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Sep072021

Reuters

German language app Babbel to list in Frankfurt

BERLIN, Sept 7 (Reuters) - German online language learning company Babbel said on Tuesday it would list on the Frankfurt stock exchange this year to raise more than 180 million euros ($214 million).

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Aug262021

Tech Crunch

‘No-code’ process automation platform, Leapwork, fires up with $62M Series B

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.

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Aug042021

Vendavo

Vendavo Secures Strategic Investment to Accelerate Growth

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.

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Jul182021

Retail Gazette

Sephora agrees £132m takeover bid for Feelunique as it eyes UK market

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.

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Jun232021

Market Watch

First Advantage Upsized IPO Priced at Top of Views >FA

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.

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Jun222021

Reuters

Mister Spex listing price range points to $1 billion euro Frankfurt IPO

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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Jun212021

Private Equity Insider

GI Partners closes USD3.9bn Private Equity Fund VI

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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Jun162021

UK Tech Exits

Battery Ventures backed Learnosity acquires SaaS testing and assessment platform Questionmark

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.

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Jun032021

Forbes

Vivino Continues Watershed Year In Online Wine Sales With $155 Million In Funding And CEO Appointment

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.

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Jun022021

Tech Crunch

Yieldstreet raises $100M as it mulls going public via SPAC, eyes acquisitions

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.

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