Newark, California-based Kateeva, a production equipment provider for makers of advanced electronics technologies, has named Dr. Jeff Hebb as vice president of marketing. Previously, he worked at Applied Materials. Kateeva’s backers include Cybernaut Venture, GP Capital Shanghai, Redview Capital and TCL Capital.
In Second Opinion, Ford has a dark day with its second-quarter earnings sinking 9 percent to $2 billion, Uber is now legal in China but drivers will have to adhere to a new set of rules and Pinewood, the British film studio that’s home to cinematic spy James Bond, will be sold to a real estate fund for $423 million.
San Francisco-based travel booking startup Peek has raised $10 million in funding, according to company CEO Ruzwana Bashir. The investors included former Trulia CEO Pete Flint, TPG founder David Bonderman, ex-Oracle President Ray Lane and Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker. In addition to the funding, Flint has been added to Peek’s board.
BC Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board have agreed to acquire Israel-based Keter Group, a resin consumer products provider. Keter’s founders, the Sagol family, will retain a minority stake and reinvest alongside BC Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. UBS and J.P. Morgan served as M&A advisers to BC Partners and PSP Investments.
MUFG Investor Services has agreed to acquire Rydex Fund Services, a mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments. No financial terms were disclosed for a deal that’s expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.
Five Points Capital has made an undisclosed investment to back Quad-C Management‘s acquisition of Rainbow Early Education. Based in Troy, Michigan, Rainbow is an early education provider.
San Francisco-based Good Eggs, an online market that delivers groceries to customers’ homes, has raised $15 million in funding, according to a blog post on its site. The investors included Index Ventures, DNS Capital, Uprising, Collaborative Fund, Obvious Ventures and S2G Ventures.
NXT-ID Inc has acquired LogicMark LLC, which is backed by Promus Equity Partners and Generation 3 Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Livingstone served as sellside adviser to LogicMark on the transaction. Louisville, Kentucky-based LogicMark is a provider of personal emergency response devices.
Partners Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Sinogreenergy, a Taiwanese solar power platform, for over $200 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.
Cloudvirga, an intelligent mortgage platform developer, has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding. The investors were Dallas Capital, Upfront Ventures and Tribeca Angels.
Mountain View, California-based nVision Medical Corp, a medical device company, has secured $12 million in Series B financing. Arboretum Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Catalyst Health Ventures. In addition to the funding, Dr. Tom Shehab of Arboretum has been added to nVision’s board of directors.
Berkeley, California-based LeadGenius, a marketing and sales platform for B2B companies, has raised $10 million in Series B financing. Lumia Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Javelin Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, Better Ventures, Bee Partners, Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Initialized Capital, Fuel Capital, Scrum Ventures and FundersClub. In conjunction with the funding, Martin Gedalin of Lumia Capital has been added to the LeadGenius board of directors while Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partners has become a board observer.
Wonder Workshop Inc, a maker of robots that teach children the basics of computer science and coding, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. WI Harper Group and Idea Bulb Ventures led the round with participation from Learn Capital, Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and TCL.
Irvine, California-based Modulated Imaging has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The Cove Fund was the lead investor. Hamamatsu Photonics KK also participated in the round.
Chicago-based RedWave Energy, an energy harvesting startup, has secured $5.5 million in funding. Energy Foundry led the round with participation from other investors that included Northwater Capital, EnerTech Holding Company and PRIME Coalition.
Genstar Capital portfolio company Infinite RF Holdings Inc has acquired North Andover, Massachusetts-based L-Com Global Connectivity, a provider of wired and wireless connectivity products. No financial terms were disclosed.