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Investec supports recapitalisation of Farsound

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 15:25

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance has supported the recapitalisation of Romford-based aviation business Farsound by Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital, an investment partnership focused on the acquisition of industrial businesses in Europe and North America. »

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 07:21

Alternative asset manager Mariner Investment Group has closed a USD503 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO), the third such transaction by Mariner's leveraged credit team. »

OST advises RBS in UK’s first floating solar project financing deal

OST advises RBS in UK’s first floating solar project financing deal

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:24

OST Energy, an independent engineering consultancy, has teamed with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and solar energy company Lightsource Renewable Energy to bring Europe’s largest floating photovoltaic (PV) solar project to completion. »

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:19

Apex Fund Services has closed a USD40 million credit facility with global credit investment firm Highbridge Principal Strategies. »

The Food Revolution Group to sell NZ business as part of AUD17m deal

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:09

The Food Revolution Group is to sell its New Zealand-based business and bioactive intellectual property and lease its LangTech Citrus (LTC) assets to Singaporean company Gravity Solutions Global (GSG), in a deal worth more than AUD17 million over 10 years. »

WFW advises Nordwind Capital on venture capital investment in Iranian start-up

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 16:27

Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised a group of German investors, led by Nordwind Capital (Nordwind) and Dr Hans Albrecht, on their participation in Iranian start-up ChapAgha.com.  »

Golub Capital provides senior credit facility to finance Audax Private Equity's RelaDyne acquisition

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 16:24

Golub Capital, as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger, has provided a senior credit facility to support the acquisition of RelaDyne by Audax Private Equity (Audax). »

Townsquared secures USD11.05m in Series B Funding round led by Sierra Ventures and Intuit

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:28

Start-up Townsquared, an online community designed to help small businesses connect and share resources with each other, has secured an USD11.05 million round of Series B funding.  »

PNC Bank provides USD48m in senior secured financing

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:26

PNC Bank has closed senior secured credit facilities totalling USD48 million for two new clients: Wellnext, a Florida-based family of brands that delivers research-backed nutritional supplements, and Elite One Source Nutrisciences, a Montana-based manufacturer of supplements for branded marketing companies. »

Noerr supports EUR330 million financing round at Global Fashion Group

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:25

Global Fashion Group SA (GFG), has concluded a financing round worth EUR330 million. During the process, Noerr advised its longstanding client Rocket Internet SE, which is the anchor shareholder of GFG. »

Monroe Capital expands credit facility to OSG Billing Services

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:23

Monroe Capital has increased its credit facility to OSG Billing Services (OSG) to support the acquisitions of ClickSpark (ClickSpark) and The Garfield Group (Garfield). »

Clearwater International advises on recapitalisation of pharmaceutical services provider CHASE

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:14

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Chase Search and Selection Limited (CHASE) on its recapitalisation with investment provided by Vespa Capital. »

Noerr advises Oddo Seydler Bank on EUR60m Singulus restructuring

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 08:14

Noerr has advised Oddo Seydler Bank on the restructuring of a EUR60 million bond of Singulus Technologies as part of a debt-equity swap which involved issuing new shares and bonds. »

Abenex portfolio company Groupe RG refinances debt

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:59

Groupe RG, a portfolio company of private equity investor Abénex, has refinanced its senior acquisition debt and mezzanine with a more flexible and less expensive new debt structure, allowing it to increase its financial capacity to seize external growth opportunities. »

Elevate secures USD545m expanded credit facility from Victory Park Capital

Elevate secures USD545m expanded credit facility from Victory Park Capital

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:49

Elevate, a provider of online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, has increased its credit facility with Victory Park Capital (VPC), a privately held registered investment adviser dedicated to alternative investing, by an additional USD100 million to a total of USD545 million. »

Israeli private equity investments slow in first half

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 10:08

Israeli private equity investments totalled USD1.6 billion in 29 private equity deals during the first half of 2016, notably below the USD2.1 billion closed in 53 deals in H1 2015, according to the latest IVC-Shibolet Private Equity Survey. »

Leading investment firms commit to UK tech sector, says London & Partners

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 08:00

Leading global investment firms have committed to continue investing in the UK’s tech sector saying that London will remain an important destination for investment despite the vote to leave the European Union. »

Clearwater International advises Papierfabrik Palm on EUR450m mid-term financing

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 08:00

Clearwater International has been mandated by Papierfabrik Palm to support the company in developing and implementing a favourable mid-term financing structure. »

Clearwater International advises Union Square on its sale to Deltek

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 07:48

Clearwater International has advised Union Square, a provider of information management software to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, on its sale to Deltek. »

MVision report reveals private equity industry’s growing concerns over the rise in direct investment

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:22

General partners (GPs) expect to face increased competition for deals as growing numbers of limited partners (LPs) target transactions through direct investment, according to research by the London Business School on behalf of MVision Private Equity Advisers. »

Apricus Biosciences enters into common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:36

Apricus Biosciences has entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund.   »

BTG GA appoints Matuson & Associates as alliance member for South Africa

Mon, 04/07/2016 - 13:00

BTG Global Advisory (BTG GA), an international alliance of independent restructuring and financial advisory firms, has expanded its global reach with the appointment of Matuson & Associates, a restructuring and insolvency firm focused on preserving and maximising enterprise value, based in South Africa. »

Management Buyout at Speciality European Pharma Limited (SEP) provides healthy returns for Beringea Growth Finance

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:24

Beringea Growth Finance has realised an ‘attractive’ return following the acquisition of Speciality European Pharma (SEP) by life science investor Juno Pharmaceuticals. »

Neighbourhood and Victor’s owner secures NorthEdge backing

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:24

NorthEdge Capital, a private equity firm focussed on the North of England, has provided a multi million pound injection of development capital into the company behind premium casual dining brands Neighbourhood and Victor’s. »

Union Oil and Gas Group wins exploration rights in four Nicaraguan oil and gas blocks

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:43

Union Oil and Gas Group (UOGG), a subsidiary of private equity firm Union Group, and state corporation Empresa Nicaraguense del Petróleo (‘PETRONIC), are to sign an agreement for future operations in four oil and gas blocks in the Sandino Basin offshore of Nicaragua. »

GBP1m investment drives Mercedes Benz production for Coventry manufacturer

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:36

A Coventry-based manufacturer that provides specialist modification to vehicles in the automotive, aerospace, defence and rail sectors has received a GBP1million investment. »

Union Oil and Gas Group wins exploration rights in four Nicaraguan oil and gas blocks

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:35

Union Oil and Gas Group (UOGG), a subsidiary of private equity firm Union Group, and state corporation Empresa Nicaraguense del Petróleo (‘PETRONIC), are to sign an agreement for future operations in four oil and gas blocks in the Sandino Basin offshore of Nicaragua. »

Howard Kennedy gets a taste for Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:36

Law firm Howard Kennedy is advising Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Group on its AIM listing, raising some GBP16 million. »

IFM Therapeutics raises USD27m Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and Abingworth

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 10:45

Biopharmaceutical company IFM Therapeutics has closed a USD27 million Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and Abingworth, with participation from Novartis.  »

PwC's Global 100 Software Leaders driven by three key trends

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:39

PwC's new Global 100 Software Leaders ranking illustrates a rapidly shifting landscape and reveals three key trends among companies that are taking advantage of both evolutionary and revolutionary changes in the software industry. »

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