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General Atlantic and Warburg Pincus invest in Network International as Abraaj Group exits after 5-years

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 10:50

Affiliates of global investment firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic are to acquire a 49 per cent stake in the Network Internationa from The Abraaj Group. Emirates NBD will continue to own a 51 per cent stake in the Company. 
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European private equity funds of funds

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:23

The number of Europe-focused private equity funds of funds to close so far in 2015 is at its lowest ever level, with just seven vehicles having held a final close. Despite slow fundraising, 2012 vintage funds have seen the highest median IRR historically and a substantial number of European investors are still showing an interest in committing to this strategy. In its latest factsheet, Preqin compiles the latest data on the European fund of funds market. »

Institutional investors in natural resources

Institutional investors in natural resources

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:19

This article, taken from the newly released Preqin Special Report: Natural Resources, looks at the make-up of institutional investors in natural resources, preferred strategies and regions, sources of allocations and future investment plans. »

Vista Equity Partners to acquire MarketLive and Shopatron

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:54

MarketLive and Shopatron, providers of software solutions for the global retail industry, are to be acquired simultaneously by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. »

Entertainment Benefits Group acquires Working Advantage

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:53

Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), one of the largest privately-held travel and entertainment providers in the US, has acquired Boston-based Working Advantage, an employee deals portal that provides shopping discounts at more than 10,000 organisations to more than ten million employees. »

GoldenSet Capital Partners and North Sky Capital arrange USD20m loan facility for OneRoof Energy

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:33

OneRoof Energy, a residential solar services provider, has signed a USD20 million loan agreement with North Sky Capital's Alliance Fund II. The loan agreement was arranged by GoldenSet Capital, a sub-advisor to Alliance Fund II. »

Fenox Venture Capital invests in social robotics company MIT-born Jibo

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:32

Fenox Venture Capital has invested in Jibo – the World’s First Social Robot. With this investment, Jibo plans to expand its global reach and further develop Jibo’s skills. »

Royalty-based investor Draper Oakwood launches in the UK

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:31

A new investment company has been formed in the UK to provide businesses with an alternative form of growth capital. Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital is to make investments in growth companies, in exchange for a share in future revenues. »

Baird to acquire global asset manager Chautauqua Capital Management

Baird to acquire global asset manager Chautauqua Capital Management

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:30

Baird is to acquire Chautauqua Capital Management, a global investment manager based in Boulder, Colorado. The deal will enable Chautauqua Capital to focus on the performance of the firm’s global and international investment strategies while Baird provides the back office services and support for Chautauqua Capital clients. »

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HIG Capital’s education platform invests in the International School of Europe

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 14:45

HIG Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm HIG Capital, has completed an investment in the International School of Europe (ISE), a group of K-12 international day schools in Italy. »

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