• 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).

  • Verdane funds sell CRF Health to Vitruvian Partners

    Verdane funds sell CRF Health to Vitruvian Partners

    8 Jan, 2015

    Verdane Capital VII and related funds (Verdane funds) have agreed to sell CRF Health (CRF), the leader in electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOAs), to funds managed and advised by Vitruvian Partners (Vitruvian).

  • Verdane VI portfolio company Wireless Maingate to be sold to Sierra Wireless

    Verdane VI portfolio company Wireless Maingate to be sold to Sierra Wireless

    22 Dec, 2014

    Sierra Wireless agrees to acquire Sweden-based Wireless Maingate for $90 million; expanding its position in the M2M value chain with the addition of wireless connectivity and value-added services for European customers

  • Verdane Capital V sells Caretech AB to Doro AB

    Verdane Capital V sells Caretech AB to Doro AB

    16 Dec, 2014

    Doro AB has agreed to acquire Caretech AB from Verdane Capital V. During the fund’s ownership period, revenues have grown more than fourfold and the fund is set to make over 3.5 times its cost on the investment.

  • Verdane VII portfolio company Babyshop acquires AlexandAlexa to form The Luxury Kids Group

    Verdane VII portfolio company Babyshop acquires AlexandAlexa to form The Luxury Kids Group

    8 Dec, 2014

    Swedish e-commerce retailer Babyshop, backed by Verdane Capital VII, acquires its competitor AlexandAlexa to form a leader in the premium segment for kids’ e-commerce. Together, the two award winning companies will form The Luxury Kids Group, which is expected to reach four times the size of its closest European competitor.