Check out the latest private equity market deals over the past week:
Optina Diagnostics secures $4M financing led by Zoic Capital
Optina Diagnostics secured $4M new funding from Zoic Capital, Desjardins Capital, DigitalDx Ventures, Pallasite Ventures, Barney Pell, AngelList Syndicate, Advisors.fund, Hike Ventures.
Cinchy secures $3M financing led by Blindspot
Cinchy raised $3M from Blindspot, ScaleUp Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), Techstars, BDC Capital, and others
Therachon acquires GLyPharma Therapeutic
Therachon AG acquired Montreal based GLyPharma Therapeutic from CTI Life Sciences Fund, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
Storyflow secures $500k seed financing led by Ripple Venture
Storyflow, formerly known as FableHQ, secured $500,000 seed funding led by Ripple Ventures.
Government of Canada invests $25M in Creative Destruction Lab
Government of Canada, through Strategic Innovation Fund, invested $25M investment in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to "create and maintain 125 jobs"
CannBioRex Pharmaceuticals files for $7M IPO on CSE
CannBioRex Pharmaceuticals to go public on CSE through $7M IPO led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. with shares to be priced
WellnessLiving secures growth capital from BDC Capital
WellnessLiving Systems Inc., a business management software provider for health and wellness businesses, secured financing from BDC Capital's Growth and Transition Capital
BC Partners and OTPP backed GFL to acquire Waste Industries for US $2.825B
BC Partners and Ontario Teachers' backed GFL Environmental to acquire Waste Industries from HPS Investment Partners, Equity Group Investments, the Poole family for US $2.825B
CrowdRiff secures US $9M Series A led by Leaders Fund
CrowdRiff secured US $9M Series A funding from Leaders Fund, High Alpha Capital, Gibraltar & Company, and BDC Capital.
Francisco Partners’ Prometheus Group acquires Solufy Information Technologies
Francisco Partners backed Prometheus Group acquired Solufy Information Technologies from co-founders Mario Boileau and Gerry Lamarche
ArcTern Ventures II initial closes at $60M
ArcTern Ventures II held $60M initial close with OMERS, Equinor and a large CDN energy company as anchor investors. ArcTern plans to hold final close to reach $100M target for up to maximum $150M
Sagard Credit Partners reaches US $545M in capital commitments
Power Corporation's Sagard Holdings held additional closings for Sagard Credit Partners (SCP), raising US $545M in total capital commitments. The fund remains open until the end of 2018.
Chrysalix RoboValley Fund holds initial close
Chrysalix RoboValley Fund raised undisclosed amount in committed capital at initial close and "well on its way to raising its target size of US $120 million."