Private Equity Wire - Daily News http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/ en EU import duties on UK exports looming large http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240952/eu-import-duties-uk-exports-looming-large <p><em><strong>Arnoud Willems, International Trade partner at the law firm Sidley Austin, comments on the impact of the Leave vote on trade treaties and UK exports&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240952/eu-import-duties-uk-exports-looming-large" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:29:59 +0000 mkitchen 240952 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Brexit: Talk of Sterling freefall is overblown, but uncertainty now has no end date attached to it http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240949/talk-sterling-freefall-overblown-uncertainty-now-has-no-end-date-attached-it <p><em><strong>&ldquo;Amid the hyperbole and today&rsquo;s vertiginous fall, Sterling&rsquo;s one saving grace is that the Euro is likely to be hit almost as hard by a Brexit,&rdquo; says David Lamb, head of dealing at&nbsp;FEXCO Corporate Payments.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240949/talk-sterling-freefall-overblown-uncertainty-now-has-no-end-date-attached-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macro Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:02:34 +0000 mkitchen 240949 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Vestar Capital Partners to sell Sun Products to Henkel in USD3.6bn transaction http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240939/vestar-capital-partners-sell-sun-products-henkel-usd36bn-transaction <p><strong><em>Henkel Consumer Goods is to acquire The Sun Products Corporation (Sun Products), a Vestar Capital Partners V portfolio company. The transaction is valued at USD3.6 billion.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240939/vestar-capital-partners-sell-sun-products-henkel-usd36bn-transaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lettings & Sales Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:47:30 +0000 leahrenee09 240939 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Thoma Bravo acquires Bomgar http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240931/thoma-bravo-acquires-bomgar <p><strong><em>Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed the acquisition of Bomgar, a leader in secure access solutions, from TA Associates. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240931/thoma-bravo-acquires-bomgar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:37:25 +0000 leahrenee09 240931 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Howard Kennedy gets a taste for Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240930/howard-kennedy-gets-taste-lebanese-restaurant-chain-comptoir-libanais <p><strong><em>Law firm Howard Kennedy is advising Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Group on its AIM listing, raising some GBP16 million.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240930/howard-kennedy-gets-taste-lebanese-restaurant-chain-comptoir-libanais" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:36:26 +0000 leahrenee09 240930 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Wall Street blockchain investments top USD1bn annually http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240929/wall-street-blockchain-investments-top-usd1bn-annually <p><strong><em>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.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240929/wall-street-blockchain-investments-top-usd1bn-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:34:53 +0000 leahrenee09 240929 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Alignable secures additional VC funding http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240928/alignable-secures-additional-vc-funding <p><strong><em>Alignable, the network for local business owners, has added an additional USD1.5 million in a strategic investment from Recruit Strategic Partners, the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240928/alignable-secures-additional-vc-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:32:24 +0000 leahrenee09 240928 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Brexit: the impact on UK private equity and real estate landscape http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240927/brexit-impact-uk-private-equity-and-real-estate-landscape <p><em><strong>Brexit will have an effect on both the European and UK private equity and real estate landscapes, but it is only a number of issues facing managers, says David Bailey, Director of Marketing and Communications at private equity fund administrator Augentius.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240927/brexit-impact-uk-private-equity-and-real-estate-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Real Estate Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:31:47 +0000 mkitchen 240927 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240926/irish-funds-annual-conference-marks-25-years-investment-funds-industry-ireland <p><strong><em>Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, kicked off its annual funds conference on Thursday, celebrating 25 years of the Association.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/24/240926/irish-funds-annual-conference-marks-25-years-investment-funds-industry-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:31:10 +0000 leahrenee09 240926 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Senior appointment strengthens Estera’s risk and compliance expertise http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240914/senior-appointment-strengthens-estera%E2%80%99s-risk-and-compliance-expertise <p><strong><em>Estera has bolstered its risk and compliance offering with the appointment of Risk and Compliance Director, Tui Iti who will be responsible for ensuring the company consistently adopts the highest global compliance standards across each of its international offices.