Investments & Deals

  • April 24, 2017

    News round up 24 April 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • April 21, 2017

    SenseTime clocks in with $60m

    Sailing Capital International led the facial recognition technology provider's latest funding, which follows a $120m Dalian Wanda-backed round in December.

  • April 21, 2017

    Sidbi serves up capital for Holachef

    The online meal delivery service has raised $5m in its series B round from investors including Sidbi Venture Capital.

  • April 21, 2017

    Deal net: 10 – 21 April 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • April 20, 2017

    Edotco picks up $100m

    The investment from Malaysia’s retirement fund will help the telecoms infrastructure company continue with its expansion plans.

  • April 20, 2017

    CanSino raises $65m from high rollers

    The Future Industry Investment Fund has taken part in a round that will support the late stage development and commercialisation of four vaccine candidates.

  • April 20, 2017

    Bpifrance backs merger of Microsteel with Besnard

    The public investment bank of France joins Ouest Croissance in backing the deal between steel producer Microsteel and metal and plastic components manufacturer Besnard.

  • April 20, 2017

    Synpromics synthesizes $6.6m

    The company plans to use the capital, supplied by investors including Scottish Investment Bank, to further develop its synthetic promotor and gene control design platform.

  • April 19, 2017

    Grofers and BigBasket enter merger talks

    The merger could provide an exit to BigBasket backer International Finance Corporation, while SoftBank, an investor in Grofers, would look to invest in a round of up to $100m for the merged company.

  • April 19, 2017

    Netshoes reaches $148.5m IPO

    The online sports and lifestyle retailer in Latin America has listed on the New York Stock Exchange, providing exits to GIC, Temasek and IFC.

  • April 19, 2017

    Metamaterial emerges with $6.2m series A

    The smart materials and photonics company plans to accelerate development of tools and commercialisation of its products.

  • April 18, 2017

    News round up 18 April 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • April 18, 2017

    Invest Nebraska splashes out on Ink Labs

    The smart printer company has raised $6.65m in seed funding and will relocate its headquarters to Nebraska.

  • April 18, 2017

    BDC helps water Agrisoma’s series B crops

    Biofuel producer Agrisoma hopes to expand and scale up production of its crops for fuel and animal feed thanks to a $11.5m series B round.

  • April 13, 2017

    Actility advances to $75m series D

    The internet-of-things technology developer has pulled in funding from backers including Bpifrance, Robert Bosch, Foxconn, Inmarsat, Swisscom, KPN and Orange.

  • April 13, 2017

    Intapp hits up Temasek for funding

    The software developer for law firms and professional service firms plans to fund its expansion and broaden its offerings.

  • April 13, 2017

    NRW Bank rides with Unu

    The $7.9m investment in the smart electric scooter company will fund the development of new products and drive market expansion into France and the Netherlands.

  • April 11, 2017

    Neuravi has acquisition on its mind

    Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Codman Neuro has acquired Enterprise Ireland-backed Neuravi for an undisclosed amount.

  • April 10, 2017

    Zymeworks looks to construct $75m IPO

    Eli Lilly is the oncology antibody developer's largest shareholder, while other investors include BDC Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

  • April 10, 2017

    ReNew Power targets $600m in IPO charge

    The wind and solar power producer has raised more than $850m in total equity funding, including from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

  • April 7, 2017

    Industrifonden banks on Meniga

    The digital banking and marketing technology company Meniga plans to fund its R&D and sales teams thanks to an $8m funding round.

  • April 7, 2017

    Deal net: 27 March – 7 April 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • April 6, 2017

    Astellas to acquire Ogeda for $853m

    SRIW, the investment arm of Wallonia’s government that contributed to series A and B rounds, is set to celebrate an exit as Astellas agrees to acquire Ogeda for $853m.

  • April 6, 2017

    Darpa helps implant $10m in Synchron

    Darpa is among the investors in Synchron, which is looking to trial minimally-invasive neural interface technology based on research conducted at Melbourne University.

