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European M&A robust in 2016 and continuing to provide opportunities in 2017, says CMS

Stefan Brunnschweiler, CMS

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:53

The European merger and acquisition (M&A) climate in 2016 was similar in value and volume to 2014, a good year, but not as frothy as 2015, according to the CMS European M&A Study 2017 from law firm CMS. ...Read more


Rail Supply Growth Fund provides Penso funding package

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:42

The recently launched Rail Supply Growth Fund, managed by Finance Birmingham, has provided a funding package to Penso to fast track the company’s production of new composite doors for trains.  »

Golden Gate Capital acquires Cole-Parmer

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:41

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has completed the acquisition of Cole-Parmer from private equity firm GTCR. »

PE funds increasingly looking to fund administrators

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 16:40

Increasing regulatory pressures and technology demands are putting more pressure on private equity firms to outsource their administration services. »

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Cyber safety best practices: How to avoid phishing scams 

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:36

Social engineering schemes continue to grow in their sophistication, and phishing campaigns, in particular, are causing concern as they make their way to employee inboxes. These fraudulent email campaigns appear legitimate and take advantage of employees who are often too busy or simply unprepared to identify a scam (disclaimer: phishing is not specific to email; scams occur via phone & other communication methods also).  »

UK tech M&A riding high, says Livingstone

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:23

Inbound merger and acquisition (M&A) investment into UK computer software companies has increased by 70 per cent over a two-year period, according to a report launched by Livingstone, an international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm. »

Warburg Pincus takes 35 per cent stake in Avaloq

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:14

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to acquire a 35 per cent shareholding in Avaloq group, a fintech company specialising in banking solutions, from existing shareholders. »

Adam Tindall, AMP Capital

AMP Capital makes changes to leadership team

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:09

AMP Capital has made a number of changes to its leadership team, designed to better support clients and the firm’s future growth in key asset classes and regions. »

Elvie secures GBP5m Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:03

Elvie, the female-led British company dedicated to developing smarter technology for women’s health and lifestyle, has raised GBP5 million in a series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures with participation from female focused VC AllBright. »

Marwyn Value Investors launches Wilmcote Holdings

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:01

Marwyn Value Investors has launched a new management platform, Wilmcote Holdings, in partnership with Adrian Whitfield, who has been appointed as its chief executive officer. »

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