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Puma Investments completes double care home deal

Puma Investments completes double care home deal

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:05

Puma Investments has completed two deals within the residential care home sector totalling GBP11 million. The monies invested will fund the development and initial operation of two purpose built, modern care homes in partnership with established operator Abbey Healthcare. »

Imran Gulamhuseinwala, EY

EY signs up to FinTech trade body Innovate Finance

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:20

EY has signed a membership deal with Innovate Finance, the global FinTech association based in the UK, as part of its commitment to build its FinTech practice and champion the UK as the world’s global hub for FinTech innovation.  »

 Immune Pharmaceuticals secures funding of up to USD21.5m from institutional investors

Immune Pharmaceuticals secures funding of up to USD21.5m from institutional investors

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:17

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc has secured financings of up to USD21.5 million through two financing agreements. The first, with Hercules Technology Growth Capital, for a term loan of up to USD9.5 million. The second agreement, with mutual fund Discover Growth Fund, for the sale to Discover of newly created Series D Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock for up to USD12 million in gross proceeds to the company. »

Senior American and Israeli high-tech employees join Israel’s first secondary platform

Senior American and Israeli high-tech employees join Israel’s first secondary platform

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 13:31

PrivateEuity.biz, Israel’s first online secondary trading arena, has signed a series of agreements with senior employees who own shares in high-tech companies, including leading pre-IPO Israeli and North American start-ups.  »

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:42

Backstop Solutions Group – a provider of cloud-based solutions designed to help the institutional investment industry save time, increase productivity and make better investment decisions – has partnered with Preqin Ltd.  »

Newark Venture Partners to manage early stage investment fund

Newark Venture Partners to manage early stage investment fund

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:47

Audible founder and CEO Donald Katz (pictured), Prudential Financial Vice Chairman Mark Grier and other leaders announced the formation of Newark Venture Partners at an event attended by Senator Cory Booker, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Acting Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno, former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, former Nebraska Governor and US Senator Bob Kerrey. »

Mike Heinz

Triumph Energy Partners secures USD100m equity commitment from Kayne Anderson

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:37

The former team of Plymouth Exploration has formed Triumph Energy Partners with a USD100 million equity commitment from Kayne Anderson Energy Funds and members of the management team. »

Boe Pahari

AMP Capital and 3i Infrastructure to acquire Denmark’s Esvagt

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 07:38

AMP Capital and 3i Infrastructure plc (3i Infrastructure) have entered into an agreement to jointly acquire 100 per cent of Danish company ESVAGT from Maersk Group.   »

Max Eliscu

LSQ secures USD40m from Ares Capital Corporation

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:34

LSQ Funding Group has received USD40 million of capital from Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC), the largest business development company in the United States.  »

Damien georges

Taliance names Hipercept as channel partner for North & South America

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 06:00

Taliance, an analytics software provider in the alternative investment marketplace, has selected Hipercept, to serve as its channel partner for North and South America. »

Sean Smith

Parthenon Capital recapitalises Stratose

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:00

Private equity firm Parthenon Capital Partners has recapitalised Stratose, a provider of healthcare cost containment solutions for medical, dental and workers’ compensation payers, third-party administrators, self-funded entities and risk-bearing providers. »

NYC

Evolution Capital Partners attracts strategic investor – Star Mountain Capital

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 13:00

Private equity fund Evolution Capital Partners has accepted Star Mountain Capital as a strategic limited partner in Evolution Investments II LLC.   »

Euros

Oakley Capitral disposes of Verivox for an initial consideration of EUR200 million

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 22:59

Oakley Capital Investments Limited is to dispose of Verivox to ProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1), for an initial cash consideration of EUR200 million with further consideration of up to EUR50 million dependent on Verivox’s financial performance in 2015.  »

announcement

Investors call for greater policy coordination on climate change

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:58

A more coherent regulatory environment is needed if investors are to prevent “runaway climate change”, according to Donald MacDonald, who chairs the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). »