  • April 6, 2017

    STT reinforces Armor with $89m investment

    The investment from Singapore Technologies Telemedia will accelerate the adoption of the company’s managed security platform.

  • April 5, 2017

    Amadeus joins Iyzico’s $15m series C cast

    The firm has provided a $2m extension to the series C round, which previously closed with an initial $13m from investors including International Finance Corporation.

  • April 5, 2017

    Arralis appears on Hong Kong-based consortium’s radar

    Enterprise Ireland is among a group of investors exiting as part of the round, which will add up to 25 new jobs.

  • April 4, 2017

    Norfund dishes up funding for Verde Beef Processing

    Verde Beef Processing has received $7.4m investment to construct abattoir.

  • April 4, 2017

    CDPQ lifts up Eddyfi with $27m

    The investment will help Eddyfi’s international expansion through strategic acquisitions.

  • April 3, 2017

    News round up 3 April 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • March 30, 2017

    Benson Hill to grow with $25m series B

    Missouri Technology Corporation, an investor in Benson Hill Biosystems since its seed round, has contributed to the agricultural technology developer's latest round.

  • March 28, 2017

    Saphlux lights up with $5m investment

    The LED technology developer, based on research conducted at Yale University, has raised $5m from investors led by Leyard.

  • March 28, 2017

    Bpifrance helps engineer $24m Segex buyout

    The secondary buyout of Segex means employees now hold approximately 60% of the shares.

  • March 28, 2017

    Kaloom makes an impact with $10.7m series A

    Fonds de solidarité FTQ led the series A round, which closed in December 2016 but has only been disclosed now.

  • March 24, 2017

    Amazon grabs a $650m bargain in Souk

    IFC has exited Middle Eastern e-commerce company Souq, which raised money at a $1bn valuation just over a year ago.

  • March 24, 2017

    Deal net: 20 – 24 March 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • March 23, 2017

    IFC studies $25m Minsheng investment

    IFC has injected $25m in Minsheng Education as part of the company’s initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • March 23, 2017

    Bpifrance-backed Teads joins Altice

    Altice has acquired adtech business Teads at a valuation of $308m, though a quarter of the purchase price will be subject to revenue targets this year.

  • March 22, 2017

    Netshoes approaches $100m IPO

    Temasek, GIC and IFC stand to celebrate an exit as Netshoes files for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • March 22, 2017

    Vertex helps carry $14m to Geek+

    Logistics robot developer Geek+ has secured series A+ funding, adding to a $7m series A round raised last year.

  • March 22, 2017

    Advicenne listens to Bpifrance for $17.2m round

    Bpifrance, through InnoBio, has participated in a funding round for Advicenne, which is working on therapies for orphan renal and neurological conditions.

  • March 20, 2017

    News round up 20 March 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • March 17, 2017

    Nio nabs $87m in new funding

    Baidu and Tencent have led the latest round for the smart electric vehicle developer formerly known as NextEV, with Lenovo and IDG Capital also contributing.

  • March 17, 2017

    Moximed maximises $50m series C

    The oversubscribed round has been backed by Vertex Healthcare, a fund owned by Vertex Ventures, and Australia’s Future Fund.

  • March 17, 2017

    EDBI livens up Livongo in $52.5m round

    EDBI has contributed to a round featuring all Livongo's existing investors, which include Merck, Wanxiang and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

  • March 17, 2017

    Deal net: 13 – 17 March 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • March 15, 2017

    Scohia Pharma to spin out of Takeda with $87m

    Innovation Network Corporation of Japan has joined forces with Takeda Pharmaceutical and Medipal Holdings to set up Scohia Pharma with an initial investment of $87m.

  • March 15, 2017

    Crealytics generates series C buzz

    The adtech company has closed a $9.3m series C round that included existing investors such as HTGF and Bayern Kapital.

  • March 15, 2017

    Gestigon hitches a ride with Valeo

    Valeo has acquired Gestigon, providing an exit to High-Tech Gründerfonds and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein.

