The private equity arm of WestAM has closed its Special Private Equity fund-of-funds and started promoting its next.
Softbank UK Ventures has invested in Venation a company which has come out of BT’s technology incubator Brightstar.
Dublin-based Aran Technologies will use the financing to globalise its sales division and develop its software intellectual property.
Although venture capital investment in the US reached a high of $68.8bn in 2000, investment in the fourth quarter fell by 18 per cent.
Baring Vostok Private Equity Partners returns to Eastern Europe with the first direct investment fund since the 1998 crisis.
Bay Partners X has secured $475m with significant investments from European investors.
Benchmark Capital has closed its new European technology fund with $750m in the kitty.
When it comes to e-business, most brick-and-mortar companies don't like to hang around.
JP Morgan will this year plough $1 billion into its new incubator for e-finance businesses - LabMorgan. Euromoney's Peter Lee reports.
The E150m fund will invest in unquoted European telco and Internet companies.

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