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Barings co-arranges unitranche facility for Bridgepoint’s buyout of Inspiring Learning

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 12:42

Asset management firm Barings has acted as co-lead arranger of a unitranche facility to support Bridgepoint Development Capital's acquisition of Inspiring Learning. »

More NatWest business customers get access to alternative lending

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 13:43

All of NatWest’s business and commercial customers can now access an expanded panel of alternative lenders to which they can be formally referred if borrowing directly from the bank is not possible. »

Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank lead on USD815m Suddenlink refinancing

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 09:31

Law firm Paul Hastings has advised Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as lead arrangers and bookrunners on the USD815 million term loan B refinancing of Suddenlink’s existing term loan facilities. »

SIB enters alternative lending market with LendingCrowd

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:13

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender, has partnered with the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, in an initiative that will see GBP2.75 million invested in Scottish SMEs across the LendingCrowd platform. »

Shepherd and Wedderburn advises GIB on local authority streetlight financing

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:19

UK Green Investment (GIB) is to provide Kent County Council with a GBP10.2 million green loan to help finance the local authority’s GBP40 million streetlight conversion programme. »

Steve Boyle, Legal & General

Legal & General completes GBP175m refinancing of Arora Group debt

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 10:27

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIM Real Assets) has completed a new loan to the Arora Group, for GBP175 million over 15 years, refinancing existing debt for Arora in the current low interest rate environment. »

Kimble secures GBP1.5m loan from Barclays

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:44

Barclays has signed a GBP1.5 million money market loan agreement with Kimble, a business performance software provider. »

NTR secures GBP27.3m debt facility for 18MW wind project

NTR secures GBP27.3m debt facility for 18MW wind project

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 11:07

NTR has closed its second project debt facility this year with Ulster Bank, securing a GBP27.3 million (circa EUR30 million) project finance debt facility. »

Swyx and Deutsche Telekom sign strategic agreement

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 14:04

Dortmund-based unified communications provider Swyx is to strengthen its cooperation with Deutsche Telekom after reaching a record number of 750,000 users this summer with 130,000 in the past year. »

BlackRock refinances wind portfolio in England

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 10:47

A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has completed the refinancing of five operational wind projects in England with ING, which provided a GBP55 million long term debt facility. »

Investec supports Waterland’s acquisition of Scholt stake

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 11:01

Investec Corporate & Acquisition Finance, KBC and Rabobank have jointly provided debt finance facilities to support Waterland’s acquisition of a stake in energy supplier Scholt. »

RDIF portfolio co breaks ground on Karelia hydropower plants

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 14:41

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) portfolio company Nord Hydro-Beliy Porog has broken ground on the construction of small hydropower plants on the river Kem in Karelia, Northwest Russia. »

Markus Voigt, AREAM

AREAM and Greentale Capital establish JV for investments in renewable energy

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:10

AREAM and Greentale Capital have established a joint venture that will leverage the combined experience of two teams in the renewable energy and investment management industries. »

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of IT solutions provider

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 13:23

Bowmark Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, is backing the buy-out of IT solutions provider Node4 Holdings from its previous institutional investor, LDC.  »

Tom Carr, Preqin

Global infrastructure deal activity declines for second consecutive quarter

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 07:54

Transaction activity in the infrastructure remains healthy, with 289 deals worth an aggregate USD75 billion, a slight drop in the number of deals and combined deal value for a second successive quarter. »

NVM Private Equity backs Presteigne MBO

Tue, 04/10/2016 - 09:32

NVM Private Equity has backed a management buy-out (MBO) at Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a specialist in the broadcast equipment hire sector in the UK. »

PNC Bank closes CAD17.1m in tech financing for Doxim

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 14:22

PNC Bank Canada Branch has completed a CAD17.1 million financing package for Doxim Solutions ULC, a provider of SaaS customer engagement solutions for banks, credit unions and wealth management firms in North America. »

HIG WhiteHorse provide financing for Capvis’ acquisition of Gotha Cosmetics in Italy

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:12

HIG WhiteHorse, a credit affiliate of global investment firm HIG Capital, has supported Gotha Cosmetics’ acquisition by Capvis Equity IV, a fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners, by providing funding to support a EUR65 million unitranche facility arranged by Credit Suisse. »

LDC backs MBO of PAW Holdings

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 10:04

Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of PAW Holdings to support the company’s growth strategy. »

Allied Minds and GE Ventures form alliance

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 13:57

Allied Minds and GE Ventures have formed an alliance to jointly identify and commercialise next-generation technologies.  »

Patrick Reeve, Albion Ventures

Albion Ventures to acquire OLIM Investment Managers

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 09:54

One of the largest venture capital investors in the UK, Albion Ventures, is to acquire GBP490 million OLIM Investment Managers from Close Brothers Group.  »

TPH Partners teams up with Antioch Energy

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:50

Energy-focused private equity funds manager TPH Partners has formed a partnership with Antioch Energy, an Oklahoma City oil and gas exploration and production company. »

King & Wood Mallesons advises Inflexion on MBO of Bedell Trust

King & Wood Mallesons advises Inflexion on MBO of Bedell Trust

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 14:17

King & Wood Mallesons has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the management buyout of Bedell Trust, a corporate, fund and fiduciary administration company. »

Capshare forms partnership with Standish Management

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 08:25

Capshare, an equity management platform, has closed an investment from Standish Management, a provider of private equity fund administration services in the US. »

Smart Communications launches as independent company backed by Accel-KKR

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 08:14

Smart Communications has completed its spinoff from Thunderhead and has launched as an independent company led by its existing management team and backed by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm. »

Tikehau Capital raises EUR200 million to finance growth

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 13:04

Tikehau Capital has secured a EUR200 million five-year syndicated loan facility for its long term investment company Tikehau Capital Partners. »

Modern Energy Management supports CapAsia at 100mw Pakistan wind projects

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:38

Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors, has been engaged to work on behalf of CapAsia’s Islamic Infrastructure Fund (IIF) at two early wind farms in Pakistan. »

Smart Communications launches as independent company backed by Accel-KKR

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 10:19

Smart Communications, a specialist in enterprise customer and business communications, has completed its spinoff from Thunderhead and launched as an independent company led by its existing management team and backed by tech-focused private equity firm Accel-KKR. »

TA Associates backs MBO of GSAM’s Australian investment capabilities and fund platform

TA Associates backs MBO of GSAM’s Australian investment capabilities and fund platform

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 10:13

Growth private equity firm TA Associates is to back a management buyout (MBO) of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Australian-focused investment capabilities and fund platform. »

Investec supports recapitalisation of Farsound

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 15:25

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance has supported the recapitalisation of Romford-based aviation business Farsound by Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital, an investment partnership focused on the acquisition of industrial businesses in Europe and North America. »

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