Investment

This week’s family/private investment office deals

Real Estate

Pontegadea, the family office of Amancio Ortega, has acquired Senator Playaballena hotel in the south of Spain for €25 million. The property is a part of the Hoteles Playa family group and ceased operations in December.

Post-IPO Investment

ISIAH International, an investment group owned by the former basketball player Isiah Lord Thomas III, has invested in One World Pharma, a cannabis group. ISIAH invested $3 million in the Las Vagas-based group.  

Unspecified Rounds

Michael Jordan’s family office, which is linked to his management group Hornets Sports & Entertainment, has invested in CLEAR, an identity management company. Jordan’s family office was one of 11 investors committing $100 million to the New York City-based group.  

Vulcan Capital, owned by Jody Allen, has invested in Rad Power Bikes, an electric bike manufacturer. Vulcan was one of six investors committing $150 million to the Seattle-based group. 

Apeiron Investment Group, the Malta-based family office of Christian Angermayer, has invested in Cambrian Biopharma, a biotech group. Apeiron was one of five investors committing $60 million to the New York City-based group. 

Picus Capital, the Munich-based investment group of venture billionaire Alexander Samwer, has invested in Hive Logistics. Picus was one of three investors committing €1.7 million to the Berlin-based startup.

Seed

CPT Capital, UK private equity investor Jeremy Collar’s family office, has invested in Hoxton Farms, an alternative food group. CPT Capital was one of five investors committing £2.7 million to the UK-based group. 

KM Capital, an investment group owned by British entrepreneur Adam Kamani, has invested in Jack & Bry, which is creating plant-based meats from jackfruit. KM Capital was one of three investors committing £1.2 million to the London-based group. 

Atooro Fund, an investment group owned by Israeli billionaire Jacob Engel, has invested in CredCompare, a fintech platform. Atooro invested an undisclosed amount in the US-based startup. 

Series A 

JAB Holding Company, the Luxembourg holding group owned by members of the German Reimann family, has invested in Gardyn, a food company. JAB invested $10 million in the Maryland-based group. 

Raptor Group, the investment office of former hedge-fund manager Jim Pallotta, has invested in Flink, a fintech group. Raptor was one of six investors committing $12 million to the Mexican group.

Catalysis Capital Management, a family office of unknown ownership, has invested in Class Technologies, a Zoom-based education platform. Catalysis was one of 12 investors committing $30.8 million to the Washington D.C. group. 

Moore Strategic Ventures, an investment group owned by hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon, has invested in Globacap, a fintech group. Moore was one of two investors committing $9 million to the London-based group. 

Vulcan Capital, Jody Allen’s investment group, and DLF Ventures, a Luxembourg investment company owned by Frédéric de Mevious and his family, who in turn is a member of the ninth generation of the family ownership of AB-Inbev, have invested in Cialfo, an ed-tech platform. Vulcan and DLF were two of seven investors committing $15 million to the Singapore-based group. Vulcan has also invested in Gentem, a health insurance group. Vulcan committed $10 million to the San Franciso-based group. 

Series B

Lynwood (Schweiz), a Swiss investment group believed to be owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Leonidovich Mamut, together with Gap Technology Holding, owned by German entrepreneur Bart Markus, have invested in NexWafe, a supplier of wafers to solar cell producers. The two investors joined two others in an investment worth €10 million for the German-based group. 

Series C

Witkoff, a New York City-based real estate investment group owned by the Witkoff family, has invested in Built Technologies, a fintech platform. Witkoff was one of 15 investors committing $88 million to the Nashville-based group. 

Pritzker Group Venture Capital, an investment group owned by J.B. Pritzker, has invested in Tovala a food-tech company. Pritzker Group was one of seven investors committing $30 million to the Chicago-based group. 

Series D 

Manna Tree, the Vail, Colorado-based venture group co-led by Gabrielle “Ellie” Rubenstein, daughter of David Rubenstein, the co-founder of US private equity fund The Carlyle Group, has invested in Evolve Biosystems, a biotech group. Manna Tree was one of two investors committing $55 million to the Californian-based group. 

Moore Strategic Ventures, an investment group owned by hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon, has invested in Mobile Premier League, an eSports platform. Moore was one of nine investors committing $95 million to the Indian group. 

Blisce, the investment group owned by French/US entrepreneur Alexandre Mars, has invested in Imperfect Foods, a food-tech group. Blisce was one of three investors committing $110 million to the San Francisco-based group. 

Series H 

Sofina, an investment group owned by the Belgian-based Boël family, has invested in Verse Innovation, a language technology platform. Sofina was one of four investors committing $100 million to the Indian group.

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