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Private equity continues to outperform public markets in Europe

The gradual economic improvement in Europe, increasingly liquid debt markets and stronger IPO market conditions supported an increase in exit activity of PE-backed businesses in 2013. »


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Impact Ventures UK targets social housing with third investment

Social impact fund Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) has earmarked GBP2 million for investment in a joint venture (JV) with Glasgow-based social enterprise Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC. »


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BuyAndSellItAll adopts ‘managed investing’ approach to private equity

BuyAndSellItAll Inc has adopted a new management approach to private equity because it believes that the traditional angel investing model is broken. »


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Beringea leads Incontext Solutions’ USD12m Series D round

Beringea, the growth capital investor that manages the ProVen Venture Capital Trusts, has made a USD4 million (GBP2.4 million) commitment to InContext Solutions as part of a USD12 million round. »


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James Cowper strengthens corporate finance team

Thames Valley and South Coast accountants and business advisers James Cowper has strengthened its corporate finance team with the appointment of Caleb Lewington.  »


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DN Capital raises USD200m for third European venture and growth fund

DN Capital has raised USD200 million (EUR144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. »


Euros

IK-backed Solina refinances debt

The Solina group, a food ingredients supplier, has completed the refinancing of its debt with the partial reimbursement of its shareholder loans. »


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Glennmont closes fund II at EUR500m

Glennmont Partners has closed its second fund, Clean Energy Fund II, having raised EUR500 million, the maximum amount permitted, exceeding its target of EUR450 million.  »


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Castle Hall launches ReportLab-powered platform for HF and PE due diligence reporting

Castle Hall Alternatives, an operational due diligence specialist focused on hedge funds, private equity funds and long-only funds, has teamed up with ReportLab to launch the OpsDiligence platform. »


London

Thomas Schulz appointed head of Noerr London

Dr Thomas Schulz will take over as the head of German law firm Noerr’s London office from 1 September 2014 succeeding Dr Hans Radau. »


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