Hugh MacKay, the chief executive of UK-based hydrocarbons exploration and production firm Europa Oil & Gas, now holds a 0.88% stake in the company after it held an open offer for 19.3 million shares.
Hamburg, Germany-based publishing group Spiegel.net has partnered with accelerator XLHealth to acquire a 25% stake in Berlin-based brain-training startup NeuroNation for an unconfirmed seven-figure sum.
The French state divested a 1% stake in Netherlands-based aircraft and defense firm Airbus Group for €451 million ($614 million), according to the French economy minister.
Tech giants Microsoft and Samsung are in talks to acquire stakes in a France-based online music startup and a video-sharing website, according to a report by French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.
Paris, France-based travel startup Evaneos raised $6 million from a Series B funding round led by XAnge Private Equity for its expansion to other European countries.
Gemany-based eHealth solutions provider CompuGroup Medical AG said it has inked an agreement to acquire France-based software maker Imagine Editions and Imagine Assistance for an undisclosed amount.
Canadian Solar Solutions Inc, a unit of Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ), has concluded the sale of Mississippi Mills solar power plant in Ontario, Canada for over $57.4 million (C$61 million).
House of Fraser, a 160-year-old department store chain based in UK, expects a floatation by the end of 2014. The British retailer however remains in exclusive talks with French peer Galeries Lafayette on a possible buyout.
French power company GDF Suez has purchased a 74% stake in a 1,000 megawatt coal-based power project owned by India's Meenakshi Energy and Infrastructure Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
French automaker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng Motor Group have finally closed a $1.3 billion partnership agreement after almost a decade. The deal allows Renault to sell locally assembled models in China.
French alcoholic beverages company Remy Cointreau looks to form a partnership with India's largest winemaker Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd. Remy and Nashik Vintners are expected to launch an India-specific brand through the joint venture.
SecondMarket founder and chief executive Barry Silbert claimed in an article on Entrepreneur that Wall Street will soon invest their money in hundreds of millions into Bitcoin.
Israeli water meter developer Arad Group is in advanced talks to buy a 50% stake in a Mexican water-measuring company, a Bloomberg report said. The deal is reportedly worth $10 million and is expected to be closed early next year.
US-based EchoStar Corp. said it had ended talks with Vivendi SA's subsidiary Global Village Telecom on a proposed partnership in Brazil. The joint venture aims to provide pay TV services in the Latin American country.
EY director Colin Pickard said Bitcoin has the potential to be a game changer in the financial services industry as long as governments start regulating the digital currency.
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