The battle for top line growth and new customers drove the global value of technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) up by almost 90% in 2005, with the top three deals accounting for over EUR 25bn alone. Despite an increase in deal numbers of just 2% to 589, 14 EUR 1bn+ technology deals helped lift overall deal value by 88% to hit EUR 97bn in 2005, according to the Technology Insights report just published by PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance.
Polish buyout firm Abris Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its stake in Polish locomotive lessor Cargounit, also known as Industrial Division, to Three Seas Investment Fund (3SIIF).
Amplify IV targets seed and series-A rounds, while Amplify Select makes follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies
GP had previously made an offer of SEK 70 per share, which was later increased to SEK 72 per share
Company intends to boost its production capability, bolster its international expansion and pursue a buy-and-build strategy