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Ardian raises $10bn for latest fund-of-funds

Ardian has raised $10bn for its sixth-generation fund-of-funds, comprising $9bn for its secondaries platform and a further $1bn for primary commitments.

France unquote | 23 Apr 2014 | secure

LBO France set to sell Poult to Qualium for €180m

LBO France is in exclusive talks with Qualium Investissement over the sale of the remainder of French biscuit maker Groupe Poult for around €180m.

France unquote | 23 Apr 2014 | secure

Eurazeo’s Vignal bolts on 21 Partners’ ABL Lights

Eurazeo PME has provided an extra €15m to its recently-acquired portfolio company Vignal Systems for the €25m bolt-on of French light manufacturer ABL Lights, backed by 21 Centrale Partners.......

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

Equistone buys Finaxy from French family office

Equistone Partners Europe has bought a majority stake in insurance broker Finaxy Group from a France-based family office.

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

Versant Ventures injects $12m into AAVLife

Life sciences-focused venture capital firm Versant Ventures has led a €12m series-A funding round in Paris-based AAVLife, a gene-therapy company focusing on rare diseases.

France unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure

VC-backed Fermentalg raises €40m in IPO

French industrial biotech Fermentalg has raised €40.4m in its IPO on the Euronext Paris, giving it a market cap of €106.9m.

France unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure

HIG acquires remainder of Groupe Looping

HIG Capital has upped its investment in French amusement park operator Groupe Looping, with Alcentra and BPI France arranging unitranche funding to refinance the business.

France unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure
Keensight promotes Crochet to partner

Keensight promotes Crochet to partner

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

France unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure

VC-backed TxCell raises €16.2m in IPO

French immunotherapy biotech TxCell, backed by Auriga Partners and Seventure Partners among others, has raised €16.2m in its IPO on the Euronext Paris.

France unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure

Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Ardian has sold food ingredients maker Diana Group to Germany-based Symrise for €1.3bn (around 14x EBITDA), marking the largest trade sale of a French portfolio company since 2011.

France unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure

Ardian’s Trescal bolts on two US firms

Ardian has supported its portfolio company Trescal, a French calibration services provider, with the acquisition of US firms Instrument Calibration Services (ICS) and Test Equipment Repair......

France unquote | 10 Apr 2014 | secure

VC-backed Supersonic raises €50m in IPO

French medical imaging specialist Supersonic Imagine has listed on the Euronext Paris with a market cap of €182.6m, having raised €50m in its IPO.

France unquote | 10 Apr 2014 | secure

LBO Partners, Keensight invest in Menix

Keensight Capital has taken part in a buyout of Menix Group alongside LBO Partners, which is now the majority shareholder, and existing backer Turenne Investissement.

France unquote | 10 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

VC-backed Genomic Vision in €64m IPO

French biotech Genomic Vision, backed by Vesalius Biocapital, has raised €23m in its IPO on the Euronext Paris, giving it a market cap of €64m.

France unquote | 09 Apr 2014 | secure
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