PEG Deals that Close 2016-06-21


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• CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Epiphany Dermatology, an operator of dermatology and skin cancer clinics in Central Texas. No financialterms were disclosed. www.epiphanydermatology.com

• Liberty Hall Capital Partners has acquired J&M Machine LLC, a Norton Shores, Mich.-based provider of precision-machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace industry. No financial terms were disclosed. J&M will be integrated into existing Liberty Hall portfolio company Accurus Aerospace.www.jmmachine.com

• Investcorp has acquired a 55% equity stake in Corneliani SpA, a luxury Italian menswear maker, at an enterprise value of approximately $100 million. The company’s founding family retains the other 45% ownership position.

• Silverfleet Capital has agreed to acquire Lifetime Training, a UK-based provider of corporate training solutions, in partnership with company management. The seller is Sovereign Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.www.lifetimetraining.co.uk

• The Sterling Group has simultaneously acquired, and will merger, two business in the industrial cleaning and related specialty cleaning services space: North American Industrial Services (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) and Evergreen Industrial Services (La Porte, Texas). No financial terms were disclosed for either transaction. Evergreen was previously owned by Platform Partners. Mark Neas, the former CEO of Brand Energy Solutions, will lead the combined company. www.sterling-group.com

• Teasdale Foods, a provider of private label and branded Hispanic foods, has acquired Mesa Foods, a Louisville, Ky.-based producer of private label tortillas, flatbreads, taco shells, taco kits and chips. No financial terms were disclosed. Teasdale Foods is owned by Snow Phipps Group. www.teasdalefoods.com

• TPH Partners has formed EnWater Solutions LLC via the combination of its existing water business in the Permain Basin and assets acquired from Pelagic Water Systems. No financial terms were disclosed. The water management company will be led by Micky Thacker, a former executive with Flint Energy Services.www.enwatersolutions.com

• Turnbridge Capital Partners has sponsored a recapitalization of DeBusk Services Group LLC, a Pasadena, Texas-based mechanical and industrial cleaning services provider for the domestic refining and petrochemical facilities. No financialterms were disclosed. www.debusksg.com

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Deals that closed – VC – 01/15/2016


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 20/20 GeneSytems Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based cancer diagnostics startup “at the intersection of tumor biomarker diagnostics and big-data healthcare analytics,” has raised $4.5 million in new Series A funding from firms like Ping An Ventures.

• Appthority, a San Francisco-based provider of mobile application risk management solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Blue Coat Systems and Knollwood Investment Advisory were joined by return backers U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock.

• CourseHorse, a New York-based online platform for finding and enrolling in classes, has raised $4 million in VC funding from Red Ventures. Read more.

App Annie, a San Francisco-based provider of data on mobile apps, has raised $63 million in new venture capital and debt financing. Greenspring Associatesled the equity tranche, and was joined by return backers e.Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt financing. In related news, the company named NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson to its board of directors.

 

• Babylon Health, a UK-based mobile healthcare consultation app, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. AB Kinnevik led the round, and was joined by return backers like Hoxton Ventures. Individual investors include Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman, the founders of AI company Deepmind (acquired by Google).

• Boomerang Commerce, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based retail price optimization startup, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures.

• Call9, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based telemedicine startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures.

• Care24, an Indian home healthcare startup, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from SAIF Partners.

• CarWow, a London-based new car purchasing platform, has raised 12.5 million in Series B funding. Accel led the round, and was joined by return backers investors Balderton Capital, Samos Investments and Episode 1 Ventures.

• Everlaw Inc., a Berkeley, Calif.-based legal technology startup, has raised $8.1 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.

• Euclid Analytics, a San Francisco-based provider of location analytics, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Cox Enterprises led the round, and was joined by Groupe Arnault, Gold Sky Capital and return backers Benchmark Capital, NEA and Harrison Metal.

