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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

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

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.

27 November 2015

Plant gene, biologics business PlantResponse gets €5.7m Monsanto Growth-led Series A

fern-340854_1920 Monsanto Growth Ventures has led a €5.7m Series A financing round for Spanish agro-biotechnology business PlantResponse Biotech.

27 November 2015

Electranova Capital invests €11m in French wood panel producer Techniwood

wall-219666_1280 Cleantech venture fund Electranova Capital, which is managed by Idinvest Partners in partnership with EDF, is backing French industrial wood panels make Techniwood in a €11m second financing round.

26 November 2015

EIF helps KCP to £55m first close amid ‘difficult market for smaller funds’ $

Owen Trotter Despite a difficult market UK-based private equity firm Key Capital Partners has held a first close for its new fund at $55m thanks to a commitment from the EIF.

26 November 2015

Newly-launched Draper Oakwood challenges traditional PE, VC with hands-off approach $

csm_Aamer-A.-Sarfraz_08b51d30a4 Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital is attempting to shake up the private investment market with a new offering for growth businesses.

26 November 2015

Romanian smart watch developer seals 3TS backing among $5m investment round

vector watch European tech-focused 3TS Capital Partners has backed Bucharest-based smart watch developer Vector Watch through its Catalyst Romania fund.

26 November 2015

AGC taps two funds to buy Argentum’s EQT V stake

handshake deal Global alternative asset manager AGC Equity Partners has purchased a stake in a EQT-managed fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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