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Elian to buy SFM Europe

Elian to buy SFM Europe

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 09:08

Elian has agreed terms to buy SFM Europe, a provider of corporate services with more than EUR1 trillion of assets under administration. »

HQ Group to combine alternative investment businesses under the HQ Capital brand

HQ Group to combine alternative investment businesses under the HQ Capital brand

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 10:04

The HQ Group is to combine its private equity and real estate businesses under the HQ Capital brand. This move will create an independent alternative investment manager, with more than USD12 billion under management in private equity and real estate. »

Coillte sells telecoms infrastructure business to InfraVia

Coillte sells telecoms infrastructure business to InfraVia

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 07:40

InfraVia Capital Partners (InfraVia), a French investment fund, has agreed to purchase Coillte’s portfolio of telecommunications assets for an undisclosed sum. »

Noerr advises US investor Wellspring on creation of a new packing group

Noerr advises US investor Wellspring on creation of a new packing group

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:11

Noerr has advised the US investor Wellspring Capital on establishing a new packing group. As part of the takeover of the packing specialist Ampac Holdings, Wellspring has merged this enterprise with the portfolio company Prolamina Corporation. »

AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group to acquire Port Hedland International Airport

AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group to acquire Port Hedland International Airport

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 14:15

AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG) have secured approval from Town of Port Hedland Council to take over the 50-year lease of its international airport for AUD205 million. »

Victory Park Capital provides credit facility to Dental Lab Holding

Victory Park Capital provides credit facility to Dental Lab Holding

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:53

Victory Park Capital (VPC) has provided a credit facility to help refinance existing debt and finance working capital for Beacon Bay Holdings’ portfolio company Dental Lab Holdings. »

Denham Capital backs Nexif Energy

Denham Capital backs Nexif Energy

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 13:45

Energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital and Nexif, a Singapore-based independent power management company, are teaming up to develop, finance, construct and acquire conventional and renewable power generation assets across Southeast Asia.  »

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 07:43

Franklin Square Capital Partners its senior secured investment in Blueprint Sub (doing business as iSqFt), a provider of software and bid information to the commercial construction industry.  »

Morgenthaler Private Equity recapitalises Polytek Development Corp

Morgenthaler Private Equity recapitalises Polytek Development Corp

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:24

Morgenthaler Private Equity (MPE) has recapitalised Polytek Development Corp, a manufacturer of liquid mould rubbers and casting plastics.  »

HIG Capital completes recapitalisation of US MED

HIG Capital completes recapitalisation of US MED

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:29

Private equity firm HIG Capital has recapitalised United States Medical Supply (US MED), a direct-to-consumer mail-order medical supply business, focused on patients with chronic conditions, in partnership with management. »

Monadnock Resources receives USD100m equity commitment from Kayne Anderson

Monadnock Resources receives USD100m equity commitment from Kayne Anderson

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:09

Monadnock Resources has secured a USD100 million equity commitment from Kayne Anderson Energy Funds and members of the firm’s management team.  »

Lincoln Park Capital Fund agrees USD10m funding deal with GelTech

Lincoln Park Capital Fund agrees USD10m funding deal with GelTech

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 07:44

Lincoln Park Capital Fund has signed a stock purchase agreement with GelTech Solutions for up to USD10 million of common stock. »

Arise sells 33 MW Mombyåsen Wind Farm to Allianz Capital Partners

Arise sells 33 MW Mombyåsen Wind Farm to Allianz Capital Partners

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 07:17

Arise AB has entered into an agreement with a fund managed by Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), for the sale of the construction-ready 33 MW Mombyåsen wind farm.  »

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). »

document signing

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.   »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

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

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Alternative methods of accessing the private real estate market, including separate accounts, joint ventures and co-investments, are under the spotlight in this extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015. ... »

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In this excerpt from Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015, we take a closer look at how investors source and select new investment opportunities, based on the results of our interviews with over 100 investors in hedge funds. ... »

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Giles Travers, SEI

The business of asset management has grown exponentially more complex over the last decade. As system technology and data management improves, managers are devising ever-new investment strategies to find that elusive source of alpha.  ... »

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Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  ... »

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