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24 March 2015

Silver Lake considers £2bn bid for Tesco-owned loyalty card operator

index US private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is reportedly considering a £2bn bid for Dunnhumby, the loyalty card division of British supermarket giant Tesco.

24 March 2015

New VCs help anti-cancer treatment pioneer Rigontec push Series A to €14.25m

Dutch early stage investor Forbion Capital Partners and Danish peer Sunstone Capital have brought biopharma business Rigontec's Series A round to €14.25m through a second close.

24 March 2015

First Polish life sciences VC fund holds $42m first close

warsaw_lrg Venture investor Join Polish Investment Fund Management has announced the first close of its first fund after raising $42m.

24 March 2015

EQT to sell 100% of Nordic gas company Swedegas to trade partners

twins-739644-m The infrastructure arm of European buyout firm EQT has agreed to sell Swedish gas grid operator Swedegas to fellow gas transmission companies Enagás and Fluxys Europe.

23 March 2015

Goldman Sachs joins €35m round for UK homeware retailer WorldStores

download (10) UK home garden furnishings website has WorldStores has raised €35m equity financing with backers including new investor Goldman Sachs.

23 March 2015

Green Investment Bank, Zouk back £111m Scottish renewables energy project

news_recycle2_lrg The UK Green Investment Bank has joined private equity investors Foresight Group and Zouk Capital in backing the construction of a £111m energy-from-waste plant in Lanark, Scotland.

23 March 2015

KKR lands £265m loan from European Loan Programme to fund theTrainline purchase

train-station-546723-m The European Loan Programme has provided global private equity firm KKR with a £265m loan to finance its acquisition of the theTrainline.

23 March 2015

Fondo Italiano ups stake in bolt-maker Brugola with extra €7.5m investment

screw-world-2-861231-m Italian government-backed private equity investor Fondo Italiano d'Investimento has reportedly injected another €7.5m in bolt manufacturer Brugola just weeks after it backed the company with €20m.

23 March 2015

Altor taps €2bn fourth fund for $49m Transcom investment

telephone-cable_sq Nordic private equity firm Altor has tapped its fourth fund to buy almost 25 per cent of customer care, sales and credit management business Transcom Worldwide for SEK421m ($49m).

23 March 2015

High Tech Gründerfonds leads Bionic Robotics’s Series A round

download (86) Germany’s High Tech Gründerfonds has participated in Bionic Robotics' Series-A funding round, which reportedly amounts to more than €1m.

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