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Fund commitment – DN Capital Global Venture Capital III

11 September 2014

DN Capital Global Venture Capital III (DN GVC III) is a venture and growth capital fund managed by DN Capital, one of the leading European early stage and growth capital investors in software, mobile applications, digital media and e-commerce companies. The DN team has been actively involved in creating some major global successes such as Shazam Entertainment (a world leading mobile app with over 450 million users), Endeca Technologies (sold to Oracle for $1.1bn) and OLX (sold to Naspers for $151m).

  • Investment date: 1 September 2014
  • Commitment size: undisclosed
  • Number of investors: 40+
  • Legal Advisers to Connection Capital: Gateley

DN held its final close of the Fund at €144m, exceeding the initial target of €100m by €44m.

Through their commitment to DN GVC III, Connection Capital clients have gained access to an exciting market that is experiencing rapid growth backed by strong fundamentals.

It is unusual for individual investors to be able to access a venture fund run by a well established top quartile fund manager such as DN Capital.

Clients of Connection Capital benefitted from investing in a fund which is already partially invested across 26 businesses some of which have already had substantial uplifts in valuation.

“We are delighted to have been able to secure an allocation to the latest fund from DN Capital, particularly with such high levels of interest from institutional investors as evidenced by the fact that it exceeded its initial target by €44m. Not only have our clients committed to a fund on the same terms as the institutional investors but they are investing in a Fund that is already partially invested across 26 businesses, some of which have already had substantial uplifts in valuation.” - Claire Madden, Partner

If you are interested in receiving more information about future investment opportunities and are not yet a client of Connection Capital, please contact Steve Wilson.

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