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31 March 2014

BVCA names LDC managing director Tim Farazmand chairman

union jack 170 LDC managing director Tim Farazmand has been appointed as chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

31 March 2014

Apollo, CVC-backed Brit Insurance eyes £960m market cap in imminent IPO

Private equity-backed insurance company Brit is eyeing a market capitalisation of almost £1bn after its private equity backers priced the sale of stock at 240 pence per share.

31 March 2014

ATP Private Equity Partners secures €800m for latest fund of funds

ATP Private Equity Partners has secured €800m for its fifth fund of funds from parent company ATP, Denmark’s largest pension fund.

31 March 2014

Battery, Gemini Israel bring fan-generated sports media platform FTBpro funding to $24m

football-soccer-pitch-goal Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures have renewed their commitments to fan-generated sports media platform FTBpro by leading an $18m financing round.

31 March 2014

Temasek launches London office

London taxis Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has launched its first European office.

31 March 2014

UK digital advertising tech developer Grapeshot raises $3.3m

K-based digital advertising technology company Grapeshot has raised $3.3m, led by VC firm Albion Ventures and existing investor IQ Capital.

31 March 2014

Permira seals buyout of UK wealth manager Bestinvest, eyes Tilney merger

UK buyout firm Permira has completed its acquisition of the UK wealth manager and online investment service Bestinvest from fellow private equity firm 3i.

31 March 2014

Sweden’s Lookback secures $2.2m seed funding round

Lookback, A Sweden-based platform for analysing user experiences via video testimonials, has sealed a $2.2m seed funding round led by European investor Lakestar, with additional participation from Index Ventures.

31 March 2014

TDR Capital closes latest fund on €2bn

euro8_170sq UK private equity firm TDR Capital has reportedly held a final close of €2bn for its latest fund.

31 March 2014

Venture capital leads the way for the Nordics as VC investments doublep

Falling investment values in the Nordic region in Q4 saw a VC deal - Swedish music streaming service Spotify securing €185m from Technology Crossover Ventures – marking the largest private equity deal for the quarter.

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