Charity AFM-Téléthon and French state-backed fund-of-funds Fonds National d'Amorçage (FNA) have committed €50m to a new seed fund dedicated to biotherapy and rare diseases research.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses