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High hopes for second Fondo ICO Global tender

Fondo ICO Global, Spain’s €1.2bn fund-of-funds, launched its second tender in late February - it is hoped the Axis-managed vehicle will give flattened fundraising prospects a much-needed......

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure
High hopes for second Fondo ICO Global tender

Onza Capital holds first close

New venture investor Onza Capital, launched by former executives at private equity backed-Vértice 360, is understood to have held a first close on €18m.

Southern Europe unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure

Nauta Capital prepares fourth fund, loses two founders

Nauta Capital is preparing the launch of its fourth fund, while two of the founders have left the firm.

Southern Europe unquote | 11 Apr 2014 | secure

Media-focused VC Station 12 launched by former Ingenious CEO

Patrick Bradley, former chief executive of Ingenious Ventures, has launched a media-focused growth capital firm named Station 12.

unquote | 11 Apr 2014 | secure
French venture capital targets niche strategies

French venture capital targets niche strategies

Recent closes have seen managers focus on niche investment strategies in an effort to stand out in an otherwise well-served local market. Greg Gille reports

France unquote | 09 Apr 2014 | secure

CapDecisif closes third fund on €45m

CapDecisif Management has held a final close for its new Ile-de-France-focused venture fund, CapDecisif 3, on €45m.

France unquote | 08 Apr 2014 | secure

Quadrivio launches new venture fund

Italian investor Quadrivio has launched a €100m fund to back local technology companies.

Southern Europe unquote | 03 Apr 2014 | secure

Balderton closes $305m fund

Balderton Capital has closed its fifth European vehicle to invest in series-A funding rounds for European technology companies.

unquote | 01 Apr 2014

Sofimac closes new fund on €33m

Sofimac Partners has held the final close of its new technology venture fund, Emergence Innovation 1, on €33.1m.

France unquote | 31 Mar 2014 | secure
Israel: no longer a start-up nation

Israel: no longer a start-up nation

“Israel used to be known for exporting oranges, now it’s known for exporting Apples,” said prime minister David Cameron to Blackstone ambassador and adviser Dan Gillerman, who quoted......

unquote | 27 Mar 2014

Caixa launches latest biotech fund

Spanish venture investor Caixa Capital Risc has launched its second biotech fund with a target of €35m.

Southern Europe unquote | 21 Mar 2014 | secure

Ysios Capital launches second fund

Ysios Capital has begun fundraising for Ysios BioFund II, a €100m life sciences vehicle.

Southern Europe unquote | 20 Mar 2014 | secure
Audit questions Swedish state’s early-stage investment

Audit questions Swedish state’s early-stage investment

In January, Swedish daily financial newspaper Dagens Industri uncovered conflicts of interest within state venture fund InlandsInnovation, which has put the country’s venture capital system......

Nordic unquote | 20 Mar 2014 | secure
Israeli VC: tech exit valuations rising

Israeli VC: tech exit valuations rising

As exit valuations for technology companies rise in Israel, will the recent near-billion dollar deals increase European firms’ appetite for investing in the start-up nation? Karin Wasteson......

unquote | 18 Mar 2014

LSP closes Health Economics Fund on €112m

Dutch healthcare investor Life Sciences Partners (LSP) has held the final close of its Health Economics Fund (HEF) on €112m, exceeding its €100m target.

Benelux unquote | 12 Mar 2014 | secure
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