Private Equity Wire - Daily News en Investec Bank arranges refinancing of 40MW Canadian Solar UK portfolio with Bayern LB <p><strong><em>Investec Bank has arranged the long term refinancing of a portfolio of four UK projects totalling 40MW solar portfolio owned by Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ). The long term debt was provided by Bayern LB after Investec ran competitive process for Canadian Solar.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Wed, 25 May 2016 15:23:34 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239932 at Mohammad Barraj joins Guggenheim KBBO <p><strong><em>Guggenheim KBBO Partners, a global financial services firm headquartered in Dubai, has hired Mohammad Barraj as a Managing Director of Investment Banking.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 25 May 2016 15:22:32 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239931 at Ergomed acquires Haemostatix <p><strong><em>Ergomed is acquiring Haemostatix from a group of UK-based VC investors including Albion Ventures, Catapult Ventures, Esperante, as well as Nesta and the Wellcome Trust for an initial consideration of GBP8.0 million, with a contingent consideration of GBP20.0 million.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Wed, 25 May 2016 15:21:35 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239930 at RINA to acquire Edif Group <p><em><strong>RINA is to acquire the entire share capital of Edif Group Limited (Edif), a portfolio company of Phoenix Equity Partners (Phoenix), for GBP118.5 million (around EUR151 million).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Wed, 25 May 2016 15:20:41 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239929 at Aquila Capital provides institutional investors with renewable energy infrastructure bond solution <p><strong><em>Aquila Capital is providing institutional investors with access to its latest diversified renewable energy portfolio &ndash; the Aquila Capital Renewables Fund III &ndash; via a bond solution.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 25 May 2016 15:19:43 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239928 at Malta’s new NAIF framework addresses speed to market issues, says MPG <p><strong><em>Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management &ndash; the speed to market &ndash; with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, according to Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Partners Group (MPG).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Surveys & research Wed, 25 May 2016 15:12:58 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239923 at First Nordic crowdfunded campaign now listed on stock exchange <p><em><strong>Swedish company reconstruction firm FrontOffice Nordic AB, which raised almost EUR600,000 from crowdfunding investors on FundedByMe in February 2016, has been listed on the Nordic Growth Market (NGM) stock exchange.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 25 May 2016 09:03:39 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239906 at AIG launches new equity crowdfunding insurance product to protect investors <p><strong><em>American International Group (AIG) has launched a new insurance product developed specifically to protect investors on equity crowdfunding platforms against issuer fraud.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 25 May 2016 09:02:25 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239905 at Inflexion sells CP Electronics to Legrand <p><strong><em>Inflexion has sold CP Electronics, the UK-based manufacturer of lighting control systems, to French industrial group, Legrand.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lettings & Sales Wed, 25 May 2016 08:49:11 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239904 at IK Investment Partners to acquire Marle from The Carlyle Group <p><strong><em>IK Investment Partners&rsquo; IK VII Fund is to acquire a majority stake in Marle International SAS (Marle), an independent implant contract manufacturing company in Europe, from The Carlyle Group.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Wed, 25 May 2016 08:48:18 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239903 at BlueJack Energy Solutions secures USD100m PE commitment from Energy Spectrum Capital <p><strong><em>BlueJack Energy Solutions has secured an initial equity commitment of up to USD100 million from Energy Spectrum Capital through Energy Spectrum Partners VII (Fund VII).&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Wed, 25 May 2016 08:47:17 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239902 at Bloomz secures USD2.3m in capital investment <p><strong><em>The pre-K&ndash;8 community and messaging app Bloomz has secured USD2.3 million in capital investment roiund backed by 8VC, ff Venture Capital, Founder&#39;s Co-op, CorrelationVC, Wisemont Capital, Acequia Capital, and individuals such as Chris Liddell and Charlie Songhurst.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Wed, 25 May 2016 08:46:17 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239901 at Antares Capital supports MidOcean Partners’ acquisition of Travelpro Group Holdings <p><strong><em>Antares Capital is serving as administrative agent and joint lead arranger on a new USD58 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Travelpro Group Holdings Inc by MidOcean Partners.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Wed, 25 May 2016 08:45:23 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239900 at Ampersand-backed Avista Pharma Solutions expands contract testing facilities <p><strong><em>Avista Pharma Solutions, a portfolio company of private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners, has initiated a significant expansion and enhancement of its contract testing facility in Agawam, Massachusetts.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Wed, 25 May 2016 08:44:27 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239899 at March Capital Partners launches inaugural USD240m fund <p><em><strong>March Capital Partners, founded by Jim Armstrong, Sumant Mandal, Gregory Milken and Jamie Montgomery, has held the final close of its first fund, totalling USD240 million in commitments.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Wed, 25 May 2016 08:43:32 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239898 at LDC invests in Giacom <p><strong><em>Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the management buyout of Hull-based Giacom World Networks (Giacom), a cloud IT and communications solutions provider, for an undisclosed sum.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Wed, 25 May 2016 08:27:04 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239897 at British Business Bank research shows 58 per cent increase in equity investment in 2015 <p><strong><em>The British Business Bank has published its second annual Equity Tracker Report, which shows a 58 per cent increase in equity investments into UK smaller businesses in 2015 to a total value of GBP3.5 billion.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Wed, 25 May 2016 08:10:12 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239886 at Investec and Barclays support Nationwide Accident’s DWA Automotive acquisition <p><em><strong>Investec Growth &amp; Acquisition Finance and Barclays have supported the Carlyle-backed, Nationwide Accident Repair Services in its acquisition of DWS Automotive Repair Solutions Ltd.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Tue, 24 May 2016 15:15:21 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239877 at HC Caucasus, GCF and Hunnewell invest USD120m in cement and concrete production facilities in Georgia <p><strong><em>HeidelbergCement Caucasus (HC Caucasus), Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners (Hunnewell) have agreed a USD120 million joint investment project to upgrade HeidelbergCement&rsquo;s existing cement and concrete facilities in Georgia.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Tue, 24 May 2016 15:14:19 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239876 at Equistone-backed Fircroft completes Australian bolt-on <p><strong><em>Fircroft has strengthened its position in the mining, minerals and natural resources industries with the acquisition of Australian-based One Key Resources.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Tue, 24 May 2016 15:13:19 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 239875 at