European venture capital fund Speedinvest has raised EUR190 million for its third fund, increasing Speedinvest’s total AUM to more than EUR400 million.
Small World Financial Services, a UK-head headquartered money transfer provider backed by Equistone Partners Europe, has agreed to acquire French international payments company MoneyGlobe.
European private equity investment firm Oakley Capital is to sell a majority stake in atHome Group, a Luxembourg-based online classifieds and mortgage broking business, to Mayfair Equity Partners.
Jerusalem Venture Partners has led a USD5 million funding round in Vicarius for its predictive cyberthreat technology, together with Innovation Hub and Goldbell.
Private equity groups keen to bolster their ‘green’ credentials may wish to consider how they might avail of upcoming Proposed Taxonomy Regulation in Europe, as they seek to standardise, and measure, the real impact of sustainable investments in their portfolios.
As the World Economic Forum celebrates its 50th year, Davos 2020 has the opportunity to transform business via fintech, something which Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, calls the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution.’
The trend for dedicated funds targeting GP equity stakes is likely to remain strong as investors seek out opportunities in early stage and middle-market PE groups.
The first quarter of 2019 broke the all-time record for investment in Europe, with EUR7.3 billion invested (EUR8.3 billion including Israel), and according to a new study by e-front, the global venture capital industry hit an all-time high last year.