KPCB launches $100m iPhone fund

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 and CDC back Onixxa

Sofimac Partners and CDC Entreprises have invested €2m in French “cosmeto-textile” products company Onixxa.

DGPA takes stake in Vetrerie Riunite

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 leads €23m Pangenetics investment

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has led a €23m third round of funding for PanGenetics.v

Graphite acquires Kurt Geiger in £95m(125m) deal

Graphite Capital has backed the £95m (€125m) management buyout of luxury shoe retailer Kurt Geiger from its previous owner Barclays Private Equity.

Accel and Grazia back United Mobile

Accel Partners and Grazia Equity have led a $15m (€10.3m) funding round for United Mobile, a provider of low-cost international roaming.