Every month I compile a list of the top 10 largest tech, health care and cleantech deals for the prior month for Venture Capital Journal. VCJ subscribers can click on the following links for our top 10 lists.
For peHUB members, here’s a taste from each of the categories, based on preliminary data gathered by Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB).
In the technology space, the three largest deals were:
1. Trintech Group PLC, a developer of software to enable secure payments, which raised $129.40 million from Spectrum Equity Investors.
2. Acision, a developer of converged mobile messaging solutions, which raised $100 million from an undisclosed firm.
3. And AppNexus Inc., a developer of a virtualized global cloud computing platform, which raised $50 million from First Round Capital, Kodiak Venture Partners, Venrock and an undisclosed firm.
For cleantech, the three largest deals were:
1. Solairedirect, a photovoltaic energy producer, which raised $88.81 million from an undisclosed firm.
2. SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a developer of power-harvesting solutions, which raised $25 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Opus Capital, Walden International and an undisclosed firm.
3. And Ice Energy Inc., an energy storage company, which raised $24 million from Energy Capital Partners LLC, SAIL Venture Partners, Second Avenue Partners, Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association College Retirement.
And for health care, the three biggest deals were:
1. Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a developer of preventative medicines, which raised $69 million from 5AM Ventures and Alta Partners.
2. IDev Technologies Inc., a maker of medical devices for endovascular interventional use, which raised $46 million from Bay City Capital.
3. And Vascular Biogenics Ltd., a stealth biopharmaceutical company, which raised $40 million from an undisclosed firm.