By Dan Primack
February 13, 2014

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Venture Capital Deals

Tintri Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, has raised $75 million in Series E funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures and NEA. www.tintri.com

 

CloudPassage, a San Francisco-based software defined security company, has raised $25.5 million in Series C funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by Meritech Capital Partners, Stephen Luczo (CEO of Seagate) and return backers Benchmark, Musea Ventures and Tenaya Capital.www.cloudpassage.com

Pronutria, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of protein nutrient products for the dietary management of disease, has raised $12.25 million in new VC funding led by Flagship Ventures.www.Pronutria.com

RiseSmart, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of enterprise career management solutions, has raised $11 million in growth equity funding led by Accel-KKRwww.risesmart.com

Miramar Labs, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based medical device manufacturer whose first product is focused on excessive underarm sweat, has raised $10 million in Series D funding. Backers include Aisling Capital, Cross Creek Capital, Domain Associates, Morgenthaler Ventures and RusnanoMedInvest.www.miradry.com

Lithera Inc., a San Diego-based drug company focused on aesthetic medicine and ophthalmology, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. AKS Capital was joined by return backers Alta Partners and Domain Associates.www.lithera.com

Campanja, a Stockholm-based provider of search engine marketing solutions for online advertisers, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Hoxton Ventures and DFJ Espirit were joined by individual angels. www.campanja.com

Wellspring, a Chicago-based provider of enterprise software to manage research and innovation, has raised $5 million in new VC funding led by MK Capitalwww.wellspringworldwide.com

BlueConic, a Boston-based provider of customer engagement solutions for brands to optimize cross-channel marketing opportunities, has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Sigma Prime Ventureswww.blueconic.com

VoApps, an Atlanta-based developer of voice applications, has raised $1.5 million in Series B funding. Backers includeBuckhead Investment Partners, two unidentified strategic investors and individual angels. www.voapps.com

Revionics Inc., a Roseville, Calif.-based provider of merchandise pricing optimization solutions for retailers, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The company previously raised over $18 million from Blumberg Capital, Sierra Ventures, Velocity Venture Capital and Sacramento Angels. www.revionics.com

Private Equity Deals

Acosta, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based outsourced sales and marketing company backed by Thomas H. Lee Partners, has agreed to acquire Anderson Daymon Worldwide, a Stamford, Conn.-based sales and marketing agency that exclusively serves Costco Wholesale. No financial terms were disclosed.www.acosta.com

Fortissimo Capital has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Eshbel Technologies Ltd.an Israel–based developer of ERP software for small and medium businesses, for approximately $55 million. www.eshbel.com

Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity have rejected multiple binding takeover offers for HR software company Kronos Inc., according to Reuters. The bids came in as high as $4.6 billion, but the sellers were seeking more. Hellman & Friedman and JMI reportedly counteroffered to sell a minority stake, but didn’t find any takers. Bidders included Advent International, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group.www.kronos.com

PNC Riverarch has acquired Women’s Marketing Inc., a Westport, Conn.-based provider of media strategy, planning and buying for brands targeting women, from Halyard Capital and Steelpoint Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. www.wminet.com

RRJ Capital has agreed to acquire a 45% stake in Shanghai Bright Holstan Co., a unit of Chinese dairy company Bright Dairy & Food Co. (Shanghai: 600597), for around $252 million.www.brightdairy.com

Telesat Holdings Inc., a Canadian satellite operator owned by Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NasdaqGS:LORL) and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has received buyout interest from numerous private equity firms, according to Reuters. The asking price would be around $6.5 billion, with Apax Partners, Onex Corp., The Carlyle Group, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and KKR reported to be considering bids. www.telesat.ca

IPO’s

Amedica Corp., a Salt Lake City-based maker of spine and reconstructive surgery implants and instruments, raised $20 million in its IPO. The company priced 3.5 million shares a $5.75 per share (below $8-$10 range), and will trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AMDA. JMP Securities served as lead underwriter. The company reports a $6.4 million net loss on $11.3 million in revenue for the first half of 2013. www.amedica.com

Biomet Inc., a Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedic device manufacturer, is beginning to talk to bankers about a possible IPO, according to the WSJ. The company was taken private in 2007 for $11.2 billion by The Blackstone Group, GS Capital Partners, KKR and TPG Capital. www.biomet.com

Rimini Street Inc., a Las Vegas-based  independent provider of enterprise software support, has filed for a $60 million IPO. It plans to trade under ticker symbol RMNI, with UBS, Piper Jaffray and JMP Securities serving as lead underwriters. The company reports a $7 million net loss on $43.8 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2013, compared to a $7 million net loss on $32 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. Shareholders include Adams Street Partners (26.7% pre-IPO stake).www.riministreet.com

Q2 Holdings Inc., an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based virtual banking solutions, has filed for a $138 million IPO. It plans to trade under ticker symbol QTWO, with J.P. Morgan and Stifel serving as lead underwriters. The company reports an $11 million net loss on $41 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2013, compared to a $6 million net loss on $29 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. Shareholders include Adams Street Partners (37.6% pre-IPO stake) and Battery Ventures(18.5%). www.q2ebanking.com

OTHER DEALS

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCS) has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) for approximately $45.2 billion in equity value, or $158.82 per share. Following the deal, Time Warner shareholders would own approximately 23% of Comcast’s common stock. www.comcast.com

Grupo Bimbo (Mexico: BIMBOA) has agreed to acquire Canada Bread Co. (TSX: CBY), or C$1.83 billion in cash, or C$72 per share (7% premium to Friday’s closing price).www.canadabreadfoodservice.ca

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (NYSE:WAB) has agreed to acquire Fandstan Electric Group Ltd., a London-based rail and industrial equipment manufacturer, for around $215 million in cash. www.fandstanelectric.com

Irving Place Capital has agreed to sell Victor Technologies Holdings Inc., a maker of cutting, gas contrl and specialty welding solutions, to Colfax Corp. (NYSE: CFX) for $947.3 million (including assumption of debt). http://www.colfaxcorp.com

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