SMART Photonics Secures €35 Million New Funding

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 raises € 14.25 million funding

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.

Flatfield sold to NCAB Group

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.

Mayht Raises Series A Funding from

We advised Mayht on its Series A Funding Round raised from venture capital. Mayht is a young TU Delft spin-off based which creates and commercializes disruptive loudspeaker technology.

Sale of Gebr. Van der Steen Bedrijven to Van Dorp Groep

We advised the shareholder of Gebr. Van der Steen Bedrijven in the sale of the family business to Van Dorp Groep. Gebr. Van der Steen is specialised in building, managing and maintaining infrastructure under and above ground.

Picnic raises € 250 million

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.

SET Ventures invests in Flexidao

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 sold to Comcast

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.