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28 May 2014

Eli Lilly makes first UK venture fund commitment, helps Epidarex close on £47.5mp

Epidarex Sinclair Dunlop Global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has made its first ever investment in a UK venture capital fund to help Epidarex Capital close its new vehicle with £47.5m, AltAssets can reveal.

28 May 2014

Armada Mezzanine Capital holds €70m first close for latest fund

funds5_sq Nordic investment firm Armada Mezzanine Capital has held a first close of €70m for its latest fund.

28 May 2014

Private equity-backed Get eyes $2.5bn IPO

stock market Private equity-backed Norwegian cable business Get is reportedly planning an IPO.

27 May 2014

Apax Partners exits foreign exchange business Travelex

xchange Private equity firm Apax Partners has exited its majority stake in retail foreign exchange business Travelex to UAE Exchange CEO B R Shetty and Centurion Investments equity partners.

27 May 2014

Connection Capital adds software company Impero to portfolio

education_lrg Growth capital investor Connection Capital has completed the £10m management buyout of UK-based network and user management software provider Impero.

27 May 2014

Gresham partners mull breakaway fund

manchester wheel_sq Partners within UK mid-market firm Gresham are reportedly talking to LPs about launching a breakaway fund.

27 May 2014

Wellington Partners leads €2.7m Series A for Germany’s Neuway Pharma

german flag 2_sq Venture capital firm Wellington Partners has led a €2.7m Series A round for German pharmaceutical startup Neuway Pharma.

27 May 2014

Investindustrial fund mulls Club Med bid

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq ndrea Bonomi’s private equity vehicle Investindustrial fund is mulling a buyout offer for French holiday group Club Med.

27 May 2014

YFM trio leave to launch Technology Venture Partners

Peter Davies YFM UK-based YFM Equity Partners has seen part of its team spin out to form a new firm in order to manage the South West Ventures Fund.

27 May 2014

Ahlstrom Capital acquires Destia for €148m

Finland Nordic private equity firm Ahlstrom Capital has agreed to acquire road and rail builder Destia from the Finnish government. The deal valued the company, which has annual revenue of €500m and profits of €19m, at €148m, said Reuters. The sale is part of the Finnish government’s plan to divest of €1.9bn worth of assets in[...]

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