai, LinkSquares, L1ight, Revl, Teikametrics,

  • DocuSign will acquire Seal Software, a developer of AI-driven contract analytics services, for $188 million. Seal Software had raised approximately $58 million in funding from investors including Toba Capital.
  • K Health, an NYC- and Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI-powered telemedicine company, closed a $48m series C funding.
  • Pony.ai, a Fremont, Calif.-based autonomous driving startup, raised $462 million at a $3 billion valuation. Toyota led the round.
  • Qure.ai, a San Francisco-based healthcare AI startup, raised $16 million in funding. Sequoia India led the round, and was joined by investors including MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia.
  • LinkSquares, a Boston-based provider of an AI-powered SaaS contract management and analysis tool, raised $14.5 million in Series A funding. Jump Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including First Ascent Ventures and existing investors MassMutual Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital.
  • Tractable, a London, UK-based technology company developing AI for accident and disaster recovery, raised $25m in Series C funding.
  •  L1ght, an Israel-based anti-toxicity startup using AI to detect and filter harmful online content to protect children, raised $15 million in seed funding. Mangrove Capital Partners and Tribeca Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Western Technology Investment.
  • Revl, a San Francisco-based camera and AI-powered video editing company, raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Nimble Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including  Tuesday Capital, Silicon Valley Data Capital and Luma Pictures. 
  • Teikametrics, a Boston-based SaaS provider of AI-powered optimization for brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart, raised $15 million in funding. Jump Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Granite Point Capital, Jerry Hausman, and Ed Baker.
  • Arize AI, a Berkeley, Calif.-based company built to solve production AI issues for businesses, raised $4 million in funding. Foundation Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Trinity Ventures and Brett Wilson. 
  • Aiseraa Palo Alto, Calif.-based AI-driven platform to automate workflow, raised $20M in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Menlo Ventures, True Ventures, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Ram Shriram, and Maynard Webb Investments.

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BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.02.13


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EDITORS NOTE: Today we focus on recent SaaS deals.  Here are the keywords for us today: SaaS, SaaSWorks, Rimilia, Talage, Powell Software, EquityBee, Spectrum Equity, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp

SAAS DEAL FLOW

  • SaaSWorks, a Boston, MA-based company that delivers operational solutions for scaling SaaS businesses, raised $5m in funding.  The round was led by Conversion Venture Capital with participation from unnamed SaaS CEOs, CFOs and executives.
  • Talage, a Reno, Nevada-based SaaS-based digital insurance platform, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Merus Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Calibrate Ventures, WTI and Hallador Investment Advisors. 
  • Rimilia, a U.K.-based SaaS-based fintech company, raised $15 million in funding. Investors include Eight – Roads Ventures, Kennet Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Attentive, a personalized mobile messaging SaaS platform for brands, raised $70 million in Series C funding. Sequoia and IVP co-led the round and were joined by investors including Eniac Ventures and NextView Ventures.
  • SimScale, a Germany-based provider of a SaaS application for engineering simulation, today raised €27 million ($29.8 million) in Series C funding. Insight Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Earlybird, Union Square Ventures, June Fund, Vito Ventures, Bayern Kapital, and High-Tech Gründerfonds. 
  • Powell Software, a digital workplace, and intranet SaaS software provider raised $16 million in funding. Level Equity and Cap Horn co-led the round
  • Partnerize, a U.K.-based SaaS partner automation platform, raised $50 million in funding. Accel-KKR led the round.

