Figures released today by the Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital (AIFI) reveal that private equity investment activity broke all previous half-year records in H1 2008, with 170 deals completed worth EUR 2.8bn - 11% and 45% up respectively against 2007.
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