Carlyle to take French Prima to global insurers

US private equity firm Carlyle agreed to buy Prima Solutions on Wednesday, deploying its Europe-focused technology fund to so. European market participants say this could be the start of US sponsors growing more active in Europe.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 06 Sep 2017

Carlyle will add Prima, a Paris-based insurance software specialist, to the business portfolio of its €657m Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III, which makes acquisitions in the technology, media and telecommunications industries in Europe.

The US sponsor plans to become Prima Solutions’ major shareholder alongside Prima’s management team ...

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