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7 April 2014

Carlyle, PAI Partners join forces for Custom Sensors & Technologies buyout

france french paris The Carlyle Group has teamed up with European private equity firm PAI Partners to buy Custom Sensors & Technologies from Schneider Electric.

7 April 2014

DPE-backed SLM Solutions eyes €75m IPO

german flag 2_sq Private equity-backed German 3D printer maker SLM Solutions said that it is preparing for an IPO on Frankfurt’s stock exchange, expecting to raise €75m.

7 April 2014

LitCapital makes growth capital investment in M2M technology developer Eldes

biotech_lrg Lithuanian growth capital firm LitCapital has invested in security and smart home technology company Eldes UAB.

7 April 2014

Cinven returns €1.5bn on Numericable exit

With the IPO and the SFR/Numericable deal, Cinven generated an IRR of 160 per cent and a capital gain of more than €1.5bn of which €1.25bn will be in cash, the firm has said.

4 April 2014

Mangrove renews commitment to CiteeCar by leading $10m Series A round

news_gear_box_lrg European early stage investor Mangrove Capital Partners has led a $10m Series A financing round for German car sharing business CiteeCar.

4 April 2014

Akina hits $372m For European lower mid-market fund of funds

news_europemap_sml European fund of funds Akina has closed it lower mid-market-focused Euro Choice V vehicle on $372m.

4 April 2014

Idinvest Partners beats target with €214m closing for secondaries fund

Paris-headquartered private equity firm Idinvest Partners has closed its second fund focusing on the secondaries space on €214m, beating the fund’s initial €200m target.

4 April 2014

US, Asian buyers show growing appetite for European assetsp

Trade sales continue to offer a viable exit route as private equity houses attract corporate buyers, with values totalling €6bn in Q1 2014, an increase from €5bn over the same period last year.

3 April 2014

EMBL Ventures brings Crescendo Biologics Series A to £19.5m

news_spirogen_molecule_lrg The European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s venture arm has invested £2m in Crescendo Biologics to bring the company’s Series A round to a weighty £19.5m.

3 April 2014

Permira, Ardian-backed eDreams eyes €1.1bn valuation through IPO

sun sunset solar beach holiday sea Private equity-backed online travel business eDreams Odigeo has priced its shares to give it a market capitalisation of €1.1bn in its forthcoming IPO.

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