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Earlybird and 3i among sellers of German website company Dooyoo.de
The committee set-up to tackle the problem of small and medium-sized UK enterprises failing to secure public sector contracts has called on businesses, public purchasers and industry groups to submit evidence of their experiences of doing business across both central government and local authorities. A webpage has been set-up by the Office of Government Commerce […]
Germany is the home of clean technology in Europe according to the world’s venture capitalists. In a study by business consultants Deloitte and the US National Venture Capital Association, 43% of the almost 400 VC respondents named Germany as the second best country in the world, behind the US, in advancing the field of cleantech […]
Paris headquartered Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (ERIP) has raised €150m for BioDiscovery 3, its latest venture capital fund aimed at European life science businesses. The new vehicle will make between 15 and 20 investments in therapeutic drug companies and a combination of medical technology and molecular diagnostic companies, investing up to €15m per deal. […]
Octopus Investments, the UK based alternative investment specialist, is seeking to raise up to £25m for Octopus Titan VCT 3, to follow up on the success of the Octopus Titan twin VCT which has successfully raised over £30m since its launch in November 2007. The fund’s strategy will focus on smaller unquoted UK companies. The […]
Dutch mid-market firm Waterland Private Equity Investments has closed its fourth fund on its hard cap of €800m just three months after launch and twice the size of its previous offering. Waterland Private Equity Fund IV (WPEF IV) will target medium sized companies with revenues between €10m and €150m operating in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and […]
UK VC MTI has returned its investment in ApaTech, a UK specialist in bone graft technology, in a deal which sees company raise US$45m in a development capital round led by 3i and US investor HealthCor. MTI still retains a significant stake in the business, which it backed in April 2004, leading a £4.55m series […]
Buyouts group Advent International has sold Polish insulation business Bolix to Berger Paints, one of India’s largest paint manufacturers, for US$38.6m. It is Advent’s first Central & Eastern European exit since June 2007 when it sold its stake in the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) to AIG Capital Partners for €1.08bn. Advent closed its fourth fund […]

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