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The Scherzer Deal Report: January 10-14, 2022

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 and Finance IQ.

PE and VC Firms

$1.8B
20th flagship venture capital fund ($800M) and second select fund ($1B)
 
$1.01B
Fifth flagship fund ($640M), second opportunities fund ($270M), SPVs ($100M)
 
$1.3B
Debut fund
 
$300M
Fourth VC fund

Private Equity Deals

Apollo, Motive Partners, Franklin Templeton
$225M
New York, NY-based alternative investment platform
 
Marlin Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Jacksonville, FL-based provider of continuing education management and license verification software to the healthcare sector
 
Audax Private Equity
Undisclosed
West Bridgewater, MA-based wireless telecom infrastructure services provider
 
Sequoia Capital, Paradigm
$1.15B
Chicago, IL-based electronic trading firm
 
Godspeed Capital
Undisclosed
Linthicum Heights, MD-based provider of IT solutions to federal agencies
 
Court Square Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Salt Lake City, UT-based provider of 3D design and additive manufacturing solutions
 
Bayview Asset Management
Undisclosed
Dallas, TX-based real estate investment franchisor
 
Bregal Partners
Undisclosed
Fort Myers, FL-based provider of commercial landscaping services
 
Battery Ventures
Undisclosed
La Jolla, CA-based provider of multi-channel content authoring and publishing software
 
Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, Mubadala Capital
Undisclosed
Modesto, CA-based provider of freeze-dried fruit and vegetable ingredients
 
Arlington Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Fall River, MA-based provider of outsourced services to the med device and pharma markets
 
Topspin Consumer Partners
Undisclosed
Mamaroneck, NY-based provider of cooling solutions for sports, outdoor, and job-site applications
 
Leonard Green & Partners
Undisclosed
Minneapolis, MN-based provider of outsourced analytical testing to life sciences
 
Core Industrial Partners
Undisclosed
Grayslake, IL-based additive manufacturing services provider
 
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Undisclosed
Irvine, CA-based provider of medical equipment maintenance and management services
 
Sentinel Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Dalton, GA-based surf-racing products maker
 
Lee Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Fernandina Beach, FL-based physical therapy services provider

Venture Capital Deals

Eldridge Industries, Deer Park, Marshall Wace, MS&AD Ventures, Altamont Capital Partners
$190M
Atlanta, GA-based insurance risk exchange
 
Tiger Global, Aglaé Ventures, Maple VC, Twelve Below, Box Group, Red Sea Ventures, Ground Up Ventures, Good Friends, Silas Capital Ventures
$25M
Middletown, DE-based “save now pay later” startup
 
Anthemis Group
$40M
Fayetteville, AR-based farmland investing platform
 
Partners Investment, Murex Partners
$15M
West Hollywood, CA-based virtual reality concert platform
 
Advent International, Insight Partners
$190M
Mountain View, CA-based autonomous ops platform
 
BlackRock, Schonfeld, Invus Opportunities, CreditEase, H.I.G. Growth, Activant Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures
$355M
San Francisco, CA-based e-commerce checkout experience company
 
Top Tier Capital Partners
$40M
South Francisco, CA-based tech career guidance platform
 
Index Ventures, Bee Partners, Stage 2 Capital, 1984 Ventures
$30M
San Francisco, CA-based AI scribe service for healthcare
 
Brookfield Growth, BAM Elevate, Seven Seven Six, Triple Point Capital, Elad Gil, Menlo Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Haystack
$111M
San Francisco, CA-based flexible workspace platform
 
Animoca Brands, Delphi Digital, Gemini Frontier Fund, 6th Man Ventures, Jump Crypto, Red Beard Ventures, Spartan Capital, NGC Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Talis Capital, Verizon Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Basecamp
$40M
Los Angeles, CA-based pro sports leagues in which fans make key decisions
 
March Capital
$15M
San Mateo, CA-based provider of cloud-native payments orchestration solution
 
B Capital Group, D1 Capital Partners, Iconiq, Madrona Venture Group, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Tiger Global
$248M
Seattle, WA-based provider of salesperson efficiency software
 
Thomas Tull, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity, First Light Capital Group
$130M
New York, NY-based beauty brand
 
Matrix Capital Management, General Catalyst, Andreessen Horowitz, Woodline Partners, Casdin Capital, City Hill Ventures, Foresite Capital, Driehaus Capital Management, Moore Strategic Ventures, Terra Magnum Capital Partners, NS Investments
$190M
South Francisco, CA-based startup focused on translating genetic insights into new medicines
 
Rose Park Advisors, Andreessen Horowitz, Bow Capital, Govtech Fund, Experian Ventures, Spike Ventures, InState Capital, Collier Fund, Metaplanet Holdings
$50M
Millbrae, CA-based digital credentialing platform
 
Stripes, Valar Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Rainfall Ventures, BoxGroup
$90M
Miami, FL-based neobank for SMBs
 
Menlo Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Acrew Capital
$35.6M
San Francisco, CA-based data visualization platform for developers and engineer
 
Addition, Keyframe, RET Ventures, Brookfield Growth, Era Ventures, A/O PropTech
$34M
Salt Lake City, UT-based autonomous building platform
 
Josh Buckley, WndrCo, Lachy Groom, MMC Technology Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Array Ventures
$100M
Walnut, CA-based location data analytics startup
 
TPG, Thoma Bravo, Goldman Sachs, Emergence Capital, Insight Partners, Chicago Ventures, Generation Investment Management, Sapphire, Sozo Ventures
$240M
Chicago, IL-based supply chain logistics company
 
