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.
Chris Caulkin, Principal in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ list of the 25 rising stars in private equity. Chris is Head of Technology for EMEA, and focuses on General Atlantic’s investments in the Technology sector. Over the past year, he has led GA’s investments into Hemnet, ManoMano, OpenClassrooms, and Typeform. He serves on the boards of Hemnet, OpenClassrooms, Studio Moderna, and Typeform. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the board of DeliveryHero, and is a board observer for ManoMano.
OpenClassrooms, a leading online higher education platform, announced today that it has raised circa $60 million in Series B funding. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, as well as three existing investors.
ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the largest independent media companies in Europe, is entering a long-term partnership with General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, to help drive the strategic development of its Commerce business. ProSiebenSat.1 Group formed NuCom Group on January 1, 2018, which will unite ten strategic investments from its Commerce business - including Verivox, Parship Elite Group and Jochen Schweizer mydays Group. General Atlantic’s investment will give it a 25.1 percent stake in NuCom Group, based on an enterprise value of EUR 1.8 billion.
Typeform, a conversational data collection platform, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. The funding round is being led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Existing investors including Index Ventures, Point Nine, and Connect Ventures also participated in the fundraising round. This latest round of funding will help Typeform further accelerate expansion of its platform, product development, and international growth.
ManoMano, a leading European online marketplace for DIY and gardening products, announced today that it has raised €60 million in Series C funding led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Existing investors Piton Capital, Partech Ventures, and Bpifrance also participated in the fundraising round. This latest round of funding will help ManoMano accelerate growth by continuing to drive innovation and product development and reinforcing its presence across Europe.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Henri de Castries, former Chairman and CEO of AXA Group has joined General Atlantic as Chairman of Europe and special advisor.