Spectrum Equity backs Definitive Healthcare

Spectrum Equity has made a “significant” investment in Definitive Healthcare, which provides data and analytics on the healthcare provider market. In addition to the funding, Jeff Haywood and Chris Mitchell of Spectrum Equity, have been added to Definitive’s board of directors.


TPG leads $186 mln round for Lynda.com

Online education firm Lynda.com has raised $186 million in funding. TPG led the round with participation from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech. Allen & Co provided financial advice to Lynda.com on the transaction. Also, the company has added David Trujillo of TPG to its board.


Prezi scores $57 mln from Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners

Prezi has secured $57 million in funding. The investors were Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners. According to Prezi, the capital will be used for growth. Based in San Francisco and Budapest, Prezi is a presentation platform that helps people connect with their audiences.


SurveyMonkey buys Fluidware

SurveyMonkey, which is backed by Spectrum Equity, has acquired Fluidware. Financial terms weren’t announced. Ottawa-based Fluidware provides online survey and application review tools.

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CalSTRS commits $743 mln to alternatives in Q1: Buyouts

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System committed $743 million to private equity investments during the first quarter, with a $200 million commitment to Clayton Dubiler & Rice Fund IX drawing the single largest pledge.


Spectrum Equity invests in Verafin

Spectrum Equity has acquired a minority stake in Verafin for C$60 million. RBC Capital Markets was the placement agent on the transaction. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Verafin is a provider of anti-money laundering and fraud detection solutions for the financial services industry.


Spectrum Equity invests in ExamSoft

ExamSoft has secured a “significant” investment from Spectrum Equity. Based in Dallas and Boca Raton, Florida, ExamSoft is a provider of intelligent educational assessment solutions.


VC-backed Extreme Reach buys BrandAds

Video platform Extreme Reach has acquired BrandAds. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Emeryville, Calif., BrandAds is a video ad intelligence firm. Extreme Reach’s backers include Spectrum Equity, Greycroft Partners, Village Ventures and Long River Ventures.

PE-backed Lynda.com acquires Halifax startup Compilr

Online education firm Lynda.com said Monday that it has acquired Compilr. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Halifax, Compilr is an online code editor. Lynda.com is backed by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.

Silverpoint Sold to finalsite

Finalsite, which is backed by Spectrum Equity, has acquired Silverpoint. Financial terms were not announced. Baltimore, Md.-based Silverpoint provides websites and software to independent schools.

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