Next time you see the announcement of another nine-figure mega-round or acquisition of a European technology company, it’s likely that the deal was brokered by FirstCapital. The international investment bank has helped facilitate transactions behind some of Europe’s most valuable acquisitions, recently including Bloomsbury AI’s sale to Facebook, and the purchase of CoSale by New Relic. […]
Heidelpay, a payment processing provider for online shops and marketplaces, and its majority shareholder AnaCap Financial Partners, have reached an agreement with investment firm KKR, which will acquire a majority stake in the German payments group for more than €600 million, as reported by the Financial Times. The founder and CEO of heidelpay, Mirko Hüllemann, […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss the merger agreement of Takeaway.com and Just Eat, the huge hacking scandal in Bulgaria, the valuations and prospects of European unicorns, and much more. Check out also an interview with FiBAN’s international affairs manager Reetta Ilo recorded at the StartupExtreme conference in Voss.
Two Nordics-based public companies working on digital services and software, EVRY and Tieto, has announced a merger into a new company, TietoEVRY. The new entity will have combined revenue of some €3 billion and a team of 24,000 people. Both EVRY and Tieto serve customers across the world but have the strongest presence in the […]
Belgium-born Combell has merged with The Netherlands-based TransIP Group to create an entirely new holding dubbed team.blue. The deal creates a new European tech unicorn, with the combined entity reaching a valuation that exceeds $1 billion. Together, Combell and TransIP will offer a range of digital tools such as hosting, email and applications to over […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the new alliance of German publishers to fight Facebook and Google, the rise of mergers and partnerships across the continent, the importance of VC branding, enthusiasm for tech, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Samsung NEXT’s Christina Bechhold Russ.
Swedish-founded game developer Stillfront has purchased Canada-based KIXEYE in an all-cash deal worth $90 million. Stillfront may pay up to $30 million on top of this based on the results of the financial year 2019. KIXEYE is mostly known as a developer of free-to-play mobile massively multiplayer online strategy games, like War Commander, Vega Conflict, […]