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17 September 2015

Amadeus Capital, Endeit and BGF exit Unruly to Murdoch’s News Corp $

Unruly-Founders-Copy The news on Wednesday that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is to pay around £114m for Unruly, a London-based video ad-tech start-up, represented an exit from the business after three years for three European private equity firms – Amadeus Capital Partners, Endeit Capital and Business Growth Fund.

17 September 2015

Forbion agrees exit of cholesterol drug developer Dezima for up to $1.55bn

fried-eggs-456351_1280 Dutch healthcare investment firm Forbion Capital Partners has agreed to $1.55bn sale of biotech business Dezima Pharma to trade player Amgen Inc.

17 September 2015

CVC opens Warsaw office, hires Krawczyk from Innova

poland-197670_640 European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has hired Krzysztof Krawczyk from Innova Capital to head its new Poland office.

17 September 2015

LDC backs shower brand Aqualisa’s MBO

shower-653671_640 Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the MBO of premium UK based shower brand Aqualisa for an undisclosed price, ALtAssets understands.

16 September 2015

Market’s take on KKR’s stake in hedgie Marshall Wace: client-focused ‘strategic move’ $

hedge_170sq News last week that New York-based private equity giant KKR had taken a minority stake in London-based hedge fund group Marshall Wace surprised few industry observers, even though it was clearly not intended as a straightforward portfolio investment on KKR’s part – while not quite being a bolt-on acquisition either, given its “minority” nature.

16 September 2015

Britain’s Prince Andrew takes on role as champion of UK’s entrepreneurs

Prince-Andrew-Sharp-project-visit-66-Edit The Duke of York, Prince Charles's younger brother, is throwing his royal weight behind Britain's entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, with a campaign that Buckingham Palace spokesmen say is intended to be a long-term initiative.

16 September 2015

Apax France to regain stake in Cabovisao through Altice sale

portugal-401301_1280 Apax France has agreed to pick up a pair of Portuguese cable operators from European telecommunications business Altice.

16 September 2015

Core Capital seals £85m first, final close for oversubscribed Fund II

tiny-people-700921_1280 UK-based private equity firm Core Capital Partners has held an £85m first and final close for its oversubscribed second institutional fund.

16 September 2015

Equistone scores 2x return through The Mill sale

kinderdijk-268334_640 Equistone Partners Europe has doubled its investment in The Mill by selling the company to Technicolor in a £190m deal.

16 September 2015

British Business Bank helps Nauta to $70m first close

money-8-840239-m Venture capital firm Nauta Capital has completed a $70m first close for its 2015 fund, AltAssets understands.

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