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McCain Foods acquires vegetable-based snack maker Scelta Products

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McCain Foods acquired Kruiningen, Netherlands based Scelta Products from founders Jos Koster and Wilco Boone. Scelta Mushrooms, cofounder of Scelta Products, will solely focus on its mushroom business going forward.

Irini Kalamakis joins OMERS Infrastructure as Head of Strategic Partnerships

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OMERS Infrastructure appointed Irini Kalamakis Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. Kalamakis will join OMERS Infrastructure's global Management Committee and report directly to Annesley Wallace, Global Head of Infrastructure.

Sokol, Fairfax, Washington, Ocean Network Express to take Atlas private for US $4.1B

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David L. Sokol, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the Washington Family, and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. proposed to take Atlas Corp. (NYSE: ATCO) for US $4.1B or US $1.3B to minority shareholders.

OMERS Private Equity acquires Bionic from ECI Partners

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OMERS Private Equity acquired Bionic Services Limited from ECI Partners and founders, Jeremy Elliott and Jonathan Elliott, with management team led by CEO Paul Galligan, ECI Partners and founders holding minority stakes.

OMERS Private Equity to acquire Livingbridge backed Network Plus

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OMERS Private Equity entered into an agreement with Dan Holland and Stuart Fraser led management shareholders and Livingbridge to acquire Network Plus for undisclosed amount.

Acton Capital names Hannes Blum new partner in Vancouver

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Acton Capital expanded team in Europe and presence in North America with Dr. Hannes Blum becoming new partner to head investments in Canada and US, and Dr. Sophie Ahrens-Gruber joining Munich investment team.

Digital 9 Infrastructure to acquire CPP Investments’ 48% stake in Arqiva for £300M

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Triple Point Investment Management LLP managed Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (LSE: DGI9) to acquire 48.02% voting stake in Arqiva Group Limited from CPP Investments for £300 million or CDN $585 million.

Accenture to acquire XtremeEDA

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Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN) entered into an agreement to acquire XtremeEDA from founder Claude Cloutier and other shareholders.

Mentimeter AB secures US $42M Series C

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Johnny Warström and Niklas Ingvar founded Mentimeter AB secured US $42M Series C funding led by Creades, Nordstjernan Growth, and Alfvén Didrikson.

Domain Therapeutics SA secures €39M Series A

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Domain Therapeutics SA secured €39M Series A co-led by Panacea Venture, CTI Life Sciences and 3B Future Health Fund, with participation of adMare BioInnovations, Schroder Adveq, Omnes Capital, Turenne Capital, Theodorus, Viva BioInnovator, Seventure Partners.

Vurger Co closes Canadian financing, may seek Canadian public listing

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Neil Potts and Rachel Hugh founded and Dismatrix backed The Vurger Co Ltd. closed a Canadian private placement by way of convertible debenture financing and will likely seek Canadian public listing.

Epitopea secures £10.3M seed financing led by Advent Life Sciences and CTI Life Sciences

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Claude Perreault and Pierre Thibault founded Epitopea secured £10.3 seed funding from CTI Life Sciences, Advent Life Sciences, Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Novateur Ventures, Harrington Discovery Institute/University Health Holdings.

Cycle Capital and Demeter hold intial close for €150M Circular Innovation Fund

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Cycle Capital and Demeter held 1st close for €150M Circular Innovation Fund (CIF) with commitments from L'Oréal (€50M), Claridge Inc., Axens, Haltra, private investors, and managers. CIF will be led by Benoit Forcier and Mathieu Goudot, with support of Adeline Kempf and Maya Hassa.

White Star Capital holds US $60M initial close for Digital Assets II fund

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Eric Martineau-Fortin, Jean-François Marcoux and Sep Alavi led WSC (White Star Capital) Digital Assets II Limited Partnership held US $60M initial close with anchor commitment from Ubisoft.

Fairfax Financial Holdings ups stake in Atlas Corp. to 45.1%

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to acquire additional 25M shares of Atlas Corp. through warrant exercises, increasing beneficial ownership from 39.6% to 45.1% of issued and outstanding common shares of Atlas.

Evergreen/Elliott and Brookfield to acquire Nielsen for US $16B

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Elliott Investment Management L.P.'s Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and its institutional partners entered into agreement to take Nielsen Holdings plc private for US $16B.

Avast to acquire SecureKey Technologies

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Avast plc (LSE: AVST) to acquire SecureKey Technologies Inc. from Blue Sky Capital, BMO, CIBC, RBC, ScotiaBank, TD, Desjardins, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, TELUS and Intel Capital.

ICIF and Portland invest Є33M in ITM Isotope Technologies Munich SE

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Indigenous Critical Infrastructure Fund Canada (ICIF) and a special purpose private equity fund managed by Portland Investment Counsel Inc. invested Є33M in ITM Isotope Technologies Munich SE.