NautaDutilh advised Blackstone Growth (BXG) together with Weil, Gotshal & Manges on its Series C investment in Mollie.
"This was by far the fastest transaction I ever advised on. This was only possible with the help of a great team!" says Lieke van der Velden, who led our team on this exciting transaction.
Mollie, being one of the fastest-growing payment service providers in Europe, raised $800M in a Series C funding round, taking the total amount raised by the company to over US$940m. The round was led by funds managed by Blackstone Growth (BXG), Blackstone’s growth equity investing business, and included EQT Growth, General Atlantic, HMI Capital and Alkeon Capital. TCV who led the Series B investment in September 2020 also participated in the funding round.
The funding will fuel Mollie’s international expansion, team scaling and continued investment in product and engineering, helping the firm to realize its vision of becoming the most-loved payment service provider (PSP) in the world.
The round values Mollie at $6.5bn which, based on CBInsights data, suggests Mollie is now one of the top five most valuable privately-held fintechs in Europe, and one of the top 20 in the world.
The NautaDutilh deal team further consisted of Rebecca Pinto, Rutger Goudswaard, Jaap Stoop, Dirk Panis, Isabelle Wilcke (Corporate M&A), Larissa Silverentand, Willemijn Pieters, Valerie Mielekamp (Financial Law), Albert van der Kolk (Employment), Wijnand Bossenbroek, Florine Kuipéri (Corporate Notarial), Joris Willems (IP/IT), Terrence Dom (Privacy), Francien Rense and Marleen Velthuis (Corporate Crime).