Oxford Capital and Qualcomm lead investment in Arieso

Oxford Capital Partners and Qualcomm Ventures have co-led a £5m (€6.6m) second round of funding for wireless network optimisation provider Arieso.

HgCapital exits Clarion Events in £120.5m deal

HgCapital has sold Clarion Events to US private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson for an enterprise value of £120.5m (€160m).

Ingenious Media makes follow-on investment in Whizz Kid

Ingenious Media Active Capital has invested an additional £2m (€2.7m) in television production company Whizz Kid Entertainment.

Terra Firma and Suez consider rival Biffa offer

Terra Firma Capital Partners and French industrial group Suez are believed to be close to making an offer for waste management and recycling company Biffa.

Acuity team buys out Electra Quoted Management

Acuity Capital, a new firm set up by the management team for the Electra Kingsway VCTs, has acquired Electra Quoted Management.

Virgin Green Fund leads Odersun funding

Solar cell manufacturer Odersun has raised €40m in venture financing and €21m in government grants to build its second factory.