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Tribeca Asset Management exits Bogota CargoCity investment

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:00

Colombian private equity fund manager Tribeca Management Company, “Tribeca”, has fully exited its investment in Operador del Terminal de Carga Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado, “OTCA”.  »

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KKR and Pioneer complete Pioneer DJ share purchase

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:00

Pioneer Corporation and KKR have completed a share purchase agreement for Pioneer DJ, under which KKR and Pioneer now own 85.05% and 14.95%, respectively, of PDJ Holdings Co.  »

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PSI Services parters with PE company WCP

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:30

Professional testing services provider PSI Services has partnered with Waud Capital Partners (WCP), a middle-market private equity firm. »

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Noerr advises Swiss Evatec on the purchase of Oerlikon’s Advanced Technologies Segment

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:30

Law firm Noerr has advised the Swiss Evatec AG on the purchase of the Advanced Technologies Segment of the Oerlikon Group regarding the German aspects of the transaction. »

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Monroe Capital provides USD27m credit facility to The Sandbox Group

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

Monroe Capital has acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a USD27 million senior credit facility to provide growth capital to The Sandbox Group (Sandbox). »

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Shark Punch raises USD1.2m funding round led by London Venture Partners, to fix game discovery

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:30

Shark Punch has finalised a USD1.2 million seed funding round led by Supercell investor London Venture Partners (LVP) and DN Capital.  »

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Cordiant hits USD350m at final close of latest emerging market loan fund

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 14:00

Cordiant, a leading emerging market private debt fund manager, has raised USD350 million at the final close of its latest debt fund, the Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund IV (CELF IV). »

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BMI selects Linedata Front Office platform for Luxembourg based asset management businesses

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:30

BIL Manage Invest (BMI) has selected Linedata Front Office Platform to manage the firm’s complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their full suite of investment funds. »

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ConSova Corporation selected as preferred Dependent Eligibility Verification Partner by Blackstone’s Equity Healthcare

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 14:30

Blackstone Group’s Equity Healthcare has selected ConSova Corporation  as the preferred dependent eligibility partner for its 40+ affiliated companies. »

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CMS advises Hamburg Süd on acquisition of container line service from CCNI

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 13:30

Hamburg-based shipping company Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft is to buy the container line operations of Chilean shipping line Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica (CCNI), Valparaiso.  »

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Cathay Capital to partner with Smart AdServer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 17:30

Cathay Capital Private Equity has made a put option to the aufeminin group for the acquisition of Smart AdServer, which would subsequently become independent.  »

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NXP and Chinese PE firm JianGuang Asset Management to establish semiconductor JV

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 17:00

NXP Semiconductors and China state-owned investment company JianGuang Asset Management Co are to establish a joint venture (JV) in China that will focus on the semiconductor market. »

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iCapital Network adds Mercury Capital Advisors and Stanwich Advisors

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:30

iCapital Network, an online marketplace providing qualified investors and their advisors with access to private equity fund managers, has added Mercury Capital Advisors and Stanwich Advisors to its roster of fund placement agents. »

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ACE & Company holds final closing of ACE Angel Partners

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Private equity group ACE & Company has held the final closing of ACE Angel Partners with total equity commitments close to USD15 million. »

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Crescent Capital completes unitranche financing for Interfloor Group

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 13:00

Crescent Capital Group’s European Specialty Lending strategy has completed a unitranche financing to support the refinancing and recapitalisation of Interfloor Group Ltd.  »

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ThinCats agrees underwriting deal with ESO Capital Group

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 19:30

Peer-to-peer secured business spending platform ThinCats has partnered with ESO Capital Group to underwrite a regular series of large deals on the ThinCats platform.  »

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Vacuum secures funding from Santander and SEA Equity

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 18:30

Halesowen-based Vacuum Furnace Engineering (VFE) has secured a substantial funding package from banking group Santander and private investment firm SEA Equity. »

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Trina Solar, PingAn Trust and Jiuzhou Investment to develop PV power plants

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 06:00

Trina Solar Limited has signed a framework investment agreement with PingAn Trust Co and Jiangsu Jiuzhou Investment Group to jointly develop selected photovoltaic power plants in China, with a total capacity of 500MW-1,000MW over the next three years. »

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Is casual dining on the menu for PE investors?

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 12:28

Joe Bedford (pictured), corporate partner at law firm Stevens & Bolton who advised the management team of TGI UK on its recent acquisition by Electra Partners, looks at how the casual dining sector is attracting interest from private equity investors… »

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Guernsey looks to boost financial services ties with the USA

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 10:45

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Jonathan Le Tocq, has held a series of meetings in Washington to boost the Island’s reputation as a leading international finance centre. »

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Evercore and Luminis Partners team up to provide cross-border M&A advisory services

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 21:30

Evercore and Luminis Partners have formed a strategic alliance to provide cross-border M&A advisory services.  »

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FPE supports MBO of Kallidus

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:30

FF&P Private Equity (FPE), has backed the management buy-out of the human capital management software business, Kallidus Holdings Limited (Kallidus).  »

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Natixis acts as equity advisor, structuring bank, mandated lead Arranger and COFACE agent on Seabras-1 financing

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 21:00

Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) and Natixis have closed the debt financing for Seabras-1, a new subsea fibre optic cable system between the commercial and financial centres of Brazil and the US. »

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Araxid raises USD12.5m in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and Columbia Capital

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:30

Araxid Prime has closed a USD12.5 million Series A funding round led jointly by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Columbia Capital (ColCap).  »

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NXT Capital closes USD800m leveraged loan fund

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 12:00

NXT Capital has held the closing of the NXT Capital Senior Loan Fund III, a leveraged loan fund that will invest in first and second lien loan transactions originated and underwritten by NXT Capital’s Corporate Finance Group.  »

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3Scan raises USD6.67m from Lux Capital and Dolby Ventures

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 15:30

3Scan has closed a Series A fundraising round of USD6.7 million. The financing, led by Lux Capital will support the continued development and deployment of 3Scan’s KESM technology. »

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DOAR management buy back PE co’s stake

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 14:30

The shareholders of trial strategy consulting firm DOAR have bought back private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson’s stake in the company. »

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IFC, OPIC and Canada provide USD62.7m for Jamaica’s largest private sector wind farm

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:45

IFC, with the support of the Government of Canada and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is helping BMR Jamaica Wind build, operate and maintain a 36.3 MW capacity wind farm about 90 km west of Kingston. »

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Andreessen Horowitz backs London start-up TransferWise with USD58m

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 16:30

Andreessen Horowitz – the venture capital firm created by Netscape and Opsware founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz – has led a Series C USD58m round in Europe’s leading financial tech start-up TransferWise. »

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Connection Capital exceeds initial allocation to specialist alternative asset fund

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 17:30

Connection Capital has successfully completed a commitment, on behalf of its clients, to the third fund from 17Capital, a London-based specialist investor of preferred equity in private equity funds.  »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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