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Nexxus Capital invests in Translatum Holding

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:28

Nexxus Capital is to invest in Translatum Holding (TransNetwork), a holding company to develop a fintech payments platform, of which the first component is TransNetwork, a company in the B2B electronic domestic and cross-border processing and payments industry. »

Goldman Sachs to make equity investment in MDC Partners

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:22

Goldman Sachs has agreed to invest USD95 million in MDC Partners through the purchase of non-voting convertible preference shares (the Preference Shares).   »

Darby Private Equity invests in Unilink

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:23

Darby Private Equity’s Darby Converging Europe Fund III (SCS) SICAR (DCEF III) has completed a mezzanine debt investment in Unilink SA (Unilink), strengthening Unilink’s balance sheet and providing capital for growth through acquisitions. »

TA Associates invests in Retriever Medical/Dental Payments

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:44

Private equity firm TA Associates has made a minority investment in Retriever Medical/Dental Payments (Retriever), a provider of payment technology and merchant services to healthcare providers. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

Emrging markets

Sovereign wealth funds move to private markets and emerging markets

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 15:46

Two new white papers from State Street Corporation and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) reveal changes in asset allocation among sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) over the past three to five years. »

Infrastructure head welcomes autumn statement

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 10:10

Patricia Moore, (pictured) UK Head of Infrastructure for Turner & Townsend, has commented on the infrastructure points raised in the Autumn statement. »

MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

AIM capitalisation higher with strong price performances

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:15

Investment firm Fundamental Asset Management, specialists in the AIM market, reports that despite a quiet month for new issues, the market has seen strong performance in share prices for many companies.  »

Michael Collins, Invest Europe

Invest Europe publishes private equity and venture capital guide for pension funds

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 10:33

Private equity and venture capital trade association Invest Europe has published a guide for pension funds on investing in the sectors. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Jim Smigiel

Changing the optics of portfolio risk

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:52

One of the biggest issues with risk when it comes to investing is that investors will invariably think about it in binary terms; what is the level of risk? Is it too high or too low? Of greater import, however, is understanding the composition of risk.  »

Real estate and private equity remain attractive in low-interest-rate environment, says TIGER-21 report

Wed, 03/08/2016 - 10:49

The second quarter Asset Allocation Report from TIGER-21, a peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth wealth creators, has highlighted evidence of a shift toward private equity and real estate investment. »

RightCapital secures USD1m seed investment

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 10:36

RightCapital, a financial planning platform for registered investment advisors and independent broker-dealers, has secured USD1 million in a seed capital fund raise led by Camellia Venture Capital with other individual strategic investors also participating. »

Vincent Mortier

Amundi details post Brexit situation

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 10:30

Vincent Mortier (pictured), Deputy CIO, Global Head of Multi-Asset Amundi and Pascal Blanqué, CIO, Global Head of Institutional Division Amundi have issued a joint statement on the situation post Brexit.  »

Activa Capital invests in French sports brand Look

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:23

Activa Capital has taken a majority stake in Look Cycle, alongside the existing owners, Dominique Bergin and Thierry Fournier, with the aim of accelerating the brands expansion in France and internationally. »

Metropolitan Equity Partners increases investment in Bizfi

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:23

Metropolitan Equity Partners has invested USD20  millionin Bizfi (www.bizfi.com), a FinTech company that combines aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses.  »

French government gives support to RDIF and CDC IC investment in Arc

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:50

The French government has given its support to an investment of up to EUR250 million in glassware manufacturer Arc by a consortium of investors led by he Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and CDC International Capital (CDC IC).  »

Bunker Hill Capital invests in Kingpin Tattoo Supply

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:48

Private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital has added Kingpin Tattoo Supply (Kingpin) to its portfolio company Nexus Brands Group. Kingpin, based in St Petersburg, Florida, is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of tattoo supplies.  »

Cannabis Management Firm MedMen launches USD100m investment fund

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:38

MedMen, a full-service management company serving North America’s legal cannabis industry, has launched the MedMen Opportunity Fund, the first private equity vehicle of its kind.  »

Wall Street blockchain investments top USD1bn annually

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:34

Financial service firms and technology providers around the world will spend more than USD1 billion in 2016 in the race to bring blockchain to capital markets, according to a new report from Greenwich Associates. »

SHS invests in Tyromotion

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 16:09

One of the funds managed by SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement has invested in the Austrian company Tyromotion.  »

Money changing hands

Blackstone makes strategic investment in Marathon Asset Management

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:40

Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund (BSCH), a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management.  »

Hyphen Solutions secures investment from PWP Growth Equity

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:22

Hyphen Solutions has secured an investment from PWP Growth Equity, a private equity fund managed by Perella Weinberg Partners that invests in leading, growth-oriented, lower middle market companies. Terms of the investment have not been disclosed. »

European Investment Bank provides GBP12m backing for Gestamp Tallent Automotive

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:25

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide GBP 12 million for investment by Newton Aycliffe based Gestamp Tallent Automotive. This will support new investment to strengthen innovation and development of specialised chassis and suspension products at the automative industry component manufacturer. »

Carey Olsen advises on first LSE main market investment company IPO of 2016

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:21

Carey Olsen's listing specialists have advised on the initial public offering (IPO) of Hadrian's Wall Secured Investments Limited on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and its admission to the premium segment of the official list of the UK Listing Authority. »

Silverfleet invests in Lifetime Training

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:29

Silverfleet Capital, the European private equity firm specialised in buy-to-build, is to invest alongside the existing management team in the acquisition of UK training provider Lifetime Training.  »

transcosmos increases stake in UNQ

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:36

transcosmos is to make an additional investment in UNQ (Shanghai) Co, a China-based e-commerce distributor. »

Russian Direct Investment Fund invests in Geropharm

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:34

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has made an investment in Geropharm, a Russian pharmaceutical company, specialising in restoring brain function and the treatment of diabetes. »

LogicMonitor secures USD130m investment from Providence Equity

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:39

LogicMonitor, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivered end-to-end IT infrastructure monitoring platform, has secures a USD130 million investment from Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the growth equity affiliate of private equity firm Providence Equity Partners. »

EAV leads investment in Ghana’s PEG

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:37

Energy Access Ventures (EAV) has announced a USD2 million investment as part of a USD7.5 million round in PEG  – an off-grid solar pay-as-you-go (PAYG) company operating in Ghana. »

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