Capital D acquires majority stake in Qmee

PriestleySoundy advised private equity house Capital D in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Qmee.  The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Capital D is the first institutional investor in Qmee and will partner with Qmee’s Founders, Jonathan Knight and Nick Sutton, to support them on the next phase of their impressive growth journey.

Qmee operates in the research and consumer insight space.  The company is headquartered in Reading and operates in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.  It will use the investment to expand into Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Qmee is one of Europe’s fastest growing tech businesses:-

  • Winner – 2020 Deloitte UK Tech Fast 50
  • 11th – 2020 Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • 62nd – 2021 FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

Capital D is a pan-European private equity fund manager focused on investing in companies that show clear evidence of transforming legacy business models or have demonstrable potential to do so.  Capital D’s distinctive approach integrates three competencies: intelligence, investment and impact.

PriestleySoundy has partnered with investment professionals at Capital D (and at previous private equity houses) for over 20 years.

Capital D was also advised by Deloitte Legal (f/k/a Kemp Little) and Stoel Rives.  Qmee’s Founders and other selling shareholders were advised by Squire Patton Boggs.

24 March 2021