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NEWSLETTER | 20 May 2021  

BGF invests in video software firm Odro


Growth capital investor BGF has completed a GBP5.2 million investment in Odro, a Scottish-headquartered tech business that provides video interviewing and engagement software to the recruitment industry.



 
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Kirkland advises Tele Columbus on EUR475m capital increase
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:24
Kirkland & Ellis has advised Tele Columbus AG on a capital increase of EUR475 million. The capital increase was registered with the commercial register of the Company on 12 May, 2021. On 14 May, 2021, the new shares were admitted to trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
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Novo Holdings co-leads oversubscribed CHF100m Series C in Numab Therapeutics
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:36
Novo Holdings has co-led an oversubscribed CHF100 million (approximately USD110 million) Series C financing in Numab Therapeutics AG (Numab) alongside HBM Partners, with participation from new investors Forbion via its Forbion Growth Opportunities Fund, Cormorant Asset Management, BVF Partners, RTW Investments, fund and accounts under the management of BlackRock, Octagon Capital Advisors, and existing investors.
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Fintech firm StudentFinance.com secures USD5.3m to reshape education financing globally with ISAs
Wed | 19 May 2021, 16:07
StudentFinance.com, a fintech company building the technology and data infrastructure to enable education providers globally to offer Income Share Agreements (ISAs), has secured a USD5.3 million (EUR4.5 million) seed round co-led by Giant Ventures and Armilar Venture Partners, with the intention to expand its operation into the UK later this year.  
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Cube 19 secures GBP1.75m loan from BOOST&Co
Wed | 19 May 2021, 16:01
Cube 19, a data analytics specialist that works with businesses in the recruitment sector, has secured a GBP1.75 million loan from the alternative lender BOOST&Co to support its international expansion following a strong period of growth.
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Legend Capital closes Healthcare Continuation Fund
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:25
Legend Capital has closed the LC Healthcare Continued Fund I, having raised USD270 million for a secondary transaction that involves healthcare portfolios of two older vintage funds. 
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BlackRock makes equity investment in Grupo Axo
Wed | 19 May 2021, 13:55
Grupo Axo, a leading Latin American multi-brand retail platform and partner to global fashion brands, has secured an equity investment from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock. 
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Maven Capital Partners leads investment in Horizon Technologies
Wed | 19 May 2021, 14:22
Maven Capital Partners (Maven) has led an investment round in Horizon Technologies (Horizon) for an undisclosed amount. 
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ARQIS advises SkyFive on Series A investment round
Wed | 19 May 2021, 13:49
ARQIS has advised SkyFive AG on its Series A investment round led by Safran Corporate Ventures together with STAR Capital, a European private equity fund manager with a track record of developing emerging infrastructure businesses. 
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Waterland portfolio company Enreach makes four acquisitions in the Nordics, Netherlands and the UK
Wed | 19 May 2021, 14:26
Enreach, a European provider of unified communications solutions (UCaaS), has formed four new partnerships via acquisitions – with the Finnish UCaaS market leader Benemen, Enreach expands its presence in Northern Europe and strengthens its product portfolio with leading cloud telephony and contact centre solutions with a particularly high compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce. 
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Macquarie Capital Principal Finance acquires majority stake in Wavenet Group Holdings Limited
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:33
Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie Capital) has aqcuired Wavenet Group Holdings Limited (Wavenet), a multi-award-winning provider of telecoms and technology solutions – serving thousands of small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises across the United Kingdom (UK).
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Pemberton supports Eurazeo’s acquisition of Aroma-Zone
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:38
Pemberton, a leading European private debt manager transforming traditional credit markets, backed by one of Europe’s largest insurers, Legal & General Group PLC, is providing financing to support Eurazeo’s proposed investment in Aroma-Zone, an online retailer making and distributing essential oils and natural beauty and wellness products based in Cabrières-d'Avignon, Provence, in France. 
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Aurica Capital’s management team acquires a majority stake in the firm
Wed | 19 May 2021, 14:21
Three members Aurica Capital's management team – Ferran Conti, Ramón Mas and Iván Plaza – have acquired a majority stake in the Spanish growth capital firm.  The trio have led Aurica’s management team since its creation in 2015. Banco Sabadell will retain the remaining ownership.
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finnCap Cavendish advises on sale of Smart Apprentices to Advanced
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:34
finnCap Cavendish (Cavendish), part of financial advisory firm, finnCap Group, has advised the technology company, Smart Apprentices, on its sale to Advanced, the British software and services provider.
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Shore Capital-backed EyeSouth Partners partners with Retina Care Specialists
Wed | 19 May 2021, 14:25
EyeSouth Partners (EyeSouth) has completed an affiliation with Retina Care Specialists (RCS), it's fifth such deal in the state of Florida and twenty-fourth affiliation overall. 
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MSCI launches risk modelling solution to support next phase of private infrastructure investing
Wed | 19 May 2021, 16:02
MSCI Inc, a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has launched its Private Infrastructure Modeling Service, a new service that will help investors profile the risk of complex private infrastructure holdings and provide data-driven insights to inform investment decisions. 
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Federation Asset Management appoints Apex Group to administer Sustainable Australian Real Asset Trust
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:17
Apex Group has been appointed by Federation Asset Management (Federation) to administer the Sustainable Australian Real Asset Trust (SARA), the only pure-play energy-transition investment fund of its kind focused on the Australian market.
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Cadman Capital Group acquires three-acre site for residential development
Wed | 19 May 2021, 14:28
Cadman Capital Group, a privately owned, independent private equity firm specialising in real estate, has acquired a 3.87-acre residential development site, located in the Midlands.
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iSTOX rebrands as ADDX
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:22
Private capital platform iSTOX is rebranding as ADDX as it enters a phase of fast-paced growth. The digital securities exchange will facilitate more issuance deals – at least 20 this year, more than double the number of deals completed in 2020. 
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Private equity industry veteran joins Moonfare Investment Committee
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:35
Moonfare, a digital investment platform for top-tier private markets funds, has added David Lindstrom to its Investment Committee.
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RealBlocks appoints Head of Alternative Investment Product Solutions
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:41
RealBlocks, an alternative investments platform that enables global distribution capabilities for fund managers, has appointed Seth Stuart as Head of Alternative Investment Product Solutions. 
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Peel Hunt appoints Head of Private Equity coverage
Thu | 20 May 2021, 09:42
Investment bank Peel Hunt has appointed Mark Barrow as Head of Private Equity Coverage within its growing Investment Banking division.
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SPACs in Focus 2021

This report outlines the market drivers which collided to make Special Acquisitions Company (SPAC) deals attractive and what potential target companies should do in preparation of such a transaction. It also identifies the necessary support SPAC sponsors require in order for their venture to be successful.   

 
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