DGPA SGR has invested EUR 10m into clothing manufacturer and distributor Light force, taking a 32% stake in the company, with the balance of the equity being retained by the founding partners Tiziano Sgarbi and Simona Barbieri.
CIC is also fundraising for CIC Mezzanine & Unitranche 5, which launched in September and held a first closing on €150m
Round is one of the largest venture capital deals in Germany this year
Berthoux and Desmottes join as operating partners, while Philips becomes a strategic partner
Vitrulan has acquired the business for its broader product range and to expand internationally