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Loyens & Loeff advised MessageBird

Loyens & Loeff assisted MessageBird, the Amsterdam-headquartered cloud communications company. MessageBird has raised $200 million in Series C funding in a round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital.


The new investment gives 2011-founded MessageBird a $3 billion valuation, and includes participation from Bonnier, Glynn Capital, LGT Lightstone, Longbow, Mousse Partners and New View Capital. Existing investors Accel, Atomico, and Y Combinator also followed on.


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