PE Tech Report

Media & Telecoms

Auddy acquires Radio Wolfgang

Podcast publisher Auddy Limited has acquired Radio Wolfgang, producer of branded podcasts for clients such as Soho House, Greenpeace, Selfridges and Primark. Its personalities, presenters and stars have included Jonathan Ross, Rick Edwards and online sensation Estée Lalonde.

Kartesia provides credit facility to Novum Capital-backed MMC

Kartesia, a European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, as provided a financing solution to German film studio operator MMC for its recent dividend recapitalisation. MMC operates the Coloneum in Cologne, one of Europe’s largest and most advanced studio lots with 20 TV studios and soundstages.

Livingbridge portfolio company Brainlabs acquires MediaNet

Digital marketing agency Brainlabs, a portfolio company of private equity firm Livingbridge, has acquired Canadian programmatic agency MediaNet.  The acquisition signals further North American expansion for the group following the appointment of ex-iProspect leader Jeremy Cornfeldt as CEO, North America earlier this year. Brainlabs’ global portfolio of clients includes the

QIA to invest USD200 million in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business

Qatar Holding, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is to invest USD200 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV), a subsidiary of Airtel Africa.  AMC BV is the holding company for several of Airtel Africa’s mobile money operations; and ultimately is intended to own and operate the

INKR raises USD3.1 million in pre-Series A funding round

INKR, a digital comics platform, has secured USD3.1 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. Investors Stu Levy, Founder & CEO of TokyoPop, and VI Management also participated in the round. The funding will be used to increase its content catalogue, further expand its product

Graphite Capital acquires Wonderbly

UK mid-market private equity firm Graphite Capital has acquired Wonderbly, a publishing platform for personalised children’s books. The company is also developing personalised products for third-party clients. As a digital, direct-to-consumer publisher, Wonderbly sells its books in more than 150 countries, with international sales accounting for over 85 per cent

White & Case advises Carlyle Group on LiveU acquisition

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of LiveU from Francisco Partners. “Our team helped to successfully navigate this strategic investment, which will enable Carlyle to continue to support the growth of media tech companies and LiveU to reach new customers,” says

Worldr raises USD3m in seed funding

Worldr, the developer of a communications and messaging platform built around privacy, security and data protection in team communication without compromising usability, has secured USD3 million in seed investment from some of the biggest names in deep tech, defence and finance as it heads into public launch later this year.


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