King & Wood Mallesons has advised Spanish venture capital firm Swanlaab Venture Factory on the structuring and first close of its inaugural fund, Swanlaab Giza Invierte Venture Fund I.

The fund received capital commitments from, among others, the public institution CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development), which has provided €12 million to the fund from its investment programme Invierte. CDTI aims to support the development and innovation of Spanish companies.

With this fund Swanlaab aims to make investments from €1 to €3 million in Spanish IT startups.

Established in 2014, Swanlaab Venture Factory is a venture capital fund with a professional backup provided by the Israeli venture capital group Giza Venture Capital (Giza VC).

With more than 20 years of experience, Giza stands at the forefront of Israel's venture capital industry, having made more than 100 investments and achieved more than 40 successful exits. Since 1992, Giza has raised six funds and invested over $600 million.

Isabel Rodríguez, Madrid International Funds partner, said, “Over the last year we have seen interest increasing in the Spanish venture capital sector. This interest is not only coming from domestic Spanish investors, but also from international investors. We are delighted to be advising at the forefront of this positive trend in the Spanish market.”

The King & Wood Mallesons team was led by Madrid International Funds partner Isabel Rodríguez, alongside senior associate Ildefonso Alier and associate María de Orueta.

About King & Wood Mallesons (www.kwm.com)

King & Wood Mallesons network is now one of the top 10 law firms in the world, with more than 2,300 lawyers, including more than 550 partners in 30 locations across the world, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Singapore and the US.

KWM - Spain, with a track record or more than 15 years and a team of more than 50 lawyers, has become a legal reference for private equity sector. Main clients of the firm are, among others, international and national companies, financial institutions and funds.

Fuente: King & Wood Mallesons

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