Funding Watch – 8/04/2020
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EVO Payments receive a $150m investment
Atlanta, Georgia-based payment technology and services firm EVO Payments has received a $150m investment from one of its major shareholders, Madison Dearborn Partners. Led by James Kelly, EVO currently has 12 offices in North America and eight in Europe, with headquarters in Atlanta, New York, and Cologne.
While a portion of the investment has been earmarked to pay off existing debt, the rest will go towards funding future growth opportunities for the company. EVO is currently in cost-control mode as it looks to structure its company against COVID-19 disruption, but with offices across the US and Europe, now is the time to reach out and start building a relationship across all of your areas with the soon-to-be fast-growing firm.
KKR agree to back Kilter with up to $500m
Kilter Finance, a London-based provider of specialty finance, has entered into a strategic agreement with investment firm KKR, whereby KKR has agreed to invest up to $500m in the life, annuity, and health insurer financier.
Recently founded in 2019 and with currently only around 10 employees, Kilter is set for meteoric growth supported by KKR’s financial and advisory backing. With up to $500m to play around with, you may want to reach out to Kilter and build a relationship now, before everyone else does.
Collibra raise $112.5m in latest funding
Enterprise data management software firm Collibra has raised $112.5m in its latest round of funding, led by Iconiq Capital and Index Ventures. Based in Brussels, the ‘Data Intelligence’ unicorn also has offices in London, New York, Madrid, Poland, and Melbourne.
Collibra hasn’t yet stated any specific plans for its latest major funding round, but since it is involved with cloud-based data management solutions, you can expect it to be hiring across technology, data, and product roles, with operational and support functions to support its expanding presence.
Axonius raises $58m in latest funding
Cyber security start-up Axonius has raised $58m in its latest round of funding, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company is developing an end-to-end device security management platform. Headquartered in New York, Axonius also has an R&D office in Tel Aviv.
Axonius has earmarked some of the capital from this late-stage funding round for the expansion of its security management platform. You can expect to see hiring across technology and support roles, with an emphasis on backgrounds in cyber security. If you’re a tech recruiter or are looking to explore a new tech vertical, Axonius could be your best friend.
Lunar adds €20m to Series B
Danish challenger bank Lunar has added a further €20m onto its extended Series B funding round, raising €46m in total. The bank, which began as a personal finance management app before gaining its banking licence, is based in Aarhus and has a second base in nearby Copenhagen.
After launching their banking business in March, Lunar has plans to launch more financial products, including credit facilities and loans, in the coming months. Lunar will need to build its team as it scales its operations and looks to develop its services, so reaching out now could see you making deals in the future.
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