Octopus Investments has supported the £15m buyout of Bruce Dunlop & Associates (BDA). Octopus has invested £5m from its equity and mezzanine funds to take a minority stake in broadcast media agency BDA. The deal was introduced to Octopus by Baker Tilly. As part of the deal Octopus has committed a further £2m funding line to help support the planned international expansion and to make strategic acquisitions.
French sponsor seeks to attract state-backed LPs for new strategy targeting ESG-focused startups
Director appointments include Rutland Partners' Matt Hamilton-Allen, who joins the investment team
New vehicle exceeded target by more than USD 300m; aims for up to 20% exposure to European debt
New vehicle will invest at the crossover of health care, life sciences and tech with EUR 5m-50m tickets