Chopack rejoins Healthpoint as a MD

John Chopack Jr has rejoined HealthpointCapital as a managing director. Chopack is one of the founders of the private equity firm. With offices in New York, San Diego and China, Healthpoint Capital is a private equity firm focused on the musculoskeletal sector.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Facebook says a server change caused the widespread outage, Slack removes 28 accounts linked to hate groups and Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke says he’s running for president.


Audax-backed ICP Group buys ASTEC

Innovative Chemical Products Group LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired ASTEC, according to a news announcement. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Binghamton, New York, ASTEC is a provider of fluid-applied acrylic membrane systems for the restoration of roofs, walls, tanks, piping, ductwork and other industrial surfaces.


PE-backed Transportation Insight taps Faulkner for CEO role

Transportation Insight, a provider of enterprise logistics, has named Rennie Faulkner as CEO of TI Holdco‘s transportation insight division. Previously, Faulkner has been Transportation Insight’s CFO since 2010 and will remain as TI Holdco’s CFO. Transportation Insight is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors.


Princeville Capital taps Leonardo DiCaprio as adviser

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Princeville Capital as an adviser for its climate technology fund. Based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Princeville invests in growing tech-related companies that “are driving a positive impact on climate change in a variety of sectors including energy efficiency, mobility, smart grid/IOT and smart cities.”


VCP leads $175 mln recap for Meltwater

Vista Credit Partners has led a $175 million recapitalization for San Francisco-based Meltwater, a provider of media intelligence solutions. VCP is the credit-lending arm of Vista Equity Partners.


PE-backed Pinnacle adds Nelson to board

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a provider of inpatient and outpatient treatment for those suffering from substance use disorders, has named Jeff Nelson to its board of directors. Nelson is the former CEO of Healogics. Pinnacle Treatment Centers is backed by Linden Capital Partners.


HCL Technologies buys SBE

HCL Technologies has acquired Seattle-based Strong-Bridge Envision, a digital transformation consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed. SBE was backed by Bow River Capital.


Madrona leads Series A round for

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based, a next-generation clinical informatics company, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Borealis Ventures, Nat Turner, Zach Weinberg, StagedotO and David Shaw.


Smart dog collar maker Fi takes in $7 mln

Brooklyn, New York-based Fi, a maker of a smart dog collar, has secured $7 million in funding. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Lerer Hippeau and Freestyle VC.


Physera fetches $8 mln Series A

Physera, a provider of musculoskeletal care, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, according to a blog post on its site. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round. In addition to the funding, Michael Spadafore, a managing director at BCBSVP, will be joining Physera’s board.