Auctus Capital Partners has invested €30m for a majority stake in Netherlands-based digitalisation consultancy BlinkLane.
The investment is a combination of a buyout and growth capital. The company plans to use the funding to make add-on acquisitions in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Auctus invested via Auctus V, which held a final close in October 2019 on €250m. The fund was 70% deployed as of June 2020, according to Unquote Data.
Founded in 2007, BlinkLane advises corporates and public organisations on organisational transformation projects such as digitalisation, HR and smart working. Its client base comprises companies in the technology, telecommunications, financial services and industrials sectors. BlinkLane is based in Amsterdam and has additional offices in Paris and Barcelona.
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