• Verdane buys shares in seven companies from Aggregate Media

    Verdane buys shares in seven companies from Aggregate Media

    20 Jan, 2016

    Verdane Capital VIII (Verdane) has bought shares in seven companies from Aggregate Media. Of particular interest is Funera, Sweden’s most widely used online funeral home. The private equity fund, Verdane, will advise the companies in enhancing their growth trajectory.

  • Verdane Capital VI portfolio company acquired by Smarteq

    Verdane Capital VI portfolio company acquired by Smarteq

    30 Nov, 2015

    Smarteq to acquire Åkerströms
    Smarteq has signed an agreement to acquire Åkerströms. In connection with the acquisition Smarteq is planning to change its name to Allgon.

  • Verdane supports water initative in Syria

    Verdane supports water initative in Syria

    24 Sep, 2015

    Up to five million people, about half of whom are children, are suffering the consequences of long and deliberate interruptions to their water supplies in Syria. Verdane Capital Advisors has initiated Water to Syria, to raise funding for UNICEF’s work to secure water supply in Syria.

    You can find more information about the initiative by following the first link below, from when the iniative was announced, and you can donate money by following the second link (in Norwegian only). As of November 2015, over NOK 1.7m had been raised.

  • Verdane IV portfolio company Banqsoft acquired by KMD

    Verdane IV portfolio company Banqsoft acquired by KMD

    20 Jul, 2015

    KMD's international ambitions are now taking shape in the Danish IT group's first major international investment. The company has just acquired the Norwegian IT group Banqsoft AS, which is engaged in software for the financial sector. Banqsoft is headquartered in Norway and has offices in Sweden, Finland and Poland. As well as the international dimension, the acquisition is also of strategic importance to KMD's growth ambitions in the private sector.

  • Verdane investment to help inRiver drive international growth

    Verdane investment to help inRiver drive international growth

    21 May, 2015

    Verdane Capital VIII (Verdane VIII) invests $10m in inRiver, a leading Swedish enterprise software company, to drive accelerated growth in the US and Europe, and to further strengthen inRiver’s cloud offering within Product Information Management (PIM) enterprise software.

  • Verdane takes a seat in the sofa of Verdane VIII portfolio company Bemz

    Verdane takes a seat in the sofa of Verdane VIII portfolio company Bemz

    13 May, 2015

    Lesley Pennington, with a successful career at Apple in Silicon Valley, moved to Sweden and started the e-commerce company Bemz in 2005. The Bemz business idea - to design sofa covers for IKEA sofas - proved to be a great success. This year the company celebrates ten years and Lesley brings in new investor Verdane Capital VIII to allow for rapid expansion in the global market.

  • Verdane VII portfolio company Babyshop acquires Babyshop Norway

    Verdane VII portfolio company Babyshop acquires Babyshop Norway

    6 May, 2015

    Babyshop.com, the leading children's e-commerce retailer in the Nordics has acquired Norwegian premium retail chain Babyshop. Together with AlexandAlexa.com, which Babyshop.com acquired in November 2014, the award winning retailers have a leading market position within the children’s premium fashion and product segment.

  • Verdane portfolio company Codenomicon acquired by Synopsys

    Verdane portfolio company Codenomicon acquired by Synopsys

    20 Apr, 2015

    Synopsys announced on 20 April 2015 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenomicon from Verdane funds and other shareholders. Please follow the links below to read Codenomicon's and Synopsys' press releases

  • Verdane portfolio company Octoshape acquired by Akamai

    Verdane portfolio company Octoshape acquired by Akamai

    16 Apr, 2015

    Octoshape to provide Akamai unique video optimization technology designed to enable superior IP broadcast experiences.

    Verdane Capital VII and related funds (“Verdane funds”) announced today that Akamai Technologies, Inc. acquired Octoshape in a cash transaction on April 6, 2015. Octoshape’s services are designed to help optimise the quality of video streams for over-the-top (OTT) content and to enable Internet Protocol television (IPTV) solutions.

  • Jay Z buys Verdane Capital VIII portfolio company Aspiro

    Jay Z buys Verdane Capital VIII portfolio company Aspiro

    17 Mar, 2015

    Please use the following links to read international news articles about the acquisition of Aspiro, a Verdane Capital VIII portfolio company (through Streaming Media AS).