Actuate Therapeutics inks $21.7 mln Series B

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.

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H.I.G. to invest in Riveron

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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PE HUB First Read

First Read closes out the week with news that Pinterest shares tank after the company reports a larger than expected loss, discount chain Fred’s is closing 104 more stores and SEC’s new proposals could make private equity more welcoming, lucrative.

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Vinci raises $1 bln for third fund

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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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Fiverr files to go public, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s running for president and Goldman Sachs is buying wealth manager United Capital for $750 million.

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PE-backed Climate Pros makes two acquisitions

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.

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Viking Partners buys Towers of Kenwood

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. 

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Glasswing recruits McPherron as venture partner

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.

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Core reels in $4 mln seed

​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​.

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Retail Zipline takes in $9.6 mln Series A

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.

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PE-backed Remedy Health Media buys Vertical Health

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.

Connect Homes amasses $10.8 mln Series A

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.

YouTrip pulls in $25.5 mln

Singapore-based YouTrip, a multi-currency travel wallet, has raised $25.5 million in funding. Insignia Ventures Partners led the round.

DNA Script attracts $38.5 mln Series B

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 nabs $55 mln Series F

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.