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Invest Europe membership is growing. See all the PE firms, institutional investors and service providers that have joined us in the last six months.

7 Global Capital GP S.à r.l.

7GC is a technology growth fund that predominantly invests into the epicentre of technology: Silicon Valley. The fund is a strategic roll-out partner to US-based Tech companies expanding into Europe and additionally as a US partner to growing European Tech companies. 7GC brings together an experienced team of seasoned investors, operators and entrepreneurs. www.7globalcapital.com

BioGeneration Ventures

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) is a life sciences venture capital firm, with focus on early stage European biotech, medtech, and diagnostics companies. BGV has a strong track record of strong financial returns through investing in innovations in healthcare and providing in depth expertise. BGV manages funds investing in areas where the science, the unmet medical need, and the potential to promptly demonstrate a significant proof of concept come together. www.biogenerationventures.com

btov Partners

btov is one of the oldest European venture capital firms, managing about € 420m in proprietary btov funds, managed partner funds, and direct investments of private investors. Founded in 2000, originally as an online matching platform named “BrainsToVentures”, btov has pioneered venture capital solutions for private, corporate and institutional investors. The company sits in Berlin, Munich and St. Gallen and invest across Europe at the early stages. www.btov.vc 

C4 Ventures

C4 Ventures is a leading European venture fund founded by Pascal Cagni (VP & GM Apple EMEIA 2000-2012). Based in London and Paris, we typically invest in early stage (Series A) startups based in Europe and later stage startups seeking to expand into European markets. We are passionate and knowledgeable about three themes: Smart hardware, future of commerce, and digital media. Our team has strong experience in product development and omni-channel/go-to-market strategy. www.c4v.com

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

CBA is a tax and law firm with more than 120 professionals operating between Italy and Germany, whose international vocation has been consolidating over the years through the expertise of its professionals and strong worldwide relationships with other law firms, which allow for a knowledgeable large-scale approach with special care for high-quality services at local level. For over 30 years CBA has been establishing direct and effective relationships with entrepreneurs and Institutions. We tailor our services to meet the market’s demands, providing integrated legal, regulatory and tax solutions. Each of our practice is led by the relevant partner who inspires our professionals to adopt a hands-on approach to deliver optimum results. This allows us to be the ideal partner to provide tax and legal services at local level, in an international perspective, for the benefit of both domestic businesses and foreign companies investing and operating in Italy or abroad. www.cbalex.com

Cebile Capital LLP

Cebile Capital is a leading private equity placement agent and secondary market advisor, working with world class general partners on a global basis. www.cebile.com

Colmore PS Ltd.

Colmore delivers cutting-edge technology and services to private market investors, allowing for real-time portfolio monitoring, fee validation and accounting. Colmore’s industry-defining solutions are made for the fintech era, designed to give investors more control, clarity and confidence. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, the team has many years of in-house private market experience. www.colmore.com

Contrarian Ventures

Contrarian Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on investments in emerging technologies from seed to Series A in the energy and new mobility sectors in Europe. CV team is leading the energy transition of the energy and mobility industries toward a cleaner, more efficient, customer-focused future. We back entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business and help them grow globally. www.cventures.vc

Copper Street Capital

Copper Street Capital is a global financial services sector specialist investment firm that focus on mid-market companies that are well placed to succeed in the current transformation of the sector. Copper Street was founded in 2015 by Jerry del Missier, (ex COO Barclays Bank plc and CO-CEO for Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank), who was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of Lehman Brothers and post crisis restructuring of the bank. www.copperstreetcapital.com 

Dentons UK and Middle East LLP

Dentons is the largest law firm in the world, with over 8,000 lawyers based in over 160 locations in over 70 countries. Uniquely, nearly every office is full-service. This is why Dentons has become a "one-stop-shop" for many of the world's top-25 funds on large cross-border transactions. www.dentons.com

Early Game Partners BV

Early Game Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in innovative companies in Romania. Our philosophy is quite straightforward: we invest at the earliest stages in companies whose founders have vested interests, are coachable and address big markets. If the opportunity is real, we prefer to be the first institutional investor in such start-ups. www.earlygame.vc

Exponent Private Equity LLP

Established in London in 2004, Exponent is a transformational investor in businesses with strong links to the UK and a European or global reach. As situational specialist, Exponent applies its unique approach to investing across a diverse range of sectors, to achieve transformational results for investors and management teams. Exponent is now investing from its fourth fund, having raised more than €3 Billion to date. www.exponentpe.com

Glendower Capital LLP

Glendower Capital was founded in 2017 by its partners who have worked together as a team for more than fifteen years. Glendower Capital was founded based upon the belief that patient capital and a flexible investment mandate are competitive advantages in the pursuit of superior, long-term risk-adjusted returns. Glendower's primary investment objective is to identify investment opportunities in secondary private markets with asymmetric risk/reward profiles, offering enhanced downside protection and meaningful upside optionality.  Headquartered in London with offices in New York, Glendower has a growing team of 30 professionals. www.glendowercapital.com

IFD – Intituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento, S.A.

