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Permira selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 17:15

Private equity firm Permira has selected iLEVEL to manage its portfolio data. »

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GlassesUSA.com raises USD12.5m growth round led by Viola Private Equity

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:00

GlassesUSA, the online retailer specialising in prescription eyewear, announced the closing of USD12.5 million in new financing led by Viola Private Equity, a member of the Viola Group.  »

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Intesa Sanpaolo and GSO Capital Partners launch joint Italian direct lending initiative

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:30

Intesa Sanpaolo and GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, are partnering  to provide an alternative source of funding to Italian middle market businesses.  »

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Novan secures USD50m private financing

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.  »

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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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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 - 21:00

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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Capitala Group closes USD125m CapitalSouth Growth Fund

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00

Capitala Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for lower and traditional middle-market companies, is pleased to announce the final closing of its fourth private equity fund, CapitalSouth SBIC Fund IV. »

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Amplience closes USD10.5m in series B funding

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:00

Amplience has closed of a USD10.5 million Series B funding round led by Octopus Investments, with participation from existing stakeholders and investors including Northstar Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. »

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Wheelhouse expands into PE investing

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:00

Wheelhouse has expanded into private equity investing through the newly formed Wheelhouse Capital Partners, which is backed by Global Endowment Management (GEM). »

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Falcon Social raises USD16m in B-Round financing from Prime Ventures, Northcap and Target Partners

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:30

Social media management platform Falcon Social has closed a fund raising round of USD16 million.  »

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BlueMountain Capital Management enters consulting agreement with former Fed governor Stein

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:30

BlueMountain Capital Management has entered into a consulting agreement with Harvard economics professor Jeremy C Stein, who was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from May 2012 to May 2014.   »

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Victory Park Capital serves as investment manager for a USD300m IPO of VPC Specialty Lending Investments

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 11:45

Victory Park Capital Advisors (Victory Park Capital) has been retained by newly formed, UK investment company VPC Speciality Lending (VPC) to serve as investment manager.  »

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PSAM submits two resolutions to Vivendi Management Board

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:45

P Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) has submitted two resolutions on behalf of select clients who own 7,500,000 shares of Vivendi , to the company’s Management Board for inclusion on the agenda of the Company's Combined General Meeting to be held on 17 April, 2015.   »

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UK government extends construction and infrastructure pipeline contract with Barbour ABI

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 11:30

Barbour ABI has been granted a contract extension by HM Government to continue to publish the Government Construction and National Infrastructure Pipelines through until August 2016.  »

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Warburg Pincus and CTCR recapitalise Sterigenics

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 09:00

An affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to recapitalise Sterigenics, provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, in partnership with private equity firm GTCR. »

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Lending Works launches targeted services for older lenders

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 21:00

Lending Works, the first peer-to-peer lender to have insurance against borrower default risk, is introducing several new features aimed at the UK pensions market, as new pension rule changes come into effect in April 2015. »

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JPMorgan Chase grants USD1m to boost VEDC lending

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:00

JPMorgan Chase has awarded a USD1 million grant to VEDC to boost the organisation’s infrastructure as they expand their outreach to small businesses in eight states.  »

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DFJ leads USD12.5m Remitly fundraising round

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 06:00

Remitly has closed a USD12.5 million Series B funding round led by DFJ with participation from DN Capital and existing investors QED Investors and Trilogy Equity Partners.  »

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Strattam Capital closes Trax Technologies Investment

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 14:00

Trax Technologies has completed its previously disclosed majority investment in Trax, made in partnership with Trax’s current management team, led by Founder and CEO J Scott Nelson.  »

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Vivo Capital’s 8th fund to invest in healthcare in US and Greater China

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 19:00

Healthcare investment firm Vivo Capital has held the final closing of Vivo Capital Fund VIII at USD750 million, which brings the firm's total funds under management to more than USD1.7 billion. »

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New PE firm Plus2 Capital closes debut fund

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:00

New private equity firm Plus2 Capital has held the closing of its first fund. The firm’s founding partners, Nathaniel Broughton and Brandon Laughridge, recently formed Plus2 after completing multiple acquisitions in Southern California in partnership with Succession Capital, a division of Lynx Equity Limited. »

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Palatine Private Equity completes GBP14m MBO of John Charcol and Towergate Financial Planning

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:00

Palatine Private Equity has completed the management buy out of the mortgage broking business, John Charcol, and the financial planning business of the Towergate Group.   »

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K2 Capital Partners fund targets lower middle market investment opportunities

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 21:00

K2 Capital Partners has held the final closing of its debut fund. Investors include leading investment institutions, family offices, and high net worth individuals. »

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Stanhope Capital enhances PE offering

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 10:30

Stanhope Capital, the global investment office, is adding significant resources in private equity to address growing client demand for further investments in this area.  »

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ARX Equity Partners acquires Slovenian Healthcare Provider

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:30

ARX Equity Partners, together with experienced healthcare investor Joseph Priel, has completed the 100% buy-out of Slovenian healthcare services provider, Diagnosticni Center Bled doo (DCB). »

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Tourism in Egypt boosted by USD1 billion investment fund

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 14:00

A USD 1 billion sector focused private equity fund underwritten by Cairo Financial Holding is behind a plan to revive the tourism sector in Egypt, battered by four years of turmoil and instability.   »

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CalPERS commits USD75m to emerging manager program firm Siris Partners

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 10:00

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has committed USD75 million to private equity firm Siris Partners.  »

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Webgility raises USD2.5m in growth funding from SaaS Capital

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 17:00

Webgility, a provider of e-commerce accounting integration software for small and medium-sized businesses, has raised USD2.5 million in growth funding from SaaS Capital.  »

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French National Private Equity and Venture Capital Association creates Africa Club  

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

The French National Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AFIC) has created a Club dedicated to bringing together private equity professionals interested in Africa. »

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