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January 29, 2014: 11:36 AM ET

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Venture Capital Deals

Health Catalyst, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare data warehousing and analytics company, has raised $41 million in new VC funding. Backers include Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sorenson Capital, CHV Capital and Partners HealthCare.www.healthcatalyst.com

Ensighten, a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of enterprise data and tag management, has raised $40 million in Series B funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers like Volition Capital. www.ensighten.com

Medium, a new blogging platform from Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has raised $25 million in new VC funding, as first reported by Re/Code. Greylock Partners led the round, and was joined by Google Ventures and individual angels like Chris Sacca and Ron Conway. www.medium.com

CloudLock, a Waltham, Mass.-based cloud data security company, has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by Cedar Fund and Ascent Venture Partners. www.cloudlock.com

Flat World Education, a cloud-based learning platform, has raised $9.5 million in new VC funding.Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments,Penguin Random House Holdings , Tribeca Venture Partners and Valhalla Partners. www.flatworldknowledge.com

Rocketmiles, a Chicago-based company that helps frequent fliers earn additional miles via hotel bookings, has raised $6.5 million in new VC funding. August Capital led the round, and was joined by Chicago Ventures, Sam Yagan and seed backers like Atlas Venture, Link Ventures and Peterson Ventures. www.rocketmiles.com

GutCheck, a Denver-based on-demand research community platform, has raised $4 million in Series B funding led by Icon Venture Partnerswww.gutcheckit.com

Yiftee, a hyperlocal social gifting startup, has raised $2.1 million in Series A funding. TransPacific Ventures led the round, and was joined by Asset Management Co. and individual angels like Scott Cook. www.yiftee.com

Slightly, a San Diego-based provider of localized video ad tech solutions, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. Mack Capital led the round, and was joined by Tomorrow Ventures and 500 Startups.www.slightly.com

Changers, a Berlin-based social energy marketplace, has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg led the round, and was joined by Heliocentris Energy Solutions. www.changers.com

Private Equity Deals

Azalea Capital has acquired Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc., a Cape Coral, Fla.-based provider of turbine and generator outage services for industrial clients, independent power producers and public utilities. No financial terms were disclosed. www.turbinegenerator.com

CapMan has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Kämp Group, a Finnish hotel chain. No financial terms were disclosed. www.capman.se

Clayton Dubilier & Rice has completed its previously-announced acquisition of a majority stake in PharMEDium, a Lake Forrest, Ill.–based provider of hospital pharmacy sterile compounding services, from Oak Investment Partners and Baird Capitalwww.pharmedium.com

F.N.B. Capital Partners has led an acquisition of Uncle Charley's Sausage Co., a Vandergrift, Penn.-based meat processing company. No financial terms were disclosed. Ventura Group managed the process. www.unclecharleyssausage.com

Fortissimo Capital Fund has acquired Eshbel Technologies Ltd., an Israel–based developer of ERP software for small and medium businesses, for approximately $55 million. www.eshbel.com

GIC and Macquarie Capital have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Iglu, an Australian student housing provider whose 900-bed property is valued at around A$150 million. www.macquarie.com

H.I.G. Growth Partners has acquired the parent company of Integrity Nutraceuticals, a Spring Hill, Tenn.-based provider of product formulation, manufacturing and distribution services to the nutritional supplement market. No financial terms were disclosed. www.integritynutmfg.com

Permira reportedly is in talks to aquire a control stake in Italian design house Roberto Cavalli, for an undisclosed amount. www.robertocavalli.com

Prospect Partners has sponsored a management-led recapitalization of Owen Equipment Co., a Portland, Ore.-based provider of environmental infrastructure maintenance equipment. No financial terms were disclosed. www.owenequipment.com


Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Vancouver-based developer of cancer and inflammation drugs, has filed for a $57.5 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol AQXP, with Jefferies and Cowen & Co. serving as lead underwriters. Shareholders include Ventures West (25.8% pre-IPO stake), Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. (23.8%), Baker Brothers (12.9%), Pfizer Inc. (16.5%), Augment Investments (8.1%) and BC Advantage Fund (7.3%). www.aqxpharma.com

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, a Watertown, MA-based pharmaceutical company that develops RNA interference-based therapeutics, has increased its IPO terms to 6 million shares being offered at $14 per share. It previously planned to offer 5 million at between $11 and $13 per share. The company plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol DRNA, with Jefferies, Leerink Partners and Stifel serving as lead underwriters. Dicerna around a $10 million net loss on $7 million in revenue for 2013. Shareholders include Domain Associates (16.8% pre-IPO stake), Skyline Ventures (14.7%), Deerfield Management (13.4%), RA Capital (13.4%), Abingworth Management (10.3%), Brookside Capital (9.4%), S.R. One Ltd. (8%) and Oxford Bioscience Partners (7.3%). www.dicerna.com

The Carlyle Group and TPG Capital are interviewing banks for an IPO of Australian hospital operator Healthscope that would value that company at around A$4 billion, according to The Australian Financial Review. The firms also may run a parallel sale process. www.healthscope.com.au

Skylark Co., a Japanese restaurant group owned by Bain Capital, has hired Nomura Holdings and Bank of America for a public offering in Tokyo later this year, according to Reuters. Bain Capital paid $1.6 billion to acquire Spylark back in 2011. www.skylark.co.jp


Fluidigm Corp. (Nasdaq: FLDM) has agreed to acquire DVS Sciences Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.–based provider of multi-parameter single-cell protein analysis systems. The deal is valued at approximately $207.5 million in cash and common stock. DVS, a spinout from The University of Toronto, raised a $14.6 million Series A round in 2011 from 5AM Ventures, Pfizer Venture Investments, Mohr Davidow, the Roche Venture Fund and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. www.dvssciences.com

Kurion, an Irvine, Calif.-based nuclear waste management company, has agreed to acquire Vista Engineering Technologies, a Richland, Wash.-based engineering, design and technology firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Kurion backers include Lux Capital, Firelake Capital Management and Acadia Woods Partners. www.kurion.com

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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