FUNDS WE KNOW (KNEW)

  • Apax Partners agreed to acquire Cadence Education, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of early childhood education in North America, from Morgan Stanley Capital PartnersFinancial terms weren’t disclosed. 
  • Nova Credit, a cross-border consumer credit reporting startup, raised $50 million in funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round and was joined by investors including Canapi Ventures and existing investors Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Nyca Partners, Sound Ventures, Alex Rodriguez and U2 guitarist the Edge.
  • Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced it raised a total of $93 million in its Series C funding round. The round was led by blisce/, with participation from Waverley Capital and Times Bridge – the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group of India – and existing investors The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity, and Advancit Capital. The new funding includes $53 million of equity from participating investors and $40 million of debt capital from Pacific Western Bank.
  • EquityBee, a Los Angeles-based startup that helps employees with stock options funding, raised $6.6 million in funding. Group11 led the round and was joined by investors including Battery Ventures and LocalGlobe.
  • Snowflake, a San Mateo, Calif.-based cloud-based data warehouse company, raised $479 million at a $12.4 billion valuation. Dragoneer Investment Group led the round and was joined by investors including Salesforce Ventures, Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Sutter Hill Ventures.
  • Cherre, a New York-based real estate data, and analytics platform, raised $16 million in funding.  Intel Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Navitas Capital, Carthona Capital, Zigg Capital, Dreamit Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Worlds, a Dallas-based spatial AI company spun out of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences, raised $10 million in Series A funding.  Align Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Chevron Technology Ventures, PIVA, and Hypergiant Industries.

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

  • KKR, a New York-based global investment firm, raised $1.3 billion for its KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp.
  • Global bank Citi launched a $150m impact fund designed to make equity investments in private sector companies that have a positive impact on society
  • Praetorian, an Austin-based cybersecurity company, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Investors include Bill Wood Ventures and McKinsey & Company.

PRESS RELEASE PICKED BY EDITOR

KKR Closes $1.3 Billion Global Impact Fund, Fund to Invest in Solutions-Oriented Businesses, February 12, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final closing of KKR Global Impact Fund SCSp (“KKR Global Impact” or the “Fund”), a $1.3 billion fund dedicated to investment opportunities in companies whose core business models provide commercial solutions to an environmental or social challenge.

Read More: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200212005060/en/

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.02.09


Keywords: 8VC, U.S. Venture Partners, USVP, Ecosystem Investment Partners, Fortissimo Capital Fund, Industry Ventures, Turn/River Capital, 

TCR NEW FUNDS PICK

Our friends and families are investing in moonshot venture capital type deals as well as private equity in the form of leveraged buyouts and management buyouts.  A group of MIT alumni are raising a Fund of Funds.  Here are the top picks for recently capitalized funds:

  1. 8VC, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, is to raise $640m for its third flagship fund
  2. Ecosystem Investment Partners, a Baltimore, MD-based private equity firm, closed Ecosystem Investment Partners IV, L.P., at $454.5m
  3. Fortissimo Capital Fund, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based private equity firm focused on special situations and growth opportunities, closed its fifth fund, at $650m
  4. Industry Ventures, LLC, a San Francisco, CA-based investment firm providing venture capital solutions, closed its debut hybrid fund of funds for technology buyouts, Industry Ventures Tech Buyout, L.P., at $125m
  5. Sortis Holdings Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based alternative investment fund manager, has launched Sortis Growth Venture Fund
  6. Turn/River Capital, a San Francisco, Calif. — based technology growth equity and buyout firm, closed its fourth fund, Turn/River Capital IV, at $420m
  7. U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), a Menlo Park, Calif.-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed USVP XII, at $340M

Contact JD@InvestorNetworkbyJD.com (my assistant will respond) about learning about fund of funds, funds, and other alternative investments.

A disclosure that JDM is raising a hybrid fund of funds.

TCR PICK FOR PRESS RELEASE

Industry Ventures Closes $125M for Debut Tech Buyout Fund – Hybrid Fund Focused on Direct Investments and Primary Commitments to Buyout Funds within the Technology Space –February 03, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Industry Ventures, LLC (“Industry Ventures”), a leading investment firm pioneering venture capital solutions, announced today the final closing of its debut hybrid fund of funds for technology buyouts, Industry Ventures Tech Buyout, L.P. (“the Fund”), with total commitments of $125 million.

Read the full press release:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200203005139/en/Industry-Ventures-Closes-125M-Debut-Tech-Buyout

A disclosure that JDM is raising a hybrid fund of funds.

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