Silicon Valley-based Split, a service that gives companies control over their users’ experience, has raised $8 million in Series A financing. Accel led the round with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sway Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed and Accel partners Ping Li and Steve Loughlin have been added to Split’s board.
ViewRay Inc, a provider of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system, raised about $26.1 million in a private placement. Puissance Capital Management led the round with participation from other investors that included OrbiMed Advisors LLC, Kearny Venture Partners and Acuta Capital Partners.
Laugh.ly, a streaming stand-up comedy app, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding. The New York Angels led the round with participation from Barbara Corcoran, the Wharton Alumni Angel Network, Social+Capital, Backstage Capital, Treehouse Capital, Accelerator Ventures and Atlas Holdings.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has promoted Paul Drury and Matthew Frankel to senior managing director. Drury joined the firm’s Chicago office in 20015 while Frankel came on board in 2010.
Second Opinion wraps up the day with news that Eli Lilly is buying migraine-prevention company CoLucid for about $960 million, the U.S. Labor Department is suing both Oracle America and JPMorgan Chase for discrimination and outgoing President Obama holds his final news conference.
Systems Maintenance Services Inc, which is owned by Partners Group, and Curvature, a portfolio company of Quad-C, have agreed to marge. No financial terms were disclosed. At the closing of the deal, Quad-C will exit, leaving Partners Group as the sole owner of the combined entity that will be known as SMS | CURVATURE. SMS is a provider of IT data center life cycle services while Curvature helps companies procure, maintain and upgrade IT equipment.
Silver Point Capital has raised over $552 million for its credit fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Silver Point is a registered investment adviser focused on credit and special situations investments.
Austin, Texas-based Rhythm Superfoods, a producer of organic and non-GMO plant-based superfood snacks, has secured $6 million in Series D financing. The lead investor was 301 Inc, General Mills‘ new business development and venture unit. Other backers in the round included Blueberry Ventures and CircleUp Growth Fund.
Boston-based Salsify, a product content management platform provider, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Underscore.VC led the round with participation from return backers Venrock, Matrix Partners and North Bridge.
ConsortNT has acquired Altea, a software testing and certification company and Estia, a specialist data intelligence consultant. No financial terms were disclosed. ConsortNT is backed by Ardian, NAXICAP Partners and EPF Partners.
Trigo Group, which is backed by Ardian, has acquired Euro-Symbiose, a French provider of quality training, audit and consulting services. No financial terms were disclosed.
Causeway Media Partners is targeting $175 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The Boston-based venture firm focuses on sports media, entertainment and related companies.
Indianapolis-based High Alpha, a venture studio, has named Scott McCorkle as an executive-in-residence. Previously, McCorkle was CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
McNally Capital has appointed Frank A. McGrew IV to lead its merchant banking business. Previously, McGrew was a managing director at Raymond James‘ investment banking department.
Law firm Orrick Rambaud Martel has hired Guillaume Kessler, a French M&A and private equity adviser, as a partner for its Paris office. Previously, Kessler worked at Olswang where he was a managing partner at the Paris office and head of the Paris corporate group.
Modere, a portfolio company of Z Capital, has agreed to acquire Anaheim, California-based Jusuru International, a maker of anti-aging products. No financial terms were disclosed.
San Francisco-based FLYR, a travel and data science company, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Peter Thiel led the round with participation from other investors that included JetBlue Technology Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, Amadeus, Western Technology Investment and Chasm Capital Management. In conjunction with the funding, Phin Upham has been added to FLYR’s board of directors.