Series D round
In venture capital terminology, the term Series D Round refers to the fourth stage in the seed stage financing cycle of a new business growth. This Series D Round stage is generally for financing a special situation, such as a merger or acquisition, and so is not in the normal venture capital financing progression.
For example, a company might consider Series D Round financing if it has not yet gone public in its initial public offering, but it has been offered a merger with a competitor for agreeable terms. Nevertheless, the company cannot obtain the financing needed except through the equity financing of an additional financing round, having already completed rounds A, B and C. The Series D Round offers such company the most viable solution, and the issue can be negotiated as part of the merger. The Series D Round might also be issued if the company wants funds to acquire another company and can also be used for a stock swap with a company being acquired.