IFD manages European Structural and Investment Funds allocated to financial instruments aimed at co-financing private investors in order to invest in Portuguese companies. It does so through its own fund of funds, which selects qualified financial intermediaries to implement those instruments as designed by IFD. www.ifd.pt

IHS Markit

IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company’s private markets solutions are the premier choice for the private capital industry to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. IHS Markit offers solutions for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics, or investor performance. www.ipreo.com/private-markets

J12 Ventures AB

We invest early in technology companies in Sweden, Finland and the Baltics.  Our strategy is based on a Angel Network   Fund Hybrid model, allowing us to invest earlier than many VCs while being able to add great value to our portfolio companies. We are currently raising a second fund of 50meur closing in 2019. www.j12ventures.com 

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance is an independent law firm with offices in Milan, Rome, London and New York. Founded in 2007, Legance’s rapid growth, from 84 lawyers to over 200 professionals in 2018, is undisputed evidence of its strength in legal services. The law firm’s achievements are the result of a consistent strategy focused on creating value around the institutional nature of the firm, where the value of the group is regarded as a trait that amplifies each individual’s qualities and skills. Legance has unquestionably positioned itself at the top of the national and international market, thanks to the constant attention to its clients’ needs, the careful evaluation of business goals and an unconventional approach aimed at anticipating the client’s needs.Thanks to its strong international practice Legance can support clients from several different geographical areas, and can organise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional teams whenever required. www.legance.it

MBO Partenaires

MBO Partenaires is a French generalist GP focusing on small caps between €20m and €100m EV, a deep attractive segment of the European PE market. MBO Partenaires invest in high conviction deals with strong equity stories. Since its inception in 2002, MBO Partenaires manages 4 funds for a total of €700m AuM. Currently managed fund, MBO Capital 4, started in November 2016 and amounts to €250m. As at 31.12/2018, MBO capital 4 completed 9 deals for 50% of the fund’s AuM. www.mbopartenaires.com

NGP Capital

NGP Capital is a global venture capital firm, investing in the U.S., Europe, India and China. We back entrepreneurs building growth-stage technology companies within the Enterprise, Mobility and Digital Health. NGP Capital was founded in 2005 with the ambition to offer entrepreneurs something new: A support system of funding, feet on the ground in the world’s largest markets, deep thematic expertise and access to vast networks as well as a technology corporate. www.ngpcap.com

Ocorian Alternative Investments

Ocorian is a fund services administrator and has provided solutions to alternative investment managers and institutional investors over 40 years. Our core focus is to provide ‘best in class’ private equity, real estate, venture capitalism and infrastructure administration and accounting services; freeing our clients to focus on their assets and investors. Our clients benefit from our wide international office network and strong workforce of more than 700 experts. www.ocorian.com

PMV

PMV is a do and dare company that is shaping the future of the Flemish economy. It provides funding for promising companies businesses, from the day they first open their doors, through their various growth stages and even on to operating internationally. Working with and for the government and other partners, PMV implements projects that are important for prosperity and wellbeing in Flanders (Belgium). www.pmv.eu

Polish Development Fund (PFR)

The Polish Development Fund (PFR) is a group of financial and advisory institutions supporting companies, local governments and individuals and investing in sustainable social and economic development of Poland. This year we are launching a Private Equity Fund of Funds with a ca €150m to be invested into new and existing funds. www.pfr.pl

Sarona Asset Management

With a rich history stretching back to 1953, Sarona has extensive experience investing in Frontier and Emerging Markets. Our ambition is to use this experience to deliver top-quartile returns by investing growth capital in private equity funds and companies that benefit local communities and the environment. We focus on small to mid-market companies providing goods and services to meet the growing needs of the rising middle class in these markets. www.saronafund.com

Simpson Thacher Bartlett

Since 1978 Simpson Thacher’s London office has advised the world’s leading private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a broad range of transactions throughout Europe and beyond. From 2013 to 2017, the Firm’s M&A practice advised on 275 announced transactions in Europe with a combined transaction value of more than $730 billion. We have represented private equity clients on debt and equity offerings by European and U.S. issuers in London, including IPOs and over 110 high yield bond deals with a total value in excess of $77 billion since 2011. Our premier London-based banking team represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in sophisticated acquisition financings as well as other structured credit facilities across Europe. We are fund counsel to Europe’s elite private equity sponsors, acting for seven of the ten largest European private equity buyout firms.  Since 2011 we have advised sponsors on fundraisings worth over €100 billion in aggregate commitments. www.saronafund.com

Straightforward Capital Management Oy

Straightforward Capital is a venture capital company that invests into companies that are in their early growth stage. We consider Finnish high-tech sector as our home market. The fund acquires minority stakes in technology companies and plays an active role in their strategic planning and development. www.straightforward.vc 

TopCap Partners Inc.

TopCap Partners is an Alternative Asset firm specializing in Capital Introductions as well as Private Equity Secondaries. We provide consulting and fund placement services to private equity and hedge fund managers and Institutional Investors. TopCap Partners has built a strong business, primarily in Europe, backed by its long standing partnerships with Family Offices, Private Banks, Insurances, Pension Funds and other Institutional Investors. www.topcappartners.com

White Star Capital

White Star Capital is an early-stage Venture Capital firm built by a team of founders, investors and operators with a track record of entering new markets, expanding teams and exiting companies. We’re based out of Paris, New York, Montreal, London and Tokyo and invest around the world in those exceptional entrepreneurs building ambitious businesses that use data as their competitive advantage. www.whitestarvc.com

William Fry

We are a leading Irish law firm with a head office in Dublin and offices in London, New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco and a global law firm network to service our clients in Ireland and internationally. Our client-focused service combines technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to business issues. We advise leading domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations. Our practice areas include advising clients in the venture capital and private equity arena (acting for both fund raisers and investors). We advise on the structuring of new funds and fund raisings as well as on venture capital investments across all sectors, and on exits. We also advise companies raising capital on the fund raising process and transaction documents. We have acted on most of the key take-privates in Ireland in recent years. www.williamfry.com

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