• Fugue (f.k.a. Luminal), a Frederick, Md.-based provider of an infrastructure-level operating system for cloud computing, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.NEA led the round, and was joined by return backer Core Capital. www.fugue.co

• Inturn, a New York-based 2B SaaS platform that helps brands and retailers sell and purchase off-price inventory, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding. Novel TMT Ventures led the round, and was joined by Benvolio Group, Shuco LLC,  Bam Ventures and return backers Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and T5 Capital.

• Looker, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based provider of business intelligence software, has raised $48 million in Series C funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, and was joined by return backers Redpoint Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners and Sapphire Ventures.

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• MindTouch, a San Diego-based provider of cloud-based answers to consumer product questions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. PeakSpan Capitalled the round, and was joined by SK Ventures and SAP.

• Mitu, a Los Angeles-based multi-channel digital media company dedicated to content for young Latinos, has raised $27 million in Series C funding. AwesomenessTV, WPP Digital and Verizon were joined by return backers like Upfront Ventures.

• Moltin, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of an “API-based framework that allows developers to quickly deploy customizable e-commerce solutions,” has raised $2 million in seed funding co-led by Frontline Ventures and Gil Dibner‘s AngelList Syndicate. www.moltin.com

• PlaceIQ, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of hyper-local ad targeting solutions, has raised $25 million in Series D funding. Harmony Partners led the round, and was joined by fellow return backers Iris Capital, IA Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Valhalla Partners. www.placeiq.com

• Prevalent Inc., a Warren, N.J.-based provider of risk management and cyber threat intelligence solutions, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Spring Mountain Capital led the round, and was joined by return backer Fulcrum Equity Partners. www.fulcrumep.com

• Rhythm Superfoods, an Austin, Texas-based provider of organic and non-GMO plant-based superfood snacks, has raised $3 million in Series C funding from 301 Inc., the new corporate VC unit of General Mills (NYSE: GIS).

• Taulia Inc., a San Francisco-based financial supply chain company, has raised $46 million in Series E funding. Zouk Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers like DAG Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, Matrix Partners, QuestMark Partners and Trinity Ventures. Taulia also announced that it has hired John Varughese, previously a partner in the advisory business of Perella Weinberg Partners, as CFO. www.taulia.com

• VeloCloud Networks Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of cloud-based WAN solutions, has raised $27 million in Series C funding. March Capital Partners and Cisco Systems were joined by return backers like NEA and Venrock.

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• Wellspring, a Chicago-based provider of tech scouting, corporate venturing and tech transfer software, has raised $6 million in Series B funding. Plymouth Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backer MK Capital.

 

• Unmute, a Los Angeles-based open platform where users can host and share interactive phone calls, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Greycroft Partners led the round, and was joined by Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, Greylock, former NBA commissioner David Stern and Walking Deadcreator Robert Kirkman.

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Real Estate Deals 4 Investor Network Nights plus deals that closed (angel and VC)


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1366 Technologies, a Bedford, Mass.-based silicon wafer manufacturer, has raised $2.5 million in additional Series C funding from existing shareholder Vorndran Mannheims Capital. This brings the round total to $17.5 million, including an initial $15 million tranche led by Tokuyama Corp.www.1366tech.com

Bluenose Analytics, a San Francisco-based customer success platform for SaaS businesses, has raised $10 million in VC funding from The Social+Capital Partnership and Norwest Venture Partners.www.bluenose.com

Egnyte, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of cloud and hybrid cloud file sharing solutions for businesses, has raised $29.5 million in Series D funding. Seagate, CenturyLink, Northgate Capital were joined by return backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures and Polaris Partners.www.egnyte.com

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers log

Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based developer of clinical genetic tests for hereditary disorders, has raised $40 million in Series E funding. Backers include Genomic Health Inc., Randy Scott, Thomas McNerney & Partners, Redmile Group, Genesys Capital and Casdin Capital. www.invitae.com

Koru, a provider of workplace readiness learning for recent college grads, has raised $4.35 million in new VC funding. Maveron led the round, and was joined by Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and A16Z Seed. www.joinkoru.com

