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9 February 2015

Meal delivery service HelloFresh picks up $125m from existing backers Insight, Rocket Internet

news_grocery_lrg Insight Venture Partners has renewed its commitment to grocery and meal delivery business HelloFresh by backing a new $125m round of financ

4 February 2015

Boxwood hops to acquisition of yoghurt maker sweetFrog

milk-shake-952568-m Mid-market private equity investor Boxwood Capital Partners has bought frozen yoghurt chain sweetFrog Enterprises, nearly three years after first making a minority.

28 January 2015

Sequoia joins sizable $350m Series E for China’s takeaway ordering site Ele.me

chinese-carry-out-922333-m Sequoia Capital has taken part in a hefty $350m funding round for Chinese takeaway ordering platform Ele.me, which translates as Hungry Yet.

15 January 2015

Ardian, Resource Partners add cookie maker Chojecki to Poland’s Delicpol

chojecki Ardian and Resource Partners have bought Polish cookie maker Chojecki to merge with their 2012 investment Delicpol.

14 January 2015

KKR, CVC struggling to agree price for Kuwaiti food business Americana

homemade-pizza-pie-1424503-m The private equity chase for Kuwaiti food business Americana is reportedly close to being halted amid a difficulty to agree on price.

7 January 2015

Middle Eastern investors help Paine & Partners close Fund IV on $893m

tall-summer-grains-1402775-m Paine & Partners has closed its oversubscribed fourth fund on $893m making it the biggest dedicated food and agribusiness private equity fund in the industry, according to the firm.

17 December 2014

Altamont seizes new operating partner to focus on restaurants

acurio-restaurantes-Peru Mid-market focused Altamont Capital Partners has hired Kevin C Moylan as operating partner to focus on investment opportunities in the restaurant industry.

1 December 2014

Cinven makes 2.4x return selling eateries ASK, Zizzi for £250m

homemade-pizza-pie-1424503-m European private equity firm Cinven is set to make 2.4-times return selling UK-based restaurants ASK Italian and Zizzi restaurants to fellow buyout house Bridgepoint for £250m.

27 November 2014

Goldman backs $36m investment in Korean online food ordering company Woowa

chinese-food-dim-sum-chopstick Goldman Sachs’ private equity investment unit has led a KRW40bn ($36m) financing round for South Korean online food ordering major Woowa Brothers.

24 November 2014

Abraaj raises offer to buy Egyptian food company BiscoMisr for $127m

bakalva-1-936583-m Middle Eastern private equity firm The Abraaj Group has filed a for approval to buy up to 100 per cent of Egyptian Company for Foods BiscoMisr for up to $127m.

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