Overview

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners (CETP) is a pan-European growth & small-cap buyout fund predominantly investing in technology, media and telecoms companies. CETP seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams and invest in businesses with substantial potential for growth which typically have enterprise values between €25m and €250m.

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners

Launched in 2005 and with €222 million of commitments, this fund invests in emerging technology companies in Europe.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
ACIS Holdings Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, ACIS Holdings Limited was a provider of real-time passenger information to the U.K. transport market.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Arsys Internet, S.L.

Arsys Internet, S.L. is the leading group in technology and innovation which provides Internet presence services, managed hosting, cloud computing and advanced IT solutions. Arsys is at the top of the rankings in its sector in Europe and is pioneering the development of Spain’s first commercial cloud hosting platform.

Technology & Business Services Exited
FRS Global

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, FRS Global was a risk and regulatory compliance software vendor to the financial services industry.

Technology & Business Services Exited
KCS.net Holding AG

KCS.net Holding AG is a rapidly growing and profitable vendor of Microsoft®-based enterprise resource planning solutions and related consulting services.

Technology & Business Services Exited
LBI International N.V. (formerly Bigmouthmedia GmbH)

LBI International N.V. is a leading independent provider of digital marketing services in Europe with a network of 26 offices in 16 countries.

Telecom & Media Exited
Mill Digital Media Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, the Mill created award-winning digital video content for global brand owners and advertising agencies. With an integrated platform of creative capabilities and technology, The Mill tailored solutions for the efficient generation and global distribution of video content across all major media channels including TV, internet, and mobile devices, as well as for feature films, television programmes and video games. The Mill was based in London, had offices in New York and Los Angeles, and was growing its presence in emerging economies.

Telecom & Media Exited
NP Aerospace Limited

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, NP Aerospace Limited designed and manufactured lightweight structural products based on advanced composite material systems. Its principal customers were in the aerospace, defense and medical imaging sectors.

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Exited
Transics International NV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Transics International NV provided telematics solutions for the road transport industry.

Technology & Business Services Exited
UC4 Software GmbH

UC4 Software GmbH is a provider of enterprise IT job scheduling and workload automation software tools to midsize, large and global companies.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Carlyle Europe Technology Partners II

Launched in 2007 and with €530 million of commitments, this fund invests in emerging technology companies in Europe.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
ADA Cosmetic Holding GmbH

ADA Cosmetic Holding GmbH is the largest supplier of cosmetics and accessories to premium hotels in Europe and expanded its offering across Asia and the Middle East.

Consumer & Retail Exited
BTI Studios

BTI Studios is a prominent European service provider of translation, subtitles and dubbing for broadcast and Video on Demand.

Telecom & Media Current
Companeo

Companeo is an online business-to-business marketplace for small and medium enterprises.

Technology & Business Services Current
Etablissements Maurice Marle SA

The largest independent medical forging player in Europe.

Healthcare Current
Foundry Visionmongers Limited

The Foundry is a global software developer and critical technology partner for the creative industries including film, TV, marketing, games, design, 3D printing and virtual/augmented reality.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Gardner Group Ltd

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Gardner Group Ltd was a supplier of metallic aerostructure details, equipment and engine components to the global aviation industry.

Industrial Exited
ITRS Group

A global provider of real-time monitoring systems for the world’s financial institutions.

Technology & Business Services Current
Metrologic Group

Metrologic Group specializes in the design and manufacture of industry reputed 3D inspection software and electronics.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Nature Delivered Limited

Nature Delivered is a technology enabled healthy snacks brand trading as graze.com which sells its products online in the US and both online and offline in the UK.

Technology & Business Services Current
Personal & Informatik AG

Personal & Informatik AG is the leading independent human resources software and services vendor to small and medium sized enterprises in its core markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Sniffers NV, The

The Sniffers NV is the largest provider of fugitive emission monitoring and related services to the oil & gas industries outside the US, with a #1 market position in Europe and the Middle East.

Technology & Business Services Current
Vubiquity Holdings, Inc.

Vubiquity Holdings, Inc. is the largest global provider of multiplatform video services. Vubiquity works with all the major studios and TV networks, and with over 270 multichannel video service providers, providing a suite of managed services that enable the monetization of content.

Telecom & Media Current
Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III

Launched in 2014 at €656.5, this fund invests in emerging technology companies in Europe.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Cap Vert Finance SA

Groupe Cap Vert Finance SAS maintains, repairs, and operates fleets of servers, IT storage, and networking equipment for corporate clients. It also engages in recycling, trading, and leasing of electronic equipment. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Paris, France.

Technology & Business Services Current
Expereo International BV

Expereo International BV, a hybrid network operator, provides wholesale local access services to international carriers, system integrators, and solution providers.

Telecom & Media
Itconic

Itconic, formerly Telvent Global Services, S.A. provides colocation, managed and cloud outsourcing services and is the leading carrier-neutral provider in both Spain and Portugal.

Technology & Business Services Current
Marle International

The largest independent medical forging player in Europe.

Healthcare Current
TestPlant Limited

TestPlant Limited provides automated software testing tools.

Technology & Business Services Current
Carlyle Europe Venture Partners

Launched in January 2000 and with €553 million, this fund invests venture capital in emerging technology companies in Europe.

Investment Industry Acquired Status
Alchemedia, Inc.

Alchemedia, Inc. is an e-commerce solutions provider.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Apama, Ltd.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Apama was an early stage company providing real-time business analytics solutions.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Bfinance.com, Ltd.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Bfinance.com, Ltd. was an international financial services consultancy specializing in fund manager selection for institutional investors.

