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This week’s family/private investment office deals

Due to the Christmas break, Family Capital has looked back at the last two weeks of deals

Private Equity

Californian-based J. M. Molina Investments, owned by the Molina family, has invested in Detact Diagnostics, a biotech group. Molina was one of two investors committing an unspecified amount to the Dutch group. 

Debt Financing

Danish-based A.P. Møller Holding, the investment arm of the A.P. Møller Foundation, owned by the Møller family, has invested in Green Hydrogen Systems, a renewable energy group. A.P. Møller committed $20 million in loans to the Danish group.

Unspecified Rounds

CapStone Holdings, a family office owned by entrepreneur Keith Stone, has invested in Ilera Healthcare, a healthcare group. CapStone committed $25 million to the Philadelphia-based group.  

Lupa Systems, James Murdoch’s investment group, together with Sofina, an investment group owned by the Belgian-based Boël family, have invested in DailyHunt, an Indian social media/information platform. The two investors together with four others committed $100 million to the group.  

IPGL, owned by UK billionaire financier Michael Spencer, has invested in Tradefeedr, a data company. IPGL was one of two investors committing $3 million to the London-based startup. 

AtlasInvest, which manages the assets of Dutch investor Marcel van Poecke, together with Reggeborgh Groep, the family office of Dik Wessels, have invested in Five Degrees, a fintech platform. The two were joined by three other investors all committing €22 million to the Amsterdam-based group. 

Seed

CPT Capital, the family office of UK private equity investor Jeremy Coller, has backed Better Diary, an agtech venture. CPT was one of five investors seeding the UK-based startup with £1.6 million.  

Also, CPT Capital, together with New York City-based Siddhi Capital, an investment group set up by ex-banker Brian Finn, have backed Matrix Meats, an alternative food group. CPT and Siddhi joined three other investors in committing an unspecified amount to the Ohio-based startup.

CEAS Investments, a Delray, Florida-based investment office, owned by Leslie Alexander, a billionaire entrepreneur and financier, together with Emma Capital, a Czech-based investment group owned by entrepreneur Jiří Šmejc, have invested in Huddle, a gamings platform. The two investors along with one other committed $3 million to the New York City-based startup.  

Series A 

Access Industries, the US-based holding and investment group owned by Len Blavatnik, together with the Forbes Family Trust, New York City-based Nima Capital, the family office of Suna Said, and Revelis Capital Group, an affiliate of the US-based Hopkinson family office, have invested TAP Network, a Rewards-as-a-Service technology company. The four investors joined four others in a commitment worth $8 million to the New York City-based group. 

Belgium-based Vlerick Group, an investment and holding group owned by Philippe Vlerick and family, has invested in Magnax, a maker of electric motors. Vlerick was one of three investors committing €16 million to the Belgian group. 

Mutschler Ventures, a Swiss-based investment group owned by Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht, a member of the family shareholders of Hamburg-based Berenberg Bank, has invested in OnlineDoctor, a healthcare platform. Mutschler was one of three investors committing CHF5.5 million to the Swiss group. 

Ziff Capital Partners, the investment office of the New York City-based Ziff family, has invested in SomaLogic, a biotech group. Ziff was one of 11 investors committing $81 million to the Colorado-based group. 

Series B 

Casdin Capital, Eli Casdin’s investment fund, has backed Octave Bioscience, a biotech group. Casdin together with five other investors committed $32 million to the Menlo Park, California-based group. 

Presight Capital, an investment group owned by entrepreneur and investor Christian Angermayer, together with Peter Thiel, probably through his family office, Thiel Capital, have invested in Peptilogics, a biotech group. Presight led the deal, worth $35.4 million, for the Pittsburgh-based group.  

Series C

Australian billionaires and co-founders of tech group Atlassian, Scott Farquhar and Michael Cannon-Brookes, through their family investment groups Skip Capital and Grok Ventures, have backed Brighte, a payments platform. Skip and Grok were joined by two other investors with a commitment of A$100 million for the Australian group. Grok led the round. 

H14, an investment group controlled by the Italian Berlusconi family, has invested in Bolt, an e-commerce platform. H14 was one of five investors committing $75 million to the San Francisco-based group. 

Series D 

Omidyar Technology Ventures, an investment group owned by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, has invested in project44, a supply chain management platform. Omidyar was one of seven investors committing $100 million to the Chicago-based group. 

Series E

Tarsadia Investments, an investment group owned by the US-based Patel family, has invested in Creditas, a fintech group. Taradia was one of 10 investors committing $255 million to the Brazil-based group. 

 

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