Private Equity Wire - Daily News en MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016 <p><em><strong>Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments&rsquo; 2016 FY Performance.&nbsp;The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. </strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Investments Surveys & research Charities & Endowments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:40:08 +0000 beverlychandler 244996 at PaySimple secures USD115m investment from Providence Equity <p><em><strong>PaySimple, a service commerce platform for businesses, has secured a growth investment of USD115 million from&nbsp;Providence Strategic Growth (PSG).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:12:35 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244995 at Global Counsel appoints vice chairman <p><em><strong>Advisory firm Global Counsel has strengthened its London-based team with the appointment of Lord Paul Myners as vice chairman.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:09 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244994 at What next for EU economy? <p><em><strong>Nancy Curtin, Chief Investment Officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on the interest rate decision from the ECB&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macro Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:56:52 +0000 mkitchen 244993 at Ignition names Scott Coleman business development partner <p><em><strong>Ignition Partners, an early-stage business software venture capital firm, has appointed Scott Coleman as a business development partner in the firm&rsquo;s new Los Altos office.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:20:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244988 at President Trump would be bad for M&A, say dealmakers <p><em><strong>The outcome of the US presidential election represents a significant threat to merger and acquisition (M&amp;A) activity over the next six months, according to a survey of over 1,600 global dealmakers by Intralinks.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Mergers Surveys & research Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:13:17 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244985 at Pacific Fund Systems opens European HQ <p><em><strong>Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), the software company behind fund administration solution PFS-PAXUS, has opened its European operational headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:07:08 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244984 at KCP sees five times return on exit of Gear4Music <p><em><strong>Private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) has exited its interest in Gear4Music, selling its remaining shares for GBP9 million, which combined with earlier partial exits has generated a five times return on investment.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:47:27 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244983 at Katipult and Mangopay launch UK P2P lending solution <p><em><strong>Katipult has partnered with Mangopay to launch a disruptive lending solution in the UK, providing what it says is a &ldquo;secure and flexible transaction environment to manage the incoming and outgoing payment flows&rdquo;.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:44:52 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244974 at Ogier banking and finance head targets fund finance growth <p><em><strong>The new global head of Ogier&rsquo;s banking and finance practice has targeted growth in its global fund finance business, as the law firm announces a number of senior team changes.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/ogier-0">Ogier</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:42:04 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244973 at Modern Energy Management adds to project finance team <p><em><strong>Modern Energy Management (MEM), which delivers project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors, has appointed Jack Kneeland as head of finance and Supattana (Tina) Ngimhoung as financial controller.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:37:34 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244971 at Neuberger Berman closes USD750m NB Private Debt Fund II <p><em><strong>Neuberger Berman has closed the NB Private Debt Fund II with USD750 million of limited partner commitments.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:35:13 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244970 at Private equity capital distributions increase <p><strong><em>Preqin&rsquo;s latest update on private equity reports that 2015 witnessed record levels of capital distributions (USD443 billion), surpassing that of the previous record high in 2014, when fund managers return USD424 billion to investors.</em>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:01:42 +0000 beverlychandler 244961 at IFISA ‘attracting new P2P investors’ <p><em><strong>The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is attracting new investors to peer-to-peer (P2P) investing, and potentially opening up access to billions of pounds of financing for UK SMEs, according to Crowdstacker.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:40:58 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244958 at Temasek invests USD250m in Columbia Pacific’s China operations <p><em><strong>Asian healthcare provider Columbia Pacific Management is partnering with Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore, on a joint venture that will provide China&rsquo;s growing&nbsp;middle-class population with affordable, patient-centred care across healthcare and senior services.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:21:34 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244953 at SGX Sensortech sells Air Quality Sensors division <p><em><strong>Baird Capital&rsquo;s UK-headquartered BCPE II portfolio company SGX Sensortech has completed the sale of its Air Quality Sensors (AQS) division to US-based Amphenol Corporation.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:18:53 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244952 at Qube launches EUR300 million receivables finance programme for SMEs <p><em><strong>Qube Financing, a portfolio company of Principal Company, has launched a programme to provide EUR300 million in receivables finance for the SME market segment.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:17:07 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244951 at Clarus Risk acquires Laven Partners’ private equity risk practice <p><em><strong>Clarus Risk, an institutional risk solutions firm, is to acquire the private equity risk measurement practice and methodologies of Laven Partners, a consultancy and regulatory software publisher servicing the financial services industry.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:12:11 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244950 at Cinven to sell Avio <p><em><strong>Cinven has agreed the sale of Avio Space Propulsion, an international operator in space launchers and space propulsion, to Space2 and Leonardo-Finmeccanica together with Avio&rsquo;s management.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exits Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:28:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244949 at Centaur launches enhanced private equity and real estate fund services <p><em><strong>Centaur Fund Services has launched an enhanced fund services offering, which focuses on providing services to funds specialising in private equity, real estate, venture capital and fund of private equity strategies.</strong></em> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private Equity Fund administration Real Estate Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:17:59 +0000 Emily.Perryman 244947 at