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CapMan Buyout exits Bright Group to global event technology provider NEP Group

Funds managed by CapMan Buyout have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the subsidiaries of Bright Group Oy, a 360 supplier of live events services in Northern Europe...

Companies Owned by Private Equity Investors Grew Clearly Faster Than Peer Companies, Even During the Pandemic

A recent study by the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and KPMG shows that private-equity-backed companies are once again the fastest-growing companies in Finland: their growth in terms of...

Fewer Women in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry in Finland than Elsewhere in Europe

The private equity and venture capital industry in Finland has seen rapid growth in recent years. In the past two years, the number of employees in the industry has...

Kuva Space to provide real time precision agriculture and global carbon sequestration from space

Climate change is already strongly changing our environment and the global food security is beginning to halter. With their space-borne services Kuva Space helps farmers in precision farming as...

FVCA’s Newsletter 5/2021 – Diversity, ESG & Three New Funds

From our latest newsletter, you can read more about Diversity: How many seats do women hold in the top management and boards of PE-backed-companies? Three new venture capital funds...

Voima Ventures Investment: Photodetector Company Elfys Raises €3M to Ramp Up the Production for the Growing Wearable Market

ElFys is tapping into a growing demand for photodetectors with people increasingly wanting to measure their health and wellbeing. Today’s announced €3M round is dedicated to ramping up the...

New Tax Decisions Introduced in the Latest Government Budget Session

Alongside the budget proposal for 2022, the Finnish Government published a great number of new tax decisions in its budget session last week. We have put together a brief...

Vendep Capital launches third specialist fund to back B2B SaaS startups in the Nordics and Baltics

Vendep Capital, a specialist early stage B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) investor, has launched a third fund with the first close of 40 million euros. The firm previously...

StemSight Cures Blindness with Stem Cells

Over 12 million people suffer from corneal blindness but with StemSight’s innovation they can gain their sight back. This all female founded team just launched their company and announced...

Melt&Marble raises a €750K seed round to create fats that close the taste gap between animal and plant-based meats

Melt&Marble (formerly Biopetrolia), a company working on fermentation-based production of animal fats, has closed a seed round of €750K led by Nordic FoodTech VC. Other investors include Paulig’s venture...

The Wide Gender Gap in Startup & Growth Company Leadership in Finland Persists: More Women in Top Management Positions than Before, Less on Boards

According to a diversity study conducted by the Finnish Venture Capital Association and KPMG now for the second time, the share of women on the boards of companies owned...

Continuing to drive the change towards sustainability in the electronics markets – Refurbed raises its Series B

Evli Growth Partners leads the $54M Series B of Refurbed, one of the leading European marketplaces for refurbished electronics. When we initially invested in Refurbed back in early 2020, we were...