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31 July 2015

Idea Capital’s Taste of Italy fund has €140m 2nd close; buys restaurant chain stake $

Federico Cellina of Ideal Capital Italian private equity firm Idea Capital Funds has announced the second close of its Taste of Italy fund at €140m, as it targets €200m.

31 July 2015

21 Partners looks to close Fund III above €300m target after buying Poligof

nappy diaper 21 Partners is looking to close its third fund above its €300m target after agreeing to purchase blacksheet film maker Poligof, marking the second investment from 21 Investimenti III Fund.

31 July 2015

LBO France exits Flash Europe, Tractel investments

paris_france LBO France, the established French private equity group, has announced it is exiting two of its investments, but isn't saying how much it is selling them for, or how much money they made for its investors.

31 July 2015

Sweden’s EQT Partners to exit Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria

television 2 EQT Partners, the Swedish private equity group, said it is to sell exit its stake in Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria Group.

31 July 2015

Pomona Capital buys stake in Mithras Fund

handshake-671413-m New York-based private equity firm Pomona Capital has purchased an entire stake in a Mithras Capital Partners-managed fund, AltAssets understands.

30 July 2015

Augmentum Capital, Neil Woodford lead Seedrs’ £10m investment round

piggy-bank-3-353454-m Augmentum Capital, a London-based venture capital fund backed by Lord Rothschild, and star British fund manager Neil Woodford were named as the lead investors in a Series A fund-raising for the crowd-funding platform, Seedrs.

30 July 2015

PAI Partners to sell Swissport to China’s HNA Group for $2.81bn

plane-airport PAI Partners, the Paris-based private equity firm, is to sell Swissport International, an airport luggage and cargo handler, to HNA Group, which owns China's fourth-largest airline, for CHF2.7bn ($2.81bn).

30 July 2015

Lead Edge leads $82m in online auction house Catawiki

hammer-620008_640 Lead Edge Capital has led an $82m Series C investment in Amsterdam-based online auction house Catawiki.

30 July 2015

Verdane sells Banqsoft, last exit from Fund IV

exit-387227_1280 Norwegian private equity firm Verdane Capital Advisors has sold financial software company Banqsoft AS to KMD.

30 July 2015

Lead Edge Capital leads $82m Series C investment in Catawiki online auction house

Stamp collecting Lead Edge Capital, a New York-based growth stage investment house, was the lead investor in an $82m (€75m) Series C investment round aimed at enabling Catawiki, an online auction house, to expand internationally.

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