Lagoa, a Boston-based 3D cloud computing startup, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding. Atlas Venture led the round, and was joined by Siemens and Real Ventures. www.lagoa.com

Loop Commerce, a San Francisco-based gifting service, has expanded its Series A round from $7 million to $12 million, with the addition of new investor PayPal. Prior investors included angels like Mark Carges (eBay CTO), Don Katz (CEO at Audible) and Michael Scharff, (ex-SVP of retail at Toys “R” Us). www.loopcommerce.com

nWay, a San Francisco-based massively multiplayer online gaming startup, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. TransLink Capital led the round, and was joined by Cowboy Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, WI Harper Group, XG Ventures and Zhen Fund. www.nway.com

Ooyala, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of video streaming, analytics and monetization solutions, has raised $43 million in new funding from existing shareholder Telstra. Other company backers include Sierra Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and CID Group. www.ooyala.com

StarMaker Interactive, a San Francisc-based maker of mobile singing games, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Qualcomm Ventures and iGlobe Partnerswww.starmakerstudios.com

Talend, a French provider of big data integration software, has raised $40 million in new equity funding.Bpifrance and Iris Capital were joined by return backer Silver Lake Sumeru. www.talend.com

The Orange Chef Co., a San Francisco-based connected kitchen startup, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership and Graph Ventures. www.theorangechef.com

Yodo1, a Beijing-based mobile game publisher and platform, has raised $11 million in Series B funding.GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by Singtel Innov8, Pavillion Capital and Iris Capital.www.yodo1.com

UIEvolution Inc., a Seattle-based provider of connected screen software and services, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Intel Capital led the round, and was joined by Shaw Ventures.www.uievolution.com

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$12.4B Across 616 Deals Report PLUS VC Deals that Closed


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Catchpoint Systems Inc., a New York-based provider of web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by existing investor Battery Ventures.www.catchpoint.com

Covagen, a Swedish developer of protein therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory disease, has raised around $6.4 million in Series B funding. The deal also includes an option to add another $2.14 million. GIMV led the round, and was joined by Ascent Biomedical Ventures and return backers Novartis Venture Fund, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Seroba Kernel Life Sciences, Ventech and MP Healthcare Venture Managemen Inc. www.covagen.com

Extole, a San Francisco-based provider of social marketing-as-a-service programs, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. Backers include Norwest Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Trident Capital. www.extole.com

Indi Molecular, a Culver City, Calif.-based developer of synthetic replacements for antibodies, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. InterWest Partners led the round, and was joined by Asset Management Ventures. www.IndiMolecular.com

PaeDae, a mobile rewards startup, has raised $11.6 million in new equity and debt funding. Backers include 3G Capital, Grind Games and Silicon Valley Bank. www.paedae.com

Prairie Cloudware, an Omaha, Neb.-based mobile payment solution for bank and credit union customers, has raised $1.65 million in new VC funding. Treetop Ventures and Croghan Investmentsco-led the round, and were joined by Nebraska Global, Nelnet, Tetrad Corp. and individual angels.www.pairiecloudware.com

Novomer, a Waltham, Mass.-based developer of environmentally-responsible polymers and chemical intermediates, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding. Saudi Aramco Energy Venturesled the round, and was joined by return backers DSM Venturing, Health Evolution Partners, Flagship Ventures, OVP Venture Partners and Physic Ventures. www.novomer.com

Starmount, an Austin, Texas-based provider of mobile selling and omni-channel customer engagement solutions for retailers, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Kayne Partners.www.starmount.com

Shift, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based real-time marketing platform, has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by DN Capitalwww.shift.com

The Zebra, an Austin, Texas-based real-time online auto insurance comparison platform, has raised $3 million in new seed funding (round now totals $4.5m). Backers include Simon Nixon, Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton Partners, Birchmere Labs and Swallow Point Ventures. www.thezebra.com

Utilidata Inc., a Providence, R.I.–based provider of voltage optimization and digital automation systems for the electric utility industry, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 Partners andSaudi Aramco Energy Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Braemar Energy Ventures and American Electric Power. www.utilidata.com

