An initial agreement between the vendors of naval dockyard Devonport and Babcock International indicates that Babcock has edged out rival bidder Carlyle. The £350m deal would be subject to approval from the Ministry of Defence and competition authorities, as Babcock also owns two other navel dockyards.
GP also announced the refinancing of online gardening retailer YouGardem, scoring a 60% cost return
CDP Venture and Tim Ventures take part in the round, alongside Club Digital and Club Italia Investimenti 2
Deal is the second from Bid Equity II, which held a close in November 2019 and targets B2B software
Early-stage investor Italian Angels for Growth and Swiss holding company Brahma also take part in the round