Germany leads European deals in November 2015

Germany led all European countries in deal making activity in November, accounting for 30 startups that raised €170.32 million ($187 million) combined in venture funding during the month, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters.

Germany also had the largest deal of the month, as biopharmaceutical company Curevac GmbH raised €100 million ($110 million) in a round that included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Baillie Gifford led the funding, which also included German billionaire Dietmar HoppChartwave Limited, the Coppel Family, Elma Investments and Sigma Group. The German biotech company, which is developing a cancer vaccine, has now raised $330 million in funding.

A total of 24 French companies raised €129 million ($142 million) in the month, while the United Kingdom was the third most active European country in November with 20 U.K.-based companies collectively raising the most of any country, €300 million ($330 million).

Switzerland also had a couple of large deals. Drug developer Obseva SA raised $61 million from HBM Healthcare Investments AG, Merck Serono SA, New Enterprise Associates, Novo A/S, OrbiMed Advisors LLC, Sofinnova Ventures and Rock Springs Capital Management LP. And the Swiss tour booking website GetYourGuide AG raised $51 million from Highland Capital Partners LLC, KKR & Co LP, Nokia Growth Partners, Spark Capital and Sunstone Capital A/S.

To see the full list of deals, download an Excel file: European VC deals from November

The table is a compilation of venture capital transactions involving European-based deals announced in November 2015 and based on Thomson Reuters data.

The listings are sorted by nation.

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