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Deutsche AWM closes Secondary Opportunities Fund III at USD1.65bn Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:00

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s DB Private Equity has held the first and final close of its Secondary Opportunities Fund III (SOF III) at the USD1.655 billion hard cap.

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Lightyear Capital names Martin Sullivan as operating partner

Private equity firm Lightyear Capital has appointed Martin Sullivan as an operating partner. »


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Singapore’s Infocomm Investments extends USD200m fund to European tech start-ups

Singaporean venture capital firm Infocomm Investments has launched in London and is extending its USD200 million fund to European tech start-ups. »


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AMP Capital launches Global Infrastructure Fund

AMP Capital has launched its Global Infrastructure Fund and has attracted a significant commitment from global private equity and infrastructure investor Pantheon into its global infrastructure platform.  »


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Praesidian Capital leads senior debt investment in Cohere Communications

Praesidian Capital has provided USD6.9 million in senior debt and growth capital to support Cohere Communications’ acquisition of Another 9. »


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Augentius approved as Luxembourg depositary

Augentius has received authorisation from the Ministère des Finances, Luxembourg to act as an authorised depositary to private equity and real estate funds under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »


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Pacific Fund Systems delivers automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS) has delivered an automated AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution in the latest release of its PFS-PAXUS fund accounting and share registry software platform. »


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Global PE players increasingly look to Africa as investment doubles in H1 2014

The value of global private equity deals targeting Africa has more than doubled (137 per cent) in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to research by global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. »


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Reinventing Buy-side Infrastructure: Buy vs Build has given way to Partner or Perish

By Ross Ellis (pictured), SEI – The asset management industry is going through a transformative period dominated by two somewhat conflicting trends: growth and uncertainty. »


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HIG Capital’s Onyx Payments acquires Net Trans Services and Worldwide Payment Systems

HIG Capital’s portfolio company Onyx Payments has acquired Norway-based Net Trans Services and Spain-based Worldwide Payment Systems (WPS). »


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