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Klarna - a Landmark $650m Capital Raise

As exclusive adviser to Klarna, we delivered a $650m primary capital raise at a $10.65bn post-money valuation, establishing Europe’s leading FinTech company.

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"We really appreciate Numis’ hustle, focus, global distribution and commitment from the most senior level of the Firm, which has created a truly trusted partnership".

Sebastian Siemiatowski CEO, Klarna

Klarna is redefining e-commerce for millions of consumers and thousands of retailers with its innovative payments and shopping service.

Continuing our trusted relationship with one of the world's leading FinTech disruptors, we acted as exclusive financial adviser and placement agent to deliver the Company's $650m primary capital raise. More than doubling the Company’s prior valuation to $10.65bn post-money, this landmark transaction further accelerates Klarna’s global growth, creates Europe’s most valuable FinTech company and confirms Klarna’s position as one of the most valuable financial services disruptors globally.

In a successful six week process we enabled the expansion of Klarna’s investor base. Led by new investor Silver Lake, the US-based global technology investment firm with more than $60bn under management, the round was also supported by GIC, BlackRock and HMI Capital. Due to strong demand from investors, we also facilitated the sale of over $100m of secondary shares to Merian Chrysalis, TCV, Northzone and Bonnier alongside the primary capital raise.

“Klarna is one of the most disruptive and promising FinTech companies in the world, redefining the e-commerce experience just as e-commerce growth is accelerating. We are excited to invest in the Company and partner with Sebastian and his talented team at this dynamic time to help accelerate Klarna’s remarkable growth and success worldwide".

Egon Durban (Co-CEO and Managing Partner) and Jonathan Durham (Managing Director) Silver Lake
The funding will be used to help Klarna invest further in its unique shopping proposition, expand its global presence and accelerate its momentum across multiple markets - particularly the US where the company is growing rapidly. 

Klarna has experienced surging demand, particularly amidst an accelerating shift to online retail and evolving consumer preferences:

  • During the first half of 2020, Klarna added 35,000 new retailers to its existing network of 200,000
  • Volumes and revenue grew 44% and 36% year-on-year, to more than $22bn and $466m respectively
  • Klarna has over 12 million monthly active app users globally, with 55,000 downloads daily
Read the Klarna press release in full.
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