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This week’s family investment deals



Kharis Capital, a Brussels-based investment group backed by some prominent family groups including the Edmond Safra Philanthropic Foundation, and HK Food, a subsidiary of food group Müller, have acquired Nordsee Holding, one of the biggest European players in the quick service restaurant sector and the leading fish & seafood brand. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Datum, the investment vehicle of Norwegian investor Jan Haudemann-Andersen, has invested in Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform. Datum has committed $15.4 million in a Series A funding round for the Norwegian startup.

The Roos Group, a family investment group set up by Swedish investor Håkan Roos, has invested in a lithium battery group called Incell International. The Roos Group invested $7 million in the Swedish-based group.

Jeff Skoll’s, Capricorn Investment Group, was one of five investors in Sense, a home energy monitor startup. Capricorn and the other investors funded the US venture in a Series B funding round worth $18 million.

Alexandria Venture Investments, a private investment vehicle of Joel Marcus, has invested in a biotech group called Rgenix. Alexandria was one of seven investors, including Oceanpine Capital, a private investment group set up by Dave Chenn, the founder of China Century Group, in a Series C funding round worth $40 million for the US startup.

EQT Ventures, a venture group with links to Sweden’s most famous family investors, the Wallenbergs, has invested in Finnish computer digital group Varjo. EQT was one of three investors in a Series B funding round worth $31 million for the startup.

Das Capital, an investment office owned by Japanese serial entrepreneur/investor Shinji Kimura, has invested in InnerChef, an online food group. Das Capital was one of four investors committing $1.4 million to the Indian-based startup.


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