Tracxn fetches $3.5 mln from SAIF Partners

SAIF Partners has made a $3.5 million investment in Tracxn, a research platform for private market investors. According to Tracxn, the capital infusion will be used to expand its team of analysts tracking startups. Tracxn was launched in 2013 by ex-investors from Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.

Francisco Partners to acquire HealthcareSource

Francisco Partners has agreed to buy Woburn, Massachusetts-based HealthcareSource, a talent management solutions provider for healthcare. No financial terms were disclosed. William Blair & Company provided financial advice to HealthcareSource on the transaction. HealthcareSource was backed by Insight Venture Partners.

Empathetics pulls in $1.5 mln

Boston-based empathy training company Empathetics Inc has secured $1.5 million in Series A funding. GDN Holdings LLC and Key Venture Partners LLC led the round. Concurrent with the funding, Nathaniel Opperman, president of Key Venture Partners, has been added to Empathetics’ board of directors.

Loop Commerce bags $16 mln

Gifting platform Loop Commerce has raised $16 million in funding. Oren Zeev led the round with participation from other investors that included Wicklow Capital.  PRESS RELEASE MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Loop Commerce, the first-of-its-kind turnkey, enterprise-grade SaaS solution powering the shopping experience, checkout and e-gifting platform of the world’s top retailers, announced today an additional $16 […]

Intarcia racks up $225 mln

Boston-based biopharmaceutical company Intarcia Therapeutics has raised $225 million in synthetic royalty funding. According to terms of the deal, the investors, who were not named, will have the option to convert their synthetic royalty interests into Intarcia common stock at a $5.5 billion company valuation. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as sole structuring agent to Intarcia on this transaction.

Mantra collects 53 mln euros for secondary fund

Mantra has raised 53 million euros for its secondary fund, beating its target of 50 million euros. The hard cap for Mantra Secondary Opportunities fund, which launched last August, is 75 million euros. MSO’s limited partners include family offices, pension funds, insurance companies and international financial institutions.

First Avenue Partners adds to project management team

Global placement and advisory firm First Avenue Partners has hired Hiti Singh as a senior member of its project management team. Singh, who is based in the firm’s London office, previously worked at CDC Group where she was a portfolio director.

CargoSense nabs $2.5 mln

Reston, Virginia-based CargoSense, a big data and analytics SaaS company, has closed its seed funding at $2.5 million. The investors included IrishAngels, Middleburg Capital Development and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology.

Morningside Venture backs InCarda

San Francisco-based InCarda Therapeutics Inc, which focuses on developing treatments for acute cardiovascular conditions, has closed over $5 million in Series A funding. The lead backer was Morningside Venture. In addition to the funding, Reenie McCarthy of Morningside has been appointed to InCarda’s board of directors.

Icertis attracts $6 mln

Icertis, a provider of enterprise contract management software in the Microsoft Cloud, has secured $6 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners India led the round.

Napier Park raises $454 mln for aircraft lease fund

Global alternative asset management firm Napier Park Global Capital has closed its aircraft lease fund at $454 million. The limited partners for Napier Park Aircraft Leasing Vehicle I LLC include insurance companies, public pension plans and family offices. The pool will focus on acquiring about $2 billion in commercial aircraft by the end of 2016. The fund will co-invest alongside Blackbird Capital I LLC, a joint venture between Napier Park and Los Angeles-based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation.

DataTorrent snags $15 mln

Santa Clara, California-based DataTorrent, a provider of real-time big data analytics, has completed $15 million in Series B funding. Singtel Innov8 led the round with participation from other investors that included GE Ventures. In addition to the funding, Singtel Innov8 Managing Director Jeff Karras has been added to DataTorrent’s board of directors.

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