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Maven Capital Partners opens Durham office to manage GBP20m Finance Durham Fund

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 10:09

Maven Capital Partners, manager of the GBP20 million Finance Durham Fund, is open for business in the North East after moving into Salvus House at Aykley Heads, a new GBP3.4m office building run by Business Durham. »

The new rules of the game

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 08:59

By Gaurav Marwah, Technical Director, and Hugh Stacey, Executive Director, Investor Solutions, Augentius – Sustained top performance means continued evolution and change. Technology became ever more accessible in the 1990s when personal computers began appearing in every home. But if you’re a tech-savvy person today, you’re not using a dial-up connection on a desktop computer. Everyone knows you can’t be successful today using 1990s technology.  »

Carey Olsen advises Pearl Diver Capital on USD500 million fund

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 09:54

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s Guernsey corporate team have recently advised Pearl Diver Capital on the establishment of three registered, closed-ended funds. »

HC Technologies launches private equity firm

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 09:24

HC Technologies, a Chicago-based principal trading firm with offices in New York City and London, has launched a private equity arm, HC Private Investments (HCPI).  »

Wecast to form JV with He Ying Private Equity Fund

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 09:57

Wecast Network has formed a Joint Venture (JV) called Seven Stars He Ying Smart Cloud (SSHY), with Beijing HE YING Fund Management Limited (He Ying). »

Will Kinlaw, State Street

State Street’s GX Private Equity Index sees 350 basis points year-to-year increase in PE returns

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 09:00

The State Street Global Exchange Private Equity Index (GXPEI) ended 2016 with a moderate quarterly performance, posting an overall gain of 2.58  per cent in the fourth quarter, a slight decrease from the 3.8  per cent return in Q3 2016. Buyout funds posted a strong annual return of 12.52  per cent but Venture Capital continued to face headwinds. »

GDPR: what are the implications for the private equity industry?

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 08:30

By Ian Kelly, CEO, Augentius – When it comes to data, the headlines in recent weeks have understandably been dominated by the global WannaCry ransomware attack, but that’s not the only data issue that should be on the agenda of private equity fund managers and investors. In a year’s time, the General Data Protection Regulation will come into force, extending the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies who process data that could identify living EU residents. »

CVC Capital Partners closes Fund VII

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 08:19

CVC Capital Partners has held the closing of CVC Capital Partners VII (Fund VII), its latest flagship fund for private equity investments in Europe and North America, at its hard cap of EUR15.5 billion. »

DC Capital closes first institutional fund at hard cap of USD450m

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:54

DC Capital Partners Management has held the final close of its first institutionally-backed private equity fund, DC Capital Partners Fund II, at its hard cap of USD450 million. »

PWP Growth Equity completes USD750m fundraise

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 06:58

PWP Growth Equity has completed fundraising for PWP Growth Equity Fund II, which closed at its hard cap with total commitments of USD750 million, surpassing its USD600 million fundraising target. »

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