Investment

This week’s family/private investment office deals

Private Equity

Ferd, the Norweigian investment office owned by Johan Andresen, has invested in Danish IT company Trifork. Ferd paid DKK270 million ($43.7 million) for the biggest share in Trifork, which is expected to list on the Nasdaq in Copenhagen later this year. 

Todd Boehly’s Eldridge has invested in Prescient, a construction platform. Eldridge was one of two investors committing $190 million to the North Carolina-based group. 

Unspecified Rounds

Hopp Family Office, owned by German billionaire entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp, has invested in Bluecode, a fintech group. Hopp invested $20 million in the Swiss group. 

Prelude Ventures, Nat Simons’ impact investment group, together with Breakthrough Energy, a fund backed by many of the richest individuals including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, have backed Solidia Technologies, a cleantech group. The two investors were among nine committing $78 million to the New Jersey-based group. 

Levy Family Partners, an investment group owned by the Chicago-based Levy family, together with Maas Family Office of the Maas family, who own the drinks group RumChata, have invested in Owen’s Craft Mixers, a brewing brand. The two investors were among six investing $7.5 million in the New York City group. 

Seed

GF Group Holding, a Swiss family holding group, has invested in Oncobit. More details here. 

Grand Oaks Capital, an investment group owned by US businessman Tom Golisano, has invested in Kickfurther, an e-commerce startup. Grand Oaks was one of three investors committing $5.9 million to the Colorado-based startup. 

Arkin Holdings, owned by Israeli billionaire Mori Arkin, has invested in EDocate, a healthcare group. Arkin was one of three investors committing $3 million to the Tel Aviv-based startup. 

Titan Capital, a private investment office set up by Snapdeal (an Indian e-commerce platform) founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bans, has invested in InterviewVector, a human resource platform. Titan was one of five investors committing an unspecified amount to the San Francisco startup. 

Kapital Partners, an investment office owned by the Californian-based Nanda family, has invested in Nurture Boss, a property marketing group. Kapital seeded the Arizona startup with an unspecified amount. 

Mission Holdings, owned by Singapore-based billionaire Saurabh Mittal, has invested in Fewcents, a fintech group. Mission was one of 15 investors committing $1.5 million to the Singapore startup. 

Raptor Group, the investment office of former hedge-fund manager Jim Pallotta, has invested in Lucra Sports, a sports gaming platform. Raptor was one of four investors seeding the Palo Alto startup with $1.6 million.

Presight Capital, a New York City-based venture group owned by German investor Christian Angermayer, has invested in Una Brands, an e-commerce platform. Presight was one of six investors committing $40 million to the Singapore-based startup. 

Series A

Austin Rief Ventures, a recently set up investment group owned by publishing entrepreneur Austin Rief, has invested in Firstbase, a remote workplace platform. Austin Rief was one of 10 investors committing $13 million to the New York City-based group. 

Vulcan Capital, the Jody Allen-owned investment group, has invested in Touchstone, an investment firm. Vulcan was one of two investors committing $25 million to the group. 

PBJ Capital, the private investment vehicle for the founders of Arrowstreet Capital, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke, and John Campbell, has invested in Datanomix, a data platform. PBJ was one of eight investors committing $6 million to the New Hampshire-based group. 

Series B 

Tao Capital Partners, Nicholas Pritzker’s investment group, has backed RapidDeploy, a cloud-based analytics platform. Tao was one of seven investors committing $29 million to the Austin-based group. 

F-Prime Capital, a venture group backed by the Johnson family of Fidelity fame, has invested in Affinia Therapeutics, a biotech group. F-Prime was one of 15 investors committing $110 million to the Massachusetts group. 

Series C 

Horizons Ventures, the Li Ka-shing-backed venture group, has invested in Modern Meadow, a non-animal leather maker. Horizons was one of four investors committing $130 million to the New Jersey-based group. 

MSD Capital, Michael Dell’s family office, The Chernin Group, owned by Peter Chernin, NEXT VENTŪRES, owned by Lance Amstrong, have all invested in ŌURA, a healthcare group. The three investors joined 13 others in a commitment worth $100 million for the Finnish group. 

Series D 

Kinnevik, the Swedish investment group owned by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families, has invested in TravelPerk, a business travel tech platform. Kinnevik was one of 10 investors committing $160 million to the Barcelona-based group.

KCK, the family investment group of US investor Nael Kassar, has backed Mainspring Energy, a clean energy group. KCK was one of 10 investors committing $95 million to the Californian group. 

Declaration Partners,  David Rubenstein’s investment office, together with WestCap, an investment group owned by US-based Laurence Tosi, have invested in Paxos, a cryptocurrency platform. The two investors were among seven committing $300 million to the New York City-based group.  

 

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