Private Equity Wire - Daily News http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/ en Sycamore Partners acquires NBG Home http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251171/sycamore-partners-acquires-nbg-home <p><em><strong>Sycamore Partners has acquired NBG Home, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of affordable home d&eacute;cor products, from Kohlberg &amp; Company.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251171/sycamore-partners-acquires-nbg-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:04:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251171 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk CVC to acquire majority stake in Breitling http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251170/cvc-acquire-majority-stake-breitling <p><em><strong>CVC Capital Partners&rsquo; CVC Fund VI has agreed to acquire an 80 per cent stake in Breitling, a family-owned manufacturer of Swiss luxury watches.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251170/cvc-acquire-majority-stake-breitling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:02:41 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251170 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Top 10 IT security audit gaps and how to avoid them http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/features/ezecastle/top-10-it-security-audit-gaps-and-how-avoid-them <p><em><strong>When it comes to cybersecurity, the list of potential gaps is expansive ranging from technology to human. To help identify where your firm may be lacking, here is a list of the top 10 most commonly identified gaps found during an IT audit/risk assessment.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-override-template"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ezecastle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-hide-from-newsfeed"> <div class="field-label">hide from minis-ite news feed:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> display on news feed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/features/ezecastle/top-10-it-security-audit-gaps-and-how-avoid-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:20:01 +0000 mkitchen 251158 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Assetz Capital appoints director to oversee South Wales operations http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251153/assetz-capital-appoints-director-oversee-south-wales-operations <p><em><strong>Peer-to-peer finance platform Assetz Capital has appointed Mark Standley, the former branch manager at Handelsbanken Cardiff and Bridgend, to oversee the firm&rsquo;s expansion plans for South Wales. &nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251153/assetz-capital-appoints-director-oversee-south-wales-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:54:23 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251153 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk IK Investment Partners to acquire Colisee http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251149/ik-investment-partners-acquire-colisee <p><em><strong>IK Investment Partners&rsquo; IK VIII Fund has reached an agreement with Eurazeo PME and the management team to acquire a majority stake in Colis&eacute;e Group, a specialist in the elderly care segment in France.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251149/ik-investment-partners-acquire-colisee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251149 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Global fintech market sees quiet Q1 as M&A slows and VC funding holds steady http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251135/global-fintech-market-sees-quiet-q1-ma-slows-and-vc-funding-holds-steady <p><em><strong>Global fintech investment got off to a soft start in Q1 2017, with the total invested globally at USD3.2 billion, down from USD4.15 billion in Q4 2016, according to the Q1 2017 edition of The Pulse of Fintech &ndash; KPMG International&#39;s quarterly report on fintech investment.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251135/global-fintech-market-sees-quiet-q1-ma-slows-and-vc-funding-holds-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Mergers Surveys & research Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:04:43 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251135 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk GFM FundTech 2017 Awards - Voting now open http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/02/23/248985/gfm-fundtech-2017-awards-voting-now-open <p><em><strong>From risk management to regulatory reporting and trading and execution to cybersecurity and compliance, technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in the investment and asset management space. And at GFM, we want to salute the key players who are delivering outstanding tech-based products and services to the industry with the new GFM FundTech Awards.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/02/23/248985/gfm-fundtech-2017-awards-voting-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:03:29 +0000 mkitchen 248985 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Sumeru makes USD120m investment in Snow Software http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251140/sumeru-makes-usd120m-investment-snow-software <p><em><strong>Snow Software, a provider of software asset management (SAM) and cloud spend management solutions, has secured a USD120 million investment from Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP) and Ontario Pension Board (OPB).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251140/sumeru-makes-usd120m-investment-snow-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:01:39 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251140 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk RDIF and JBIC agree key terms for Russia-Japan Investment Fund http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251139/rdif-and-jbic-agree-key-terms-russia-japan-investment-fund <p><em><strong>The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have agreed the key terms and conditions for the establishment and operation of Russia-Japan Investment Fund.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251139/rdif-and-jbic-agree-key-terms-russia-japan-investment-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:58:42 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251139 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk ChromaCode raises USD12m in Series B fundraising http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251138/chromacode-raises-usd12m-series-b-fundraising <p><em><strong>ChromaCode has raised USD12 million in Series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from existing investors Domain Associates, who led the Series A round in 2015, and Okapi Ventures.