Vestagen Technical Textiles Inc., an Orlando, Fla.-based, has raised $7.3 million in new VC funding.Sofinnova HealthQuest Capital and Clearwell Group were joined on the round by return backer Advent Life Sciences. www.vestagen.com

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VC Deals that Closed 11-19-2013


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  • Aria Systems, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based recurring revenue management solutions, has raised $40 million in fourth-round funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, and was joined by VMWare and return backers Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Interwest Partners, Tugboat Ventures and Venrock. www.ariasystems.com
  • August, a San Francisco-based home automation company that has developed a smartphone-enabled door lock, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round, and was joined by Cowboy Ventures, Industry Ventures, Rho Ventures and SoftTech VC. www.august.com .
  • Compass-EOS, an Israel-based developer of electro-optical systems, has raised $42 million in new VC funding. Rusano and an unidentified U.S. private equity firm were joined by return backers Comcast Ventures, Cisco, Pitango Venture Capital, Benchmark Capital, Northbridge Venture Partners and Marker LLC. www.compass-eos.com
  • Hightail (f.k.a. YouSendIt), a Campbell, Calif.-based file-sharing service, has raised $34 million in Series E funding. Western Digital Capital led the round, and was joined by Accolade Partners and return backers Alloy Ventures, Sevin Rosen, Emergence Capital, Adams Street Partners and Sigma Partners. www.hightail.com
  • HipLogiq (f.k.a. Social Compass), a Dallas-based enterprise solution for social media marketing, has raised $7 million in Series B funding from existing shareholder Hadron Global Partners.www.hiplogiq.com
  • Index, a San Francisco-based retail personalization and analytics company launched by the original Google Wallet team, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backers include Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, AIMCo and 819 Capital. www.index.com
  • Kabbee, a London-based price comparison service for minicabs, has raised £3.8 million in Series A funding. Octopus Investments led the round, and was joined by Simon Nixon (founder of MoneySupermarket.com). www.kabbee.com
  • LeCab, a French on-demand black car service, has raised €5 million in Series B funding from undisclosed backers. www.lecab.fr
  • LightSail Education, a provider of K-12 digital literacy solutions, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Viceroy Ventures led the round, and was joined by Gotham Capital and individual angels. www.lightsailed.com
  • Signpost, a New York-based cloud platform for digital and mobile marketing, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Backers include OpenView Venture PartnersSpark Capital and Scout Ventures.www.signpost.com

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Private Equity Deals that closed! July 17, 2013


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AXA Private Equity has increased its offer for French catering company Elior by €250 million to €3.7 billion, according to Les Echos. Elior is currently owned by Charterhouse Capital Partners.www.elior.fr

The Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Indian auto parts maker Agile Electric Works for approximately $100 million, according to Reuters. www.blackstone.com

Findly, a social recruiting company sponsored by Symphony Technology Group, has acquired New York-based talent communications company Bernard Hodes Group from Omnicom (NYSE: OMC).www.hodes.com

MW Industries
, a Rosemont, Ill.-based portfolio company of Genstar Capital, has acquired Mohawk Spring, a Schiller Park, Ill.-based manufacturer of custom precision springs. No financial terms were disclosed. www.genstarcap.com

Platinum Equity
 has agreed to acquire CBS Outdoor International, an outdoor media business with a particularly large share of the European billboard business, from CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS). The deal is valued at approximately $225 million. www.cbs.com

RTI Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX) completed its previously-announced acquisition of Pioneer Surgical Technology, a Marquette, Mich.-based developer of metal and synthetic products in the orthopedics, biologics, spine, trauma and cardiothoracic markets. The deal was valued at $130 million in cash, which was partially financed via a $50 million equity investment from Water Street Healthcare Partners. Pioneer Surgical had raised over $15 million in VC funding from Beringea, Credit Suisse, Highlander Partners, Hopewell Ventures, Pharos Capital and River Cities Capital Funds.www.rtix.com