Orrick is #1 for Both European Venture Capital and Private Equity

Pitchbook | August.08.2017

PitchBook ranks Orrick #1 in European Venture Capital (VC) and European Private Equity (PE) for the second quarter of 2017. This is the sixth quarter in a row that Orrick has been ranked #1 for VC in Europe and the second quarter in a row that Orrick has been ranked in the top two spots for PE in Europe.

Highlights of our European VC transactions in Q2 2017 include advising:

  • Algolia in its $53 million Series B round led by Accel Partners

  • Vostok New Ventures, as lead investor, in the $60 million Series B investment in Babylon Health

  • Atomico in the $12 million Series A investment in OnTruck and the $10 million Series A investment in FarmDrop

  • Deutsche Börse Group in the $38 million Series E investment in and strategic partnership with Trumid

Highlights of our European PE transactions in Q2 2017 include advising:

  • CVC Capital in its purchase of the Żabka Polska retail chain valued at in excess of $1 billion, the largest ever leveraged buyout in Poland

  • Luxempart and BIP Investment Partners in their acquisition of the ARWE Group from Triginta Capital

  • Värde Partners in the acquisition of the €310 million bank debt owed by the Boscolo Group to a banking consortium

Other European VC and PE transactional highlights in Q2 2017 include advising:

  • JD.com, China’s largest e-commerce retailer, in the $397 million Series G investment in Farfetch

  • BlackRock Renewable Power Group on the £134 million acquisition of a 156MW levered portfolio of operational solar assets in the UK from Lightsource, the largest solar developer and operations and maintenance contractor in the UK