Private Equity Wire - Daily News http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/ en Keensight invests in LINKBYNET to support its growth and international expansion http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241926/keensight-invests-linkbynet-support-its-growth-and-international-expansion <p><em><strong>Private equity firm Keensight Capital has acquired a stake in the capital of LINKBYNET, a provider of outsourced IT services, cloud computing and security.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241926/keensight-invests-linkbynet-support-its-growth-and-international-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:17:03 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241926 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Duet Private Equity teams with AMCON to launch Nigeria FMCG Fund http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241925/duet-private-equity-teams-amcon-launch-nigeria-fmcg-fund <p><em><strong>Duet Private Equity and AMCON (Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria) are to establish an investment fund focused on Nigeria&rsquo;s FMCG sector.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241925/duet-private-equity-teams-amcon-launch-nigeria-fmcg-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Launches & Fundraising Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:15:28 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241925 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Victory Park Capital provides USD25 million credit facility for West Creek Financial http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241898/victory-park-capital-provides-usd25-million-credit-facility-west-creek-financial <p><strong><em>Victory Park Capital (VPC), an investment firm focused on private middle market debt and equity investments, has provided a USD25 million senior secured credit facility to West Creek Financial, a point-of-sale lease-to-own provider.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241898/victory-park-capital-provides-usd25-million-credit-facility-west-creek-financial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:44:58 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241898 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Peak Ventures leads USD2m seed investment in FinTech startup ZipBooks http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241897/peak-ventures-leads-usd2m-seed-investment-fintech-startup-zipbooks <p><em><strong>Seed-stage venture fund Peak Ventures has led a USD2 million seed round investment in&nbsp;accounting software&nbsp;startup ZipBooks, with participation from Pelion Venture Partners, Liquid 2 Ventures and existing angel investors.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241897/peak-ventures-leads-usd2m-seed-investment-fintech-startup-zipbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:43:57 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241897 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Livingston makes trio of promotions http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241896/livingston-makes-trio-promotions <p><em><strong>Livingstone, the international mid-market M&amp;A and debt advisory firm, has promoted Neil Smith to director and Harsha Wickremasinghe and Lewis Gray to associate.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241896/livingston-makes-trio-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:42:28 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241896 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Genesys secures investment from Hellman & Friedman at USD3.8bn valuation http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241889/genesys-secures-investment-hellman-friedman-usd38bn-valuation <p><em><strong>Affiliates of private equity firm Hellman &amp; Friedman are to make a USD900 million investment to acquire a substantial equity stake in Genesys, a specialist in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, from existing equity holders.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/22/241889/genesys-secures-investment-hellman-friedman-usd38bn-valuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:20:41 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241889 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Proactive approach will put Jersey’s funds industry in a strong position says new JFA chairman http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241879/proactive-approach-will-put-jersey%E2%80%99s-funds-industry-strong-position-says-new-jfa-c <p><em><strong>Jersey&rsquo;s&nbsp;proactive approach to developing new funds legislation together with its commitment to enhancing links with overseas markets&nbsp;will ensure its funds industry can look forward to a positive future, according to Mike Byrne (pictured), the new Chairman of the Jersey Funds Association (JFA).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241879/proactive-approach-will-put-jersey%E2%80%99s-funds-industry-strong-position-says-new-jfa-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:35:38 +0000 mkitchen 241879 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Guernsey remains on course for third country passport following positive ESMA recommendation http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241878/guernsey-remains-course-third-country-passport-following-positive-esma-recommendat <p><em><strong>The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has further recommended Guernsey for a &lsquo;third country&rsquo; passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241878/guernsey-remains-course-third-country-passport-following-positive-esma-recommendat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:25:16 +0000 mkitchen 241878 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk African private equity specialist DPI to invest in B.TECH http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241877/african-private-equity-specialist-dpi-invest-btech <p><em><strong>Development Partners International (DPI), an African private equity specialist with USD1.1 billion under management, is to invest EGP300 million through its ADP II fund in Egyptian household appliances and electronics retailer B.TECH.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241877/african-private-equity-specialist-dpi-invest-btech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:21:33 +0000 mkitchen 241877 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Lawson Conner assists XIO Group launch in the UK http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241921/lawson-conner-assists-xio-group-launch-uk <p><em><strong>Compliance and regulatory firm Lawson Conner has added XIO Group to its stable of private equity clients.