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Horizon Capital Increases Stake in Ukrainian Digital Services Provider Datagroup

Horizon Capital’s EEGF II has increased its stake in Ukraine-based fiber infrastructure and digital services provider Datagroup from 73.46% to 96.13%. As a result of the transaction, the company’s founder

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Apollo Global to Invest USD591 in Czech Lottery Company Sazka Entertainment

Apollo Global Management has agreed to invest EUR500m (approximately USD591m) in Czech Republic-based lottery company Sazka Entertainment. The transaction reportedly brings the company’s valuation to EUR4.2b (approximately USD5b). Read more

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Elbrus Capital- and Winter Capital-Led Consortium Acquires 60% of Russian Bank and Insurance Marketplace Banki.ru

A consortium of investors led by Elbrus Capital and Winter Capital has acquired a 60% stake in Russia-based bank and insurance marketplace Banki.ru from the company’s founders. Read more

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Innova Capital Invests in Polish Cosmetics Company Bielenda Kosmetyki

Innova Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in Poland-based cosmetics company Bielenda Kosmetyki. Innova Capital will also support the company in the acquisition of the Dermika and Soraya brands from

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EIT InnoEnergy, FirstFloor, MM Grupp, and Harju Elekter Invest USD48m Series D for Estonian Energy Storage Products Manufacturer Skeleton

Existing investors EIT InnoEnergy, FirstFloor Capital, MM Grupp, and Harju Elekter have invested a EUR41.3m (approximately USD48m) Series D for Skeleton Technologies, an Estonian manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products.

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Mid Europa to Acquire Majority Stake in Polish Online Metal Prints Marketplace GWD

Mid Europa Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Poland-based online metal prints marketplace GWD Concept from the company’s founders, Credo Ventures, and Miton Capital. The transaction is

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Sierra Ventures Leads USD1.75m Seed Round for Armenian Text-to-Podcast Conversion Startup Podcastle

Sierra Ventures led a USD1.75m seed round for Podcastle, an Armenia-based text-to-speech converter that uses artificial intelligence to convert news into podcasts, with participation from AI fund and Correlation VC.

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Fil Rouge Capital Invests ~USD1.4m in Slovenian Translation Startup TAIA

VC Fil Rouge Capital invested a EUR1.2m (~USD1.4m) seed round for Slovenian machine translation platform TAIA. Read more

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Macquarie Acquires ČEZ Group’s Romanian Power Assets

A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) acquired a portfolio of Romanian power assets owned by ČEZ Group, including electricity distribution networks, energy supply, and the Fantanele

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Abris Exits Polish Locomotive Leasing Company Cargounit to Three Seas

Abris Capital Partners has agreed to sell its stake in Poland-based locomotive leasing company Cargounit to Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund. The transaction is expected to close by year-end 2020.

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Innova to Acquire Romanian Payments Operator Paypoint Romania

Innova Capital has agreed to acquire Romania-based payments operator PayPoint Romania from LSE-listed PayPoint. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Read more

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Baring Vostok and Goldman Sachs Acquire Stake in Russian Finance and Insurance Marketplace Sravni.ru

Baring Vostok and Goldman Sachs have acquired stakes in Russia-based finance and insurance marketplace Sravni.ru. Read more

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PortfoLion Invests USD2.5m Series A for Polish E-Commerce CRM Platform edrone

Hungarian VC PortfoLion has invested a EUR2.11m (approximately USD2.5m) Series A for edrone, a Poland-based e-commerce CRM platform that provides advanced marketing automation solutions. The capital will fund research and

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Mid Europa Sells Minority Stake in Hungarian Logistics Company Waberer’s to Indotek

Mid Europa Partners has agreed to sell 24% of its interest in Hungary-based freight and logistics company Waberer’s International to real estate investment and development business Indotek. The transaction is

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Innova Capital Exits Polish Logistics Operator PEKAES via Sale to GEODIS & Buys STX Next

Innova Capital exited logistics operator PEKAES via a sale to France-based global supply chain operator GEODIS. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed. Innova Capital also made an undisclosed investment in

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EI Acquires Additional 35% Stake in Croatian Bakery Pan-Pek

Enterprise Investors, through its Polish Enterprise Fund VII, has acquired an additional 35% stake in Croatia-based frozen bakery products producer and retailer Pan-Pek from Ivan Parać, the company’s founder. The

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Baring Vostok-Backed Kaspi.kz Raises USD870m in London IPO

Kaspi, a Kazakhstan-based fintech backed by Baring Vostok and Goldman Sachs, has raised USD870m in its IPO on the London Stock Exchange, reaching a reported valuation of USD6.5b and facilitating

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Mediterra Acquires Majority Stake in Turkish Fintech PayCore

Mediterra Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Turkey-based payment solutions provider PayCore. Read more

