With crowd-funding service Kickstarter seeing its UK launch last week, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists may wish to consider the role of this new democratised form of financing in the investment landscape. John Bakie reports
The concept behind Kickstarter is simple. Post your business idea online, set a "pledge goal" and offer your products and bonus materials to people who provide cash to back your business. Kickstarter,...
LP has previously made investments in CVC's European funds, as well as many mid-market funds
First funding round will support the group's expansion overseas
Shares are placed at €31.60 apiece, which would bring total proceeds up to €411m
Allianz will secure a minority stake, and a representative will join the management board