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241921/lawson-conner-assists-xio-group-launch-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:13:00 +0000 mkitchen 241921 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Woodbridge International appoints Georges Hazan to lead Paris office http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241861/woodbridge-international-appoints-georges-hazan-lead-paris-office <p><em><strong>Woodbridge International, a global mergers and acquisitions firm, has appointed M&amp;A professional Georges Hazan to its team of investment bankers.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241861/woodbridge-international-appoints-georges-hazan-lead-paris-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:02:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241861 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Clearwater International advises Union Square on its sale to Deltek http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241865/clearwater-international-advises-union-square-its-sale-deltek <p><em><strong>Clearwater International has advised Union Square, a provider of information management software to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, on its sale to Deltek.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241865/clearwater-international-advises-union-square-its-sale-deltek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:48:41 +0000 mkitchen 241865 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Sanne appoints compliance director in London http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241859/sanne-appoints-compliance-director-london <p><em><strong>Sanne Group, a provider of outsourced corporate, fund and private client administration, reporting and fiduciary services, has appointed Andrew Shrimpton as compliance director with immediate effect.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241859/sanne-appoints-compliance-director-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Moves & Appointments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:44:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241859 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk NAIC partnership aims to increase number of women in private equity http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241857/naic-partnership-aims-increase-number-women-private-equity <p><em><strong>The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the industry association for diverse-owned and emerging private equity firms and hedge funds, has launched a new initiative to increase the number of women entering and advancing in the private equity industry.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241857/naic-partnership-aims-increase-number-women-private-equity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Professional bodies Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:30:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241857 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Lawson Conner assists XIO Group launch in the UK http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241855/lawson-conner-assists-xio-group-launch-uk <p><em><strong>Compliance and regulatory firm Lawson Conner has added XIO Group to its stable of private equity clients.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241855/lawson-conner-assists-xio-group-launch-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:15:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241855 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Evercore to transfer ownership and control of Mexican private equity business to firm’s principals http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241852/evercore-transfer-ownership-and-control-mexican-private-equity-business-firm%E2%80%99s-pri <p><em><strong>Evercore is to transfer the control of its Mexican private equity business Evercore Mexico Capital Partners (EMCP) to a new entity formed by the existing principals of the business.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/21/241852/evercore-transfer-ownership-and-control-mexican-private-equity-business-firm%E2%80%99s-pri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Moves & Appointments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:05:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241852 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk CoInvestor makes senior hires to drive strategic direction http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241841/coinvestor-makes-senior-hires-drive-strategic-direction <p><em><strong>CoInvestor, a new alternative assets platform for sophisticated private investors, has made a wave of senior appointments to strengthen its board and advisory board, and help guide the business through its early stage growth as it seeks to transform the alternative asset investment landscape in the UK.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241841/coinvestor-makes-senior-hires-drive-strategic-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:51:32 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241841 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Idinvest Partners appoints Stephanie Courtadon as head of marketing http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241840/idinvest-partners-appoints-stephanie-courtadon-head-marketing <p><em><strong>Idinvest Partners, a European private equity investor, has appointed St&eacute;phanie Courtadon as head of marketing with responsibility for both marketing and the RFP process.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241840/idinvest-partners-appoints-stephanie-courtadon-head-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:47:58 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241840 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Guideline raises USD7m series A led by Propel Venture Partners http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241839/guideline-raises-usd7m-series-led-propel-venture-partners <p><em><strong>Online retirement planning start-up Guideline has completed a USD7 million series A round of financing led by Propel Venture Partners, with participation by existing investors including NEA and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241839/guideline-raises-usd7m-series-led-propel-venture-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:45:57 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241839 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk Bpifrance invests EUR95m in French private hospital group http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241838/bpifrance-invests-eur95m-french-private-hospital-group <p><em><strong>Bpifrance is making a EUR95&nbsp;million investment in M&eacute;diP&ocirc;le Partenaires to support the company&rsquo;s growth strategy.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk/2016/07/20/241838/bpifrance-invests-eur95m-french-private-hospital-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:44:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 241838 at http://www.privateequitywire.co.uk