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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. »

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

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:36

IFM Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of small molecules targeting the innate immune system, has closed a USD27 million Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and Abingworth, with participation from Novartis.  »

AlphaCore Capital sees increased demand for alternative strategies from independent advisors

AlphaCore Capital sees increased demand for alternative strategies from independent advisors

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:37

AlphaCore Capital, a La Jolla, CA based investment advisor has seen increased demand for alternative allocations from independent advisors.  »

Tortoise Credit Strategies completes MBO of Bradford & Marzec

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:23

Tortoise Credit Strategies, part of the Tortoise Investments family, has completed the previously announced management buy-out by key Bradford & Marzec employees and Tortoise Credit Strategies. »

Brookfield Asset Management completes spin-off of Brookfield Business Partners

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:05

Brookfield Asset Management has completed the spin-off of Brookfield Business Partners, the primary public vehicle through which Brookfield will own and operate the business services and industrial operations of its private equity group on a global basis. »

BlackRock closes on purchase of 50 per cent interest in Texas wind project

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:23

BlackRock Real Assets has entered into an agreement to purchase GE Energy Financial Services’ 50 per cent interest in the Grandview wind project (Grandview). »

Mourant Ozannes advises on GBP385 million capital raising

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:39

Law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised 3i Infrastructure on the successful completion of a capital raise with gross proceeds of GBP385 million. »

Mourant Ozannes advises Intertrust on acquisition of Elian

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:32

Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised long standing client Intertrust N.V. on its GBP435 million acquisition of Elian Group. »

Ai Squared joins VFO

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:49

VFO, the company behind the Freedom Scientific and Optelec brands, has acquired Ai Squared, a developer of screen magnification and screen reading software.  »

RLJ Equity Partners MD Dufresne announces departure

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:35

Daphne Dufresne, Managing Director and founding partner of RLJ Equity Partners, is to leave the firm to pursue smaller, higher growth companies which are outside of the investment scope of the firm. Dufresne will continue to serve as a Special Advisor to RLJ. »

Maven Capital Partners backs MBI of Prime Document

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:28

Private equity house Maven Capital Partners (Maven) has supported the management buy-in (MBI) of Prime Document (Prime), a specialist provider of outsourced document management services.  »

Zeus Capital advises Accrol on AIM IPO

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 09:23

Zeus Capital is acting as Nominated Adviser and Sole Broker to Accrol Group Holdings (ACRL.L) on its AIM IPO and GBP63.5 million fundraising and advised on a new GBP38 million flexible debt facility provided by HSBC.  »

Time Out Group completes AIM IPO

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 09:22

Oakley Capital Private Equity (OCPE) has announced the successful completion  of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Time Out Group, which raised GBP90 million (gross). »

Twelve Capital Group is anchor investor in EUR50m private debt transaction with Adriatic Slovenica

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:44

Twelve Capital Group was the anchor investor in Adriatic Slovenica’s note offering, providing the company with Solvency II compliant capital for a ten year period.  »

Centaur Ventures signs USD100 million credit deal with UAE-based family office

Centaur Ventures signs USD100 million credit deal with UAE-based family office

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:31

Centaur Ventures, the mining and natural resources investment arm of investment holding company Centaur Holdings Ltd, has signed a USD100 million revolving credit facility with a UAE based private family office. »

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:47

Laven Legal Services to continue alternative funds expansion »

Baird and BR Partners form banking alliance

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:31

Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, and BR Partners, an independent investment bank in Brazil, have formed a strategic alliance for investment banking services, with an initial focus on cross-border mergers & acquisitions (M&A) between Brazil and Europe, and Brazil and the US.  »

Aleva Neurotherapeutics raises USD18m in series C financing round

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 15:01

Aleva Neurotherapeutics, a developer of next-generation implants for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in major neurological indications such as Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor, has raised USD 18 million in a Series C financing round.  »

LDC backs GBP22m MBO of identity card business Magicard

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:26

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the GBP22m management buyout of global ID cards business, Magicard, from listed defence and security group Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. »

Taiyo Pacific Partners becomes major shareholder in Hitachi Maxell

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:56

Taiyo Pacific Partners has accumulated in excess of 5 per cent in Hitachi Maxell to become the second largest shareholder in the provider of micro batteries, camera lens and LED headlamp lenses for cars.  »

NorthEdge eyes AIM float for Accrol

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:54

NorthEdge-backed Accrol Group Holdings has revealed plans to to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Dealings are expected to commence on AIM on 10 June 2016. »

Investec Bank arranges refinancing of 40MW Canadian Solar UK portfolio with Bayern LB

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:23

Investec Bank has arranged the long term refinancing of a portfolio of four UK projects totalling 40MW solar portfolio owned by Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ). The long term debt was provided by Bayern LB after Investec ran competitive process for Canadian Solar.  »

Ampersand-backed Avista Pharma Solutions expands contract testing facilities

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 09:44

Avista Pharma Solutions, a portfolio company of private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners, has initiated a significant expansion and enhancement of its contract testing facility in Agawam, Massachusetts.  »

Equistone-backed Fircroft completes Australian bolt-on

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:13

Fircroft has strengthened its position in the mining, minerals and natural resources industries with the acquisition of Australian-based One Key Resources. »

Argus signs General Atlantic as strategic investor

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:32

Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has agreed a strategic partnership with global growth equity firm General Atlantic. General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in the business, enabling Argus to fuel its next phase of global expansion. »

LDC backs HR software specialist

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:28

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a vendor of human capital management (HCM) software, to further develop its SaaS offering and expand its product range. »

BGF celebrates five years of growth

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:07

BGF (Business Growth Fund), a provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, is celebrating celebrates five years of growth during which it has invested nearly GBP850 million in a diverse portfolio of more than 125 companies including manufacturers, retailers, technology providers, restaurants and more. »

Pamplona Capital’s Beacon Rail to supply rolling stock to Transpennine Express

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:07

Rail rolling stock leasing company Beacon Rail Leasing, a portfolio company of Pamplona Capital, is to purchase 13 sets of five-car intercity carriages which will be leased to TransPennine Express Limited (TPE), a FirstGroup plc company. »

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