Barclays Ventures invests in Strategic Team Group

Barclays Ventures has backed Strategic Team Group, a Castleford-based building contractor to the public and private sector, as part of a £11m deal.

Blackstone profits plummet by 90 per cent

Blackstone Group's profits slumped by 90 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, the firm revealed yesterday.

Azini Capital backs Keronite

Azini Capital has led a £1.2m funding round in Keronite, a Cambridge-based high technology surface engineering company.

Advent strengthens Paris office

Advent International has recruited Alice Escoffier as assistant director in the firm's Paris office. She joins Advent from 3i and before that focused on buyouts at ING Barings' acquisition finance department.

Eqvitec backs KSD Software

Nordic technology investor Eqvitec has backed KSD Software Nordic with an undisclosed sum.

Hammonds hires Oretega in Madrid

Hammonds has appointed former Garrigues vice-chairman Antonio Oretega to the role of business development consultant at its Madrid office.