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Weekly Brief: High dispersion of hedge funds' returns in panic markets

Weekly Brief: High dispersion of hedge funds' returns in panic markets

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 14:50

The deflation and growth scares morphed into a vicious cycle last week. Multiple trading anomalies were observed, especially on Monday, suggesting that systematic and algorithmic trading amplified the sell-off. »

Grant & Eisenhofer Secures USD148m recovery for shareholders of Dole Food

Grant & Eisenhofer Secures USD148m recovery for shareholders of Dole Food

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 13:28

In a decisive shareholder victory, the Delaware Court of Chancery has found that the two most senior officers of Dole Food Co breached their fiduciary duties in structuring a 2013 buyout of the iconic producer of fresh fruits and vegetables that drastically undervalued the company to the detriment of stockholders. »

Altium advises on GBP125m sale of Bifold to Rotork

Altium advises on GBP125m sale of Bifold to Rotork

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 13:23

Mid-market private equity house LDC has exited its investment in oil and gas engineering business Bifold Group to Rotork. »

MagicCube Raises USD2.2m in seed round from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, and private investors

MagicCube Raises USD2.2m in seed round from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, and private investors

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 13:12

MagicCube announced has raised USD2.2 million in a seed round of funding from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, as well as Bialla Venture Partners and private investors. »

Record 290 Central and Eastern European companies receive PE and VC investment in 2014

Record 290 Central and Eastern European companies receive PE and VC investment in 2014

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 13:09

A record 290 companies in Central and Eastern Europe received private equity and venture capital investment in 2014, as capital invested by funds across the region increased by 66 per cent on previous year to EUR1.3 billion. »

Corporate and M&A lawyer joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office

Corporate and M&A lawyer joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 07:53

Tony Wang Has joined O’Melveney & Myers as a partner in the firm’s Newport Beach office.  »

Viola Private Equity invests up to USD28.4m in Itmar Medical

Viola Private Equity invests up to USD28.4m in Itmar Medical

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 07:43

Viola Private Equity is to invest up to USD28.4 million in Itamar Medical becoming the company’s largest shareholder. Viola intends to work closely with the company's management to accelerate growth and market expansion. »

Coillte sells telecoms infrastructure business to InfraVia

Coillte sells telecoms infrastructure business to InfraVia

Fri, 28/08/2015 - 07:40

InfraVia Capital Partners (InfraVia), a French investment fund, has agreed to purchase Coillte’s portfolio of telecommunications assets for an undisclosed sum. »

IoM government seeks private investment managers for GBP50m Enterprise Development Fund

IoM government seeks private investment managers for GBP50m Enterprise Development Fund

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:30

The Isle of Man Government Treasury is seeking private investment managers for the island’s proposed Enterprise Development Fund. The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12pm Thursday 3 September. »

Benson Hill Biosystems secures USD7.3m Series A financing

Benson Hill Biosystems secures USD7.3m Series A financing

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 15:15

Benson Hill Biosystems has secured an investment of USD7.3 million in its Series A round of financing. The funding will be used to further advance its PSKbase, a computational and systems biology-based platform that helps technology developers and breeders identify promising strategies to increase genetic gain in crop plants.  »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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