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All aboard for Lapland

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:20

The manager of Finnish airports, Finavia, reports that Lapland has been fully prepared for a busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to be the highest since 2007, and some 500 charter and scheduled flights arriving in Lapland in December. »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners

A one-stop shop solution to launching Malta funds

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:51

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to set up sub-funds on its Luxembourg SICAV and guide start-up managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Suryanshu Mishra

Understanding the role of the depositary

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:26

There are a number of important considerations for a fund manager, especially a start-up, when it comes to selecting an onshore depositary to an onshore AIF. But before these are explored, it is perhaps worthwhile explaining exactly what the role of the depositary is under AIFMD, given that alternative fund managers have never had to use one before. »

Jerry Lees

Full service solution to start-up hedge funds

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:22

There are a multitude of costs that a start-up alternative fund manager faces today, especially with respect to those looking to establish a hedge fund under AIFMD. From regulatory costs and waiting to receive FCA authorisation, to office and IT and staffing costs, the amount of burn capital that managers initially account for can rapidly disappear down the drain.  »

Owain McNeill

Chapter 3: Selecting service providers

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:19

For those wishing to set up a standalone Alternative Investment Fund, getting the right service providers in place is crucial to the manager's long-term success and reputation. The following sections detail what to look for when it comes to appointing four key service providers: »

Jeffrey Rosenthal

Chapter 3: Selecting service providers

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:54

Choosing appropriate service providers is one of the cornerstones to creating a successful hedge fund business.  »

Frank Napolitani

ODD considerations for start-up managers

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:49

Operational due diligence or "ODD" are arguably three of the most important words for any start-up manager hopeful of attracting new investors. Such is the level of expectation among institutional investors today that even if the manager only has USD20-30m in AUM and outsources the CFO function, operationally they still must look and act like a serious outfit.  »

Kavitha Ramachandran

Considerations for appointing an external AIFM

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:33

One of the biggest decisions for fund managers under AIFMD is whether or not to appoint an external AIFM. But as management companies, many of whom have experience supporting traditional managers under the UCITS framework, continue to espouse the virtues of outsourcing the ManCo function, alternative fund managers in different geographies are beginning to understand the benefits of going down this path.  »

James WIlliams

Considerations when selecting a depositary to an AIF

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:29

Under Article 21 of the AIFMD, any AIFM running an EU-based AIF is required to appoint a single full scope depositary to carry out four core duties: cash monitoring, safekeeping and verification of assets and general oversight of the AIF. For EU managers with experience of running UCITS funds alongside their offshore Cayman fund(s), this arrangement is a familiar one, but for AIFMs marketing non-EU AIFs into Europe, the concept of appointing a depositary is unfamiliar.  »

Stephenson Harwood advises on GBP162m Shield Therapeutics IPO

Fri, 26/02/2016 - 09:13

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Shield Therapeutics (Shield) on its GBP162 million AIM IPO, which involved the placing and subscription of GBP32.5m of new ordinary shares, and the issue of warrants to subscribe for ordinary shares. »

Carey Olsen Guernsey advises on latest AnaCap Private Equity fund

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 16:38

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has advised specialist financial services private equity fund AnaCap Financial Partners on the close of its third Guernsey flagship fund, AnaCap Financial Partners III. »

Michel van Zanten, Circle Partners

The importance of independent service provider integration

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:44

Collaboration is extremely important for any service provider looking to do business in Luxembourg and in that respect, Circle Partners (`Circle'), an independent fund administrator, is no exception.  »

Cindyrella Amistadi, Credit Suisse

Key areas of support for alternative fund managers

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:35

MultiConcept Fund Management SA ("MultiConcept") is an AIFM and UCITS IV fund Management Company. Established in Luxembourg in 2004, MultiConcept has approximately CHF10.7 billion in assets under administration. It currently has 20 umbrella structures with 89 sub-funds.  »