Technology & Business Services Exited
CAMECA

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, CAMECA was a manufacturer of scientific instruments and semiconductor metrology tools.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Casema BV

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Casema was one of the Netherlands' leading cable operators.

Telecom & Media Exited
Centrata, Inc.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Centrata delivered a suite of tools to help data center operators manage the entire service delivery lifecycle.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Cube Optics AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Cube Optics AG was a developer of an advanced assembly and manufacturing platform that enabled the mass-manufacture of low-cost, miniaturized products for data and telecommunications networks.

Technology & Business Services Exited
DPT Global

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, DPT Global (formerly Accucard) was the U.K.'s first independent start-up credit card company.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Egencia

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Egencia, S.A. was a European Internet travel agency that provided travel services exclusively to the corporate market.

Technology & Business Services Exited
EPT SAS

Visual security policy management

Technology & Business Services Exited
Fennel Technologies AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Fennel Technologies AG was a supplier to the automotive industry, designing and producing high quality metal and plastic parts and assemblies for car interiors.

Transportation Exited
Financiere Cameca

Since 1929, CAMECA has been known for its precision mechanics, optics and electronics. The company started in France as a manufacturer of movie theater projectors, and soon the CAMECA products evolved into scientific instrumentation.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Global Name Registry, Ltd.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, GNR Ltd. was a provider of consumer focused domain name services for the Internet.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Inmedia Communications Ltd

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Inmedia Communications Ltd was a service provider to the broadcast, enterprise and international carrier markets using a combination of satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.

Telecom & Media Exited
Omiris Networks, Ltd.

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, OMIRIS established an order delivery, messaging and processing system.

Telecom & Media Exited
Opto Speed

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Opto Speed Holding S.A. was a developer and manufacturer of opto-electronic components.

Telecom & Media Exited
Orthogon Systems

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Orthogon Systems (formerly PipingHot Networks Ltd.) was developing high capacity point-to-point fixed wireless access systems.

Telecom & Media Exited
P&I Personal & Informatik AG

P&I Personal & Informatik AG specializes in HR management software solutions - from payroll accounting, personnel management and time management to employee portals.

Technology & Business Services Exited
PacketLight Networks

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, PacketLight Networks developed optical systems for metro-access networks.

Telecom & Media Exited
Riot Entertainment Oy

Riot-E Riot Entertainment Ltd, was a Finnish media company, focused on SMS content mobile phone games.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Skillvest.com, Ltd.

Skillvest.com provides a business-2-business e-commerce `market-place' that brings together buyers and sellers of training products and services.

Technology & Business Services Exited
SmartTrust AB

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, SmartTrust AB was a leading developer of infrastructure software for managing and securing mobile services.

Telecom & Media Exited
Surplex AG

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Surplex provided asset disposal services for used equipment and machinery, including valuations, auctions and private sales.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Trellis Photonics

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Trellis Photonics Ltd. developed photonic switching sub-systems used in metro and long haul optical networking solutions.

Telecom & Media Exited
Trema Group

During the period of Carlyle's ownership, Trema was a leading provider of treasury and asset management software for corporations and financial institutions.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Xpede, Inc.

Xpede, Inc. is an application service provider for financial institutions.

Technology & Business Services Exited
Yazam.Com, Inc.

Yazam.Com, Inc. provides investment-banking services, including access to value-added investors, and assistance in strategizing, training, and positioning.

Technology & Business Services Exited

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners (CETP) focuses on investments in technology, media and telecoms businesses with substantial growth potential and enterprise values between €25m and €250m.  The multinational team of investment professionals has over 90 years of aggregate transaction experience in these sectors and invests across Europe with current/historic investments in UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden and Finland.

CETP has followed a consistent investment approach for the last 15 years, investing over €1.2bn of equity in European growth and small-cap buy-out opportunities and using the combination of sector expertise, local presence and global reach to drive returns.   The investment team currently advises Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III, L.P., a €656 million fund that closed in 2015 and Carlyle Europe Technology Partners II, L.P., a €522 million fund that closed in 2008.

CETP focuses on investment opportunities where they can partner with entrepreneurs and management to support the international growth and strategic development of companies.  The team seeks to invest in companies that are either market leaders in their segment or promising challengers in an emerging area, where the business has intellectual property, assets or knowhow that underpin their business model and where there is potential to drive meaningful growth through multiple levers going forward.  CETP has particularly strong experience in supporting investee companies in delivering growth through international expansion, new product investment, acquisitions and strategic repositioning as well as by leveraging the global reach of “One Carlyle” resources.  The funds take a flexible approach to deal structure and invest in both levered and unlevered transactions, in majority and minority equity positions and provide both primary and secondary capital.

The Europe Technology team also advised Carlyle Europe Technology Partners, L.P., a €222 million fund that closed in 2006 and Carlyle Europe Venture Partners, L.P., a €553 million fund that closed in 2000. These funds are fully invested and exited.

Team Member Title Location Industry
Cyril Bourdarot Associate Director London, UK
Constantin Boye Senior Associate London, UK
Fernando Chueca Managing Director London, UK Technology & Business Services
Thorsten Dippel Managing Director London, UK Technology & Business Services
Jason Khaksar Director London, UK
Vladimir Lasocki Managing Director London, UK Generalist
Charlotte Lawrence Associate Director London, UK Generalist
Christoph S. Leitner-Dietmaier Associate Director London, UK
Per Skoglund Associate Director London, UK Technology & Business Services
Andrew Tan Senior Associate London, UK Technology & Business Services
Charles Villet Associate Director London, UK Telecom & Media
Michael Wand Managing Director London, UK Technology & Business Services
Company Industry Acquired Status
Foundry Visionmongers Limited Technology & Business Services
London, U.K.
Exited