- Solarisbank, a Berlin-based fintech startup, raised €190 million ($224 million) in Series D funding valuing it at €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion). Decisive Capital Management led the round and was joined by investors including Pathway Capital Management, CNP, Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital, Yabeo Capital, BBVA, Vulcan Capital, and HV Capital.
- Nium, a payments platform, raised over $200 million in Series D funding. Riverwood Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Temasek, Visa, Vertex Ventures, Atinum Group of Funds, Beacon Venture Capital, and Rocket Capital Investment.
- Wiliot, a San Diego, Calif.-based sensor company, raised $200 million in Series C funding. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the round.
- ActiveFence, a New York City and Israel-based cybersecurity startup, raised $100 million in Series A and B funding. CRV and Highland Europe led B while Grove Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners led the A.
- Yoco, a South African payments and software company, raised $83 million in Series C funding. Dragoneer Investment Group led the round and was joined by investors including Breyer Capital, HOF Capital, The Raba Partnership, 4DX Ventures, and TO Ventures.
- Covariant, a Berkeley, Calif.-based robotics company, raised $80 million in Series C funding. Index Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Amplify Partners and Radical Ventures.
- MyGlamm, an Indian direct-to-consumer beauty brand, raised $71.3 million. Accel led a $47.8 million tranche while other investors include Amazon, Ascent Capital, Wipro, Bessemer Venture Partners, L’Occitane, Ascent, Amazon, Mankekar family, Trifecta, and Strides Ventures.
- Blaize, an El Dorado Hills, Calfi.-based edge computing company, raised $71 million in Series D funding. Franklin Templeton and Temasek led the round and were joined by investors including DENSO.
- Zilch, the London-based buy-now-pay-later fintech, raised about $55 million in funding. Investors in the round included Goldman Sachs Asset Management and DMG Ventures.
- Teikametrics, a Boston-based optimization platform for sellers on Amazon and Walmart, raised $40 million in Series B funding. Intel Capital led the round and was joined by investors including GoDaddy, Centana Growth Partners, and Lydia Jett (head of ecommerce at Softbank Vision Fund).
- SEDNA, a London-based maker of a communications system, raised $34 million in Series B funding. Insight Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Stride.VC, Chalfen Ventures and the SAP.iO fund.
- Nym Health, a New York City-based medical coding company, raised $25 million. Addition led the round.
- Spectro Cloud, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based enterprise management platform, raised $20 million in Series A funding. Stripes led the round.
- SPINN, a Los Angeles-based maker of a coffee machine, raised $20 million in funding. Spark Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Amazon’s Alexa Fund and Bar 9 Ventures.
- Cobee, a Madrid-based employee benefits management software maker, raised €14 million ($17 million) in Series A funding. Balderton Capital led the round and was joined by investors including SpeedInvest, Target Global, Encomenda, and Lanai.
- Sila, a Portland-based maker of a banking API, raised $13 million in Series A funding. Revolution Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Madrona Venture Group, Oregon Venture Fund, and Mucker Capital.
- Launchable, a San Jose, Calif.-based software testing startup, raised $9.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include 645 Ventures, Battery Ventures, Unusual Ventures, and GoingVC.
- Saber Labs, a Dallas-based stablecoin exchange, raised $7.7 million in a seed funding. Race Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Social Capital, Jump Capital, Multicoin Capital, and Solana Foundation.
- Peppy, a London-based digital health company, raised £6.6 million ($10 million) in Series A funding. Felix Capital led the round.
- Mad Rabbit, a Los Angeles-based tattoo aftercare company, raised $2 million in seed funding. Acronym Venture Capital led the round.
- Landis, a New York City-based rent-to-own home startup, raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round and was joined by investors including Arrive, Dreamers VC, and Signia Venture Partners.
- Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners agreed to acquire telecom company Lumen Technologies’ (NYSE: LUMN) Latin American business for $2.7 billion.
- CVC Capital Partners will acquire a part of Spain-based Ebro Foods’ Panzani pasta business for $648.01 million.
- Beringer Capital acquired Inman Group, a Tallahassee, Fla.-based real estate news company. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- ILC Dover, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, agreed to acquire Flexan, a Lincolnshire, Ill.-based medical device contract design and manufacturing company. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- TA Associates made a majority investment in Elos Medtech (NASDAQ STOCKHOLM: ELOS B), a manufacturing organization in the medical device market. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Versaterm Public Safety, backed by Banneker Partners, acquired SPIDR Technologies, a Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based law enforcement tech company. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Vista Equity Partners acquired Power Factors, a San Francisco-based renewable energy management software maker. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
- Datasite acquired Firmex, a Canadian provider of virtual data rooms, from Vertu Capital and BDC Capital. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
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- Weber, a Palatine, Ill.-based grill company, plans to raise up to $797 million in an offering of 46.9 million shares priced between $15 and $17 per share. It posted sales of $1.5 billion in the year ending in Sept. 2020 and reported $609.7 million in gross profit. BDT Capital Partners backs the firm.
- Candel Therapeutics, a Needham, Mass.-based immunotherapy company, raised $72 million in an offering of 9 million shares priced at $8 per share. PBM Capital and Northpond Ventures back the firm.
- Ocean Biomedical, a Providence, R.I.-based biomedical research company, now plans to raise up to $56.3 million in an offering of 6.3 million shares priced between $7 and $9 per share—it had previously planned to raise up to $54.4 million. The company posted a net loss of $1.7 million in 2020 and has yet to post a revenue.
- PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI) agreed to acquire BioLegend, a San Diego-based maker of reagents and antibodies used in medical research, for about $5.3 billion.
- RBC Bearings agreed to acquire Dodge, the power transmission unit of Swiss engineering company ABB, for $2.9 billion.
- NightDragon, a San Francisco-based investor focused on cybersecurity, raised $750 million. Dave DeWalt, the former CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum, leads the firm.
- iAngels, an Israel-based venture capital firm, raised $55.5 million in capital for its first institutional fund.
- Blackstone’s GP Stakes business will acquire a minority stake in GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity investor.