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Republic to acquire Seedrs in $100M deal

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Republic agrees deal to acquire Seedrs and thereby create the first global private investment marketplace.

seedrs logo.Huge news this week for Seedrs, Europe’s leading online private investment platform with the announcement that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Republic, the U.S. based private investment platform.
The deal values Seedrs at approximately £75 million and will create the first global private investment marketplace with offerings across North America and Europe. The additional capital Republic will commit toward expanding Seedrs reach in the region is expected to help deliver new innovations and products for European investors and private businesses.

Republic is a leading US fintech company that allows everyone to invest in private market equity, debt or crypto offerings through its retail platform and has almost one ($1) billion dollars under management through its private asset management practice. Seedrs was the world’s first regulated securities crowdfunding platform and has seen nearly £1.5B invested on its platform to date.

/republic logoBoth companies have maintained a longstanding partnership over the last four years, with the Seedrs leadership team having served as trusted advisors to Republic’s leadership team The two firms have also enabled companies to co-raise on both platforms in order to reach a greater number of investors.

On this week’s announcement, Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs said, “Seedrs’ ambition has always been to build a global private equity marketplace. This transaction is a natural development of our partnership with Republic to achieve and go beyond that ambition. We share a similar culture, a common goal, and a commitment to the strategic opportunities that lie ahead. We have great admiration for the teams at Republic, and together we can accelerate our plans to create a powerful global private investment marketplace that will transform the finance ecosystem and the communities they serve.”

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Published on: 2nd December 2021

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