A social networking-based online betting business set up in August 2012 has netted a $3 million investment from a number of private investors.
A second restaurant-based management buy-out of the week has seen Drake & Morgan complete a £30 million deal with help from Bowmark Capital.
Private investor network Envestors has closed a new deal through the €5.3 million (£4.6 million) backing of insurance price comparison website CompareFinanza.it.
Mid-market private equity house LDC has upped its interest in the retail and consumer sector by backing the management buy-out of restaurant group D&D London.
Software firm Fits.me has netted £5 million through its Series A funding round so that it can develop its virtual fitting room services.
Energy drinks brand Red Bull has launched a business accelerator aimed at cultivating innovative music-orientated start-ups.
Betfair has responded to rumours that CVC Capital Partners may be about to launch an acquisition bid for the business by saying that 'there can be no certainty that an offer will be made'.
Luxury goods group LVMH has invested an undisclosed amount into clothing and footwear retailer R.M. Williams.
As the UK is increasingly swept up in Bradley Wiggins mania, Sheffield-based Planet X Bikes is gearing up for rapid growth on the back of a new funding package.
Specialist restructuring firm Hilco has followed up on its January acquisition of HMV's debt by acquiring the business and certain assets.
Incoming new work has contributed to the fastest growth seen in the UK services sector for over half a year, new figures show.
The founders of the Innocent Drinks brand are investing in kids company Toucan Box through a new investment firm, Jam Jar.
Boutique hotel brands Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are now under private equity ownership following a deal involving American firm KSL Capital Partners.
Debt and equity finance support has been provided to baby products business Gro Group though a management buy-out.
Supermarket chain Tesco has acquired the Giraffe restaurant chain for £48.6 million and now intends to turn it into a 'family-friendly' retail destination.
A flash sale site aimed at mothers of small children has raised £900,000 to add to the angel funding it received in 2012.
A seed round for flower delivery service Yours Florally has been secured so that the business can target penetration into the UK.
Online fashion boutique farfetch has taken its fundraising takings up to $44 million (£29.3 milion) on the back of a funding round led by Conde Nast International.
London start-up payasUgym.com has again used the Enterprise Investment Scheme to secure over £900,000 from existing backer Supremum Capital.
Early crowdfunding beneficiary Kamm & Sons has returned to the funding method to raise a further £325,000.
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