The French buyout market has overtaken the UK's on an annual basis for the first time on record, according to new figures from Unquote.
New firm will target lower-mid-market enterprise and financial technology businesses in Europe
Previous round for France-based fintech startup PayFit was a €14m series-B in 2017
ECM will use equity from its German Equity Partners V fund, which closed on €325m in June 2018
GP invests from its €2bn fund Investindustrial VI, which targets European mid-market companies