QVentures Announces Freemarket Exit

LONDON, 30 November 2023 – Venture Capital firm, QVentures is proud to announce their exit from Freemarket, a fintech platform for regulated B2B cross-border payments and currency exchange.

Freemarket provides its customers with B2B cross-border payments through its proprietary technology platform. The company’s global banking network and technology platform enables customers to send payments and funds to over 100 countries in 140 currencies.

The exit comes after a growth capital investment from Baird Capital’s Global Private Equity Fund. 

Robert Walsh, Managing Partner at QVentures says: “We first engaged with Freemarket in 2019 and it’s been fantastic to see their growth and success. Congratulations to the team and to our investors for another £100m+ exit!”

In 2022, Freemarket ranked #12 in the Sunday Times Hundred* and #25 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program which celebrates and champions the UK’s fastest-growing technology businesses. In 2023, Freemarket ranked #81 in the FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies. 


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