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Cambridge Associates appointed David Druley chairman and chief executive, effective July 1, 2016. Druley, 49, will replace Sandra Urie as part of a long-term succession plan. Philip Walton, 45, will take over from Druley as president.
Slantrange announced its $5 million Series A equity financing, led by The Investor Group. The funding will be used to develop and scale the company's sensor and analytics systems for drone aircraft in agricultural use.
Sunstone Partners, a spin-out of the growth equity team of Trident Capital, closed its first fund with $300 million of total commitments. The firm will focus on healthcare IT, internet and marketing services, cloud and enterprise IT, and cybersecurity.
Lion Capital signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in brand development company Authentic Brands Group from certain existing shareholders. Authentic Brands Group is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners.
Mercato Partners led a $30 million Series D financing in Stance, a premium apparel company. Other participants included returning investors August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Menlo Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Sherpa Capital.
New Enterprise Associates led a $4.5 million Series A funding round for VividCortex, a provider of database analytics software. Previous investors including Battery Ventures and Jaffray Woodriff also participated.
Venrock has completed a $15.7 million Series B funding round for Evident.io, a provider of security and compliance software for cloud computing platforms. Bain Capital and True Ventures have previously invested in Evident.io.
Trilantic Capital Management led a $375 million capital raise in Indigo Minerals, a natural gas producer. Trilantic invested $300 million, while existing investors the Martin Companies, Yorktown Partners, and Ridgemont Equity Partners together contributed the remaining $75 million.

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