Add Digital Currency Group (DCG) to the list of crypto company deca-unicorns.
The firm, which is the owner of asset management firm Grayscale and trading firm Genesis, has sold $700 million worth of shares in a secondary investment round. Participants in the deal included SoftBank Group, Ribbit Capital, and Capital G.
None of the capital raised in the deal went to DCG, according to an email sent to The Block by the company. The firm is currently profitable and could generate $1 billion in revenues from its family of companies, which also includes media and news outlet CoinDesk.
As for the deal, it allowed early investors to take some profits from their investment in the company, which has only raised $25 million in primary capital since inception. CEO Barry Silbert, which owns about 40% of DCG, did not sell any stock in the transaction.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Silbert said the firm has no plans to go public, noting, "It is not only not in the works, it’s not even being discussed."