Investment

WFW Advised North River on a US$5.6m Conditional Investment by Greenstone

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised North River Resources plc (“North River”) on a US$5.6m conditional investment by its majority shareholder Greenstone Resources LP (“Greenstone”). North River is a mineral exploration and development company operating in Namibia and Mozambique and currently focused on re-opening its flagship asset, the Namib Lead Zinc Project, on which it is targeting commencement of... more Read more »

Unleashed Software Boosts its Entry into UK with a Fresh Capital

Rapidly expanding New Zealand cloud based company Unleashed Software has boosted its entry into the UK market with a fresh capital injection of $3 million from both existing and new investors. Founded in 2009, the innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) startup already has international presence in major markets like United States and Australia, and has recently announced the opening of its UK office fresh off the back of its latest successful... more Read more »

Post-Quantum Closes £8 million Series a Funding Round

British cyber-security firm Post-Quantum, which specialises in developing defence-grade cyber-security solutions that protect global investment banks and enterprises’ data and communications systems against sophisticated criminal and nation state attacks, has today closed an £8 million Series A funding round. Read more »

D3 Banking Raises $10 million in Capital from West Partners

D3 Banking, the leading innovator in Data Driven Digital™ banking has raised $10 million in capital from West Partners. The investment will help D3 Banking strengthen its team, invest in research and development and continue expanding its hosted platform to keep up with increasing market demand. Read more »

KKR Makes Significant Investment in RES

Resource Environmental Solutions (“RES”), a leader in the ecological solutions market, announced that global investment firm KKR is making a significant investment in RES to support its next phase of growth and development. Read more »

IMB Development Corporation to Make a Partnership Investment in Alder Foods

IMB Development Corporation, a leading private investment firm, today announced it has made a partnership investment in Alder Foods Inc., a woman-owned $56 million food supplier to military markets around the globe, with an existing presence in all key geographic regions worldwide, including Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Rim nations. The investment will allow Alder Foods to accelerate its growth... more Read more »

Fontinalis Partners Reports Investment in Elementum

Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a Michigan-based strategic investment firm, announced today that it has invested in Elementum, a cloud supply chain platform that unifies procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and inventory operations. Elementum maximizes supply chain velocity through the world's Product Graph™ — a digital mapping of the $25T global product economy that provides companies with the real-time information they need to make better... more Read more »

Anthemis and MMI Holdings Form a Global Investment Partnership

Anthemis Group (Anthemis), the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Exponential Ventures, the newly formed disruptive innovation and venture capital arm of MMI Holdings (MMI), today launched a global investment partnership that will invest in early stage financial wellness companies. MMI has provided the initial €30m commitment while leaving room for other likeminded firms to join the initiative. Read more »

World Bank Invests USD 668 Million in Private Banking and Retail Investors

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, rated Aaa/AAA) has raised USD 667.816 million through its Notes due May 31, 2026. The Notes offer investors a fixed rate coupon for the first year and floating rate coupons thereafter. The trade launched in early May and priced on May 25, 2016. Read more »

Santander InnoVentures to Invest in Robo-Advisory Platform SigFig

 Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, today announced its latest portfolio investment in SigFig – a US-based provider of wealth management technology, designed to provide high-quality investment advice to all wealth levels via a combination of design, data science, and technology. Read more »

e.ventures Gets New Investment

 e.ventures is announcing the closing of a new $150 million early stage fund to target Europe’s best businesses and entrepreneurs, bringing e.ventures’ total assets under management today to more than $1 billion. This new fund, focused on seed and Series A rounds, will be deployed alongside an already active $290 million global growth investment vehicle which targets subsequent financing rounds, allowing entrepreneurs the gain the full benefit... more Read more »

IHS Technology Analysis: Apple Invested $1 billion in Didi

IHS Technology Analysis: For Apple, the investment in Didi highlights the strategic importance of China and the services segment for Apple’s future strategy. The past quarter’s results show that Apple’s iPhone business is slowing and expansion in China had been one of its main growth drivers in recent years. As its hardware business has slowed, Apple has been keen to drive growth in its services revenues. This move shows how Apple is... more Read more »

Idinvest and Creandum Invest $14 Miillion in Planday

Planday, the workforce management platform for shift-based businesses, today announces that it has raised a $14 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by new investors Idinvest, and also included Creandum, the lead investor in Planday’s Series A round, SEB Private Equity, and angel investor Arthur Kosten, co-founder of Booking.com.   Read more »

Eight Fintech Startups Get Investment Boost from BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas selected eight fintech startups to take part in a four month accelerator programme that will see each firm work on developing products and services for specific areas of the bank's business. The programme, run by the tech innovation specialist L'Atelier BNP Paribas, sees each startup paired with a different one of the French bank's departments, working on fields including insurance, payment methods, customer experience, cybersecurity... more Read more »

Fidessa Launches Latest Version of Minerva OMS

Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced the latest version of its Minerva buy-side order management system (OMS). Minerva sits within Fidessa's Investment Management Solutions suite which provides asset managers with comprehensive, end-to-end workflow for investment decision, compliance, orders & trading and post-trade across all asset classes. Read more »

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