Eqvitec backs Scaninter Nokia

Eqvitec and Finnish Industry Development have bought a majority stake in Scaninter Nokia, a vertical access equipment manufacturer in Northern Europe.

HgCapital buys Swedish wind power

HgCapital has acquired a 75 per cent stake in the Havsnas wind farm in Sweden, which will be the largest onshore wind farm in the country and one of the largest in Europe.

Maverick leads $50m investment in Realtime Worlds

Maverick Capital has led a $50m third round of funding for Realtime Worlds, a Dundee-based video game developer. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates and CIM Fund also participated in the financing.

Halliburton to mount rival Expro bid

US oilfield contractor Halliburton is understood to be preparing an offer of at least £15 a share for London-listed oil services company Expro, valuing the business at £1.8bn (€2.25bn).

SpinVox in £50m investment round

Goldman Sachs, GLG Partners, Blue Mountain Capital Management and Toscafund Asset Management have jointly invested $100m in London-based Spinvox, in a third round of funding.

BBC courts private equity as it considers Virgin TV

The BBC’s commercial arm is courting a private equity tie-up to make a bid for Virgin Media Television, the owner of digital channels such as UKTV Drama, UKTV Gold and Bravo.