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Inveready makes several successful divestments in the last two years


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BY : Diego GutiérrezNovember Fri, 2014
The venture capital firm Inveready, winner of the 2014 ASCRI awards, is one of the most active funds in our country and has made several successful divestments in 2013 with some operations with a Tir exceeding 100%, which has allowed it to create a new fund and invest in more companies in 2014. In addition, this year he has also made highly profitable divestments. 
 

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Divestments in the last 2 years

Inveready that invests in grassroots companies technology with high growth potential and innovative business models, has carried out major exit transactions in the last 2 years, successfully developing newly created companies and selling them, many of them to international funds.

In 2013, a number of other operations such as the sale of a third of  3scale Networks to US funds Costanoa Ventures and Javelin Venturesfor 4 MM$ obtaining strong capital gains and an IRR of more than 50%.

It also sold its stake in Barcelona-based Password Bank to the US security firm Symantec in which he earned a return of 12 times the amount invested.

 "Thanks to this operation, Inveready wins the prize awarded by ASCRI, Deloitte and IESE for the best launching operation - Venture Capital - of the year 2013 and the award for the best investment in support of an internationalisation process for the support given to Password Bank in its expansion to Silicon Valley" says Diego Gutierrez from ABRA-INVEST.

In addition to 3scale Networks and Password Bank, Inveready also divested in 2013 in Lucierna, Indisys and Softonic.

The latest divestments made by Inveready have been this past June, when it sold  Yunait, a Danish-style aggregator of daily offers on the internet Bowntywhich calls itself the 'Kayak' of Internet offerings and in April when it sells to Telefónica Eyeos, specialising in the development of an open source web desktop.

 

Creation of new fund and new investments

The divestments have enabled Inveready the creation of the new fund focused on the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, Inveready first capital II. This fund aims to reach a size of €20 million, of which more than €8 million has already been committed.

The fund's first investment was last September in consumer analytics company Conzoomwhich was also the first investment in the segment of market research companies which is new in the portfolio of Inveready.

 

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