After a bleary-eyed summer, Southern European deal activity awoke in October with a notable increase in both volume and value.
Telecommunications firms stole the show in Spain, with Bain acquiring Atento, the call centre division of Spanish behemoth Telefónica, for €1.04bn, and Investindustrial and Trilantic Capital Partners...
Seventure, Holtzbrinck and other investors have backed a $10m series-D for Payleven
GP and members of Countryside's management team received £174m from the flotation
Round follows first £2.5m injection by VC into drone inspection specialist
Both investors will control a minority stake in the business alongside the CEO and majority owner