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Genesys secures investment from Hellman & Friedman at USD3.8bn valuation

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:20

Affiliates of private equity firm Hellman & Friedman are to make a USD900 million investment to acquire a substantial equity stake in Genesys, a specialist in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, from existing equity holders. ...Read more

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Keensight invests in LINKBYNET to support its growth and international expansion

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:17

Private equity firm Keensight Capital has acquired a stake in the capital of LINKBYNET, a provider of outsourced IT services, cloud computing and security. »

Duet Private Equity teams with AMCON to launch Nigeria FMCG Fund

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:15

Duet Private Equity and AMCON (Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria) are to establish an investment fund focused on Nigeria’s FMCG sector. »

Victory Park Capital provides USD25 million credit facility for West Creek Financial

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:44

Victory Park Capital (VPC), an investment firm focused on private middle market debt and equity investments, has provided a USD25 million senior secured credit facility to West Creek Financial, a point-of-sale lease-to-own provider. »

Peak Ventures leads USD2m seed investment in FinTech startup ZipBooks

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:43

Seed-stage venture fund Peak Ventures has led a USD2 million seed round investment in accounting software startup ZipBooks, with participation from Pelion Venture Partners, Liquid 2 Ventures and existing angel investors. »

Livingston makes trio of promotions

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:42

Livingstone, the international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm, has promoted Neil Smith to director and Harsha Wickremasinghe and Lewis Gray to associate. »

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Proactive approach will put Jersey’s funds industry in a strong position says new JFA chairman

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:35

Jersey’s proactive approach to developing new funds legislation together with its commitment to enhancing links with overseas markets will ensure its funds industry can look forward to a positive future, according to Mike Byrne (pictured), the new Chairman of the Jersey Funds Association (JFA). »

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Guernsey remains on course for third country passport following positive ESMA recommendation

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:25

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has further recommended Guernsey for a ‘third country’ passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

African private equity specialist DPI to invest in B.TECH

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:21

Development Partners International (DPI), an African private equity specialist with USD1.1 billion under management, is to invest EGP300 million through its ADP II fund in Egyptian household appliances and electronics retailer B.TECH. »

Lawson Conner assists XIO Group launch in the UK

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:13

Compliance and regulatory firm Lawson Conner has added XIO Group to its stable of private equity clients.  »

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