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Novan secures USD50m private financing

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 19:00

Novan Therapeutics has secured USD50 million in an oversubscribed private financing led by new investor Malin Corporation with strong participation from Novan’s existing private investors throughout the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.  ...Read more

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Claranet refinancing strengthens financier line-up for future growth

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 18:30

Claranet, the European managed services provider, has signed a refinancing agreement, securing a long-term facility for the company.  »

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Mina Mutafchieva appointed as Associate Principal at Palamon

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 18:15

Palamon Capital Partners has appointed Mina Mutafchieva as an Associate Principal. »

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LDC-backed Node4 acquires Reconnix

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 18:00

Node4, a regional data centre, managed IT and communications specialist, has completed the acquisition of Reconnix, a leading open source technology services company, for an undisclosed sum. »

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Sanne lists on LSE Main Market

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:00

Sanne, a Jersey headquartered provider of corporate and fund administration, is proceeding with an Initial Public Offering (‘IPO’) and placing of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. »

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Private equity holdings rise in popularity with European family offices

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:47

A report from Cebile Capital, a placement agent and adviser in the private equity sector, finds that European family offices have increased their allocation to private equity compared with five years ago. »

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Global Infrastructure Partners II invests in Competitive Power Ventures

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has agreed to acquire the principal holdings of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV).  »

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49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »

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Aberdeen to buy remaining shares in Aberdeen-SVG JV

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:00

Aberdeen Asset Management is to purchase SVG Capital plc’s stake in their joint venture vehicle, Aberdeen SVG Private Equity Managers Limited (Aberdeen SVG Private Equity) for GBP29 million. »

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JacTravel acquires TotalStay Group

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 22:00

The Consumer sector team at Livingstone has advised JacTravel, a leading B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, on the acquisition of TotalStay Group.  »

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