New investment funds in October and record international fundraising

, , , , , ,
Integral service around a transaction
BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Tue, 2017
We look at the new funds raised in October and the record numbers of international fundraising operations.

MCH launches Unigrains Iberian Capital to invest in the food sector

Private equity fund manager MCH Private Equity has created Unigrains Iberian Capital, a new €30M fund to invest in growing food SMEs. Of the total, €20M has been committed by one of its investors, the French group Unigrains, specialized in the food sector.

This new fund will allow minority buyouts and plans to invest between €2M and €5M per company. It will be managed separately from MCH Iberian Capital Fund IV, its fourth investment vehicle closed in early May this year with €350M in commitments and a separate team. 30% of the fund's investment was directed to five leading companies in their niches, with high growth potential and geographic diversification.

Resilience Partners raises €40M in first fund closing

The new vehicle of Resilience Partners has completed its first €40M close between European institutional investors, funds of funds and family offices. Two years after its creation, Resilience Partners Fund I has started operations with the objective of reaching an end close of €100M, capped at €150M.

The first closing of this debt fund coincides with Resilience Partners' first investment in Medcomtech, a Barcelona-based company specialising in the commercialisation of technologically advanced products in orthopaedic surgery, traumatology, neurosurgery and anaesthesia. The objective of this 7-year financing is to consolidate Medcomtech's growth in Spain and boost its international growth.

Resilience Partners is a firm specialising in helping Spanish companies with strong track records to execute their long-term expansion plans by offering flexible financing solutions. The private debt firm, created by former executives of 3i and Rabobank, is focused on companies with EBITDAs between €3M and €15M, leaders in their segment, with strong management teams and long-term financing needs, to execute their strategic plans.

Record figures in international fundraising

New investment funds in October and record international fundraising


CNMV authorises Bbooster Ventures as a venture capital manager

Bbooster Ventures has received approval from the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) as a venture capital fund manager. This business project accelerator, the only one in Spain that owns a venture capital company (SCR), manages €12M through two investment vehicles: Sinensis, authorised by the CNMV in 2011, and Bbooster-Dyrecto, opened in 2016 to cover the stage between the initial phase of a project and the one that interests venture capital.

With both companies operating in 2016, Bbooster Ventures was one of the most active investors in Spain last year in terms of number of deals, with more than 20 investments in that period.

Bbooster targets mainly internet, artificial intelligence and blockchain-related startups with a turnover of around €100,000 in the last 6-12 months. These startups are selected during due diligence weeks, called Bbooster Weeks, which are held twice a year.

Carlos Domingo and Brendan Eich create Spice VC

Telefónica's former head of R&D, Carlos Domingo, and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich launch the fund Spice VC with the objective of raising $100M in blockchain technology to invest in 30 startups over a three-year period. The fund expects to make $1M and $2M investments by taking between 20% and 35% from the companies.

The public part of the fund, the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), will take place at the end of November, with the aim of closing it by the end of the year. ICOs are a way of selling investors the startup's own cryptocurrency, associated with the value of the startup.


Other posts that may interest you

Idinvest launches fund to finance and accelerate modernisation of European SMEs

Alantra launches new fund to invest in Spanish companies and a new debt fund

New Venture Capital Funds May: Arcano, Alta life Science and Suma Capital


If you are looking for investors, you want to buy or selling a companyplease contact us. Abra-Invest has a team of experts in each area at your disposal. Call +34 946424142 or fill in the contact form.

The M&A Professionals

Meet our services



Do you want to be up to date?


Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

Are you one of those who prefer to be well informed when making decisions?