General AtlanticRoad
$70M
Pittsburgh, PA-based waste management company
 
Tiger Global
$115M
Seattle, WA-based enterprise hiring platform
 
Elephant, Access Capital, Seamless Capital, Kemmons Wilson Companies
$56M
Austin, TX-based western footwear and apparel brand
 
Vista Equity Partners
$300M
Santa Monica, CA-based healthcare communications software provider
 
Level One Fund
$19M
Denver, CO-based hiring platform for the cannabis market
 
Atalaya Capital Management, Elm Park Capital Management, HighBar Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures
$73M
San Jose, CA-based provider of hybrid cloud monitoring solutions
 
NewRoad Capital Partners, Prologis Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Social Capital, Quiet Capital, Latitude Ventures, Engage VC
$25M
San Francisco, CA-based HR platform for supply chain companies

Decoding Criminal Case Dispositions

A “disposition” is the final outcome of a case, regardless of what it is called. Here is a list of typical criminal case dispositions.

Guilty or Conviction: This is the worst possible disposition if you are the defendant. It means that the case was heard and decided against you. With a conviction, the court will impose a sentence that may include jail time, probation, and paying a fine and court fees.

Not Guilty: The case actually proceeds to a trial, where a jury (or a judge in certain types of cases) decides that the evidence against the defendant was insufficient for a conviction. It does not mean the defendant was innocent – just that the case was heard and decided in the defendant’s favor.

Dismissal: A dismissal is entered when the court determines that the case should not move forward for some reason. There are many reasons for dismissals. For instance, there can be procedural errors, a lack of proper jurisdiction over the type of case, or the prosecutor decides to dismiss the charges (see below).

Nolle Prosequi or Nolle Prosse: A Latin phrase meaning “no more prosecution.” This is another way of saying that a case is dismissed by the prosecutor. This approach is often used when a defendant may agree to plead guilty to a lesser offense that guarantees the prosecution a conviction for a related offense, in exchange for the prosecutor “dismissing” the more serious charge.

The Scherzer Deal Report: January 3-7, 2022

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 and Finance IQ.

PE and VC Firms

$557M
First-ever opportunities fund
 
$4B
Second growth opportunities fund
 
$36M
Second fund
 
$1.16B
Seventh flagship fund

Private Equity Deals

Trilantic North America
Undisclosed
Chicago, IL-based staffing services and consulting firm
 
EagleTree Capital
Undisclosed
Kentwood, MI-based maker of flow control products
 
Percheron Capital
Undisclosed
US-based veterinary dermatology group with locations in 12 states
 
Corsair
Undisclosed
Tempe, AZ-based provider of payment solutions to SMBs
 
BPOC and Five Arrows Capital
Undisclosed
Baltimore, MD-based benefits administration software provider
 
Vista Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Boston, MA-based customer data platform
 
MidOcean Partners
Undisclosed
Richmond, UT-based manufacturer, and supplier of branded and co-packed frozen novelty products
 
Variant Equity
$305M
Indian Land, SC-based technology managed services provider and product reseller
 
TPG
Undisclosed
Fremont, CA-based medical device contract manufacturer
 
Clearlake Capital Group
Undisclosed
Hamilton, NJ-based provider of data and other market intelligence to the commercial construction market
 
Crestview Partners
Undisclosed
Salem, NH-based electronics manufacturing services provider
 
Littlejohn & Co.
Undisclosed
Portland, OR-based supply chain management company
 
Gemspring Capital
Undisclosed
Houston, TX-based energy marketing exchange platform
 
Reverence Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Lenoir City, TN-based provider of cloud software and services for churches and ministries
 
Crosslake Technologies
Undisclosed
Chicago, IL-based boutique advisory focused on IT
 
Gryphon Investors
Undisclosed
Burbank, CA-based provider of services for plumbing companies
 
Stonepeak
Undisclosed
Phoenix, AZ-based warehousing, and logistics company focused on the gas and chemicals markets
 
One Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Springfield, OR-based maker of engineered wood products
 
Vista Equity
$2.3B
Atlanta, GA-based sales engagement software company
 
WindRose Health Investors
Undisclosed
Annapolis, MD-based closed-door pharmacy focused on patients with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, or intellectual and developmental disabilities
 
Post Oak Energy Capital
Undisclosed
Houston, TX-based E&P that will focus on the Southern Delaware Basin
 
Highview Capital
Undisclosed
Schaumburg, IL-based facility services company
 
Barbri Global
Undisclosed
Saint Paul, MN-based publisher of casebooks and other legal educational materials

Venture Capital Deals

Advance Venture Partners, Unusual Ventures, Acrew Capital, Alpha Edison, Foundation Capital, Gaingels, Coinbase Ventures
$40M
Nashville, TN-based platform that lets individual investors add alternative assets to their IRAs
 
Franklin Templeton, RX3 Ventures, SteelBridge Laboratories, Steelpoint Capital Partners, Walter Cruttenden
$20M
Newport Beach, CA-based embedded finance platform
 
Sageview Capital, Valor Equity Partners, S3 Ventures
$80M
Austin, TX-based business-focused streaming TV service
 
tbd
$850M
Miami, FL, and UAE-based ghost kitchen startup
 
T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford, Healthcor Management, eureKARE, Irving Investors, Coatue, Catalio Capital, Fidelity, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Casdin Capital
$200M
San Francisco, CA-based on-demand DNA printing company
 
