Earlybird has led a EUR 4m financing round in German internet company smava. This represents Earlybird’s second investment from the next-generation fund Earlybird IV. Other investors committing to the round are business angels Lukasz Gadowski, Stefan Glänzer, Oliver Jung, Peter Schüpbach and Tim Schwenke. The new capital will be used to expand the product development, risk management and marketing.
Fund targets companies active in the ready-to-wear, cosmetics, jewellery, accessories, health and lifestyle sectors
This is Cinven VII's third acquisition following the purchase of LGC and Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Buyer is wholly acquiring the company for a debt-free purchase price of around €13.6m
Round follows the company's €24m series-D in November 2019, also backed by Wellington and HBM