Venture-Capital

Luxembourg-based Digital Tech Fund has been launched. The “evergreen” fund, created by the Ministry of the Economy in the context of Digital Lëtzebuerg, will take equity stakes in promising innovative enterprises created less than seven years ago and which are developing existing products, preferably in the form of functional prototypes. It will focus primarily, but […]

Bamboo Finance, a Luxembourg-based private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in growth markets, held the $31m first close of its second financial inclusion focused fund. Investors included Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA-CREF) and AXA-IM. The Bamboo Financial Inclusion Fund II will make equity investments in the […]

Temenos Group AG, a Geneva, Switzerland-based provider of mission-critical software to financial institutions, acquired Multifonds, a Luxembourg-based provider fund administration software, for €235m (approximately US$262.9m). Global growth equity investor Summit Partners, which originally invested in Multifonds in 2006, and increased its stake in 2010, was the seller. Founded in 1995 and led by Bertil Rouveure, Executive Chairman, Multifonds provides software to […]

Axel Springer’s generalist job site StepStone acquired ictjob SPRL, a job board for IT professionals. Founded in 2007, ictjob SPRL operates ictjob.be and ictjob.lu, the leading job boards in Belgium and Luxemburg for IT professionals. Today, ictjob.be has over 25.000 verified CVs from IT professionals in its database. The deal, whose amount was not disclosed, will enable StepStone to […]

BalaBit, a Luxembourg-based IT security company, raised an $8m Series A round of funding. The funds came from London-based C5 Capital. The company intends to use the funds for the development and expansion (in North America and additional European markets including the UK and Scandinavia) of its IT security platforms. Led by Zoltán Györkő, CEO […]

MaPS (multi-channel marketing master data management system), a Luxembourg-based software company, raised $1.7m in funding. Newion Investments provided the funds in combination with local investor Chameleon Invest, a Luxembourg seed-capital fund, bringing the total amount of investment in the company to over $3m. MaPS intends to use the funds to scale up the organization and […]

cashcloud, a Luxembourg-based mobile payments company, secured a second funding round. The amount of the funding an the name of the private European investment firm who made the investment remained undisclosed. Led by Olaf Taupitz, Managing Director and CEO, cashcloud provides an electronic E-wallet, with a free cashcloud App to to send money and pay […]

Amsterdam and Brussels-based independent private equity investor Bencis Capital Partners B.V. has held a final closing for its fourth Benelux buyout fund at €408m. Bencis Buyout Fund IV has been supported by existing investors, who subscribed for €340m, and a handful of new investors. The investor base of BBOF IV consists of pension funds, banks, […]

Creabilis SA, a Luxembourg-based clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating new drugs to tackle dermatology and inflammatory diseases dermatology, has raised €15m ($20m) in a Series B funding. The round was led by Abbott Biotech Ventures, with participation from existing investors Neomed, Sofinnova Partners, and private Italian investors. The company intends to use the […]