T. Rowe Price, CPP Investments, EcoR1 Capital, UC regents, ADIA, StepStone Group, Soros Capital, Schroders Capital, General Catalyst, Harel Insurance, Hartford HealthCare Endowment, AME Cloud Ventures, The Column Group, Foresite Capital, Innovation Endeavors, Lux Capital, Horizons Ventures
$518M
Hayward, CA-based live-cell microscopy startup
 
Hillsven, Pelion, Goodyear Ventures, Thursday Ventures, Ericsson, Picus Capital, Holman Strategic Ventures
$18M
San Francisco, CA-based robot fleet management platform
 
Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures, SV Angel, Blocktower, Bill Ackman, Heli-cap
$25M
Walnut, CA-based DeFi credit platform focused on developing market
 
WestCap, NightDragon
$100M
New York, NY-based cybersecurity company focused on sophisticated bot attacks
 
WestCap
$50M
New York, NY-based fintech platform for alternative investing
 
Vive Collective
$16M
San Francisco, CA-based remote pediatric patient monitoring startup
 
Eventide Asset Management, Fidelity, Invus, Point72, Verition Fund Management, Monashee Investment Management, Sixty Degree Capital, Atlas Venture, NEA, Wu Capital, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Surveyor Capital, Cormorant, MP Healthcare Venture Management, Alexandria Venture Investments
$116M
Cambridge, MA-based RNA editing company
 
SoftBank, Snowpoint Ventures, Databricks, B Capital Group, Andreessen Horowitz, Cathie Wood
$110M
San Francisco, CA-based training data platform for enterprise machine learning apps
 
Science Inc., Live Nation, PowerPlant Partners, Access Capital, Nomad Ventures
$75M
Los Angeles, CA-based canned water company
 
CRV, Torch Capital, Vast Ventures, Hinsdale, Boxgroup, Able, Carrie Penner Walton, G9, Springbank Collective
$22M
San Francisco, CA-based digital mental health startup for kids and their families
 
Alan Howard, Tiger Global, Digital Currency Group, Northzone, Warburg Serres
$20M
New York, NY-based decentralized video streaming platform
 
Iconiq, Accel, Atlassian, Dragoneer, GIC, Salesforce Ventures, TCV
$400M
San Francisco, CA-based virtual whiteboards platform for workplace collaboration
 
Tarsadia Investments, Valar Ventures, CUNA Mutual, Encore Bank, Volery Capital Partners, Gopher Asset Management, RiverPark Ventures, Afore Capital, Gaingels
$140M
New York, NY-based credit card startup
 
GordonMD Global Investments, EPIQ Capital Group, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, D1 Capital Partners, SymBiosis, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Foundation Fighting Blindness
$115M
Cambridge, MA-based gene coding startup
 
Fanatics
$500M
New York, NY-based trading cards and collectibles business

The Scherzer Deal Report: December 13-17, 2021

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 and Finance IQ.

PE and VC Firms

$100M
New fund
 
$14B
Second senior direct lending fund
 
$100M
Debut fund
 
$300M
Second fund
 
$3B
Sixteenth fund

Private Equity Deals

AVALT, Northleaf Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Columbia, SC-based perimeter security solutions provider
 
Eurazeo, Cohesive Capital Partners, Cherng Family Trust
$92M
Schenectady, NY-based clean beauty products brand
 
MidOcean Partners
Undisclosed
Plymouth Meeting, PA-based healthcare staffing firm
 
Quad-C Management
Undisclosed
Long Beach, CA-based logistics and managed transportation services firm
 
JLL Partners
Undisclosed
Reston, VA-based provider of digital transformation and product development services
 
Brightstar Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Markle, IN-based trailer manufacturer.
 
Orix Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Rocklin, CA-based provider of geotechnical construction, environmental remediation, and other construction services
 
FFL Partners
Undisclosed
Atlanta, GA-based provider of HR and domestic rural outsourcing solutions
 
LoneTree
Undisclosed
Mobile, AL-based provider of safety management, contractor management, and compliance software
 
Lone Star Funds
$3.8B
Charlotte, NC-based industrial pumps and valves maker

Venture Capital Deals

Tarsadia Investments, 3L Capital, Plus Capital, Bullpen Capital, Convivialite, Capital One
$160M
Los Angeles, CA-based hospitality startup focused on high-end, short-term rentals
 
NEA
$40M
Philadelphia, PA-based insurance startup for the Medicare and Medicaid-eligible communities
 
Coatue, General Catalyst, Thrive Capital
$100M
New York, NY-based virtual patient monitoring startup
 
Insight Partners, European Investment Fund, Accel, Salesforce Ventures, Hearst Venturs, Earlybird, Kibo
$61M
New York, NY-based spatial analytics platform
 
Updata Partners
$140M
Chapel Hill, NC-based provider of data access and connectivity solutions
 
Menlo Ventures, ICON Ventures, Telstra Ventures, HarbourVest, Shasta Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, T-Mobile Ventures
$60M
Sunnyvale, CA-based API security company
 
Greenoaks, Altimeter, Bond, Benchmark, Coatue, FirstMark, GV, Index Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Lone Pine Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Tiger Global
$278M
New York, NY-based distributed SQL database
 
Wellington, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, OMERS Growth Equity, D1 Capital, GSV Ventures, NewView Capital, SuRo Capital, TPG, Valiant Peregrine Fund
$380M
Redwood City, CA-based online learning platform
 
Insight Partners, Greylock, Index Ventures, Cyberstarts
$60M
Palo Alto, CA-based cloud security remediation startup
 
Iconiq, GV, T-Mobile Ventures, OMERS, Amasia, Work-Bench, Section 32
$170M
San Francisco, CA-based unified business communications platform
 
