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OpenGate Capital to sell Kotkamills to Finnish PE firm MB Fund

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 21:30

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital is to sell one of its portfolio companies, Kotkamills Oy, to MB Funds, an independent Finnish private equity firm focused on acquisitions in the Nordic market.  »

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Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds acquire minority stake in CSC ServiceWorks

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 20:30

Funds managed by the private equity business of Neuberger Berman have acquired a minority interest in CSC ServiceWorks (CSC). Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

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Lonsdale Capital Partners expands team with second new hire of 2015

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 19:30

Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity firm focussed on the smaller end of the market, has appointed Andrew Chetwood as an Associate.  »

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Acuity Trading secures PE funding

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 18:30

Acuity Trading, the UK news analytics company, has secured SEIS financing to accelerate the company’s growth in to the retail financial market and fund development of its sentiment-based products.  »

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Guy Hands to headline Guernsey Funds Forum 2015

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 18:00

Guy Hands (pictured), Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited, will be the keynote speaker at the Guernsey Funds Forum 2015. »

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VPC promotes five to leadership team

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 14:30

Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments, has promoted five investment professionals in its Chicago office to the firm’s leadership team. »

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Arma Partners advises Multifonds on EUR235m sale to Temenos

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 14:00

Arma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to IGEFI Group, a Summit Partners portfolio company, on its sale to Temenos Group, a software to financial institutions, in a EUR235 million deal. »

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Agiltas makes Swedish acquisition

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 09:00

Private equity firm Agilitas’ portfolio company Recover Nordic has acquired Relita Industri och Skadeservice (Relita), one of the largest providers of damage control services in Sweden.  »

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The rise of shadow banking continues as direct lending is set for strong growth in 2015

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 06:00

Direct lending is set to become an established asset class in Europe, with robust growth estimates over the next 12 months, says Moody's Investors Service.  »

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CDPQ and Hermes Infrastructure acquire 40% stake in Eurostar from the Government

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 21:00

Patina Rail, a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure, is to acquire a 40% shareholding in Eurostar International Limited from the UK Government. »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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