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251138/chromacode-raises-usd12m-series-b-fundraising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:55:47 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251138 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk K&L Gates expands investment management practice in New York http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251137/kl-gates-expands-investment-management-practice-new-york <p><em><strong>Eden L Rohrer has joined the New York office of K&amp;L Gates as a partner in the&nbsp;investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251137/kl-gates-expands-investment-management-practice-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:52:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251137 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk EisnerAmper alt investment conference to examine issues facing hedge fund and PE firms http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251136/eisneramper-alt-investment-conference-examine-issues-facing-hedge-fund-and-pe-firm <p><em><strong>EisnerAmper is to hold its second annual Alternative Investment Summit at the New-York Historical Society on 12 June, followed by an evening reception.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/28/251136/eisneramper-alt-investment-conference-examine-issues-facing-hedge-fund-and-pe-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Events Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:47:46 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251136 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Winton and Amadeus Capital Partners invest in Exonar http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251131/winton-and-amadeus-capital-partners-invest-exonar <p><em><strong>Winton Group has invested GBP750,000 as part of a GBP1.25 million investment round into Exonar, a specialist in compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251131/winton-and-amadeus-capital-partners-invest-exonar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:14:42 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251131 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk eQ establishes first private credit fund http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251130/eq-establishes-first-private-credit-fund <p><em><strong>eQ Asset Management has established its first private credit fund, raising EUR90 million in a first and final closing on 31 March 2017.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251130/eq-establishes-first-private-credit-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:13:15 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251130 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Congenica receives investments from BGI, Healthlink and Future Planet http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251119/congenica-receives-investments-bgi-healthlink-and-future-planet <p><em><strong>Congenica, a specialist in clinical genomics software for inherited diseases, has completed a Series B funding round with additional investments from BGI Genomics, Healthlink Capital and Future Planet Capital.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251119/congenica-receives-investments-bgi-healthlink-and-future-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:24:20 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251119 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Jersey Funds Association chair highlights reasons for future confidence at annual dinner http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251116/jersey-funds-association-chair-highlights-reasons-future-confidence-annual-dinner <p><em><strong>Global trends to increase allocations to alternative assets should give managers confidence in the future of Jersey&rsquo;s funds industry, according to the chairman of the Jersey Funds Association (JFA).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251116/jersey-funds-association-chair-highlights-reasons-future-confidence-annual-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Events Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:12:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251116 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Martin Currieā€™s Sheasby appointed to PRI ESG Engagements advisory committee http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251115/martin-currie%E2%80%99s-sheasby-appointed-pri-esg-engagements-advisory-committee <p><em><strong>David Sheasby, head of governance and sustainability at Martin Currie, has been appointed to the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) ESG Engagements advisory committee.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251115/martin-currie%E2%80%99s-sheasby-appointed-pri-esg-engagements-advisory-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:09:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251115 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Annual private equity research from MJ Hudson shows increased fund governance http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251103/annual-private-equity-research-mj-hudson-shows-increased-fund-governance <p><em><strong>MJ Hudson&rsquo;s annual Private Equity Fund Terms Research for 2017 finds that there has been improved GP/LP alignment through stronger fund governance in the private equity world. </strong></em></p><p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251103/annual-private-equity-research-mj-hudson-shows-increased-fund-governance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White papers Private Equity Surveys & research Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:45:03 +0000 beverlychandler 251103 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Noerr advises Aurelius on Secop sale http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251091/noerr-advises-aurelius-secop-sale <p><em><strong>Noerr has advised listed venture capital company Aurelius Equity Opportunities on the largest exit in the company&rsquo;s history to date &ndash; the sale of The Secop Group, which has production facilities and branches worldwide, to Japanese group Nidec at a valuation of EUR185 million.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251091/noerr-advises-aurelius-secop-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:35:27 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251091 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Energy Hunter secures USD3m funding commitment http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251090/energy-hunter-secures-usd3m-funding-commitment <p><em><strong>Energy Hunter Resources has closed a new GBP3 million funding round.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2017/04/27/251090/energy-hunter-secures-usd3m-funding-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:33:30 +0000 Emily.Perryman 251090 at 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