Australian PE deal activity lower in 2014, says AVCAL

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Wed, 17/12/2014 - 21:00

Deal activity in the Australian PE market in FY2014 was lower than in the previous year in terms of total deal size, but deal numbers were up, largely due to more bolt-ons and follow-on investments.  ...Read more

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Gibraltar and Switzerland sign MoU to assist AIF managers

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 17:00

Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC Gibraltar) and The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) have just reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs). »

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A unique offering for Latin American investment

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:13

Dominic Wheatley (pictured), Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, explains how the Island provides Latin American fund managers and investors with a unique offering. »

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BDC Venture Capital leads seed round for Neurio

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:00

Neurio, a home intelligence technology company, formerly known as Energy Aware, has secured CAD1.5 million in seed funding led by BDC Venture Capital. »

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Actis invests in Egypt’s IDH

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 06:00

Pan emerging markets private equity firm Actis, has invested in a 21% stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH), the largest private sector healthcare diagnostics service provider in Egypt. »

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Veritas Financial Partners raises USD125m for growth

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 21:00

Veritas Financial Partners has raised USD125 million in debt and equity to provide for future growth. The company recently entered into a credit facility with BMO Harris Bank NA.  »

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Waypoint gets competition clearance for Euromedic acquisition

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 18:00

Waypoint Capital has received competition clearance from the Turkish and Polish authorities for to take full responsibility for Euromedic International. »

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Thoma Bravo completes take-private acquisition of Compuware Corporation

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 17:00

Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Compuware Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately USD2.4 billion, or an aggregate value of USD10.75 per share.  »

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Aquiline Capital Partners makes majority investment in LenderLive

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:00

Private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners has signed a definitive agreement to become the majority investor in LenderLive Network Inc (LenderLive), a Denver-based, end-to-end mortgage services provider. »

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DeAWM survey reveals opportunities and challenges in alts markets

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00

Alternative investments remain squarely in the growth phase, with investors across the globe looking beyond absolute returns as they seek to incorporate liquidity needs, regulatory status and transparency in allocation decisions.  »

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Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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