Superior Street Partners buys Riverbend Nursery

Superior Street Partners said Wednesday that it has acquired Riverbend Nursery. No financial terms were disclosed. Union First Market Bank provided the senior debt financing for the deal. Based in Riner, VIrginia, Riverbend Nursery is a provider of quality perennial plants, herbs and ground cover.

ff Venture Capital promotes two to partner

ff Venture Capital has promoted Adam Plotkin and Michael Faber to partners, a spokesperson for the New York City-based venture firm confirmed.  Plotkin originally joined ff Venture Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence in June 2013 while Faber came to the firm as a senior advisor in May 2014.

ReWalk Robotics updates IPO terms

ReWalk Robotics plans on selling 3,35 million of its shares in an IPO that will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RWLK.” The pricing terms were not disclosed. Barclays Capital and Jefferies will serve as underwriters. Based in the U.S., Israel and Germany, ReWalk is a maker of wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. Its backers include SCP Vitalife Partners. Yaskawa Electric Corp. Israel Healthcare Ventures, Pontifax and Previz Ventures.

Smarter Remarketer bags $7 mln

Smarter Remarketer has received $7 million in venture debt financing from City National Bank. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Smarter Remarketer is a provider of customer intelligence for multi-channel retailers.

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals nabs $55 mln Series C

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals has closed $55 million in Series C funding. The investors included funds managed by RA Capital Management, Perceptive Advisors, Jennison Associates (on behalf of certain clients), Sabby Capital and Ridgeback Capital Management. Jefferies was the placement agent. Based in Houston, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals is a biotech firm focused on developing cellular immunotherapies.

Gryphon-backed DLC buys Beacon Resources

DLC, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, has acquired Beacon Resources. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Beacon is a finance, accounting staff and executive search firm.

InContext Solutions nets $12 mln Series D

InContext Solutions has secured $12 million in Series D funding. The investors were Beringea, Plymouth Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Based in Chicago, InContext Solutions is a 3D virtual simulation tech firm.

Lighter Capital backs CoreCommerce

CoreCommerce, a Franklin, Tenn-based e-commerce shopping cart platform for online businesses, has received funding from Lighter Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Investment bank Madison Street Capital arranged the financing.

C&C and Level Equity exit Strategic Healthcare Programs

Cressey & Company and Level Equity said Wednesday that they have sold Strategic Healthcare Programs to Roper Industries. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., SHP is a provider of software and informatics solutions for the post-acute healthcare market.

B. Riley appoints new senior managing director

LA-based investment bank B. Riley has hired Michael Guzman as senior managing director, head of corporate and venture services. Prior to joining the firm, Guzman worked at Cantor Fitzgerald where he served as managing director and head of its corporate and venture services group.

Pritok Capital snags $12.4 mln from Oxford Finance

Pritok Capital, a private equity firm that invests in senior care real estate, has received a $12.4 million loan from Oxford Finance. Proceeds of the loan were used by Pritok to acquire two nursing facilities in Kansas and Missouri.

Z Capital-backed Affinity Gaming names new CEO

Las Vegas-based casino operator Affinity Gaming, a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, has appointed Michael Silberling as CEO. Silberling will also be added to the board of directors. Previously, he worked at Caesars Entertainment Corp. Also joining the board are James Zenni, Andrei Scrivens and James Cacioppo.

Ellie Mae expands board of directors with new addition

Ellie Mae has added Marina Levinson to its board of directors. Levinson is the founder and CEO of CIO Advisory Group. She is also partner at Benhamou Global Ventures. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Ellie Mae provides automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry.

PE-backed Verisae closes buy of ViryaNet

Verisae, which is backed by Marlin Equity Partners, has completed its acquisition of ViryaNet. According to terms of the deal, ViryaNet shareholders will receive $3.19 in cash for each ordinary share they hold. Also, the stock will be delisted and stop trading. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., ViryaNet is a provider of mobile workforce management solutions.

Traklight grabs $350K

Traklight has secured $350,000 in funding. The investors were not named. Based in Arizona, Traklight is a provider of solutions for identifying and protecting IP.

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