Delta Partners leads $3 mln round for Homestay.com

Homestay.com, a global travel website based in Dublin, has raised $3 million in funding. Delta Partners led the round with participation from Enterprise Ireland. Also, the firm has acquired HomestayBooking, a Berlin-based private accommodation aggregator. No financial terms were disclosed.

UK’s BlikBook Secures Growth Funding Led by Leaf Investments

BlikBook, an online engagement platform for higher education lecturers and students, has secured a new round of financing, worth $1.3 million to support the significant growth of the business. The round was led by Leaf Investments alongside Delta Partners, investing from its Bank of Ireland Start-up and Emerging Sectors Fund, and Enterprise Ireland. Existing investors Forward Investment Partners also participated.

Digit Game Studios Closes Series A Round

Irish games developer Digit Game Studios has closed a US$2.5 million Series A funding. Delta Partners invested US$2.1 million from its Delta Equity Fund III Limited Partnership, with the remainder of the funds provided by the other existing investor ACT Venture Capital.

Betapond Raises Funds

Privately held Irish hi-tech company, Betapond has raised 1.15 million euros ($1.49 million) in venture capital funding. The syndicated funding has been provided by the Bank of Ireland Start-up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund, managed by Delta Partners, Irrus Investments, and Enterprise Ireland. PRESS RELEASE Betapond, Ireland’s only Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant has raised EUR1.15m […]

GlySure Inks $10.9M Series C

GlySure Ltd., a U.K.-based developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, has raised $10.9 million in fresh capital. The company will use the Series C round, led by Morningside Venture, to complete clinical trials and seek regulatory approval. Existing shareholders Amadeus Capital Partners, Chester Investments and Delta Partners also participated in the round. GlySure has raised a total of $19.5 million in venture backing.

PE-backed Aricent Group Adds Mick Lopez

Mick Lopez has joined VC-backed Aricent Group as its new chief financial officer. Previously, he worked at Cisco Systems as vice president of corporate finance and operations. The Aricent Group is based in New Jersey, and backed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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SpineGuard Nabs $6.2M

SpineGuard has added $6.2 million in funding to expand its platform for enhanced spinal screw placement, which is designed to make spine surgery safer. Investors included Credit Agricole Private Equity, Innoven Partenaires, A Plus Finance, and Delta Partners. SpineGuard has offices in San Francisco and Paris.

Miracor Medical Systems Seals $10M

Miracor Medical Systems, an Austrian medical device company, has raised $10 million in a first close of its Series B round. The company is backed by Austria Wirtschaftsservice and German venture capital investor SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement, as well as Earlybird and Delta Partners. Miracor was formed in 2008, and has raised a total of $21.3 million.

Delta Partners Ups Stake in Wessanen

Delta Partners, a U.S.-based buyout shop, has increased its stake in Dutch food group Wessanen to 20.07%, Reuters reported Saturday. Delta Partners first reported a 5.15% ownership in Wessanen in October 2009.

Delta Partners Buys Into Aricent

Aricent, a communications equipment maker, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Delta Partners. The company was acquired last September for $255 million from Flextronics, by KKR, Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

SpineGuard Raises $4 Million

SpineGuard, a developer of medical devices to improve the safety of spinal surgery, has raised $4 million in additional first-round funding from Delta Partners. The total round now stands at $11 million, including initial participation by Crédit Agricole Private Equity, Innoven Partenaires and A Plus Finance. SpineGuard has offices in Paris and San Francisco.

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