Our fiftieth edition email tracks recent news concerning European FICs, featuring 20 FICs from Belgium, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Germany, UK, Greece, Italy, France, Singapore, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

In transactions news we have acquisitions by FICs and portfolio companies in minerals and beverages, four investments in financial services, parkingtech, real estate and propertytech and two exits, a FIC selling a wind farm and a DIA a medical datatech business. Two FICs team up to buy a datatech business from PE.

External, non-family talent dominates the people news with two filling board positions, two in senior management roles and one the CEO’s seat.

FICs are now reporting Q1 results, mostly extremely positive despite the acknowledged challenging business and economic environment, and we have more year-end results from 2023.

Business news covers the opening of a new office in a new target investment country in Europe and a FIC investigating an international listing in London.

And we close, as is now our custom, with a summary of the month’s news coverage.

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