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Lead Ventures Leads USD2.5m Series A for Hungarian Server Security Solutions Provider BitNinja

Lead Ventures led a USD2.5m Series A for Hungary-based website server protection solutions provider BitNinja, with participation from Oxo Technologies Holdings. Read more

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Abris Acquires Majority Stake in Polish E-Commerce Delivery Solutions Provider R2G Polska

Abris Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in R2G Polska, a Poland-based e-commerce delivery solutions provider operating under the Apaczka brand, from Concordia 21. Read more

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Giant Ventures Leads USD2m Pre-Seed Investment in Poland- and US-Based Air Quality Data Platform Airly

Giant Ventures led a EUR1.7m (approximately USD2m) pre-seed round for Airly, a Poland- and US-based internet company that specializes in providing hyper-local data about air pollution, with participation from angel

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Enterprise Estonia Invests USD1.4m in Estonian Production Management Software Eziil

Enterprise Estonia and others have invested EUR1.2m (approximately USD1.4m) in Eziil, an Estonia-based production management software for factories. Read more

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Cogito Invests USD4.3m Series A for Polish Healthtech HomeDoctor

Cogito Capital Partners has invested a EUR3.7m (approximately USD4.3m) Series A for Poland-based healthtech HomeDoctor, with participation from the company’s founders. Read more

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Allegro Raises USD2.3b in Warsaw IPO, Permira, Mid Europa Partners, and Cinven Exit

Poland-based e-commerce group Allegro has raised USD2.3b in its IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, facilitating a partial exit for shareholders Permira, Cinven, and Mid Europa Partners who originally acquired

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Quona Capital, Elevator Ventures, Syngenta, and the Collective Spark Fund Lead USD5m Series A for Turkish Fintech Tarfin

Quona Capital, Elevator Ventures, Syngenta Ventures, and the Collective Spark Fund led a USD5m Series A for Turkey-based fintech Tarfin, with participation from Wamda. Read more

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VentureFriends Leads USD12m Investment in Greece- and Poland-Based Used Car Marketplace Spotawheel

VentureFriends led a EUR10m (approximately USD12m) debt and equity funding for Spotawheel, a used car marketplace with operations in Greece and Poland, with participation from existing investors Velocity Partners and

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Tiga Investments, OTB Ventures, and TDJ Pitango Lead USD15m Series A for Poland- and China-Based Data Analytics Platform Cosmose AI

Tiga Investments, OTB Ventures, and TDJ Pitango led a USD15m Series A for Cosmose AI, a Poland- and China-based data analytics platform focused on predicting consumers’ offline shopping behavior. Read

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Qnbeyond Ventures Invests Undisclosed Amount in Turkey-Based Retail Management Startup Ikas

Qnbeyond Ventures, the investment arm of Turkish bank QNB Finansbank, invested an undisclosed amount in Ikas, a Turkish marketplace solution, at a reported USD6m post-money valuation. Read more

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Innova Capital Exits Slovenia’s Trimo via Sale to Kingspan Group

Innova Capital sold its 100% stake in Trimo, a Slovenia-based producer of high quality façade and building envelope solutions, to Kingspan Group for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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Horizon Capital Leads USD5m Investment in Ukranian Medicine Delivery E-Commerce Platform Liki24

Horizon Capital led a USD5m investment in Liki24, an Ukraine-based e-commerce platform for medicine delivery, with participation from existing investors Genesis Investments and TA Ventures. Read more

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Trind Ventures, Presto Ventures, Koha Capital, and Others Invest USD1.2m in Estonian Virtual Identity Platform Wolf3D

Trind Ventures, Presto Ventures, Koha Capital, Spring Capital, and Contriber Ventures have invested EUR1m (approximately USD1.2m) in Wolf3D, an Estonia-based virtual identity platform focused on VR and games, with participation

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Genesis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Czech Digital Advertising Company R2B2

Genesis Growth Equity Fund I has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Czech Republic-based digital advertising company R2B2. Read more

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EBRD and Heal Capital Lead USD10m Series A for Polish Healthtech Infermedica

EBRD and Heal Capital led a USD10m Series A for Infermedica, a Poland-based healhtech focused on providing AI-enabled solutions for preliminary diagnosis and patient triage, with participation from existing investors

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Horizon Capital Exits Moldova Glass Container Companies via Sale to Vetropack Austria

Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a fund managed by Horizon Capital, has agreed to sell its stakes in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim to Vetropack Austria Holdings for

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Enterprise Investors Sells Polish Wind Farm to PGE for USD59m

Enterprise Investors (EI) has sold Poland-based Skoczykłody wind farm to PGE Energia Odnawialna for EUR50m (approximately USD59m). The wind farm was developed by EI’s portfolio company Wento. Read more

