Google-ITA Acquisition Advances, Nano Terra Buys Surface Logix, Blueprint Medicines Gets $40M, & More Boston-Area Deals News

4/13/11Follow @xconomy

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Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Stata Venture Partners. It also secured a line of working capital from Silicon Valley Bank.

—Nano Terra, a Brighton, MA-based surface engineering and nanotechnology company, said it has acquired Brighton-based drug developer Surface Logix for an undisclosed sum. Both companies were founded by Harvard University chemist George Whitesides.

A pair of Waltham-based security software makers nabbed funding. Bit9, a maker of endpoint security products, raised $12.5 million in a deal led by its founding investor Atlas Venture. The financing also came from return backers Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and .406 Ventures, and new investor Paul Capital. Meanwhile, enterprise security software maker Verdasys snapped up $15 million from the GE Pension Trust, advised by GE Asset Management.

—Groom Energy, a Salem, MA-based firm providing corporate energy sustainability and assessment services, raised $2.6 million in an angel capital round led by Eyk Van Otterloo, founder of the investment management firm GMO.

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