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iZettle’s ambition

Commentary
While leading US mobile payment startup Square continues to work through an indefinitely delayed IPO, iZettle, its European rival, is enjoying continued investor interest. The company announced that it has raised $67 million in a funding round led by Intel Capital and Zouk Capital. The new round brings the company’s total funding to $168 million. Much like Square, iZettle targets SMEs and offers merchants a smart credit-card reader and an app to make it easier for them to process credit card payments. The company recently expanded to Mexico and Brazil and continues to serve its home country Sweden, as well as the UK, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Spain. Despite being tight lipped about the size of its user base, the company has stated that its doubled its transaction volumes to reach $2.3 billion in 2014 and claims that it controls 46% of card terminals in Sweden, 8% in Mexico, and 6% in the UK. iZettle continues to climb closer to its ambition of being the dominant payments player in Europe and Latin America.

Top 20 European Deals for June 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $175,000,000 Tail-f Systems Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
2 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
4 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
5 $101,954,625 Sarenza Bpifrance Ecommerce Investment
6 $100,000,000 BlaBlaCar Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $95,000,000 eNovance Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
9 $93,661,150 Markco Media Monitise Transactions Acquisition
10 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
11 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
13 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $66,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $55,500,000 iZettle Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $50,000,000 Atego PTC Software & Services Acquisition
17 $45,000,000 Datalogix Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $41,000,000 eCommera Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $40,000,000 WorldRemit Accel Partners Transactions Investment
20 $40,000,000 Scytl Vulcan Capital Software & Services Investment

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  1. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  2. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  3. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  4. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  5. Sarenza raises €74mn and readies itself to conquer Europe (Ecommerce Facts)
  6. BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  8. Red Hat to Buy eNovance in OpenStack Collaboration (The Wall Street Journal)
  9. Monitise Acquires Markco Media For Up To £55M, Includes MyVoucherCodes And Last Second Tickets (TechCrunch)
  10. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  13. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  14. Farfetch Raises $66m in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. As Square Struggles, European Payments Rival iZettle Takes Another $55.5M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. PTC agrees to buy UK product lifecycle management firm for $50m (The Boston Globe)
  17. Datalogix Closes $45M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. eCommera Raises $41M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. WorldRemit Closes $40M Series A VC Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Online voting company Scytl nets $40M from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital (Gigaom)

Top 20 European Deals for May 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
2 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
3 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment
4 $98,654,400 Westwing Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
6 $85,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $76,000,000 Powa Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
8 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $66,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $55,500,000 iZettle Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $45,000,000 Datalogix Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $41,000,000 eCommera Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $40,000,000 WorldRemit Accel Partners Transactions Investment
14 $40,000,000 Scytl Vulcan Capital Software & Services Investment
15 $36,141,500 Ask4 Darwin Private Equity Software & Services Acquisition
16 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
17 $30,000,000 Silent Circle Ross Perot Jr., Cain Capital LLC. Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $29,799,000 Auctionata Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 $29,000,000 Voluntis Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  2. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  3. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)
  4. Westwing Receives €72M (FinSMEs)
  5. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. Delivery Hero Raises $85M in Series F Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Powa secures USD76m for m-commerce platform (Mobile Payments Insider)
  8. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  9. Farfetch Raises $66m in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. As Square Struggles, European Payments Rival iZettle Takes Another $55.5M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  11. Datalogix Closes $45M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. eCommera Raises $41M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. WorldRemit Closes $40M Series A VC Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Online voting company Scytl nets $40M from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital (Gigaom)
  15. Student broadband provider Ask4 acquired by private equity group (Cable Co.UK)
  16. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  17. Silent Circle Raises $30M (FinSMEs)
  18. Auctionata Raises €21.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  20. Voluntis Raises € 20.75 Million ($ 29 Million) (PR News Wire)