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One Equity Partners Invests USD200m Series A for Croatian Cloud Communications Startup Infobip

One Equity Partners has invested a USD200m Series A for Croatia-based cloud communications platform Infobip in a deal which reportedly values the company at over USD1b. Read more

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Creandum and Highland Europe Lead USD15m Series A for Turkish-German Meditation Startup Meditopia

Creandum and Highland Europe led a USD15m Series A for Turkey- and Germany-based meditation startup Meditopia. Read more

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V4C-Backed Kom-Eko Acquires 69.46% Stake in Polish Waste Management Company Lubelska Agencja Ochrony Srodowiska

Value4Capital-backed Kom-Eko has acquired a 69.46% stake in Poland-based environmental protection and waste management company Lubelska Agencja Ochrony Srodowiska for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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Takarék VC Invests USD2.3m Pre-Series A for Hungarian Digital Aircraft Maintenance Solutions Company AerniX

Takarék VC has invested a EUR2m (approximately USD2.3m) pre-Series A for Hungary-based digital aircraft maintenance solutions company AerniX through Takarék Venture Capital Fund I. Read more

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AddVenture and Target Global Lead USD4.5m Series B for Russian Insurtech BestDoctor

AddVenture and Target Global led a USD4.5m Series B for Russia-based insurtech BestDoctor, with participation from returning investor LVL1 Group. Read more

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Earlybird and FJ Labs Exit Turkish Furniture Marketplace Vivense in USD130m Deal

Earlybird VC and FJ Labs have reportedly fully exited Turkish online furniture marketplace Vivense as part of a USD130m deal that has seen Actera Group acquire an undisclosed stake in

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Collective Spark Leads USD2m Series A for Turkish Fintech Mobilexpress

Collective Spark led a USD2m Series A for Turkey-based fintech Mobilexpress, with participation from angel investors including Ali Kolaghassi, Tunç Mehmet Berkman, Deniz Doany, and Careem’s former VP of Growth

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Resource Partners Exits Polish Compound Feed Company Golpasz in Sale to De Heus Animal Nutrition

Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity fund manager Resource Partners has agreed to sell its majority stake in Poland-based compound feed company Golpasz to Netherlands-based animal feed manufacturer De Heus

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Y Combinator and Mosaic Ventures Lead USD15.5m Investment in Estonian Identity Verification Platform Veriff

Y Combinator and Mosaic Ventures led a USD15.5m investment in Estonia-based identity verification platform Veriff, with participation from NordicNinja VC and Change Ventures. Read more

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Carlyle Acquires Majority Stake in Czech Translation Software Provider Memsource

The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in Czech Republic-based language translation software provider Memsource for an undisclosed amount through Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV. Read more

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NordicNinja VC Leads USD2.5m Seed Round for Lithuanian Delivery Service Ziticity

NordicNinja VC led a EUR2.2m (approximately USD2.5m) seed round for Lithuania-based last-mile delivery service Ziticity, with participation from Superhero Capital, Practica Capital, StartupWiseGuys, and Superangel. Read more

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Chiratae Ventures Leads Seed Investment in Polish Bionics Company Aether Biomedical

Chiratae Ventures led a seed investment round for Poland-based medical robotics company Aether Biomedical, with participation from Joyance Partners and Sunfish Partners. The investment is part of Chiratae’s DeepTech Innovators

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Lead Ventures Invests USD20m in Hungarian Automated Driving Software Developer AImotive

Lead Ventures has invested USD20m in Hungary-based automated driving software developer AImotive, with participation from Szechenyi Venture Fund and follow-on from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, B Capital Group, Prime Ventures,

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Financial Services Capital Leads USD2.2m Series B for Hungarian Fintech Barion

Financial Services Capital led a EUR2m (approximately USD2.2m) Series B for Hungary-based fintech Barion Payment. Read more

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Impact Ventures Invests ~USD1.5m in Hungarian Programming Bootcamp Green Fox Academy

Impact Ventures has invested EUR1.3m (approximately USD1.5m) in Hungary-based programming bootcamp Green Fox Academy. Read more

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Change Ventures Leads ~USD2.5m Seed Round for Estonia Fintech Planet42

Change Ventures led a EUR2.2m (approximately USD2.5m) seed round for Planet42, an Estonia-based fintech operating in Africa and focused on providing access to the underbanked, with participation from Bolt Co-Founder

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Sentinel Capital Acquires Czech Lighting Products Manufacturer Vyrtych

Sentinel Capital Partners has fully acquired Czech lighting products manufacturer Vyrtych for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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EI-Backed Anwin Acquires Polish Gas Station Operator EMila

Enterprise Investors-backed Anwin has agreed to acquire Polish network of self-service gas stations EMila. Details of the transaction are undisclosed. Read more

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