VC-backed CoLucid goes public

Durham, North Carolina-based CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, which develops oral lasmiditan that treats migraine headaches, has raised $55 million for its IPO after pricing its 5.5 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CLCD.” Piper Jaffray & Co. and Stifel are serving as the lead underwriters. CoLucid’s backers include TVM Capital Life Science, Novo Ventures, Auriga Partners, Pappas Ventures, Domain Associates, Care Capital, Triathlon Medical Ventures and Pearl Street Ventures.

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Catterton invests in Pure Barre

Catterton has made a “significant” investment in fitness studio chain Pure Barre. No financial terms were disclosed. Pure Barre is backed by WJ Partners, which will remain an investor as a result of the transaction. Piper Jaffray & Co and Stephens Inc served as financial advisors to Pure Barre.

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Kohlberg buys AM Conservation Group

Kohlberg & Company LLC has acquired AM Conservation Group, a Charleston, South Carolina-based provider of energy and water efficiency programs and services. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray was financial advisor to AM Conservation Group on the transaction while GE Antares Capital, Fifth Third Bank and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company provided credit financing.

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High Road Capital exits All Current Electrical Sales

High Road Capital Partners has sold All Current Electrical Sales Inc to EBSCO Industries. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray provided advice to All Current on the transaction. All Current is a specialty reseller of electrical components.

VC-backed Inotek Pharmaceuticals unveils IPO

Lexington, Massachusetts-based Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp, a biopharmaceutical firm focused on developing treatments for glaucoma, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 6.6 million shares at $6 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ITEK.” Cowen and Company LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co are serving as the lead underwriters. Inoteck’s backers include Devon Park Bioventures, Rho Ventures, Care Capital, Medimmune Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Horizon Technology Finance Corp.

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Altamont buys restaurant chain Cotton Patch

Altamont Capital Partners has acquired Cotton Patch Cafe LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray & Co. and Locke Lord LLP advised Cotton Patch on the transaction while Ropes & Gray LLP advised Altamont. Cotton Patch is a restaurant chain with locations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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VC-backed Entellus Medical sets IPO pricing terms

According to an amended SEC filing, Entellus Medical is planning on selling 4.375 million shares of its IPO at a price range between $15 and $17 per share. BofA Merrill Lynch and Piper Jaffray are serving as lead underwriters. Entellus will list the IPO on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ENTL.” Based in Plymouth, Minnesota , Entellus Media provides treatment solutions for chronic sinusitis. Its backers include Covidien Ventures, SV Life Sciences, Essex Wodlands, Split Rock Partners and Greenspring Associates.

 

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J.W. Childs invests in Cycle Gear

J.W. Childs Associates has bought a majority stake in Cycle Gear. The seller was Harvest Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray and Financo provided financial advice to Cycle Gear on the transaction. Headquartered in Benicia, Calif., Cycle Gear is a provider of motorcycle apparel, parts and accessories.

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VC-backed Flex Pharma files for IPO

According to an SEC filing, Boston-based Flex Pharma, a biotech firm that focuses on treating muscle cramps, has filed for an IPO. Although the number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set, the document proposes the IPO’s value to be up to $60 million Jefferies and Piper Jaffray are among those named as lead underwriters. Flex Pharma’s backers include Bessemer Venture Partners and Longwood Fund.

 

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PE-backed Periscope Holdings acquires BidSync

Periscope Holdings, which is backed by Parthenon Capital, has bought BidSync. No financial terms were disclosed. Stephens was financial advisor to Periscope Holdings on the transaction while Piper Jaffray provided financial advice to BidSync. Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, BidSync is a provider of procurement and bid notification solutions for the public sector.

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Riverside exits screening company DISA

Riverside has sold DISA Global Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray, Houlihan Lokey, Deloitte and Jones Day served as advisors to Riverside on the transaction. Based in Houston, DISA provides drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational medicine screening and U.S. Department of Transportation-related compliance services.

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Wayzata-owned Neff Corp. goes public

Neff Corp., a regional equipment rental firm, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 10 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “NEFF.” Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Piper Jaffray and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith are the lead underwriters. Neff filed for bankruptcy in May 2010 and emerged from Chapter 11 a few months later. It was later acquired by Wayzata Investment Partners.

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Vista completes NAVEX acquisition from Riverside

Vista Equity Partners has closed its buy of NAVEX from Riverside. No financial terms were disclosed. Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Jones Day and Piper Jaffray advised Riverside on the transaction. Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, NAVEX is a provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions.

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PE-backed Boot Barn goes public

Boot Barn, a western lifestyle retailer, has raised $80 million for its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “BOOT.” J.P. Morgan Securities, Piper Jaffray, Jefferies, Wells Fargo Securities and Robert W. Baird & Co. are serving as lead underwriters. Boot Barn is backed by Freeman Spogli & Co.

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Breast implants seller Sientra debuts IPO

Santa Barbara, Calif-based Sientra, a seller of breast implants, has raised $75 million for its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SIEN.” Piper Jaffray and Stifel are serving as lead underwriters. Sientra’s backers include OrbiMed Advisors, Clarus Ventures, Abingworth Management, Goldman Sachs and TIAA-CREF.

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Vista to buy NAVEX Global

Vista Equity Partners will be acquiring NAVEX Global, a provider of ethics and compliance solutions. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal that’s expected to close later this year. Deutsche Bank and Piper Jaffray are advising NAVEX Global on the transaction.

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