Copenhagen-based process automation platform Leapwork has snagged Denmark’s largest-ever Series B funding round, announcing a $62 million raise co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures, with existing investors DN Capital and Headline also participating.
Denver, CO – August 4, 2021 – Vendavo, the global market leader in AI-enabled SaaS pricing and CPQ solutions, today announced it has secured a major round of strategic investment from Accel-KKR, along with a re-investment by current owner Francisco Partners. With this investment, Vendavo will scale product development to satisfy client demand for innovative B2B commercial solutions, fund future go-to-market strategies, and accelerate partnership and M&A opportunities.
Feelunique has agreed on a deal to be bought by French cosmetics giant Sephora, which marks its first big entrance in the UK....The new deal values Feelunique at £132 million and could be announced as early as this week.
First Advantage Corp. said its upsized initial public offering of 25.5 million shares was priced at $15 each, the high end of the expected range of $13 to $15.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German online spectacles retailer Mister Spex on Tuesday set a price range of 23 to 27 euros per share for its stock market listing, putting a prospective value on the business of up to 895 million euros ($1.07 billion).
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GI Partners has closed the GI Partners Fund VI, with USD3.9 billion in total commitments. The oversubscribed fund includes a broad group of global investors and surpassed its target of USD3.25 billion, as well as exceeded its prior Fund V raise of USD2.8 billion in 2017.
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FPE Capital LLP (‘FPE’), the specialist software and services growth investor, is pleased to announce the successful sale of its investment in leading SaaS testing and assessment provider Questionmark, to Battery Ventures backed Learnosity. The terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
It was only about ten years ago that Danish entrepreneur Heini Zachariassen co-founded Vivino, the world’s largest wine app. Fast-forward to today where the company has 50 million users in 17 different countries, with wine sales of more than $265 million in 2020, double their 2019 revenues.
Yieldstreet — which provides a platform for making alternative investments in areas like real estate, marine/shipping, legal finance, commercial loans and other opportunities that were previously only open to institutional investors — announced Tuesday that it has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round.
FintechOS, which has built a low-code platform aimed at larger (older) banking and insurance companies to help them build new services and analytics on top of and around their existing infrastructure, has raised €51 million ($61.5 million at today’s rates, but $60 million at the time of the deal closing) in a Series B round of funding.