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VTB Capital, Deutsche Bank and SRV have launched VTBC-DB Real Estate Partners, a co-sponsored private equity fund focused on the Russian market. The target for the fund is €300m. The fund will invest in prime real estate in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major Russian cities. Investors in the fund include Scandinavian pension funds, Ilmarinen […]
Venture debt specialist welcomes five new investors in €150m secondary transaction
CBPE Capital, the mid-market spin-out from Close Brothers, has received £300m in commitments for its eighth UK mid-market private equity fund. CBPE VIII held its first closing on £270m and subsequently received an additional £30m. The fund is expected to reach a final close at the end of the year on a similar level to […]
Business angels generate an average return of 22% on investments in UK start-ups according to research published by NESTA and the British Business Angels Association. The figure is based on a holding period of four years, and is slightly less than the return made by business angels in the US of 27%. Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA’s […]
As Europe's venture capitalists have swooped away from the seed and early-stage end of the investment landscape, business angels have flocked to the space, as Brigitte Baumann, newly-appointed president of European angel network EBAN, explains
SuperSonic Imagine raises €26m
French fund-of-funds, ACG Private Equity (formerly Altium Capital Gestion), has launched its fifth fund, ACG Europe V. The fund aims to raise €250m and will target investors in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. It will look to invest in both Western and Central and Eastern Europe, a region it believes is ripe for […]
UK buyouts firm Montagu Private Equity is looking to sell German sausage skin maker Kalle. Kalle was acquired the private equity house in September 2004 in a €140m secondary buyout from CVC. The company, which has facilities across Europe as well as the USA and Chile, generated a turnover of €186m in 2007, and employs […]
Angel investors the Rickman brothers have launched a €100m fund for investment in UK technology companies. Led by Andrew Rickman, founder of optical components group Bookham, and his brother Robert, a former director at fund manager FIM Services, the Rockley Group is looking for a €50m first close for its new fund in the summer […]
Investment network Hotbed has launched a £10m Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) designed to give investors a 22% saving on their capital gains tax (CGT) in the two years to April 2008. The firm plans to raise up to £10m for the portfolio to invest £1.5-2m in up to seven companies. Under the scheme Hotbed will […]

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