French media company Vivendi (VIV.PA) picked Telefonica (TEF.MC) for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI).
Paris-l’hospital, France-based car rental startup Drivy secured $8.3 million (€6 million) in a new funding round with Index Ventures and Alven Capital as lead investors to fuel its expansion in Europe.
DollarPhotoClub announced yesterday their plans to move into 13 new markets like Italy and Poland with over 11,000 subscribers.
Milan, Italy-based mobile app development platform AppsBuilder bagged $1.5 million in a funding round from United Ventures to consolidate its businesses in the UK and the US.
American rap superstar Kanye West is buying 10 Burger King outlets across the UK, France, and Italy for an undisclosed amount as a wedding present for fiancee Kim Kardashian.
Hutton Collins, a provider of preferred capital, will be investing €50 million in the form of a subordinated loan and minority equity interest in Dedalus Group, a healthcare IT systems company based in Italy.
Dublin, Ireland-based pharmaceutical firm Actavis sold its stake in Chinese subsidiary Actavis (Foshan Pharmaceutical Co) for an undisclosed sum because of its limited presence in the country.
Private equity investor Andrea Bonomi, the biggest investor in Milan, Italy-based banking firm Banca Popolare di Milano (Pop Milano), has offloaded his entire 8.6% stake in the bank, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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.
New York-based BlackRock Inc said civil proceedings were started by Italy's securities regulator against Nigel Bolton, one of its money managers, over the trade of Saipem's shares last year, Bloomberg reported.
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).
Popolare Vicenza Chairman Gianni Zonin told an Italian daily that Banca Popolare di Vicenza intends to grow its branches to a thousand from its current 690 through acquisitions.
India-based integrated components manufacturer Amtek Auto agreed to acquire significant business interests in Germany-based integrated machine manufacturer Kuepper group in a deal reportedly valued at €200 million.
The Irish Aviation Authority has spent €20 million to buy a 6% stake in Virginia, US-based air traffic surveillance firm Aireon LLC, as part of an agreement with Italy and Denmark to invest in the new service.
Italian spin-off AdEspresso raised $500,000 in seed funding from institutional and angel investors, for its Facebook ad optimization service for small and medium businesses (SMBs).
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