-Kraken, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, is in talks to raise funding at a $10 billion valuation, per Bloomberg. Discussion include Fidelity, Tribe Capital, and General Atlantic. Read more.
-Cellarity, a Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences company, raised $123 million in Series B funding. Investors included BlackRock, The Baupost Group, Banque Pictet, and Flagship Pioneering.
-Innovaccer, a San Francisco-based healthcare tech company, raised $105 million, valuing it at $1.3 billion post-money. Tiger Global Management led the round and was joined by investors including Steadview Capital, Dragoneer, B Capital Group, Mubadala Capital, M12, and OMERS Growth Equity.
-Newsela, a New York-based K-12 platform for teaching, raised $100 million in Series D funding. Franklin Templeton led the round and was joined by investors including Owl Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Waycross Ventures.
-Terminus, an Atlanta-based maker of a marketing platform, raised $90 million in Series C funding. Great Hill Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Atlanta Ventures, Edison Partners, and Hallett Capital.
-Anchorage, a San Francisco-based digital asset platform, raised $80 million in Series C funding. SIngapore’s GIC led the round and was joined by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Lux, and Indico.
-Fi, a New York-based maker of a smart dog collar, raised $30 million in Series B funding. Longview Asset Management led the round and was joined by investors including Advance Venture Partners, Gokul Rajaram, RRE Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, and Freestyle.
-Lexer, a Los Angeles-based customer data platform for brands and retailers, raised $25.5 million in Series B funding. Blackbird Ventures and King River Capital led the round and were joined by January Capital.
-Torch, a San Francisco-based coaching platform, raised $25 million in Series B funding. Obvious Ventures led the round.
-Mantle, a San Francisco-based 3D printing tech firm, raised $13 million. Investors included Foundation Capital, Hypertherm Ventures, Future Shape, 11.2 capital, Plug and Play Ventures, and Corazon Capital.
-memmo.me, a Swedish platform for celebrities to post messages to fans and businesses, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Left Lane Capital led the round.
-Outcast Foods, a Canada-based company focusing on food waste and reducing the carbon footprint of food supply chains, raised $10 million in a financing round from District Ventures Capital and BDC Capital.
-Raena, a Singapore-based beauty products social commerce platform, raised $9 million in Series A funding. Alpha Wave Incubation and Alpha JWC Ventures led the round, and were joined by investors including AC Ventures, Beenext, Beenos and Strive. Read more.
-Levitate, a Raleigh, N.C.-based marketing platform, raised $8 million in Series B funding. Investors included Tippet Venture Partners, Peter Gassner, and Bull City Venture Partners.
-DataJoy, a San Mateo, Calif.-based analytics company, raised $6 million in seed funding. Foundation Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Quarry VC, Partech Partners, IGSB, Bow Capital, and SVB.
-First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank focused on Black America, raised raised $5 million in seed funding. Investors included Barclays and Anthemis.
-GiveSignup, a Moorestown, N.J.-based platform for nonprofits, raised $3.2 million in Series A funding. Payroc led the round.
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-Ardian and Quadriga Capital acquired a majority stake in GBA Group, a Hamburg, Germany-based testing and certification company for laboratory services. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
-AsTech, backed by Kinderhook Industries, acquired adasThink, a Toronto-based car calibration software company. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
-RFE recapitalized Congruity HR, a Kernsville, N.C.-based provider of HR outsourcing solutions. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
-TA Associates invested in Fairstone Group, a U.K.-based financial services firm. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
-Transactions Services Group and Clearent, two portfolio companies of Advent International, merged to form Xplor Technologies, a payments and business management software company. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
-L Catterton agreed to acquire BIRKENSTOCK Group, the German footwear brand. The acquisition would value the brand at roughly €4 billion ($4.9 billion), Bloomberg reported. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
-Cigna acquired MDLive, a Miramar, Fla.-based telehealth provider. MDLive investors include Sixth Street. Financial Terms weren’t disclosed.
-Merck & Co agreed to acquire Pandion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PAND), a Watertown, Mass.-based developer of drugs targeting autoimmune diseases, for $1.9 billion in cash. Read more.
-Cision agreed to acquire Brandwatch, a U.K.-based consumer intelligence social media and content marketing analytics platform, for $450 million.
-Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM) acquired Chartio, a San Francisco and Blacksburg, Va.-based cloud-based analytics platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
-Score Media and Gaming, a Canadian sports betting company, raised $162 million. Read more.
-DigitalOcean, a New York-based operator of cloud for developers, filed to raise $100 million. Investors include Access Industries, Andreessen Horowitz, and IA Venture Partners. Read more.
-Stevanato Group, an Italian maker of glass vials for COVID-19 vaccines, is preparing for an IPO that could value it between $4 billion to $5 billion, per Reuters citing sources. Read more
-YieldStreet, a New York-based startup allowing consumers to invest in alternative assets, is weighing creating its own SPAC, per Bloomberg. Read more.
-Austerlitz Acquisition II, Bill Foley’s sixth SPAC, raised $1.2 billion by offering 120 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-Austerlitz Acquisition I, Bill Foley’s fifth SPAC, raised $600 million by offering 60 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-Fusion Acquisition II, the second SPAC from BetaSmartz CEO John James, Avenue Capital’s Jeffrey Gary, and State Street’s James Ross, raised $435 million by offering 43.5 million shares. Read more.
-Freedom Acquisition I, a SPAC by the former Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, raised $300 million by offering 30 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-Twelve Seas Investment II, a SPAC from former Lion Capital founding partner Neil Richardson and Twelve Seas Limited founding partner Dimitri Elkin, raised $300 million by offering 30 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-SilverBox Engaged Merger I, a SPAC from SilverBox Capital and Engaged Capital, raised $300 million. Read more.
-MCAP Acquisition, a SPAC by Monroe Capital CEO Theodore Koenig, raised $275 million by offering 27.5 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-Jaws Wildcat Acquisition, a SPAC by Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, filed to raise $250 million. Read more.
-Jaws Hurricane Acquisition, another SPAC from Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, filed to raise $250 million. Read more.
-Warrior Technologies Acquisition, a SPAC by Warrior Technologies’ H.H. “Tripp” Wommack III, raised $240 million by offering 24 million shares, more than anticipated. Read more.
-AF Acquisition, a SPAC from Scharf Brothers’ Andrew Scharf and AF Ventures’ Jordan Gaspar, filed to raise up to $200 million. Read more
-Kensington Capital Acquisition II, the second SPAC led by Kensington Capital founder Justin Mirro, raised $200 million. Read more.
-ARYA Sciences Acquisition IV, the fourth SPAC from executives at Perceptive Advisors, raised $130 million. Read more.
-Bessemer Venture Partners, a Redwood City, Calif.-based early stage venture firm, raised $3.3 billion for two funds, BVP XI and BVP Century II.
-JMI Equity, a Baltimore and San Diego-based growth equity firm, is seeking to raise $1.7 billion for its newest fund, per the Wall Street Journal. Read more.
-Foresite Capital, a San Francisco, Calif.-based healthcare and life sciences investment firm, raised $969 million for Foresite Capital Fund V and Foresite Capital Opportunity Fund V.
-CORE Industrial Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, raised $465 million for its second fund.
-Prelude Growth Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, raised $250 million for its second fund.
-Newark Venture Partners, a Newark, N.J.-based seed-stage venture firm, added Vaughn Crowe as a managing partner.
-Bessemer Venture Partners, a Redwood City, Calif.-based venture firm, added Jeff Blackburn as a partner. Blackburn was previously the senior vice president at Amazon.