France's FCPI and FIP retail vehicles – used extensively by the country's venture and growth capital players – raised €646m last year, down 12% from 2011 figures.
Vehicle is expected to hold a final close in March 2020, Unquote understands
Merger of German and Dutch peers will result in a client base of 3,500 companies
Fund's predecessor, BlackFin Financial Services Fund II, closed on €400m in 2016
GP will support the Munich-based software company's growth by broadening its product offering