Recent mega-rounds for Sorare, Mirakl and Vestiaire Collective have added to an already rich year for French venture, according to Unquote Data.
Previous fund held a final close in 2012 with capital commitments of USD 840m
MoU marks LBO France's first foray into the Chinese market, with plans to open a local office
ECI bought the asset from Phoenix less than three years ago
Silver Lake, CVC, Advent and KKR are already set to join the race, sources say