Summerhill-backed C2FO scores $40 mln in Temasek-led round


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C2FO, a working capital exchange, has raised US$40 million in an equity funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek. The deal follows a series of financings completed by C2FO since 2011, which have been backed by a mix of investors. They include Summerhill Venture Partners, a Canadian venture capital firm, as well as Union Square Ventures, OPENAIR Equity Partners, Mithril Capital and Tiger Global. Headquartered in Fairway, Kansas, C2FO operates a global marketplace that helps businesses optimize their working capital positions. It was founded in 2008.

PRESS RELEASE

C2FO Reports Q2 2015 Working Capital Volume Growth and $40MM Round of Equity Funding

Ongoing record performance demonstrates the global need for the working capital marketplace

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — C2FO, the world’s largest market for working capital, has reported its Q2 2015 working capital flows of $5.4BN, more than four times the rate compared to $1.2BN in Q2 2014. This record was fueled by a substantial increase in supplier early payment demand.

Q2 2015 C2FO record milestones include:

Generated $5.4BN in total working capital flows, the highest quarterly figures to date.
Recorded the first $2B+ working capital volume month in June 2015
Provided 26.7MM days of accelerated payment, the largest quarterly figures to date
Since May 2010, C2FO has delivered more than $21BN in working capital flows and over 132 million days of accelerated payment, benefiting both buyers and suppliers across the globe.

“Our record growth in the past quarter for existing and new global customers generated a 334 percent increase in working capital flows,” said John Kill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at C2FO. “Our market operates globally across 15 currencies and multiple languages. As we consistently outpace our year-over-year performance, we continue to attract the attention of world-class partners,” added Kill.

C2FO and Tradeshift, a leading supplier collaboration platform, established a new partnership in Q2 2015 to catalyze the expansion of the C2FO working capital network of buyers and suppliers.

In Q2 2015, C2FO also completed a $40MM round of equity funding led by Temasek, a global investment company based in Singapore. Temasek joins a growing list of world-class C2FO investors including Union Square Ventures, Summerhill Venture Partners, OPENAIR Equity Partners, Mithril Capital, and Tiger Global.

“Our recent funding round led by Temasek is a strong vote of confidence that C2FO has established the leading global business network for working capital,” said Sandy Kemper, C2FO Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Temasek’s market knowledge and relationships in emerging markets will help C2FO capitalize on the international demand for more effective capital solutions and continue to accelerate our rapid pace of innovation,” added Kemper.

About C2FO®:
C2FO is the world’s market for working capital® and risk-free profit. C2FO is the largest working capital exchange in the world and enables companies to Name your rate™ for working capital in a live, bid/ask environment. Companies across the globe use C2FO to increase their operating income while simultaneously producing vital working capital flows to their supply chains. C2FO is Collaborative Cash Flow Optimization. For more information on C2FO visit: www.c2fo.com

About Temasek: Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore, with a $266 billion portfolio as of 31 March 2015.

Temasek’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum of sectors: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; energy & resources; life sciences & agriculture. Its investment themes reflect Temasek’s perspectives on long term trends:

Transforming Economies;
Growing Middle Income Populations;
Deepening Comparative Advantages; and
Emerging Champions
Temasek has offices in 11 cities around the world, including China, India and Latin America; and London and New York, which both opened in 2014.

For more information on Temasek, please visit www.temasek.com.sg.

For the latest Temasek Review, please visit www.temasekreview.com.sg.

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