Recent research into European venture investing in Q1 2007 shows that later stage rounds have dominated activity. 40% of the rounds in the first quarter were later-stage rounds, the largest percentage since 1999. In total, Q1 2007 recorded EUR 1.07bn of investment in 207 financings with the UK's share of this by value down by 28%. France surpassed the UK to post the most deal flow activity with 60 deals compared to the UK's 58. However, the total invested in the UK topped that invested in France meaning it remains the largest market by value.
Shares have been sold to institutional investors for €15.8 a share
Add-on is the first since LDC and Ares provided financing of £100m to the telecoms company in 2019
Acquisition of the fire safety systems provider is the first from the GP's €1.1bn eighth fund
Fresh capital will go towards increasing delivery speed and geographic footprint