Headline
$40M
Long Beach, CA-based container trucking platform
 
Tiger Global, Threshold Ventures, Fika Ventures, Fathom Capital, Riot VC, Toyota Ventures
$30M
Pasadena, CA-based AI machine vision startup
 
WestCap, IVP, The Chernin Group, G9 Ventures, Able Partners, Atomico, GV, Define Ventures
$100M
Salt Lake City, UT-based weight care management startup
 
TELUS Ventures, Rethink Impact, Citi Impact, Doon Capital, Stardust Equity, Portfolia, Spark Capital, Cultivian Sandbox, Astia Fund, Radicle Growth
$23M
San Francisco, CA-based B2B marketplace for “ugly” fruit
 
Index Ventures
$120M
Denver, CO-based OKR software startup
 
Creadev, Desert Bloom, InvestEco, Beta Angels
$23M
Boulder, CO-based jackfruit-based alternative meat brand
 
CRV, Creandum, Dawn Capital, Chalfen Ventures, 3VC, S16VC
$50M
Dover, DE-based continuous localization platform
 
Summit Partners
$120M
Boston, MA-based influencer marketing platform for enterprise consumer brands
 
OMERS Ventures
$45M
Los Angeles, CA-based provider of short-form video gaming clips
 
Fortress Investment Group, L-Acoustics, Foundry Group, Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, Another Planet Entertainment
$24M
San Francisco, CA-based provider of live event audio solutions
 
Viking Global Investors, Venrock, Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Highside
$103M
Waltham, MA-based developer of antibody-drug conjugates
 
Tiger Global
$20.5M
New York, NY-based cross-border cargo logistics startup
 
M12, Griffin Gaming Partners, RRE Ventures, Third Kind VC, Sfermion, the LAO, Warner Bros., SK
$27M
Dover, DE-based NFT ecosystem
 
General Atlantic
$140M
Austin, TX-based provider of IP drip therapy and cryotherapy solutions
 
Tiger Global, Wellington, Whale Rock, Pavilion Capital, Square Peg
$325M
New York, NY-based e-commerce marketing company
 
Sixth Street Growth, Arrowroot Capital, Golub Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Vitruvian, Capital One, Ignition Partners, Microsoft
$165M
San Mateo, CA-based enterprise data integration platform
 
Alameda Research Ventures, Times Bridge, True Ventures, Foundry Group, ffVC, Social Leverage
$30M
New York, NY-based social platform for investors and traders
 
Prosus Ventures, Lugard Road Capital, Slack Fund, Acequia Capital
$30M
Palo Alto, CA-based marketing design startup
 
Mayfield, GGV Capital, Ensemble VC, Norwest Venture Partners, Trust Ventures
$40M
New York, NY-based swimming pool sharing marketplace
 
RA Capital, D.E. Shaw, Senvest, InCube, SVB, Foresite Capital, Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures, J2V, Cedars-Sinai, Merck GHIF
$100M
Seattle, WA-based blood collection tech company

Does New York law require notice to the employee in order to have a consumer reporting agency conduct a background check in connection with the employee’s misconduct?

The NY FCRA sets forth notice and authorization requirements for investigative consumer reports as shown in  “https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2017/gbs/article-25/380-c/” NY Gen Bus L § 380-C. However, this section is silent on the issue of employee misconduct investigations and we found no language in NY FCRA law that is analogous to the federal FCRA exemption for employee misconduct investigations as provided in 15 U.S.C.1681a(y)(1).

When analyzing this question, we reviewed a 2006 opinion by the Oklahoma Attorney General that addressed a very similar issue. A state senator wanted to know whether OK employers could rely on the FACTA amendment to the federal FCRA that provides the exemption for employee misconduct investigations and dispense with the OK notice requirements for consumer reports. The OK AG said “no,” the reason being that the OK statute (which specifically references the previously enacted federal FCRA) was enacted before FACTA and the OK legislature did not indicate in the statute that amendments to the original FCRA would also be adopted.

Of course, the AG opinion is not a binding law anywhere, including in OK. But it does show how the issue may be analyzed to the detriment of the employer if it arose in litigation. Like the OK statute, the NY FCRA was enacted well before the FACTA amendment in 2003 (NY FCRA was enacted in 1977). However, unlike the OK statute, the NY FCRA does not include any references to the federal FCRA and, therefore, does not rely on any of its language as originally enacted. That is a distinction that can undermine an OK AG-type analysis to the NY FCRA.

The most we can say is that the NY FCRA does not address employee misconduct investigations and that the federal FCRA does set forth an express exemption from its notice requirements for such investigations. Whether there is a conflict between the NY notice requirements (or any other state’s notice requirements) and the federal exemption for employee misconduct investigations remains to be seen and there are no court opinions addressing the issue.

In the absence of guidance from NY FCRA regarding employee misconduct investigations, the employer can follow the federal FCRA exemption for these investigations. It would be prudent for the employer to document the need for confidentiality of the investigation, specifying the reasons why alerting the employee would undermine the investigation.

Arrest record but no charges

Typically, an arrest record will show the date, arresting agency, and the subject’s name (and other identifiers such as DOB and address), without specifying the charge or charges. The reason for this is twofold: (1) until the district attorney (“DA”) files a criminal case, there are no charges; and (2) the charges filed by the DA may be different than the charges on which the arresting officer based the arrest. An “arrest” and “being charged with a crime” are different things (although obviously related).  An “arrest” means that a person is taken into custody because they have been accused either by a warrant or by probable cause of committing a crime. Once in custody, the prosecutor’s office will decide whether the person will be charged with a crime. The person will then be given a charging document (complaint or information) that will state what charges they are facing.

