BDC Capital and CIBC provided $5M backing De Marque recap with Marc Boutet becoming majority shareholder, Média-Patricipations Paris, Madrigall/Flammarion as minority shareholders. Charles Blouin, Director of Growth and Transition Capital, led BDC Capital transaction
Ziva Dynamics secured US $7M seed funding from Grishin Robotics, Toyota AI Ventures, Millennium Technology Value Partners’ New Horizons Fund, and others. Dmitry Grishin of Grishin Robotics will join Ziva board.
Aimia acquired a 10% stake for $75M in Chinese outdoor advertising firm Clear Media to be controlled by a consortium including Clear Media CEO Han Zi Jing, Jack Yun Ma, JCDecaux and JIC Capital .