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Union Group and China Communication Construction Company agree deal to develop Latin America infrastructure

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:17

Union Group and China Communication Construction Company, one of the biggest engineering and construction companies in the world, have signed a deal to develop infrastructure projects across the Latin America region. »

document signing

CVC Capital Partners acquires majority stake in Stage Entertainment

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 10:00

Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners have signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in international musical and theatre group, Stage Entertainment.  »

Russia

Rise Capital signs strategic partnership agreement with Russia’s key energy district

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 06:00

A formal strategic partnership has been signed by the Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Dmitri Kobylkin, and the Chairman of the Board of private equity infrastructure investor Rise Capital AB (Rise Capital), Gerard Lopez.   »

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Intelligent Group attracts capital from Waterland

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 20:08

Belgian-Dutch investment company Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland) is to provide growth capital to the Intelligent Group, the Belgian market leader in developing and providing hosting services.  »

sustainable investment

RDIF, Nord Hydro, CR24BG and CCECC to invest in mini hydropower plants in Karelia

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 10:30

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Government of the Republic of Karelia, Nord Hydro, the China Railway 24th Bureau Group and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, subsidiaries of the China Railway Construction Corporation, are to invest in constructing small hydropower plants in Karelia.  »

document and pen

Ares Capital Corporation and Varagon Capital Partners form new strategic partnership

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 09:00

Ares Capital Corporation and Varagon Capital Partners are establishing a new joint venture that will make senior secured loans to middle-market companies.  »

dollars

SunEdison secures USD403m in private placements for TerraForm Global

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 17:00

SunEdison has completed a USD335 million private placement of membership interests in TerraForm Global, an indirect subsidiary of SunEdison formed to own and operate contracted clean power generation assets in emerging markets.  »

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Intelligent Group attracts capital from Waterland

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 20:15

Belgian-Dutch investment company Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland) is providing growth capital to the Intelligent Group, a Belgian developer and provider of hosting services.  »

document

IK gets exclusive binding offer from International Flavors & Fragrances for Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 13:00

IK Investment Partners (IK) has received a binding offer from International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (“IFF”), a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances for consumer products, for the sale of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics group of companies. »

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Perceva enters exclusive negotiations with Fruit of the Loom for Vanity Fair Brands Europe acquisition

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 18:00

Perceva has made an offer and entered into exclusive negotiations with Fruit of the Loom for the acquisition of Vanity Fair Brands Europe, its European ladies’ lingerie business. »

Julia Scheufler, Cerno Capital

The urge to merge – an update on M&A conditions

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:38

Following the recent headlines on Mergers and Acquisitions, Julia Scheufler (pictured) of Cerno Capital comments on the current market conditions and what this means for future mergers and acquisitions… »

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Ogier advises a consortium of lenders in relation to Glencore's USD15.25bn revolving credit sacilities

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 10:30

Law firm Ogier has acted as Jersey counsel to a consortium of 60 lenders in relation to Glencore's USD15.25 billion revolving credit facilities. »

announcement

Noerr advises Apollo’s joint venture Alteri on financing of the Basler Fashion Group

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 13:00

Noerr has advised Alteri Investors on the financing of the Basler Fashion Group.  »

French flag

Natixis arranges largest power project refinancing on the French market for Exeltium

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 20:00

Natixis has acted as Financial Advisor, Rating Advisor, Mandated Lead Arranger and Co-Hedge Coordinator for the EUR1.4 billion senior debt refinancing of French virtual power plant Exeltium. »

USA

US M&A deal pace is deliberate

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 10:37

David Shine, Partner – Corporate Department at international law firm Paul Hastings, comments on the news that US bound M&A deal activity in May surpassed the previous monthly record set in 2007… »

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Neuberger Berman establishes Italian private equity team

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 21:00

Neuberger Berman has formed a strategic partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo to pursue direct investments in Italian companies. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

features
Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Article
Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

Article
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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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