Highland Europe is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies focused on the internet, mobile and software companies in Europe and the United States. The firm is headquartered in London, England and was founded in 2012. Highland Europe works closely with Highland Capital Partners to make its investment decisions. Typically the firm makes investments with high scalability that have more than $10 million in annualized revenue and are quickly growing. Standard investments in by Highland Europe rage in size between €10M to €50 million.
Notable investments made by Highland Europe include: My Optique Group, Photobox, Privalia, SocialPoints, Finanzcheck.de, New Voice Media, and Wooga.
Fund one and fund two
After announcing the companies launch in 2012, Highland Europe raised two investment funds with a total of $673 million spread across both funds.
On June 26, 2018 Highland Europe announced raising $540 million in capital for their third investment fund. The co-founder and partner of Highland Europe, Fergal Mullen, made the following public state about the firm raising capital for their third fund:
We’re excited to have extra firepower to continue investing in the most exciting tech businesses in Europe. At the same time, we’re consciously staying nimble and remain focused on helping the entrepreneurs we back scale-up internationally and achieve their ambitions. It takes more than capital and determination to build billion dollar businesses — and that’s what Highland Europe is all about.
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