Category: Manufacturing

myfisensemyfisenseMay 10, 2021

Swedish engineering group Alfa Laval has agreed to buy StormGeo, which provides weather-centric services, from EQT for $442.9m. StormGeo, which had sales of about $86m last year and was founded as a spin-off from Norwegian broadcaster TV2, will become part of Alfa Laval’s Marine division. Alfa said the purchase would be financed with cash and closing […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 4, 2021

The Louisville, Colorado-based SSB developer debuted $130 million Series B funding round was led by Ford and BMW, the latest signal that the two OEMs see SSBs powering the future of transportation. Under the investment, Ford and BMW are equal equity owners, and company representatives will join Solid Power’s board. Solid Power received additional investment […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 12, 2021

NGK Spark Plug, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automative spark plugs, announced a new $100 million fund to invest in startups and find potential merger and acquisition deals. The fund was launched with Pegasus Tech Ventures, the “venture capital as a service” firm that has also worked with corporations like Sega Sammy Holdings, […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 12, 2021

Infrastructure engineering software maker Bentley Systems Inc announced it has agreed to buy privately held geological and geophysical modeling software developer Seequent for about $1.05 billion. Bentley, which makes software for the design and construction of roads, bridges, buildings and campuses, will buy Seequent from investors led by private equity firm Accel-KKR for $900 mln […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 9, 2021

According to Hong Kong/Beijing (Reuters), the US listed Chinese Electric Vehicle (EV) firms are planning to list themselves in the Hong Kong in 2021 in order to expand a growing investor base closer to home. The EV makers, Li Auto Inc, Nio Inc and Xpeng Inc aim to sell at least 5% of enlarged share […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 4, 2021

Nordic Bioscience A/S, a Danish company and world leader in biomarker development, announced  the signing of an investment from KKR, a leading global investment firm. KKR is making the investment through the firm’s Health Care Strategic Growth Fund, which is focused on investing in leading high-growth health care companies for which KKR can be a […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 3, 2021

Volocopter, a startup out of southern Germany that has been building and testing electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, has picked up $241 million in a Series D round of funding. Alongside its aircraft, Volocopter has also been building a business case in which its vessels will be used in a taxi-style fleet in […]

myfisensemyfisenseMarch 1, 2021

Skydio has raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. That pushes it into unicorn territory, with $340 million in total funding and a post-money valuation north of $1 billion. Skydio’s fresh capital comes on the heels of its expansion last year into the enterprise market, and it […]

myfisensemyfisenseFebruary 2, 2021

UiPath Inc disclosed on it had raised $750 million in a fundraising round that valued the robotic software startup at $35 billion, ahead of a high-profile initial public offering (IPO) later this year. The round was led by existing investors Alkeon Capital and Coatue, with Altimeter Capital, Dragoneer, IVP, Sequoia, Tiger Global and funds advised […]

myfisensemyfisenseJanuary 27, 2021

Sila Nano, flush with a fresh injection of capital that has pushed its valuation to $3.3 billion, is ready to bring its technology to the masses. The company, which was founded nearly a decade ago, said it has raised $590 million in a Series F funding round led by Coatue with significant participation by funds […]

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