  • March 14, 2017

    AgroSavfe grows series B round

    VC firm Sofinnova Partners has invested in the biopesticide developer spun out of VIB, boosting a PMV-backed round to $11.7m.

  • March 14, 2017

    EBRD develops Profi with $27m

    Retail chain Profi has secured a $25m equity investment from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

  • March 13, 2017

    Big deal: Airbnb takes series F booking from CIC

    China Investment Corporation has been revealed as an investor in Airbnb’s $1bn series F round, providing approximately 10% of the capital.

  • March 13, 2017

    Dream Payments wakes up with $10m

    Connecticut Innovations has participated in a series A round, which will support the cloud payment platform's expansion from Canada into the US.

  • March 10, 2017

    InterCloud connects to $10.6m series B

    Bpifrance and SNCF have contributed to a series B round for InterCloud, which will use the cash to support further expansion efforts across Europe.

  • March 10, 2017

    Grain d’Or gels well with Azulis

    Bpifrance celebrates an exit as its portfolio company Grain d’Or Gel is acquired by Azulis Capital and merged with Lubrano to form Groupe Novepan.

  • March 10, 2017

    Deal net: 6 – 10 March 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • March 9, 2017

    Biohaven closes $80m series A

    The Yale spinout has closed an oversubscribed $80m funding round that featured Connecticut Innovations, boosting its total funding to $100m.

  • March 9, 2017

    Odilo composes $6.3m series C

    Enisa-backed Odilo has attracted $6.3m in additional funding from a range of VC investors.

  • March 8, 2017

    Blueface eyes $10.6m investment

    Ireland’s BDO Development Capital Fund has invested in Blueface, which will support the company’s expansion plans.

  • March 7, 2017

    Neurovance gets Otsuka's attention for acquisition

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical will pay $100m up front for ADHD technology developer Neurovance, which had raised $27m in equity from investors including the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

  • March 7, 2017

    Broderick’s snacks on $6.7m

    The BDO Development Capital Fund has provided money to support the confectionary manufacturer’s international expansion efforts.

  • March 6, 2017

    News round up 6 March 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • March 3, 2017

    Omeicos is treated to $8.7m

    HTGF, KfW and Ascension have participated in a series B round for the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine spinout.

  • March 3, 2017

    VeloCloud keeps wheels spinning with $35m

    Khazanah Nasional has participated in a $35m series D round for VeloCloud, while existing shareholders include Cisco also returned.

  • March 3, 2017

    Investors distribute $21.5m to Hedvig

    Hedvig has obtained series C capital from a consortium that included Hewlett Packard Enterprise and several government-owned entities.

  • March 3, 2017

    Deal net: 27 February – 3 March 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • March 2, 2017

    Investors share $14.5m with 5Lmeet

    The space-sharing provider has attracted capital from GIC and Kaifeng Culture Tourism Investment Group.

  • March 1, 2017

    BlackBuck hauls $30m series C

    IFC previously committed $10m to the round in January and has now been joined by investors including Sands Capital, which in turn has also promised $10m.

  • March 1, 2017

    iGenetic Diagnostics detects $20m investment

    The transaction was supported by Manipal Education and Medical Group and state-owned CDC Group.

  • March 1, 2017

    CT Innovations is fascinated by Tantalus

    CT Innovations has supported a $6m funding round for Tantalus Systems.

  • February 28, 2017

    Corporates help distribute $12m to Enbala

    ABB has led a series B round for Enbala that also featured GE and National Grid.

  • February 24, 2017

    Deal net: 20 – 24 February 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • February 23, 2017

    IFC to put $60m into IDS Medical Systems Group

    International Finance Corporation is expected to invest up to $60m in the medical device distributor and supply chain manager.

  • February 23, 2017

    TactoTek drives up funding to $20m

    Automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia has invested in TactoTek, a maker of injection-moulded electronics used in vehicles and home appliances, that is also backed by Tekes.

  • February 22, 2017

    Famoco processes $11.7m transaction

    Famoco’s near-field communication technology has led to further commitments from Bpifrance and attracted a range of corporates.

