About Axel Springer
Axel Springer is the leading digital publisher in Europe. With headquarters in Berlin, the company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses. Axel Springer SE is divided into three operating segments: Paid Models, Marketing Models and Classified Ad Models. In 2014, it achieved an EBITDA of EUR 507.1 million. More than half of Group revenues were generated by digital activities, their share of EBITDA amounted to more than 70 percent of Group EBITDA.
Adyen is a leading payments technology company that provides businesses a single global platform to accept payments anywhere in the world. Driven by a vision to improve customer experience, streamline processes and ultimately increase revenue, Adyen enables businesses to process payments across online, mobile and Point-of-Sale (POS) with over 250 payment methods and 187 transaction currencies. Headquartered in Amsterdam and San Francisco, with offices across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Adyen serves more than 3,500 businesses and four of the five largest U.S. Internet companies, including well-known brands such as Facebook, Airbnb, Spotify, Groupon, Evernote, Booking.com, Viagogo, Yelp, Vodafone, Mango, Abercrombie & Fitch, O’Neill, SoundCloud, KLM and JustFab.
About Deutsche Börse Cash Market
Deutsche Börse Cash Market offers capital seeking companies financing alternatives. When raising equity capital through shares, companies can choose to be listed in one of three clearly structured transparency standards. For raising debt capital through issuing corporate bonds you can choose between the Entry Standard for corporate bonds or the Prime Standard for corporate bonds. Besides, companies are also offered professional expertises by Deutsche Börse Listing Partner®.
About Hellman & Friedman
Hellman & Friedman LLC, founded in 1984, is a private equity investment firm well respected for its distinctive investment philosophy and approach. Our offices are located in San Francisco, London, and New York. We raised our first institutional private equity fund in 1987. During our 25-year investing history, we have raised over $25 billion of committed capital and have invested in over 75 companies. We are currently investing our seventh fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, L.P. (HFCP VII), with over $8.9 billion of committed capital.
ConCardis is one of Europe’s leading providers of cashless payments, with some 30 years of experience in the field of card acceptance and other payment services. The company serves 230,000 customers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux, providing a full range of debit and credit card payment services to around 400,000 points of sale in face-to-face retailing as well as in e-commerce, m-commerce and mail order. The payment institute is authorised by the German regulatory authority BaFin and is successfully expanding into other European markets and segments.
About Holtzbrinck Ventures
For over ten years we have believed in the disruptive potential of the Internet. Founded in 2000, we now operate as the leading German early stage fund in the fourth generation of funds. For over a decade Holtzbrinck Ventures has been supporting founders in developing their Internet businesses. During this time, we as a team have invested in over 100 businesses, such as Zalando, Wooga, Westwing, Dafiti, Groupon, DeliveryHero, Parship, Home24, brands4friends, Experteer, Ozon.ru, AdScale, eDarling, Auctionata and DaWanda.
We were one of the few venture capital firms in the past to ourselves found internationally successful companies such as Parship and Experteer. Our aim is to support the founders in developing their business as intensely as possible. This approach has made us one of the most successful German early stage investors.
Founded in 1976, KKR is a leading private equity and venture capital firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, special situations and growth equity, with over $83.5bn in assets under management. With numerous offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR’s private equity portfolio currently includes over 80 companies in 8 core industries and 18 countries, including Fotolia, Sonos, Nielsen, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, and others.
SimilarWeb measures the digital world, offering business professionals and executives access to competitive market intelligence to make better decisions. Our competitive market intelligence platform reveals the marketing strategies for any website or app, and provides benchmarks for online industries. Our market intelligence platform provides organizations of all sizes with actionable insights that empower them to identify new opportunities while gaining an edge over the competition.
Established in 2009, SimilarWeb is headquartered in the UK, with offices across the globe, has raised over $40M in funding and has over 150 employees.
About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.
McKinsey’s customer insights and perspective on changing markets and technologies help us design solutions for both immediate and lasting impact. Our unique cross-functional expertise ensures that those solutions work throughout our client’s organization and accelerate delivery to the bottom line. We help sustain impact by building our client’s digital capability – not replacing it with ours.
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