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Vinge has advised Silver Lake in connection with their investment in Klarna. Silver Lake was a lead investor in this round.

September 16, 2020 M&A

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, has raised $650 million in an equity funding round, at a post money valuation of $10.65 billion, which ranks Klarna as the highest-valued private fintech in Europe and now the 4th highest worldwide.

The funding round was led by Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, with more than $60 billion in combined assets under management, alongside GIC - Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund - as well as funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and HMI Capital. The funding will help Klarna further invest in its unique shopping offering, continue to grow its global presence, and accelerate its strong momentum across all markets, especially in the US where the company is growing particularly rapidly and now has more than 9 million consumers.

Acting as a Swedish local counsel, Vinge has together with Latham & Watkins LLP advised Silver Lake in connection with its investment in Klarna Holding AB.

The Vinge team primarily consisted of partner Christina Kokko and associate Christina Odengran.

 

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