  • February 21, 2017

    Investors deposit $20m in Creditas

    International Finance Corporation has backed a $20m funding round for Creditas, which has rebranded from BankFacil following the deal.

  • February 21, 2017

    EDC makes MineSense for $14.5m round

    Mining data technology provider MineSense has completed a funding round that included returning investor Export Development Canada.

  • February 21, 2017

    Mobike picks up the pace

    The bike sharing company has taken its 2017 funding to $300m, adding cash from Temasek and Hillhouse Capital to the $215m it raised from investors including Tencent last month.

  • February 21, 2017

    SIB tunes into TVSquared’s $6.5m round

    Scottish Investment Bank has participated in a $6.5m funding round for TVSquared, a same-day television adverts measurement platform.

  • February 20, 2017

    News round up 20 February 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • February 17, 2017

    Mahle acquires O-Flexx

    NRW Bank has secured an exit as O-Flexx is acquired by Mahle for an undisclosed sum.

  • February 17, 2017

    Deal net: 13 – 17 February 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • February 17, 2017

    Soundtrack Your Brand queues up $22m

    Industrifonden has invested in the Spotify spinout’s latest round, joining investors such as TeliaSonera, which previously led a $15m series B in 2015.

  • February 16, 2017

    Lytro picks up pace with $60m

    The virtual reality imaging technology provider has now raised $200m in total, securing new funding in a round backed by EDBI.

  • February 14, 2017

    Empow commissions $9m investment

    The round was backed by the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy.

  • February 14, 2017

    Flutura heads towards $7.5m future

    Vertex Ventures has led a $7.5m series A round for industrial internet of things company Flutura.

  • February 10, 2017

    EDBI helps cover CXA’s $25m series B

    The round, which boosted insurance technology developer CXA’s total financing to $40m, attracted EDBI and NSI Ventures.

  • February 10, 2017

    Deal net: 6 – 10 February 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • February 9, 2017

    Detsky Mir wins $355m IPO game

    The children’s retailer has floated on the Moscow stock exchange at a valuation of approximately $1bn, providing an exit to the Russia-China Investment Fund.

  • February 9, 2017

    Kiwigrid channels series C funding

    Investors including LG Electronics and Innogy have supplied at least $11m in series C capital to Kiwigrid, providing exits to HTGF and Innogy Venture Capital.

  • February 8, 2017

    Blazing Griffin entertains $6.3m series A

    Scottish Investment Bank has supplied capital to digital entertainment group Blazing Griffin, which will use the money to set up two new development teams.

  • February 8, 2017

    CarTrade revs $55m engine

    Temasek-backed CarTrade has added $55m to its coffers, one year after closing a $141m funding round that featured the Singaporean government venturing firm.

  • February 7, 2017

    Coiney rakes in new funding

    INCJ has contributed to a $7.1m funding round for mobile payment company Coiney, which has now raised more than $21m in total.

  • February 7, 2017

    Personal MedSystems measures series B pulse

    HTGF, the Sino-German High-Tech Fund and NRW Bank are among the investors of a $5.4m series B round for medical device manufacturer Personal MedSystems.

  • February 7, 2017

    Shop.co carts off $7m

    The e-commerce technology developer has raised $7m in seed funding at a $27m post-money valuation from backers including NRW Bank and Sparkasse Dortmund.

  • February 6, 2017

    News round up 6 February 2017

    A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.

  • February 3, 2017

    Deal net: 30 January – 3 February 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • February 1, 2017

    Amphenol tunes into Phitek Systems

    Amphenol has acquired the audio equipment producer for approximately $60m, providing an exit to the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund.

  • January 31, 2017

    Temasek veers to Verily for $800m investment

    The Singaporean state-owned firm will acquire a minority stake in Alphabet's life sciences spinout and will take a board seat in the process.

  • January 31, 2017

    Greensync organises $8.7m series B

    Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian government’s green investment bank, has supplied $3.8m for the round.

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