We advised SMART Photonics, the independent foundry for photonic integrated circuits, who successfully raised a €35M equity investment round from a Dutch consortium of investors led by Innovation Industries. The funding will help SMART Photonics to accelerate the growth for photonic chip manufacturing. The funding round includes a contribution from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) of The Netherlands through the Brabant Development Agency (BOM), as well as participations from KPN Ventures, PhotonDelta and existing shareholders.
Ace and Tate, founded in 2013, is a fast-growing disruptive eyewear brand from Amsterdam, expanding internationally. The company raised € 14.25 million funding from its shareholders, mainly from Rinkelberg Capital. The funding was structured as a convertible loan. We advised Rinkelberg Capital.
We advised Standard Investment and the other shareholders of Flatfield with the sale of the shares in Flatfield to NCAB Group. Flatfield is de largest Dutch supplier of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). NCAB Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of PCBs, with headquarter in Sweden and listed at NASDAQ Stockholm. NCAB Group strengthens its position in the Benelux and Germany with the acquisition of Flatfield.
We advised Mayht on its Series A Funding Round raised from FORWARD.one venture capital. Mayht is a young TU Delft spin-off based which creates and commercializes disruptive loudspeaker technology.
Online supermarket Picnic raised € 250 million for the construction of a robotized distribution center. ABN Amro puts € 50 million in Picnic whereas and the remainder is invested by current investors who previously invested € 100 million in the company in 2017. The investor group includes NPM Capital, De Hoge Dennen, Hoyberg and Finci. We advised NPM Capital on this financing round.
We advised SET Ventures on its investment in Flexidao, a start-up in the field of energy and blockchain. Existing shareholder KIC Innoenergy also participated in this round. With this investment Flexidao wants to accelerate the international growth of its blockchain-based energy delivery service and develop new use cases based on the existing middleware platform.
Metrological enables operators to seamlessly integrate their TV and OTT content into a single TV viewer experience. The Metrological Application Platform delivers a complete product suite for onboarding and managing the lifecycle of web and native apps and premium OTT services across set-top boxes. We advised the selling shareholders of Metrological on the sale of the company to Comcast Cooperation.
We advised Derma2Care with the investment by Amazing Whale Ventures. Derma2Care is specialized in skin therapy, laser treatment and fat-freezing.
We advised Prime Ventures on its €22 million investment in Creative Group, a Dutch fintech company which offers customers the opportunity to digitally buy or send prepaid credit to spend with their favorite brands. Prime Ventures is the sole investor in this round, acquiring a minority stake in the company.
Owlin is the news analytics tool that helps finance professionals monitor their portfolio proactively, continuously, and in real-time. By tapping into more than three million global sources, Owlin saves time and ensures that you never miss vital emerging risks, opportunities, or trends. We advised Owlin on the Series A Funding Round raised from Velocity Capital. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its growth internationally, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States.