Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has launched a $100m (€67m) venture capital fund to invest exclusively in companies developing applications and services for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.
Sofimac Partners and CDC Entreprises have invested €2m in French “cosmeto-textile” products company Onixxa.
Opera has taken a 52 per cent stake in Italian glass manufacturer Vetrerie Riunite, with DGPA taking a 24 per cent share. The remaining equity is held by the vendors, who have reinvested in the business. Popolare di Verona provided financing for the deal.
Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has led a €23m third round of funding for PanGenetics.v
Graphite Capital has backed the £95m (€125m) management buyout of luxury shoe retailer Kurt Geiger from its previous owner Barclays Private Equity.
Accel Partners and Grazia Equity have led a $15m (€10.3m) funding round for United Mobile, a provider of low-cost international roaming.