Arma Partners advises Swappie on its $40 million growth capital raise
Jun 2020
growth investment by
$40 million
  • Sector: Media & Internet
  • Deal Type: Private Capital
  • Engagement type: Fundraise
  • Size: $40 million
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Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Swappie on a $40 million growth capital raise.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Swappie is the leading and rapidly expanding Pan European recommerce platform for iPhones. By refurbishing iPhones to the highest standards using the latest technology and a unique data-driven process, Swappie is reducing environmental waste whilst meeting the surging demand for affordable and environmentally friendly smartphone offerings.

The funding will be used to accelerate international expansion. Participants in the round include TESI, Lifeline Ventures, Inventure and Reaktor Ventures.

The transaction underlines Arma Partners’ position as a market-leading advisor on private capital funding mandates to clients across Europe through its Private Capital practice, utilising its strong connectivity across the full breadth of relevant investor categories globally. The transaction further highlights the firm’s deep sector expertise in digital platforms, our excellent footprint in the Nordic countries (following growth capital transactions for Wolt and EcoOnline in recent months) and underlines our desire to act at the forefront of the intersection of ESG and technology.

Founded in 2016, Swappie is the leading and rapidly expanding Pan European recommerce platform for iPhones

By refurbishing iPhones to the highest standards using the latest technology and a unique data-driven process, Swappie is reducing environmental waste whilst meeting the surging demand for affordable and environmentally friendly smartphone offerings

Headquartered in Helsinki, Swappie operates its own refurbishment factory in the Nordics and sells directly to consumers in Finland, Sweden, Italy and Denmark via its online store

Finish Industry Investment (Tesi) is a Finish investment company investing in venture and growth capital and private equity

Other recent investments include Upcloud, focusing on cloud servers, BC Platforms, offering genomic data management solutions, and Verto Analytics, a consumer measurement solution

Existing investors Lifeline Ventures, Inventure, Reaktor Ventures and Telia also participated in the round

The capital will support the Company’s next growth phase through:

Driving rapid expansion across Europe, starting with launches in Germany, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands

Setting up a additional refurbishment facilities in Europe

Support working capital

Introduction to the shareholder base of a well-known and long-term provider of (strategic) capital

Arma Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Swappie on the transaction

The transaction underlines our position as a market-leading advisor on private capital funding mandates to clients across Europe, utilising our strong connectivity across the full breadth of relevant investor categories globally

Highlights our deep sector expertise in digital platforms and excellent footprint in the Nordic countries (following transactions for Wolt and EcoOnline)

Underscores our desire to act at the forefront of the international cross roads of ESG and technology