Acquisition activity for the first half of 2005 within the European technology sector has reached a five-year peak, falling just short of the all time high in 2000, according to the latest findings from Regent Associates' 'European Technology Acquisition Review'.
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