Private Equity Wire - Daily News http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/ en ESMA consults on future reporting rules for securities financing transactions http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244235/esma-consults-future-reporting-rules-securities-financing-transactions <p><em><strong>The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a consultation paper on draft technical standards implementing the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), which aims to increase the transparency of shadow banking activities.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244235/esma-consults-future-reporting-rules-securities-financing-transactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:19:45 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244235 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Noerr advises Linio on EUR50m funding http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244234/noerr-advises-linio-eur50m-funding <p><em><strong>Noerr has advised Linio Holding on a Series D financing round for EUR50 million.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244234/noerr-advises-linio-eur50m-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244234 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Keensight joins 2020 Carbon Initiative http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244233/keensight-joins-2020-carbon-initiative <p><em><strong>Private equity investor Keensight Capital has signed the 2020 Carbon Initiative (IC20), a private equity initiative dedicated to managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions among portfolio companies.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244233/keensight-joins-2020-carbon-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244233 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk HIG WhiteHorse provide financing for Capvisā€™ acquisition of Gotha Cosmetics in Italy http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244232/hig-whitehorse-provide-financing-capvis%E2%80%99-acquisition-gotha-cosmetics-italy <p><em><strong>HIG WhiteHorse, a credit affiliate of global investment firm HIG Capital, has supported Gotha Cosmetics&rsquo; acquisition by Capvis Equity IV, a fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners, by providing funding to support a EUR65 million unitranche facility arranged by Credit Suisse.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244232/hig-whitehorse-provide-financing-capvis%E2%80%99-acquisition-gotha-cosmetics-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:12:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244232 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Falfurrias Capital Partners buys stake in Marquis Software Solutions http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244231/falfurrias-capital-partners-buys-stake-marquis-software-solutions <p><em><strong>Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, has purchased a majority interest in Marquis Software Solutions.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244231/falfurrias-capital-partners-buys-stake-marquis-software-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:09:14 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244231 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk OPEC announcement is not a game changer http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244221/opec-announcement-not-game-changer <p><em><strong>Jade Fu (pictured), Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, comments on OPEC&rsquo;s (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) surprise announcement to cut production&hellip;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244221/opec-announcement-not-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oil Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:17:21 +0000 mkitchen 244221 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Proskauer adds private investments lawyer Monica Arora http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244215/proskauer-adds-private-investments-lawyer-monica-arora <p><em><strong>International law firm Proskauer has appointed Monica Arora as a partner in the firm&rsquo;s private investment funds group in New York.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244215/proskauer-adds-private-investments-lawyer-monica-arora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:06:17 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244215 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk LDC backs MBO of PAW Holdings http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244214/ldc-backs-mbo-paw-holdings <p><em><strong>Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of PAW Holdings to support the company&rsquo;s growth strategy.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244214/ldc-backs-mbo-paw-holdings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:04:53 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244214 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Karamba Security secures investment from Fontinalis Partners http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244213/karamba-security-secures-investment-fontinalis-partners <p><em><strong>Karamba Security, a company that develops autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244213/karamba-security-secures-investment-fontinalis-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Cybersecurity Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:02:39 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244213 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Unlisted infrastructure debt market gaining in prominence http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244205/unlisted-infrastructure-debt-market-gaining-prominence <p><em><strong>Debt is becoming a more significant part of the unlisted infrastructure fund industry following strong fundraising activity in recent years, according to Preqin.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244205/unlisted-infrastructure-debt-market-gaining-prominence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:43:44 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244205 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Inverness Graham sells Global ID http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244204/inverness-graham-sells-global-id <p><em><strong>Private investment firm Inverness Graham has sold Global ID Group, a food safety and testing company that addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the food industry. &nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244204/inverness-graham-sells-global-id" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:40:53 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244204 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk WorldQuant Ventures invests in Benzinga http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244203/worldquant-ventures-invests-benzinga <p><em><strong>WorldQuant Ventures, an angel investment firm focused on disruptive companies in technology, with a particular focus on data and finance, has invested in Benzinga, an originator of actionable financial insights and data.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244203/worldquant-ventures-invests-benzinga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:39:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244203 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Advent International to acquire Safran Identity & Security http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244202/advent-international-acquire-safran-identity-security <p><em><strong>Private equity investor Advent International has entered into exclusive negotiations with Safran to acquire Safran Identity &amp; Security (Safran I&amp;S), a specialist in identity and security solutions.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/30/244202/advent-international-acquire-safran-identity-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:36:52 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244202 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk MPG appoints head of capital markets team http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244179/mpg-appoints-head-capital-markets-team <p><em><strong>Asset management boutique Managing Partners Group (MPG) has appointed Philip Eaton Richards as head of its capital markets team as it expands its asset-backed securities (ABS) business based in Malta.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244179/mpg-appoints-head-capital-markets-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:07:58 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244179 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Pamlico sells T2 Systems to Thoma Bravo http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244178/pamlico-sells-t2-systems-thoma-bravo <p><em><strong>Middle market private equity firm Pamlico Capital has sold T2 Systems to tech-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244178/pamlico-sells-t2-systems-thoma-bravo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:05:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244178 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk NewAlpha invests in mobile payments company Lydia http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244177/newalpha-invests-mobile-payments-company-lydia <p><em><strong>NewAlpha Asset Management&rsquo;s French venture capital fund has made its fourth investment, participating in the EUR7 million fundraising held by Lydia Solutions, a French mobile payments company.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244177/newalpha-invests-mobile-payments-company-lydia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:50 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244177 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Allied Minds and GE Ventures form alliance http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244176/allied-minds-and-ge-ventures-form-alliance <p><em><strong>Allied Minds and GE Ventures have formed an alliance to jointly identify and commercialise next-generation technologies.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244176/allied-minds-and-ge-ventures-form-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:09 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244176 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Octopus Labs selects first five Fintech accelerator firms http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244161/octopus-labs-selects-first-five-fintech-accelerator-firms <p><em><strong>Octopus Labs has selected five businesses to join its new Fintech accelerator, which kicks off in October.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244161/octopus-labs-selects-first-five-fintech-accelerator-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Venture Capital Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:28:14 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244161 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk GM&C Life Sciences Fund invests in SwabTech http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244160/gmc-life-sciences-fund-invests-swabtech <p><em><strong>Catapult Ventures, manager of the GM&amp;C Life Sciences Fund, has made a GBP500,000 investment in Manchester-based SwabTech to further develop and commercialise its automated Surgical Swab-Washer, enhancing blood recovery and reuse during high blood loss surgical procedures.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244160/gmc-life-sciences-fund-invests-swabtech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:24:28 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244160 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Samir Sikka and Estancia launch Sapience Investments http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244151/samir-sikka-and-estancia-launch-sapience-investments <p><em><strong>Samir Sikka, former lead portfolio manager of the Pelican Value Equity team at Wells Capital Management, has teamed up with Estancia Capital Partners launch Sapience Investments, a private, independent investment management firm offering high conviction small and SMID cap value equity strategies.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/09/29/244151/samir-sikka-and-estancia-launch-sapience-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:21:57 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244151 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk