Today’s deals: Alibaba keeps buying
Venture Capital Deals
Handybook, a provider of on-demand home cleaning services, has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Revolution Growth Fund. The company previously raised $19 million from General Catalyst Partners, BoxGroup and Highland Capital Partners. Read more.
Procore Technologies Inc., a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based provider of cloud-based construction management software, has raised $15 million in Series D funding from Bessemer Venture Partners.www.procore.com
Light, a digital photography startup, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners and CRV co-led the round, and were joined by Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm exec chairman) and Sanjay Jha (ex-Motorola Mobility CEO). www.light.co
Declara, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of technologies for personalized learning, has raised $9 million in new Series A funding from EDBI (Singapore) and Linden Venture Fund (Chicago). The company previously raised $16 million in Series A funding from GSV Capital, Data Collective, Founders Fund and Catamount Ventures. www.declara.com
Weave, a Utah-based provider of CRM and ERP-integrated communications services for dentists and other small businesses, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. A Capital led the round, and was joined by Homebrew, Fuel Capital, Ron Conway’s investment firm SV Angel, Initialized Capital and Y Combinator. www.getweave.com
IndoorAtlas, a Finland-based developer of magnetic anomaly-based indoor positioning solutions, has raised $4.5 million in VC funding from KoppiCatch, Vera Ventures, Mobility Ventures and Tekes.www.indooratlas.com
SpotHero, an on-demand parking app, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. Backers include Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. www.spothero.com
SeedInvest, an equity-based crowdfunding platform, has raised $4.15 million in Series A funding. The first $2 million came from VC firms like Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures, Archer Gray and Krillion Ventures. The remainder was raised via the company’s own platform, from 42 angel investors. www.seedinvest.com
Zaius, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a consumer engagement platform, has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. www.zaius.com
TrendKite, an Austin, Texas-based provider of big data analytics for brand PR, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding co-led by Mercury Fund and Silverton Partners. www.trendkite.com
Zula, a team communication app, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Morton Meyerson led the round, and was joined by Ourcrowd, Microsoft Ventures and other individual angels. www.zulaapp.com
Love With Food, a Foster City, Calif.-based consumer food marketing data platform and monthly organic or natural snack delivery service, has raised $1.4 million in new VC funding. Backers include Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, TEEC Angel Fund, Ironfire Capital, Scrum Venture and an AngelList syndicate led by Yun-Fang Juan. www.lovewithfood.com
Kitchfix, a Chicago-based healthy meal delivery service, has raised $300,00 in seed funding led by angel investor Ken Leonard. www.kitchfix.com
Ten Thirty One Productions, a live horror attraction business that parlayed a Shark Tank appearance into a $2 million investment from Mark Cuban, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding fromLive Nation, Fortune has learned. Read more.
Private Equity Deals
The Halifax Group has acquired United States Environmental Services Inc., a New Orleans–based provider of non-discretionary environmental and industrial services. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include Florida Capital Partners. www.usesgroup.com
The Stephens Group and Thompson Street Capital Partners are part of an investor group that has acquired Cequel Data Centers LLC (a.k.a. TierPoint), a provider of colocation, managed services and cloud computing through WAN-connected data centers in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Spokane, Seattle and Baltimore. No financial terms were disclosed. Other members of the investor group include RedBird Capital Partners, Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers and company chairman Jerry Kent.www.tierpoint.com
Ambrx Inc., a La Jolla, Calif.-based developer of protein therapeutics known as bio-conjugates, has set its IPO terms to 5.4 million shares being offered at between $12 and $14 per share. It would have an initial market cap of approximately $223 million were it priced in the middle of its range. The company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AMBX, with Stifel and Wells Fargo Securities serving as lead underwriters. It reports a $17 million net loss on $17 million in collaboration revenue for 2013, compared to $22 million in net income on $44 million in collaboration revenue for 2012. Shareholders include Tavistock BIO (19.3% pre-IPO stake), Maverick Capital (17.4%), Apposite Healthcare Fund (9.5%), Versant Ventures (7.5%), 5AM Ventures (6.9%), Roche (6.2%) and Merck (5.2%). www.ambrx.com
EQT Partners next week will unveil London floatation plans for British retail food outlet operator SSP, according to Reuters. The deal could value SSP at around £2 billion (including debt).www.foodtravelexperts.com
HealthEquity Inc., a Draper, Utah-based provider of healthare savings solutions, has filed for a $100 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol HQY, with J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo serving as lead underwriter. The company reports $3.8 million in net income on $20.2 million in revenue for Q1 2014, compared to $422,000 in net income on $14.6 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. Shareholders include Berkley Capital (36.8% pre-IPO stake) and Napier Park Global Capital (10%). www.healthequity.com
GoPro Inc., a Half Moon Bay, Calif.-based camera maker, has set its IPO terms to 17.8 million shares being offered at between $21 and $24 per share. It would have an initial market cap of approximately $2.77 billion were it priced in the middle of its range. The company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol GPRO, with J.P. Morgan listed as left-lead underwriter (9 total banks listed). GoPro reports $61 million of net income on $986 million in 2013 revenue, compared to $32 million of net income on $526 million in 2012. Q1 2014 results, however, were lower than Q1 2013 results. Shareholders include Riverwood Capital (16.27% pre-IPO stake), Foxconn International (10.38%), Sageview Capital (6.15%), Steamboat Ventures, Walden International and U.S. Venture Partners.Read more.
Kite Pharma Inc., a Los Angeles-based developer of targeted immunotherapies for cancer, has set its IPO terms to 6 million shares being offered at between $12 and $14 per share. It would have an initial market cap of approximately $474 million were it priced in the middle of its range. The pre-revenue company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol KITE, with Jefferies, Credit Suisse and Cowen & Co. serving as lead underwriters. Kite Pharma has raised around $35 million in VC funding from David Bonderman (9.2% pre-IPO stake), Pontifax (8.5%), Alta Partners (8.3%) and Commercial Street Capital (7.3%). www.kitepharma.com
Ontex, a Belgian maker of diapers and other hygienic disposables, is planning to raise upwards of €620 million via a Brussels floatation. The deal would value Ontex at €1.94 billion if it prices at the top of its range, compared to the reported €1.2 billion it was acquired for in 2010 by Goldman Sachs, Pamplona Capital Management and TPG Capital. www.id-direct.com
Viper Energy Partners LP, a Midland, Texas-based oil and gas energy and production company focused on the Permian Basin, has set its IPO terms to 5 million shares being offered at between $19 and $21 per share. It would have an initial market cap of approximately $1.52 billion were it priced in the middle of its range. The company plans to on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol VNOM, with Barclays serving as underwriter. Viper Energy Partners is being spun out of Diamondback Energy (Nasdaq: FANG). www.diamondbackenergy.com
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has agreed to acquire Skybox Imaging, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of satellite imaging, for $500 million in cash. Skybox had raised just over $90 million in VC funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Read more.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: HLT) announced a secondary public offering of 90 million shares, which would be worth $2.1 billion at yesterday’s closing price of $23.43 per share. Deutsche Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are serving as lead underwriters. All of the shares are being offered by The Blackstone Group, which would see its ownership stake fall from 76.4% to between 65.9% and 67.3%. www.hiltonworldwide.com
Odyssey Investment Partners has hired Barclays and Harris Williams to explore a sale of Ranpak Corp., a Concord Township, Ohio–based maker of protective paper packaging materials, according to Reuters. The deal could be worth approximately $1 billion, or more than 10x the company’s $90 million EBITDA. www.ranpak.com
Allergan (NYSE: AGN), maker of Botox, yesterday formally rejected a $53 billion takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX) and Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital. Read more.
Alibaba Group is buying the shares it does not already own in Chinese browser company UCWeb, in what it called the largest merger in the history of Chinese Internet companies (meaning it’s worth more than the $1.9 billion that Baidu paid last year for 91 Wireless). www.alibaba.com
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) has agreed to sell a 3.4% stake in its wholly-owned subsidiaryNationalSky to Beijing Guorun Qilian Venture Capital Center for $18 million (representing a $500m pre-money valuation). NationSky is a provider of mobile services in China, and is expected to go public as an independent company within the next two years. www.nationsky.com
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