2)Leovegas went public on the Nasdaq First North in Stockholm at a €300 million valuation and rose to a market cap of €430 million in the first hours of trading.
3)Google’s venture arm, GV, completed its seventh investment in Europe, leading a $21 million Series B in UK-based bioscience firm Cambridge Epigenetix.4) There were 10 rounds greater than €10 million in Europe and Israel this week: M-Files (Finland, €33 million), Future Finance (UK, £19 million), LendInvest (UK, £17 million), Conceptomed (Norway, $11.9 million), Alooma (Israel, $11.2 million), Rombit (Belgium, €10 million) and Cambridge Epigenetix.5) Austrlian company Aconex bought Germany-based Conject for €65m. Seventure and Earlybird VC were investors in the company.
6) French VC CapHorn Invest announced the first closing of its second fund at €100 million, with a goal of reaching €125 million
7) SoundCloud signed a licensing deal with Sony Music, which means that it has locked up all the deals it needs for a paid service that’s expected to be launched before the end of the year.
8) Spotify agreed to pay more than $20 million to music publishers to settle a long-running and complex dispute over licensing. The music streaming giant also announced this week that it’s hired top Microsoft lawyer Horacio Gutierrez as General Counsel.
Bonus link: Inside the Brussels tech lobbying bubble: How US tech giants dominate conversations at Europe’s dinner table.