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240914/senior-appointment-strengthens-estera%E2%80%99s-risk-and-compliance-expertise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:14:27 +0000 leahrenee09 240914 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Private equity real estate lawyer Robert Porter joins Skadden in London http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240911/private-equity-real-estate-lawyer-robert-porter-joins-skadden-london <p><em><strong>Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &amp; Flom has appointed private equity real estate lawyer Robert Porter Robert Porter as Of Counsel in the firm&rsquo;s London office.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240911/private-equity-real-estate-lawyer-robert-porter-joins-skadden-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:11:00 +0000 leahrenee09 240911 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk SHS invests in Tyromotion http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240910/shs-invests-tyromotion <p><strong><em>One of the funds managed by SHS Gesellschaft f&uuml;r Beteiligungsmanagement has invested in the Austrian company Tyromotion.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240910/shs-invests-tyromotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:09:58 +0000 leahrenee09 240910 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Equistone acquires coating specialist Sihl http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240907/equistone-acquires-coating-specialist-sihl <p><em><strong>Funds managed by Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) have acquired a majority stake in the Sihl Group (Sihl) alongside its current management, from Italian business Diatec Holding.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240907/equistone-acquires-coating-specialist-sihl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:06:38 +0000 leahrenee09 240907 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Verdant Leisure buys two premium parks in the North East http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240894/verdant-leisure-buys-two-premium-parks-north-east <p><strong><em>Palatine-backed Verdant Leisure has bought two premium leisure parks in County Durham for an undisclosed sum from Park Leisure Holiday Homes.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240894/verdant-leisure-buys-two-premium-parks-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:47:53 +0000 leahrenee09 240894 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Wynnchurch Capital appoints Caterpillar Mining executive to executive advisory board http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240893/wynnchurch-capital-appoints-caterpillar-mining-executive-executive-advisory-board <p><em><strong>Private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital has appointed Chris Curfman to its Executive Advisory Board.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240893/wynnchurch-capital-appoints-caterpillar-mining-executive-executive-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:46:59 +0000 leahrenee09 240893 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Pearl Capital Secures USD20m In Funding From Arena Investors http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240892/pearl-capital-secures-usd20m-funding-arena-investors <p><strong><em>Pearl Capital Business Funding, a provider of direct financing to small and midsize businesses, has closed on a USD20 million financing from Arena Investors, a New York-based global investment firm.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240892/pearl-capital-secures-usd20m-funding-arena-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:46:09 +0000 leahrenee09 240892 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk IFM Therapeutics raises USD27m Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and Abingworth http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240891/ifm-therapeutics-raises-usd27m-series-financing-led-atlas-venture-and-abingworth <p><em><strong>Biopharmaceutical company IFM Therapeutics has closed a USD27 million Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and Abingworth, with participation from Novartis.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240891/ifm-therapeutics-raises-usd27m-series-financing-led-atlas-venture-and-abingworth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:45:18 +0000 leahrenee09 240891 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk BlackFin Capital Partners launches EUR120m Europe focused FinTech venture fund http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240890/blackfin-capital-partners-launches-eur120m-europe-focused-fintech-venture-fund <p><strong><em>BlackFin Capital Partners is launching a new venture fund, focusing on FinTech opportunities across Europe.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240890/blackfin-capital-partners-launches-eur120m-europe-focused-fintech-venture-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:44:19 +0000 leahrenee09 240890 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk New chair for Invest Europe http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240884/new-chair-invest-europe <p><em><strong>Invest Europe has appointed Dr Gerry Murphy, Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Europe, as Chair of the Association. He succeeds Max R&ouml;mer, Founding Partner of Quadriga Capital.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240884/new-chair-invest-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Venture Capital Professional bodies Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:32:31 +0000 beverlychandler 240884 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Blackstone makes strategic investment in Marathon Asset Management http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240878/blackstone-makes-strategic-investment-marathon-asset-management <p><em><strong>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.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/06/23/240878/blackstone-makes-strategic-investment-marathon-asset-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:40:51 +0000 leahrenee09 240878 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk