Index Ventures has closed its latest fund Index Ventures Growth I LP on EUR 400m. The fund was formed to address the market opportunity created by the maturation of Europe’s start-up industry and the movement of traditional late-stage investors into larger deal sizes in both the technology and life science sectors. The new fund will complement the firm’s venture capital fund, Index Ventures IV LP, which will continue to focus primarily on seed and early-stage investments. The fund expects to make investments of between EUR 20m and EUR 50m in European-based companies. The team will also selectively consider companies in Eastern Europe and the US that have plans to expand internationally. Technology and life science companies are the primary focus, with media, retail and green technology opportunities also being considered.
In his new role, Livio Zanotelli will focus on identifying new investment opportunities across Italy
CVC Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell portfolio company AR Packaging Group to listed company Graphic Packaging Holding Company for $1.45bn.
GP sells its 75% stake in the medical company, controlled via Atlante Private Equity Fund
Cinven's proposal amounts to 830 pence per share, representing a 37.6% premium to Sanne's shares price of 603 pence