Investments & Deals

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • January 31, 2017

    Doctolib books $27.9m series C

    Bpifrance has led a funding round for Doctolib, which will strengthen the company’s market share in France and Germany as well as accelerate a European expansion.

  • January 31, 2017

    Itineris finds path to $11m

    The round was supported by PMV, the investment firm of the Flemish government.

  • January 26, 2017

    Personal MedSystems beats its way to series B

    Personal cardiac monitor developer Personal MedSystems has secured $5.4m in a round backed by Sino German High-Tech Fund, NRW Bank and KfW.

  • January 25, 2017

    BDC Capital achieves Meta exit

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has acquired research assistance tool Meta for an undisclosed amount, giving Canada's BDC Capital an exit.

  • January 25, 2017

    Koubei counts up $1.1bn

    Temasek and Khazanah Nasional have contributed to a $1.1bn round closed by Koubei, the local services venture formed by Alibaba and Ant Financial.

  • January 24, 2017

    Xuebajun gets a $100m answer for its series C round

    The educational answer provider has now raised a total of $155m since 2014, securing $100m in a series C round featuring Singapore's Vertex Ventures.

  • January 24, 2017

    Iyzico gets IFC backing to raise $13m

    Existing investor International Finance Corporation returned to contribute to a series C round that will enable the online payment company to expand internationally.

  • January 23, 2017

    News round up 23 January 2017

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  • January 20, 2017

    Deal net: 16 – 20 January 2017

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

  • January 20, 2017

    SilverCloud Health lines up $8.1m series A

    Trinity College spinout SilverCloud Health obtained the cash from investors including Enterprise Ireland.

  • January 20, 2017

    Meiya books $17m investment

    China state-backed National Small and Medium-size Enterprises Development Fund and Fortune Capital have supplied cash to online airplane ticketing platform Meiya.

  • January 20, 2017

    Cristal Therapeutics looks at $13.6m future

    The Utrecht University spinout has obtained money from a range of state-backed entities, including Brabant Development Agency and Limburg Development and Investment Company.

  • January 20, 2017

    IFC to carry $10m to BlackBuck

    International Finance Corporation is set to invest up to $10m in the logistics provider, just over a year after BlackBuck raised $25m in a series B round that included Flipkart.

  • January 19, 2017

    Bpifrance tops global ranking

    France’s public investment bank is the international leader when it comes to government venturing units investing in technology companies, followed by Temasek and GIC.

  • January 19, 2017

    InsideSales markets $50m series E

    The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund has taken part in a series E round for InsideSales that also welcomed back Microsoft and put the company’s total funding at more than $250m.

  • January 19, 2017

    Amra measures $9m series A

    Linköping University spinout Amra is working on technology to better understand obesity and metabolic risk and has received cash from investors including Stiftelsen Industrifonden.

  • January 18, 2017

    CIC to step up US investments

    China Investment Corporation is looking to increase its commitments to US-based companies, as well as private equity and hedge funds to combat low returns in public markets.

  • January 16, 2017

    News round up 16 January 2017

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  • January 13, 2017

    DCNS Energies powers up with $107m

    Bpifrance and DCNS have partnered to launch marine renewable energy provider DCNS Energies with $107m in initial funding.

  • January 13, 2017

    Temasek re-enters Funding Circle in $100m round

    The peer-to-peer lending marketplace has now raised more than $370m in equity funding, with Temasek returning for the round.

  • January 13, 2017

    BDC helps pour $6m into Clearwater Clinical series A

    BDC Capital contributed cash through its Healthcare Venture Fund, helping to boost Clearwater Clinical’s total funding to date to $9.5m.

  • January 13, 2017

    Deal net: 9 – 13 January 2017

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

  • January 12, 2017

    Phantom substantiates $13.5m series B

    In-Q-Tel has returned to back a series B round for Phantom, having previously made a strategic investment in May 2016.

  • January 12, 2017

    GCHQ accelerator briefs first cohort

    GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, announced in September 2016, has selected the first seven startups to participate in the program.

  • January 11, 2017

    ICD finds safety in Numbrs

    Numbrs, the bank account management platform launched by Centralway, has raised $55m in an Investment Corporation of Dubai-backed round.

  • January 11, 2017

    Ivantis advances to $25m series C

    EDBI and Vertex Ventures-backed Ivantis has closed a series C round that featured Mérieux Développement and Ascension Health.

  • January 11, 2017

    Exact Imaging details $16m series C

    Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen has contributed to a series C round that will help commercialise Exact Imaging’s micro-ultrasound technology.

  • January 10, 2017

    Ascentage comes up for $72m

    The Ascenta Therapeutics spinout has completed a series B round that will go to developing its pipeline of small-molecule treatments for cancer, hepatitis B and age-related diseases.

  • January 10, 2017

    Fugue composes $41m series D

    Maryland Venture Fund and Future Fund have contributed the series D round, which pushed Fugue’s total funding to more than $75m.

  • January 10, 2017

    Hive Box stores $360m in series A

    China Development Bank Capital has taken part in a $360m series A round for Hive Box, the operator of a self-service logistics network.

  • January 10, 2017

    Bitglass accesses Future Fund for $45m series C

    Australia’s sovereign wealth fund Future Fund has led a consortium of existing investors, including Singtel Innov8, for a $45m series C round.

  • January 6, 2017

    Therarchon grows series A to $40m

    Bpifrance has joined a consortium of investors that already featured Inserm Transfer Initiative and that previously provided $35m in funding.

  • January 6, 2017

    Klipfolio snaps $9m series B

    Existing shareholder Omers Ventures has led a $9m series B round for Klipfolio, while BDC Capital also returned.

  • January 6, 2017

    Deal net: 19 December 2016 – 6 January 2017

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