Weekly Investment Picks (July 20 to July 27)
July 27, 2020
The latest family office and institutional deals from the past week.
Spanish PE firm GPF Capital finance in costume rental company behind Netflix’s The Crown
GPF Capital, A Spanish PE Firm founded in the year 1856 has acquired a 50% stake in Madrid-based Peris Costumes, a company that has supplied wardrobe equipment for well-known films and series such as The Crown, Peaky Blinders and the Murder on the Orient Express.
Fintech firm Quantexa secured £51.2m in fundraising, without meeting the investor in person
Quantexa, a fintech firm that uses cutting edge technology to help its customers fight fraud helps HSBC, Standard Chartered and others fight financial crime, has raised a £51.2m fundraising.
Eurazeo to buy a stake in software provider EasyVista
French private equity firm, Eurazeo has entered into negotiations to acquire a 67.5% stake in software provider EasyVista to help expand its operations across international markets.
AnaCap Buys software provider GTT from GED Capital
Spanish firm GED Capital has sold GTT (Gestión Tributaria Territorial), a Spanish software developer, to AnaCap with a deal valued at €120m.
Kayne Partners Funds FreightWaves With $30M For Growth
The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based startup’s SaaS platform, Sonar, also known as cloud-based simplifies processes like billing, provisioning, and customer service, bringing them together in one place. Kanye Partners Fund led one of the rounds, providing $30 million in capital for growth opportunities
Vive Organic Raises $13M to build Wellness Juice Shots
Vive Organic from Venice, California raised $13 million for its Series B round. Vive Organic makes wellness shots from organic herbs and other ingredients. The fund will be used in sales, marketing and product development.
Ceros Nabs raises $100M In New Round
Ceros, The cloud-based design platform has raised $100 million in a new round of funding led by Sumeru Equity Partners. The London-based firm was founded in 2012 and currently employs over 200 people across five countries.
Cybersecurity startup CyCognito raises $30M Series B in round led by Accel
CyCognito raised $30 million in new funding to support its customer acquisition efforts. Accel led the round with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sorenson Ventures, and UpWest.
Quantexa Raises $64.7M in Series C Funding to accelerate Global Expansion.
Quantexa raised $64.7 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Evolution Equity Partners, with major participation from existing investors Dawn Capital, AlbionVC and HSBC to fuel additional growth. The new funding will be used to boost growth and research in the financial services sector, and to develop its product.
Sports Media Startup Wave.tv To Grow Content Library With $32M Series A
WAVE.tv aims to grow its library of sports entertainment content and has raised a $32 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by CoVenture and GPS Partners together with existing investors Golden Ventures and Sweet Capital, as well as undisclosed new investors.
Misfits Market Raises $85M Series B for its online food marketplace
Misfits Market, Online grocery subscription service announced that it has raised an $85 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners with participation from Greenoaks Capital, Third Kind Venture Capital, and Sound Ventures.
Cooks Venture raises $10M Series A To Produce Quality Chickens
Cooks Venture announced a $10 million Series A round of funding led by SJF Ventures and Cultivian Sandbox, with participation from Larry Schwartz and John Roulac. The fund will be used to grow and commercialize on a national scale and also support the company’s regenerative crop management program.
OrthoFX Raises $13M Series A to Expand Dental Tech
The San Francisco-based company, OrthoFX, is the first clear aligner brand to focus on the consumer’s end-to-end experience, offering face-to-face doctor care, clear-cut pricing and trusted results Raises $13M Series A For New Dental Tech. SignalFire led the round with participation from Unusual Ventures, ShangBay Capital and Kairos.
Chowbus Bites Into $33M Series A To Help Asian Restaurants connect to Customers
Chowbus announced Wednesday that it’s raised $33M in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley VC firm Altos Ventures and NYC-based Left Lane Capital.
The Home Insurance Unicorn Hippo Raises $150M
Hippo uses technology to evaluate a home during the onboarding process and uses features like thermal and satellite imagery to monitor changes to a homeowner’s property over time. The new funding will be used for expansion, and company’s tech operations.
Meemo emerges from stealth to raise $10m For Finance App
San Francisco based social finance app, Meemo, raised $10m in Seed funding led by Saama Capital, Greycroft, Monashees and Sierra Ventures.
Sprout launches $10M Seed Round For Autism Care Platform
Sprout, a tech-enabled autism care platform, launched its service on the back of $10 million in seed funding from institutional investors General Catalyst, Bling Capital and Felicis Ventures.