Netherlands-based Avantium, a specialist in bio-sourced plastics, has secured €36m in funding from a consortium of venture capital firms and trade players including Sofinnova Partners and Coca-Cola.
UCL Technology Fund closed on £50m in January 2016 and is now fully deployed
All five lawyers have joined from Clifford Chance and will focus on mandates for private equity firms
Deal is part of a buy-and-build strategy pursued by the GP to strengthen Italcanditi's market position
Tavola already owns Frische und Service's Swiss market peer Ceposa, which it acquired in 2018