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‘Scale-ups’ central to innovation and Australia’s economic future

‘Scale-ups’ central to innovation and Australia’s economic future

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:37

Foreign investment rules should be relaxed to encourage a new wave of offshore funding and quarterly R&D tax credits introduced to help innovative, cash-poor firms as part of a bold blueprint to develop a high-tech Australian economy.  »

Micro VC funds continue fundraising growth

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:03

Since the global financial crisis in 2008 when an all-time high USD9.3 billion was raised, micro venture capital fundraising has seen six consecutive years of growth, increasing from USD6.5 billion in 2009 to reach USD8.5 billion in 2015, according to a report by Preqin. »

SLEPT report of NAV 11.3 per cent for Q1 2016

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 15:02

The Standard Life European Private Equity Trust (SLEPET) has reported net asset value (NAV) total return for the six months to 31 March 2016 of 11.3 per cent. NAV total return for the 12 months to 31 March 2016 was 17.4 per cent. »

Q1 sees shift to larger PE deals, says SL Capital

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 09:04

Preliminary figures released by SL Capital in the Q1 2016 Private Equity Barometer, published by unquote”, show that overall the year to Q1 2016 witnessed a shift towards larger deals, with total deal value increasing by 28.2 per cent, while volume slipped by 15.9 per cent.   »

Aurelius has strong Q1 on back on successful sale of companies

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:36

The Aurelius Group started the 2016 financial year very successfully with total consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2016 increasing by 58 per cent year-on-year to EUR686.4 million (Q1 2015: EUR433.9 million).  »

UK buy-outs have slow start in 2016 due to ‘global markets turmoil’

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:09

UK private equity has made a slow start in the first quarter of 2016, following the highest number of buy-outs since 2007, according to figures published by the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR) at Imperial College Business School. »

Private equity recovery rates at record levels

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:06

The recovery rate for private equity transactions – the proportion of capital recovered in any deal where some loss has occurred – continues to maintain record levels of around 80 per cent, according to figures released by CEPRES. »

European Buy & Build activity in 2015 reaches highest level since 2011

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 09:27

European Buy & Build activity in 2015 reached its highest level since the first half of 2011, according to Silverfleet Capital’s annual European Buy & Build Monitor. »

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 16:02

Employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm Baird has posted record net revenues of USD1.3 billion in 2015, a 7 per cent increase over 2014, despite choppy markets and slow economic growth.  »

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:56

Ortus Secured Finance, the London-based commercial lender, says it plans to double its commercial lending to UK leisure sector businesses within the next 12 months. »

US VC pullback continues in Q1, says KPMG report

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:56

Investment into venture capital (VC)-backed companies in the United States has slowed in back-to-back quarters, according to Venture Pulse, the quarterly global report on VC trends published jointly by KPMG International and CB Insights. »

Howard Kennedy brings unexpectedly successful VCT season to a close

Howard Kennedy brings unexpectedly successful VCT season to a close

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:27

The 2015/16 VCT season has drawn to an unexpectedly successful close, with VCTs raising record-breaking amounts. »

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:59

Prestige Fund Management and Affiliated companies (Prestige), a specialist direct lending investment management group has recently celebrated the seventh birthday of its “Alternative Finance Fund” by passing USD500 million/GBP350 million in assets under management. »

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:36

Increased confidence in the Channel Islands’ funds sector is reflected in positive year-end figures from both Guernsey and Jersey, says Ogier funds partner Simon Schilder. »

Global ex-US PE and VC deliver negative returns in Q3 2015

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:14

Private equity and venture capital in ex-US developed markets and emerging markets delivered negative returns in the third quarter of 2015, but managed to outperform public markets in those regions substantially, according to Cambridge Associates. »

Burford Capital delivers 27 per cent growth in operating profit

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:53

Burford Capital has reported a 27 per cent increase in operating profit to USD77.2 millionfor teh year ended 31 December 2015 (2014: USD60.7 million) and 21 per cent increase in profit after tax to USD65.7 million (2014: USD54.2 million), contributing to a 16 per cent ROE. »

US PE and VC funds posted negative returns in Q3 2015 but topped public equities for the quarter

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:03

In a challenging third quarter for equity investors both public and private, US private equity and venture capital funds each lost ground for the first time in several years, though the latter only fractionally.  »

Guernsey reports ‘fantastic’ response to Hong Kong office launch

Guernsey reports ‘fantastic’ response to Hong Kong office launch

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:18

A launch event to mark the opening of Guernsey’s representative office in Hong Kong attracted nearly 200 attendees. »

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 09:52

The Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2016 finds that investors are mixed in their attitudes to the alternative assets industry. The majority (65 per cent) of investors holds a positive general perception of private equity, and only 6 per cent have a negative perception. »

Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up, says CVCA Report

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 09:35

Canadian private capital continued its climb in 2015: venture capital (VC) activity saw amounts invested and fundraising increase substantially, with exit values reaching historical highs. Private equity (PE) saw solid fundraising numbers and large increases in volume. »

Private equity-backed Questback continues global expansion

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 09:13

Questback, a specialist in enterprise feedback management which is 70 per cent owned by private equity firm Reiten & Co, increased enterprise revenues by 40 per cent in 2015. »

US alt manager buybacks could affect liquidity, leverage, says Fitch

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 09:04

A recent spate of stock buyback programs in the alternative investment management (AIM) sector could have modest impacts on liquidity and leverage, according to Fitch Ratings.  »

Rule changes to impact VCTs in 2016?

Rule changes to impact VCTs in 2016?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:20

2015 was a good year for VCTs in performance terms with the average VCT up 9 per cent to 31 December 2015, whilst the fundraising for the tax year 2014/15 was GBP429 million, the fourth highest ever.  »

Golding Capital raises a record EUR850m in new capital in 2015

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:56

Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has closed 2015 with another record by raising almost EUR850 million new capital for GCP investment programmes, outstripping the previous record set in 2014 by almost 10 per cent. »

Insurers in developed markets face wave of suitors in M&A surge

Insurers in developed markets face wave of suitors in M&A surge

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 09:33

Global M&A activity in the insurance sector hit new highs in 2015, with EUR129.3 billion (USD143.5 billion) worth of transactions announced during the year, according to Towers Watson’s latest Insurance M&A Annual Report. »

Baird Global Investment Banking enjoys record 2015

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 16:17

For the third year in a row, Baird has posted record results for its Global Investment Banking business.  »

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:27

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has reported rapid growth throughout 2015, including the expansion of its US market footprint into key geographies, and new strategic partnerships. »

Guernsey remains out in front for LSE listings

Guernsey remains out in front for LSE listings

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 09:28

Guernsey remains home to more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to figures from the market authority. »

Target Partners chalks up most active investment year

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 10:39

German technology investor Target Partners posted the most active year for investment in 2015 since the founding of the firm in 1999, putting EUR25 million to work in 17 financing rounds for tech startups. »

Private equity interest in retail remains high despite mixed holiday outlook

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 09:40

Now deep into the holiday season, some observers are cautiously optimistic towards the outlook for the retail sector, while others are outright sceptical. At the same time, the private equity community remains interested in retail, believing that the sector can offer the opportunity to achieve scalable growth. »

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