From Bits & Pretzels 2019 in Munich, Joern Nikolay, Managing Director, Achim Berg, Operating Partner, and Christian Figge, Principal, share their thoughts on the thriving German entrepreneurial ecosystem, digitalization across Europe, and the opportunity for German growth companies to scale globally. Bits & Pretzels is Europe’s biggest founders festival.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Vittorio Colao has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. Mr. Colao, former Group Chief Executive of international communications company Vodafone Group Plc, will advise General Atlantic and its portfolio companies as the firm continues to execute on its global growth investing strategy.
Depop, the fashion marketplace for Generation Z, has raised $62 million in a Series C round led by General Atlantic Depop intends to use the funds to accelerate its US expansion, where the Gen Z fashion app already has 5 million users, stores in New York and Los Angeles and expects to grow its community over in the coming years With a mission to empower the next generation to transform the fashion industry, Depop taps into generational shifts towards circular fashion, social shopping and independent brands Sellers on the platform have made more than half a billion dollars (more than $570 million) and 19 million transactions since its launch in 2011 Depop, a fashion marketplace for the next generation, has secured a $62 million Series C round led by General Atlantic. Depop intends to use the funds to accelerate its expansion in the U.S. and internationally, grow its London-based engineering and data science teams and invest in new tools and functionality for the platform’s more than 13 million users globally.
Caroline Woodworth, Vice President in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ list of the 25 rising stars in European private equity. Caroline focuses on General Atlantic’s investments in the Financial Services sector and was recognized for her contributions to the firm’s investment in Deutsche Börse’s Index and Portfolio Risk/Analytics Business, Greensill, and the IPO of Network International, amongst other personal and career achievements.
General Atlantic Invests in Deutsche Börse Index and Portfolio Risk/Analytics Business; Combines DB’s Existing Index Provider with Axioma, Inc.
Deutsche Börse AG (Deutsche Börse) and Axioma, Inc. (Axioma) announced that Axioma has agreed to be acquired by Deutsche Börse for US$850 million cash and debt free (around US$820 million equity value) and will be combined with Deutsche Börse’s index businesses (STOXX® and DAX®) valued at €2.6 billion.
Doctolib offers doctors and hospitals a software solution with a full range of services to help improve the efficiency of their operations, provide their patients with a more seamless experience, find new patients, and collaborate with other doctors. Doctolib offers more transparent access to healthcare for patients, by providing a full-suite of online services to manage their health. Doctolib allows patients to find nearby healthcare professionals, book / manage appointments online 24/7, have remote medical consultations via video and receive a digital prescription in their online account.
The company powercloud GmbH, a fast-growing cloud software provider for the energy sector, and General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, have announced today a strategic partnership. General Atlantic will acquire a minority stake in powercloud. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Gabriel Caillaux Named to Financial News’ inaugural list of ‘The 50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity’
Gabriel Caillaux, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, based in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ inaugural list of the ‘50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity’. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Over the past year, Gabriel has been involved in 12 European deals. He serves on the boards of Argus Media, Greensill, ManoMano, Network International, NuCom Group and SÉZANE.
Property Finder ( or “the Company”), a leading real estate classifieds portal in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, announced today $120 million in investment from its latest investment round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. The round also included participation from existing shareholder, Vostok New Ventures Ltd.
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) and Generation Investment Management LLP (“Generation”) have today announced the acquisition, subject to regulatory approval, of General Atlantic and H.I.G. Capital’s investment in FNZ, in a deal valuing the company at £1.65 billion. The acquisition, which is one of the world’s largest FinTech transactions this year, represents the first investment by CDPQ-Generation, the unique, sustainable equity partnership announced today by CDPQ and Generation.
Greensill, a market-leading provider of working capital finance for companies globally, announced today it has received a strategic investment from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. General Atlantic’s $250 million investment values Greensill at $1.64 billion.