Private Equity Wire - Daily News en ESMA consults on future reporting rules for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:19:45 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244235 at Noerr advises Linio on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:17:27 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244234 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244233 at HIG WhiteHorse provide financing for Capvisā€™ acquisition of Gotha Cosmetics in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:12:31 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244232 at Falfurrias Capital Partners buys stake in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:09:14 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244231 at OPEC announcement is not a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oil Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:17:21 +0000 mkitchen 244221 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:06:17 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244215 at LDC backs MBO of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:04:53 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244214 at Karamba Security secures investment from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Cybersecurity Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:02:39 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244213 at Unlisted infrastructure debt market gaining in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:43:44 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244205 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:40:53 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244204 at WorldQuant Ventures invests in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:39:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244203 at Advent International to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:36:52 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244202 at MPG appoints head of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:07:58 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244179 at Pamlico sells T2 Systems to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:05:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244178 at NewAlpha invests in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:50 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244177 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:09 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244176 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Venture Capital Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:28:14 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244161 at GM&C Life Sciences Fund invests in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:24:28 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244160 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:21:57 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244151 at