Bridgepoint’s recent SBO of BigHand from LDC sheds some light on the large UK software and voice device markets. Though important in Europe, the UK software market has been in decline, with volumes falling from 90 deals in 2008 to just 39 last year.
Majority investment from THL Partners sees Verdane retain a minority stake in the Swedish company
GP to acquire majority stake via Fund VIII; German group’s founders to reinvest in the deal
German GP’s new vehicle will be slightly larger than its predecessor, which is set to complete deployment in two years
Italian GP has received EUR 230m in commitments to date for Fund V against a EUR 250m hard-cap