This week, the Tech.eu research team followed more than 110 technological financing transactions it costs more 1.7 billion eurosand so on 15 exits, mergers and acquisitions and rumorsand related news across Europe.
As always, we’ve put them all together for you in a list sent out in our summary newsletter next Monday (note: the full list is for paying customers only, and is also available as a handy download spreadsheet).
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There are a million reasons why you don’t want to miss our first big technology conference, but here’s a list of the top 10 as we start counting down the 10 days before seeing so many of you in (hopefully sunny) Brussels.
Below, please find an overview of the biggest European technology news of the last few days (subscribe to our free newsletter to receive this summary in your inbox every Monday morning).
>> Remarkable and large circles of funding
The Paris-based digital human resources transformation company HR Path has raised € 225 million in funding to boost growth, both organic and external, and to expand in the 19 countries in which it currently operates.
Just over a year after winning $ 100 million, the Finnish open source phenomenon Aiven has more than doubled that amount – $ 210 million – at a pre-valuation of $ 3 billion.
London-based payment infrastructure provider Paddle has provided $ 200 million in a series of D-series financing led by KKR.
London-based clean technology company Carbon Clean has received a $ 150 million funding boosta record figure for a carbon capture company investment. The C-Series round for the UK airline was led by US oil giant Chevron.
Pyramid Analytics, a Amsterdam-based solution intelligence platform provider, has closed a $ 120 million E-series funding roundwhich led to a total fundraising of venture capital of up to $ 211 million.
French-born Hugging Face has closed a new round of funding to build a GitHub for machine learning. This is a $ 100 million C-Series round with a big estimate. After today’s round of funding, Hugging Face is already worth $ 2 billion.
Focusing on growing demand for logistics technology providers, the Vienna-based digital e-commerce platform byrd has raised $ 56 million in funding to enable e-commerce retailers to deliver the next day to consumers across Europe.
>> Notable acquisitions, mergers, IPOs and SPAC deals
The British software company Ideagen agreed takeover worth £ 1 billion + from London-based private investment company Hg Capital. The Nottingham-based Ideagen provides companies with business and risk management software.
The European start-up for micro-mobility was Reby to acquire from Canadian private equity player House of Lithium for $ 100 million.
Nexi, the Italian fintech that attracted rivals from the Danish-based Nets and then the Italian SIA to create a European payment giant worth $ 12.5 billion, has made another acquisition, this time to delve deeper into financial services for small and medium business in the region. It has fully acquired Orderbirda start-up company from Germany that provides on-site products and related restaurant services.
London – based fintech Yapily announces that it has signed an agreement with SCHUFA for acquire finAPI, a leading provider of open banking solutions in Germany. The deal will make Yapily “the largest open bank payment platform in Europe”.
Checkout.com will expand its portfolio of financial services to merchants with acquisition of a French company for digital identity verification (IDV), ubble.
An online furniture retailer from the United Kingdom, Made.com, has announced the acquisition of Trouva. This lifestyle market sells products from over 700 independent boutiques and brands.
>> Interesting moves by investors
After supporting two of Europe’s fintech unicorns, London-based asset management platform and technology platform Fasanara Capital unveiled a new $ 350 million VC fund.
To support the expansion of European technology, German-Dutch growth capital firm Endeit Capital has completed its third fund with 303m euros.
VC Educapital recently announced that it has reached the first closing of its second fund. The team already has it provided 100 million euros and now wants to reach 150 million euros to invest in start-ups edtech as well as companies working on the future of the work.
Although Kinnevik is the largest publicly registered start-up investor in Europe, it has only recently begun to take shares in travel start-ups. What you are looking for in companies tells a broader story about how investors view the sector as a whole.
>> In other (important) news
EU industry chief Thierry Breton meets with Tesla chief Elon Musk in Texas on Monday. signals consent on the regulation of digital media in the EU before the purchase of Twitter by Musk.
Google has signed transactions to pay more than 300 publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news and launch a tool to make it easier for others to register.
EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Friday stricter cybersecurity rules for large energy, transportation and financial companies, digital suppliers and manufacturers of medical devices amid fears of cyberattacks by government officials and other malicious players.
Funding of the European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator for start-ups continues to linger while the Commission directorates are fighting over how to manage the new capital fund.
The European Commission must propose a general scan obligation for messaging services, according to a draft proposal received from EURACTIV. The text is a victory for the defenders of children, but a failure for privacy activists.
BNPL giant Klarna presents a flexible work policy which allows employees to choose between staying home or going to the office.
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