NautaDutilh successfully assisted the new investors Novo Growth, the growth equity arm of Novo Holdings (as lead investor), Roquette Ventures and Unovis Asset Management on the EUR 22 million Series A financing round by The Protein Brewery.
The Protein Brewery is an innovative developer of protein-rich, animal-free food ingredients based in the Netherlands. The Protein Brewery was founded in January 2020, resulting from a demerger of BioscienZ, an industrial biotechnology company developing new technologies based on microbial fermentation as a core competence. The Series A funding will enable The Protein Brewery to continue its R&D activities, cover operational costs as well as scaling up production of its flagship product Fermotein™. Due to its innovative nature, the Fermotein™ product requires regulatory approval for application as a food ingredient. The Protein Brewery is already in the application process for the US and European markets, with regulatory approval anticipated in 2021 in the US and 2022 in Europe.
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