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19 February 2014

Investor confidence in Southern Europe making surprise comebackp

fat-euro_sq International investor interest in Southern Europe is making a surprise return according to a survey by Altius Associates.

19 February 2014

DFI investor CDC adds to environmental and social responsibility team

UK development finance investor CDC Group has hired Ritu Kumar as a director focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

19 February 2014

Mentha Capital hits €51m first close for latest Benelux fund

amsterdam-5_sq Amsterdam-based private equity firm Mentha Capital has hit a €51m first close for its latest fund.

19 February 2014

Apollo, Rickmers buy six container ships from Hamburg Süd

ship supply logistics container Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has bought six used vessels from container shipping group Hamburg Süd in partnership with Rickmers Group for $176m.

19 February 2014

Czech media analytics company Socialbakers secures $26m VC round

Czech-based media analytics and optimisation company Socialbakers has completed a $26m Series C financing round, one of the largest funding rounds for a social analytics company outside North America.

19 February 2014

Swedish tax agency resumes fight with private equity industry

Sweden's tax agency, Skatteverket, has appealed a 2013 ruling from the Supreme Administrative Court in a bid to ensure the country’s private equity industry pays higher taxes.

19 February 2014

LDC agrees £100m exit for Benson Group after only two years

UK mid-market private equity firm LDC has exited its stake in Benson Group, a manufacturer of printed folding carton and sleeve packaging, in a £100m deal just two years after its initial investment.

19 February 2014

KKR’s Pets at Home targets £275m London IPO

Private equity-backed retailer Pets at Home Group has confirmed plans to raise £275m via its listing on the London Stock Exchange.

19 February 2014

Apax-backed King Digital Entertainment files for $500m NYSE IPO

stock brokerage market share listed Mobile gaming group King Entertainment – best known for its Candy Crush Saga puzzle game – has filed to raise $500m via an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

18 February 2014

Permira acquires Atrium Innovations

Private equity firm Permira has bought natural health products company Atrium Innovations for $24 per share.

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