Freshfields advises Permira on its investment in Catawiki
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has advised Permira on its investment in Catawiki, Europe’s leading curated online marketplace for special objects. Founded in 2008 in the Netherlands, Catawiki has grown into the most-visited curated marketplace for special objects in Europe, providing a safe and reliable experience to over 10 million passionate users.
Catawiki announced the €150m investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund, on 7 December 2020. With this funding round, in which existing shareholder Accel also participated, Catawiki aims to grow its user base by investing in technology, marketing and hiring more experts across Europe. The investment will also provide liquidity for a number of early investors and employees.
Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
The multi-jurisdictional Freshfields team was led by partners Keir MacLennan, Charles Hayes, Shawn de Kinderen and Eelco van der Stock. The Freshfields team were delighted to work with Permira on an exciting growth equity transaction.
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