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2 March 2015

Baird hires ManpowerGroup’s Sullivan to find new investment ops

0de32c4 Baird Capital, the private investment arm of Robert W Baird & Co, has appointed Owen Sullivan to the role of operating partner.

2 March 2015

Northzone in $20m investment round for Germany’s Outfittery

download (4) Early-stage investor Northzone has re-upped in a $20m funding round for Outfittery, a personalised clothes shopping website for men.

2 March 2015

VC-backed biotech business Canbex to be bought for €96m

lab petri life science clinic Venture capital-backed UK biotech business Canbex Therapeutics has agreed to be bought by Ipsen in a €96m deal.

2 March 2015

Dawn Capital leads €5.5m round for Finnish call centre SaaS company

your-call-is-in-a-queue-651009-m UK private investor Dawn Capital has headed up a €5.5m first round of funding for call centre software-as-a-service business LeadDesk.

2 March 2015

Sequoia increases investment in Indian express delivery business

flying-basket-824202-m Indian express delivery marketplace Grofers has picked up a $10m Series A financing round from existing investor Sequoia Capital and new backer Tiger Global.

2 March 2015

Lightspeed China Partners backs car service platform with $12m Series A

Tyres on the Drive Venture capital investor Lightspeed China Partners has invested $12m in automotive after-sales service platform Yikuaixiu.com, AltAssets understands.

27 February 2015

Music rights company Kobalt lands $60m from Google Ventures and previous backers

music-3-778197-m Music rights management service Kobalt has closed $60m Series C financing round, with Google Ventures (GV) joining existing investors.

27 February 2015

Rise of new funds helped Latin American PE, VC fundraising to record $10.39bn in 2014p

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Latin American private equity funds pulled in a record $10.39bn last year amid a continuing expansion of the asset classes in the region.

27 February 2015

August closes single approach fund on $450m

calstrs_california US-based August Capital has closed $450m for its seventh venture capital fund, just a couple of months since launching.

26 February 2015

AXA launches €200m venture capital fund

euroo Paris-based asset management firm AXA has launched AXA Strategic Ventures, a €200m venture capital fund.

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