A private equity consortium led by Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has acquired French engineering group SPIE from PAI partners for €2.1bn, further highlighting the rude health of the French large-cap market.
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