LDC has recruited Paul Oldham as an investment professional in its Bristol office.
European venture capital investment topped €4.56bn last year – the highest annual total since 2002 – according to the latest research from Dow Jones VentureSource.
EQT is a step closer to acquiring listed Securitas Direct for SKr10.1bn (€1.06bn), after raising its bid to overcome shareholder opposition.
AOL has acquired Esprit-backed Buy.at for an undisclosed sum.
3i is to back the buyout of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, an international developer and supplier of specialist active pharmaceutical ingredients and a division of New York Stock Exchange-listed Alpharma, for around $395m (€267m).
The California Public Employees' Retirement System has sold a portfolio of fund investments to a five-strong secondaries consortium.