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27 November 2015

Charterhouse nabs 3x return through Webhelp sale $

phone-735058_960_720 UK-based private equity firm Charterhouse has scored a three-times return through the sale of French call centre operator Webhelp, AltAssets can reveal.

27 November 2015

BaltCap taps Fund II to buy Estonian dental company

teeth-887338_960_720 Baltic private equity and venture capital investor BaltCap has purchased a majority stake in Estonian dental care company Dental Invest Estonia (DIE).

27 November 2015

Fenox Venture Capital makes strategic investment in world’s first social robot Jibo

robot-355340_1920 Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital has made an investment in Jibo, a company founded by MIT Media Labs professor Cynthia Breazeal who has created the world's first social robot for the home.

27 November 2015

IFC, Everstone invest $27m in Indian education materials publisher S Chand & Co

six-books-1184809-m The IFC, investing in the private sector on behalf of the World Bank, and Everstone Capital have provided INR 1.79bn ($27m) financing to Indian publishing house S Chand & Company.

27 November 2015

HTGF-backed medical startup Bomedus closes €2.5m Series B

pain Venture capital-backed Bomedus, a German medical start up, has closed a €2.5m Series B round from NRW Bank and a private investor Christoph Schug.

27 November 2015

Vista to unite Shopatron, MarketLive following double deal

gift-444519_1920 Vista Equity Partners has agreed a pair of simultaneous deals for retail software providers MarketLive and Shopatron to unite the pair.

27 November 2015

Italy’s Alcedo speeds towards first close for first fund since 2008

coliseum-538344_1920 Italian private equity firm Alcedo is nearing a first close for its fourth fund, it is understood.

27 November 2015

Catalyst eyes pair of IPOs following $1.5bn Fund V raise

microscope-219984_1280 Canadian private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group is reportedly looking to a pair of IPOs in the wake of closing its latest flagship fund.

27 November 2015

Exponent acquires discount deal websites Wowcher and LivingSocial

buying-15810_1920 UK-focused private equity investor Exponent has bought discount deal websites Wowcher in the UK and LivingSocial in the UK and Ireland and has bundled both businesses in a newly-formed company.

27 November 2015

PE firms eyeing €600m bid for Merck’s allergy business

allergy-18656_960_720 Private equity firms are reportedly considering bidding around €600m for Allergopharma, a German allergy business owned by Merck KGaA.

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