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With investor confidence in the biotech sector taking a massive hit in the wake of the recession, VCs are pushing a new approach to backing early-stage companies in a bid to win back support
The biotech industry is facing one of the most testing periods in its history. A survey carried out by the BioIndustry Association in March this year found that 78% of biotech companies had found fund raising more difficult over the last year, with 47% of those looking for money unable to secure the full amount, […]
ARX Private Equity Partners, formerly known as DBG Eastern Europe, has completed the second close of its third fund, ARX III, on €102m. The firm began fundraising in early 2008 and held an €83 million first close in October, with a final target of €125m. ARX III focuses on succession driven buyouts in the Central […]
Bank of Ireland leads banking syndicate
In the current market a drought of funding by venture capitalists has stunted the growth of seed stage companies, forcing them to look elsewhere for capital
PE pair acquire 100% of envelope maker
7digital sold for £7.7m
PE firm acquires German care provider
Germant is Europe’s third largest venture capital market but is poised to shrink as the recession, as well as an historic inability to consistently deliver good returns, takes its toll on fund raising.

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