Rumours of a new round of financing for Klarna have been confirmed: the CEO of the company, Sebastian Semiatkowski, officially announced that the company raised $639 million with a post-money valuation of $45.6 billion.
The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund II, with other participants included Adit Ventures, Honeycomb Asset Management, and WestCap Group.
Klarna’s capitalization is up 47.3% from the previous official round in March when the startup was valued at $31 billion.
Clients of the Global Technologies Private Portfolio last year acquired Klarna shares for an estimated $12.8 billion — their current yield is 256%.
Klarna — startup was founded in 2005 in Sweden. Received investments from Sequoia Capital in 2010. Recent investors include Dragoneer, Bestseller Group, Permira, Visa, Atomico, Ant Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Silver Lake, HMI Capital, TCV, Northzone, GIC (Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), and BlackRock.