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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. »

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.  »

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