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24 July 2015

CVC completes €477m purchase of PKP’s autility arm

norman-79860_640 London-headquartered buyout firm CVC Capital Partners has made its first move into Poland with the €477m purchase of PKP Energetyka (PKPE).

23 July 2015

Summit Partners invests $22.5m in cyber defense software biz Darktrace

Cambridge Summit Partners, the Boston-based growth equity investment house, has invested $22.5m in Darktrace, a Cambridge, UK-based cyber defense software company.

23 July 2015

Investment AB Kinnevik, LeapFrog Investments join $38.4m round for BIMA

mobile-phone-1104507-m Investment AB Kinnevik and LeapFrog Investments were among the investor shareholders who contributed to a $38.4m funding round for BIMA, the mobile-delivered insurance provider.

23 July 2015

KKR joint venture acquires Commerzbank shipping fleet for $254.5m

ship KKR and London-based independent ship operator Borealis Maritime are to acquire a $254.5m shipping fleet from a subsidiary of Commerzbank, through a joint venture they formed in 2013.

23 July 2015

TDR and investors purchase VW’s LeasePlan for €3.7bn

street-238458_640 A consortium of investors and private equity firm TDR Capital have purchased Dutch-based financing company LeasePlan for €3.7bn.

23 July 2015

Environmental Technologies Fund backs electric field desalination business Voltea

drop-of-water-417468_1280 European growth capital investor Environmental Technologies Fund has led a €5m Series B financing round for water desalination business Voltea.

23 July 2015

French online marketplace platform Mirakl nets $20m 83North-led Series C

purchasing-689442_1280 Venture capital firm 83North has led a $20m Series B financing round for French online marketplace software platform Mirakl.

23 July 2015

Blackstone unveils $3bn move into Nordic region real estate

Scandinavia The Blackstone Group is to make a major move into the Nordic region's real estate sector, with a deal to acquire a 34 per cent stake in Agasti Holding, a Norwegian investment manager, and other properties in Norway and Scandinavia.

22 July 2015

Amundi names Meilland to oversee investor relations ahead of IPO

Cyril Meilland Amundi, the French asset management company, has named Cyril Meilland to the new position of investor relations head, as it prepares to list itself on the Paris stock exchange later this year.

22 July 2015

ICG’s Benoît Durteste, in wake of €3bn fund-raise: ‘What LPs are looking for now’ $

Benoit Durteste, ICG When you set out to raise €2.5bn from investors and give yourself two years to do it in, and instead find you've got €3bn in commitments after just seven months, people are bound to ask how you did it.

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