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3 March 2015

OMERS-backed Vue could buy Ratos’ Nordic Cinema Group

popcorn2 OMERS-backed UK cinema chain Vue Entertainment is reportedly considering up to £400m for private equity-backed peer Nordic Cinema Group.

2 March 2015

NEA leads $35m Series B round in Mersana Therapeutics

download (56) Existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has led a $35m Series B-1 financing round in Massachusetts-based Mersana Therapeutics.

2 March 2015

Northzone in $20m investment round for Germany’s Outfittery

download (4) Early-stage investor Northzone has re-upped in a $20m funding round for Outfittery, a personalised clothes shopping website for men.

2 March 2015

PE-backed Univision looks to IPO in next 12 to 18 months

tv remotes Private equity-backed US Spanish-language media company Univision could go public within the next 12 to 18 months, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

VC-backed biotech business Canbex to be bought for €96m

lab petri life science clinic Venture capital-backed UK biotech business Canbex Therapeutics has agreed to be bought by Ipsen in a €96m deal.

2 March 2015

Towerbrook looks to acquire women’s retailer J.Jill in $400m deal

colourful-tops-2-1392566-m US buyout house Towerbrook Capital Partners is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire women’s fashion retailer J.Jill in a $400m deal, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

ABRY, Landmark Partners in $143m Accela financing

wash dc US buyout house ABRY Partners has led a $143.5m financing round for government civic engagement platform provider Accela.

2 March 2015

Dawn Capital leads €5.5m round for Finnish call centre SaaS company

your-call-is-in-a-queue-651009-m UK private investor Dawn Capital has headed up a €5.5m first round of funding for call centre software-as-a-service business LeadDesk.

2 March 2015

Sequoia increases investment in Indian express delivery business

flying-basket-824202-m Indian express delivery marketplace Grofers has picked up a $10m Series A financing round from existing investor Sequoia Capital and new backer Tiger Global.

2 March 2015

Lightspeed China Partners backs car service platform with $12m Series A

Tyres on the Drive Venture capital investor Lightspeed China Partners has invested $12m in automotive after-sales service platform Yikuaixiu.com, AltAssets understands.

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