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Fortress Investment Group and Mount Kellett Capital form strategic alliance

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 10:00

An affiliate of Fortress Investment Group is to become co-manager with Mount Kellett Capital Management of the Mount Kellett investment funds and related accounts (the funds).  »

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Wind power deals account for 17 per cent of all infrastructure transactions since 2006

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 16:48

Stephen Yates examines Preqin’s latest data on wind power deals, including aggregate deal value, average deal size and the most prominent regions for wind power deal activity. »

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CalPERS and QIC form USD764m (AUD1bn) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 19:00

Alternative investments firm QIC has formed a USD764 million (AUD1 billion) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). »

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Horizon Technology Finance provides USD7.5m venture loan to SilkRoad Technology

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 06:00

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has closed a USD7.5 million venture loan to SilkRoad Technology, a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. SilkRoad will use the funds for working capital purposes. »

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The increase of buyout holding periods

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:52

The average time taken to exit private equity-backed buyout investments has increased year-on-year since 2008. In this extract from the Preqin Private Equity Spotlight: May 2015, Anna Strumillo and Ciantelle Lawrence conduct an in-depth analysis of buyout holding periods. »

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Sterigenics completes recapitalisation with Warburg Pincus and GTCR

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 15:00

Sterigenics International has closed a recapitalisation with an affiliate of Warburg Pincus and GTCR, which was announced in March 2015.  Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.   »

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IFIA welcomes the EC’s Capital Markets Union Green Paper

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 21:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial services industry in Ireland, has responded positively to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU). »

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Tribeca exits Bogota Beer Company

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 09:00

Colombian private equity fund manager Tribeca led the recent sale of Bogota Beer Company (BBC), Colombia’s leading craft brewer and pub operator, to AmBev, a leading brewer in Latin America. »

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Bowmark backs buy-out of Aston Scott Group

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 15:00

Bowmark Capital has backed the management buy-out of Aston Scott Group, a regional commercial insurance broking business specialising in the mid-sized corporate, SME and motor trade sectors, for an undisclosed sum.  »

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Garrison Investment Group selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 17:30

Alternative investment and asset management firm Garrison Investment Group has selected iLEVEL to manage the firm’s portfolio data and streamline their reporting process. »

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BlackFin-backed NeoXam acquires Nexfi

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 16:30

NeoXam has completed its carve-out from its former parent group Sungard Financial Systems, and acquires Nexfi with the support of BlackFin. »

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Lexington Partners to rebuild three more schools in Latin America with Happy Hearts Fund

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 15:30

Alternative investment manager Lexington Partners has renewed a three-year agreement, or "smartnership," with the Happy Hearts Fund to jointly rebuild three schools in Latin American countries.  »

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VPC provides USD50m credit facility to The Credit Junction

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 14:30

Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments, has provided a USD50 million credit facility to The Credit Junction, an online provider of working capital financing to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).  »

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SEKO logistics partners with private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 13:30

SEKO Logistics (SEKO) a provider of supply chain solutions, has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the global transportation industry, as its new equity partner to help spearhead the next stage of its growth.  »

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CNIT enters into strategic agreement with USD1.6bn Shenzhen Capital Group

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 11:30

China Information Technology (CNIT) has entered into a strategic agreement with Shenzhen Capital Group Co. »

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Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp closes initial capital raise

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:45

Firm Capital has held the closing of the initial capital raise of Firm Capital Private Equity Realty Corp (FCPERC), a real estate merchant banking and private equity investment corporation focused on opportunistic, tactical and distressed real estate debt and equity investments in Canadian public and private entities. »

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Space Ape Games receives GBP4.25m of financing from Silicon Valley Bank to accelerate growth

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:00

Space Ape Games, the developer behind the successful mobile title Samurai Siege, has secured GBP4.25 million in growth capital from Silicon Valley Bank.  »

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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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Octopus and Transact take the lead in VCT platform development

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 20:30

Octopus Investments has completed a development with Transact to enable shares in its Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) to be bought and held on a financial adviser platform for the first time.  »

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Ogier Jersey acts for the lenders in multi-billion financing to Tullow Oil Group

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:30

Law firm Ogier in Jersey has acted for the lenders in connection with amendments and an increase to approximately USD6.3 billion to financing provided to the Tullow Oil Group. »

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LBO France-backed Materne-Mont Blanc completes EUR230m refinancing

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

Materne-Mont Blanc, a provider of fruit purees and dessert creams sold at ambient temperature in supermarket food departments, backed by LBO France since 2010, has successfully completed a seven year EUR230 million refinancing. »

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Rural Physicians Group forms investment partnership with Sorenson Capital and Leavitt Equity Partners

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 17:30

Rural Physicians Group has formed a strategic investment partnership led by Sorenson Capital with additional support from Leavitt Equity Partners.  »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

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MEVP holds first close of USD30m Middle East Venture Fund II

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 06:00

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has held the first close of Middle East Venture Fund II (MEVF II) at USD15 million. The fund will invest in the region's tech and mobile businesses. »

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BOM Capital Selects SunGard’s Investran to enhance VC and PE insight and performance

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:30

Brabant Development Agency Capital (BOM Capital) has chosen Investran, SunGard’s integrated private equity solution, to help enhance data and investment transparency across front- and back-office stakeholders and processes. »

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Lateral Investment Management partners with Leo Group

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Lateral Investment Management has formed a strategic partnership with The Leo Group, a New Jersey-based wealth management firm serving family offices, institutions and endowments. »

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Ogier advises on EUR2.5 billion ICG Europe Fund VI

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 18:00

Ogier Jersey has acted as Jersey legal adviser for Intermediate Capital Group on the establishment of its tenth Jersey fund, ICG Europe Fund VI, which has held its first close having raised EUR2.5 billion to date.  »

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Intralinks partners with Kira Diligence Engine

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:30

Intralinks Holdings, a provider of secure enterprise content collaboration solutions, has partnered with Kira Inc, provider of the Kira Diligence Engine.  »

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Asia Alternatives closes AACP IV at USD1.8 billion

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 21:00

Private equity fund of funds Asia Alternatives has held the final close of over USD1.8 billion in new commitments for Asia Alternatives Capital Partners IV (AACP IV) and its related fund vehicles (Fund IV).  »

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Entrepreneurial Spark warns start-ups against danger of ignoring disruptive technologies

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 16:30

Technology is now developing so fast that it is creating disruption across all sectors of the economy and businesses which fail to keep up with the latest developments face being wiped out by smarter rivals. »

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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.  ... »

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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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