Corestar Partners advises Klarna AB and its shareholders on the equity capital increase

Corestar Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Klarna AB and its shareholders (“Klarna”) on its capital increase to fund the acquisition of Sofort AG (“Sofort”). The capital increase was backed by Klarna’s founders, Atomico Investment Holdings, General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital, amongst others.
Klarna is one of Europe’s leading providers of payment solutions for e-commerce. Klarna separates buying from paying by allowing buyers to pay for ordered goods after receiving them, providing them with a safe after delivery payment solution. At the same time, Klarna assumes all credit and fraud risk for e-stores so that sellers can rest assured that they will always receive their money. Klarna’s vision is to enable trust and to offer a frictionless buying experience to buyers and sellers across the world.
This transaction demonstrates Corestar Partners’ deep expertise in advising companies in the payment service and e-commerce sector, combining Corestar’s unmatched industry network with its unique industry knowledge.