TA Associates adds four VPs

TA Associates said Wednesday that Amara Suebsaeng, Alex Melamud and Max Cancre have rejoined the firm as Vice Presidents in Boston, Menlo Park and London, respectively. John DiCola has joined the firm as a Vice President in Boston.

TrackIf raises $5 mln

Trackif said Tuesday it raised a $5 million Series A round co-led by Origin Ventures and Grotech Ventures. Existing investor Chicago Ventures also participated. Minneapolis-based TrackIf provides online tracking and alerting for shoppers.


SJF Ventures invests in Fit4D

Fit4D said Wednesday that it raised a Series A round of funding from SJF Ventures, Sovereign Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Financial terms weren’t announced. Fit4D is a digital health company that aims to improve the health of people with diabetes.


Aegis invests in William Caruso

Aegis LLC has invested in William Caruso & Associates Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Denver-based William Caruso is a design and consultancy company. Des Hague, Centerplate’s former CEO and president, launched Aegis earlier this year.

Anpac Bio-Medical Science raises Series A

Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd said Tuesday that it raised a Series A round of funding from Shanghai Zhangjiang Science &Technology Investment Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Anpac of China, provides early cancer detection technology.


Geodis to buy Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

Geodis SA has agreed to buy Ozburn-Hessey Logistics from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Financial terms weren’t announced. Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, a logistics company, provides services including warehousing, transportation and freight forwarding for companies. Clifford Chance is advising Geodis.


Appriss buys The Retail Equation

Appriss Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired The Retail Equation. Financial terms weren’t announced. Norwest Venture Partners, which had owned a majority, will reinvest in the combined company. Irvine, California-based Appriss provides predictive analytics for retail businesses. Wells Fargo Securities advised The Retail Equation.


Insight leads $20 mln round for SpotHero

SpotHero said Wednesday it closed a $20 million Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. SpotHero’s existing investors — Battery Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Chicago Ventures, Draper Associates, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and 500 Startups — also participated in the round along with Monkfish Equity, an investment group started by the founders of trivago. Chicago-based SpotHero is an on-demand parking service.


Owlet Baby Care raises $7 mln

Owlet Baby Care has raised another $7 million in funding. Of the total, $6 million is from a Series A Gunding round led by Formation 8 (F8), with participation from Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, out of his new fund Carpe Diem VC, and Owlet’s previous investors Azimuth Ventures, ffvc, Eniac Ventures and Peak Capital. Another $1 million is a government National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. Provo, Utah-based Owlet Baby Care is developing a monitor that tracks a baby’s breathing and heart rate in real time.

Iconixx raises $10 mln

Iconixx said Tuesday it raised $10 million in funding co-led by Harbert Venture Partners and S3 Ventures with participation from existing investor Ballast Point Ventures. Austin-based Iconixx provides compensation management software.

PHEMI Systems raises $12.2 mln

British Columbia Discovery Fund (VCC) Inc.  had co-led a $12.2 million venture financing round for PHEMI Systems Corp. Existing investors BDC Capital and Yaletown Venture Partners as well as new investor CTI Life Sciences Fund also participated. British Columbia Discovery has invested $1.5 million into PHEMI, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based big data warehouse company.

Hilb Group buys JWB Insurance

The Hilb Group, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners, has acquired JWB Insurance Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Wilmington, North Carolina-based JWB Group provides specialty services in employee benefits and commercial insurance.

Ximedica buys Bridge Design

Ximedica, an SV Life Sciences portfolio company, said Tuesday it has acquired Bridge Design. Financial terms weren’t announced. San Francisco-based Bridge Design provides design services for physical and digital products, including mHealth.


SS&C to buy Citigroup’s Alternative Investor Services business

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Citigroup’s Alternative Investor Services business for $425 million. The deal includes Hedge Fund Services and Private Equity Fund Services. Citi put its hedge fund administration unit up for sale in May. The unit provides fund administration, middle office, custody, investing and financing services.


Monroe Capital invests in Channel Partners

Monroe Capital LLC has made a minority investment in Channel Partners LLC while also providing a $50 million loan to support the company’s growth. Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Channel Partners provides small business working capital loans.

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