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Here's what happened today in European Tech.

Deals

- Stockholm’s BNPL juggernaut Klarna has confirmed a new equity funding round of $639 million led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. With this raise Klarna now clocks in at a post-money valuation of $45.6 billion, a figure that is only eclipsed by Stripe in the fintech world.

- After two decades of being one of Europe’s leading Series A venture firms, Balderton Capital has raised a mammoth $680 million to launch an early growth fund.

- Ledger, the Paris-based producer of crypto hardware wallets, has closed a $380 million Series C fundraise valuing the startup at more than $1.5 billion.

- UK based core banking provider 10x Future Technologies is set to sell a slice of its business in a deal valuing the company at more than £500 million.

- European growth investor HPE Growth has collected €160 million to support an increasingly popular deal structure that gives the firm more time to support PPRO, a cross-border payments infrastructure technology company the firm initially backed in 2014.

- Israeli big data web and mobile app analytics company Glassbox has announced the successful completion of its IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The company raised $100 million at a valuation of nearly $500 million.

- London-based Permira aims to raise some $2.5 billion for its second growth fund focused on investments in smaller, growing technology companies.

- French e-signature startup Yousign has raised a $36.6 million Series A funding round. Lead Edge Capital is leading the round and eFounders is investing once again in the company.

- Nexxiot, a Swiss company active in global supply chain digitisation, has raised $25 million in a round led by US investment firm QVIDTVM.

- Parisian mobile games publisher Voodoo has acquired Tel Aviv-based cross-channel marketing automation platform Bidshake.

- We also tracked a large number of (other) European tech funding rounds and M&A transactions, all of which we are putting in a handy list for you on Friday afternoon in our weekly roundup newsletter (note: the full list is for paying customers only). Also check out our European tech news section for ongoing coverage.

Worth Reading/Knowing

- A European Union privacy regulator has proposed a fine of more than $425 million against Amazon, part of a process that could yield the biggest-yet penalty under the bloc’s privacy law.

- The European Parliament is set to call for more funding for female entrepreneurs in the EU as MEPs gear up for a vote on a new report on gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

- Britain's competition watchdog is planning a formal competition investigation into e-commerce company Amazon over its use of data.

- Significant cyberattacks against critical targets in Europe have doubled in the past year, according to new EU figures.

- Stockholm-based, globally-minded VC firm Creandum has announced the promotion of now-former Principal Peter Specht to Partner. Specht will remain in Berlin, thus strengthening the firms’ presence in one of Europe’s leading startup ecosystems.

- Food delivery service Deliveroo is partnering with Neighbourhood Watch in the UK to offer training to its couriers to keep an eye out for crimes.

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