Fort Worth, Texas-based Actuate Therapeutics Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has raised $21.7 million in Series B financing. Kairos Ventures led the round with participation from DEFTA Partners, Tech Coast Angels and Bios Partners.
Energy Vault, a provider of energy storage technology, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The backer is CEMEX Ventures.
42 North Dental, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Massachusetts-based Northborough Dental Associates, a dental office. No financial terms were disclosed.
H.I.G. Capital has agreed to make an investment in Riveron, a business adviser. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close by the end of May.
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Brazilian private equity firm Vinci Capital Partners has closed its third fund at $1 billion. Vinci Capital Partners Fund III’s limited partners include U.S. public pension plans, consultants, sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds and family offices. MVision Private Equity Advisers was strategic fundraising adviser for Vinci Capital Partners while Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provided legal counsel for the fund.
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Climate Pros, a portfolio company of Saw Mill Capital, has acquired two Texas-based providers of refrigeration and HVAC services, Norfoxx Refrigeration and Tri-Temp Refrigeration. No financial terms were disclosed.
Viking Partners has acquired north suburban Cincinnati-based Towers of Kenwood, an office building. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in a joint venture with DRA Advisors LLC.
Law firm Morrison & Foerster has named Zeeshan Ahmedani as a partner for its private funds group. His appointment became effective May 1, 2019.
Glasswing Ventures appointed Meredith McPherron as a venture partner. Her work background includes roles at a variety of companies such as General Mills and Guinness Import Co. She is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
San Francisco-based Core, a meditation experience and personalized wellness company, has raised $4 million in seed funding. Spero Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Bolt, Corigin Ventures and Stanford-StartX Fund.
Retail Zipline, a communication and execution platform for retailers, has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. Emergence led the round with participation from Serena Ventures, Serena Williams‘ venture firm. In addition to the funding, Santi Subotovsky and Kara Egan from Emergence will be joining Retail Zipline’s board of directors.
Remedy Health Media, which is backed by Topspin Partners, has acquired Vertical Health, a publisher serving patients and healthcare professionals in the diabetes, mental health, back pain, and pain management areas. No financial terms were disclosed.
Los Angeles-based Connect Homes, a prefab housing provider, has raised $10.8 million in Series A funding. Brick & Mortar Ventures and Virgo Investment Group led the round with participation from other investors that included MetaProp, Almubader Growth Fund and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Darren Bechtel from Brick & Mortar Ventures and Scott Johnson from Virgo Investment Group will join ConnectHomes’ board of directors.
Singapore-based YouTrip, a multi-currency travel wallet, has raised $25.5 million in funding. Insignia Ventures Partners led the round.
Paris-based DNA Script, a maker of synthetic nucleic acids, has raised $38.5 million in Series B financing. The investors included LSP, BPIFrance, Kurma Partners, Idinvest Partners, Illumina Ventures and M Ventures.
Tealium, a provider of real-time customer data orchestration, has raised $55 million in Series F funding. Silver Lake Waterman led the round participation from other investors that included ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund, Declaration Partners and Parkwood.