German mid-cap investor Afinum has started fundraising for Afinum Neunte Beteiligungsgesellschaft, according to managing partner and co-founder Gernot Eisinger.
German footwear company is reportedly valued at around €4bn and drew interest from several PE buyers
Funding will help the studios expand their development pipelines and accelerate global growth
Vendors reportedly sought a valuation of between €800m-1bn for the company
P101 deploys capital from its Programma 102 and Italia 500 vehicles for the deal