A record will never show that an arrest was “dropped.” At best, you can infer that no charges were filed after an arrest if there is no corresponding court case.

The Scherzer Deal Report: December 6-10, 2021

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 and Finance IQ.

PE and VC Firms

$4B
Second tech growth equity fund
 
$570M
Debut fund
 
$112.5M
Second fund
 
$134M
Third fund
 
$350M
Second fund
 
$334M
Fund that co-invests with first time PE managers
 
$50M
Corporate VC fund

Private Equity Deals

DFW Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Fort Worth, TX-based provider of rail inspection, maintenance and related services
 
Wind Point Partners
Undisclosed
Atlanta, GA-based kids’ beverage maker
 
Silver Lake, Harvest Partners, HGGC
Undisclosed
Dallas, TX-based omnichannel insurer
 
Main Post Partners
Undisclosed
Lafayette, LA-based quick-service restaurant chain
 
Copley Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Concord, NH-based lab equipment services firm
 
Charger Investment Partners
Undisclosed
San Dimas, CA-based maker of performance aftermarket automotive products
 
Spectrum Equity
Undisclosed
New York, NY-based provider of teletherapy and software for special ed and mental health providers in K-12 schools
 
Carlyle
Undisclosed
Nashua, NH-based micro-manufacturer of medical devices
 
Berkshire Partners
Undisclosed
Dallas, TX-based provider of store lifecycle management and workplace management software
 
Moa Capital
Undisclosed
Carlsbad, CA-based telecom market research and consulting firm
 
L2 Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Farmville, VA-based maker of mounted aftermarket accessories
 
Madison Dearborn Partners
Undisclosed
Austin, TX-based B2B price optimization company

Venture Capital Deals

Crosspoint Capital Partners
$50M
Los Altos, CA-based IoT management platform
 
Andreessen Horowitz, Addition, NEA, Intel Capital, Foundation Capital
$100M
San Francisco, CA-based AI app development platform
 
OMERS, NewSpring Capital
$48M
San Mateo, CA-based integration platform as a service startup (IPaaS)
 
SoftBank, Prysm Capital, Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, WestCap Group, Artis Ventures
$300M
Walnut, CA-based online mental health services provider
 
Tiger Global, Box Group, Notation Capital
$24.7M
New York, NY-based community engagement platform for creators
 
SoftBank, Bessemer Venture Partners, Schneider Electric, Istari, Team8, Standard Investments
$400M
New York, NY-based industrial cybersecurity company
 
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bridgepoint Capital, HSBC, Golub Capital, Delta-v Capital
$150M
San Jose, CA-based enterprise software delivery platform
 
Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Velvet Sea Ventures
$15M
San Francisco, CA-based professional relationship mapping platform
 
Coatue, Canaan Partners, Acrew Capital, Fika Ventures, Momenta Ventures, Knollwood Investment Advisory
$34M
San Jose, CA-based startup focused on enabling embedded ML solutions
 
Section 32, Casdin Capital, Two Sigma Ventures
$67.5M
San Francisco, CA-based liquid biopsy startup
 
Redpoint Ventures, Collaborative Fund, SIP Global Partners, Harrison Metal, Third Kind Venture Capital, LightShed Ventures
$15M
New York, NY-based motion design platform for creators
 
Sixth Street Growth, Goldman Sachs, NewView Capital, Menlo Ventures, DTCP, Triangle Peak Partners, Alliance Bernstein Private Credit Investors, Maverick Ventures, The Private Shares Fund
$110M
San Francisco, CA-based digital insights platform
 
Battery Ventures, Flourish, Homebrew, FinVC
$30M
San Francisco, CA-based risk and compliance management startup
 
General Atlantic, SoftBank, JPMorgan, Capital One, Coinbase, Silicon Valley CISO Investments|
$220M
San Francisco, CA-based identity verification and authentication platform
 
Forte Ventures, Allstate, Minderoo Foundation, Akamai, Glasswing Ventures
$30M
Boston, MA-based Internet user data control platform
 
Aegon Asset Management, Avenue Sustainable Solutions Fund
$50M
Galesburg, IL-based maker of tankless water heating systems
 
F-Prime Capital, Atlas Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures
$30M
Cambridge, MA-based biotech focused on multiple myeloma patients
 
StepStone Group, Ten Eleven Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Reinventure, Our Innovation Fund, Turnbull & Partners
$23M
New York, NY-based bot mitigation startup
 
Lightrock, DH Capital, Panorama Point Partners, Iron Gate Capital
$100M
Broomfield, CO-based provider of data center composability software
 
Valar Ventures, Avid Ventures, Heartcore Capital
$27M
Houston, TX-based mobile bank for U.S. migrants
 
PICC PE, China Life, Sequoia Capital China, Lightspeed, 5Y Capital
$86M
Cambridge, MA-based gene therapy startup
 
Marbruck Ventures, Level One, UBS O’Connor, Gaingels, Heliad Partners, Two Sigma, Third Prime, XFund, Story Ventures, Switch
$32M
New York, NY-based B2B insights company
 
Rose Park Advisors, Arbor Ventures
$110M
Orem, UT-based direct healthcare startup
 
Francisco Partners
$100M
City of Industry, CA-based PC gaming hardware and services company
 
Lumira Ventures, B Capital Group, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Delos Capital, Xeraya Capital, Korea Investment Partners, City Hill Ventures, Madison Partners
$50M
Phoenix, AZ-based immuno-oncology startup
 
Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Matterport, California Regional MLS
$15M
New York, NY-based data and workflow platform for residential real estate
 
Longview Asset Management
$62M
La Jolla, CA-based developer of canine cancer detection tests
 
Canapi Ventures, Curql Collective, Human Capital, CMFG Ventures, JAM FINTOP, Piedmont Capital
$27.5M
Boston, MA-based conversational AI platform for financial services
 
Dragoneer, DFJ Growth, M13, Inspired Capital, Torch Capital
$75M
New York, NY-based corporate spend and cash management startup
 
SoftBank, Enlightenment Capital, Crescent Cove Advisors, Henry Crown and Co., Luminar Technologies
$228M
Clarksburg, MD-based autonomous commercial trucking startup
 
Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Harpoon VC, Engineering Capital
$30M
San Francisco, CA-based AI model stress-testing platform
 
JMI Equity, Frontier Growth, Bull City Venture Partners
$85M
Durham, NC-based provider of commercial service contractor SaaS
 
Alameda Research, Mirana Ventures, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, DRW VC, Alumni Ventures, Jump Capital
$35M
Chicago, IL-based provider of passive tools for retail investors in crypto
 
March Capital, Philips Ventures, Venrock, Flare Capital, Breyer Capital, InHealth Ventures
$55M
Redwood City, CA-based voice assistant for healthcare professionals
 
McWin, Rage Capital, Temasek, Wheatsheaf Group, Prosus Ventures, TO Ventures
$175M
South San Francisco, CA-based developer of animal-free protein tech
 
G-Squared, Marshall Wace, Counterpoint Global, Zeev Ventures, Durable Capital Partners, 01 Advisors
$270M
San Mateo, CA-based accounting automation company
 
Insight Partners, SentinelOne, GGV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners
$50M
Portland, OR-based no-code automation platform for security teams
 
Sam Altman, Lachy Groom, Flexport, Tribe Capital, Original Capital, K5 Global, 137 Ventures, Fifth Down Capital
$50M
San Francisco, CA-based logistics management platform for independent truckers
 
Insight Partners, Elad Gil, Array Ventures
$28M
San Francisco, CA-based headless composable digital experience platform
 
BlackRock, XN, Alsop Louie, Alpha Edison, Dolby Family Ventures, KCK, Space Capital, Explorer 1, Harpoon Ventures
$85M
Berthoud, CO-based rocket engine maker
 
Carlyle
$475M
New York, NY-based alternative data analytics firm

The Scherzer Deal Report: November 29-December 3, 2021

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

$220M
India-focused fund
 
$500M
Second crypto VC fund
 
$60M
Second fund
 
$875M
Fourth fund
 
$16.5M
Second fund
 
$2B
Sixth fund 

Private Equity Deals

Abry Partners
Undisclosed
Augusta, GA-based provider of legal ranking and marketing services
 
Blue Point Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Garfield, NJ-based maker of safety signs, pipe markers, valve tags, and parking and traffic signs
 
The Carlyle Group
Undisclosed
McLean, VA-based health information technology provider
 
New Mountain Capital
Undisclosed
Seattle, WA-based provider of project and cost management consulting
 
Veritas Capital
Undisclosed
Glastonbury, CT-based provider of school website and digital communications tools
 
Apollo Global Management
Undisclosed
Los Angeles, CA-based U.S. wealth distribution and asset management businesses
 
Marathon Asset Management
Undisclosed
Richmond, VA-based drugmaker
 
Monomoy Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Ann Arbor, MI-based maker of sanitation products for RV and marine products
 
Kohlberg & Co.
Undisclosed
Waltham, MA-based provider of life sciences commercialization solutions
 
Lee Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Chester Springs, PA-based security systems integrator

Venture Capital Deals

Intel Capital, CerraCap Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Nagase & Co.
$20M
Albuquerque, NM-based maker of 3D glass
 
Rapyd Ventures, Entrée Capital, Riskified, Tal Ventures
$15M
New York, NY-based B2B autonomous billing startup
 
One Equity Partners
Armis
$300M
Palo Alto, CA-based asset visibility and security platform
 
Tiger Global, Menlo Ventures, Flexport
$115M
San Francisco, CA-based technology-driven trucking company
 
Atlas Venture, Access Biotechnology, RA Capital Management
$65M
Cambridge, MA-based developer of precision radiopharmaceuticals
 
Insight Partners, YL Ventures
$56M
San Francisco, CA-based software supply chain security startup
 
The Westly Group, Thomvest Ventures, The Heritage Group, Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sorenson Ventures, UpWest
$100M
Palo Alto, CA-based company developing bot technology to probe potential cyberattack vectors
 
Foxconn, EBDI
$23.5M
Los Angeles, CA-based smart mug maker
 
Ontario Teachers, Allianz X, Khosla Ventures, The Private Shares Fund, Arbor Waypoint Select Fund, BNY Mellon
$100M
San Francisco, CA-based small business lender
 
Seae Ventures, Fiserv, Mass Mutual, Citizens Financial Group, Astia Fund, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Anderson, Lance Gross
$15M
New York, NY-based children’s financial literacy app
 
Telescope Partners, Blackstone
$65M
Denver, CO-based business travel hotel booking and management platformPivotal bio
 
Venture Partners, LSP, B Capital Group, Monashee Investment Management, CaaS Capital Management, Revelation Partners, Pavilion Capital, Atlas Venture, Sofinnova Partners, SR One, Tekla Capital Management, MRL Ventures Fun
$100M
Boston, MA-based developer of allosteric therapies targeting natural hotspots
 
