Horizon secures £69m in London flotation

Posted by DFJ Esprit, 21 Aug 2014

  • Horizon Discovery, which has been backed by leading European investor DFJ Esprit, secures £68.6m to fuel global growth through oversubscribed IPO
  • Cambridge-based biotech company is only healthcare business in UK Government’s Future Fifty list of most promising tech companies, and only second to float
Embargoed, 00.01, 27 March, 2014: Horizon Discovery Group has become the second of the government’s ‘Future Fifty’ to float on the London Stock Exchange. (more…)


DFJ Esprit marks ‘most active’ year with pledge to take more start-ups global

Posted by DFJ Esprit, 21 Aug 2014

  • DFJ Esprit's 2013 deal-flow marked it out as one of Europe’s most active venture capital investors, as it completed one deal every two weeks across the continent
  • Pace continues in 2014 with Kana exit to Verint in a $514m deal and $110m (£69m) IPO of Horizon Discovery
April 2014: Venture capital firm DFJ Esprit continues to be one of the leaders in backing European tech start-ups and growth companies, and its recent deal flow has never been stronger. (more…)