Last month Germany’s former finance minister Peer Steinbrueck advocated a tough stance on private equity, saying banks should be banned from lending to private equity funds.
Seventure, Holtzbrinck and other investors have backed a $10m series-D for Payleven
GP and members of Countryside's management team received £174m from the flotation
Round follows first £2.5m injection by VC into drone inspection specialist
Both investors will control a minority stake in the business alongside the CEO and majority owner