European corporates are getting serious about venture. A new venture initiative dubbed OpVentures has been spawned by French businesses France Télécom and Publicis, when they acquired a 24.5% stake in Iris Capital Management, a CDC spin-out.
New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) has committed $400m to secondary special situations and new private lending investments in Asia-Pacific, according to documents seen by Unquote.
Fund completed its first deal, backing Poland-based household cleaning products manufacturer Clovin
BD-Capital is a recently established private equity firm targeting European mid-market businesses
GPs invest in the business alongside the founder Barbier and the management team led by Maderay