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Jun 2021
Financial adviser
€ 10 million
Capital increase


Financial adviser

Kempen & Co is pleased to announce it acted as financial adviser to TicketSwap in its $10 million funding round.

Transaction highlights

  • TicketSwap, one of Europe’s leading live experiences platforms that enables seamless (secondary) ticket selling, has obtained its first equity funding round of $10 million
  • The funding comes from Million Monkeys, a VC investor with extensive scaling experience of online marketplaces
  • The funding enables TicketSwap to accelerate growth, expand into new markets and optimally position the company for the reopening of various live event markets across Europe and beyond
  • Kempen & Co’s Tech & FinTech team acted as financial adviser to TicketSwap and its founders on the funding round. Last year the team also advised TicketSwap on obtaining financing in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to bridge the hibernation of the live events market

About TicketSwap

  • TicketSwap is a live experiences platform connecting fans of live events as well as event organisers and primary ticket sellers (i.e. TicketSwap partners) to enable seamless (secondary) ticket selling (i.e. online marketplace) and event discovery
  • The platform solves key industry-wide problems such as steep prices & unfair sales tactics, hidden fees, ticketing fraud (nearly 0% fraud via TicketSwap) and poor customer service
  • Trusted by more than 5 million fans and partner of over 6 thousand events worldwide, including DGTL, Sziget and Hellfest
  • Active in more than 20 countries. Market leader in the Benelux and Hungary, well-established and fast growing in other European countries (e.g. France, UK and Spain) and setting up new markets outside of Europe
  • Established in 2012 by the founder-led management team

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