Tech deals in the Nordics
The digital food chain: Finnish buyout firm Vaaka has acquired a majority stake
in food logistics business LTP Logistics. At the other end of the value chain, Matsmart has raised another 36 MSEK
in their ambition to reduce food waste.
Fintech automation is the new black: Automated accounting startup Dooer has raised $4.6 million
. Wint, another tool for automated accounting, has raised 20 MSEK
, while Danish accounting software, Dinero, have been acquired
by Visma. Meanwhile automated car-insurer Paydrive raised 6 MSEK
from NFT Ventures, while an auto-advisor for pensions, Pensionera, has raised 12 MSEK
from Optimizer Invest.
Ecommerce is beautiful: Swiss Clinic raised 20 MSEK
from Eequity to sell more beauty products, Discovery has invested
in fashion site Boozt, H&M invests further
in digital fashion house in Ivyrevel, while Nordstjernan sold its stake
in not equally glamorous Bygghemma.
Human Resources are hot: Alfen & Didrikson invested 4.4 MEUR in Sympa
, the fast-growing Finnish HR tool, while the Norwegian/Danish job-matching "AI" recruitment tool Relink raised money
from Danish SEED Capital.
Games are a big deal: Swedish, Vienna-based video game publisher THQ, listed on Nasdaq First North
at a valuation close to SEK 2 billion, and Swedish MTG buys 35% stake
in German games developer InnoGames, valuing the company at €260 million.
Even bigger deals: Finnish CapMan Group made a €120 million bid
for Finnish investment company Norvestia, Telia has acquired
Norwegian Phonero, a telcom provider for SMEs, for NOK 2.3 billion, while Öhman and Nordic Capital wants to buy
online broker Nordnet valuing the company at SEK 6.5 billion.