PE-backed Smile Brands and A+ Dental Care buys new practice

Smile Brands and its affiliate A+ Dental Care have acquired Dr. Glenn Misono‘s dental practice in Natomas, California. No financial terms were disclosed. Smile Brands is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors. Based in Irvine, California, Smile Brands Inc. is a provider of support services to dental groups in the U.S.

Day One Ventures wraps up maiden fund

San Francisco and New York City-based Day One Ventures, an early-stage venture firm focused on leading communications for its portfolio companies, has closed its debut fund at nearly $20 million. Launched in January 2018, Day One is being led by Masha Drokova.

PE-backed AHEAD and Data Blue to merge

Chicago-based AHEAD and Atlanta-based Data Blue, which are both providers of digital infrastructure to large enterprises, have agreed to merge as well as acquire Sovereign Systems. No financial terms were disclosed. AHEAD and Data Blue are backed by Court Square Capital.

Keystone-backed CONSOR acquires TKW Consulting Engineers

CONSOR Engineers, a portfolio company of Keystone Capital, has acquired Fort Myers, Florida-based TKW Consulting Engineers, a engineering and inspection firm specializing in water/wastewater, structural and civil projects. No financial terms were disclosed. CONSOR is a North American transportation and infrastructure engineering firm. CONSOR has offices in multiple cities, which include Toronto, Dallas, Miami and New York City.

Vista-backed Kibo to buy Monetate

Dallas-based Kibo, an omnichannel commerce platform, has agreed to acquire Monetate, a testing and optimization provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Kibo is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners.

Parsley Health scores $26 mln

Parsley Health, a provider of holistic personalized medicine designed to reverse chronic illness and optimize health, has raised $26 million in funding. White Star Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included FirstMark Capital, Amplo, Alpha Edison, Trail Mix Ventures, Arkitekt Ventures and Galaxy Digital.


Riverstone-backed Pattern Energy buys two wind facilities, raises funding in private placement

Pattern Energy, which is backed by Riverstone Holdings, has agreed to acquire two operating wind power facilities: the Henvey Inlet Wind facility in Ontario and the Grady Wind Facility in New Mexico. The purchase price is US$293 million. In addition to the acquisitions, Toronto-based investment firm CBRE Caledon has agreed to invest US$260 million in the San Francisco-based Pattern Energy Group, a renewable energy company. A number of institutional co-investors are also participating in the transaction alongside CBRE Caledon. Pattern will use the capital for general corporate purposes and buying certain operational renewable energy projects developed by Pattern Development. Pattern Energy is listed on the NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange. 


Advent appoints McNeill as advisory partner

Advent International has named Jon McNeill as an advisory partner. McNeill is the former chief operating officer of Lyft Inc and ex-president of global sales, marketing, delivery and service at Tesla Motors Inc.

Blue Canoe nets $2.5 mln seed

Bellevue, Washington-based Blue Canoe, an artificial intelligence B2B company that helps non-native English speakers improve their spoken English, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Tsingyuan Ventures led the round.

M&T Bank backs Blue Highway Capital

Blue Highway Capital, a growth equity fund focused on growing small companies in rural communities, has secured $5 million from M&T Bank. Blue Highway’s fundraising target is $50 million.

CD&R recruits Killmer as partner

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named Björn Killmer as a partner. Previously, he was co-head of Triton Partners‘ energy and resources team. No financial terms were disclosed.