- Momentus, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of in-space shuttle services for moving satellites between orbits, raised $25.5 million in Series A funding. Prime Movers Lab led the round, and was joined by investors including Y Combinator, the Lerner Family, the University of Wyoming Foundation, Quiet Capital, Mountain Nazca, ACE & Company, Liquid 2 Ventures and Drake Management.
- Pivot, a San Francisco-based at-home fitness solution, raised $17 million in Series A funding. DCM led the round, and was joined by investors including Bling Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Signal Fire and Y-Combinator.
- MyMoneyMantra, an India-based financial services marketplace, raised $15 million in funding, from IFSD BV.
- Nuvolo, a Paramus, N.J.-based workplace management company, raised $12 million in Series B funding. Kaiser Permanente Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including GE Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and ServiceNow Ventures.
- Submittable, a Missoula, Montana-based application review and opportunity marketplace, raised $10 million in Series B funding. Next Coast Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including True Ventures, Next Frontier Capital and Flywheel Ventures.
- Haus, a San Francisco, Calif.-based co-investment platform for home ownership, raised $7.1 million in seed funding. Investors include Montage Ventures, RIT Capital Partners and Tim Ferriss.
- DEARhealth, a Los Angeles and Amsterdam-based AI health tech startup, raised $6.8 million in funding. Investors include Philips Health Technology Ventures, Vesalius Biocapital III and Health Innovations.
- SteamaCo, a U.K.-based technology supplier to utilities in Africa and Asia, raised $5 million in Series B funding. Praetura Ventures and Shell co-led the round.
- FlixMobility, the German parent company of global mobility platforms FlixBus and FlixTrain, raised Series F funding of an undisclosed amount. TCV and Permira led the round.
- OrthoSnap, a Westbury, N.Y.-based maker of clear dental aligners, raised funding of an undisclosed amount, from Loeb.nyc.
HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES DEALS
- Leuko, a Boston and Madrid-based developer of a non-invasive white blood cell monitoring device, raised $1.8 million in seed funding. Investors include Good Growth Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures and Nina Capital.
PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS
- Saugatuck Capital Company made an investment in Lunada Bay, a Harbor City, Calif.-based maker of handcrafted glass, ceramic and concrete tiles for the remodeling and architectural and design markets. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Albireo Energy, which is backed by Huron Capital, acquired Alabama Controls, an Alabama-based provider of building automation and HVAC control solutions as well as equipment and parts sales. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Gauge Capital recapitalized Schlesinger Global LLC, an Iselin, N.J.-based provider of market research solutions. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Investcorp Technology Partners made an investment in Contentserv, a Switzerland-based product experience platform. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- General Atlantic will acquire Morphe, a San Francisco-based cosmetics retailer, that will value the company at more than $2 billion, according to Reuters. Read more.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev will sell its Carlton & United Breweries unit to Asahi in a deal worth - 16 billion Australian dollars (about $11.3 billion). Read more.
- Curaleaf Holdings agreed to buy GR Companies Inc (Grassroots), a Chicago-based seller of medical cannabis, for about $875 million in cash and stock.
- UBTech, a Shenzhen-based humanoid robot maker backed by Tencent, is weighing an IPO in China, the Financial Times reports. Read more.
- Paytm, the Indian fintech backed by Berkshire Hathaway, pledged to defer its IPO until it becomes profitable, per the Nikkei. Read more.
- Medallia, a San Francisco-based enterprise customer experience platform,raised $326 million in an IPO of 15.5 million shares priced at $21. It posted revenue of $313.6 million and loss of $82.2 million. Sequoia Capital (41% pre-offering) backs the firm. It plans to list on the NYSE as “MDLA.” Read more.
- Afya, a Brazilian healthcare education group, raised $261 million in an IPO of 13.7 million shares (16% insider selling) priced at $19, above its $16 to $18 range. The firm posted revenue of $140 million in 2018 and income of $29.8 million. Morgan Stanley, BTG Pactual and XP Investimentos are underwriters. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “AFYA.” Read more.
- CrossFirst Bankshares, a Leawood, Kansas-based bank with seven locations, filed for an $100 million IPO. The firm posted interest income of about $156.9 million and net income of $17.5 million in 2018. First Security Bancorp backs the firm. It plans to list on the Nasdaq as “CFB.” Read more.
- Vista Oil & Gas, a Mexico City-based oil and gas firm, raised $95 million in an IPO 10 million shares priced at $9.46. The firm posted revenue of $331.3 million between April 4 to December 2018, and loss of $29.1 million. Riverstone Holdings and Abu Dhabi Investment Council back the firm. It plans to list on the NYSE as “VIST.” Read more.
- Kohlberg & Company agreed to acquire EN Engineering, a Warrenville, Ill.-based utility services firm. The seller was General Atlantic. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Thomson Reuters acquired HighQ, a London-based collaboration platform for the legal and regulatory market. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The sellers were One Peak Partners, Goldman Sachs Private Capital and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.
FIRMS + FUNDS
- Sierra Ventures, a San Mateo, Calif.-based venture capital firm, raised $215 million for its twelfth fund.
- Signal Partners named Patricia Muise as a partner. Previously, she was at Korn Ferry International.