Existing investors DFJ Esprit and Bank of Scotland Growth Equity have invested $12m in PacketExchange as part of a series-B funding round for the wide-area internet exchange service company. In conjunction with the funding, PacketExchange also announced the appointment of Rick Mace to CEO to lead the company in its next phase of growth. PacketExchange, which includes Microsoft among its customers, will use the funds to expand its current network operations and global reach, while continuing to grow its market share.
GP also announced the refinancing of online gardening retailer YouGardem, scoring a 60% cost return
CDP Venture and Tim Ventures take part in the round, alongside Club Digital and Club Italia Investimenti 2
Deal is the second from Bid Equity II, which held a close in November 2019 and targets B2B software
Early-stage investor Italian Angels for Growth and Swiss holding company Brahma also take part in the round