Ogier Cayman and BVI advise on recommended cash offer for Promethean World

Ogier Cayman and BVI advise on recommended cash offer for Promethean World

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:30

Ogier has acted for VSA Capital Limited in its role as financial adviser to Digital Train and its parent, NetDragon Websoft, in connection a GBP84.1 million recommended cash offer for Promethean World, a company listed on London Stock Exchange.  »

DLA Piper advises on debt restructuring of Maxeda DIY Group

DLA Piper advises on debt restructuring of Maxeda DIY Group

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 07:34

DLA Piper has advised a syndicate of mezzanine lenders made up of credit affiliates of Ardian GoldenTree Asset Management, KKR Creditor Advisors (US), Babson Capital Management, Alpinvest Partners, Idinvest Partners and Ares Management on their debt for equity restructuring, which has resulted in the group of mezzanine lenders writing off their mezzanine debt for a controlling stake in the equity of the Maxeda DIY Group.  »

meeting

Noerr advises Deutsche Invest Equity Partners on PlanetHome deal

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:21

Noerr has advised the Munich financial investor Deutsche Invest Equity Partners on the acquisition of a participation in PlanetHome AG structured as a co-investment with the US financial investor AP Capital Investments.  »

Daniel Adler

Livingstone advises Lyceum on MBO of Briefing Media

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:28

Livingstone's Media & Technology sector team has advised on the management buy-out of fast-growing business information company Briefing Media Group, backed by growth investor Lyceum Capital.  »

Christian Pleister

Noerr advises Neue Halberg Guss on takeover of Daimler subsidiary Atlantis Foundries

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 07:36

Noerr has advised the automotive supplier Neue Halberg Guss on the takeover of the South African foundry Atlantis Foundries (AF). The seller is Mercedes Benz South Africa. »

meeting

James Cowper Kreston advise Growth Capital Partners on FLYdocs investment

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 12:09

James Cowper Kreston has advised independent private equity company Growth Capital Partners LLP on its investment in FLYdocs Systems Limited. »

Stephane Enguehard, Head of Product Development for Alternatives and Multi-Management at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor: A multi-management approach to fund selection and portfolio construction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:33

Lyxor Asset Management has cemented a reputation for its hedge fund solutions expertise, but as regulation and investor preferences change, the firm has evolved to offer multi-management solutions to support investors in fund selection, portfolio construction and infrastructure services. »

Todd Partridge, IntraLinks

Cyber security – A multi-pillar approach

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 08:09

Intralinks’ Todd Partridge (pictured) advises a multi-pillar approach to guard against cyber attack.   »

pension

LPFA appoints Apollo as alternative credit manager

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 17:00

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has selected an affiliate of Apollo Global Management as its alternative credit manager.  »

LSE

Ogier advises Integrated Diagnostic Holding in USD668m LSE IPO

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 20:30

Ogier has advised Integrated Diagnostics Holdings plc (IDH) on its recent listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The USD668 million market capitalisation included an initial public offering which raised USD290 million. »

Philip Burgin

JTC assists Digby Wells’ Jersey move

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 16:15

JTC has assisted Digby Wells Environmental (Jersey) Limited to set up in the Channel Islands by providing company and relocation services.  »

meeting

Eversheds advises Beech Tree Private Equity on stake in telematics company

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:30

Law firm Eversheds has advised Beech Tree Private Equity on its maiden investment in RS Fleet Limited, a UK-based installer of telematics devices into vehicles on behalf of insurance companies. »

globe

Noerr advises Rocket Internet on expansion of Global Online Takeaway Group

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 19:30

The law firm Noerr has advised Rocket Internet SE on the significant expansion of the world’s leading platform for mobile food delivery services, Global Online Takeaway Group, as well as on a further investment in the internet platform Delivery Hero.  »

sell button

Arma Partners advises Metrologic Group on sale to Astorg Partners

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 14:00

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Metrologic Group on its sale to French private equity fund Astorg Partners. »

Andrew Fleetwood

Gilson Gray advises Scottow Moor Solar on financing deal

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 11:30

Scottish law firm Gilson Gray has advised Scottow Moor Solar on the necessary rights and the initial financing for the EUR38million ground-mounted solar PV project at the former RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. »

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