Firstime Ventures
$17M
Livonia, MI-based insulin management startup
 
Balderton, GGV Capital, Tiger Global, Activant Capital, Greycroft, G-Squared, HV Capital, Kaszek, Mirae Asset, Monashees, Moving Capital
$260M
New York, NY-based grocery instant delivery startup
 
Kayak, Inovia Capital
$60M
New York, NY-based provider of boutique hotel management software
 
Index Ventures, Greylock, Imaginary Ventures, BoxGroup, Moving Capital
$16M
New York, NY-based ordering system for food distributors
 
Accel, Coatue
$15M
Claymont, DE-based maker of developer-focused productivity tools
 
SoftBank, Canaan Partners, Nosara Capital, Battery Ventures, Bowery Capital, Initialized Capital, FJ Labs
$75M
Atlanta, GA-based metals marketplace
 
D1 Capital, Imaginary Ventures, Spieker Partners, Oakridge Management Group, S12F
$95M
New York, NY-based workforce management software startup
 
Battery Ventures
$160M
New York, NY-based provider of enterprise translation software
 
Edison Partners, Stifel Venture Bank, Lee Maschler’s family office
$35M
Dallas, TX-based provider of messaging tools for consumer finance companies
 
Oberndorf Enterprises, Willoughby Capital
$90M
Chicago, IL-based market intelligence startup
 
Accel, Emergence Capital, Equal Ventures, First Trust Capital Partners
$45M
Chicago, IL-based provider of software to insurance brokers selling employee benefits products
 
NEA, Emerson Collective, Hatteras Venture Partners, Mission BioCapital
$40M
Seattle, WA-based developer of epi-therapeutic medicines
 
Janus Henderson, BlackRock, ION Crossover Partners, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Exor
$130M
New York, NY-based public transport app
 
Endeavour Vision, Baird Capital, Bluestem Capital
$46M
Lincoln, NE-based developer of miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery

The Scherzer Deal Report: November 22-24, 2021

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

 
$5.6B
Second fund dedicated to buying GP stakes in other firms

Private Equity Deals

Genstar Capital
Undisclosed
New York, NY-based regulatory compliance consultancy
 
Littlejohn & Co.
Undisclosed
Edmond, OK-based healthcare staffing platform
 
Godspeed Capital
Undisclosed
Roanoke, VA-based engineering consultant
 
Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman
$17B
Watertown, MA-based EHR, and medical billing software provider
 
CVC Capital Partners, HPS Investment Partners
Undisclosed
New York, NY-based consumer brands portfolio includes Forever21, Aéropostale, Van Heusen, Sports Illustrated, and Iconic Images
 
Alpine Investors
Undisclosed
New York, NY-based all-natural pet treats maker
 
Apollo Global Management, EnCap Investments, Yorktown Partners, Mercuria
Undisclosed
Houston, TX-based energy storage, and renewables firm
 
Marlin Equity Partners
Undisclosed
Charlotte, NC-based provider of medical billing automation and revenue cycle management software
 
Bain Capital
Undisclosed
Lake Nona, FL-based provider of managed healthcare services
 
HGGC
Undisclosed
Toms River, NJ-based franchisee of 42 Planet Fitness gyms
 
MiddleGround Capital
Undisclosed
Mentor, OH-based maker of racing and high-performance engine components
 
Sentinel Capital Partners
Undisclosed
Dahlonega, GA-based provider of industrial workwear for subzero environments
 
Comvest Partners
Undisclosed
Florence, AL-based e-commerce platform for home improvement products
 
The Blackstone Group, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whitney Wolfe Herd
Undisclosed
Atlanta, GA-based women’s shapewear and undergarment company
 
Great Range Capital
Undisclosed
Newton, IA-based maker of wood pallets and crating
 
HGGC and Wealth Partners Capital Group
Undisclosed
Birmingham, AL-based private wealth management firm

Venture Capital Deals

Battery Ventures, LocalGlobe, Matt Robinson
$50M
Austin, TX-based provider of funding and supply chain management tools for e-commerce
 
Great Mountain Partners, Founders Fund
$20M
Austin, TX-based streaming music app
 
Innovation Endeavors
$21M
New York, NY-based marketing copy generator
 
Eclipse Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Lowercarbon Capital, Abstract Ventures
$30M
San Francisco, CA-based electric boat maker
 
RA Capital Management
$60M
Waltham, MA-based biopharma startup focused on extracellular protein degradation
 
Franklin Templeton, Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global, Lone Pine Capital
$100M
San Francisco, CA-based life sciences R&D cloud
 
Insight Partners, Partech, Open Ocean, Zobito, Fiedler Capital, Y Combinator, H14
$60M
San Francisco, CA-based mobile DevOps startup
 
OpenView Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Trilogy Equity Partners, Two Sigma Ventures
$50M
New York, NY-based machine learning ops startup
 
Avatar Growth Capital, Dallas VC, Iron Pillar
$30M
Bellevue, WA-based provider of multi-cloud governance SaaS
 
Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital
$15M
San Francisco, CA-based system of record for engineering
 
Tiger Global, Coatue, 8VC, Activant, Brookfield Technology Partners, GLP
$250M
San Francisco, CA-based e-commerce fulfillment company
 
Anthemis Group, QED Investors, Victory Park Capital, Nationwide Ventures, Healthy Ventures, Brewer Lane, Operator Partners
$135M
Los Angeles, CA-based Medicare agency
 
