By Dan Primack
January 22, 2014

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MemSQL, a San Francisco–based provider of distributed in-memory database technology for real-time big data analytics, has raised $35 million in Series B funding. Accel Partners led the round, and was joined by Khosla Ventures and return backers First Round Capital and Data Collective, 

Intercom, a San Francisco-based personal messaging service for businesses and their customers, has raised $23 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer The Social+Capital Partnership.

Nexmo, a provider of high-volume mobile messaging solutions, has raised $18 million in Series C funding. Sorenson Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Intel Capital and NHN Investment.

Docker Inc., a San Francisco-based open-source engine for lightweight app deployment, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Greylock Partners led the round, and was joined by Insight Venture Partners and return backers Benchmark, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang.

Zepp, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based provider of sports sensor technology, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by Legend Capital, Bertelsmann and Cherubic Ventures.

Knome, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of human genome interpretation software and services, has raised $13 million in new VC funding. Existing backers include BioMérieux SA and IBCC

Kensho, a New York-based developer of intelligent computer systems “capable of answering complex financial and market research questions posed in natural language,” has raised $10 million in seed funding. Backers include General Catalyst, NEA, Accel Partners, Google Ventures and Devonshire Investors.

4C, a New York-based big data analytics and social intelligence company that provides ad and measurement platforms, has raised $5 million in Series B funding from Jump

StormWind, a Phoenix-based online training and e-learning company, has raised $5 million in Series C funding led by GSV Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: GSVC).

Private Equity Deals

Lee Equity Partners has acquired an undisclosed stake in Carlsbad, Calif.-based pizza chain Project Pie LLC, according to LBO Wire.

MDLive, a Sunrise, Fla.-based provider of telehealth services and software, has raised $23.6 million in new equity funding from Heritage GroupSutter Health and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Existing backers include Sentara Healthcare and John Sculley.

Osprey Capital has acquired Orange Line Holdings Inc., a Los Angeles-based distributor of bulk motor lubricants, from Ferro Management Group. No financial terms were disclosed. FocalPoint Securities managed the process.

Partners Group has acquired Hofmann Menu Manufaktur, a German provider of frozen food products and catering services, from Gilde Buy Out Partners for an undisclosed


Party City, an Elmsford, N.Y.-based party supplies retailer, has filed for a $500 million IPO. Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include Thomas H. Lee Partners (69.44% pre-IPO stake) and Advent International (23.87%). TH Lee acquired its stake in 2012 via a $2.7 billion transaction.

Phones4U, a UK-based phone and electrical supplies retailer owned by BC Partners, is considering a London floatation for later this year, according to the FT.


General Electric (NYSE: GE) has agreed to acquire API Healthcare, a Hartford, Wis.-based provider of healthcare workforce management software and analytics solutions, from Francisco Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Spurrier Capital Partners managed the

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) has agreed to acquire Solstas Lab Partners Group, a Greensboro, N.C.-based full-service commercial lab, from Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe. No financial terms were disclosed.

Windjammer Capital Investors has sold Automatic Bar Controls (a.k.a. Wunder-Bar), a Vacaville, Calif.-based maker of beverage dispensing systems for the foodservice industry, to The Middleby Corp. (Nasdaq: MIDD). No financial terms were disclosed. Sagent Advisors managed the process.

DBS Group Holdings (Singapore: D05) is in “advanced talks” to acquire Societe Generale‘s (Paris: GLE) Asian private bank, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at between $300 million and $400 million.

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISC) has acquired a 51% stake in Eurosport International, a European sports media company, at a valuation of $1.2 billion.

Fiat SpA has completed its acquisition of the 41.46% stake in Chrysler that it did not already own, for approximately $4.35 billion.

The Indian government has picked JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and JM Financial to manage the sale of half its stake in Axis Bank. The deal is expected to be worth around $925

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