Massive deal in Madrid: EQT buys online real estate classifieds platform idealista for €1.3 billion

Global investment firm EQT has agreed to acquire the majority of Spanish online real estate classifieds platform provider idealista from (funds advised by) Apax Partners and its management for a whopping €1.3 billion. Apax bought idealista in 2015 at a reported €150 million valuation. EQT’s IX fund will have a majority ownership, but idealista’s management […]

Barcelona awards 19 micromobility licenses — but not for e-scooters

The city authorities of Barcelona have announced the winners of micromobility licenses, which came in a batch of 19: 12 for e-moped companies and seven for the operators of bicycles and e-bikes. Notably, e-scooter sharing platforms are still not welcome in the city. Here’s a list of the companies that have received the licenses, courtesy […]

Barcelona-based lifelong learning startup Learnlife raises €3.1 million

Spanish-founded lifelong learning startup Learnlife has landed €3.1 million in a funding round led by BPO Capital. The company plans to use the money to grow the community of learners and educators, as well as open new “learning innovation hubs” across the world. Learnlife defines its mission as to “empower 100,000,000 learners and 100,000 schools by […]