A final closing of the fund is expected to take place next year.
Surplex will use the capital to expand its asset recovery solutions in Europe.
The survey says that short-term revenue growth in the sector is very high but market perceptions of a huge and enduring excess of demand over supply are false.
La Caixa, AC Ventures and antfactory have formed a joint venture to invest in new economy business opportunities in Spain and Portugal.
The financing comes from both venture and private investors.
Buyer Tilbury Douglas is funding the acquistion by a rights issue that will cover both the purchase and the assumption of Building & Property’s circa. £10m net debt.
Perkins Foods announced last week that it had received an indicative offer from a financial buyer and today announced that ABN Amro is its new owner.
The company is about to enter into clinical trials with its lead product, NOStentin.
Most of the extra investment however is to go into US rather than UK funds
The company failed to secure a second round of financing following the closure of breathe freely, its unmetered internet access service.

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