CapitalG, Paladin Capital Group
$140.3M
Herndon, VA-based managed security platform
 
Silversmith Capital Partners, PSG
$425M
Fishers, IN-based workplace productivity platform
 
Eli Lilly, Alexandria Venture Investments, R42 Group, Khosla Ventures, Nan Fung Life Sciences
$15M
San Francisco, CA-based biotech focused on chronic degenerative diseases
 
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Initialized Capital, Seven Seven Six
$17M
Los Angeles, CA-based creator commerce platform
 
Icon Ventures, Greycroft, Matrix Partners, Crosscut Ventures
$44M
San Francisco, CA-based digital veterinary care startup
 
Flagship Pioneering, ADIA, Fidelity, Alaska Permanent Fund, Arch Venture Partners, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Morningside Ventures, T. Rowe Price
$370M
Cambridge, MA-based developer of protein-based medicines
 
Warburg Pincus, Schlumberger New Energy
$100M+
Boston, MA-based provider of water treatment solutions
 
Baillie Gifford, BlackRock
$200M
San Francisco, CA-based auto-editing tool for writing
 
Acrew Capital, Homebrew, True Ventures, Anthemis, Valor, DCVC, LowerCarbon Capital
$25M
Kensington, CA-based climate change impact insurer
 
Altimeter Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tiger Global, Franklin Templeton, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Durable Capital, General Catalyst, XN
$1.3B
San Jose, CA-based data security company
 
FTV Capital
$130M
San Francisco, CA-based patient engagement platform
 
Astanor Ventures, CNH Industrial, At One Ventures, Trimble Ventures
$61M
Livermore, CA-based autonomous tractor maker
 
Tiger Global, Coatue
$555M
Miami, FL-based “PayPal for crypto
 
WndrCo, Eldridge, Fin VC
$30M
San Mateo, CA-based customer service AI platform
 
AhrenInnovation Capital, CPT Capital, ADM Ventures, Be8 Ventures, S2G Ventures, Marinya Capital, Future Ventures
$25M
San Francisco, CA-based alt-cheese maker
 
Qumra Capital, State Farm Ventures, Catalyst Investments, Banca Generali, Valor, Atreides Management, Corner Ventures, Regah Ventures, Aleph
$53M
New York, NY-based provider of analytics-based on dashcam footage
 
Coatue
$300M
San Francisco, CA-based maker of augmented reality games
 
Tiger Global, Oldslip Group, Root Ventures, Canaan Partners, Haystack, Insight Partners
$65M
New York, NY-based provider of generative design software
 
WestCap
$60M
San Francisco, CA-based experiences booking platform and marketplace
 
Day One Ventures, Rakuten, Frontiers Capital
$17M
Boston, MA-based quantum computer developer
 
Addition, General Catalyst, South Park Commons
$20M
San Francisco, CA-based DevOps cloud platform
 
Ribbit Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Caffeinated Capital, Activant Capital, Stripes
$60M
Stateline, NV-based cashflow management company
 
Coatue, General Atlantic, Moore Strategic Ventures, BlackRock, AE Industrial Partners, Stanley Druckenmiller, Vincent Viola
$1.4B
Louisville, CO-based commercial space transportation and infrastructure company
 
Highland Capital Partners, Samsung, Valley Capital Partners, SIG, Northern Light Venture Capital
$38M
Santa Clara, CA-based security analytics platform
 
Coatue, Benchmark, Thrive Capital, Index Ventures
$90M
San Francisco, CA-based passwordless authentication startup
 
Sapphire Ventures, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Bond, Transformation Capital, Green Innovations
$163M
New York, NY-based maker of physical therapy hardware
 
Greenspring Associates, Felicis Ventures, Craft Ventures
$94M
San Francisco, CA-based labor marketplace for nurses and other health professionals
 
Artemis Fund, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Franklin Templeton, Launchpad Capital, AltaIR Capital, OneWay Ventures, Unlock Venture Partners, Jim McKelvey
$26MLos Angeles, CA-based financial planning tool for parents
 
Third Point Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, More Capital, Disruptive AI, Vertex Growth, 40North, Samsung Next, TCP
$250M
New York, NY-based transcription and captioning platform
 
GGV Capital, SV Angel, Accel, Bedrock Capital, CRV, Geodesic Capital, Greenoaks Capital, GV, 8VC, Flex Capital, Latacora, Salesforce Ventures, Tiger Global
$150M
San Francisco, CA-based front-end development company
 
The Radcliffe Cos, The Spruce House, CMIA Capital Partners
$165M
Philadelphia, PA-based online marketplace for luxury watches
 
Mayfair Equity Partners
$50M
New York, NY-based multi-asset alternative investment platform

New Jersey Crime Categories

As explained in our previous posts, the most serious offenses are categorized as “felonies” and less serious as “misdemeanors.”  While this is true in nearly every state, there is an exception (of course) and that exception is New Jersey.

In New Jersey, crimes are not categorized as felonies and misdemeanors but as “indictable crimes,” “disorderly person offenses,” and “petty disorderly person offenses.”

According to New Jersey law, indictable offenses are the equivalent of felonies in other states. Courts classify charges into first, second, third, and fourth-degree charges. A first-degree offense is the most serious of all charges. “Indictable” means that a grand jury has found enough evidence against the defendant to make them face trial.

“Disorderly person offenses” and “petty disorderly person offenses” (sometimes referred to as “DP offenses”) are the equivalent of misdemeanors in other states because they are less serious offenses and are punishable by less than one year in jail.

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